Exciting New Service to make your stay even more relaxing

Are you looking forward to a self catering break but worried that there may not be the availability in the restaurants when you come down to stay ?

Does the thought of cooking while on holiday put you off self catering ?

Why not have the best of both worlds?

Working with local based chefs , Chefs Etc we are very excited to offer a unique in house dining experience at Fiveway Apartments.

You can book our very own chef to come to your apartment and cook your three course meal, from a set menu just for you. If you give us 72 hours notice we can amend the menu to your choice . Vegan and vegetarian options are also available on request. All the produce is cooked from local suppliers.

The only thing we can’t provide yet is the wine, so don’t forget to bring a bottle or two.

Email us at info@fivewayapartments.co.uk before you arrive or book when you arrive via our tablets in the apartments.

Local food cooked especially for you


What does split level apartment mean ?

Continuing on in our series of blogs answering questions we get asked –  what does split level man ?

Split level apartment

Split level apartment Door out to the courtyard

Two of our apartments , the Meadfoot and Watcombe are what we call split level apartment. These are the dog welcoming apartments.
If you want a visual tour / explanation click on the link here and take a virtual walk-through actual pictures of the apartments


You enter the apartment from the main door off the street then via the double bedroom . which is where the video tour starts . You  then go down the stairs to the living area. This is where you will find the kitchen, living area and access to the courtyard. Especially handy if you have brought your dog with you. In the cupboard under the stairs you will find a few extras to make your dog’s stay even more comfortable. We have a dog’s bed, bowl, micro fibre towel and a few toys.

Hope this helps


We often get asked do you take dogs ?

Yes we do .






We are not best the people to tell you about what we offer so let me introduce you to Dylan and Whiskie

Hi , we are Dylan and Whiskie and our carers (who like to think of themselves as our owners!) are the owners of the apartments you will be staying in.
Firstly, congratulations on a great choice. There is loads of open space and plenty of opportunities to go for walks and swim in the sea. We really enjoy taking our carers for a long walk along the seafront and chasing a few balls into the sea. We can go on the beach between October and April but in the summer it is a very short walk to Goodrington beach where we are welcome all year.

Just a few tips before you set off from home.

Make sure they bring YOUR stuff as well as theirs. Don’t you find it frustrating when they’ve forgotten your blanket, food dish, favourite ball or, the worse possible scenario, your food!! Yes, it has happened and then we have to settle for some poor substitute … Not here though, we have educated our carers and they provide a bed for us, a food dish, a nice microfibre towel to wipe us down when we have been outside or in the sea, providing they have booked the Meadfoot or Watcombe apartments. Check the apartment here https://www.fivewayapartments.co.uk/meadfoot/

There is a bit of formal stuff … stay with me here as this is important for your fellow pooches who will follow in the future.

Here are the rules we need to comply with:
– Ensure all your mess is cleaned up and deposited in the bin
– If you’re wet then get dried off before you enter the apartments
– Don’t get up on the furniture (this really annoys the cleaners)
– Don’t go in the bedroom
– Keep the noise down. We all like a bit of bark now and then but there are other guests who may not appreciate it
– I know you won’t do this, but no chewing anything you’re not supposed to … otherwise you’ll get told off and you’ll have to pay for it!

Your carers will be charges a small fee for us to stay, no where near a s much as they have to pay ! The really great news is some of that money goes to help some of our less fortunate friends who would be homeless if it was not for Animals in Distress . See their web site for the amzing work they do at https://animalsindistress.uk.com/

Paignton is a great dog friendly location and you will find that you will be allowed into many of the cafes and restaurants … you may even get a few treats, the Shoreline by the Vue cinema is great for this With great walks, lots to do and many attractions we’re sure you’re going to have a wonderful time.

Have a great stay.


Dylan and Whiskie 




Dogs helping dogs

Helping a less fortunate dog.

At Fiveway Apartments we have two dog welcoming apartments . We recognise not all dogs are lucky enough to be taken on holiday with their owners . We are really excited to announce we are supporting Animals in Distress, a South Devon charity. Animals in Distress has been finding new , forever homes for tens of thousands of homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs from across South Devon since 1981. They care for up to 25 dogs at any one time with an average waiting list of 20 in need of their help. A dog stays on average for 3 months. They have a very high success rate in rehoming dogs. It is great to be helping them to realise their plans to build a new kennel This will allow them to home and rehome 30% more dogs.

Many of the dogs that go to Animals in Distress have health and behavioural problems. They haven’t had the best start in life or have received the best care so can be nervous or scared. The new kennels with help to minimise the stress which will enable the dogs to settle quickly and recover while they find homes for them.

How we are helping.

When your dog stays with you we make a small charge to you , our guest ,, to cover our additional cleaning costs. We will be passing  on some of that charge to Animals in Distress.

This will help them to take a few steps closer to their goal of the new kennels and being able to help even more dogs.

To find out more of what Animals in Distress  do please go to: –






What can you expect when you stay at Fiveway Apartments?

We are publishing a series of articles which answer questions we have been asked by guests over the last year. Here is the first one.

What type of accommodation are we and is it right for me?

Are we a self-catering offering, a self-service offering or serviced accommodation?

Bed and breakfast or hotel ?

You hear all these terms banded around these days, what do they mean? We cater for the independent traveller. If you want to be greeted by a reception and have someone on call 24 hours a day, we are not for you. If you want to arrive, let yourself in and relax with the minimal of fuss then check us out. In a bright modern apartment with secure fast Wi-Fi and a smart TV you can chill out. You might even have booked an apartment with awesome views across the bay. We provided all high quality bedding and towels. We ask that you don’t take the towels to the beach as we have very red sand which is extremely difficult to get out of white fluffy towels !

If you are not on site what happens if something goes wrong ?

That said if you do have a problem, which occasionally can happen, we are a telephone call away and can usually be on site within minutes to resolve any issues. We have CCTV to constantly monitor the public areas of the building for your safety.

We welcome guests who advise us of anything that does not meet their expectations while they are staying with us. This allows us to put it right while you are there, if possible. Guests who tell us of an issue after they have left do not give us the opportunity to rectify any issues. Things will go wrong. We are human and we employ humans to carry out the many tasks that it takes to provide our very high standards. Until we get to the point of having our operation run by AI enabled robots that have been fully tested, we will make mistakes but constantly work to minimise errors. Please help us to fix and issues you discover.

What about the beds ?

Our guests tell us the most important element of any stay is the bed. Because of this feedback we have UK standard double beds in all our apartments which are firm. Firm is not to everyone’s taste, but it has been proven that they do give you the best night’s sleep. For the third and fourth guests we provide a sofa bed. These, by the very definition, are not as comfy or as wide as a normal bed.

We have a micro climate in the English Rivera so  when it gets hot, we provide fans in the apartments. If you like to travel light we provide hairdryers . You will find a fully equipped kitchens if you choose to cook for your self rather than sample any of the restaurants and cafes within walking distance.

We hope this article has helped you decide if we are the right place for you to spend a relaxing short stay with us on the English Rivera.


Why Fiveway Apartments ?

elberry apartment

We get asked two  questions quite often, why are you called FiveWay or  what can we expect when we stay with you are. The questions are answered by the five promises we make as a business.

Enterprise Promise

Short stay apartments tailored especially for you

Customer Promise

Business people with young families struggle with their work life balance.

Business travellers are sick and tired of staying in characterless hotels and eating out alone in restaurants every evening.

We provide a safe environment to relax and rejuvenate where your needs will be catered for. When you stay with us you can access our free, fast and secure WiFi to stay in touch with your work.

You can work in comfortable surroundings while your family explore many of the attractions the English Rivera has to offer, and then join them for some quality family time.

If a family member is of the canine variety, we make them welcome too with special treats.

You can stay for one night or 99 , you will always receive a welcome at FiveWay Apartments.Check out availability here https://www.fivewayapartments.co.uk/our-apartments/

You can see the what some of our 2,000  guests say about us on our Facebook page and Booking.com

Product Promise

Comfortable surroundings where you can unwind with awesome sea views.

You can come and go as you please via our keyless lock system never needing to meet a concierge.

You can cook your own food, visit the many restaurants within walking distance or have your online supermarket deliver to the apartments.

We have secure, fast , free WiFi . Dogs are welcome at our apartments and on many of the local beaches.

We are working towards becoming a plastic free environment

Partner Promise

As a partner of FiveWay Apartments we will recommend people to you , advertise you on our web site and in return you will recommend guests to us.

As a portal partner we will use all the relevant promotional material and offers you provide to generate sales.

We will maintain our Genius standard on Booking,com

Social Promise

We are working towards being plastic free to support the UN Goal Number 14 of Life Below Water.

We support the English Rivera BID, Torbay Holiday Helper Network a local charity, and Wild Planet Trust. Check out the things to do here https://www.englishriviera.co.uk/things-to-do



Fish and Chips on the Beach


There are lots of reasons to come down to Paignton and one of them has to be the Fish & Chips from the chippy on the Pier!

This is not just any Fish & Chip shop though this has been voted one of the Top 3 in the country!

Fish & Chips are an English Tradition that makes a perfect feast for an evening by the sea. I love mine with lashings of salt and vinegar!

This is one of the many amazing things you can do while staying at our apartments and best of all its only a few minutes walk away. We are pretty much fully booked for August but do have some availability in September if you fancy coming down for a late summer break. You may also want to get your booking in for next year now as we are already taking bookings for 2020!

Don’t miss out on some of the finest Fish & Chips in the land, right here in sunny Paignton. 


Time for a picnic

The seaside is the perfect place for a picnic, whether on the beach or on a green space near to the sea.

What are your favourite things to pack in your picnic basket?

As we enjoy the summer weather it’s a great time to pack your picnic bags and head to the coast for that perfect getaway. Paignton is one of the top locations on The English Riviera and it has a great election of beaches and green parks for you to sit and enjoy an al fresco meal.

The English Rivera website www.englishriviera.co.uk.has some great suggestions for places to explore and have your picnic so why not take a look.

They are all within easy access of our apartments which are centrally located in Paignton with easy access to the beach.

Don’t forget to choose things that aren’t wrapped in plastic and please take any litter home and dispose of carefully.

Why not let us know what your picnic favourites are?