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Self Contained Apartment In A Beautiful Victorian Villa

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Self Contained Apartment In A Beautiful Victorian Villa

Beautiful studio apartment ideally located just 5 mins stroll from the beaches, and 15 mins from town, in a tranquil, leafy Victorian suburb of the English Riviera. Fully equipped kitchenette, this apartment has everything you need for your holiday. This self-contained spacious studio is situated down wide steps in a beautiful Victorian Villa. It comfortably sleeps three (4 with the use of a sofa bed). Complete with kitchenette and bathroom. It is an ideal base to explore Torquay and the surrounding areas.

The apartment is fully equipped, with free Wi-Fi, towels, bedding, teas and coffees. Fresh milk is provided on your arrival, so you can relax and have a cuppa as soon as you arrive.

Placed in the top 10 for XXXXXX Traveller’s Choice Awards for the second year running, a trip to Torquay is guaranteed to be a fabulous experience!

Riviera Life

Our iconic palm trees, busy harbour and international marina could fool you into thinking you were on the Mediterranean. Enjoy long leisurely walks along the pier and promenade and take in the relaxed atmosphere. Make time to walk up the steps of Royal Terrace Gardens and take in the amazing sea views across the bay which are magnificent especially at night, with the lights reflecting onto the sea.

So much to do

With our packed, year-round programme of top shows at the Princess Theatre, or a huge choice of festivals and events, no matter when you come and visit us, you’re bound to find something exciting to do. Watch major sailing events from our waterfront eateries or from a choice of world-class restaurants, or enjoy Torquay’s vibrant night-life, which includes a variety of pubs, bars, cocktail venues and clubs for all night owls.

Retail therapy

Torquay has everything the dedicated shopper needs bringing you the best in retail therapy with a wide choice of recognised national brands and a selection of specialist shops.


There’s so much going on in Torquay that one trip’s never enough. Meet the seals, penguins and otters at Living Coasts, take a sightseeing boat trip around the bay, or discover Torre Abbey and its 800 years of history told through talking statues and animated dinner plates!

There’s always plenty going on in Torquay at any time of the year. From pirate days out to indulgent Devonshire Cream Teas and the chance to solve a murder mystery or two at the annual Agatha Christie Festival, you’ll never be bored on holiday here!

Regatta Season

One of the most popular times to visit Torquay is during Regatta Season in August. The town hosts the Torbay Royal Regatta, with fairs, fireworks and air displays from the Red Arrows. At the same time the serious competitive sailing takes place for Torbay Week, bringing in sailors from up and down the country.

Cultural Corner

Torquay hosts plenty of cultural events to enjoy, and you’ll find an eclectic mix of shows at the theatre – everything from live music to comedy and Shakespeare Underground. Torre Abbey regularly hosts visiting art exhibitions and itself houses one of the finest art collections in the South West.

The Queen of Crime

Why not come to Torquay this September for the Agatha Christie Festival? Celebrating the life of the queen of crime, this is your chance to meet guest authors from the crime writing world and at the same time dress up in the finest vintage fashion and enjoy timeless tea parties, theatre shows and a romantic dinner on board a steam train.

Whatever you want to do, Torquay has it, and this wonderful apartment is an ideal base to do it from!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tina & Luke
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
10 September, 2016

About Tina & Luke

We love living in this large Victorian villa, we are sure you will love it to.

Tina & Luke purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Tina & Luke chose Torbay

This house has plenty of history - built in 1885, it is truly beautiful. With large flat gardens, (something of a rarity in Torquay) you will have plenty of space to relax and wind down.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is uniquely located in a quiet leafy conservation area. Yet it is only a few minutes walk to some of the loveliest beaches that the English Riviera has to offer. Devon's coastline is dramatic, and well worth exploring. We can show you the best beaches away from the typical tourist traps. Whether you enjoy swimming, kayaking, or snorkelling. The beaches here are the best in the UK.

The bustling harbour offers some of the best fish restaurants and is only a short walk away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Luke and Tina were very welcoming and the flat was really nice. They were helpful and gave us some advices on where to go around. You are really close to the harbour. A really nice place to stay!
Mar 2016
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Self Contained Apartment In A Beautiful Victorian Villa
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 19 reviews

Really friendly people and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Well situated for visiting the beaches and town. Lovely garden and apartment had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Great apartment. Best location. Lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

A really fab apartment in Torbay It had all the things we needed for a great stay. Tina and Luke were always on hand to give help and advice when needed. But otherwise they were unobtrusive and allowed us to have a great holiday. The location is the best. It's quiet and leafy but only a few minutes walk to the beach. And a short stroll into town.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Lovely apartment in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay with Luke & Tina and would gladly stay again. The location is ideal and is close to town and beach. The apartment had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Highly recommend. Lovely place & people

  • 4 of 5

Both the owners and this apartment are lovely. The owners, Tina & Luke are very friendly, nice to chat to, have a sweet family but also leave you to it. When you just want your own holiday without being bothered, you'd never know they were there. On arrival we were pleased with the apartment. We had the use of the wifi, which you need as service for my phone in the area was terrible. The apartment is comfortable enough. Maybe it could do with a little modernising but you just look past it, I expect that from older Devon properties. I prefer it. The kitchen is smart enough. It only has a hob, no oven, which I find good to know. The shower and toilet make interesting noises when in use, I did worry a little about the noise travel up to the owners but I guess they are used to it by now. Location wise it's perfect, a beautiful leafy area as described, easy access to most places. Very close to the town, short walk. The owners garden was lovely to sit in and we felt welcomed to do so. The one thing I debate being mentioned in the advert is that the garden isn't enclosed. I would have preferred to be able to open the apartment door and not have to think about the dog but it worked still as the garden I relatively secure. Would 100% recommend the apartment. Reasonable in price. Nice family and great location.

I also want to point out from one other review....the bathroom isn't grubby, yes the shelf in the shower is rusty but those types go like that after a while. It's just a little dated and small. The kitchen cupboards don't smell like damp. I don't think the steps to the apartment are dangerous in the slightest, they are normal patio style steps. Sorry.

Thanks guys for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely guests. We would welcome them back anytime. Lovely pug too!
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All in all a great stay :)

  • 4 of 5

On arrival, Tina & Luke were very welcoming. The apartment has everything you need, There is fresh milk in the fridge and coffee , tea, sugar is provided. Also towels, bedding and toilet paper. The apartment is based in the celler, which was a godsend on the hotter days especially for our dogs. However, we do feel it could benefit from modernising/updating. The units are old and the cupboards smelt of damp. The bathroom is very old and shelves in shower covered in rust. Tiles in bathroom are grubby looking and cracked and could also benefit from updating. The stairs leading to apartment are quite dangerous if you have issues with knees/hips especially as the last step is quite high and it's a bigger drop. The security light comes on quite late, if coming back at night in the dark it's advisable to have your tourch ready on your phone. Execellent parking, as you can park right outside the apartment. We were unsure if you could sit in the garden as it didn't feel right with it being Tina & Luke's private space and didn't want to intrude, saying that we spent every day doing long walks and exploring surrounding areas so by the time we came back we had a little rest before heading out for food etc at night. We had friends coming to stay with us, who travelled over 3 hours and this was absolutely no problem (paid a very little extra charge) and Tina & Luke were more than happy for them to stay with us for a couple of days. All in all we had a wonderful, 1 week stay at The Newlands, and would recommend Torquay to anyone. We wouldn't personally stay at the same location twice but this is just our personal preference and in no way relating to the apartment. To make it a little more welcoming, i feel some fresh flowers on the dining table or a pack of biscuits with a welcome note would be a nice little gesture. :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the rusty shower caddy. This has now been replaced
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The Newlands in Torquay

  • 4 of 5

The Newlands is an excellent location to visit Torquay. You can walk to downtown in twenty minutes, there are numerous pubs and restaurants within walking distance. Parking at the rental is great, one the best we had in England, just outside the door and off the street. We visited Dartmoor and other sites close by, very easy to access (just don't believe your Satellite Navigation system will take the best routes - made it interesting). If we had any issues it was with directions on how to get to the rental, but that may have been us. The owners were very accommodating in staying up late to ensure we got booked in. We were concern that the shower was making too much noise and would wake others up. All in all a great place to stay, and see Torquay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
The Grand Hotel
Nearest Ferry
1.2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Torquay Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Kilometres
Visto Lounge
Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres
Torre Abbey Meadows
Car: not necessary

The English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay, is a popular destination with families holidaying in the UK. In addition to safe, secure beaches and rolling countryside that's just begging to be explored, the area is jam-packed with things to see and do for visitors of all ages.

The English Riviera has more attractions than any other seaside resort in the UK! For families looking for things to do, Torquay is a hive of activity throughout the year. There are loads of beaches to choose from, Kents Cavern to explore and the brilliant Living Coasts coastal zoo to visit, where you can walk with penguins. There are also plenty of sightseeing excursions, and boat and fishing trips out into the bay. You’ll also find that it’s the HQ for a host of maritime events and regattas – but don’t worry if you don’t own a boat; there’s plenty of spectator points around the coast and each event brings its own festivals and celebrations.

Paignton is most famous for its wonderful zoo, whilst Babbacombe plays host to a world in miniature in the form of its acclaimed Model Village. In Brixham, you can find a replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship, the Golden Hind.

For the more adventurous, there are some fantastic Geopark Discovery Packages to enjoy.

And your holiday doesn’t have to break the budget – you’ll find free and great value attractions wherever you go.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Torquay, Torbay

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

We allow pets at £12. per animal. This is for the entire stay, not per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Torquay in South Devon

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, hand basin and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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