Charnwood Guest House Torquay - Charnwood Guest House - Torquay
Sheila and Mike Hollamby welcome you to Charnwood - a 7 bedroom family run guest house with a relaxing and informal atmosphere situated in a central location very close to all main attractions. We are open all year, and cater for all your holiday requirements - Annual, Spring, Autumn, Weekend or mid-week breaks.
We are No Smoking and within walking distance of the Sea Front, Town Centre, Riviera Centre, as well as Torre Abbey and its Gardens.
Our full English Breakfast makes the perfect start to the day (vegetarian version also available) and we offer packed lunches and evening meals are available by arrangement.
Our Bedrooms have: Colour Television Tea & Coffee making facilities and are fully heated. We have en-suite and family rooms available
We are around 10 minutes walk from the central shopping area of Torquay (or 15 minutes if you take the route via the seafront) and our entry system means you can come and go as you please. Taxis are much cheaper in Torquay than you might be used to (especially if you are from one of the major cities) and very often it can be cheaper and quicker to leave the car behind and make your way around on foot or by cab.
Torquay has Kent’s Cavern and a large model village at Babbacombe among other attractions and there is a go kart track on the way to the delightful fishing port of Brixham.
Naturally, there is much in Torquay itself to explore, but Torbay itself covers Paignton, Brixham and Dartmouth, all highly individual towns and all worth a visit in their own right. Getting to them is simple and quick and the journey by ferry across the River Dart on the way to Dartmouth is a mini-adventure in itself.
The area as a whole is named The English Riviera and on a summer’s evening, sipping a drink in one of the many bars located all around the Bay itself it is easy to see why. It evokes memories of Cannes, Capri, Nice and Monaco all at the same time, although fortunately not with the prices to match! Some of the residents don’t necessarily have the fashion sense of our European neighbours, but then you can’t have everything!
There is a bewildering variety of places to eat and drink in Torquay where they seem to close and re-open as a different venue almost daily. For those of less mature years, there is a lively club scene as well, although we have to take our children’s word for it – we are more of an authority on bars and restaurants!
Fish is of course a big item on all Bay menus – most of it locally caught in Brixham and mostly fresh that day. Everything from Traditional Fish and Chips (of varying quality it has to be said) to higher quality restaurant fare such as Sole, Monkfish, Crab, Lobster, Plaice and Gurnard to name but a few.
Torquay offers an excellent choice of theatres, and quality attractions throughout the year, and is well served by good road, bus and rail links. For keen walkers there are beautiful coastal walks, country parks and gardens to explore:
Paignton Zoo (famous zoo as seen on BBC1's 'The Zookeepers')
Quaywest waterpark - Go wild and splash with fun on the twisting slides
Paignton Steam Railway - Board the train and travel along seven miles of spectacular Torbay Coast
Sports - scuba diving, bowls, horseriding, tennis, golf, fishing, go-karting
Cockington - a picturesque Thatched village
Woodlands Leisure Park
Babbacombe model village