Savour a regal seaside escape!
Offering palatial Regency-style proportions alongside home comforts, this spacious holiday home offers an elegant sea view escape in all seasons!
Located in the exclusive setting of Hesketh Crescent, the Grade II* listed apartment, is situated to the first floor at the end of terraced crescent, and boasts a full length balcony and spectacular sea views to write home about!
CAUTION: Hesketh Crescent was built in 1846 and we ask all our guests to take extreme care when enjoying the balcony as the wrought iron railings do not meet today's legal height requirement of 1.1m.
Internally, the regal proportions of the first floor can easily be admired, with high ceilings and original period features to transport you on a wave of timeless indulgence.
Guests can easily relax within the serenity of the classical style living room. Attractively decorated in an inviting palette of pale gold alongside soft plush furnishings, the room oozes boutique-style comfort. The four picture windows offer breath taking views across Meadfoot Beach and far out to sea, for a back drop that will always enthral and inspire, whatever the weather!
The electric fire to the original marble fireplace, offers an ambient setting here in the autumn and winter evenings, whilst the partially covered private balcony offers the ideal spot from which to enjoy a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine, as the sun sets.
Guests of all ages can easily socialise in the living room, with the comfort of the sofa suite to delve into plus a FreeView flat screen TV, DVD player and PlayStation to enjoy.
A couple of steps lead's down to a fully-equipped kitchen, conveniently equipped for a carefree stay. All the must-have appliances are provided including an electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer.
Guests can wine and dine their holiday away here, with a breath taking sea view dining room conveniently situated next to the kitchen.
The holiday apartment provides the perfect retreat for groups of 4 accommodated in two bedrooms. The master bedroom offers a king size bed and pile carpet with wash basin and fitted wardrobe. Providing an ambience of restful calm, the sea views make the room ideal for enjoying a tempting lie-in during your stay.
The second bedroom offers added versatility, with a twin set of single beds overlooking the beautiful Meadfoot Beach. Balcony access can also be enjoyed from this bedroom, making it easy to take in the far reaching coastal scenery during your stay.
A contemporary fitted bathroom complete with bath tub, overhead shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC completes the internal layout of this splendid retreat.
Outside guests will find an allocated parking space to hand near the entrance to the crescent. For an additional fee, guests can also make the most of the gym, sauna, indoor pool and tennis court in the Osborne Hotel Health Club (please see the costs under the tariff tab).
From the iconic setting of Hesketh Crescent, guests can easily reach the relaxed Blue Flag sands of Meadfoot Beach. The wide range of shops, restaurants and bars of Torquay are also within a 15-20 minute walk, up and over the headland.
The picturesque seaside resort town offers a wealth of activities and attractions to enjoy, from taking a boat trip to Brixham or Dartmouth, visiting Kents Cavern and the Living Coasts attraction to splashing around at the Waves Leisure Pool, exploring Compton Castle and following the Agatha Christie trail. The seaside setting is also ideal for reaching the wide range of outdoor pursuits and attractions on offer along the English Riviera of South Devon.
From breath-taking coastal walks, golf, cycling and water sports to sailing, diving and exploring the nearby fisherman villages and delights of Dartmoor; all this and more awaits!
Notes: This property has a £350 Good housekeeping deposit, which is payable to Discovery Holiday Homes with the balance of your holiday OR at the checkout you can choose to pay the £5 per person Good housekeeping deposit waiver instead. For a full list of beds, as well as amenities available at this property, please go to our 'At a Glance' tab below the photo gallery.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- No garden/courtyard
- 1 King size/super king size bed
- 2 Single beds
- Bed linen provided
- Travel Cot
- Sea view
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Washing machine
- Area fitness centre
- Bike rentals
Fabulous views! Mrs JO SWIFT - 3rd September 2018
What a nice apartment, with fantastic views!Mrs Kristina Van der Haegen - 29th July 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There were fantastic views from every room - bliss!Ms Melanie Hunt - 16th July 2018
We spent 2 weeks in this lovely apartment. As a welcome a bottle milk stood in the fridge and we found tea, coffee and a delicious cake in the kitchen. Balcony Belle is a beautiful place to stay with a great view. The rooms are very comfortable and we have no complaints. We truly enjoyed our days there.Mrs Tuna - Australia - 7th August 2017
Such a lovely spacious clean, grand apartment with stunning views! We've enjoyed our stay and we'll definitely be back!!!Barry, Melissa, Lois & Isabelle, Eastbourne - 1st August 2016
Just returned home from our stay at Balcony Belle.All very sad to leave, as the accommodation and location were just about perfect.The views from both bedrooms, dining room and the living room were beautiful.Accommodation had everything needed for a great stay.Can't think of a negative point to balance review. Already planning to come back next year, highly recommended.TracyWalker, West Lancashire - 1st August 2016
Stunning period apartment with a seaview from every room. I remember staying here via the original owner of the property some 14 years ago and it is still the best holiday let I've stayed in! Everything from the bed linen to the kitchen utensils are lovely and a real home from home feel. Only disturbance was the apartment above whereby they had the washing machine on through the night and were quite noisy bumping around.Teresa Clifford, Derby - 1st June 2016
Perfect Easter break, and a marvelous flat. Enjoyed watching the edges of Storm Katy form in the Bay, feeling safe and warm inside. A great week.David, Brighton - 1st April 2016
Many thanks to Sue, and the owners of Balcone Hesketh. We had an excellent, relaxing week in this elegant and comfortable flat. Everything was exactly as promised, and we had no complaints. Highly recommended, and a fantastic location to see this beautiful part of the English Coast.David - UK - 1st April 2016
It is a wonderful place and I loved the pool.Lily (age 9), Brighton - 1st April 2016
A very enjoyable stay. Wonderful views and a gorgeous building.Deborah, Luton - 1st March 2016
We had a very enjoyable stay and enjoyed the views and garden of the building.Mr and Mrs Breakwell - 1st February 2016
Absolutely amazing property, the best we have ever stayed in! Beautiful building. Fabulously equipped, very spacious and family friendly. Lots of room for our 4 year old to run around in. We loved sitting out on the balcony and were very lucky with October weather. Really hope to be back soon, an absolute gem!Annie, Nottingham - 1st December 2015
A prefect location and stunning views from the appartment. It was comfortable and warm and suited us brilliantly. All as described. Milk in the fridge was much appreciated. Useful file on the facilities and area.Nicola G, UK - 1st December 2015
Wonderful apartment, excellent place to relax.Kate and Andy from High Wycombe - 1st November 2015
We were lucky enough to stay in the Balcony Belle, Hesketh Crescent Torquay in October 2015.I have to say this one of the finest properties we have ever stayed in. The building is steeped in history and I had long admired Hesketh Crescent as one of the most iconic spots in Torquay.Balcony Belle is truly special upon opening your door you have a small hallway and a small flight of stair take you up to the main apartment. It has a well equipped kitchen with all the mod cons and an easy to use central heating system. The dining area just off the kitchen gives magnificent sea views and along a small walkway you find the master bedroom which again has beautiful views, lovely comfy bed and elegantly furnished with plenty of wardrobe space.The main living area has amazing views again, a lovely fireplace and access to the balcony where you have a table and chairs to sit out on enjoyed the views. A further spacious bedroom with two single beds is near the living room. The whole apartment is beautifully decorated and fabulous artwork to enjoy. Lovely and clean on our arrival even with a pint of milk left in the fridge for us. I couldn't speak highly enough of this accommodation, we hope anyone who books there enjoys this amazing and very special accommodation as much as we did. It was amazing to spend a week in a building steeped in history and an amazingly furnished apartment. Well done Discovery Holiday Homes you know how to please! A very happy family thank you.Annie Scotney from Nottingham - 1st October 2015
This is our 2nd visit and plan to come again. Love the views, location and facilities.Andy from London - 1st October 2015
A lovely clean and spacious apartment. Fantastic views and location. We have had a wonderful break. Will certainly want to come again.The Blake Family, Barry, Sara and Phoenix from Ipswich Suffolk - 1st October 2015
Our first visit and hopefully not our last, this apartment is a dream, beautiful elegant decor and lovely art work. We have really enjoyed being part of it, hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did.Annie, Steve & Isaac from Nottingham - 1st October 2015
This is our 2nd visit and plan to come again. Love the views, location and facilities.Sharon, London - 1st October 2015
This is the second year we have stayed at Balcony Belle and it feels so homely we love it. The views are amazing especially at breakfast time over the beach. The front room makes the apartment what it is, the design and the large floor windows giving you a panoramic view over the beautiful beach is breath taking, all the other rooms are really need some modernisation but it won't stop us from booking again next year. A few little things need doing ie only 1 bulb left working in the main bedroom. The door handle to the front room is still broken from last year and not good when you have small children as this fell off and landed near her foot and its a big brass knob. Overall we love the apartment there is something really specially about it, we'd love to buy it.Denise Nuttall from Bolton - 1st August 2015
Very impressive apartment lovely and warm right overlooking the beach and we'll equipped. Let's itself down with silly little things only one toilet roll for the week no oven glove but enjoyed the week we had there would returnRoy France, Kidderminster - 1st October 2014
This was a lovely appartment which was well equipped and very comfortable. We were delighted with our stay.Carolyn Holleyman, East Sussex - 1st August 2014