OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

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

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-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 Park View Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

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

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • 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.

Call Manager
Speaks English

3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic

  • 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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Greater Mancester
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Berkshire
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
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 2017
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
 
 
Peas 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 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£183
for 4 nights
£320
 

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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Avg/night
Updated: 22-Nov-2016
12
Available arrival
12
Available
12
Unavailable

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
  • Parking ...

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • One family shower room - with large shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin. Fully tiled.

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • 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.

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot