Torbay boutique set for new ‘Heights’ under new ownership


A Torbay guesthouse has been given a new name, after it was sold to an ambitious new owner.

The Torwood Gardens Hotel was put on the market earlier this year by its current owners after 25 years with the property, and the sale attracted a substantial amount of interest.

It was bought by Liz Edwards, who has now renamed the hotel Harbour Heights, following an extensive transformation of both the interiors and exterior of the building.

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The property is made up of eight bedrooms laid out over two floors, owner’s accommodation and a car park and boasts elevated views over Torwood Gardens.

Edwards moved to the area with her family to take the helm of the property and hopes to continue to grow the hotel’s trade in the popular area.

Speaking to Western Morning News, Jon Clyne, a director with Newton Abbot-based estate agent Charles Darrow, which handled the sale, said: "There was huge interest in the property, which was priced competitively to make sure a sale was achieved before the year end.

"Torquay is particularly well known for being an outstanding tourist destination and was recently voted the third best holiday destination in the UK on TripAdvisor behind London and Edinburgh, which is certainly helping in an upturn of appetite for the area.”