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Luxury Holiday Accommodation in the English Riviera

Our purpose built, deluxe self-catering apartment has everything the modern holidaymaker desires. Situated on the cliff-edge of Babbacombe, just 2 miles from Torquay harbour, this two bedroom holiday apartment is luxury at it’s finest.

The breathtaking uninterrupted view from the apartment showcases the gorgeous landscape of Exmouth, Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. So good is the view that the lounge was used by the BBC to film an interview with The Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Adjacent to the apartment is the famous Babbacombe Downs Cliff Top Gardens. Additionally, the Cliff Railway is on your door step to transport you straight to the tranquil Oddicombe Beach, one of the most scenic beaches in the county. During the summertime, you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, boating or promenading on the beach.

Public transportation is available if you are travelling in by train or bus:

  • Local Torbay Buses stop a mere 100 metres away and take you to any popular destination within the bay region.
  • The Torquay train station is 4 miles and can be easily accessed by taxi.
  • Exeter Airport is 24 miles and again can be accessed by taxi.

Accommodation and Facilities

Our first-class apartment has been designed for the highest level of comfort and convenience. The open-plan design, with free wifi throughout, includes a dining area that accommodates six. The four metre wide floor to ceiling windows allow guests to enjoy one of the best views of the South English Coast from the living area through to the kitchen. In the sumptuous living area, you can relax in the soft leather corner group sofa or leather arm chair and enjoy the 46” High-Definition television with digital channels and accompanying DVD player. A selection of books, magazines and DVDs, including children’s DVDs, accompany the media centre for your enjoyment.

Our fully-fitted kitchen provides all the modern conveniences of home with a dishwasher, American-style fridge/freezer with water and ice, oven and microwave.The apartment’s fully fitted bathroom features a separate shower and bath, toilet and basin and heated chrome towel rack. Towels and bed linen are provided.
The master bedroom contains a queen size bed and a fitted wardrobe and looks out over a sea view. For your entertainment and relaxation, a 20” LCD television with digital channels and a DVD player is built-in.
The second bedroom contains twin beds (which convert to a queen double bed for a couple) and a futon and can accommodate three children or adults and also looks out over a sea view. The second room also has fitted wardrobe and a 32” LCD television with digital channels. The apartment is furnished with a washing machine and separate tumble dryer. A children’s high chair and travel cot can be provided at no extra cost along with a stair gate.

Local Attractions and Activities

Torbay has a wealth of attractions for all age groups and you will be perfectly positioned to take advantage of many of them.Oddicombe beach and the Cliff Railway are situated right below the apartment and easily viewed from the lounge.

Babbacombe Model Village

100m level walk: A miniature world that captures the imagination of all ages! Sound & animation, along with some very British humour, all help to bring this world to life.

Bygones Museum

200m level walk: “Four attractions in one place. Plus much, much more”

Paignton Zoo

7 miles by car/bus: Located in Devon, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions.  It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal.

Living Coasts

2 miles by car or bus: Torquay’s Coastal Zoo & Aquarium

Quay West

9 miles, car or bus: A great day out for family and friends. There is something for everyone to enjoy with some of the UK’s most exciting flume rides and some of the English Riviera’s most spectacular views.

Babbacombe Theatre

200m level walk: Situated on the English Riviera’s beautiful Babbacombe Downs in Torquay, South Devon. Arguably Babbacombe Theatre is one of the most popular Theatres in the South West.

Dartmouth Railway

4.5 miles by car/bus: Based on the glorious South Devon coastline in South West England, enjoy your days out in Devon on our steam trains, boat trips and paddle steamer

Princess Theatre, Torquay

2.5 miles by bus or car: The Princess Theatre in Torquay, England first opened its doors on Wednesday 7 June 1961. Top of the bill on opening night were Tommy Cooper and Morecambe & Wise

Kents Cavern

1 mile easy walk or by car/bus: Kents Cavern is a cave system in Torquay, Devon, England. It is notable for its archaeological and geological features

Paignton Pier

4 miles by car/bus: Set at the centre of one of Torbay’s best beaches, within an easy level walk to the town centre, station and buses, the Pier has plenty of parking nearby, many attractions on the open deck and inside, plus magnificent views of Torbay.


Torbay offers visitors some of the best beaches in the world, most of them within easy reach of the apartment.


  • Babbacombe Beach: 5 minutes walk
  • Oddicombe Beach: 5 minutes walk or take the Cliff Railway
  • Paignton: 10 minutes drive
  • Torre Abbey Sands: 7-8 minutes drive
  • Teignmouth: 15 minutes drive
  • Antseys Cove: 15 minute walk or a short drive
  • Meadfoot Beach: 5 minute drive or a 20 minute coastal walk.

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Dining Out

There is a wealth of dining options available in Torbay; here are a few links and suggestions.  If we had to pick two for you then we would suggest No.7 and Wellies. Of course the choice is yours so here is a list of recommended restaurants.
www.yellands.com The Cliff Railway Cafe, Babbacombe and Yelland’s of Teignmouth, two lovely cafes with cakes, scones, breakfasts and lunches.

www.no7-fish.com Highly recommended, award winning fish restaurant overlooking Torquay Harbour. This is our favourite restaurant and a lot of other people’s too.  Book ahead to get a table during your stay.  If you like fish you really cannot get better anywhere.        Wine @ No.7 is a new wine bar upstairs from the restaurant.  Tell Paul we sent you.

www.hanburys.net  One of the UK’s best fish and chip takeaways and restaurants.  Three times winner of UK Fish and Chip shop of the year.  Easy walking distance just along the Downs.

www.ontherocks-torquay.co.uk  An excellent locally owned restaurant situated on Torquay seafront

www.welliesofwellswood.co.uk  A great restaurant offering local produce day and night.  Wednesday night “steak night” is a must. Situated about a mile away and a fairly level walk.  Tell Sarah we sent you.

www.lebistrotpierre.co.uk  A small national chain that has recently opened in a landmark development on Torquay seafront.

www.memoriesbistro.co.uk  Situated in St Marychurch precinct, very close to the apartment.  Popular with locals so booking recommended.

www.elephantrestaurant.co.uk  Michelin starred dining on the Harbour side.  Enjoy the main restaurant or the upstairs Brasserie and wine bar.


A short drive away…
www.odetruefood.com  A very special small restaurant in the village of Shaldon; about a ten minute drive from Babbacombe
www.churchhousemarldon.com  A beautiful village pub with award winning ales and food.  Booking recommended.  The food and service here are superb.  Tell Julian we sent you.




The apartment is located right on the Southwest Coast Path, the options are endless.