Torquay cottage holidays Holiday rentals - country and coastal cottage to rent in Torquay

Torquay is very much a ‘traditional British seaside’ resort with the vibrant and cheerful feel. Located in the centre of the English Riviera on the South Devon Coast, Torquay is renowned for its family attractions, sandy beaches,and refined Victorian appearance. Made famous by the legendary comedy series Fawlty Towers. Torquay is distinctly Mediterranean and retains much of its elegant charm with gleaming white villas looking down from hillsides, exotic gardens around the seafront and many Victorian buildings lining the main streets. Torquay's waterfront is the hub of the town's life. The bustling harbour and International marina makes it a sophisticated holiday destination. The 35 km of the Riviera coastline offers some 19 beaches and coves all within easy drive of Torquay.

Torquay has been awarded three European Blue Flags for its beaches and water quality, more than any other resort in the UK. There are some remarkable historic buildings including the remains of the 12th century Torre Abbey, and nearby Compton Castle, a fortified manor house built in 1320.

At a glance...
Restaurants 20+
Fabulous Blue Flag Beaches
Coastal Walks
English Riveria
Family Friendly
Car Recommended
Nearest beach (1kms)
Local airport Exeter (43km)
Nearest major airport Bristol (98km)
Nearest train station Torquay 1km (GWR)

Things to see and do in Torquay

Torquay and the beautiful Devon countryside is full of beautiful coastline and countryside to explore.

A few suggestions...
Babbacombe Model Village
Paignton zoo
Cockington Village & Country Park
Boat trips
Blue Flag Beaches
Bars & Restaurants


Torquay is traditional seaside holiday in the heart of the Englisg Riveria with attractions for the whole family you'll be spoilt for choice whether its a family holiday, couples getaway or a romantic break, Torquay caters for everyone with The Agatha Christie Mile, quintessential village of Cockington, Painton Zoo, fun filled water sports or relaxing in the Italian gardens on the sea front it has it all.