Hidden Gems in Torquay
Torquay is a popular tourist destination in England, but there are still plenty of hidden gems to be discovered. If you’re looking for something off the beaten track, here are a few of our suggestions. Index 1) Cockington Country Park This beautiful country park is located just outside of Torquay and is home to a […]Read More
A Romantic Getaway to Torquay, England
Torquay is a beautiful seaside town in Devon, England. It is known for its beaches, gardens, and Victorian architecture. Torquay is also a popular destination for couples, as there are many things to do in the town that are perfect for a romantic getaway. Here are some ideas for things to do on a romantic […]Read More
English Riviera Airshow
The English Riviera Airshow is a thrilling annual event held along the stunning coastline of Torbay, also known as the English Riviera, just a short 10-minute drive from Melba House. The airshow showcases spectacular aerobatic displays by renowned pilots, featuring a variety of aircraft including vintage planes, helicopters, and military jets such as the RAF […]Read More
Brixham Pirate Festival
There is an annual phenomenon in Brixham. They host the renowned Brixham Pirate Festival, the largest event of its kind in the UK, taking place on the first Bank Holiday in May. Release your inner pirate by joining hundreds of others in full costume. You can go all out with period-correct costumes or even show […]Read More
How to Relax on Holiday
Vacations are a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take a break from work and other obligations. But, if you’re not careful, your holiday can quickly become just as stressful as your regular routine. To truly relax on holiday, it’s important to plan ahead and make sure you’re taking […]Read More
What are Traditional British Foods?
It’s no secret that Britain has a rich and varied culinary history. From the classic fish and chips to the traditional Sunday roast, British food has been enjoyed by many for generations. But what exactly are traditional British foods? The Classics: Fish and Chips No list of traditional British foods would be complete without mentioning […]Read More
Is it Better to Book a Holiday in Advance or Last Minute?
When it comes to planning a holiday, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of whether it’s better to book in advance or wait until the last minute. Depending on your individual needs and preferences, either approach can be beneficial. Let’s look at the pros and cons of both booking in advance and waiting […]Read More
What’s the Difference Between a Hotel and a Bed & Breakfast?
When it comes to planning a holiday, there are many different lodging options to choose from. Hotels and bed & breakfasts are two of the most popular choices, but what’s the difference between them? Let’s explore the key differences between a hotel and a bed & breakfast so you can make an informed decision when […]Read More
What is considered the English Riviera?
The English Riviera is a stunning stretch of coastline in the South-West of England. Located in Devon and stretches from Torquay to Dawlish Warren. The area is renowned for its beautiful beaches, picturesque villages and stunning scenery. It has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times and continues to draw visitors from all over […]Read More
Are torquay and torbay the same?
The towns of Torquay and Torbay are often confused for one another, but they are actually two distinct places. In this blog post, we’ll explore the differences between the two towns and explain why they’re not the same. What is Torquay? Torquay is a seaside town located in Devon, England. It’s situated on the south […]Read More
Does Torquay have nice beaches?
The town of Torquay, located in the English county of Devon, is known for its stunning coastline and beautiful beaches. With a long history of tourism and a reputation for being one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK, it’s no surprise that people are asking: does Torquay have nice beaches? The answer […]Read More
How to Make the Most of Your Vacation
When you are planning your vacation, there are many things you need to consider. For example, you need to bring a list of everything that you want to do, and you need to avoid common mistakes. Similarly, you need to be flexible when traveling with your family. There will be many unexpected moments that you […]Read More
Why Your B&B Needs a Blog
A B&B blog can be a great way to establish authority in the hospitality industry. It can also increase your search engine rankings and appeal to millennials. Plus, a blog is an easy way to receive feedback from your guests. Here are a few reasons why you should start a B&B blog. Creating a Bed […]Read More
Essentials for a Beach Day in Torquay.
Whether you’re heading to the beach for a week or a weekend getaway, you can’t go wrong with these essential beach accessories. Duffel bags When shopping for a duffel bag for your beach essentials, you should look for a durable one that is waterproof and water-resistant. Ideally, it will also have an opening in the […]Read More
Why You Should Make Torquay Your Next Holiday Destination
Torquay is a large holiday town on the English Riviera, anchoring the picturesque Bay of Torquay. It rose to prominence during the Victorian era and today features a large seafront promenade, manicured public gardens, and a mild climate. The town is home to some great beaches and is a perfect spot for family holidays. The […]Read More
Great Beaches in Torquay
If you’re in Torquay for a vacation or just looking for a fun way to spend your free time, you may want to visit the beaches there. The weather has been so wonderful and sunny lately, there’s no reason to miss out on a beach day! Meadfoot If you’ve ever been to Torquay and enjoyed […]Read More
Walking the South West Coast Path
The South West Coast Path is Britain’s longest National Trail and is worth walking if you love coastal scenery. It offers spectacular views of hidden coves and bays, and has been used for coast guard patrols in the past. Walking along this coast path will make you appreciate the rugged landscape of England’s southwest peninsula. […]Read More
Melba House Wins Travellers’ Choice Award 2022
What is The Travellers’ Choice Award? The Travellers’ Choice awards honour travelers’ favourite destinations, bed and breakfasts, hotels, restaurants, things to do, and beyond, based on the reviews and opinions collected from travelers and diners around the world on Tripadvisor over a 12-month period. Travelers’ Choice recognizes B&Bs that receive consistently great reviews. Travelers’ Choice award-winners are […]Read More
The English Riviera
The English Riviera truly one of the beauty’s of Torquay. It is a 22 mile stretch of breathtaking, South Devon coastline that is made up of seaside resorts, rocky coves, stunning villages and warm weather. The English Riviera is the UK’s top holiday destination. The English Riviera is the Torbay/coastal area which was acclaimed by […]Read More
The Princess Theatre Torquay
The Princess Theatre in Torquay is a prominent and historic entertainment venue located on Torbay Road, overlooking Torquay’s stunning seafront. It has a rich heritage and has been an integral part of the local cultural scene since its opening in 1961. The theatre’s architecture is notable for its distinctive white facade, which stands out among […]Read More