Most popular Cottages in Torquay
Highlights in Torquay
- Fantastic beaches
- Splendid holidays in the English Riviera
- A resort with a literary past
- The past at your fingertips
- Fantastic spa treatments
Most popular amenities for Cottages in Torquay
Cottages in Torquay
During the 19th century, Torquay became very popular. This Victorian seaside resort is known for its beaches, so if you rent a cottage here, you will enjoy a fantastic time by the sea. Whether you decide to stay closer to the beachfront or more inland, the beach is always a few minutes away. Start your search and find the perfect cottage for your next getaway.A stay in the English Riviera
Different sizes and types of cottages can be selected from a wide range, especially equipped to make your stay an unforgettable one. Spacious and cosy rooms, lovely lounges and traditional architecture and all the look of a seaside town. Enjoy the views from the window in those inland cottages nestled in elevated terrains or enjoy a nice little walk to the beach, a few steps away from your door.
Travellers and activities
Let Torquay hold your heart. This popular literary spot with Charles Kingsley and Oscar Wilde amongst its honorable guests, became a famous destination for writers in the 1800s, especially for Agatha Christie, who was born here.Torquay for beach lovers
Torquay enjoys clean and safe sandy beaches and beautiful coves. Along the English Riviera there are 20 beaches, and if you explore them you will notice that most of them are connected by the South West Coast Path. You can walk from Brixham to Maidencombe and get stunning views. Enjoy days at the beach, water sports and sailing its waters to admire the coastline from a different perspective. Maidencombe, Watcombe, Oddiecombe, Meadfoot or torrey Abbey Sands are some of the beaches you can enjoy here.
Did you know Torquay’s name evolved from Torrequay to Torkay, Torkey, Tor Quay and finally, Torquay?
Top 7 travel tips in Torquay
The English Riviera Big Wheel is about 60 metres high and you can locate it in the Princess Gardens. From the wheel you will get mesmerising views of the bay and the town. This wheel is a great attraction and a fun activity to do in Torquay.2. Visit Torre Abbey
Torre Abbey is a historic building and an art gallery with a stunning heritage room, plenty of fabulous displays and fantastic art exhibitions. Through several videos and games, history is brought to you in a very enjoyable and easy way. It was initially founded as a monastery and is now the best-preserved medieval monastery in the area of Devon and Cornwall.3. Discover Bygones
Explore a Victorian street lined up with quaint and independent shops, the fantastic Fifties, the Railways and a replica wartime trench. Smell, hear and sense the atmosphere in this family-friendly 3 storey attraction about British history.4. Discover all the species in Torquay
Some attractions are always a good plan for the whole family to enjoy a nice and weatherproof day out! Living Coasts is an amazing coastal zoo with penguins, fish, octopus and many more. Mingle with the penguins and watch them being fed. Try the games and activities for you to enjoy and get the panoramic views to admire the fabulous animals. Have a little break at the cafe or do some shopping to take a souvenir back with you.5. Explore Kents Cavern
Kents Cavern is a cave system popular for its archaeological and geological features. It has been a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest since 1952 and a Scheduled Ancient Monument since 1957 that is home to prehistoric caves that were once our ancestors homes.6. Pamper yourself
Sightseeing is also an exhausting activity sometimes, right? The best way to relax is going to the fabulous glass faceted spa, overlooking the sea, at the Cary Arms. This spa offers a hydrotherapy pool, a steam room, suna, an exotic experience shower, a gym to tone your body and plenty of treatments and massages to revitalise your mind and body.7. Go on a Jet Ski Safari!
A safari in the water is a very exciting activity to explore the fabulous English Riviera from the water. Book a tour from MDL Marina torquay and go on a 2 hour safari on this unique experience. If you are lucky you might get to see some seals or dolphins. Qualified instructors will guide you all the way and show you how to ride according to your abilities. These safaris are suitable for most ages up to 75.