newhaven holiday apartments
 
 
NEWHAVEN apartments 
bedroom 3
 
What Our Guests Say ” 
Tommy and Edna have been staying on Morgan Avenue since 1981 and ten years at Newhaven. 
 
Yvonne and Ray seven years. Yvonne actually stayed next door when it was a guest house just after the war as a nine year old. They brought their own meat for the landlady to cook. 
 
Mr and Mrs N were booked in by Maggie a local retired hotelier. She made a point of inspecting 
the accommodation before they arrived. They have also booked for the following year. 
 
“Just wanted to thank you for the warm welcome. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer, there is so much to do and see.” 
 
NEWHAVEN apartments tour 
Above is a selection of images of the rooms from the apartments.  
 
The apartments are well furnished as comfort is a priority. A designated parking bay is provided for the duration of your stay in this fabulous resort. The accommodation is central to Torbay. 
 
 
Our success is in how many of our guests return year on year, realising the accommodation offers outstanding value in a most central location without the help of agents or review sites. 
 
 
 
 
TORQUAY seaside 
Torquay seafront starts from the harbourside with its many coffee houses, interesting snack bars with servings from over the world, Living Coast seaside nature reserve / aquarium, original department stores, gift shops, night clubs and many bars. 
 
A long relaxing flat walk will take you past Princess Theatre along the main Torquay Beach through many delightful gardens to the ERC sports centre with golf and pitch and put course, tennis courts fitness centre, swimming pool. 
 
Torquy Ruby Club grounds which include an attractive long established duck and water garden which is situated next to ancient Torre Abbey open to the public for viewing alonongside the Spanish Barn where Spansih prisioners of war were kept. 
Finish your walk with a competitively priced coffee in the 4 star Grand Hotel with panoramic sea views over Torbay. 
 
A BRIEF HISTORY OF TORQUAY 
 
Torquay was populated during prehistoric times. The caves of Kents Cavern wee found hand axes dating back 500,000 years have been found, as well as an upper jaw bone believed to be the oldest human remain in Europe! 
 
Fast forward hundreds of thousands of years, and the Roman population that lived here laid offerings to their Gods in the same caves. 
 
The Domesday Book records the picture-postcard village of Cockington Country Park, a traditional country estate with thatched cottages and landscaped gardens still retaining much of its old world charm. 
 
The manor was given to the 'de Cockington' family after the Norman Conquest, who lived there for 281 year. 
 
It was then owned by the Cary family until 1654, when the Mallocks took over the estate for a period of 279 years. 
 
Cockington Manor and its outhouses are now the venue for a tea rooms, Craft Centre, old forge, horse trips and outstanding gardens, wildlife and Ponds. A short walk takes you through the countryside to Torquay Seafront merging the countryside with the shore. 
 
Torquay for the most part still shrouded in deep countryside in the 12th Century. The historic Torre Abbey on Torquay's seafront, was originally constructed as a monastery in 1196, and was at one time the richest in England.  
 
Following the dissolution of the monasteries, it became a private residence and had a number of different owners, before remaining in the Cary family for almost 300 years. It was then donated to the local council. 
 
The town was recognised as a desirable situation to rest and improve one's health in the late 18th Century, when it became popular with naval families during the Napoleonic Wars.  
 
An early visitor in 1794 is recorded as saying: "Instead of the poor uncomfortable village we had expected, how great it was our surprise at seeing a pretty range of neat new buildings, fitted up for summer visitors, who may certainly here enjoy carriage rides, bathing, retirement and a most romantic situation." 
 
Torquay Museum 
 
However, the principal shaping of Torquay into the tourist destination as we now know it came about during Victorian times. The town had already developed a reputation as a place to convalesce, but in the mid-1800s the arrival of the Great Western Railway, pioneered by engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, opened up the Bay to the wider holidaying public. Torquay soon became a favourite location of those unable to make the journey to the South of France. 
 
Grand villas and terraces were built on Torquay's hills, bathing huts were wheeled down the beaches, and the inhabitants of the town were said to have the "highest class" of living. 
 
Amongst the many hotels is of course the boutique Gleneagles Hotel, completely transformed since its name was rendered infamous by John Cleese's Fawlty Towers! 
 
 
The maritime history of Torquay includes such highlights as the regattas of 1893 and 1894, when the Prince of Wales won the main events with his J Class yacht, and the formidable sight of 113 war ships that were anchored in the bay in 1905. Whilst not as commercial as nearby Brixham, the harbour at Torquay was heavily involved in importing coal and wool from Australia, which was then sent to the mills in the North of England.  
 
Torquay quickly became famed for its watersports, and had the honour of hosting those events for the 1948 Olympic Games, when the Olympic flame was burned in Torre Abbey Gardens. In the Bay today you will see a remnant of the past as three ex-Royal Navy motor launches, converted after the war, now run the Torquay to Brixham ferry route. 
 
During the two World Wars, Torquay was an important base for both British and foreign soldiers. Hospitals were set up to aid casualties from France, Flanders and Gallipoli.  
 
Beacon Quay, now the location of the Living Coasts aquatic zoo, initially sheltered naval seaplanes, and in the Second World War was the site of the embarkations of many soldiers, including thousands of US Army personnel in 1944. Today a monument dedicated to the officers that served in World War II takes pride of place near the Harbour Master's Office. 
 
When the all clear was given for holidaymakers to return to coastal resorts in 1944, Torquay received a flood of visitors!Nowadays the town continues to offer tourists a fantastic trip. 
 
PLACES TO VISIT IN AND AROUND TORQUAY 
 
Kents Cavern 
Kents Cavern is one of the most important Palaeolithic caves in Northern Europe and the oldest recognisable human dwelling in Britain. It holds beautiful and spectacular geological formations and significant prehistoric finds, some over 700,000 years old.  
 
Babbacombe Model Village 
The Babbacombe Model Village is an attraction within garden. Over 450 models and new features every year!  
 
Paignton Zoo 
Paignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. Visit the desert, cross the savannah, explore the forest and trek through the tropics. Use your senses to discover the wild world: look around, listen out - you’ll even need your sense of smell! 
It’s a great day out for everyone. 
 
Berry Head Country Park 
This is Torbay's most important wildlife site and 
one of England's 200 National Nature Reserves.  
 
Quaywest Water Park 
Enjoy the WETTEST and WILDEST fun at the English Riviera's outdoor Waterpark. 
Don't forget your swimsuit! 
 
Pennywell Farm 
Pennywell is an all weather experience. Milk the goats, race a ferret or bottle feed the baby lambs 
Woodlands Adventure Park 
 
Action rides, indoor and outdoor zones, live events, animal centre and more. 
Greenway Gardens 
 
A glorious woodland garden on the banks of the Dart estuary.  
 
Berry Pomeroy Castle 
Tucked away in a steep wooded valley, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin. Within the 15th-century defences of the Pomeroy family castle looms the dramatic four-storey shell of the great Elizabethan mansion of the Seymours. 
 
Dartmouth Castle 
This well-preserved and beautifully sited castle juts out into the narrow entrance of the Dart Estuary. Begun in the late 14th century, a defence called 'the Fortalice' was intended to protect the homes  
of Dartmouth merchants from shipborne 
 
Paignton & Dartmouth Railway 
Steam trains from Paignton, running along the spectacular Torbay coast with superb views across the Bay, inland to Churston and then down to the beautiful Dart estuary to Kingswear for the ferry to historic Dartmouth. 
 
OurGlass 
Situated within the beautiful Cockington Country Park. You are welcome to watch the traditional manufacturing process and take this opportunity to buy direct from the maker.  
 
 
Riviera International Centre 
Waves Leisure Pool, Lifestyle Health & Fitness Suite and The Bay Brasserie 
 
The Seashore Centre 
The Trust is dedicated to the conservation of the natural and built environment of Torbay and the surrounding area, the provision of recreational facilities and environmental education.  
Brixham Heritage Museum 
 
The Brixham Heritage Museum and History Society, located in Brixham, Devon, U.K., an historic town and fishing port.  
 
Babbacombe Theatre 
Situated on the beautiful Babbacombe Downs, in Torquay, South Devon.  
 
 
Becky Falls 
High on Dartmoor Becky Falls Woodland Park, with its huge oak canopy, rugged landscape, massive granite boulders and waterfalls, provides some of the most scenic and enjoyable walks in the south west as well as loads of fun for all the family throughout the seasons. 
 
 
Dartington Crystal 
Dartington makes the perfect gift for any occasion. Pure contemporary lines and that special sparkle are a welcome addition to any celebration. 
 
 
Hedgehog Hospital 
Prickly Ball farm is a busy 'hands on' hedgehog hospital and wildlife garden centre where you can meet, touch, and learn about hedgehogs and much, much more!. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oldway Mansion and Gardens 
 
Inspired by French and Italian architecture, the grand marble staircase and the gallery modelled on the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles is a must see. Beautiful gardens surround the Paignton Mansion. 
 
Bygones 
Wander back in time and relive the nostalgia of over 20 life-size Victorian shops and shop windows filled with thousands of original items form candles to porcelain, dolls, dolls houses and Victorian dresses. 
 
Torquay Museum 
Take a journey into the town's fascinating past - find out more about local wildlife, famous people and Torquay through the ages.  
 
Living Coasts 
Living Coasts features a range of fascinating coastal creatures from loud and loveable penguins to playful fur seals, colourful puffins to waders and sea ducks.  
 
Breakwater Art Gallery 
An excellent source of artistic talent and culture.  
 
 
The Golden Hind 
Re-live Drakes incredible world voyage of 1577 aboard this full sized replica, moored in Brixham harbour. 
 
Blackpool Sands 
Superb swimming in clean clear water. Sandpits and bathing raft. Surfski, kayak, boogie boards, wet suit and snorkel hire. Lifeguard on duty during the summer 
 
Buckfast Abbey 
Home to a Roman Catholic Community of Benedictine monks. 
 
Otters & Butterflies 
This is a real treat for lovers of nature and wildlife 
The Butterfly Farm is a specially designed and maintained exhibition of living exotic butterflies and moths. 
 
Crealy Park 
Explore over 75,000 sq ft of indoor play including toddler-only areas, cuddle the friendliest animals and relax with delicious, locally-produced food created for you by our team of chefs.  
 
Exeter Cathedral 
Interesting history and magnificent architecture 
 
 
House of Marbles  
Makers and puveyors of a world famous range of glass marbles, glassware and decorative glass accessories, traditional toys and crafts.  
 
 
National Marine Aquarium  
Enjoy, learn and care about our Oceans through amazing, memorable experiences.