• Apartments
  • City view
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Private Bathroom
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Baggage storage
  • Parking on site
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This small, friendly, licensed bed & breakfast offers comfortable, well-appointed accommodations in a quiet, elevated position at the top of a hill, close to all that the delightful seaside towns of Paignton and Goodrington have to offer. We are located in a quiet area of Paignton in Torbay, South Devon, the heart of the English Riviera, where you can settle into the sound of the birds but being close enough to all the local areas and attractions that the English Riviera has to offer! From Sonachan House you can walk to two lovely beaches (Paignton & Goodrington) and to the South West Coast Path within 5 to 10 minutes. Paignton Zoo is 5 minutes away by car. Paignton town center and the Dartmouth Steam Railway are also only a 10 minute walk away. Our accommodations can offer 9 bedrooms with attached bathroom with a choice of rooms including single, double, superior double and family suites sleeping up to five (2 adults & 3 children, minimum 8 year age restriction ) all on a room only basis with an optional supplementary hamper style breakfast. All our rooms are centrally heated and equipped with tea & coffee making facilities, flat screen smart TV's, mini-fridge, hair dryer, quality white bed linen & white fluffy towels, complimentary shampoo & shower gel in our new environmentally friendly refillable pumps and cool air fans for those summer nights. We also have a limited number of mobile air conditioning units we can offer guests. Sonachan House has free complimentary Wifi through out the building including all guest bedrooms. We can also provide free secure private off road parking to the rear of the building, in our on site car park which can accommodate 6 cars or small vans on a first parked basis (not suitable for vehicles bigger than a SWB transit). There is also ample free on road parking outside the building. We have a well stocked bar including a selection of Real Ales from Paignton’s local Bays Brewery. We also sell their Windfall Cider made from 100% West Country apples. (Please Note: The bar is only available on a pre-arranged basis for group bookings) You are more than welcome to relax in our guest lounge with its comfy seating and large screen digital smart TV. There are also plenty of toys and games for those rare wet days, or to keep the children amused. Guests are also welcome to enjoy our gardens, including our fantastic deck, where you can relax and take in the peace & quiet. Our aim is to ensure your stay is a stress free, relaxed and enjoyable one.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Paignton, this property has an excellent location score of 9.1!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free Parking Available On Site

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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
 
1 full bed
1 full bed
and
2 bunk beds
3 twin beds
and
1 full bed
1 king bed
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Guest reviews

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Staff
9.6
Facilities
9.4
Cleanliness
9.8
Comfort
9.6
Value for money
9.3
Location
9.1
Free WiFi
8.2
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Stuart
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Owners were brilliant really friendly and helpful. All the facilties were top notch. I highly recommend.
  • Jon
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    A warm welcome from Aaron and Leanne at this well modernised property, in a quite location on the edge of Paignton, but close to all amenities. Good continental style breakfast with plenty of fresh fruit and sweet treats. Excellent base for...
  • Anthony
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Excellent breakfast with good choices, nice and quiet area only 10 min walk to bus/train stations and main area. Very clean and comfy accomodation, friendly hosts.

Host Info

Company review score: 9.6Based on 139 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property info

Sonachan House is a conveniently situated, licensed, family-run hotel which has been established for many years. Our hotel has eight en-suite bedrooms, all of which are centrally heated and have colour television, clock radio, hair dryer and tea and coffee making facilities. We have a selection of rooms available, from single rooms to family rooms for five persons. We are sure that we will have the accommodation that meets your requirements. We have a well stocked bar and are proud to offer a selection of real ales from Paignton's local brewery, Bays Brewery. We are ideally situated being in the heart of the English Riviera. We are close to the many attractions of Paignton including the beach, pier, steam train, harbour (many trips available) and the green where there is nearly always something happening during the main season. Goodrington beach is also only a short walk away where you will find many water attractions, e.g. pedaloes. You will also find easy access to the South West Coastal Path there. Paignton Zoo is also close by and we are in an ideal location for exploring Dartmoor, South Devon and beyond. For the rare wet day try the nearby Torbay Leisure centre or mu...

Neighborhood info

Sonachan House is ideally situated being in the heart of the English Riviera. We are close to the many attractions of Paignton including the beach, pier, multiplex cinema, crazy golf, harbour and the green where there is nearly always something happening during the main season. Goodrington beach is also only a short walk away where you will find Quay West Water Park and many other water attractions. Torbay Leisure Centre, Velopark & Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway are nearby.

Language Spoken

English

Area info

Amenities of Sonachan House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
    Internet
    WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
    Kitchen
    • Electric kettle
    • Refrigerator
    Bedroom
    • Linens
    • Wardrobe or closet
    Bathroom
    • Towels
    • Private Bathroom
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower
    Media & Technology
    • Flat-screen TV
    Room Amenities
    • Carpeted
    • Heating
    Common Areas
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    Food & Drink
    • Bar
    • Tea/Coffee maker
    Activities
    • Beach
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Mini golf
    • Racquetball
    • Diving
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Windsurfing
    • Ping-pong
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    Front Desk Services
    • Baggage storage
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Karaoke
    Miscellaneous
    • Smoke-free property
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Sonachan House takes special requests – add in the next step!

    Check-in

    From 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.

    Check-out

    Until 10:00 AM

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children over 8 are welcome.

    Children 17 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Sonachan House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking

    Smoking is not allowed.

    Parties

    Parties/events are not allowed

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Please note, guests can only check-in outside of the specified times with prior arrangement with the property.

    Please inform Sonachan House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

    FAQs about Sonachan House

    • Sonachan House can accommodate this group size:

      • 2 guests

      For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • The nearest beach is 1,300 feet from Sonachan House. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Sonachan House has the following number of bedrooms:

      • 1 bedroom

      For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • Sonachan House is 2,800 feet from the center of Paignton. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Check-in at Sonachan House is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • Sonachan House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Diving
      • Ping-pong
      • Tennis court
      • Fishing
      • Karaoke
      • Mini golf
      • Windsurfing
      • Racquetball
      • Water sports facilities on site
      • Beach

    • Yes, Sonachan House is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • The prices at Sonachan House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.