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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 |

  When you stay with us on the beautiful English Riviera, you are quite literally spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out.       We love to share menus and experiences of our favourite restaurants, and our staff are always on hand to book a table for you at your favourite eatery!   When you check into your holiday apartment, you will find a copy of the local 'Taste Buds' magazine, which gives you details of some tasty outlets. We have also compiled our own dining out guide which is available for you to flick through in Reception.   At our Monday morning coffee get-togethers, we like to chat about about our favourite things in the Bay - and...
 

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 |

Hesketh Crescent was commissioned by Sir Lawrence Palk, the Fourth Baronet who was elevated to a peerage in 1880 and became ‘Lord Haldon, of Haldon, Devon’ and after whom Haldon Pier and Haldon Road were named.   The crescent was designed by the brothers William and John Harvey and was completed in 1848, taking two years to construct.  It has been reported as being ‘The finest crescent of houses in the west of England’ and John Wilson wrote “The Regency ideals of London and Brighton reached their highest in the building of Hesketh Crescent.”   The crescent originally called ‘Meadfoot Crescent’ was renamed ‘Hesketh Crescent’ in 1849 aft...
 

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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