Harwood Lodge

Harwood Lodge
Self-catering Holiday Flats in Paignton, Devon
Address: 14 Roundham Road
Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6DN
Email: flats@harwoodlodge.co.uk
Phone: (01803)-391538

The Area

The area known as Torbay comprises of the three towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham together with the coastline and surrounding countryside. Each town has its own characteristics.

Torquay

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Torquay has the larger shopping area and contains more of the national chain retailers. During the year there are occasional markets which will sell either continental, local produce or handicrafts.



Cockington

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Cockington in a small village situated between Torquay & Paignton and is very olde worlde with its thatched cottages, café and smithy. The church is in an ideal setting in a park and cricket is played on the green. There is also an old waterwheel (disused), a local craft centre and lakes surrounded by unusual plants.


Paignton

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Paignton is the middle town of the three and has always been regarded as the most family friendly. With its beautiful gently sloping sandy beaches and pebble coves for rock pooling the choice is yours! The town centre is smaller than that of Torquay but with many cafes, restaurants and individual shops. On the seafront there are large grass areas for playing games, flying kites or just relaxing. During the year there are many events on the green including a fair several times during the year, the carnival, fetes, regattas, classic car or bike shows. Also in this area is the multi-plex cinema and from the beach you may take a walk along the pier. There are also kiosks where they sell ice-creams, fish & chips or a cup of tea.

Goodrington

Goodrington is a beach to the south of the main beaches at Paignton which can be reached by walking over the park on Roundham Head (with its stunning views of Torquay or Brixham) and then down the cliff walk. We are situated about 200 metres from the harbour and 200 metres in the opposite direction from the cliff walk. This walk was originally created by Herbert Whitley who was the founder of Paignton Zoo and is floodlit at night. Quaywest aqua park is sited between Goodrington north & south beaches and daily or weekly passes can be bought. There is also a marine centre which runs projects for the children.

Paignton Zoo is a must for visitors to Paignton.


Brixham

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Brixham is at the southern end of the bay and has a typical traditional fishing village feel. It is still an important fishing port and has a modern fish market. It is also well known for its artists who capture the images of the boats and the sea. From Brixham you can go to Berry Head with its lighthouse, Napoleonic fort and the seabird watching areas.


Further afield

Further afield there is the market town of Newton Abbot, the old town of Totnes with its 11th century castle, Berry Pomeroy castle or Dartmouth with its Elizabethan houses and naval college.

Plymouth is the gateway to Cornwall but is also worth a visit. Why not walk on Plymouth Hoe where it is said Drake finished his game of bowls before defeating the Armada, see where the Mayflower sailed from or visit the aquarium.

Exeter is a charming city with its cathedral founded in 1050. There are many things to see and do. It is even possible to visit the underground medieval passages under the city.

Also a must is a visit to Dartmoor with is wild and windswept Tors, full of stories and legend but surprisingly gentle on a warm summers day. Paddling or even swimming (for the hardy) in the River Dart or its tributaries as it makes its way across the moor, down to Dartmouth and out to sea.

This is our county and a place that we believe is a wonderful place to live. We hope that you will be able to come here some day and discover it for yourselves.



English Riviera Geopark

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Berry Head Geopark

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Images Credited to The English Riviera Tourist Board