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Regency splendour and breath-taking views make this newly refurbished penthouse an exclusive 5* holiday setting in Torquay.
"The unique opportunity that awaits guests staying at The Lighthouse, is being the first at Hesketh Crescent to greet the sunrise at and the last say goodbye to the setting sun" Yuliya & Laurence, The Lighthouse owners.
Situated on the top floor of the end terrace house, this panoramic apartment accommodates groups and families seeking a discerning English Riviera escape. Although there are 4 flights of stairs up to the penthouse apartment, the sea views are really worth the climb! Plus help is at hand if you need assistance carrying up your luggage & shopping ~ just let us know at the time of booking. Bring thick socks or your slippers along also as there is a ‘no shoe policy’ when inside. The 'pièce de résistancé is a roof-top terrace directly leading off of the top floor master bedroom ~ great for catching the sunshine with a morning cup of coffee of an evening apéritif.
The elegant penthouse provides a sanctuary in which to unwind and entertain, with sea views across Meadfoot Beach and towards Berryhead, Shag Rock and Thatcher Rock complementing the contemporary cum period-style interior.
"Even if it's not sunny outside ~ it's an incredible experience watching the drama of stormy weather, as powerful waves crash against the seawalls delivering sea spray right up to the Lighthouse windows!" Yuliya & Laurence, The Lighthouse owners.
The spacious living room boasts a flat screen TV, DVD & CD player, sumptuous seating and free Wi-Fi.
"After dinner, relax in our cosy lounge and enjoy the twinkling lights of Torquay, Paignton & Brixham across the bay! When the sun shines, open a window and fill the apartment with sea air!" Yuliya & Laurence, The Lighthouse owners.
The open plan layout features a chic fully-equipped kitchen diner.
"The dining room boasts an equally fantastic view ~ prehistoric in its formation, possibly not having changed for centuries!" Yuliya & Laurence, The Lighthouse owners.
The sleeping accommodation offers boutique-style comfort for groups of up to 6 guests.
A sea view master bedroom furnished with a super-king size bed and luxury en-suite with an oval bath and separate shower, oozes tranquillity for couples.
A second bedroom is furnished with a super-king bed (equipped with zip & link function to allow for twin beds) and the second double bedroom is equally sumptuous.
The family bathroom is fitted with power shower and a bathtub, while there is also another WC and a washing machine.
The priceless feature of this holiday home is the spectacular sea view roof terrace, accessed through the master bedroom, which offers year-round views across the bay, surrounded by romantic woodland.
Hesketh Crescent is a superior Torquay location and offers an onsite continental styled café bar 'The Brasserie' with an extended alfresco dining terrace and Langtry's Restaurant in the hotel.
Guests can also pay an additional charge to enjoy the Hesketh Health & Fitness Club facilities complete with its indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna & a resident tennis court (£5 to book an hour's court time) together with easy access through Hesketh Crescent gardens down to Meadfoot Beach below.
Meadfoot Beach boasts silky sand and a fantastic beach café. Families looking for safe swimming can also find Abbey Sands Beach nearby, as well as Preston Beach and Goodrington Sands in Paignton.
From the secluded Hesketh Crescent, guests are within easy reach of the South West Coastal Path which runs around the Torbay coastline, up past the Imperial Hotel, around Daddyhole Plain and down to Meadfoot Beach, directly in front of The Lighthouse!
A wide range of amenities, bars, restaurants and shops can be found in the vibrant centre of Torquay, as well as the popular Living Coasts and Kents Cavern attractions.
Visitors can easily take a ferry trip to nearby Brixham or Dartmouth, where attractions in the area include the Agatha Christie Trail, the Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Tour, Paignton Zoo and Woodlands Family Theme Park.
Leisure activities include swimming, sailing, water sports, fishing or even a round of golf, in addition to National Trust day trips and the breathtaking beauty of Dartmoor.
Torquay is within easy driving distance of Totnes and Plymouth, and boasts great public transport links to surrounding Torbay, Newton Abbot and Exeter. Train links from London Paddington and Penzance also offer stress-free journeys.
Notes: 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
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi available
- No private parking
- No garden/courtyard
- 1 King size/super king size bed
- 1 Double bed
- 2 Single zip & link beds
- Bed linen provided
- Child friendly
- En-suite bathroom
- Sea view
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Washing machine
Excellent, lovely views across the bay, well appointed througout. Lovely family holiday, perfect location. Plenty of things to do for all agesMrs Chung - London - 21st June 2017
This apartment is beautiful and spacious, with everything needed for a family holiday stay-in. The landlady was very warm and helpful. We had a fantastic stay in this apartment in Torquay.Yuan - 17th December 2016
There are amazing views of all parts of Meadfoot beach and across to Brixham from the windows of this top floor, immaculate apartment in Hesketh Crescent. The property is light and airy with a large lounge and a well equipped kitchen with under-the-counter fridge, washing machine, freezer, and compact sized dishwasher. The apartment has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The very large master bedroom suite has a Super King bed and en suite bathroom. There is also a twin bedded room and a smaller third bedroom which has a double bed with access to the bed from one side only as the other side is very close to the window wall. The owner, Yuliya, is very helpful and friendly and has obviously thought about the needs of family groups with young children as there were a number of useful items such as colouring mats, plastic cups, cutlery, dishes and plates, a couple of small sized chairs, a highchair and a travel cot. There is a storage area at the top of the stairs just outside the apartment's front door where shoes, beach toys and sandy clothes/towels can be left. (The apartment has a no shoes policy.) Parking in Hesketh Crescent is for the guests of the hotel and the Osborne Club (the outdoor poor is also reserved for these people). However there are other parking spaces very close by and it is possible to drive to the far end of the Crescent, where the apartment is located, to unload and load.The nearby Meadfoot Beach is extremely pebbly (water shoes or flip-flops/Crocs are essential) and the sand is coarse and not very good for making sandcastles, but there are lots of interesting rock pools to explore at low tide. The beach disappears almost entirely at high tide! We had a super holiday and would highly recommend this apartment.The Holt family, Wiltshire - 1st August 2016
Lovely property and host, responsive communication and clear instructions.A previous customer - 1st January 2016
Yuliya, your house is truly beautiful, what a wonderful retreat you have created. We all had an amazing time here, your place 'made it' for us! Stunning! Thank you. Loved every bit.The Badkan Family, Hertfordshire - 1st August 2015
Yet again another fantastic holiday in an amazing place. Thank you Yuliya and Lawrence we will be back again.(4th Visit)The Gaskin family, Worcestershire - 1st July 2015
The Lighthouse is really a five star apartment. It has amazing views from each window. The location is just perfect, in the quiet part of Torquay. The decoration is absolutely gorgeous and it immediately gives you a luxurious and yet cozy feeling. It truly is what the pictures show. There were even fresh flowers when we arrived!Yuliya the house owner welcomed us on arrival and gave us the grand tour, explaining to us how everything worked and where to find all kinds of things. By her way of telling you could really feel how much she loves the house and the building. We had a great time there! Waking up with the sound of the waves after a very good night of sleep, and then drinking coffee sitting in the window, gazing over the sea was the perfect start of the day. Dartmoor National Park and many other attractions are nearby, but even Tintagel Castle or Saint Michaels Mount can be reached within 2 hours.We can heartily recommend this apartment and if we would live closer we would definitely return more often for a weekend or short break.Richard & Ingrid, Klein Zundert (NL) - 1st June 2015
Thank you Yuliya for letting us share your beautiful apartment. We had a fantastic first time in Torquay, and most certainly would come back to the lighthouse again.Thank you.John, Helaine, Conor and Jack, East Sussex - 1st May 2015
Beautiful apartment, lovely location and great views. Had a fantastic week and the mini Easter heatwave was an unexpected bonus.Jenny and Joe, Scunthorpe - 1st April 2015
Apartment is in an amazing position, we have had a very comfortable stay.Pipa, Jock, Sue and David, Cirencester - 1st April 2015
A great apartment. Elegant, comfortable and practical. Superb seascapes during stormy weather. Thank you!Chris, Barbara and Auntie B- Cheshire - 1st November 2014
We stayed in The Lighthouse in August 2014. The quality of the apartment it truly 5 star as is the location and the views. There was lots for our young family to do and would not hesitate to recommend this property. The warm welcome from Yuliya and ongoing assistance was inkeeping with the 5 star rating. Thanks again and we hope to visit you again soon.John, Ali and the Girls, North west - 1st October 2014
Fab few days away; loved the apartment!Glenda and family - 1st October 2014
Wonderful apartment with amazing views! Perfect weather during a truly perfect week.Back soon I hope!Thank you!Andy and Sharon- Surrey - 1st October 2014
The Lighthouse is truly a beautiful and romatic place... We have loved our stay here! Yuliya and Laurence have welcomed us wholeheartedly inot their wonderful holiday home- Thank you!Annie and Steve- Leicestershire - 1st October 2014
The most amazing apartment with stunning views of the sea from all the windows.Susan cole, Maidstone - 1st September 2014
We had a fantastic week!The apartment is lovely with beautiful views.Thank you Yuliya!Kayleigh, Ant, Archie, Sam and Paul, Staffordshire - 1st September 2014
Lovely apartment with fabulous views. Brilliant location.Thanks to the ownerRajini and family- Southampton - 1st September 2014
A great holiday at the Lighthouse. A beautiful apartment and a lovely place.Geir Vatnelid, Norway - 1st September 2014
Beautiful, peaceful apartment.Very relaxing just what we needed.Attention to detail, amazing!Absolutely fabulous. Thank you!Dawn Webb, Hertfordshire - 1st September 2014
Beautiful apartment and views.We loved Dartmouth and Totnes.The children enjoyed swimming at the Riviera Centre on rainy days.Ferry to Brixham, great value.Ian, Gail, Sam, Amy and Isabel Jenkins, Yorkshire - 1st August 2014
Had a brilliant time and this apartment is fabulous with great views.The Morrissey Family - 1st August 2014
Spectacular views, good position near beach and walkable to town. Very clean and well equipped. Comfortable beds and spacious living areas. 4 flights of stairs could be a challenge after a day out but worth it!Sandra from Kent - 1st July 2014
Lovely apartment, amazing views, well equipped- brilliant holiday!The Greenaways - 1st July 2014
Fantastic apartment with amazing views.We've had a great time!The Clarke Family - 1st July 2014
A fantastic apartment in a fantastic location!From the first second to the last, everything was perfect.Thank you Yuliya, we hope to stay again soon.The Jacobs Family, Herefordshire - 1st June 2014
Very very good apartment, carefully thought out. Brilliant location- just far enough from Torquay.Linda and David, New Forest - 1st June 2014
Lovely apartment, wonderful weather, very nice holiday.Do I need to mention the views....?The Wells Family, Lincolnshire - 1st June 2014
The most beautiful place on earth! Every day you wake up to the most beautiful views and the sound of the sea. Nothing could better this. Our children live in cities and were amazed at the beauty of this wonderful apartment. Thank you so much!The Whittinghams from Cheshire, Manchester and Cambridge. - 1st May 2014
Great apartment. Light and airy and has all you need for a home from home.Deb and Darren from Romford - 1st May 2014
Fantastic sea views from the most beautiful apartment- everything you could wish for and more- our favourite place ever. Wonderful welcome from the owner too.Julie from Cheshire - 1st May 2014
What a beautiful apartment with stunning views. Amazing location. So relaxing. Wonderful to see some outsanding moon rises! Fantastic weather to top it all off. Thank you! We loved it!!The Chiffins family from Cambridgeshire. - 1st May 2014
An amazing place to stay with stunning views from all directions. Great location for visiting and plenty to do. Thank you Yuliya.The Marks family from Northamptonshire - 1st May 2014
Thank you for a lovely holiday in this beautiful comfortable appartment with the most fantastic views. We have been very lucky with the weather too, had a great time.The Clint family from Scotland - 1st April 2014
This is the best place i have ever stayed in, the weather was great and we all had an amaing time.The Gaskin family from Worcestershire - 1st April 2014
Always a pleasure to stay at the Lighthouse, this time no exception. Great location, spacious well appointed accommodation (feels like home to us all as soon as we arrive), plus sunshine every day (delightful to soak it up on the terrace) very hard to better. Looking forward to being back again later this year.Brian & family, Bromsgrove - 1st April 2014
Fabulous views and a beautiful property. We had a lovely stay. Great locations for the South West costal walks. Thanks.The Stone family from Wimbeldon - 1st April 2014
Thankyou Yuliya for her very warm hospitable welcome. We'll come again. See you soon!Marlone et Nadette, Jean- Claude et Jaques from France. - 1st February 2014
Thank you Yuliya- lovely, lovely time xThe Milsom family again! from Colchester - 1st February 2014
5* ~ As a family with children it was very important to have a place to stay that we could be comfortable and relaxed in. The lighthouse apartment met all our needs, the owners were incredibly thoughtful in their presentation of the apartment even putting a full size real Christmas tree in the kitchen/diner. My family and I would recommend the lighthouse to all.Marc & Olga Jessop, Halifax - 1st January 2014
Great place to spend a birthday. Lovely apartment with fantastic views. Great Sunday lunch next door. Hope to come back next year and run the Cockington Christmas Caper yet again!The MacGregor's & friends from Trowbridge - 1st December 2013
The reality of this lovely apartment was as good as the photographs show it to be. It was spacious and comfortable and had all the facilities and equipment one needs for a week away. Tremendous views! The owner was very friendly and helpful and justly proud of her beautiful accommodation. We highly recommend it.Dan & Lisa Ranger & family, France - 1st December 2013
An unbelievable view from a most comfortable apartment. We really enjoyed Torquay and can't think of anywhere better than staying at The Lighthouse. Thank you.Anona, Cirencester, Glos. - 1st November 2013
Super spot! SW Coastal Path Walk to Brixham was an enjoyable & varied walk. 10 miles and takes about 4 hours with a coffee stop halfway to Paignton.Simon & Carol, Newark - 1st November 2013
Everything perfect, clean & beautiful. Could stay forever- definitely coming back, thank you.Jackie, Phil, Helen & Richard from Salisbury - 1st November 2013
Immaculate apartment, waking up to beautiful sea views- brilliant location and very comfy. Perfect location for exploring the area! Thank you!Jackie, Mike, Dan, Deziah, Ed & Charlie from Clare, Suffolk - 1st November 2013
Wonderful apartment for a family of 5 ~ fantastic views, will come back! ThanksFamilie Cid-Galland, Germany - 1st October 2013
Really comfortable accommodation with fantastic views- even when the weather is not so good! Thanks for a great stay.Ron & Ros, Cambridgeshire - 1st October 2013
Great apartment, views & value for money made for some treasured memories! Hope to come back!Paul & Naomi, West Midlands - 1st September 2013
A truly gorgeous apartment with a fantastic view. We had a wonderful time and felt at home from the moment we arrived! Thank you so much!Janssens de Vroom Family from Luxembourg - 1st September 2013
Lawrence & Yuliya, you have a stunning apartment with equally stunning views from every window. It was an extremely comfortable base for us to explore the area. Thank you.Linda & Keith from Cheshire - 1st September 2013
Met all our expectations and much, much more. Fabulous apartment in a beautiful location ~ an amazing place. Thank you for a wonderful holiday, we will see you very soon.The Gaskin & Poole Families, Worcestershire - 1st August 2013
Most amazing location & apartment we've ever stayed in. Torquay festival & Red Arrows were a bonus! It's such a stunning place to stay. We found it very hard to leave after a week here. We thought the view from the dining table was better than any restaurant could boast. We made good use of the hotel swimming pool 1 week's membership and explored all the local sites. We will be back.Mothersdale family, Leamington Spa - 1st August 2013
Bellissimo posto, appartamento fantastico bella vista! Fantastic place and view! Very comfortable apartment! Very good and comfortable accommodation for our holidays in Torquay... sea view simple fantastic!Giorgio & family from Italy - 1st August 2013
Beautiful location and stunning accommodation. Very comfortable. We all had a lovely time and were blesses with wonderful weather. Thank you.Meecham Family - 1st August 2013
We have stayed in some fab accommodation over the years in Torquay. 'The Lighthouse' is now top of our list. We had everything we could possibly need and we hope to return. Thank you Yuliya & Lawrence.The Stevens Family, Derbyshire - 1st July 2013
We enjoyed every minute! Wonderful.Ulrich & Anette, Hamburg - 1st July 2013
Heaven in Devon! Beautifully and lovingly furnished apartment combined with the most breathtaking views you have ever seen! Fantastic 5* apartment with breathtaking views. Everything you could hope & wish for in a holiday and more! You do not have to go abroad- this is simply the best and thank you for the opportunity to enjoy your superb residence xJulie & family, Cheshire - 1st July 2013
Fantastic family fun in an amazing location! The apartment gave us everything we could have asked for and more!! Thank you for a great week.The Edwards Family, Singapore - 1st June 2013
Simply splendid ~ both met & exceeded our expectations. A memorable 70th birthday for my stepmother ~ now the task of extracating her! Thank you.Violet, Jenny & Emma, Colchester - 1st June 2013
A fantastic apartment with breath-taking views. Hope to be back. P.S Cream tea at The Brasserie is AMAZING!Maggie, Kevin, Katherine & Jordan, Luton - 1st May 2013
We had a wonderful time at this beautiful apartment, the views are totally amazing. We are looking forward to returning soon. Yuliya has been very helpful at all time. Thank you.Max, Lou, Scarlett, Edward, Lola & Bertie ~ St. Alban's - 1st April 2013
Accommodation lovely, beds comfortable & views spectacular. Would recommend it to others. Thank you for the restaurant recommendations although we could not get to all of them as some were fully booked!Sarah, Howard, Edward, Owen, Sarah, Mike & Jack - 1st April 2013
Despite the weather being unseasonably cold for March & April, we have had a lovely week at The Lighthouse. The apartment is stunning, with every room tastefully decorated & furnished. The views are breathtaking and we shall definitely be recommending this property to our friends as a great place to stay in Devon. Thank you.Mark, Lindsey, Matt, Lucy & Sarah, West Sussex - 1st March 2013