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The Balcony | Sleeps 2, Luxury Regency Apt., Frontline, Sea Views, Walk to TQY

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Luxury Regency first floor apartment to sleep 2 with idyllic balcony sea views

**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.**

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!

Review by Bob and Jenny from Surrey: "Our tenth year at the Balcony! As delightful, comfortable and relaxing as ever. Full marks to the owner and cleaner for presenting and maintaining such an impressive property.

The view from the windows and balcony beat the TV every time!"

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Property Manager
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2017

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.
May 2013
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The Balcony | Sleeps 2, Luxury Regency Apt., Frontline, Sea Views, Walk to TQY
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful apartment with stunning sea views.

  • 5 of 5

Apartment beautifully furnished, well equipped and very clean. Very comfortable to sit and take in the stunning views out to sea. The whole booking and key collection processes were very straightforward. A perfect weekend stay (private parking space a real bonus) thank you :-)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Exeter International
Nearest Ferry
34.8 Miles
Plymouth Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Torquay Golf Club - Petitor Road,Torquay
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Newton Abbot 8miles and Torquay
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
Exeter M5 Motorway
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: not necessary

Additional Activities and Attractions Include:

Bike rentals, Boat rentals/charters, Canoeing/kayaking, Casino, Crazy golf/pitch & putt, Funicular railway, Grocery shopping nearby, Gym, Miniature golf, National Trust properties, Park, Restaurants & bars, Scuba diving, Spa health club, Squash court, Tenpin bowling, Wellness centre, Wildlife centre and Wildlife viewing.

Torquay's waterfront is the focus of life in the town. Here you'll find the palm-lined promenade, seafront gardens, a lively harbour and an international marina. The new Living Coasts attraction adds to the variety of the new waterfront and the illuminated bridge is a great backdrop to a relaxing evening drink. Yet within minutes of Torquay town centre there are beautiful beaches easily accessible by foot, road or sea.

There is an abundance of pavement cafes, Torquay pubs, Torquay restaurants and nightlife in Torquay, good quality shops and a host of attractions to suit every interest.

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.

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.

Along the 22 miles of English Riviera coastline are 19 beaches and coves. Some, close to Torquay town centre are wide, open stretches of sand with beach facilities such as cafes, beach huts and watersports. Many are smaller and more secluded.

Several of our beaches hold coveted awards for cleanliness and water quality. Torbay is a naturally sheltered bay, creating a safe haven for ships of all shapes and sizes in stormy weather. Occasional easterly winds create our own winter storms however and this is when beachcombers make their best finds. Keep an eye on the Torquay weather page.

Stretching from the South side of Brixham to Maidencombe, the coast path around the Bay offers excellent and varied walking, with circular walks or point-to-point, with spectacular sea views and an exotic range of flora and fauna.

Torquay is a place to relax, to soak up the atmosphere, to take in the scenery, in Torquay parks and gardens to enjoy the experience of a Torquay holiday in a classical English seaside resort, at all times of the year.

There is a good choice of activities in Torquay to choose from and there is a complete range of accommodation in Torquay to suit every taste and budget. Torquay nightlife has a rich variety of evening entertainment provided throughout the Bay, all year round.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Torquay, Torbay

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
18 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Break
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive Season
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Booking & Damage Waiver £30

Booking Notes:
There is a restriction on Sunday arrival & departures in The Balcony as there is no cleaning or management cover provided on this day of the week.

Cleaning & Linen:
All linen and towels are included with each rental. Linen & towels are only changed weekly and the apartment is only cleaned after departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Torquay in South Devon

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • The bathroom, just off the bedroom, is fully tiled and has a monsoon shower, 3/4 length bath, WC and wash basin with mirror, light and shaver point over.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The Balcony features a king sized bed, 2 bedside cabinets both with reading lamps. Infants: If you need the use of either a cot or high chair, we can provide you with a travel cot and/or a high chair. We only ask that you supply all the baby bedding yourselves. There is no extra charge for these facilities. There is also a fold-up bed for young children who are out of a cot and this can be put up with linen & towels for an additional £30 per wk.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Other features are: An intercom entrance / Private parking space / Balcony with stunning sea views. Other Amenities & Facilities at the property include: Clothes Horse, Electric Kettle, Full Kitchen, Games Console/Xbox, High Definition TV, iPod Docking Station, Outside Table & Chairs, Sea View, Suitable for the Elderly & Universal Shaver Plug. Infants: If you need the use of either a cot or high chair, we can provide you with a travel cot and/or a high chair. We only ask that you supply all the baby bedding yourselves. There is no extra charge for these facilities. Guests are permitted to use the Osborne Hotel's health club (indoor pool, gym, sauna, excluding outdoor pool) at an extra charge payable locally.

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