Paignton is a seaside resort on the south coast of Devon with a working harbour, a lively pier and a sandy beach. It lies in the centre of Torbay – also known as the English Riviera – famous for its stunning beaches, mild climate and russet-red cliffs. Self-catering holidays in Paignton have been popular since the Victorian era, thanks to the town’s graceful architecture, abundance of family attractions and clean, sandy shores. Whether you want to sunbathe, build sandcastles or swim in the ocean, it is undoubtedly one of England’s most idyllic locations for a relaxing break on the coast. Paignton is also perfectly located for exploring Devon, with Exmouth, Exeter and the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to its east and the peaceful coves and estuaries of South Devon to its west.
A spacious and dog-friendly waterfront retreat, Steamer Quay Cottage’s four bedrooms, five baths, and open living spaces will give a big group an incredible holiday only yards from the beach. Convenient to beaches, parks, and many local attractions in Paignton (Torbay) and the surrounding area.
Uninterrupted ocean views greet guests at The Beach Retreat, a luxurious coastal cottage in Paignton, Devon. Situated across from the beach, the pet-friendly cottage boasts open spaces with a distinct coastal vibe as well as ample outdoor entertaining spaces in which to savour this seaside holiday.
Seascape boasts elegant furnishings and sea views from its multiple outdoor entertaining areas and is situated just moments from the beaches and harbour of Paignton in Devon. The luxury seaside cottage offers joyful décor as well as refinement and is ideal for a memorable family holiday by the sea.
Big families needing a large coastal cottage to holiday in South West England find a stay at South Sands in Paignton, Devon, the perfect home away from home, a pet-friendly cottage that comfortably sleeps eight and features a large living area, open-area kitchen and dining area and enclosed terrace.
A three bedroom house with the most enviable view of the South Devon coast, Tanna Nivas provides traditional West Country hospitality by the sea. Based within the highly popular Paignton area of Torbay, the dog-friendly holiday home is the ideal accommodation for a charming seaside holiday.
A rural, reverse-level, pet-friendly barn convenient to Paignton beaches and Torbay attractions in South Devon. Cwtch Barn is roomy and bright. Four bedrooms provide accommodation for up to eight. Enjoy the nearby Occombe Woods and working Farm, Sleeps 8. Pets Welcome.
Convenient to Paignton Harbour and nearby beaches, Lotts View sleeps 6 in 3 fully furnished bedrooms, with a complete and modern kitchen, a breath-taking ocean views across Torbay in South Devon, and close great local attractions, Lotts View will be the luxury seaside getaway of your dreams.
A comfortable, 3-bedroom, pet-friendly family house on a quiet street between Paignton and Brixham, 24 Steed Close will give your South Devon holiday an elegant, relaxing air. 2-6 guests can enjoy this spacious, 2-story property complete with a conservatory and beautiful private garden.
This large baby-friendly holiday home in South Devon overlooks Goodrington Beach in Torbay. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves lapping the beach. Braeside is a beautifully presented holiday property sleeping 9 guests (4 bathrooms) near Paignton.
With a bright, spacious design and a contemporary decor throughout, The Cottage makes a welcoming family-friendly coastal home from home at our impressive Goodrington Lodge development in Torbay, Devon.
- Bovey Tracey
- Bratton Fleming
- Bucks Mills
- Budleigh Salterton
- Cheriton Bishop
- Combe Martin
- Gara Bridge
- Great Torrington
- Hope Cove
- Lee Bay
- Newton Ferrers
- North Molton
- Noss Mayo
- South Molton
- Stoke Fleming
- Westward Ho!
A stay in a Paignton holiday cottage would be incomplete without a trip to the pier, where an array of nostalgic amusements can be enjoyed, from dodgems to crazy golf. Nearby, Goodrington Sands is a haven for sailing, kitesurfing and other water sports. Paignton is also a centre for the arts in the Southwest and is home to many of Devon’s best restaurant and cafes, where you can enjoy delicious seafood freshly landed in the harbour.
Three miles north of holiday cottages in Paignton, Torquay is another of Torbay’s classic resorts with nine beaches overlooked by a palm-lined promenade and a scattering of opulent Victorian villas. At the southern end of the bay, Brixham is a charming fishing port with a busy harbour backed by a maze of narrow lanes where exceptional seafood restaurants can be found. Continue along the coast and you will reach the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, home to secluded coves, lush estuaries and the resorts of Salcombe, Challaborough and Dartmouth.