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14 March
Mar 14
14th March 2017

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 after the first fruit of Sir Lawrence’s marriage to Maria Hesketh in 1845; their first son was called Sir Lawrence Hesketh Palk.   The Palk family had been notable landowners in and 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 at the spleandour of our stunning building and find out more about taking a holiday with us?...

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17 February
Feb 17
17th February 2017

    As the first resort in England to offer Shared Ownership apartments, The Osborne Club has been providing quality holidays since 1979. These days, our membership numbers more that 1500 families and we are proud to have been awarded 4 stars by Visit Britain.   As well as that, we have achieved the prestigious RCI Gold Crown Resort status and are affiliated with RCI and Dial An Exchange for worldwide exchanges.   So if you ever want to change your week, there is the opportunity to swap with other Osborne Club members, or members at a different holiday resort.   As The Osborne Club shares Hesketh Crescent with The Osborne Hotel, members can enjoy full use of its wide range of facilities which includes a fine-dining restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, tennis court and putting lawn. For an additional charge there is also a gymnasium and classes available.   Why not come and take a look around?...

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7 February
Feb 7
7th February 2017

Treat your loved one to the gift that keeps on giving this Valentines Day.     For as little as £500.00 you can be the proud owner of one of our elegant apartments in week 7. You are sure to fall in love with our stunning location, and holiday ownership with The Osborne Club will steal your heart away! We boast some of the best views in the country from our regency-style building, and are just a romantic stroll away from award winning beaches.   The cosmopolitan town of Torquay is just a few minutes away, where you can wine and dine your loved one at one of the many fine-dining outlets; take in a spot of retail therapy; immerse yourselves in local history; or sit and watch the world go by at one of the many cafes and bars that are dotted along the harbourside.   Holiday ownership at The Osborne Club ticks all the boxes for that perfect gift which will take your breath away.   For more information on ownership in Valentine's week, or any other time of year, contact us on 01803 209600   We'd love to hear from you....

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27 January
Jan 27
27th January 2017

Just reduced - this lovely 2-bedroom property with stunning sea views. Week 41     To find out more about how you can become an owner with us, call 01803 209600...

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3 January
Jan 3
3rd January 2017

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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