|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.