The Sails

Torquay, South Devon Coast

  • 4 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £452 per week
  • £65 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • Towels provided


  • Private parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


The perfect romantic fusion of Regency splendour and sea views!

Situated along the impressive sweeping Hesketh Crescent, and overlooking manicured grounds which lead down to the beautiful Meadfoot Beach and dramatic Devon coastline beyond, this wonderfully presented historic 1848 first floor holiday home provides the ideal romantic retreat for your time here in Torquay! With undisturbed sea views and where the sun can be literally soaked up, this is an apartment that provides luxury and comfort in abundance as well as being the perfect spot for exploring all the Torquay has to offer.

The Sails: 1 bedroom with 1 bathroom & sea views. Lovely sunny outlook with oversized Victorian sash windows, Regency character features plus a private parking space within the gates of the crescent.

First floor apartment (one level on the 1st floor)

The typical high ceilings of Regency first floor rooms can be enjoyed by guests in the property, with a beautiful and grand open plan living and dining room enjoying regal dimensions as well as splendid 180 degrees sea views from its trio of floor length Victorian sash windows.

An ornate marble fireplace as a beautiful classic feature. The comfortable sofa provides the ideal home from home comfort with a flat screen HD Freeview TV with DVD player.

A charming fully fitted separate kitchen is situated just off the living room and is perfectly equipped for preparing dinner parties, with an electric hob, integrated fridge/freezer, oven, toaster, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, dishwasher and washing machine.

A stylish dining area is situated in the elegant living room next to the large windows which can be opened to enjoy a fine sea breeze. 

Guests can also enjoy unwinding in the beautiful master bedroom, with pretty hand painted oriental style Cole & Son wallpaper and boasts the same glorious high ceilings and spacious layout of the main reception room. A Double size bed ensures guests enjoy a full night's rest.

A modern fitted shower room completes the internal accommodation and offer a luxurious hotel-like feel.


The idyllic views span across the tranquil Meadfoot beach and the grand sweeping Hesketh Crescent, which also features a selection of wonderful outdoor eating areas & restaurants to enjoy during your stay!


There is one private parking space provided with this apartment which is located at the rear of the hotel. 


Situated on the seafront, this apartment is close to shops and activities. The nearby beach offers swimming, paddling or rock-pooling depending on the weather. Restaurants are within walking distance and there is a bus stop just outside the crescent gates, while the location offers fabulous activities within easy travel.

Things to do

As well as a lovely choice of restaurants along Hesketh Crescent guests can also pay a day or week's membership fee to enjoy the facilities of the Osborne Hotel Health Club, with the indoor swimming pool, tennis court, gym and sauna for guests use if this optional extra is enjoyed.

Torquay's waterfront is the focus of life in the town. Here you'll find the palm-lined promenade, seafront gardens, a lively harbour and an international marina. The new Living Coasts attraction adds to the variety of the new waterfront and the illuminated bridge is a great backdrop to a relaxing evening drink. Yet within minutes of Torquay town centre there are beautiful beaches easily accessible by foot, road or sea.

There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves and beaches and walks to rival any in the South West of England, with a climate that belongs somewhere much further south. There are opportunities for surfing, safe swimming, diving, sailing, angling and wonderful opportunities to study the natural wildlife at your leisure.


- 1 bedroom (sleeps 2)
- 1 bathroom with small bathtub and shower over
- 1 toilet
- Wi-Fi
- Sea views
- No pets
- Non smoking
- Bed linen and towels included- Heated swimming pool & Gym access via the Osborne Health Club (ask Hotel Reception for weekly membership prices)
- No children

Please note: The balcony is not currently available for guests to go out on, still possible to open the windows fully and enjoy the sea breeze. 

Notes:This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £150, which is payable to Blueriver Cottages with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay. 


Excellent location and fantastic property.

Mrs C,

The location of the property is away from hustle and bustle of the town with wonderful sea views which are very relaxing to watch when having breakfast! Allocated onsite parking is a bonus. The apartment is has everything you need for a good self catering holiday, was clean and comfortable with a very relaxed atmosphere/decoration. Have stayed at The Balcony many times and have always enjoyed the holiday - it's a wonderful apartment to return to after a day out and just chill.

Mrs S,

The Balcony is a beautifully furnished, spacious apartment with wonderful sea views. It is quiet & relaxing & within reach of a choice of eating places. There are many interesting places to visit within half an hour’s drive including Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe Model village & Theatre,

Mrs J,

Beautifully appointed apartment, with superb views overlooking the sea. Highly recommend and would love to visit again.

Mrs M,

Beautiful apartment. Everything you need , like a home from home Such lovely sea views . Would definitely recommend .

Mrs H,

Excellent apartment with terrific views of the sea.Very tastefully done and everything clear to understand. Would definately recommend. A later check out time would of been good to end our relaxed holiday without rushing.

Mr H,