A view of Torbay on a sunny summer's day Enjoy beach views from the terrace at the Riviera Mansion in Torquay

Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Torbay

With its beautiful beaches, palm trees, famously sunny weather and classic seaside resorts, it’s easy to see why Torbay – or the English Riviera – is so popular among holidaymakers who these days tend to prefer a holiday cottage to a single room in a hotel. 

Torbay’s natural harbour faces the English Channel on the south coast of Devon. This sweeping bay is home to pretty fishing villages and the quintessentially English resorts of Torquay, Brixham and Paignton. With its russet-red cliffs, sandy beaches and secluded rocky coves, it’s undoubtedly one of the country’s most idyllic locations for cottage holidays. Whether you want to sunbathe, swim, walk the spectacular coast path or watch the sunset with a plate of fresh seafood, you can’t go wrong with a holiday cottage in Torbay.

Halfway between Torquay and Brixham is Paignton, a charming resort with a magnificent seafront, home to an array of nostalgic amusements. Stroll along the graceful pier, visit the 18th-century harbour and build a sandcastle on the beach. Nearby, at Goodrington Sands, visitors can enjoy waterslides, sailing and other watersports.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

3 Dolphin Court epitomises coastal convenience. The seaside apartment lies just minutes from the harbour and Brixham's attractions. Its location allows families to explore South Devon with ease. This Brixham holiday cottage's sophisticated, light-filled interior carries a nautical aesthetic and catches the sea breeze and the sun.

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Sea view from a patio with a breakfast table
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Perched high above the vibrant town of Brixham, this property has fantastic views of the harbour and out to sea. With three beautiful bedrooms sleeping six guests, it makes an ideal holiday home in Torbay for families or friends looking for a fabulous self-catering coastal holiday in Torbay.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Hearthstone East Cottage is a large, thatched holiday cottage in Brixham, a popular seaside resort in Torbay. Set in idyllic surroundings, the pet-friendly cottage boasts stone walls, exposed beams, tiled floors and antique furnishings, plus a log fire, a lovely sunny garden and proximity to sandy beaches.

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A row of 2-storey seaside holiday apartments in Brixham with seaward-facing balconies overlooking a grassy slope towards a beach below
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Bayview is a sophisticated coastal apartment within The Cove complex in Brixham, Devon. Overlooking Fishcombe Cove, the apartment sleeps four and promises fantastic views, urban chic, abundant natural light, beautiful spacious grounds, a furnished balcony and a swimming pool.

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Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
7

 

Discover Anzac House, a large and spacious holiday home in Brixham with opulent interiors and numerous terraces for relaxation and entertainment. With seven spacious bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and entertainment facilities, it's ideal for families or groups. Take in the panoramic views from the wraparound balcony on the top floor or unwind in the sun lounge with its roof terrace. Book now for an unforgettable seaside retreat with stunning views of the harbour and across Torbay!

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A Torquay holiday cottage sits behind a rose covered stone wall.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Explore the charm of Little Acre, a recently refurbished holiday let in Torquay's serene Wellswood Village. This charming retreat is perfect for family getaways on the English Riviera, offering comfort with a sunny rear courtyard, a well-equipped kitchen, and three inviting bedrooms. With its proximity to Anstey's Cove and Meadfoot Beach, Little Acre is an ideal seaside escape in South Devon. Discover nearby attractions such as Kent's Cavern and Babbacombe Model Village, or enjoy the gastropub and traditional delights within reach. Little Acre promises a delightful home-away-from-home experience for a memorable English Riviera holiday.

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Exterior of a large Victorian house in Torquay with a long balcony overlooks a courtyard.
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
8

Babbacombe Hall is a large detached Victorian Villa sitting just moments from the coast in Babbacombe. The spacious Torbay coastal cottage offers sophistication in rooms with high ceilings & bay windows, as well as a beautiful garden ideal for socialising, plus a hot tub, a balcony, a games room and a pleasant sea breeze.

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Exterior of a double-fronted Torquay holiday cottage with a small overhead porch and flower-filled front garden.
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2

Explore Torbay's vibrant coastal resorts from this delightful seaside escape. Blue Harbour, a charming holiday cottage in Torquay, captures the essence of coastal living. With wooden floors, seaside-themed decor, and an enclosed courtyard garden, it offers a warm and inviting retreat. Close to shops, restaurants, and the seafront, the cottage is a short walk from Meadfoot Beach and provides easy access to Torquay's maritime wonders. Discover comfort and coastal charm at Blue Harbour - the ideal Torquay getaway.

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An exterior of s Victorian holiday villa in Torquay with ample car parking space in front.
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

Holcombe House is a large and luxuriously presented Torbay holiday cottage in Torquay. This detached period property can sleep twelve people in six bedrooms.

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Torquay is undoubtedly one of England’s most distinctive resorts. It has seven hills, nine glorious beaches, elegant Victorian villas, and a palm-lined promenade. Explore a thriving town centre packed with unique, independent businesses, experience an exciting food scene, and enjoy South Devon’s best family-friendly attraction. Don’t miss Babbacombe Village’s four acres of award-winning gardens and hundreds of meticulously decorated scenes.

Brixham is a bustling fishing port at the southern end of the English Riviera, with a historic harbour backed by a labyrinth of narrow lanes. On the seafront, you’ll see yachts, pleasure boats and heritage trawlers bobbing on the azure water. Look out for dolphins on a cruise across the bay, eat seafood fresh from the harbour or explore the Old Fish Market. In recent years, many of the fishermen’s cottages have been beautifully restored to create luxury character cottages to rent for a week or weekend.

Wherever you choose to stay, cottage holidays in Torbay guarantee stunning beaches, enchanting maritime history and some of the best odds of getting warm, sunny weather anywhere in the UK.