Because it's so lovely, and it's not only me that thinks so.
The place is such great value for money. Fab place for a short or week's break all year round, including Christmas.
A really romantic converted hayloft tucked away gite-style in the garden of the owners' home. Full of character coupled with modern comforts and lots of lovely little touches like an iPod dock, plenty of films on DVD to watch after a hard days' sightseeing and complimentary dressing gowns. We got a bottle of wine when we arrived together with home made muffins, and fruit. Torquay is an ideal holiday spot with endless places to visit, but it wouldn't have been the same without retiring back to Windchimes afterwards. Lovely hosts. We couldn't have asked for more.
Its a lovely, real, no pretence English thatched village. With a proper village pub, a proper village shop and just an all round relaxed place. The Church House Inn is just amazing. We had their Church House Pudding. What a feast, and such lovely people. Anthony is a marvelous landlord. Go there and have your faith in Englishness restored.
It's a cosy holiday cottage for two converted from a former hayloft. It's next to the owners' home and is full of character. The cottage has extras like home made muffins, and a bottle of wine. As well as nice big towels you also have cosy dressing gowns to relax in, and a selection of films to watch, or books to read after your day out walking, at the beach or sight seeing. A great place to visit whether you come by car or public transport.
Antony Gormley's 'Field for the British Isles' is in the Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey, Torquay until 23rd August 2009. The exhibition is free to enter and is open daily from 10am to 5pm
Secreted in a tiny village between Torquay and Exeter this restaurant is a delight. Using mostly local ingredients to create excellent menus at what - at least to London eyes - are very reasonable prices.
The street of Victorian shops is fascinating; there are other historical mock-ups such as a First World War trench (no wellies required) and something for all ages... it's a family run business so the home-made scones ARE home-made.
Just the place for a rainy day.
Corner Fore St. (St Marychurch) & Hampton Ave, near Babbacombe Model Village, 01803 32610 www.bygones.co.uk
Living Coasts is a 'sea-life' zoo - the best part is that the penguins there are allowed out of their enclosure to mingle with the public.
Telephone (01803) 202470
Fax (01803) 202471
Toddlers love the farm animals, older kids run themselves ragged on the adventure playgrounds - either way, this place is a sanctuary when they're bored with the beach or when it's bucketing it down outside. And then there's the tunnel itself - a 1/2 mile-long trek in the pitch black along a disused railway tunnel that's genuinely unnerving ...
Kingsbridge, Devon (17 miles from Torquay);
tel: 01548 854078;
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