Devon Palms, previsouly known as Crossways & Seaview, is a collection of Holiday Cottages and Holiday Appartments set in 1 acre of a picturesque hamlet in Maidencombe, and are situated within walking distance of a peaceful bathing cove, with many beautiful views over the bay.
Devon Palm is now under new ownership. We have made a number of improvements to both the Cottages and Apartemnts to make your stay even more enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you in our first year as Devon Palms.
Maidencombe is only 10 minutes away from the centre of Torquay, and Teignmouth with its lovely safe sandy beaches is approximately the same distance. Both towns offer a rich variety of daytime and evening entertainment, with many Restaurants offering some of the best cuisine in Torbay.
The hamlet of Maidencombe (mentioned in the Domesday Book, 1086) is on the most northerly reach of Torbay. Torbay is relatively densely populated and yet Maidencombe, still a part of Torbay, remains rural with a backdrop of farmland and facing North/East stretches down to the wonderfully rich Devon sandstone cliffs which overlook the sea and Lyme Bay. This red sandstone is responsible for the soil’s red colour and sometimes cloying texture, but is a feature of the local farmland.
Maidencombe is also on the coastal path route enjoyed by many on holiday and is controlled by the local authorities as an area of preservation and managed by the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. Maidencombe has always been popular with residents of Torbay and this naturally attracts visitors who appreciate nature, views, walks and the country style of life, yet are within striking distance of a decent sized town.
Torquay is less than 4 miles away, which can be reached either on foot, via the coast path (recommended for walkers) by car or by bus, passing through St. Marychurch and Babbacombe on the way.
Within easy reach of Devon Palms holiday cottages and apartments are facilities for all types of sport, sailing, fishing, water skiing, windsurfing, diving, swimming, tennis, bowls, 10-pin bowling, golf and walking.
There are numerous pretty Devon villages in the surrounding area as well as stunning country and coastal walks. The rural splendor of Dartmoor with its walking, horse riding etc, is only a half hour car journey away.
Where is Maidencombe?
Maidencombe is on the coastal road, halfway between Teignmouth and Torquay on the Teignmouth Road (A379).
Where can I find information about what to do in the area?
How do I book?
You can book by calling David or Hellen on 01803 324000. There are also links on the Cottages or Apartments descriptions pages and to help you book online.
When can I check in and out?
Normal check in time is after 2pm on the day of arrival. Check out is by 10 am on the day of departure.
Is there a bus stop nearby?
Yes, Maidencombe Cross bus stop is within a few yards of Devon Palms. There are frequent buses going to Teignmouth, Torquay, Paignton and Exeter.
Are there any beaches nearby?
There are many beaches around the area, Maidencombe Beach is about 500 meters away, with the other nearby beaches being Shaldon, Teignmouth, Watcombe, Babbacombe, Torre Abbey and Meadfoot.
For information on the beaches please visit Devon Beach Guide
See what our Customers are saying about Devon Palms
We stayed in Apple Tree for the first week in September. The apartment was clean and well-equipped with everything we needed. The owners, David and Hellen, were very helpful and friendly, and have obviously made many improvements to the complex already, with more in the pipeline.Devon Palms was ideally situated for us, with friends living in Torquay and Teignmouth, so we were easily able to meet up. English weather can not be relied on - we did not really get the opportunity to sit outside, though could enjoy the views in the evening from the lovely large windows. The cove down the hill was very dramatic after a stormy morning, with a bracing walk back up! Dartmoor was close by, and we did get the chance to explore on a fine day, but there is plenty to do in the area when it is not so nice. All-in-all a very good week, and so much more to see when we come again.
Hi to the Chetwin family. So pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to having back at Devon Palms. David & Helen