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Your own little heaven in Devon

Posted by Osborne Club Holidays on 2nd June 2017 in Blogging | Torquay,Holidays,Luxury Apartments,Meadfoot,Beach,Devon

    Book a Holiday    Our sought-after family-friendly destination offers you the choice of individually styled one, two and three bedroom apartments and a Lodge.    Located within Hesketh Crescent, an elegant Regency-styled building overlooking Meadfoot Beach and Thatcher Rock, you will find us right in the heart of The English Riviera.    With the South West Geo-coastal path a short walk away, and Torquay’s picturesque harbourside and bustling town centre just down the road, you can make your hoiday here as leisurely or lively as you please.    Take a look around…..    Just Imagine    A taste of elegance and finesse less than ...

Food for Thought!

Posted by Osborne Club Holidays on 18th July 2017 in Blogging |

...Rockfish, Torquay - 'great fish & chips on the harbour!'   The Waddling Duck, Wellswood - 'lovely little local bistrot'   Bistrot Pierre, Torquay - 'fantastic lunch and great value'!   Three Degrees West - 'lovely meal right on the beach'   Weavers Cottage, Cockington - 'fantastic cream tea but not open late'   Thatched Tavern, Maidencombe - 'olde worlde ambiance and lovely food'   Do you have a favourite place you would like to share with us? Just drop us a line and we can feature it on our page!   More foodie blogs as the year progresses.   Nom nom!!!            ...

Riviera Highway - A Snippet of Local History!

Posted by Osborne Club Holidays on 28th March 2018 in Blogging | Torquay,English Riviera,History,Osborne,Hesketh Crescent

...   RIVIERA HIGHWAY   It is difficult to believe that only 200 years ago a direct coastal main road between Torquay and Paignton did not exist. Your route would have been along ancient country lanes between Cockington and Preston, rising and falling twixt hill-top and coombe, well inland from the sea. In 1840, six years before the Harveys began the construction of Hesketh Crescent and nineteen years before the railway opened to Paignton, the decision to build a coast road was made and the Torquay Turnpike Trust was formed in order to finance its creation and maintenance.   The work took two years to complete with the new turnpike road opening in 1842. Th...

Torquay Waterside Development

Posted by Osborne Club Holidays on 22nd May 2017 in Blogging |

...Have you seen the plans for the regeneration of the waterfront here in Torquay?   ...

Did you know?

Posted by Osborne Club Holidays on 14th March 2017 in Blogging |

...nd around Torquay for generations and produced the first town plan for Torquay.   The family fortunes were largely made by the first Baronet, Sir Robert Palk, who became Governor of Madras in 1763, and after whom were named Palk Straights, the Palonua Range and Palk Bay.  It was he who bought Manor of Torwood from the Earl of Donegal and the fishing village of Tor Key in 1768.  He was the friend, protégé and colleague of General Lawrence on whose death he inherited £80,000 in 1775.  The General requested that his own name ‘Lawrence’ should be passed on to Sir Robert’s first son and those of succeeding generations.   Why not pop along and look a...

Happy New Year

Posted by Osborne Club Holidays on 3rd January 2017 in Blogging |

...A very Happy New Year from all of us at the Osborne Club.   For those of you who have been here over the last couple of weeks you will know that we have been blessed with some beautiful winter sun!   Holidays in Torquay aren't just for summer - they are for anytime of year!...
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