About Us

What is the difference between a B&B and a hotel?

B&Bs will be personally run and owned homes.

You’re not just a room number to us and we are genuinely interested in you. As hosts we will ensure you have all the information you need for a great stay.

We are here to greet you at the door and give you a tour of our property. Hotel rooms tend to be the same decor throughout but here at Burleigh House all of our rooms are uniquely decorated with a personal touch.As hosts we are familiar with the area you are visiting and will have more of a vested interest in you having a great time as they’ll want you to come back.

We know the best place to park, the best restaurants, the sandiest beaches, the best place to buy a particular item, the nearest chemist, the most scenic route to walk to a local attraction or the best place for afternoon tea.

The list is endless of things you might want to know and they will have the answer. Think of us as your own personlised Google. We work with other attractions and small businesses so our guests are always in the know.

Travellers Choice

Burleigh House is trip advisors' travellers' choice award winner. Offering our guests, a warm welcome the most comfortable beds, impeccable service and a mouth-watering breakfast. All our rooms are well-appointed, ensuite, individually designed, stylish and comfortable, providing the perfect base for your Torquay and Southwest adventures. Our guest rooms have a flat screen television, complimentary Wi-Fi, a generous hospitality tray and coffee/ tea making facilities, Guest welcome folder, toiletries, fluffy towels, fan and hairdryer. Breakfast is served in our charming, sunny dining room where we use local produce for our English Breakfast. We have a free car park at the rear of the property.

Our Location

Burleigh House is located in a prominent position on Newton Road, we are situated approximately a 20-minute walk to the award-winning beach Torre Abbey Sands and 30-minute walk to our beautiful harbour. Torquay's iconic palm trees, busy harbour and international marina could fool you into thinking you were on the Mediterranean.

The world-famous writer Agatha Christie was born and spent her childhood just a stone throw from Burleigh House

We are on the route for local buses just outside our front door. Torre railway station is 180 yards away making Burleigh House the perfect base to explore South Devon and beyond. Torbay Hospital and Riviera conference centre is also within walking distance.


Torquay has a year-round programme from the Torbay air show, regattas', top shows at the Princess Theatre, or a huge choice of festivals and events. Torbay has a vast array of attractions for everyone from Agatha Christie fans to Thrillseekers to theatre goers to explorers. We have award winning restaurants and eateries all under a mile from Burleigh House. We are also very fortunate to have some phenomenal tour guides. No matter when you come and visit us, you’re bound to find something exciting to do.

Our History

Burleigh House was built in 1927 and was a gentleman's residence that was home to local professionals. Our beautiful home is full of immense charm and character and boasts a beamed ceiling and an attractive inglenook fireplace in the dining room. Burleigh House is beautifully presented, spacious with both modern and period design.

Your Hosts

Hosted by Nigel, Ellen and Elaine, a family run business who have a combined hospitality experience of 30 years. Having travelled extensively all over the globe, the Burleigh House team are well placed to know what guests are looking for. We've been incredibly successful since opening over ten years ago winning many awards. It will always be cheapest to book direct with us on this website.

We advise our guests the best of what Torbay and South Devon has to offer from tours activities, restaurants and attractions and provide exclusive discounts for some.

The Environment

We are aware of the importance of environmental sustainability and continuously seek to be a responsible business and improve our environmental and social performance.


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Breakfast


  • Free WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Terrace
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Designated smoking area
  • Sun terrace
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Desk working station


Please note that the building can only be accessed via steps, as we have no lift or ramp, therefore Burleigh House is unsuitable for those fully dependent on a wheelchair.

Our Property has two steps at the rear of the property that leads from the carpark into Burleigh House and we have 14 steps leading from the pavement to the front door of the Property We have two floors a ground floor and first floor is accessed by a flight of stairs ( booking through an online travel agent does not guarantee a certain room or floor ) The front of the building is located on a fairly busy main road.

However, there's double glazing throughout and we provide fans for those warm nights. We are located in a town so some associated noises may be present at times A smoking area and ashtray are provided on the patio area which is slabbed. Medical Conditions If you or any member of your party has a medical problem, allergy or disability which may affect your stay, please call us to advise us.

Environmental Policy

Burleigh House takes its commitment to minimising its impact on the environment very seriously. Our aim is to reduce our energy use  every year for the foreseeable future.

All the windows are double-glazed,
We keep lighting in all public areas to a minimum overnight except for emergency lighting

Disused or dilapidated equipment that is capable of being broken down into reusable components is disposed of by a registered waste contractor

Burleigh House has a policy of purchasing the freshest seasonal ingredients available. Where possible we use local suppliers to reduce our carbon footprint. Where food cannot be sourced locally then all other food is sourced from the UK (except for Northern Sea Fish) All the meat we buy is British and we use Fairtrade produce whenever we can.

  • We are recycling paper, newspapers, glass, batteries, fluorescent and long life bulbs, cans and cartridges.
  • We are recycling paper, newspapers, glass, batteries, fluorescent and long life bulbs, cans and cartridges.
  • We have reduced our usage of harmful cleaning chemicals and replacing these with eco-friendly products wherever possible.
    • Half-used toiletries are used by us
    • Guests are not required to print or show confirmations of booking
    • We give guests the choice if they wish their bed and towels to be replaced
    • We give the option for guests to have the room cleaned daily
    • We recommend various walks and public transport

Vehicles are not permitted to leave their engines running while delivering to the premises.