Coastal Cottages Devon holiday cottages at the heart of the English Riviera
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All of our cottages are in exclusive, quiet areas of Torquay. Our holiday cottage in Wellswood, Rosalia, is in a conservation area and our detached holiday cottage, St Anns is in the heart of St Marychurch. In order for you to have a fantastic holiday experience, our properties are never more than 15 minutes walk from multiple blue flag award winning beaches and for convenience, never more than 1/2 minutes walk from high quality shopping areas and restaurants. (see left Babbacombe Bay, viewed from cliff top 5 minutes walk from St Anns Cottage)
All cottages feature easy private parking (even in high season) and private gardens in extremely quiet locations. In addition, the properties are within 5 minutes drive of Torquay with its brand new 21 million pound Marina Development. Torquay is at the hub of the English Riviera, with multiple attractions. As well as the Riviera Centre, which is a combined pool (with wave machine), sports centre and theatre complex, Torquay also boasts a new Aquarium, Aqualand and the Princess Theatre. Torquay has long had an extremely active jazz scene, which culminates in an annual jazz festival. The resort features continental style cafes, specialist shopping and an exuberant night-life. Close to St Anns is the smaller Babbacombe Theatre and local sporting facilities include bowls, putting, tennis and golf. (see right Oddicombe Bay, view from top of cliff 5 minutes walk from St Anns Cottage)
Nearby Paignton, with its multi-plex cinema and family orientated pier and sands has long been a magnet for those seeking a traditional seaside holiday. Beyond Paignton lies Brixham, a thriving seaside town with Britain's largest fishing fleet. For those who enjoy seafood this town is well worth a visit, as is its full size replica of Sir Francis Drake's "Golden Hind". Teignmouth lies to the other side of Torquay and like Paignton, features attractive sands and a pier. Much of the West Country is within easy reach including Dartmoor, Dartmouth and Exeter, making our holiday cottages ideal bases for exploring the region.
Betwixt Teignmouth and St Marychurch lies beautiful Maidencombe Beach. Driving further along towards Teignmouth, brings you to Shaldon at the mouth of the river Teign. This beautiful Georgian village, has long been a tourist hot spot with its quaint village green, thatched cottages and summer festivals. Nearby is Shaldon Wildlife Trust, an unusual miniature animal zoo, as well as a unique "smugglers tunnel", which goes through solid rock to the stunning, sandy Ness Beach.
For those seeking a more active holiday, the nearby coast is criss-crossed with paths and scuba-diving and other aqua sports are on offer at Meadfoot Beach.
If you are interested in history and antiquities, you may like to visit Torre Abbey, which is Torquay's oldest building. It contains a large collection of paintings and antiques and also features the Agatha Christie Memorial Room. Additionally, the Spanish Barn is also worth a visit. It used to hold 300 Spanish prisoners after the failed Armada in 1588.