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Heathcliff House Information


Want a great place to stay while you explore and discover South Devon? Welcome to our home! Relax and unwind at Heathcliff House. Located in a central position in Torquay, just 200 metres from Agatha Christie’s birthplace on Barton Road, 6 miles from her home at Greenway, and 300 metres from All Saints Church where she was baptised, Heathcliff House is a great base for exploring other sites on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail. With great transport links, you will easily be able to discover the 16 National Trust and 8 English Heritage sites located within 20 miles of Heathcliff House, and explore the 30 Geopark sites and 22 miles of beach in Torbay. This historic Victorian villa was once Torre Vicarage, Agatha Christie and the Miller family frequently visited for tea. Agatha Christie drew on these early experiences and consulted with family friend and Vicar of Torre, the Reverend Harry Petty, on ecclesiastical matters when writing the first Miss Marple novel, Murder at the Vicarage (1930). You can expect high quality bed and breakfast accommodation with free on site car parking and complimentary wi-fi available throughout the property. Guests recognise the exceptional service and freshly prepared, cooked to order “amazing breakfast”! You can be certain of a warm welcome, arrive as guests, leave as friends! • Connections to Agatha Christie • Visit England four star guest accommodation • Historic Victorian Villa • Surroundings in which to relax and unwind • Excellent guest reviews • Breakfasts prepared with locally sourced foods • Free on-site parking for guests, one parking space for each room • Less than a mile to seafront, shops and restaurants • Less than 300 metres from Torre Railway Station • Less than a mile from Torquay Railway Station • Half a mile from Torquay Coach Station • On the Number 12 bus route between Newton Abbot and Brixham


  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • WiFi internet
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Housekeeping - daily


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Bowling alley
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Golf - miniature
  • Horse racing
  • Kayaking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Snorkelling
  • Squash court
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Wine tasting


View our accessibility guide on our website


Check in: 14:00 till 19:00
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:30
Child Policy: Adults only
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Bed and Breakfast
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Train from Torre Railway Station (0.2 miles)
    Take the Newton Road exit from the station and turn right onto Newton Road Heathcliff House is located 300 yards along the road on the right hand side The route is mostly flat
  • Train from Torquay Station (0.9 miles)
    Exit station onto Rathmore Road and travel north Slight left to stay on Rathmore Road Turn left to stay on 3022 Turn right onto Bamfylde Road, walk uphill At Church, turn left onto South Street Turn left and walk up hill (South Street) Pass Police Station Stay on left and join Newton Road Heathcliff House is on the left after the turning for Tor Park Road
  • Coach from Torquay Coach Station (0.4 miles)
    Walk South West on Lymington Road At roundabout take the first exit Turn left onto Upton Road Turn right onto Newton Road Heathcliff House is on the left


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