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

Torquay is very much a ‘traditional British seaside’ resort with a 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 cottages looking down from hillsides, exotic gardens around the seafront and many Victorian buildings lining the main streets, Torquay is a magical seaside resort. The waterfront is the hub of the town with a bustling harbour and International marina making it a mecca for those who enjoy sailing and watersports.

Torquay has been awarded three European Blue Flags for its beaches and water quality, more than any other resort in the UK. And, if you want to venture further afield, the Riviera coastline stretches for 35kms with 19 stunning beaches and coves all within easy drive of Torquay.

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. Plus, 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.

A few suggestions...
Babbacombe model village
Paignton zoo
Cockington Village & Country Park
Boat trips
Shop at Fleet Walk
Kents Cavern - explore the winding labyrinths of this prehistoric site
torquay thatcher point

Our view on Torquay cottage holidays

Torquay is a traditional seaside holiday resort in the heart of the English Riveria. With an abundance of things to see and do and a lively nightlife, Torquay is a top resort for a cottage holiday and an ideal base for exploring the English Riviera.