Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Torquay - The Balcony
Luxury Regency first floor apartment to sleep 2 with idyllic balcony sea views
Situated along the impressive sweeping Hesketh Crescent, and overlooking formal gardens to the beautiful Meadfoot Beach and dramatic Devon coast line beyond, this wonderfully presented first floor holiday home provides the ideal romantic retreat for your time here in Torquay!
Dating back to 1848 the elegant original features have been lovingly restored and included in this spacious and sumptuous apartment.
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 180º 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, a PlayStation 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 and dishwasher.
A stylish dining area which sits up to 4 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. The idyllic balcony views span across the tranquil Meadfoot beach and also the grand sweeping Hesketh Crescent, which also features a selection of wonderful outdoor eating areas & restaurants to enjoy during your stay!
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 nights rest and a flat screen TV so you need not rush to enjoy their favourite show or movie is also provided for convenience.
Additional guests who less than 10 years old may also be accommodated to the fold up Z Bed – which can be provided upon request for additional junior guests.
A modern fitted shower room completes the internal accommodation and outside guests have the added benefit of a private parking space.
**Please Note: the NEW HomeAway nightly pricing & tariff calculator displayed to the right, calculates nightly rates by taking the weekly tariff rate and dividing it by 7. This nightly rate is misrepresented, as it does not take into account Short Break Percentages explained in the Tariff Notes section below. Sadly we have no control over this new trend towards nightly 'hotel-style' pricing so please get in touch and we will be happy to help you further.**
As well as a lovely choice of restaurants along Hesketh Crescent guests can also pay a small charge 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.
How about a boat charter!
The thrill of being on the water on a sunny day and the chance to see dolphins, a frequent visitor to Torbay; is all that anyone could wish for - complete your holiday with a 2 hour, half day or full day boat charter on a Sunseeker Superhawk ~ http://discoveryholidayhomes.com/view/Sunseeker-Superhawk-40.aspx for a variety of rates & excursions.
The heart of the famous resort town of Torquay is also easily accessible, and offers a wide range of restaurants, bars and shops to enjoy, as well as the seaside town’s most popular family-friendly visitor attractions, which include Living Coasts Sea Life Centre, Torquay’s Dinosaur World and its breathtaking marina and splendid Victoriana pleasure gardens.
Nearby guests can also enjoy the picturesque Cockington Country Park, the popular Paignton Zoo, the many fine Golf Clubs and the geographical wonder that is Kents Cavern. The Torquay coast also offers a wide range of sport activities to enjoy from sailing, surfing, fishing to golf, canoeing and horse riding.
Further afield guests are within easy driving distance of discovering the Dartmoor National Park or to enjoy an afternoon visiting one of the 40+ National Trust attractions that are awaiting you in beautiful Devon!
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
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.