About The Area
About The Area: Torquay in Torbay - The English Riviera

About The English Riviera


Torquay is at the centre of Torbay, which incorporates Paignton with its long sandy beaches and exceptional zoo, the historic port of Brixham and the peaceful grace of Babbacombe with its splendid Downs. All are easily accessible.

A mile from Torquay seafront you will find Cockington village, often described as the 'prettiest village in England'.

Other attractions available include:-Kents Cavern, Babbacombe model village, Living Coasts or an enjoyable visit to one of the 5 Theatres.


Whatever your choice, the Haute Epine is the place to stay




Haute Epine is a great base from which to visit some of the many places of Historic Interest & outstanding Natural Beauty which are so close to hand in this lovely part of the West Country.

Torbay has 5 superb Theatres with ever changing programmes featuring a host of your favourite Stars. Torquay has an excellent array of shops & a Precinct housing most of the countries major stores.

Visit nearby Torre Abbey and its historic gardens.

Are you an Agatha Christie Fan?


Then Torquay is the place for you! It is her hometown and there is an excellent exhibition in the local museum. She was baptized and worshipped at All Saints Church, Torre, which is at the end of our road.

Many visitors make an appointment to see the Church where you can hear anecdotes and details of her early life. You can also visit her house near Kingswear or view her estate from the River Dart, a very pleasant outing.

Click here to view the Agatha Christie Video
Click here for more info about the Agatha Christie Festival

Interested in a Walking Holiday?


If walking is your hobby then check out the longest National Trail in England, the Southwest Coast Path. 630 miles of outstanding beauty and amazing scenery.

By basing yourself at the Haute Epine and using public transport it is possible to walk the 77 miles between Torcross and Exmouth over four or five days.

Book with us for half board and leave the house in the morning full of our amazing breakfast and settle down to Gerry's home cooking at the end of an exhilarating walk.

Then relax in the lounge with your tea/coffee to discuss with your walk mates all you have seen that day and plan the next days adventure

Click here for more info about the Southwest Coast Path

The choice is endless. Whatever you choose to do, we hope that your stay here at 'Haute Epine' will be a happy one.

View the two videos to get a flavour of Torbay, the one below is of a recently released music track about Torbay and all filmed locally in Torquay!