The English Riviera is a stunning 22 mile stretch of outstanding South Devon coastline, which includes the seaside resorts of Torquay, Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham. There are rocky coves, picturesque villages and exotic palm trees and it has been designated a Global Geopark due to the significance of its geological, historical and cultural heritage - making it one of the top places to visit, or spend your holiday, in the UK.
Torquay is the birthplace of the crime writer Agatha Christie and the whole area runs a packed programme of events and festivals in celebration of this fact. Along with the sandy beach, promenade and Princess Pier, which offers stunning views over the bay, Torquay has much to offer. A picturesque harbour, theatre, great shopping and delightful palm tree lined promenades complete the picture.
Along the coast at Paignton, with its award-winning sandy beach, green parkland and iconic pier is another perfect family holiday location. Great attractions nearby include the Paignton to Dartmouth Steam Train, Quaywest Splash Down and Paignton Zoo.
Brixham is a charming hilly town, with narrow streets and alleys built around the colourful harbour, which is full of history. A replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship the Golden Hind is a popular focus point in the harbour and, as one of the busiest UK fishing ports, you couldn’t find a better place to sample the delights from the sea in numerous restaurants and cafes.
Close by is the world famous Cockington village which is full of thatched cottages and offers artists the perfect setting to display their crafts in numerous studios.
Babbacombe boasts views out to sea, which inspired the name 'English Riviera', and is a haven of calm for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of Torquay.
Nestled in the picturesque valley of Widecombe-in-the-Moor Lays Wooder Manor. Breath taking views from your doorstep. The perfect location to stay, tour and explore Dartmoor National Park.
The well appointed wing of the farmhouse is completely self contained and has panoramic views of Bigbury Bay. Bigbury on Sea is a fantastic location for family beach holidays.
Four comfortable fully equipped cottages. Peaceful setting in beautiful South Hams valley on historic 80-acre working sheep farm. Ideal location for a relaxing holiday
Stunning Manor & charming Country Cottages, on the edge of Dartmoor. Sleeps 2- 24 ideal for families of all ages/sizes. Play area/barn, wifi, woodfires, animal feeding, acres of space, farmshop+ pub.
Delightful cottages on working Dairy farm, explore the area for fantastic coastline, wonderful moorland, visitor attractions, local foods and many family events. Children love the calf feeding.
Self-catering cottages in South Devon, on a working farm overlooking coastal village of Wembury, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Close to beaches, coast path, city of Plymouth and Dartmoor.
Self catering cottages in the heart of South Devon with lots of animals and excellent child friendly facilities including indoor pool, toddler soft play, walk-in rabbit area & tennis court.
Historic farmhouse accommodation at Canonteign in the Teign Valley on Dartmoor. Rooms offer all modern conveniences. Ideal location, close to A38 and local Devon attractions.
Stanborough Farm is in a great location, central for visiting towns, beaches, moors and gardens within the South Hams and with two local pubs in walking distance. B&B with Evening Meal is available.