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

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



Park View Apartment

A lovely light and spacious two bedroomed first floor apartment with views over Cary Park, comprising:

Large open plan living room/kitchen/dining room - the kitchen is open plan but is not really visible to the living room section. Please see floor plan on our website.

Fitted kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, and toaster

Living room with two comfortable sofas, and TV

Bedroom 1, king size bed

Bedroom 2, double and single bed overlooking Cary Park

Large family shower room (no bath).

Fully furnished including bed linen. Towels not provided

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About the property

Ludwell House,Torquay, TQ1 3NH

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.

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Property Manager
Ian Doyle & Karen Clarke
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

About Ian Doyle & Karen Clarke

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.

Ian Doyle & Karen Clarke purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Ian Doyle & Karen Clarke chose South Hams

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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

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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.


Accommodation and facilities for Park View Apartmentin Torquay in South Devon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • village
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • One family shower room - with large shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin. Fully tiled.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Lovely light and bright room overlooking Cary Park
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Sleeps two
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
Torquay and the surrounding area is perfectly located for a relaxing holiday with the family, a quiet romantic escape or adrenaline-fuelled activity holiday. There is always plenty going on, from Pirate Days in Brixham, to the annual Agatha Christie Festival, and the Torquay Regatta. There are competitive sailing events, live music and comedy, art exhibitions, and nearby houses and gardens to visit including Agatha Christie's former holiday home - Greenway and of course we have a working steam railway and are on the South West Coast Path which offers amazing walks and stunning sea views. The English Riviera is famous for its award winning beaches but it also offers more attractions than any other resort in the UK. The area is also blessed with many restaurants, pubs and cafes many with stunning sea views - a great alternative to cooking! Check it all out on the English Riviera Website.


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

First rate apartment with all the comfort of home. Ian met us on arrival to show us round and we couldn't have been happier with our accommodation. Excellent holiday and would certainly stay there again. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Greater Mancester

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I stayed in Park View Apartment over the New Year and it was a great place to stop. The apartment is conveninently located for enjoying the Torbay area and is well equiped. Great convenient car parking and lots of shops/amenities nearby. Ian, the owner, met us upon arrival, was very welcoming and showed us around the apartment. Would certainly use again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Streatley, near Reading, UK

Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very much as pictured: lots of room and plenty of comfort; clean, modern and well equipped. Lovely quiet location in St.Marychurch area of the city which had a nice 'village' feel to it with a variety of shops and a few new bistro startups. A good choice of supermakets within 5-10 minutes walk. Plenty of bus stops nearby which get you to the city centre in about 10 minutes. If you don't have kids or a dog, don't miss the Tessier Garden which is a hidden gem down a little alley off Manor Road - and for adults only.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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