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Make a holiday apartment in Torbay your home away from home

The beaches of this borough in Devon are a favourite with UK holidaymakers seeking to enjoy a spot of sunbathing. But other than basking there are many activities that visitors taking up residence in Torbay holiday homes can engage in. The English Riviera, as this locale is also known, is known for its cultural festivals, including the one that celebrates one of its most famous residents, acclaimed novelist Agatha Christie. Visitors will find eateries that serve delicious local specialities and lively bars full of friendly locals not far from their Torbay self-catering apartments. Among the features of these places of holiday accommodation in Torbay are WiFi Internet, barbecue facilities and swimming pools.

Things to do

-Beaches: Torbay has plenty of beaches, especially towards the southwest, that invite holidaymakers to lounge and sunbathe or embark on leisurely strolls. It is by far the prettiest bit of coastline in the UK and visitors can admire it from the shore or while sailing the waters in a pedal-powered boat (motorised boats are also available).

-Riviera Centre: Not far from most of the places of holiday accommodation in Torbay is the Riviera Centre, a great place for a day of family fun. There are exciting water slides there for the kids while adults can head to the Bay Brasserie and sip a cool drink as they enjoy magnificent views of the bay. A fitness centre is available here for those who wish to keep up their regime.

-Food and drink: Torbay is lined with seafront bars and pubs where holidaymakers can enjoy their favourite drink while listening to live music. There are also great restaurants such as Rumour which is well known for the quality of the lunches it serves. Some of these eateries are so popular visitors will need to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

-Theatre and cinema: There are number of theatres that tourists staying in self-catering holiday homes in Torbay can conveniently reach to enjoy scintillating plays and musical concerts. On the odd weekend visitors can catch a ballet performance as well. At the Apollo Cinema they can catch the latest movie releases.

-Horse riding: Visitors can enjoy a trot through peaceful moors as they savour the breathtaking scenery of Dartmoor, another one of Devon’s towns. They can embark on trails that lead through dense woodland and become one with nature as they explore the reaches of Devon.

Weather in Torbay

The temperate weather Torbay enjoys is one of its key attractions. During summer it doesn’t get too hot with June, July and August experiencing average highs of not more than 20°C. This makes for excellent conditions for outdoor activity. Autumn sees temperatures descend into the teens and by the end of the year they average at 8°C.

Travel to Torbay

Visitors can get to Torbay via the national railway network. There are three stations in this locale at which they can arrive: Torre railway station, Torquay railway station and Paignton railway station. Torbay is also covered by a network of public bus routes that link this town with nearby towns and cities. While Plymouth Airport used to welcome passengers from London, Manchester and other parts of the UK, it was closed in 2011. This facility was about 24 miles away. But those who would like to fly to Torbay can use Exeter Airport which is 19 miles from holiday accommodation in Torbay. Taxis, rental cars and buses are available to help visitors get to the holiday homes in Torbay.

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Recent Reviews

Welcoming, clean, home from home comforts.

5 of 5
Lovely welcome from the owners on arrival who are based in the adjoining property. Great views of the sea and surrounding coast with easy parking outside the property. Perfect base to explore Devon and Cornwall with great local shops for all our needs if we didn't eat out. We would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.
  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

Perfect place to stay.

5 of 5
We have had a wonderful long weekend at St Matthias Lodge, it really was the perfect place to stay. It was so cosy and comfortable, a real home from home and had everything you could need for a weekend away. Couldn't recommend it enough. The cottage is in a great spot with pubs and cafes in walking distance and we had a lovely meal at the kents pub next door. Torquay harbour is in walking distance (about 20 minutes away) and it's in a great spot for exploring all of the pretty coastal towns. We will definitely be returning again in the future. Thanks Cathy and Ken for a great weekend.
  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017