<h1>ENGLISH RIVIERA HOLIDAYS</h1> holiday cottages


Palm trees, blue seas and deckchairs

Visit the English Riviera

The English Riviera, a family favourite holiday destination made up of popular seaside towns Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, stretches 22 miles along the stunning South Devon coastline. You’ll be forgiven for thinking that you’ve left the UK for the Mediterranean, with azure seas, palm trees, stunning beaches, quaint harbours, mild climate and sub-tropical plants giving the region a wonderful continental feeling.

English Riviera Cottages

With plenty of properties to choose from, why not take a look at our selection of English Riviera holiday cottages? We’ve everything from dog-friendly properties to accommodation with sea views.

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South Devon Cottages

Take a look at our selection of South Devon holiday cottages, offering up everything from converted farmhouses for families, to romantic boltholes for two, via sea view apartments. Our choice of accommodation will ensure you have a memorable South Devon holiday.

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A Local's Guide to the English Riviera

Long walks along the seafront, palm trees nodding in the breeze, luxury yachts bobbing in the harbour - the English Riviera isn't a far cry from its South-of-France sister. Torquay, Paignton and Brixham form an arc around a natural bay, packed with beaches, characterful towns and fantastic family attractions. Discover the English Riviera from a local's point of view and make the most of your time on this beautiful stretch of South Devon coastline.

The best ice cream in Devon!

Whoever discovered Devon ice cream automatically wins themselves pride of place in the pantheon of all-time greats (alongside the inventor of fish and chips).  We also think that Devon ice cream is the best in the land, so when you are on your holidays in the county, make sure you look out for the following brands – each quite distinct from the others. Read our pro-ice cream guide to find out more.

A Mediterranean feeling

A stunning beach, Mediterranean-style palm trees and elegant Victorian architecture await you in Torquay. With its sheltered horseshoe-shaped bay, the town is the perfect place to enjoy water sports, while Royal Terrace Gardens offers up more serene surroundings.

If you want some family fun, whether during February half-term or at Easter for example, head over to Paignton where attractions like Paignton Zoo and numerous beaches mean children will be entertained for hours. The town is also a haven for activity, with the nightlife no exception. Award-winning restaurants, cafés and pubs come alive after dark.

A boat lover’s dream would be Brixham, with a beautiful marina to stroll down and rows of yachts to admire. During the summer months, the town is filled with old sea dogs wanting to delight visiting children with their stories and puppet shows.

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