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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.

New Property B5 Masts

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

Luxury two bedroom apartment located in an elevated position in Torquay with panoramic sea views. Luxury features throughout the apartment, Balcony overlooking spectacular views and private parking for guests

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£867 - £2359 per week *

BCB5MA View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
  • 1 King size/super king size bed
  • 2 Single beds
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.6 mile to nearest pub
  • Balcony
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Park
  • Public transportation
  • Restaurants & bars
  • Rowing boats
4 Star Award

Sea View 10 Riviera

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

With uninterrupted spectacular views over Torquay Harbour to Paignton, Brixham and beyond, 10 Riviera is a spacious four storey Townhouse with a sunny garden and private parking, all within walking distance to all that T...

  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
£1055 - £2985 per week *

BCRIVI View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • 2 King size/super king size beds
  • 1 Single bed
  • 2 Single bunk beds
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.1 mile to nearest pub
  • 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
  • Fishing
  • Go-karting
  • Golf
  • Music festival
  • Park
  • Rowing boats
  • Shopping
4 Star Award

Private Parking 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
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • No garden/courtyard
£693 - £1761 per week *

HESMEW View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets 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
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Park
  • Rowing boats
3 Star Gold Award

Pet Friendly Clevehurst Cottage

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

Pet friendly property for up to 7 guests in 4 bedrooms with large garden and private parking, just a walking distance away from Torquay Harbour.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
£955 - £1977 per week *

CLEVCO View property

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

Open Fire or Log Burner 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
  • Garden/courtyard
£1724 - £3377 per week *

RUTLOD View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • 2 King size/super king size beds
  • 1 Double bed
  • 4 Single beds
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.5 mile to nearest pub
  • Travel Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Freezer
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Highchair
  • Hot tub
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Bike rentals
  • Fishing
  • Go-karting
  • Golf
  • Rowing boats
3 Star Gold Award

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
£1490 - £3232 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
3 Star Gold Award

Open Fire or Log Burner 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
£2335 - £4586 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
  • Hot tub
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Fishing
  • Go-karting
  • Golf
  • Park
  • Rowing boats

New Property Babbacombe, Wellswood and Rutland

Torquay - Devon (South & East)

Welcome larger groups into this enticing property complex for upto eighteen guests - comfortable accommodation over three properties with communal facilities including a hot tub!

  • Sleeps 18
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 3 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
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BCWWRU View property

  • Sleeps 18
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 3 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.5 mile to nearest pub
  • BBQ
  • Travel Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Freezer
  • Ground floor WC
  • Highchair
  • Hot tub
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Stairgate
  • Towels included
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Area fitness centre
  • Park
  • Rowing boats
  • Safari

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