A view of Torbay on a sunny summer's day ENJOY TORBAY BEACH VIEWS AT THE RIVIERA MANSION IN TOQUAY

Torbay

 

With its beautiful beaches, palm trees, famously sunny weather and classic seaside resorts, it’s easy to see why Torbay – or the English Riviera – is so popular among holidaymakers who these days tend to prefer a holiday cottage than a single room in a hotel. 

This sweeping bay is home to pretty fishing villages and the quintessentially English resorts of Torquay, Brixham and Paignton. Torbay’s natural harbour faces the English Channel, on the south coast of Devon. With its russet-red cliffs, sandy beaches and secluded rocky coves, it’s undoubtedly one of the country’s most idyllic locations for cottage holidays. Whether you want to sunbathe, swim, walk the spectacular coast-path or watch the sunset with a plate of fresh seafood, you can’t go wrong with a holiday cottage in Torbay.

Halfway between Torquay and Brixham is Paignton, a charming resort with a magnificent seafront, home to an array of nostalgic amusements. Stroll along the graceful pier, visit the 18th-century harbour and build a sandcastle on the beach. Nearby, at Goodrington Sands, waterslides, sailing and other watersports can be enjoyed.

 

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6
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3

7 The Retreat is a sophisticated coastal cottage just a short walk from the beach in Paignton, Devon. Sleeping six, the pet-friendly cottage is beautifully furnished and boasts a lovely enclosed garden with a summer house, plus a light-filled interior with wooden floors, pastels & Juliet balconies.

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12
Bedrooms
6

This detached period property rests in Torquay, Devon and can sleep twelve people in six bedrooms.

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Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
8

Babbacombe Hall is a large detached Victorian Villa sitting just moments from the coast in Devon. The spacious coastal cottage offers sophistication in rooms with high ceilings & bay windows, as well as a beautiful garden ideal for socialising, plus a hot tub, a balcony, a games room & a sea breeze.

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7
Bedrooms
4

A beautiful villa set in a prime position overlooking Brixham's bay. Luxuriously furnished, this home has a large sitting room with a bay window that makes the most of the fantastic sea views. A fabulous dining room with overhead skylight as well as four lovely bedrooms make it perfect for families.

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Bedrooms
3

This spacious, coastal home has wonderful views over Brixham Marina and out across the bay towards Torquay. The bright and welcoming open plan living space as well as its enclosed garden with seating makes it a fantastic choice for families or friends looking to spend a special break in Brixham.

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6
Bedrooms
3

Perched high above the vibrant town of Brixham, this property has fantastic views of the harbour and out to sea. With three beautiful bedrooms sleeping six guests it makes an ideal holiday home for families or groups of friends looking for a fabulous coastal break in Torbay, Devon.

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Bedrooms
2

3 Dolphin Court epitomises coastal convenience. The seaside apartment lies just minutes from the harbour & attractions of Brixham and allows families to explore the region of Devon with ease. The sophisticated, light-filled interior carries a nautical aesthetic and catches the sea breeze & the sun.

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Bedrooms
2

4 Old Mill Court is a delightful mews cottage in the heart of Brixham on the coast of Devon. The pet-friendly coastal cottage sleeps 4 & offers proximity to beautiful beaches, a cute furnished courtyard for drinks, as well as a spacious interior with coastal chic, natural light and open-plan design.

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Blue Horizon is a luxurious coastal cottage boasting superb views of Brixham Harbour, Devon. The sophisticated former fisherman’s cottage sleeps 4 and blends chic with tradition. It features exposed beams, stone walls & antique furnishing, as well as a furnished balcony for basking in the sunshine.

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With its seven hills, nine glorious beaches, elegant Victorian villas and palm-lined promenade, Torquay is undoubtedly one of England’s most distinctive resorts. Explore a thriving town centre, packed with unique, independent businesses, experience an exciting food scene and enjoy some of Devon’s best family-friendly attractions. Don’t miss Babbacombe Model Village, with its four acres of award-winning gardens and hundreds of meticulously decorated scenes.

At the southern end of the English Riviera, Brixham is a bustling fishing port with a historic harbour, backed by a labyrinth of narrow lanes. In recent years many of the old fishermen’s cottages have been beautifully restored to create luxury character cottages to rent for a week or weekend. At the seafront, you’ll see yachts, pleasure boats and heritage trawlers bobbing on the azure water. Look out for dolphins on a cruise across the bay, eat seafood fresh from the harbour or explore the Old Fish Market.

Wherever you choose to stay, cottage holidays in Torbay guarantee stunning beaches, enchanting maritime history and some of the best odds of getting warm, sunny weather anywhere in the UK.