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Holiday Cottages in Torquay

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Beautiful, bustling and bursting at the seams with things to see, do and eat. Of course, we’re talking about Torquay. The English Riviera has become one of the UK’s most exciting seaside towns with chic restaurants and bars popping up to add to the existing backdrop of sun, sand and sea.

From boat trips and water sports to Devon delicacies and fine dining, this place has it all. Want accommodation to match its splendour? Our holiday homes in Torquay are the ultimate option. Choose from a selection of cottages to rent for large groups, with amazing features to make your Devon adventure even more unforgettable.

kate & tom's holiday guide to Torquay

Helping you get the most out of your stay

Visit Torquay – the English Riviera

For those wondering, Torquay’s nickname comes from the Victorians, who compared the Devon town to the French Riviera for its beautiful weather. They weren’t wrong. Devon is always amongst the sunniest places in the UK, which is the perfect accompaniment for Torquay’s selection of sand and shingle beaches and palm-tree-lined promenade.

Today, that’s accompanied by a selection of outstanding places to eat and drink. Head to The Elephant to sample Michelin star delights, take your pick from a selection of restaurants and bars on the front, or sample local delights like pasties, fish and chips, and crab sandwiches. Let’s not forget cream tea – just make sure you put the cream on before the jam in Devon!

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Things to do in Torquay

There’s more to Torquay than beaches, beautiful views and the best food. Babbacombe Model Village is a must-see while you’re in the area. The miniature village includes scaled down models of UK landmarks like the Shard and Stonehenge with illuminations when the sun goes down. That’s accompanied by the Babbacombe Cliff Railway for stunning views.

History and nostalgia fans will love Bygones, a life-sized Victorian shopping street with old-fashioned shop fronts, over 2,000 artefacts and plenty of souvenirs. Torre Abbey is another great option, offering free tours of its medieval grounds. Or go even further back and explore Torquay’s caves at Kents Cavern – a significant Stone Age site which was once home to ancient humans.

Luxury self-catering cottages in Torquay

Whether you’re planning the perfect party or looking for Torquay holidays with a hot tub, kate & tom’s can make it happen. We’ve hand-picked the best holiday cottages to rent in Torquay with incredible features like hot tubs, games rooms, pools and even tennis courts.

Choose from holiday homes sleeping 10, 20, 30 or even 40+ to make sure there’s room for everyone without any compromise on the luxury experience. Want to bring along your furry friends? Our dog-friendly cottages in Torquay can make that happen too.

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Our luxury, self-catering cottages to rent in Torquay are the perfect fit for any type of holiday. Get the family together for a seaside escape. Invite all your friends for a coastal catch-up. Or celebrate a special occasion in style on a Torquay holiday with a hot tub.

Whatever you’ve got planned in Torquay, it doesn’t get better than a kate & tom’s holiday home. Take your pick from our fine selection – and don’t hesitate to get in touch if there’s anything we can help with. Email hello@kateandtoms.com and we’ll get back to you soon!