|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
**We offer Short Break stays in off-peak periods throughout the year, so please feel free to enquire for information about our 'Less than 7 night' tariffs.**
An enthralling seaside escape with wonderful panoramic sea views!
Embracing the regency splendour and breath-taking views of Hesketh Crescent, this newly refurbished penthouse offers an exclusive holiday setting for a 5* stay in Torquay!
“The amazing & unique opportunity that awaits guests staying at The Lighthouse, is being the first to greet the sunrise and the last say goodbye to the setting sun ~ every day the experience is exciting & inspiring!” Yuliya & Laurence, The Lighthouse owners.
Situated to the top floor of the end terrace house, this beautifully positioned penthouse apartment is the ideal choice for groups and families who are looking for a peaceful and discerning sea view retreat from which to enjoy the peace and timeless amusements of the English Riviera.
The spacious penthouse is bright and welcoming throughout and is elegantly presented in a restful palette of soft creams and soothing greens, to provide a serene sanctuary in which to unwind and entertain.
Idyllic sea views across Meadfoot Beach and towards Berryhead, Shag Rock and Thatcher Rock provide an iconic backdrop to the mix of contemporary period-style interior, which is fully furnished and equipped to offer the perfect home-from-home experience!
“You'll never be disappointed even if it's not sunny outside ~ it’s an incredible experience watching and feeling the drama of stormy weather, as the powerful waves crash against the seawalls delivering sea spray right up to the Lighthouse windows!” Yuliya & Laurence, The Lighthouse owners.
A spacious living room paints a homely scene for ambient evenings in and for year-round getaways, with a wall mounted flat screen TV, DVD & CD player and free Wi-Fi provided for guest’s entertainment.
“After dinner, you can relax in our spacious & cosy lounge with a glass of wine enjoying the twinkling, shimmering lights of Torquay, Paignton & Brixham across the bay!” Yuliya & Laurence, The Lighthouse owners.
The sumptuous seating area also offers the perfect spot to enjoy your favourite films from whilst taking in the uninterrupted sea views.
“When the sun shines, you can open all the lounge windows and fill the apartment with beautiful fresh sea air!” Yuliya & Laurence, The Lighthouse owners.
The open plan layout of the room is ideal for relaxed holiday living, being situated next to a chic and fully-equipped kitchen diner, which boasts romantic sea views framed by arching pine trees.
“The dining room boasts an equally fantastic view ~ prehistoric in it's formation, possibly not having changed for centuries!” Yuliya & Laurence, The Lighthouse owners.
The sleeping accommodation is equally extensive and stylish to evoke the escapism of a seaside holiday; offering boutique-style comfort for groups of up to 6 guests with an option to sleep an additional 7th guest on a sofa bed but an additional tariff of £50.
A sea view master bedroom furnished with a super-king size bed and luxury en-suite with oval bath and separate shower, provides a tranquil haven for couples to relax in.
“Just stay in bed and enjoy listening to the music of the sea!” Yuliya & Laurence, The Lighthouse owners.
A second bedroom off the other corner of the the landing is furnished with a super-king bed (equipped with zip & link function to allow for twin beds) and the other side, just beyond the family bathroom in-between, is an equally sumptuous double bedroom which offers further high quality sleeping accommodation for guests to enjoy.
For greater flexibility a double sofa bed next to the lounge may also be utilised as and when required.
A modern family bathroom fitted with power shower and a bath tub also feature in the penthouse alongside a cloakroom WC and washing machine, which is provided for guests’ use during their stay.
One of the priceless features of this luxury holiday home is its spectacular sea view roof terrace accessed via the master bedroom, which overlooks the majestic sweeping crescent to provide an enchanting holiday scene, with romantic surrounding woodland and sunset views across the bay to enjoy throughout the year.
Hesketh Crescent provides a prime location for guests staying in Torquay and offers an onsite continental styled café bar ‘The Brasserie’ with an extended alfresco dining terrace and Langtry’s Restaurant in the hotel.
The indoor swimming pool & Health Club of The Osborne Hotel (located in the centre of the Crescent) is also available for an additional charge. This does not include use of the outdoor pool. You can take advantage of these facilities by enquiring locally to the hotel.
**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.**
The popular beach provides the perfect setting for a day of relaxation on the sand, with a fantastic beach café on hand to provide an array of lunches, beverages and evening alfresco drinks and dining throughout the summertime. Families looking for safe swimming can also find Abbey Sands Beach nearby along Torquay sea front also Preston Beach and Goodrington Sands in Paignton.
From the secluded setting of Hesketh Crescent, guests are within easy reach of the South West Coastal Path which runs around the Torbay coastline, up past the Imperial Hotel, around Daddyhole Plain and down to Meadfoot Beach, directly in front of The Lighthouse!
Also close by are a wide range of amenities, bars, restaurants and shops in the vibrant centre of Torquay, as well as the resort’s popular ‘Living Coasts’ and ‘Kents Cavern’ attractions.
Visitors can easily take a ferry trip to nearby Brixham or Dartmouth and also enjoy the wealth of attractions to be found in the surrounding area, which include the Agatha Christie Trail, the Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Tour, Paignton Zoo and Woodlands Family Theme Park.
The beautiful surroundings further boast a wide range of leisure activities to keep everyone amused, from swimming, sailing, water sports and fishing to a round of golf and bracing sea walks along the coastal footpath and also day trips to the nearby National Trust hotspots.
Torquay is within easy driving distance from Totnes, Plymouth and the delightful rolling countryside of Devon. The fun activities and breathtaking beauty of Dartmoor National Park can also be found within easy reach, just a 30 minute drive away.
Torquay itself boasts great public transport links to Torbay and Newton Abbot, whilst the nearby A379 connects to the M5, making it very easy to reach Exeter and its International Airport by car. Train links from London Paddington and Penzance also offer a stress-free journey to this beautiful part of the country.
Review by The Badkan family from Hertfordshire: "Yuliya, your house is truly beautiful, what a wonderful retreat you have created. We all had an amazing time here, your place 'made it' for us! Stunning! Thank you. Loved every bit."
Met all our expectations and much, much more. Fabulous apartment in a beautiful location ~ an amazing place. Thank you for a wonderful holiday, we will see you very soon.
Further Activities & Attractions:
Bike rentals, Boat rentals/charters, Canoeing/kayaking, Climbing, Conservation area, Crazy golf/pitch & putt, Exceptional views, Grocery shopping nearby, Gym, Historic castle, Lighthouse, National Trust properties, Public transportation, Restaurants & bars, Rowing boats, Scuba diving, Shopping, Spa health club, Tenpin bowling, Train station, Wildlife Centre and Wildlife viewing.
Torquay is the jewel in the Torbay crown and has seen a lot of investment in recent years, with more attractions, inner harbour and slip way renovations, the introduction of Living Coasts and a plethora of great dining and harbour side cafés. The latest news indicates that the new shape of Torquay is attracting inward investment from luxury hotel chains, which can only boost its popularity further and a return year on year of the very popular wheel, seen at the London Olympics. Hesketh Crescent however is a quiet haven in the most sought after part of Torbay, yet within easy striking distance of all amenities. It has the best of all worlds!
The English Riviera - The perfect choice:
The English Riviera is a resort in the truest sense of the word, attracting visitors of all ages and interests throughout the year. Undergoing a water front regeneration and a number of new attractions in Torquay and accommodation schemes, Torquay has something for everyone and for all ages, at all times of the year!
Torquay has been one of the UK 's top holiday destinations since Victorian Times when the gentry promenaded, bathing huts were wheeled down to the beaches and anyone who was anyone had an attractive villa overlooking the sea.
It was the Victorians who first used the English Riviera name to describe their favourite resort and their legacy remains to this day with sparkling white villas perched on the verdant hilltops, beautiful gardens around the seafront and elegant Victorian facades along the main streets.
Don't be fooled by the Victorian ancestry however, Torquay is also a vibrant and forward thinking resort attracting visitors of all interests, from Art and Culture afficionados to marine enthusiasts.
Torquay's famous seven hills provide the backdrop to a waterfront scene that matches anything you'll find on the French Riviera.
Stunning panoramic views along 22 miles of coastline
There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves and beaches and walks to rival any in the South West of England, with a climate that belongs somewhere much further south. There are opportunities for surfing, safe swimming, diving, sailing, angling and wonderful opportunities to study the natural wildlife at your leisure
Stunning views are to be seen just about every where across Torbay, out over the English Channel , along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the Ten Tors Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth , Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth , all of which are only a few miles distant.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Short Breaks ~ 2 nights are calculated at 50% of weekly tariff / 3 nights are calculated at 65% of weekly tariff / 4 nights are calculated at 75% of weekly tariff / 5 nights are calculated at 80% of weekly tariff / 6 nights are calculated at 90% of weekly tariff / 7 nights are the published weekly tariff.
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