is a family owned and run business,
we take pride in providing quality
self catering accommodation with a friendly welcome. Bright,
airy and spacious apartments and flats – each apartment
having its own personality - being well equipped, comprehensively
furnished and regularly updated. We
have been providing holiday accommodation in the heart of
Torbay, South Devons English Riviera –- which is the
three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham - at Preston,
Paignton, for over 70 years. Originally as a 17 bedroom hotel
(famed for its breakfasts), then as self catering accommodation
in holiday flats and apartments from the mid 1970’s.
The English Riviera - we
are conveniently located just round the corner from Preston
Sands and Green with it's brightly coloured beach huts and
gently shelving sandy beach, but in a lovely quiet corner.
Paignton beaches, Preston and Paignton shopping centres with
all their amenities are just a short flat walk away.
Historic Oldway Mansion (built by Isaac Singer and completed
by his son Paris, made famous by Isadora Duncan) with it's
famed Singer Sewing machine museum, magnificent architecture,
beautiful grounds and knot garden, croquet green and tennis
courts is just a 5 minute walk. Walk where many of our
historic figures such as Agatha Christie, I K Brunel and Charles
Darwin lived and walked. Torquay is only one mile away
to one side of the bay, the fishing port of Brixham and Dartmouth
with it's famous Royal Naval College four miles to the other
South Devon's Geopark - has
a wealth of attractions and facilities that will appeal to
all generations. Paignton Zoo, Quaywest Water Park, Kents
Caverns (gateway to the English Riviera's Global Geopark),
Living Coasts, Babbacombe Model Village, Paignton and Dartmouth
Steam Railway, Palace Theatre Paignton, Princess Theatre,
Babbacombe Theatre and The Little Theatre in Torquay are all
within a 3 mile radius. This is to name but a few, half
the fun is exploring and finding even more! To view a great video of The English Riviera Geopark (the first urban global geopark), and the geological history of the bay please click here.
are an ideal base for visiting the rest of the West Country
- Dartmoor in all of its' wild magnificence,
the whole of our beautiful Devon, Cornwall being just across
the Tamar bridge at Plymouth, from where it is a short hop
on to places such as the Eden Project, the rugged Cornish
coast or Bodmin Moor.
something for everyone - From
building sand castles and swimming to surfing, windsurfing
or kite surfing on our famous Preston sands - walking the
South West Coast path or exploring Dartmoor - walking, playing
golf, paragliding, sailing, diving, canoeing, boating or fishing
- sampling our famous Devon cream teas or fresh Brixham fish.
Family pets welcome in some apartments. For those other (internet) surfing enthusiasts a free
wireless internet connection (WiFi)
is also available!
View our beautiful Torbay - To view the live webcam at the harbour just click on the picture of the harbour below.