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Lilycot holiday home Torquay.
Relax, explore, and enjoy this lovely holiday accommodation in this beautiful place, Torbay.

About Us

Rachel and Daryl Geary met at Lilycot. Whilst Daryl was Rachel's landlord he came to re-paint the patio area.
Along with sailing Rachel and Daryl enjoyed the same ideals and common interest, but above all love where they lived in Torbay. “We both feel really privileged living in such a beautiful part of Devon. We live in a truly unique part of the world, with the Torbay coast on our doorstep, and the diversity of the Dartmoor just 15 miles away. Torbay has everything for us. We have a really strong community atmosphere here in St. Marychurch, with great local shops and produce from independent traders. We have Babbacombe, Walls Hill and Anstey's Cove right on our doorstep, and the South West Coast Path in both directions to the harbour in Torquay town centre, and to Shaldon Village, via Watcombe Beach, and Maidencombe Beach, in the other direction.” Daryl Geary.

  • Rachel Geary

    Rachel Geary

    Proprietor - wife - sailor

    Rachel moved to Torquay in 2006 from Wollacombe in North Devon. After Rachel had finished her Teacher training in 2004 she visited Babbacombe Bay whilst searching for a job. She fell in love with Babbacombe and the surrounding area of St. Marychurch and vowed she'd be back one day...!

  • Daryl Geary

    Daryl Geary

    Proprietor - husband - sailor

    Daryl was brought up in Torquay. At the age of six he moved to Torquay from Kent. His mother Jan spent her youth in Devon and whilst at the girls grammar school in Torquay she lived in Paignton in Torbay. To hear tales of Daryl's adventures 'down the harbour' whilst he was growing up visit his 'I love sailing pages' in his Jack Sailing website. Following his passion for sailing he has just lanched a new website called is designed to manage sailing club fleets, find new crew and keep sailors on the water and sailing.


Rachel is an Acupuncturist.
With Daryl's help Rachel runs The Torbay Acupuncture Centre, which is a multibed acupuncture clinic.
The Torbay Acupuncture Centre is located in St. Marychurch, Torquay.


Daryl is a designer.
With Rachel's help he runs Quirk/iT which is also based in St. Marychurch, Torquay.
Quirk/iT is a design studio encompassing website design, graphic design and product design.
Daryl also runs an internet shop called Jack Sailing. Jack Sailing promotes sailing and offers sailors, sails and sailing accessories at affordable prices. In addition in Daryls pursuit to more keen sailors on the water he has launched a website & soon to be app called is designed to manage sailing club fleets, find new crew and keep sailors on the water and sailing.

It's About Time

Rachel's & Daryl are writing a book called
It's About Time.
Lets face it living in the 21st Century is stressful. Despite all the advances of modern life, many of us find ourselves rushing around like headless chickens, without any clear idea of where were going and never enough time to get everything done. Do you sometimes feels that you lack the time and energy to engage in the things that actually bring you joy, or even to work out what they are?
It's About Time can help you to make sense of the world you live in, reconnect with your purpose, find fulfilment and most importantly, allow you to create some much needed free time!