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
Another lovely holiday booked through Cottages.com. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Torquay. David, the owner, was really friendly and they made sure the cottage had everything we needed, including a hair drier which I requested. The heated towel rail was a real bonus with all the wet clothes we had due to lots of mud on our walks and paddling in the sea!The girls loved playing in the garden where we could keep an eye on them from the cottage. We asked about a laundry room and David said this was something on his list to add to their development, alongside more outdoor play equipment. We recommend taking the lower car ferry across to Dartmouth and then driving to Blackpool Sands. Paignton Zoo was lovely too, with lots to keep the children entertained and had a good walk in Haldon Forest following the Gruffalo trail. Definitely recommend the Woks Cook Inn Chinese take-away on Barton Hill Road for anyone who is Gluten intolerant as they were extremely helpful.
Hi. Thanks for your positive feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. As you say the washing machine and tumble dryer will be fitted over the next couple of months in time for next year. We look forward to seeing you back at Devon Palms soon.