My requirements for a bed and breakfast place are fairly modest, merely a clean room with a comfortable bed and enough warm water for a shower. I merely use a room as a place to sleep as I am busy doing other things when I am travelling. I am not even that bothered about the breakfast as it is a meal I rarely eat. The Charnwood supplied everything I required.
I had selected this establishment from the many on offer in Torquay partially due to it's proximity to the train station and it was an easy walk even with luggage albeit mostly uphill! I was greeted warmly at the door by Christine, the very friendly lady who runs the place and after the usual formalities I was shown to my room. It was small (a single) but spotless and the bed was comfy, as required. It had tea and coffee making facilities and TV as well as a washbasin as it was not ensuite. The toilet and bathroom were adjacent on the landing and I am not bothered about not having an ensuite room. The room was at the front of the premises although road noise was not an issue as Bampfylde Road was not at all busy at night. Hopefully the images will give you an idea of the accommodation.
A little explanation here about some reviews you may read on other sites. I had read one or two negative ones but I should point out that the Charnwood is under new management since 2012 so reviews prior to that are fairly irrelevant really. Please also note that the default telphone number provided here on VT is out of date and I have included the correct number.
I found Charnwood House a perfectly pleasant place to stay and at a mere £25 per night in high season in a seaside resort it was also very competitively priced. I have no hesitation in recommending it.
Unique Quality: Nothing unique, just a clean comfortable room in a B&B run by friendly people. I really don't require anything else.
Directions: On the South side of Bampfylde Road at the Belgrave Road end.
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