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Make a holiday rental cottage or holiday lets in Torquay, Devon your home away from home

Holiday lets in Torquay, Devon, or the “Queen of the Riviera” as it is affectionately known, are an ideal place to escape, whether as a couple, with your family or with friends. With endless beaches, a rich history and a beautiful coastline, everyone will find something to enchant them from Torquay holiday cottages. The town is a cosmopolitan haven on the coast, far from the image portrayed by Torquay’s most famous hotelier, Basil Fawlty!

Things to do in Torquay, Devon

Many hours can be spent from Torquay holiday lets sipping a cool drink overlooking the sea from one of the many chic restaurants and bars that look out over the bay. The town is a delight to explore, following the Agatha Christie Mile, a walk that takes you all the locations linked with her life in Torquay, exploring the Torquay Museum and the stunning Kents Cavern.

Of course, no guide to the ‘English Riviera’ or Torquay holiday lets would be complete without a mention of the sea. There are some 20 beaches along the English Riviera, proved by the BBC to have the best sand for making sandcastles in the UK! There are endless little coves and rocky headlands covered with rock pool to investigate, making Torquay holiday cottages the perfect base for family beach holidays. There are 9 Torquay beaches, some of which have been awarded the European Blue Flag, with plentiful options for trying water sports.

Places to visit on holiday in Torquay, Devon

The charming village of Brixham lies just along the coast, and is a fantastic place to explore from any Torquay accommodation. The village is an absolute joy to explore, build around its central harbour, in which a replica of the Golden Hind (Sir Frances Drake’s ship) stands proud among the working trawlers.

Travel to Torquay, Devon

Houses to let in Torquay are easily reached from anywhere in the UK. Exeter International Airport is only 45 minutes away from Torquay holiday lets, and with regular flights arriving from every corner of the UK, access is good. Alternatively, there is a train station in Torquay itself as well as coach services from London and Manchester.

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                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                      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