Designed with the holidaymaker in mind

RIVIERA RETREAT has been designed by Suzanne (an experienced holiday property owner) especially with your needs in mind. She wanted to create a simple, relaxing and comfortable place for groups of up to 20-28 guests to enjoy, in a part of the world she is passionate about.

Group sizes vary so much that Suzanne set out to create a very flexible solution, offering additional individual beds and bedrooms for those that need more space. Whilst smaller groups up to 20 people do not need to pay for unused space, the extended offering caters for up to 28 people.

The communal areas are vast and different to whats offered in other town centre self catering properties. With a fantastic games room, fully equipped kitchen and massive dining room.

There’s a bar area and lounge which all our guests really enjoy and relax in with big sofas. Plus a small outside garden / seating area for quiet relaxation (no parties).


Torquay is in the heart of the English Riviera, teeming with holiday attractions, fabulous beaches, and a huge array of international restaurants, making you wonder why should you even need to travel abroad?

The charming Torquay harbour is 5 minutes’ walk from Riviera Retreat and has so much to offer – crabbing, fishing, boat trips, sunny al fresco restaurants, cafes and bars (some roof-top with fabulous views), nightlife, ice cream parlours, tourist shops, live music, Dinosaur world, Casinos and so much more.

Torquay was always a busy tourist destination but now is proving even more popular for staycations in the last months of 2020. 

Read more about why staycations are a great idea here.

10bedrooms 9 ensuite plus 2 extras available
22miles of English Riviera coastline & beaches
42from just £42/night/person up to 20 people
2021full refurbishment completed June 2021

Book Riviera Retreat for your group.

Our property represents great value for money, refurbished ready for holidaymakers choosing to stay in the UK instead of travelling abroad.

In Sept 2020 it was reported that three-quarters of respondents (71%) to a survey were intending to plan a UK holiday in 2021. Suggesting that the great British staycation is not just a short term solution to the coronavirus pandemic, but a long-term option for holidaymakers.

We hope that the threat of COVID-19 to our communities reduces in 2021 and everyone can start to enjoy a more “normal” way of life, together with friends and family.

There is no better place to do it than in the warmer weather in the beautiful Torbay area.

We hope to welcome you here soon.

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We are taking bookings from mid June 2021

Yes. Lots. We are just 5 minutes walk from the harbour, beach, all central amenities and plenty of bars and eateries on the walk!

11 of our 12 bedrooms are ensuite, with a double or twin beds and one 4 poster! There are extra sofabeds available, subject of course to government restrictions on gatherings indoors.

Some have baths, some showers only. Please ask us when booking.

We accept appropriately behaved stag and hen groups that will treat the property and our neighbours with respect. A larger deposit may be requested against damages and disturbance.

Yes. It’s a perfect alternative to a hotel. The lounge and dining room can be adapted to provide space for presentations and training seminars if required.

Use our booking form or call us or email us.

We are adhering to the latest Government guidelines on cleaning standards and procedures alongside our normal high hygiene standards.

We wash all our bed linen and towels at 90 degrees which is over and above the recommended 60 degrees.

All knick knacks and ornaments in the room are washed thoroughly between guests and all light switches, plugs, switches and remote controls are wiped with a recommended solution.

Hand sanitiser is available in the communal rooms at Riviera Retreat.

Your good health is our priority to ensure you enjoy your stay.