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Torquay Self Catering Cottages and Apartments

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Swaying palm trees, bright white houses and a café-lined harbour: on first glance, Torquay can appear more like alike a Mediterranean resort than a Victorian retreat. Scratch the surface, however, and you’ll soon find that Torquay is a quintessential English seaside town… even if it does boast an uncommonly warm microclimate.

Gaining fame in the early 1900s for its craggy cliffs, beautiful beaches and soothing spas, Torquay continues to draw visitors for these reasons. But alongside the traditional attractions are newer draws like fine dining, a coastal zoo and an Agatha Christie-themed walk. They are all part of what makes this Devon town special.

What to see and do

Torquay is jam-packed with sights and activities – whatever your interests. For history lovers, there is Kents Cavern, a subterranean settlement that was home to prehistoric man more than 700,000 years ago, as well as Torre Abbey, an extraordinarily well-preserved 12th century abbey once home to White Canons and now to permanent art exhibits. For nature lovers, there’s the expansive country park and gardens of Cockington Court, and the myriad mammals, birds and marine life of the seaside zoo Living Coast. While for educational family fun, there is Babbacombe Model Village, an intricate miniature world that spans four acres, and the Agatha Christie Literary Trail, which takes in landmarks featured in some of the author’s best known novels. 

But without doubt, Torquay’s biggest draws are its beaches. The coastline around Torquay is renowned for its award-winning, palm-lined beaches, and there are no less than nine sand and/or shingle beaches within easy reach of the town. If you are looking to join the crowds and enjoy the facilities, try Torre Abbey Sands. 

Or, if you’d rather relax away from the amusement arcades and water parks, head to Maidencombe Beach. Alternatively, for sheer seclusion within easy reach of Torquay, take the steep path down to Anstey’s Cove.

Where to eat and drink

Dartmouth has long been South Devon’s foodie capital, but in recent years Torquay has emerged as a fierce challenger to its title. Locally-sourced seafood, meat and other produce allows many restaurants, cafés and pubs to offer an authentic taste of the west country, while there is also great international fare; from Italian to Indian, Mexican to Moroccan. Many of the restaurants in Torquay can now boast prestigious food awards, from Michelin Stars to AA Rosettes, and even one of the town’s fish and chip shops is a major award winner. 

For fine seaside dining with a British flavour, we would recommend Orange Tree Restaurant and Number 7 Fish Bistro, both situated by the harbour and serving sublime seafood. Michelin-starred The Elephant is also popular for those with delicate palates and deep pockets. For cheaper eats, there is The Shack, which serves up gourmet burgers and chargrilled chicken to its adoring fans, and Green Leaf Cafe, which prides itself on its delicious farmhouse sandwiches, wraps and salads. For superb international cuisine, there is the Greek-and-Turkish Ephesus, the ever-popular Italian Biancos and many more. As for that award-winning fish and chip shop: Hanbury’s is among the best five in the UK, according to the 2016 National Fish and Chip Awards.

How to get in and around

Torquay is very easily reached by train (it has two railway stations), by car (it’s just off the A350 and is on the coastal Riviera Way) and even by plane (Exeter International Airport is just a 35-minute drive away). 

Getting around is simple too, with bus routes along the coast and around town. So why not dedicate a weekend, or longer, to exploring beautiful Torquay? You’ll find your ideal accommodation with Discovery.

Special Offer Wellswood Mews

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

A charming and modern ‘home from home’ with private parking and a patio. Tastefully furnished in a contemporary style with two bedrooms to accommodate 4 guests; located only 10 minutes’ walk away from Torquay Harbo...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
£350 - £820 per week *

WELLME View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • 2 Single beds
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.2 mile to nearest pub
  • Central heating
  • Travel Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Highchair
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Fishing
  • Go-karting
  • Golf
  • Park
  • Rowing boats

Special Offer Stunning Waterfront Sea View Holiday Apartment in Torquay 9 Marina Court

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

This modern two bedroom apartment has a bright and generous open plan interior is decorated in a serene nautical tone. The plethora of award-winning restaurants, fashionable cafes, buzzing marina and visitor attractions...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • No private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£359 - £949 per week *

9MARCO View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • No private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • 2 Single beds
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Dishwasher
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Sea view
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Bike rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Park
  • Rowing boats

Special Offer spacious self-catering seaview apartment to rent in Hesketh Crescent, Torquay Devon Balcony Belle 15B

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

Balcony Belle is a perfect base for a holiday and offers something for every guest in your party. With a heated swimming pool and tennis courts there are so many activities that you can entertain yourself with. The prope...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£399 - £1059 per week *

HES15B View property

  • 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
  • Balcony
  • Travel Cot
  • Highchair
  • Sea view
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Bike rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Park
  • Rowing boats

Pet Friendly Barwood Mews

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

Cosy and bright house for 4 guests in 2 bedrooms, with enclosed garden and private parking, ideally located in between Torquay town centre and Meadfoot beach.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
£339 - £879 per week *

BARMEW View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 1 Double bed
  • 2 Single beds
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.3 mile to nearest pub
  • Central heating
  • Travel Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ground floor WC
  • Highchair
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Stairgate
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Park
  • Rowing boats

Special Offer Meadfoot Beach Apartment, Torquay - Lounge area Meadfoot Beach Apartment

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

Benefitting from double aspect views across Meadfoot bay this fabulous 2 bed apartment is ideal for a relaxing coastal holiday. The grade 2 listed property is full of character and tastefully decorated throughout ensurin...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • No private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£439 - £1169 per week *

HES15A View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • No private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • 2 Single beds
  • Bed linen provided
  • Travel Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Highchair
  • Sea view
  • Sauna
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Bike rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Park
  • Rowing boats

Special Offer Braeside

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

This spacious apartment for families of four is just a short stroll from the village of Wellswood, and less than five minutes' drive to Torquay's iconic harbour and beaches

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • No private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£329 - £850 per week *

BRAES View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • No private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • 2 Double beds
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.2 mile to nearest pub
  • Central heating
  • Travel Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • On one level
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Park
  • Rowing boats

Special Offer 4 Hesketh Mews

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

A newly-renovated three bedroom mews house, close to Meadfoot Beach, perfect for families looking to get away to the fun of the sun in Torquay! Just a short walk to Torquay town centre and the iconic harbourside, as well...

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£489 - £1289 per week *

HESMEW View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
  • 1 Double bed
  • 4 Single beds
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.8 mile to nearest pub
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Central heating
  • Travel Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Park
  • Rowing boats

Sea View Cliff House kitchen Cliff House

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

This four bedroom home, located in the heart of Torquay, invites you to have a relaxing holiday and a bird's eye view over the town! Nearby you will find family-friendly attractions, restaurants, pubs, harbour, Princess...

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
£795 - £1295 per week *

CLIFFH View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • 2 Double beds
  • 2 Single beds
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.6 mile to nearest pub
  • Range cooker
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Central heating
  • Travel Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Freezer
  • Ground floor WC
  • Highchair
  • Sea view
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Stairgate
  • Towels included
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Bike rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Park
  • Rowing boats

Special Offer SUE_0653 Rutland Lodge

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

Rutland Lodge is an early Victorian holiday home located just a ten minutes' walk away from the town centre of Torquay with plenty of restaurants, shops and boutiques. Provides private off road parking for three cars.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£940 - £2190 per week *

RUTLOD View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • 2 King size/super king size beds
  • 1 Double bed
  • 4 Single beds
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Freezer
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Bike rentals
  • Rowing boats

Sea View Longcroft House, Torquay - Exterior of the property Longcroft House

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

An elegant early Victorian villa in Torquay's most high end residential suburb, a fantastic retreat for a family of 12.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
£1084 - £2389 per week *

LONGCR View property

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 2 King size/super king size beds
  • 1 Double bed
  • 6 Single beds
  • Bed linen provided
  • Range cooker
  • Travel Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Ground floor WC
  • Highchair
  • Sea view
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Tumble dryer
  • Area fitness centre
  • Bike rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Park
  • Rowing boats

Special Offer Rutland Lodge & Wellswood Mews

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

Pet friendly property for up to 14 guests combining boutique Victorian charm and contemporary comfort, with 7 bedrooms across two self-contained buildings. Ideal for peaceful holidays just a short stroll away from Torqua...

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
£1480 - £3895 per week *

RUTWEL View property

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • 3 King size/super king size beds
  • 1 Double bed
  • 6 Single beds
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.2 mile to nearest pub
  • Central heating
  • Travel Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Freezer
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Highchair
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Fishing
  • Go-karting
  • Golf
  • Park
  • Rowing boats

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