The Miggi is a fantastic, calming base for a relaxing holiday.
Arrive at The Miggi. Settle into your comfy, book-themed room, enjoy a welcome cuppa, and perhaps choose a book to read from our shelves.
A two-minute stroll to our local beach to walk on the sand and watch the waves is soothing at any time of day, and a great way to stretch your legs if you’ve been sitting in a car or train all day.
Pick up a vegan smoothie, coffee, or ice cream from the blue Sara’s at the Beach shack in the row of beach huts, or a drink from the terrace bar of the Redcliffe Hotel at the end of our road – the hotel has an interesting past and quirky design, and the sweeping view of the bay from their terrace is fabulous.
In the evening, enjoy a freshly-cooked meal made by Phoenix of All Good Things, served in our Agatha Christie dining room (book in advance with Phoenix).
After your nourishing Miggi breakfast, head to the Aztec Spa in Torquay (bus 12 stops nearby and there’s parking on-site).
The leisure complex has two pools, sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi. A day pass is £10 or you can “dip and dine” for £15 which includes lunch from a set menu (vegan option is a moving mountains burger with salad and chips), or £9 towards any dish on their full menu (vegan options shown clearly).
They also have a more exclusive spa experience called “Fire and Ice” for an extra fee, as well as massages and spa treatments (book in advance). See their website for all the options here.
For your evening meal, check out our list of places with vegan options in Torbay.
After breakfast, take a good book to the beach (or back to bed if you prefer). Then perhaps take a late morning leisurely stroll along the seafront to Harbour Light for banana blossom “fish” and chips. Built into the harbour wall, Harbour Light’s dining room and roof terrace have views of the harbour one side and the sea on the other.
On Sundays there is a local maker’s market at the harbour – look out for the Curious Crumbs stall for some tasty vegan and gluten-free treats!
Afternoon/ or early evening: How about a Workshop or Self-Pamper session at Vegan Organic Skincare?! This local independent company offers workshops in soap or candle making, or self-pampering sessions using their own vegan, organic products. Read more about the workshops and book here.
After your delicious breakfast, take the “Round Robin” trip by steam train, river cruise and bus. The views from the train and boat are lovely, and you’ll also get to visit Dartmouth and Totnes. You can do the triangular route in either direction – we recommend getting lunch in Totnes where you’ll have a choice of vegan and veggie cafes such as Zappa’s, Seeds2, and the Hairy Barrista. There are lots of independent bookshops and a large healthfood store to explore, too.
For wheelchair and scooter users, the Round Robin package isn’t worthwhile – although the steam train has an accessible carriage and alternate ferries across to Dartmouth have ramps, unfortunately, the river cruise is not accessible. You can get a ticket for the train trip and ferry over to Dartmouth. For an accessible river trip, check out the charity DartSailAbility.
In the evening, book another gourmet vegan meal from Phoenix of All Good Things to enjoy in our dining room.
After breakfast, visit the tranquil Tessier Gardens, an award-winning adults-only park near Babbacombe, Torquay. Sit on one of the many benches arranged around the park to watch the wildlife.
If Tessier has got you into garden mode, head back via Torre Abbey where you can visit their grounds including the Potent Plants garden which commemorates all the plants that feature in the novels of Agatha Christie.
Head back to The Miggi late afternoon for one of Phoenix’s epic afternoon cream teas, served on traditional tiered stands in our dining room. You can take any treats you can’t eat in one sitting back to your room to nibble through the evening.
After a hearty breakfast, take a stroll along the South West Coast Path. Either direction from The Miggi will take you along by the seaside to beautiful beaches and bays like Fairy Cove and Goodrington Beach (Cantina cafe has vegan options).
Moving on to Brixham, take a boat trip with Sea-Life Conservation Tours to see some of our local marine wildlife and see the dramatic coastline from the sea. Simon the tour guide is an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced wildlife photographer and conservationist. Here’s a photo of a seal we managed to get when we went on one of Simon’s tours:
If you want to get something to eat in Brixham after the tour, the Old Market House by the harbour has vegan options.
We’ve another local spa for you to try today. The Headland Hotel Lazy Days for Locals package for £29 provides access to their hydrotherapy pools, sauna and steam room, tea and coffee, and £14 towards lunch in their Gallery Lounge and Terrace (menu has vegan options). There’s also 10% off if you want to add a massage or treatment to your spa day.
Celebrate the end of your week of unwinding with another gourmet vegan meal from Phoenix of All Good Things served in our dining room.
Our hearty breakfast should set you up for your journey home. Although your room check-out time is 11am, you’re welcome to leave your bags a little longer so you needn’t rush too much – there’s always time to pop to the beach and say goodbye to the sea (until next time).