Holiday Cottage Torquay / Cliff Lodge
Reviews Torquay Cottages
We have just returned after a wonderful relaxing holiday in Torquay. We stayed with extended family, myself, husband, his brother and wife and their 2 children. We booked the cottage through Karen from Holidays 4U. It was situated just outside of Torquay, only 4 miles from the centre of town. The nearest beach was Maidencombe, a nice quiet cove. The weather was glorious, we were very lucky. We spent one day on the beach and also did the coastal walk on another day. There was a Michelin star restaurant which was only a 5 minute walk from the cottage which we tried one evening. We had also been recommended to try Memories Bistro in St Marychurch, Torquay. You have to book a table about 6 weeks ahead of time as they are very popular and are only open on Fridays and Saturdays. So we had booked a table for our last Friday. It was very good and well deserved the recommendation. They serve a lot of fish, which they can obviously get very fresh, being so close to Brixham. We all had turbot. It was prepared in a lovely sauce: simple yet delicious. The wine list was also very fine. And I had treacle tart for dessert and an Irish coffee! Fine times! We took a taxi home. It was maybe only a 5 minute drive, but I wasn’t looking at my watch! We had one day of rain so we visited Bygones. My brother-in-law’s children loved it. There was an Easter egg hunt and they successfully found all the eggs. Bygones is a quaint walk back in time, into the Victorian era. You can look in all the shop windows and see genuine articles that would have been on sale at the time. It’s surprising how many brands have survived today.
Brenda from Glasgow (April 2016)