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Category: General
Posted by: nicky
Our guest house is situated very closely to the historic Torre Abbey being only a five minute walk away. Since its foundation in 1166 the abbey has played an important part in the local areas history and is actually the oldest building in Torquay. A variety of inhabitants from Canons, Abbots and the Cary family who lived in the abbey for 268 years have all contributed to the structure of Torquay from the building of its first harbour to the formation of nearby Newton Abbot. Today there are still signs of the Cary Family history, pubs, guest houses and even street names bear the name Cary throughout Torquay.

The Abbey also has another one of Torquays famous landmarks - "The Spanish Barn" so called because it housed 397 prisioners caught by Sir Francis Drake during the Spanish Armada battle and held in the barn for a fortnight.

Today after an extensive 6m renovation project provided with money from the Lottery Fund, Torre Abbey is open to the public for tours, weddings and art exhibitions. The second phase of renovation is under way to the East and South Wings.

For more information on visiting Torre Abbey or arranging your wedding or private function click on the link below:
Torre Abbey
Category: General
Posted by: nicky
The Laser SB3 Class sailing World Championships, is to be hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club in Torquay, UK. Entrants will enjoy 14 championship races from Monday 16th May to Friday 20th May 2011 in Torbay. Ring us direct to receive a special discount for visitors to this sailing event, we have doubles, twins and a family room available at the moment.
Category: General
Posted by: nicky
What an amazing Easter weekend its been down here on the English Riveria, the weather has been and is set to be lovely for the next few days, lets home this lasts until the Summer months to ensure guests have the best holiday here in Torquay, Devon.

Our two new bathrooms are complete and are looking very smart, makes such a difference to the feel of the room, more modern and contemporary with big walk in shower cubicles and environmental flush toilets to save water (and money!)

With families in mind for the coming summer we now have a family room with big bathroom - sleeps 4, a suite of two rooms (double and twin) and also a double and single room accessed via its own private door. A number of guesthouses in Torquay have decided not to take families anymore but we feel this is an important part of our guest market so hopefully we will be able to cater for many needs. Why not call us direct to find out best prices for your family holiday.