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Spacious Georgian Villa And Grounds

People18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Torquay, South Devon, England - Just A Short Walk To The Harbour, Shopping Area, Beaches, Restaurants, Theatre & Tourist Attractions

Mount Braddon was built in 1827 for a Mrs Sarah Brydges Willyams as part of an exclusive group of Villas on the slopes of Warberry Hill.

Originally Sarah Mendez da Costa, Mrs Brydges Willyams was an adoring fan and friend of the Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and on her death in 1863 bequeathed to him the house and £30,000 on the condition that she should be buried alongside him and his wife Anne in the Parish churchyard and Great Hughenden, Buckinghamshire.

Now largely restored to it's former grandeur Mount Braddon and it's garden offers all the elegance and style of late Georgian architecture combined with the comfort of 21st century living.

Spacious, light and well proportioned rooms provide ideal accommodation for groups of friends or families seeking something just a little bit special for their holiday or re-union.

In addition to WiFi availability throughout the house and Free View television in the main sitting room and all but one of the bedrooms, there are a wide range of board and party games suitable for all ages available for evening or daytime entertainment.

Situated in approximately one acre of heavily wooded, private and secluded grounds, giving the feeling of being deep in the countryside, Mount Braddon is just a few minutes walk from Torquay harbour and the main shopping area with a Tesco Central supermarket within easy walking distance for all your self catering needs. The property is excellently sited for those wishing to take advantage of the town’s bars, restaurants and beaches with the opportunity to explore Dartmoor and many of South Devon’s prettiest and most attractive villages and seaside towns within a short driving distance.

More Details

Owner
Garry & Angie Collins
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 July, 2017

About Garry & Angie Collins

We have owned and lived at Mount Braddon in Torquay for over 30 years and raised our family here.

In 2001 part of the land was sold and the main building converted from a restaurant and holiday flats complex back into a single residence. Many of the original period features have been re-instated or restored to provide a period feel with all the comforts of modern living.

Garry & Angie Collins purchased this house in 1980

What makes this house unique

Situated in approximately one acre of heavily wooded, private and secluded grounds, giving the feeling of being deep in the countryside, Mount Braddon is just a few minutes walk from Torquay harbour and the main shopping area with a Tesco Central supermarket within easy walking distance for all your self catering needs. The property is excellently sited for those wishing to take advantage of the town’s bars, restaurants and beaches with the opportunity to explore Dartmoor and many of South Devon’s prettiest and most attractive villages and seaside towns within a short driving distance.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Torquay in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Ensuite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family bathroom sited on mezzanine floor
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 7
  • Bed 1 dressing room, en suite bathroom with walk in shower Bed 2 en suite wc & bath with shower Bed 3 en suite wc & bath with shower Bed 7 en suite wc & shower cabinet Family bathroom with wc and shower (off of half landing) Ground floor wc/cloakroom
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , Second floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , Second floor
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , Second floor, ensuite shower room/wc
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , First floor, double aspect, dressing room, ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , First floor, double aspect, ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Mezzanine floor between first and second floors
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , First floor, double aspect, ensuite bathroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 adults in 7 bedrooms plus 4 childen Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 king size bed & day bed (converts to double or two singles) Bed 2 king size bed & day bed (converts to double or two singles) Bed 3 king size bed Bed 4 double bed (off of half landing) Bed 5 double bed Bed 6 double bed Bed 7 double bed Please note that the single beds in bedrooms one and two are small singles and only really suitable for children below the age of 12 and it is advisable to call for further details if they may be needed for older children.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
IMPORTANT Because the property is spread over 3 floors it is not best suited for large numbers of young children below the age of 10. Outside: The property is south facing and possesses a large, secluded and heavily wooded garden with flower beds & two lawns providing somewhere to sit or lounge for both sun lovers and those preferring a more shaded environment. There is a paved patio area adjacent to the kitchen and sun room with patio tables and chairs. There are also two charcoal barbecues; various garden benches and seats. Utility Room: Ground floor: fridge/freezer Mezzanine floor: sink, washing machine, tumble drier, iron & ironing board

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Spacious Georgian Villa And Grounds
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for a long weekend with three generations of family - a beautiful garden big enough for rounders, a pool room for the boys (and adults), plenty of bedrooms and relaxing living space and really well-equipped. It's close to the town and if you don't mind a walk back up the hill, there's a lovely ferry trip between Torquay and Brixham. And on top of all of this, Garry and Angie were the perfect hosts; nothing was too much trouble and they went out of their way to make sure the mix of beds were perfect when we arrived; they also communicated well before and after (thank you). We all loved the house and would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angie and I are really pleased that you liked the house and gardens and also some of the other entertainments Torquay has to offer. It was a pleasure to come back to find the place so clean and tidy and a joy communicating with you. You will always be welcome back!
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5

Impressive Villa for families and groups

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Villa was so well decorated and had the Wow factor. It was very spacious and comfortable and equipped with everything you would need. We loved the garden and the grandchildren loved playing hide and seek.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing mansion for a weekend away.

  • 5 of 5

I rented this Georgian house for 4 night s and was totally amazed about the property. Everything exceeded my and the rest expect. Also only 10 min walk from centre of aTorquay. Totally recommend it ..

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous House and made very welcome!

  • 5 of 5

As a large family we try to get away together every year and always look for lovely places that can house all of us. We really hit the jackpot when we stayed here. The house is very impressive, well maintained and clean. Its a real pleasure to stay in. We were made very welcome by the owners, and they were so helpful to us. Very highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wow-factor!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a great family week away over the half term. The house and grounds are very impressive and had more than enough room for us 12 adults and 6 children. The kids loved playing outside and exploring, or playing a game of pool downstairs.

The hallway and staircase have the wow-factor as soon as you walk in! The fact most bedrooms have an en suite bathroom (rather than just a toilet) was a bonus with so many of us staying there. The master bedroom has a great walk-in wardrobe/dressing room with plenty of hanging space and (just as importantly) plenty of hangers!

That theme runs throughout, the fact that everything is 'well-stocked' really means it's a home from home, but with lots of added extras.

We had to contact the owners a couple of times and they couldn't have been more helpful and reasonable. They were also easily contactable and throughout the week.

We took the kids crabbing, which was popular at the harbour. There were a few places at the harbour to buy a cheap crabbing net and bucket, money well spent in our case!

Also recommend taking the ferry from the harbour to Brixham, another lovely harbour and tourist spot. Very pretty and another popular place to go crabbing!

The house is very well located with a short walk into town. Just be mindful of the steep hills back up to the house, although we did discover a lift in one of the department stores, which was handy!

A great time had by all! Thank you to Garry and Angie for making it as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angie and I are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay in our home and that you found Torquay and the surrounding areas interesting and entertaining. It has been a joy and a pleasure communicating with you from day one and an even greater pleasure to return home to find it so clean and tidy. Sadly, not always the case. Many thanks for choosing to book with us, you and the rest of your party will always be welcome back.
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5

Location and Communication - perfect

  • 5 of 5

The question is, "is a 7 night stay in Mount Braddon sufficient time for a group very good friends”? Definitely not. They say a property requires three things location, location, location. Add to that communication, communication, communication, and you have a great house and a great owner.

The house is spacious, comfortable and with reminders of its Disraeli past, what is not to like? The property was very clean and just a ten minute walk into town. We had an excellent roast lunch in the Hole in the Wall pub. Visited Agatha Christie’s house Greenway, Coleton Fishacre, owned by one of the D’Oyly Carte family and HM Prison Dartmoor! If ever a reason was required to stay on the straight and narrow, this is it! All in all, a great week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you all enjoyed the house, Torquay and the surrounding areas. Communication is a two way thing and it was a pleasure corresponding with you. It was also great that you left the place in such good condition. It is a pleasure to have people like yourselves in our home who appreciate and respect it and us. Hopefully you will decide that there is much more of South Devon to see and maybe return at some future date.
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Harbourside
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Torquay Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Torquay
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Harbourside
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Barton dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
Beacon Cove
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The main beach approximately a 20 minute walk away with further local beaches within a short 10 minute drive. There are further beaches at Paignton & Teigmouth approximately 25 minutes drive away. There are many more beaches and secluded coves on the other side of the rivers Exe and Dart for those wishing to take a day out and explore the beautiful coastal scenery South Devon has to offer.

Travel:

Airports: Exeter 30 miles; Bristol 90 miles

Ferry Ports: Plymouth 40 miles

There is plenty to do and see within Torbay within the need for a car. But for those who wish to explore everything that South Devon has to offer a car will be undoubtedly be a great advantage.

Distances:

The historic city or Exeter is approximately 30 miles away and easily reached by train or bus. Other places of particular interest outside of Torbay include the towns of Dartmouth and Totnes, both within a 30 minutes drive. Dartmoor itself with its picturesque scenery, towns and villages is a 30 to 45 minute drive depending upon your destination.

For sea lovers daily return trips to the fishing port of Brixham provide a great way to see the local coastline and experience fresh crab sandwiches.

Further Details:

There are many restaurants and bars with easy walking distance of Mount Braddon. Ranging from independent outlets specializing in most types of international cuisine to most of the well known national chains there is something for everyone whether they prefer fine dining or traditional fayre and pub grub. There are also a number of night clubs for those wishing to dance the night away and local pubs offering live music.

Other local facilities include The Riviera centre with its leisure pool and tennis courts; bowls greens, pitch and putt and graze golf all within walking distance.

Paignton Zoo provides a great day out for all the family and its' Living Coasts subsidiary is sited close by adjacent to Torquay harbour.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Torquay, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,995
for 7 nights
£2,995
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 4 nights
From
£300
 
 
Autumn Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
Telephone to arrange all bookings. A 20% non refundable deposit will be required at the time of booking with the balance to be paid six weeks prior to the commencement of the stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day will normally be each Saturday. This may be varied on request to suit weekend or mid week bookings outside of the high season.

Notes on prices:
A Refundable Damage Deposit of £350.00 will be required at the time of the completion of the booking.

All weekend or midweek booking will be charged pro rata at the weekly price. The minimum rental price is for 4 nights (Christmas 5 nights).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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