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House Removals Torquay
Torquay is located on the English Rivera and is a jewel in the crown of the southwest. The seaside town is famed for its palm trees, busy harbour and international marina. On summer days, you could believe you were in the Mediterranean. The pier and promenade are a great location for long leisurely walks, whereas the views of the ocean from the Royal Terrace Gardens are a great place to relax.
The Britannia Lanes of Devon office is ideally located just 30 minutes from Torquay, in Exeter. We can help with all aspects of moving house, as well as providing a variety of storage requirements to suit your needs.
Moving to Torquay
Wellswood, Babbacombe and Meadfoot are all popular areas to live in Torquay. These areas are east of the town. The majority of sales in Torquay are terraced properties, selling for an average price of £176,660. Flats sell for an average of £140,044, with detached properties fetching £366,695.
Torquay, with an overall average price of £205,349, is similar in terms of sold prices to nearby Torbay (£204,032) and Paignton (£195,127), but was cheaper than Shaldon (£360,849).
Beaches in Torquay
Along the 22 miles of English Riviera coastline are 20 beaches and coves. Some of the beaches boast wide, sandy expanses, whereas others are smaller and much more secluded. In Torquay, there is a beach for everyone. There are family beaches with cafes and water sports, and quieter beaches surrounded by countryside for twitchers and naturalists.
Ansteys Cove, Meadfoot Beach, Corbyn Head, Torre Abbey Sands, and Hollicombe Beach are the most favoured in Torquay. From sand to shingle, and dog friendly to activity hubs, Torquay’s coastline has a lot to offer both visitors and locals.
Transport Links Torquay
Torquay has a train station just a few yards from the coast at Abbey Sands. Great Western Railway operates the station and trains to London Paddington occur twice an hour, with the direct service taking 3 hours 16 minutes. Many services also run between Exmouth and Paignton.
A few CrossCountry services also operate to and from Manchester Piccadilly via Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads.
For those who prefer to drive, the M5, M4 and A303 are the main backbones taking people in and out of Torquay. London is approximately 200 miles away, with journey times of around 3 hours 30 minutes, but this is dependant on traffic.
There are also a number of local bus routes, covering the whole of Torquay. Buses from the town also cover surrounding towns and locations further a field.