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Torquay on 'the English Riviera' is one of Devon's most popular coastal resorts due to its warm climate, buzzing atmosphere and excellent facilities.

Torquay was first 'discovered' by well-to-do Victorians who loved the agreeable climate and long sandy beaches. Today it retains its unique charm with a bustling harbour and sophisticated marina, a lovely pier and promenade where you can stroll and relax with a backdrop of palm trees that make you think you're in the Mediterranean.

Choose from a wide selection of waterfront restaurants and bars where you can chill-out and watch the world go by. From the elevated position of the Royal Terrace Gardens you can enjoy a great view of the town and bay below.

Because of its excellent facilities, plenty of things to do, great night life, visitor attractions and local activities Torquay attracts all ages of visitors, from families to couples and groups.

See the beautiful Pavilion, which is one of many testimonies to the Victorian era; also worth a visit is the spectacular Torre Abbey with its art gallery and beautiful gardens. Step back even further in time with a visit to Kent's Cavern, said to be the most important Stone Age site in Britain, brought to life in a way that's fascinating and fun.

The popular Living Coasts Zoo with an exciting range of animals from land, sea and the air, including a spacious free-flying bird enclosure, or on a smaller scale, get down to the Model Village at nearby Babbacombe.

Search for Torquay holiday cottages today to enjoy a break in the English Riviera.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Set on the coastal road, just 600 yards above sheltered Maidencombe Beach and the village’s pretty thatched inn, these six very comfortably furnished holiday properties (refs 28862, 28863, 28864, 28865, 28866 and 28867) all have separate entrances and enjoy the use of an acre of attractively landscaped gardens with extensive sea views. They are ideally situated for the coastal path, yet still enjoy a peaceful and tranquil setting for abundant local wildlife. Primrose (a ground floor apartment), Bluebell (set on the first floor) and Foxglove (on the second floor with a roof terrace giving spectacular sea views) are situated in a purpose-built extension to the owner’s Victorian residence, whilst Poppy (a first floor apartment) is part of the original house. The ‘English Riviera’ is famous for its mild climate and is ideal for year-round breaks. Torquay, with its many amenities is only 4 miles away. These are the perfect properties for family get-togethers, friends’ reunions and celebrations. There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks with opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing and angling. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. It is a place in which to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort. Torquay town centre and Living Coasts are about 5 minutes away. Oddicombe Beach is also close by, and discover the shopping area of St Marychurch, a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the harbour area. Oddicombe Beach can be reached by foot down a very steep, wooded lane, or choose a more gentle ascent on the historic Babbacombe Cliff Railway. One of only a few original working funicular railways, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has been transporting visitors up and down the 240 foot cliff-face since 1926. A short stroll from Oddicombe Beach leads to Babbacombe Beach and a pub. Nearby, visit the Babbacombe Model Village. Exeter and Plymouth are within an easy drive. There are many NT properties, including Agatha Christie’s summer house in Galmpton. Golf and walking locally. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

External steps to entrance. All on second floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric heaters included. Two digital TVs. Roof patio and furniture.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared 1-acre garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 10 steps and sloping banks in shared garden.

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NOW
£352-£744
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
3


Moorings and Moorings Apartment are both tastefully decorated apartments situated peacefully in one of the most enviable locations in Torquay. Tucked away in an acre of gardens with open views across the valley to the sea, it’s easy to let yourself unwind. Offering a cosy, warm winter let, many customers return for an off season to enjoy an ‘English Riviera’ winter break. These holiday properties (refs: 29650 & 30587) are attached to the owner’s home but offer privacy and great views. A large decking area overlooks Ilsham Valley and is ideal for outdoor dining. Along with a private, covered patio area close to a koi pond, there are plenty of outside areas in which to relax. A large area of gardens is secure and allows pets to roam freely. Located on the boundary of Lincombe Woods, you’re also within walking distance to many wooded walks, meadows, village shops and beaches, including arguably Torbay’s finest beach - Meadfoot. With its southerly outlook, clear waters and views, it deserves its reputation as one of the region’s best. Moorings Apartments are a 3-minute drive to the marina, harbour and main shopping areas. Wellswood village itself is 5-minute woodland stroll away, and is one of the most charming areas of Torquay. Everything you need for day to day living is here, with restaurants, a wine shop, post office and village pantry. The local pub is known for its excellent food, sunny beer garden and friendly atmosphere. The village is also the birthplace of crime writer Agatha Christie and home of the Gleneagles Hotel, which was inspiration for John Cleese’s ’Fawlty Towers’. Finally, Kent’s Cavern Caves is one of Europe’s top prehistoric Stone Age caves. With an extensive labyrinth of spectacular and easily accessible caverns open daily and all year round, it’s an absolute must. Beach ¾ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

12 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Travel cot and high chair on request. 47" Smart TV (Netflix). Microwave. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

Both properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Gas cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared decked area. Shared 1 acre of landscaped grounds. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: 12 steps to decked area. Unfenced pond in grounds 10 yards.

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NOW
£281-£711
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Set on the coastal road, just 600 yards above sheltered Maidencombe Beach and the village’s pretty thatched inn, these five very comfortably furnished holiday properties all have separate entrances and enjoy the use of an acre of attractively landscaped gardens with extensive sea views. They are ideally situated for the coastal path, yet still enjoy a peaceful and tranquil setting for abundant local wildlife. Primrose (a ground floor apartment), Bluebell (set on the first floor) and Foxglove (on the second floor with a roof terrace giving spectacular sea views) are situated in a purpose-built extension to the owner’s Victorian residence, whilst Poppy (a first floor apartment) is part of the original house. Lavender (set on the first floor above the owner’s accommodation) is accessed through the main reception. The ‘English Riviera’ is famous for its mild climate and is ideal for year-round breaks. Torquay, with its many amenities is only 4 miles away. These are the perfect properties for family get-togethers, friends’ reunions and celebrations. There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks with opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing and angling. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. It is a place in which to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort. Torquay town centre and Living Coasts are about 5 minutes away. Oddicombe Beach is also close by, and discover the shopping area of St Marychurch, a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the harbour area. Oddicombe Beach can be reached by foot down a very steep, wooded lane, or choose a more gentle ascent on the historic Babbacombe Cliff Railway. One of only a few original working funicular railways, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has been transporting visitors up and down the 240 foot cliff-face since 1926. A short stroll from Oddicombe Beach leads to Babbacombe Beach and a pub. Nearby, visit the Babbacombe Model Village. Exeter and Plymouth are within an easy drive. There are many NT properties, including Agatha Christie’s summer house in Galmpton. Golf and walking locally. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 600 yards.Set on the coastal road, just 600 yards above sheltered Maidencombe Beach and the village’s pretty thatched inn, these six very comfortably furnished holiday properties (refs 28862, 28863, 28864, 28865, 28866 and 28867) all have separate entrances and enjoy the use of an acre of attractively landscaped gardens with extensive sea views. They are ideally situated for the coastal path, yet still enjoy a peaceful and tranquil setting for abundant local wildlife. Primrose (a ground floor apartment), Bluebell (set on the first floor) and Foxglove (on the second floor with a roof terrace giving spectacular sea views) are situated in a purpose-built extension to the owner’s Victorian residence, whilst Poppy (a first floor apartment) is part of the original house. The ‘English Riviera’ is famous for its mild climate and is ideal for year-round breaks. Torquay, with its many amenities is only 4 miles away. These are the perfect properties for family get-togethers, friends’ reunions and celebrations. There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks with opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing and angling. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. It is a place in which to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort. Torquay town centre and Living Coasts are about 5 minutes away. Oddicombe Beach is also close by, and discover the shopping area of St Marychurch, a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the harbour area. Oddicombe Beach can be reached by foot down a very steep, wooded lane, or choose a more gentle ascent on the historic Babbacombe Cliff Railway. One of only a few original working funicular railways, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has been transporting visitors up and down the 240 foot cliff-face since 1926. A short stroll from Oddicombe Beach leads to Babbacombe Beach and a pub. Nearby, visit the Babbacombe Model Village. Exeter and Plymouth are within an easy drive. There are many NT properties, including Agatha Christie’s summer house in Galmpton. Golf and walking locally. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (6ft) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Gas central heating included. Three digital TVs. Dishwasher. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Parking (2 cars).

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared 1-acre garden with sitting-out area and furniture. No smoking. NB: 10 steps and sloping banks in shared garden.

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2


Moorings and Moorings Apartment are both tastefully decorated apartments situated peacefully in one of the most enviable locations in Torquay. Tucked away in an acre of gardens with open views across the valley to the sea, it’s easy to let yourself unwind. Offering a cosy, warm winter let, many customers return for an off season to enjoy an ‘English Riviera’ winter break. These holiday properties (refs: 29650 & 30587) are attached to the owner’s home but offer privacy and great views. A large decking area overlooks Ilsham Valley and is ideal for outdoor dining. Along with a private, covered patio area close to a koi pond, there are plenty of outside areas in which to relax. A large area of gardens is secure and allows pets to roam freely. Located on the boundary of Lincombe Woods, you’re also within walking distance to many wooded walks, meadows, village shops and beaches, including arguably Torbay’s finest beach - Meadfoot. With its southerly outlook, clear waters and views, it deserves its reputation as one of the region’s best. Moorings Apartments are a 3-minute drive to the marina, harbour and main shopping areas. Wellswood village itself is 5-minute woodland stroll away, and is one of the most charming areas of Torquay. Everything you need for day to day living is here, with restaurants, a wine shop, post office and village pantry. The local pub is known for its excellent food, sunny beer garden and friendly atmosphere. The village is also the birthplace of crime writer Agatha Christie and home of the Gleneagles Hotel, which was inspiration for John Cleese’s ’Fawlty Towers’. Finally, Kent’s Cavern Caves is one of Europe’s top prehistoric Stone Age caves. With an extensive labyrinth of spectacular and easily accessible caverns open daily and all year round, it’s an absolute must. Beach ¾ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

12 steps to entrance: All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

42" Smart TV (Netflix). Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store.

Both properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Gas cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared decked area. Shared 1 acre of landscaped grounds. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: 12 steps to decked area. Unfenced pond in grounds 10 yards.

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NOW
£224-£710
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Set on the coastal road, just 600 yards above the sheltered Maidencombe Beach and the village’s pretty thatched inn, Crossways (refs 30273, 30274, 30275 and 30276) are ideal for family holidays, walkers or for just a relaxing break. Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, this complex of semi-detached cottages is an ideal holiday base. The properties are decorated and furnished to a good standard. Across the road and down the hill, is the lovely sheltered beach, which is complete with a café, and if you fancy climbing the rocks, you will see some fantastic views across the ocean. Take in some of the stunning Torbay coastline, walk from beach to beach past beautiful cliffs and rolling hills, and enjoy some of the best coastal walks in Devon. Torquay is a very popular and historic town with a huge variety of things to do – a perfect place to entertain the whole family. The town centre is only 4 miles away, offering plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants. Like most of the towns in the area, Torquay is situated right on the coast, and the main town is just a few minutes away from the nearest beach - Torre Abbey Sands. There are eight other beaches around Torquay, all with unique views across the bay. The town itself is bursting with history, being the birthplace of the famous murder mystery writer Agatha Christie. It also has beautiful ancient caves containing a variety of interesting fossils, World War II slipways in the harbour and Torre Abbey, which was built in 1166 and is the largest surviving medieval monastery in Devon and Cornwall. And of course, who can forget the role Torquay played in the famous comedy Fawlty Towers. The South West Coastal Path from Watcombe in Torquay to Maidencombe is a favourite spot for local walkers. This walk has a little bit of everything - from woods and open fields, to beaches, coastal scenery and rare wildlife. Two of the English Riviera’s top attractions can be found in nearby Babbacombe; Bygones Victorian Street and Babbacombe Model Village. The property is just 22 miles from Exeter city centre. Paignton Zoo is a great day out for everyone, and is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. Situated on the mouth of the river Teign, Shaldon is an unspoilt village, with a thriving livelihood based on the estuary. No visit to the area would be complete without indulging in traditional cream teas. Torquay has a lot to offer, there is the Living Coasts where penguins wander freely, the theatre which has shows all year round, or take a ferry across to Brixham, to sample the fresh fish and seafood. Take a trip to Dartmoor to climb one of the tors which isn’t to be missed, or just take in the beauty and travel across the moor to Tavistock, where there is some dramatic scenery. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in). Bathroom with toilet.

Electricity wood-effect fire in living room, NSH and electricity included (by meter reading September-April). DVD. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed patio with furniture.

All properties: Bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared 1-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, enclosed children’s play area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£264-£795
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
Ridge House Ref: HKKS

With its superb country and sea views, Ridge House is a unique detached holiday property set in a quiet country lane yet close to the English Riviera, Torbay, Dartmoor National Park, the market towns of Newton Abbot and Totnes and the quaint harbours of Shaldon and Brixham. Whether guests wish to relax in peace and quiet, step out on beautiful country walks, enjoy the lively environment of Torbay or entertain on that special occasion, Ridge House can provide it all. The sun-trap terrace has a hot tub seating 8, and there is a large enclosed garden which is ideal for children and pets (supervision required near the pond). The front garden, with table and chairs, is perfect for enjoying a quiet cup of coffee in the early morning sun. There is parking for numerous cars in the grounds. The conservatory overlooks the garden and beautiful Rocombe valley. The games room has a pool table, Nintendo Wii Fit with fitboard, table football, karaoke machine and dart board; there is a wi-fi computer with printer in the study.
Numerous outdoor pursuits in the area include mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, caving, horse riding, sailing, fishing and canoeing. There are seven beaches close by and Torquay Golf Course is only 2 miles away. Dartmoor National Park has a wealth of beautiful scenery, walks and country pubs. Torquay boasts all the amenities of a seaside resort and the world famous Paignton Zoo is worth a visit. Teignmouth, Preston and Paignton have some lovely sandy beaches, and seaside piers. The local villages of Stokeinteignhead and Maidencombe both have delightful village pubs with excellent food. For discerning diners there is an award-winning restaurant nearby. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Spacious living room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire and patio doors leading to large dining room/conservatory with access to hot tub. Spacious well-equipped kitchen and breakfast area with tiled floor. Study. Utility. Games room. Double bedroom with additional bunks. Bathroom and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Master double bedroom with sea and country views and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Two further double bedroom with country views. Twin bedroom with sea views. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle, bidet and toilet.

  • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Six Freeview TVs (one 50in)
  • Two DVDs (small library)
  • CD
  • Nintendo Wii and fitboard
  • Double electric oven included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American fridge/freezer
  • Computer in study with printer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • ½-acre of unspoilt grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • Hot tub (available 10am to 10pm)
  • Games room with pool table, table football, dart board, karaoke machine and basketball
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 3 steps and pond in garden

WAS
NOW
£909-£2714
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Set on the coastal road, just 600 yards above sheltered Maidencombe Beach and the village’s pretty thatched inn, these six very comfortably furnished holiday properties (refs 28862, 28863, 28864, 28865, 28866 and 28867) all have separate entrances and enjoy the use of an acre of attractively landscaped gardens with extensive sea views. They are ideally situated for the coastal path, yet still enjoy a peaceful and tranquil setting for abundant local wildlife. Primrose (a ground floor apartment), Bluebell (set on the first floor) and Foxglove (on the second floor with a roof terrace giving spectacular sea views) are situated in a purpose-built extension to the owner’s Victorian residence, whilst Poppy (a first floor apartment) is part of the original house. The ‘English Riviera’ is famous for its mild climate and is ideal for year-round breaks. Torquay, with its many amenities is only 4 miles away. These are the perfect properties for family get-togethers, friends’ reunions and celebrations. There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks with opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing and angling. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. It is a place in which to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort. Torquay town centre and Living Coasts are about 5 minutes away. Oddicombe Beach is also close by, and discover the shopping area of St Marychurch, a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the harbour area. Oddicombe Beach can be reached by foot down a very steep, wooded lane, or choose a more gentle ascent on the historic Babbacombe Cliff Railway. One of only a few original working funicular railways, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has been transporting visitors up and down the 240 foot cliff-face since 1926. A short stroll from Oddicombe Beach leads to Babbacombe Beach and a pub. Nearby, visit the Babbacombe Model Village. Exeter and Plymouth are within an easy drive. There are many NT properties, including Agatha Christie’s summer house in Galmpton. Golf and walking locally. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room/dining area. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Gas central heating included. Three digital TVs. Patio.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared 1-acre garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 10 steps and sloping banks in shared garden.

WAS
NOW
£342-£695
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Set on the coastal road, just 600 yards above sheltered Maidencombe Beach and the village’s pretty thatched inn, these six very comfortably furnished holiday properties (refs 28862, 28863, 28864, 28865, 28866 and 28867) all have separate entrances and enjoy the use of an acre of attractively landscaped gardens with extensive sea views. They are ideally situated for the coastal path, yet still enjoy a peaceful and tranquil setting for abundant local wildlife. Primrose (a ground floor apartment), Bluebell (set on the first floor) and Foxglove (on the second floor with a roof terrace giving spectacular sea views) are situated in a purpose-built extension to the owner’s Victorian residence, whilst Poppy (a first floor apartment) is part of the original house. The ‘English Riviera’ is famous for its mild climate and is ideal for year-round breaks. Torquay, with its many amenities is only 4 miles away. These are the perfect properties for family get-togethers, friends’ reunions and celebrations. There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks with opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing and angling. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. It is a place in which to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort. Torquay town centre and Living Coasts are about 5 minutes away. Oddicombe Beach is also close by, and discover the shopping area of St Marychurch, a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the harbour area. Oddicombe Beach can be reached by foot down a very steep, wooded lane, or choose a more gentle ascent on the historic Babbacombe Cliff Railway. One of only a few original working funicular railways, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has been transporting visitors up and down the 240 foot cliff-face since 1926. A short stroll from Oddicombe Beach leads to Babbacombe Beach and a pub. Nearby, visit the Babbacombe Model Village. Exeter and Plymouth are within an easy drive. There are many NT properties, including Agatha Christie’s summer house in Galmpton. Golf and walking locally. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

Ground floor: Living room/dining area. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating included. Digital TV. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Decked patio area and furniture.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared 1-acre garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 10 steps and sloping banks in shared garden.

WAS
NOW
£315-£695
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Mouse Cottage Ref: 23166

Enjoy splendid views to the sea

Mouse Cottage is a detached property set in an AONB and a conservation area, and has views to the sea from the dining room and decked patio. A sandy beach and cafe are minutes from the door. The South West Coast Path is minutes away, and Torquay and Teignmouth are within 5 miles. For bird watchers, the rare Cirl Bunting makes its home in Maidencombe. Close by is Dartmoor, with its ponies, heather clad tors, quaint little villages, with shops, pubs, and tea rooms where a Devon cream tea is a must. About 8 miles away is the medieval town of Totnes, where the spirit of the past is re-enacted weekly in the form of an Elizabethan market during the summer months. Boat trips to Dartmouth from the Quay make a splendid day out. Exeter is 15 miles, with its magnificent cathedral and shopping centre, or visit the quay and take a boat trip to one of the many pubs waiting to be discovered. Dawlish Warren with its nature reserve which is well known for attracting rare birds on their annual migration. There are many NT properties within the area that are well worth a visit. Maidencombe beach is dog friendly all year round. Shops 11/2 miles, pub 200 yards.

Flight of steps lead to the path to the entrance. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with patio doors and wooden floor. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 single (for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week November-February). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed garden. Balcony with furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

Set on the coastal road, just 600 yards above the sheltered Maidencombe Beach and the village’s pretty thatched inn, Crossways (refs 30273, 30274, 30275 and 30276) are ideal for family holidays, walkers or for just a relaxing break. Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, this complex of semi-detached cottages is an ideal holiday base. The properties are decorated and furnished to a good standard. Across the road and down the hill, is the lovely sheltered beach, which is complete with a café, and if you fancy climbing the rocks, you will see some fantastic views across the ocean. Take in some of the stunning Torbay coastline, walk from beach to beach past beautiful cliffs and rolling hills, and enjoy some of the best coastal walks in Devon. Torquay is a very popular and historic town with a huge variety of things to do – a perfect place to entertain the whole family. The town centre is only 4 miles away, offering plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants. Like most of the towns in the area, Torquay is situated right on the coast, and the main town is just a few minutes away from the nearest beach - Torre Abbey Sands. There are eight other beaches around Torquay, all with unique views across the bay. The town itself is bursting with history, being the birthplace of the famous murder mystery writer Agatha Christie. It also has beautiful ancient caves containing a variety of interesting fossils, World War II slipways in the harbour and Torre Abbey, which was built in 1166 and is the largest surviving medieval monastery in Devon and Cornwall. And of course, who can forget the role Torquay played in the famous comedy Fawlty Towers. The South West Coastal Path from Watcombe in Torquay to Maidencombe is a favourite spot for local walkers. This walk has a little bit of everything - from woods and open fields, to beaches, coastal scenery and rare wildlife. Two of the English Riviera’s top attractions can be found in nearby Babbacombe; Bygones Victorian Street and Babbacombe Model Village. The property is just 22 miles from Exeter city centre. Paignton Zoo is a great day out for everyone, and is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. Situated on the mouth of the river Teign, Shaldon is an unspoilt village, with a thriving livelihood based on the estuary. No visit to the area would be complete without indulging in traditional cream teas. Torquay has a lot to offer, there is the Living Coasts where penguins wander freely, the theatre which has shows all year round, or take a ferry across to Brixham, to sample the fresh fish and seafood. Take a trip to Dartmoor to climb one of the tors which isn’t to be missed, or just take in the beauty and travel across the moor to Tavistock, where there is some dramatic scenery. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with double pull-down bed (from wall) and patio doors. Kitchen with breakfast area. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Electricity wood-effect fire in living room and electricity by £1 meter. DVD. Enclosed patio with furniture. Pet free of charge - to be kept on a lead at all times.

All properties: Bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared 1-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, enclosed children’s play area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£244-£672
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

Steeped in history, Ben Venue is an imposing listed Victorian house built in 1890, once owned by the brother of A.R Johnson wax polish empire of America. Ben Venue (HKKB) is attached to Lemon Tree Cottage (HMMS) and the owner’s apartment. In Ben Venue (HKKB), many original features are still evident, with a very grand staircase, and large chandeliers throughout as well as high ceilings which add to the charm and character of this most beautiful property. It is decorated and furnished to a very high standard, from the piano in the entrance to the four-poster beds, the large bathroom and en-suite shower rooms. There have been many famous celebrities who have visited the property over the years and enjoyed many a game of snooker on the full size snooker table - see all the photos adorning the walls including Ray Reardon, Max Bygraves and Bobby Davro to name but a few. All of the rooms have elegance about them; there are huge picture windows, and sea views from the ground and first floors. Lemon Tree Cottage has its own entrance and is also decorated to a high standard from Italian marble floors to beautiful furnishings. Torquay has so much to offer and these are the perfect properties for family get-togethers, friends reunited and celebrations. There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks, with opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing, angling and to study the natural wildlife at leisure. Stunning views are to be seen just about everywhere across the bay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the tors of Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. It is a place to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort. Torquay town centre and Living Coasts are about 5 minutes away. Shops and pub ¼ mile.

Spacious living room with French doors to dining conservatory with sea views. Large dining room. Billiard room with full-size snooker table and sea views. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with gas/electric range and breakfast area. Utility. Sun room. Separate toilet. Lower ground floor: Games room with gym and seating area. First floor: Study with TV. Double bedroom with sea views and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, shower cubicle (jet shower), toilet and door leading to twin bedroom. Double bedroom with four-poster bed and wash basin. Three further double bedrooms, each with 5ft, four-poster bed, two with sea views and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

  • Electricity and full gas central heating included (Winter £35 per week, £30 per short break)
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Gas/electric range included
  • Freezer
  • Large, enclosed lawned garden and furniture
  • Secure cycle store
  • Full-size snooker table
  • NB: Water fountain in garden

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£1068-£3392
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Set on the coastal road, just 600 yards above sheltered Maidencombe Beach and the village’s pretty thatched inn, these six very comfortably furnished holiday properties (refs 28862, 28863, 28864, 28865, 28866 and 28867) all have separate entrances and enjoy the use of an acre of attractively landscaped gardens with extensive sea views. They are ideally situated for the coastal path, yet still enjoy a peaceful and tranquil setting for abundant local wildlife. Primrose (a ground floor apartment), Bluebell (set on the first floor) and Foxglove (on the second floor with a roof terrace giving spectacular sea views) are situated in a purpose-built extension to the owner’s Victorian residence, whilst Poppy (a first floor apartment) is part of the original house. The ‘English Riviera’ is famous for its mild climate and is ideal for year-round breaks. Torquay, with its many amenities is only 4 miles away. These are the perfect properties for family get-togethers, friends’ reunions and celebrations. There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks with opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing and angling. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. It is a place in which to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort. Torquay town centre and Living Coasts are about 5 minutes away. Oddicombe Beach is also close by, and discover the shopping area of St Marychurch, a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the harbour area. Oddicombe Beach can be reached by foot down a very steep, wooded lane, or choose a more gentle ascent on the historic Babbacombe Cliff Railway. One of only a few original working funicular railways, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has been transporting visitors up and down the 240 foot cliff-face since 1926. A short stroll from Oddicombe Beach leads to Babbacombe Beach and a pub. Nearby, visit the Babbacombe Model Village. Exeter and Plymouth are within an easy drive. There are many NT properties, including Agatha Christie’s summer house in Galmpton. Golf and walking locally. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

External steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating included. Two digital TVs.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared 1-acre garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 10 steps and sloping banks in shared garden.

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£288-£537
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