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Three spacious holiday apartments in a Victorian Villa with Garden or Park views - Garden Apartment with Terrace

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Apartments in Torquay, South Devon, England - Short, level walk to cafes, shops and the Babbacombe Downs with cliff railway to Oddicombe Beach.

Ludwell House is a Victorian Villa set within the sought-after Cary Park conservation area of Babbacome, Torquay. We have three spacious holiday apartments all overlooking the park or gardens. Our house is a short level walk to the Downs at Babbacombe and a five minute bus or car drive to the centre of Torquay. The local buses can take you all over South Devon and beyond but our favourite runs down to the harbour where you can take a stroll along the promenade stopping at one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants around the marina or why not take a boat trip? - a cruise round the bay or even a day boat trip to Brixham or Dartmouth.

Within a five minute level walk of Ludwell House you will find beautiful Babbacombe Bay which is famed for its natural beauty, fabulous views, lively cafes and restaurants, theatre and superb attractions.

After taking in the panoramic views from Babbacombe Downs, you can walk down the winding path or catch the historic Babbacombe Cliff Railway to the unspoilt sandy cove below. Originally a haunt of fishermen and smugglers, Babbacombe Beach is now a haven for swimming, relaxing, scuba diving, boating and angling.

At the foot of the cliff railway is the popular Babbacombe Beach Café and a short stroll along to the other end of this magnificent cove you’ll discover the renowned Cary Arms, known as the Inn on the Beach with great gastropub fare and a beautiful terrace where you can sip chilled drinks whilst soaking up the amazing view or watch the sunset. There is much more to Babbacombe Bay than its lovely beach.  A wealth of delightful independent shops, restaurants and cafes can be found on the Downs as well as in town and along the pedestrian-only precinct at St Marychurch.

There is a whole range of eateries and traditional fish and chips can’t be bettered here with the award-winning Hanbury’s where they serve freshly caught Brixham fish and the most delicious homemade chips or down on Torquay Harbourside try Mitch Tonks - Rockfish for superb fish and chips and excellent local seafood specialities.   The Cary Arms on Babbacombe Beach is famous for its gastropub food in an idyllic setting. St Marychurch boasts a deli, chocolate shop, a fishmonger with fresh fish daily from Brixham, Teignmouth and even a cheese shop which specialises in West Country cheeses.

Families will love Babbacombe Model Village with its 4 acres of beautiful, award-winning gardens that is recognised as one of the best model villages in the world.  Also don’t miss Bygones, an exciting feast of nostalgia over three floors that brings the past alive with its life size Victorian Street, Model Railway, World War I Trench and much more.

Perfect for strolling, beautiful Babbacombe Downs has reputedly got highest cliff top promenade in England and on a clear day you can see right across to Portland Bill in Dorset.  Stroll around the delightful shops or take the Cliff Railway down to Oddicombe Beach and walk right along to Babbacombe Beach. You can also walk much further along the coast via the spectacular South West Coast Path.

Located on the edge of Torquay, St Marychurch is just a little further on from the iconic red stone cliffs of Babbacombe, and is one of the undiscovered jewels of the English Riviera. With it’s village ambience and a pedestrianised centre it has lots of independently owned shops and its unique personality is why so many people fall in love with St Marychurch and come back year after year.

Babbacombe Beach is a renowned scuba diving site, ideal for beginners or the more experienced and it’s a great place for sailing and angling. Slightly further afield in Torquay are Meadfoot Beach and Abbey Sands and at Paignton you will find the glorious Goodrington Sands, where the steam railway runs right behind the beach.

The English Riviera Towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham may be famous for their award winning beaches and exotic palm trees but they have so much more to offer than just seaside holidays as well as having a UNESCO designation as a Global Geopark. 

Agatha Christie is probably our best known resident, she was born in Torquay in 1933 and she later had a holiday home at nearby Greenway House, now owned by the National Trust. If you come in September you will arrive at the time of the annual Agatha Christie festival, or in May you can take part in the unique Brixham Pirate Festival, for full details about these events and many more and for more information about our beautiful part of South Devon please take a look at www.englishriviera.co.uk. Here you will find masses of ideas for days out within an easy walk or bus ride of Ludwell House and also places slightly further afield such as the historic port of Dartmouth, Salcombe the beaches of the South Hams and of course beautiful Dartmoor which is about 35 minutes away by car.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Garden Apartment with Terrace, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

Spacious 2 bedroomed garden-level apartment with direct access to a south facing terrace.comprising:

Fitted kitchen with electric oven and halogen hob, fridge and freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle

Living room with two comfortable sofas, and a Panasonic Flat Screen TV

Bedroom 1, King-Size bed en-suite bathroom, bath with shower over

Bedroom 2, twin with en-suite shower room.

Fully furnished with bed linen included.

Towels not included

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ludwell House is a family run business. We live in Torquay and have owned Ludwell House for 12 years. We do feel blessed to be so close to the beaches and wonderful countryside that South Devon has to offer. We have spent many years renovating Ludwell House to make it a really comfortable home from home for your holidays.

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3 Reviews

4.3
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Hackney London
5

Balcony Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The property and grounds are very well maintained. The apartment is very spacious, with the added bonus of a sunny balcony, it is tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard, and is spotlessly clean, it smells lovely, clean and fresh. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you need, the bed is firm, but comfortable, with lovely bed linen. The location is a pretty area quiet and peaceful with local shops and supermarket nearby. The beautiful Babbacombe Bay is a short walk away. The owners Ian and Karen are excellent host really friendly and helpful and take time to make you feel welcome. I highly recommend this property it is superb and exceptional value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Fantastic Apartment

  • 4 of 5

Had a fantastic stay in this apartment, we arrived early and got a lovely warm welcome by Karen and the girls who were busy steam cleaning the apartment. We met Ian later was also very friendly. The apartment was very spacious, we had assumed it would be a kitchen/lounge and were surprised to find all the rooms were separate and the bedroom was much larger than we had expected. It was very clean throughout and we were happy to find a kettle that wasn't screwed down! The property was nice and secure . We had a fantastic holiday and would recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Scotland
4

Sunny South Coast

  • 4 of 5

Apartment as listed. In good condition. Excellent location. Welcomed by owner. Good off road parking, also public transport nearby .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Location

From the Owner

We bought Ludwell House because it is a lovely Victorian Villa( c1890) set within the Cary Park conservation area of Babbacome, Torquay. We have lots of local shops, and buses, easy level access to Babbacombe Downs, beaches and excellent bus services. We love the fact that most of the original villas still remain and the area retains its unique atmosphere of seclusion while still offering amenities such as a Bowling Green, Tennis Courts and a Children’s Playground, not to mention the park itself and the Grade I Listed Church. this seems an ideal location for a holiday.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 41 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Many and various at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 55 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Torquay Golf Club at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Torquay at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M5 at 38 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Many on Babbacombe Downs and St Marychurch, at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Plymouth Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre at 50 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Oddicombe at 0.8 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Within a five minute level walk of Ludwell House you will find beautiful Babbacombe Bay which is famed for its natural beauty, fabulous views, lively cafes and restaurants, theatre and superb attractions.

After taking in the panoramic views from Babbacombe Downs, you can walk down the winding path or catch the historic Cliff Railway to the unspoilt sandy cove below. Originally a haunt of fishermen and smugglers, Babbacombe Beach is now a haven for swimming, relaxing, boating and fishing.

Travel:

Bus stops to various destinations are very close by

Exeter airport 40 minute drive

Bus and train station within a short drive

Car not essential but useful

Distances:

Babbacombe with its Model Village, Funicular Railway and Oddicombe Beach are a few minutes walk away, along with the beautiful Babbacombe Downs. The shops in the pedestrianised precinct of St Marychurch are a five minute walk away and include lots of independent traders and speciality shops and cafes as well as small branches of Sainsburys, and Boots. There are lots of good pubs, cafes and award winning fish and chips all within a short level walk.

Further Details:

Ludwell House is within level walking distance of many independent and specialist shops, fishmongers, greengrocers and chocolate and cheese shops. We also have small branches of Sainsburys, Tesco, Waitrose and Co-op Supermarkets for those everyday items. There is a free bus service to our out of town shopping centre The Willows where you will find many well known shops including a large Marks & Spencer store.

We are spoilt for activities in this area, from the Model Village at Babbacombe, to Kent’s Cavern and Agatha’ Christie’s holiday home at Greenway on the River Dart. Not to mention the many pretty towns and villages, Dartmoor, glorious sandy beaches and even a cliff railway taking you down to the beach at Oddicombe, they are all are within very easy reach. Torquay has sailing, golf, putting and bowling greens, tennis courts, not forgetting the famous South West Coast path which can be joined at Babbacombe Downs Once the sun has set many of our guests enjoy the short walk to the award-winning Hanbury’s fish and chip shop and then a stroll on the Babbacombe Downs to see the twinkling lights of Torbay, or why not catch a performance at the popular Babbacombe Downs Theatre.

Torquay itself has two theatres, a cinema and bowling alley, and further along the coast at Paignton is another theatre and a multiplex cinema. We have a large and varied choice of dining to suit every budget and taste. From well know chains like Pizza Express and Bistrot Pierre, Las Iguanas and Prezzo to award winning Chefs at The Elephant in Torquay at Ode in nearby Shaldon or slightly further afield Mitch Tonk’s Seahorse Restaurant in Dartmouth. We have some great and characterful pubs including the Cary Arms right on the beach at Babbacombe the Thatched Tavern next to the beach at Maidencombe, or The Ness at Shaldon which has fabulous views across the estuary to Teignmouth. Some of our local hotels also have superb restaurants including the nearby Orestone Manor at Maidencombe.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£171
for 4 nights
£300
 
 
Christmas and New Year 2016/17
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Winter/Early Spring
7 Jan 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£183
for 4 nights
£320
 
 
Spring 2017
11 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£189
for 4 nights
£330
 
 
Mid Spring 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£200
for 4 nights
£350
 
 
Late Spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 13 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£229
for 4 nights
£400
 
 
Early Summer 2017
20 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£251
for 4 nights
£440
 
 
Mid Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£291
for 4 nights
£510
 
 
Mid/Peak Summer 2017
9 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Peak Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Late-Peak Summer 2017
27 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Late Summer 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£229
for 4 nights
£400
 
 
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£189
for 4 nights
£330
 
 
Winter 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£183
for 4 nights
£320
 
 
Christmas 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
New Year 2018
24 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
For booking and availability enquiries please email or phone for details.
50% deposit payable on booking and remainder payable 6 weeks before arrival.
All apartments fully furnished including bedding,but not towels.
Monies to be paid by cheque to Ludwell House Holidays or via direct
transfer, request bank details.

All apartments may be booked as one bedroomed apartments off-peak. No weekend only bookings. There is an option for a third guest in our Balcony Apartment at a supplement.


Changeover Day:
Saturday between 10am and 2pm

Notes on prices:
Apartments are available to couples off-peak at a reduced price - please enquire for further details. The apartments are large and there is some flexibility on numbers of beds, for example there is an option for a 5th guest in the Park View Apartment. Please enquire for details and charges.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Ludwell house is a short level walk to the Downs at Babbacombe and a five minute bus or car drive to the centre of Torquay. The local buses can take you all over South Devon and beyond but our favourite trip runs down to the harbour where you can take a stroll along the promenade stopping at one of the many cafes around the marina. You could take a cruise round the bay or a day trip by boat to Brixham or Dartmouth. Cary Park is a truly unique area of Torquay, being level, it is also leafy and tranquil yet within a short level walk to loads of amenities. Ludwell House has three apartments, two first floor with lovely views of the gardens and park and one at garden level with direct access to a terrace. We have our own private parking although there is plenty of free off-road parking as well

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Two Single beds, window to side and en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Double Room en-suite, direct access to garden terrace

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: All apartments have been upgraded and offer comfort and space in pleasant surroundings. Small, well-behaved dogs may be considered - please enquire. Outside: Private parking with easy access to all apartments with additional free parking immediately outside on the road Private Terrace with table and chairs for use by Garden Apartment, Private Balcony with small table and chairs for use by Balcony Apartment

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