The perfect romantic fusion of Regency splendour and sea views!
Situated along the impressive sweeping Hesketh Crescent, and overlooking manicured grounds which lead down to the beautiful Meadfoot Beach and dramatic Devon coastline beyond, this wonderfully presented historic 1848 first floor holiday home provides the ideal romantic retreat for your time here in Torquay! With a balcony that allows undisturbed sea views and where the sun can be literally soaked up, this is an apartment that provides luxury and comfort in abundance as well as being the perfect spot for exploring all the Torquay has to offer.
The Balcony: 1 bedroom with z-bed if required, 1 bathroom & sea views. Lovely sunny outlook with oversized Victorian sash windows, balcony & genuine Regency character features plus a private parking space within the gates of the crescent.
First floor apartment (one level on the 1st floor)
The typical high ceilings of Regency first floor rooms can be enjoyed by guests in the property, with a beautiful and grand open plan living and dining room enjoying regal dimensions as well as splendid 180 degrees sea views from its trio of floor length Victorian sash windows.
An ornate marble fireplace with an electric stove fireplace adds ambience and romance to relaxed evenings in. The comfortable pair of sofas provides the ideal home from home comfort with a flat screen HD Freeview TV with DVD player and library and a CD player with MP3 and iPod function all easily to hand.
A charming fully fitted separate kitchen is situated just off the living room and is perfectly equipped for preparing dinner parties, with an electric hob, oven, toaster, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, dishwasher & washer/dryer.
A stylish dining area is situated in the elegant living room next to the large windows which can be opened to enjoy a fine sea breeze. Guests can further enjoy an evening aperitif or delicious home cooked meal at the pretty breakfast table, which is provided outside on the sunny balcony.
Guests can also enjoy unwinding in the beautiful master bedroom which is finished in chic French-style furniture, pretty hand painted oriental style Cole & Son wallpaper and boasts the same glorious high ceilings and spacious layout of the main reception room. A King size bed ensures guests enjoy a full night's rest and a flat screen TV with integral DVD player so you need not rush to enjoy your favourite show or movie is also provided for convenience.
Additional guests who are less than 10 years old may also be accommodated to the fold up Z Bed - which can be provided upon request.
A modern fitted shower room completes the internal accommodation and offer a luxurious hotel-like feel.
The idyllic balcony views span across the tranquil Meadfoot beach and the grand sweeping Hesketh Crescent, which also features a selection of wonderful outdoor eating areas & restaurants to enjoy during your stay!
There is one private parking space provided with this apartment which is on the left just through the gates of crescent.
Situated on the seafront, this apartment is close to shops and activities. The nearby beach offers swimming, paddling or rock-pooling depending on the weather. Restaurants are within walking distance and there is a bus stop just outside the crescent gates, while the location offers fabulous activities within easy travel.
Things to do
As well as a lovely choice of restaurants along Hesketh Crescent guests can also pay a day or week's membership fee to enjoy the facilities of the Osborne Hotel Health Club, with the indoor swimming pool, tennis court, gym and sauna for guests use if this optional extra is enjoyed.
Torquay's waterfront is the focus of life in the town. Here you'll find the palm-lined promenade, seafront gardens, a lively harbour and an international marina. The new Living Coasts attraction adds to the variety of the new waterfront and the illuminated bridge is a great backdrop to a relaxing evening drink. Yet within minutes of Torquay town centre there are beautiful beaches easily accessible by foot, road or sea.
There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves and beaches and walks to rival any in the South West of England, with a climate that belongs somewhere much further south. There are opportunities for surfing, safe swimming, diving, sailing, angling and wonderful opportunities to study the natural wildlife at your leisure.
- 1 bedroom (sleep 2 - 3)
- 1 z-bed for under 10 yr old children (£50 additional charge)
- 1 bathroom with small bathtub and shower over
- 1 toilet
- Sea views
- No pets
- Non smoking
- Bed linen and towels included
- Heated swimming pool & Gym access via the Osborne Health Club (ask Hotel Reception for weekly membership prices)
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
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bathroom
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- No garden/courtyard
- 1 King size/super king size bed
- Bed linen provided
- Sea view
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
Perfect!Mr William Gripton - 23rd October 2017
Fantastic apartment in a stunning location. Absolutely loved our stay.Scott & Abbie - 24th August 2017
This was our 2nd. Visit we love the location and the flat is very spacious and well equipped. Our only complaint is the ventilator in the bathroom is very loud and not very efficient.Neil Rundle, Germany - 1st January 2017
Stayed in the Balcony in October 2016. This is a beautiful apartment. Tastefully decorated and extremely well maintained. Plenty of equipment in the kitchen and through out the apartment. Beautiful views . Comfy bed! Enjoyed a four night well earned break, wish it could have been longer.Barbara, Cornwall - 1st November 2016
Great apartment ,everything you could need,fabulous location.have stayed in most apartments in the Osborne over the last twenty plus years this is the bestBrian, Manchester - 1st August 2016
What an amazing holiday we had at the Balcony in Torquay! This apartment was luxurious, comfortable and spotlessly clean. It had everything we could wish for and it couldn't have been in a better position. One minute walk to the beach and the view from the balcony of the gorgeous gardens and pool below, stretching to the sea just beyond was such a treat. We are already talking about booking next year. Definitely one our best ever holidays!Jill and Steve Bennett, Nottingham - 1st July 2016
Our 2nd visit to The Balcony and another super holiday in an amazing and spacious apartment that has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Great location and the views are fantastic, the private parking space a real bonus. So glad we discovered this place, it's on our list for a return stay.Marie - 1st July 2015
Our tenth year at the Balcony! As delightful, comfortable and relaxing as ever. Full marks to the owner and cleaner for presenting and maintaining such an impressive property. The view from the windows and balcony beat the TV every time!Bob & Jenny, Surrey - 1st January 2015
Always a super holiday at this apartment. Great location and views with excellant access to Torquay and surrounding area.Hesketh Crescent has many amenities should you wish to indulge in a little excercise or just simply enjoy the food.A very enjoyable stay.Peter Clayton, Hereford - 1st November 2014
Thank you for a wonderful stay at the BalconyEverything was perfect and the views were absolutely stunning!Joke Breed from the Netherlands - 1st August 2014
Beautiful Apartment, tastefully furnished with a very comfy king size bed. Kitchen had everything you would need. Lovely views overlooking the sea and we watched the big ships out on the horizon in an evening. Our biggest bonus was going most places by bus which stopped at the end of Hesketh Crescent and we used our freebie (OAP) bus passes for the very first time. Hope to return one day soon. Pleased to have a private parking space at the end of the road.Brenda & Mike, rugby - 1st July 2014
Fantastic views. Tastefully decorated and furnished apartment, also very clean and well equipped. Private parking space a bonus. Nice to have patio set on the balcony to enjoy your breakfast! A pleasure to return to after a day out and about. Would have no hesitation in returning for a peaceful holiday location!Mrs M Sharp, Lancashire - 1st July 2014
This property is stunning. We enjoyed our time there immensely. Use of the neigbouring hotel facilities and restraunts was a great asset. Our accomodation was immaculate. The setting was very peaceful, with terrific views across torquay.Joe and Margaret from Staffordshire - 1st June 2014
Absoloutely stunning. The apartment was wonderful, with everything we could have needed. Very well thought out. The setting was beautiful in such lovely gardens and with the sea so close. Loved every minute of it.Debbie and Andrew from Australia - 1st May 2014
5* stars ~ Thank you for a lovely stay at The Balcony. The location of the apartment was perfect (private parking space a real bonus) and we were lucky to have 2 sunny days to enjoy the stunning view. We found the accommodation very comfortable, clean and well equipped, directions and key collection all very straightforward. Would love to stay for longer next time :-)Sarah & Ken, Sixpenny Handley - 1st March 2014
Had a lovely stay at the Balcony apartment. The apartment was well equipped & nice and clean. Wonderful views over the sea.Samantha, Rowley Regis - 1st February 2014
5* stars ~ Our 9th year at The Balcony and as excellent as ever. Extremely comfortable and well appointed with everything you could wish for. A real home from home- definitely NOT a holiday let. Oh- and the views across the bay- far better than the TV. Even in January we lunched four times on the balcony in the Hesketh Crescent micro-climate. We'll be back next year. Thanks to the owners and the cleaners- superb!Bob & Jenny, Woking - 1st January 2014
5* ~ Spent two weeks in The Balcony and the apartment was just what we had hoped for. Actually, it was beyond expectations: extremely clean, spacious, luxurious, beautifully decorated, a comfortable bed and shower and just all the facilities one could need were there. The terrace might even be the biggest asset: we enjoyed it every day to enjoy our breakfast, lunch or late afternoon wine. The service was excellent as well. Sue and Richard: your attention to detail and personal touch was much appreciated, thank you again for that. Everything was just perfect. Hope to be back soon! South Devon has a lot to offer and we had too little time to do all the sightseeing and try all the nice restaurants in the area. Good tip: if you are planning to do a lot of sightseeing, bring your own convertible car or hire one at the airport, you won't regret it. Can recommend Discovery Holiday Homes as well as The Balcony apartment to anyone. Many thanks and best regards from rainy Rotterdam.Sylvia & Paul, Rotterdam,The Netherlands - 1st May 2013
Period apartment within a listed building. Wonderful position. Lovely sea views. Very spacious for two. Very well maintained and decorated. Immaculately clean throughout. All in all an amazing place for a great holiday.Chris, Oxfordshire - 1st August 2012
A splendid and beautifully appointed luxury apartment! And in a magnificent setting _ tranquil and with glorious views. Hope to return some day. Would certainly recommend this property.Anne & Graeme, Scotland - 1st July 2012
Really enjoyed our time here. A everyone has said before, the apartment location is stunning. The apartment is very clean and has everything you possible need. We certainly hope to return soon and will recommend to friends & family.Mrs Wilson, Berkshire - 1st July 2012
A beautifully apartment with beautiful views ~ very clean ~ very impressed. Just wished the weather was better.Lee, Julie & baby Jake, Ilford - 1st June 2012
Outstanding views, lovely apartment, will definately be back!Vincent & Liz, Surry & USA - 1st May 2012
So glad we booked The Balcony, had a fatastic week, weather lovely and the apartment absolutely fantastic. Hope to come back in the summer. Thanks to the cleaners for such a lovely clean place.Rhian & Dai, Wales - 1st March 2012
First stay at The Balcony & we will definitely be coming back! Loved the apartment & the facilities. Gorgeous views & quality of cleanliness. Thank you to Sue for all her help. Look forward to the next stay in warmer & sunnier weather!The Choudhury's, London - 1st March 2012
Another great stay! (our eighth) Looking forward to next year already.Bob & Jenny, Surrey - 1st January 2012
For a 60th Birthday & 42nd Wedding Anniversary, we would normally have gone abroad but due to ill health this wasn't possible. But what a compensation- beautiful, well kept and fitted out apartment. All in all, a great short break. Thank you.Audrey & Martin, Gloucestershire - 23rd November 2011
Stunning apartment & views- so far, the best. Plenty to see & do at night. Will be back next year.Clive & Di, Hampshire - 22nd October 2011
The perfect apartment & splendid views. If we could, we would recommend it to nobody and keep it for ourselves! Never heard the sound of the sea so close, until we realised it was the dishwasher!Mar & Reymonde, Belgium - 6th August 2011
We had a lovely holiday. What a fantastic apartment. We will have to come back soon.Debbie & Dave - 23rd July 2011
Fabulous apartment. Only two days good weather. Cannot complain- all extra touches much appreciated. Thank you.Karen & Kevin - 16th July 2011
Had a fantastic week and absolutely love the apartment. Many thanks.Carol & Bill, Ashton in Makerfield - 9th July 2011
A wonderful family holiday made even more special by a 'Class A' apartment. We have stayed in some swanky places and this is clearly a well thought out space. We love the whole retro feel, yet none of the mod-cons have been compromised. Absolutely loved it and will be back again. Tennis before breakfast each morning is a must!Nya, Diya, Jayne & Dan, North Hertfordshire - 1st May 2011
As soon as we arrived, we felt very comfortable with our surroundings. An elegant, well equipped & maintained apartment, with attention to detail, to make it a bit 'special'. Thank you so much for a thoroughly enjoyable break.Sandra & Trevor, Yorkshire - 1st April 2011
Thank you for an amazing weekend. Apartment is fantastic, perfect place to get out of the rat race or the city. I think it is highly probable that we will come again.Lou & Kev xxx - 14th March 2011
Lovely, comfortable apartment. 10/10 for the cleaner! Our first stay here, won't be our last. A big 'thank you', a lot of thought has gone into making in 'Home from Home'.Mac & Janet, Birmingham - 19th February 2011
Our seventh stay at The Balcony, looking forward to our eighth!Bob & Jenny, Surrey - 26th January 2011