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September 2017 1 posts

Osborne Club Holidays | 07th September 2017 | General Articles, Blogging
As the main summer holidays draw to a close, more and more holiday-makers are considering the benefits of ownership with us here at The Osborne Club.    By joining our holiday-ownership scheme, you can guarantee your choice of apartment and chosen week for years to come. Fancy something a little shorter term? We also offer the option of purchasing for five years at a time on selected apartments.   Listed below are our properties of the week. We will be doing regular updates on our blog page too over the Autumn and Winter months, so why not bookmark this page?   And remember, if you don't see what you are looking for - just give us a call - we are sure we can find something to suit your needs!                                        ...

July 2017 1 posts

Osborne Club Holidays | 18th July 2017 | General Articles, Blogging
  When you stay with us on the beautiful English Riviera, you are quite literally spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out.       We love to share menus and experiences of our favourite restaurants, and our staff are always on hand to book a table for you at your favourite eatery!   When you check into your holiday apartment, you will find a copy of the local 'Taste Buds' magazine, which gives you details of some tasty outlets. We have also compiled our own dining out guide which is available for you to flick through in Reception.   At our Monday morning coffee get-togethers, we like to chat about about our favourite things in the Bay - and as you can imagine, the subject often gets round to food!   Here are some of our recent favourite recommendations - from our guests, for our guests!   Rockfish, Torquay - 'great fish & chips on the harbour!'   The Waddling Duck, Wellswood - 'lovely little local bistrot'   Bistrot Pierre, Torquay - 'fantastic lunch and great value'!   Three Degrees West - 'lovely meal right on the beach'   Weavers Cottage, Cockington - 'fantastic cream tea but not open late'   Thatched Tavern, Maidencombe - 'olde worlde ambiance and lovely food'   Do you have a favourite place you would like to share with us? Just drop us a line and we can feature it on our page!   More foodie blogs as the year progresses.   Nom nom!!!            ...

June 2017 2 posts

Osborne Club Holidays | 23rd June 2017 | General Articles, Blogging
Here at The Osborne Club, we not only offer affordable flexible breaks, but we have a great scheme running that allows you to purchase your holidays in advance.   Traditionally called 'timeshare' - holiday ownership is now becoming more and more popular in this country for families wishing to spend holidays in luxury locations at a fraction of the cost.   Contrary to some belief, holiday ownership does not tie you into the same week in the same place ever year! Once you become an owner with us, you can exchange your week for holidays all over the UK, Europe and indeed the world!   Did you know there are over 600,000 UK timeshare owners in the UK, and another 21 million across the world? Instead of taking on the commitment of buying a second home outright, with total responsibility for its upkeep, this growing number of travellers prefer to pay for a specified amount of time at a favoured destination.      We like to make things as easy as possible too here at The Osborne Club, which is why we have introduced our short-term holiday ownership options. You can now purchase apartment weeks for 5 years at a time, giving you complete flexibility and peace of mind.   Imagine owning this little piece of Devon heaven for yourself?       For more information about how you and your family can enjoy endless holidays with us, just give us a call on 01803 209600 or contact us here:    ...

Osborne Club Holidays | 02nd June 2017 | General Articles, Blogging
    Book a Holiday    Our sought-after family-friendly destination offers you the choice of individually styled one, two and three bedroom apartments and a Lodge.    Located within Hesketh Crescent, an elegant Regency-styled building overlooking Meadfoot Beach and Thatcher Rock, you will find us right in the heart of The English Riviera.    With the South West Geo-coastal path a short walk away, and Torquay’s picturesque harbourside and bustling town centre just down the road, you can make your hoiday here as leisurely or lively as you please.    Take a look around…..    Just Imagine    A taste of elegance and finesse less than a minute from an award winning beach.    We have the perfect solutions for relaxing holidays, and as we are open all year, you can holiday with us whenever you choose.        Own an Apartment    Have you have ever fancied the idea of owning your own holiday apartment by the sea, but the costs and hassles of ownership have put you off? We have the answer!     For a modest one-off payment and annual fee, you can purchase a week’s holiday in one of our exclusive apartments and return year after year after year.  Or for a shorter term commitment you might like one of our ‘Holiday 5’s’ – a one time payment with no ongoing fees, which gives you your holidays for the next five years.     Get in quick though – with prices from as little as £500 – our most popular apartment weeks don’t hang around for long.      Open all year round - our exclusive location will take your breath away…    {"type": "Feature","geometry":{"type": "Point","coordinates": [ 50.458057,-3.509640999999988 ]},"properties":{"title": "3 Hesketh Cres, Torquay TQ1 2LJ, UK","radius": 5000,"pivot": true,"style": "roadmap",}} Hesketh Cres, Torquay TQ1 2LJ, UK ...

May 2017 1 posts

Osborne Club Holidays | 22nd May 2017 | General Articles, Blogging
Have you seen the plans for the regeneration of the waterfront here in Torquay?   ...

March 2017 1 posts

Osborne Club Holidays | 14th March 2017 | General Articles, Blogging
Hesketh Crescent was commissioned by Sir Lawrence Palk, the Fourth Baronet who was elevated to a peerage in 1880 and became ‘Lord Haldon, of Haldon, Devon’ and after whom Haldon Pier and Haldon Road were named.   The crescent was designed by the brothers William and John Harvey and was completed in 1848, taking two years to construct.  It has been reported as being ‘The finest crescent of houses in the west of England’ and John Wilson wrote “The Regency ideals of London and Brighton reached their highest in the building of Hesketh Crescent.”   The crescent originally called ‘Meadfoot Crescent’ was renamed ‘Hesketh Crescent’ in 1849 after the first fruit of Sir Lawrence’s marriage to Maria Hesketh in 1845; their first son was called Sir Lawrence Hesketh Palk.   The Palk family had been notable landowners in and around Torquay for generations and produced the first town plan for Torquay.   The family fortunes were largely made by the first Baronet, Sir Robert Palk, who became Governor of Madras in 1763, and after whom were named Palk Straights, the Palonua Range and Palk Bay.  It was he who bought Manor of Torwood from the Earl of Donegal and the fishing village of Tor Key in 1768.  He was the friend, protégé and colleague of General Lawrence on whose death he inherited £80,000 in 1775.  The General requested that his own name ‘Lawrence’ should be passed on to Sir Robert’s first son and those of succeeding generations.   Why not pop along and look at the spleandour of our stunning building and find out more about taking a holiday with us?...

February 2017 2 posts

Osborne Club Holidays | 17th February 2017 | General Articles, Blogging
    As the first resort in England to offer Shared Ownership apartments, The Osborne Club has been providing quality holidays since 1979. These days, our membership numbers more that 1500 families and we are proud to have been awarded 4 stars by Visit Britain.   As well as that, we have achieved the prestigious RCI Gold Crown Resort status and are affiliated with RCI and Dial An Exchange for worldwide exchanges.   So if you ever want to change your week, there is the opportunity to swap with other Osborne Club members, or members at a different holiday resort.   As The Osborne Club shares Hesketh Crescent with The Osborne Hotel, members can enjoy full use of its wide range of facilities which includes a fine-dining restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, tennis court and putting lawn. For an additional charge there is also a gymnasium and classes available.   Why not come and take a look around?...

Osborne Club Holidays | 07th February 2017 | General Articles, Blogging
Treat your loved one to the gift that keeps on giving this Valentines Day.     For as little as £500.00 you can be the proud owner of one of our elegant apartments in week 7. You are sure to fall in love with our stunning location, and holiday ownership with The Osborne Club will steal your heart away! We boast some of the best views in the country from our regency-style building, and are just a romantic stroll away from award winning beaches.   The cosmopolitan town of Torquay is just a few minutes away, where you can wine and dine your loved one at one of the many fine-dining outlets; take in a spot of retail therapy; immerse yourselves in local history; or sit and watch the world go by at one of the many cafes and bars that are dotted along the harbourside.   Holiday ownership at The Osborne Club ticks all the boxes for that perfect gift which will take your breath away.   For more information on ownership in Valentine's week, or any other time of year, contact us on 01803 209600   We'd love to hear from you....

January 2017 2 posts

Osborne Club Holidays | 27th January 2017 | General Articles, Blogging
Just reduced - this lovely 2-bedroom property with stunning sea views. Week 41     To find out more about how you can become an owner with us, call 01803 209600...

Osborne Club Holidays | 03rd January 2017 | General Articles, Blogging
A very Happy New Year from all of us at the Osborne Club.   For those of you who have been here over the last couple of weeks you will know that we have been blessed with some beautiful winter sun!   Holidays in Torquay aren't just for summer - they are for anytime of year!...