Torquay

Home of Agatha Christie

Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey was founded in 1196 by six premonstratentian canons and over time it became one of the country's richest religious orders. They created a harbour at Torquay in order to export goods from their vast estates and they founded a market town - Newton Abbot as a place in which to sell their produce.

Torre Abbey in Torquay.

When Henry VIII began to eye the riches of the monsateries Torre Abbey could not escape and in 1539 it succumbed to his policy of dissolution. The buildings were ransacked and stone and roofing removed until only a small part of the original buildings remained in tact. After some years the Cary family took up residence and they stayed there until 1930 when their dire finacnes forced them out.

In her early years whilst the Carys were still in residence Agatha Christie attended parties at the house.

Today the Abbey is home to Torbay's art collection and is a visitor attraction with both house and gardens attracting thousands of visitors each year.

The walled garden is a particular feature and contains a palm house as well as an arid house where there is a collection of cacti. There is also an Agatha Christie inspired Poison Garden.

Hesketh Crescent Apartment


Hesketh Crescent Apartment

 

For visitors to the English Riviera on the trail of Agatha Christie, The Hesketh Crescent Apartment offers Five Star Gold Award self catering accommodation just a stone's throw from Meadfoot Beach which the author used to use..

 

 

The Muntham Apartments


The Muntham Apartments

The Muntham Apartments in the Wellswood area of Torquay are situated in one of Torquay's classic seaside villas and ideal for exploring Agatha Christie's home town. The Townhouse has its own Agatha Christie inspired study. Click the link below to book direct for the very best rates.

Telephone:  01803 292958

Email:        0791 905 1066

Website:   www.muntham.co.uk

Bedford House Apartments


Bedford House Apartments

The Bedford House Apartments offer guests one, two or three bedroom accommodation and have a fantastic location close to the centre of town. This means they are ideally placed for guests wanting to vist the Agatha Christie gallery in Torquay Museum and for those wanting to do the Agatha Christie Mile. Click the link below to book the best rates available.

Telephone:   01803 292958

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Kinbrae Apartment


Kinbrae Apartment

The Kinbrae Apartment is a spacious first floor luxury apartment which can accommodate up to 4 people and which has recently been completely refitted. It has a fanatstic location close to bus routes, a pub, restaurants and all the amenities of Wellswood Village which is itself close to Torquay town centre.. It makes a fabulous base from which to explorte Agatha Christie's birthplace. Click the button below for the best possible rates.

Telephone:   01803 292958

Email :        info@torquayholidaylettings.co.uk

Website:     www.torquayholidaylettings.co.uk