Immerse yourself in true coastal living in this spacious, sunny apartment. Set in beautiful, landscaped gardens overlooking the sea, this two-bedroom retreat is perfect for a family getaway. Bask in glorious panoramic views across Torquay Marina, Torre Abbey Sands, and the stunning English Riviera coastline year-round from your private balcony. And you’re just a stroll away from golden beaches, fabulous waterside restaurants, cafés and bars and sparkling entertainment. No stag or hen parties.
Throw open the door in the king-size bedroom and enjoy the sounds of the sea as the light floods. Wander out onto the south-facing balcony to experience sunrise with a coffee and take in far-reaching views that will inspire you to go out and explore the coastal delights right on your doorstep. The bright second bedroom offers flexible sleeping options with both a double bed and a single cabin bed above, so a family of five can easily share this wonderful space. Both bedrooms have TVs for lazy lie-ins. A family bathroom completes the comfort.
Wellswood’s well-equipped kitchen with electric oven, integrated grill and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge-freezer ensures a home-from-home stay on your terms. Need to wash the salt and sand out of your clothes? Head to the communal laundry facility. Cook up a storm and savour your meal in the open-plan living and dining area, gazing out over the breathtaking bay. Or go out to sample Torquay’s array of eateries (we recommend Rockfish and The Elephant) and return to Wellswood to snuggle up on the sofa with a movie – the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the area.
Fresh Escapes will provide access details to the property exactly 48 hours before your check-in time. You’ll have exclusive use of the apartment, which is on the second floor, up two flights of stairs.
Torquay is a stylish resort with a real continental atmosphere. It knows how to cater for everyone’s tastes. For watersports, fishing and sailing, Torquay has a fabulous choice of beaches, while the evenings provide fine dining, theatre, cinema and star-studded shows for all the family.
Torquay also has some of Devon’s best attractions including Kents Cavern, 800-year-old Torre Abbey with its Agatha Christie-inspired Potent Plants Garden and Babbacombe Model Village. Go back in time along Cockington’s narrow lanes, a charming village lined with thatched houses that date back to the 16th century. You can also walk the Agatha Christie mile and discover some of the murder scenes described in her novels. Take the picturesque steam train to Kingswear and jump aboard a riverboat up the Dart to visit her magnificent riverside residence at Greenway, run by the National Trust.
If you have your car, you can play a round at Torquay Golf club and discover the local beaches, such as Torre Sands. Paignton, Goodrington Sands and Broadsands are nearby. Head to Meadfoot Beach for sunbathing, crabbing and lunch at the local cafe or go on a paddleboarding adventure at Anstey’s Cove.
You could also catch the ferry over to historic Brixham harbour (Dartmouth) to enjoy Berry Head National Nature Reserve and its colourful rare plants or pick up something from the catch of the day at Brixham’s famous Fish Market.
Torquay is a real foodie destination. Try The Waddling Duck Bistro, the Cary Arms, Ollie’s, The Old Vienna and The Orange Tree. For seafood, head to No.7 Fish restaurant, which overlooks the marina, while Michelin-starred fare can be found at The Elephant. Pick up some treats for lunch at Me & Mrs Jones deli or indulge yourself at Naughty But Nice patisserie.
Being in the centre of Torquay you're within easy walking distance to a number of great family attractions, as well as bars, restaurants and eateries galore. If you're looking to get further afield and explore more of Devon, there are great public transport links too, with bus stops along the seafront, and Torquay Rail Station just 10-15 minutes walk away from the apartment.
Torquay railway station is 22 minutes on foot, seven minutes by car, 20 minutes via bus and eight minutes by bike.
There is a direct rail service to London Paddington connecting with the inter-city network at Newton Abbot.
Torquay benefits from a comprehensive bus network that will take you to many of the destinations and attractions in the area. Stagecoach South West and Torbay Buses offer great services covering the English Riviera.
There are taxi ranks located immediately outside the coach and railway stations throughout the English Riviera. Torbay Taxis offer a service 365 days per year with six-, seven- and eight-seater vehicles.
From the end of March until the end of October there are regular ferries between Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. The journey time is approximately 30 minutes. Further information can be found via the Dartmouth Rail River Company website or the We Ferry website. Daily boat trips also depart from Torquay and Brixham to Dartmouth – the journey time is about an hour and a half each way.
Other Things to Note:
This apartment is not located in the Wellswood area of Torquay. It is in Warren Road which is directly above the main coastal promende.
Interaction with Guests:
Fresh Escapes is a professional holiday letting and management company with years of experience marketing, managing and even owning holiday homes in and around Devon. We’re proud of our family roots and aim to provide this same family feel to all our guests. We know that many of our guests come on holiday to escape the world, and so we won't disturb you too much during your stay. We'll check in with you after you've arrived, and we'll be on hand if you need anything during your visit, but the house is yours to enjoy and we hope you'll love it as much as we do.