Discover a selection of 1,500 holiday rentals in Paignton that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including parking available and internet/WiFi. Prices start at £ 40 per night, and cottages and holiday lodges are popular options for a stay in Paignton. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Paignton
Destination guide

Have a seaside adventure from Paignton holiday lettings

The town of Paignton resides right on the coast of Tor Bay and offers stunning seaside views, romantic walks along the shore and a number of resort-style amenities that make for an outstanding holiday travel experience. There are historic places of interest, swimming, water sports, fine dining, shopping and a lively bar and club scene. There’s also a plethora of family-friendly attractions to keep the kids entertained. Your ideal travel experience begins right here with a world of adventure, and it starts by securing your Paignton holiday lettings.


Historic sites to visit near villa rentals in Paignton

There is much local history to discover near villa rentals. Torre Abbey was founded in 1196 and today is a completely preserved medieval monastery with a museum inside. Oldway Mansion was established in 1875 and the house and gardens are open to tours. Cockington Court was built in the 16th century and though the original building was destroyed, the church is estimated to date to 1069 and the forge is over 500 years old. Berry Pomeroy Castle is the ruins of a 16th-century fortification and Elizabethan mansion which legend claims is haunted.


Activities and attractions in and around Paignton

Are you searching for things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Paignton a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Paignton Zoo (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Living Coasts (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Torquay Golf Club (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • S W Coast Path (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Woodlands Leisure Park (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Paignton

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 19°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Paignton

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Paignton is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Paignton Beach (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Preston Beach (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Goodrington Sands Beach (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Torre Abbey Sands (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Meadfoot Beach (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Greenway House and Garden (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Paignton

The nearest airport is in Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), located 21.6 mi (34.8 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Paignton Station.

How to get around

How to get around from your Paignton holiday cottages

Transportation to the area can be acquired in any number of ways. Paignton railway station will get you to holiday cottages and is a short walk from shops and a beach. Other train services will get you to nearby and regional towns and cities. There are bus and coach services throughout the town and to other areas in the region. Driving is also an option, whether you choose a personal vehicle, a car hire, a taxi service or rideshare. Since many areas in the town are visitor focused, popular ways to get around include walking and cycling.

Food & drink

Food and drink to enjoy near Paignton holiday homes

As you enjoy holiday homes near Paignton, regional dishes offer the full experience. The pasty is one of the most popular local dishes, a sort of meat pie variant with vegetables. Hog’s Pudding is another local delicacy, a sausage made from bread, oatmeal, suet, meat and fat. The basic comfort food in the area is old-fashioned fish and chips, which can be had in most local pubs. For tea or dessert, there are always Devonshire splits, a sweet bun split and served with jam and heavy cream.

Essential info

What you should know about a Paignton holiday rental

Paignton has been called the English Riviera. It’s a town of around 50,000 people whose numbers swell by the tens of thousands due to the hospitality industry, especially during the summer high season. Its roots go back to before the 10th century and it is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book. It’s a safe place to enjoy a holiday rental, but exercising basic caution like sticking with a group when walking around is always advisable. There’s easy transportation and a wealth of local attractions and activities to enjoy both indoors and outdoors.

Family friendly

Family fun to be had near Paignton holiday lettings

Those looking for family fun will find a myriad of activities near Paignton holiday lettings. The Paignton Zoo Environmental Park lets you see animals from all over the world, including gorillas, lions and tigers, plus the kids can take train rides and participate in animal feeding. Splashdown Quaywest is a water park with slides, tyre rides, pools and even a toddler safety pool. Paignton Pier has a lively entertainment centre with bowling, amusement rides, miniature golf and a cafe. The coastal village of Goodrington is also along Tor Bay and offers beaches, dining and entertainment centres the family will enjoy.

How many holiday rentals are available around Paignton?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,519 holiday lettings around Paignton. From 579 cottages to 18 holiday lodges, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Paignton?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Paignton. From Vrbo UK travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway: 2,490 holiday lettings
  • Splashdown Quaywest: 2,439 holiday lettings
  • Compton Castle: 2,535 holiday lettings
  • Paignton Zoo: 2,441 holiday lettings
  • Pirates Bay Adventure Golf: 2,497 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Paignton listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Paignton?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK offers 579 Cottages in Paignton. Our other popular types of Paignton holiday rentals include:

  • Lodges: 18 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 20 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 972 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Flats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Paignton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 129 holiday homes with pool available in Paignton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.