We really enjoyed our stay at The Charterhouse, Lisa and Christophe are lovely hosts, Lisa really helpful with local info and Christophe,s fantastic breakfast. The hotel is really very nicely decorated, the room we had was large, the bed so comfortable, the bathroom had a bath as well as a seperate shower and really tastefully done out. Torquay is around a mile walk along the sea front, buses are every few minutes from the bottom of the lane to Torquay or Paignton, and on to Brixham. If you want to walk up to Cockington village and park, that is a very pleasant stroll alongside a stream, a very pleasant way to spend a few hours in peace and quiet. I really would recommend The Charterhouse for a stay, nice quiet location and free parking, plus a lovely house and hosts.