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Spacious Georgian Villa And Grounds

People18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 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:
18 September, 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.

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.

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 two singles) Bed 2 king size bed & day bed (converts to 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

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average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
5

Family celebration in Torquay

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time renting this lovely property for the week. There were 8 adults and 6 children ranging from 3 months to ten years old and we all fitted in comfortably. The house had a wonderful blend of charm and modern features as well as a huge amount of space - all of which were ideal. The rooms are in great condition and the house has everything you will need - even if it rains!

Garry and Angie were a pleasure to deal with from the start and genuinely care about ensuring that all of the details are taken care off to make the holiday enjoyable. Thank you both.

We were also really happy with our choice of Torquay - there was plenty to do for adults and children and the house is ideally situated with the harbour being a 15 minute walk away.

We would definitely return for another family celebration.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have to say that we have had some lovely people staying at our home but none better than you and your party. It has been an absolute pleasure and a joy communicating with you and attempting to ensure that everything was just right. Our telephone and email contact both before and during your stay confirmed that your are a lovely, considerate family and we are so pleased we were able to make your holiday one to remember. You left the property in perfect condition when you left - even with your family celebration the night before - which makes an enormous difference in preparing the house for the next visitors . Thank you so much for that and for booking with us. We would welcome you all back anytime.
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Superb accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The house itself was spotlessly clean on arrival. Having 7 ladies in the party it says something when every one of them were impressed with the cleanliness standard of the house.The house is well appointed, spacious and warm. The owners were extremely co-operative and accommodating. We would all 10 of us stay here again in a heartbeat. There is no lack of local amenities amply serviced by efficient Taxi services. If I had to pick one local place to eat I would recommend the Linny at Coffinswell. Wouls I recommend this house to my friends and relatives? yes I would.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Home providing a fantastic holiday base

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous home. The property was all we wished for and more, it provided a superb setting for a family holiday celebrating our Golden Wedding. The property was beautifully presented and the grounds were fantastic. When reading the description of a prospective holiday home one is always trying to read between the lines as to it's true condition.

This home goes well beyond what was expected and delivers in spades.

It had everything that our family of 14 could have asked for, from the youngest (4) to the oldest 71 everyone was blown away.

The space within and without was exceptional from cricket on the lawn and alfresco dinning, to a dinning room and lounge that easily accommodated our 4 families, with no complaints from anyone.

The proximity to the town centre, albeit with some hills, made this a perfect location.

5 stars understates this wonderful home.

Thank you Garry and Angie for making your home available and also the first class communications that made arranging our visit a great experience from beginning to end.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you all enjoyed your time in our home. For various reasons renting our home is a necessary commercial exercise but the joy we get from knowing that our guests have had a good time there makes it all really worth while. Communication is important to us both and it enhances our experience of renting the house when that is reciprocated by our guests - thanks. Thanks also for booking with us in the first place and for making it both and easy and most enjoyable experience.
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Wonderful holiday at your beautiful spacious Villa

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! We have just had a holiday to remember in your wonderful Georgian villa. Spotlessly clean throughout, modern ensuites, pretty gardens and lovely spacious rooms. There were 11 of us including our 4 granddaughters aged 7 to 11 who were so excited and loved having the 3 top floor bedrooms to themselves. The large kitchen had an amazing array of crockery, utensils etc and it was a pleasure to cook there. We also had a barbecue in the garden and dined alfresco on the terrace. The pool table and games were very popular. We all loved Torquay and want to return, there's so much to see and do. We had a great day out on the steam train and ferry to Dartmouth, a lovely town to explore. Another day we went to Ansteys cove and hired 3 kayaks, great fun and also a good cafe there. The children loved the funfair and crazy golf on Torquay seafront. Torquay is attractive and interesting with its picturesque harbour, beautiful churches, great rock pooling and swimming beaches and lots of places of interest nearby. We dined at the Maha Bharat twice, great food and ambience. We must return to enjoy the ferry to Brixham, walk some of the coastal path plus lots more. Garry and Angie make sure everything is ready for the needs of each family and their communication was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you all enjoyed your stay in Torquay in our home. Making sure everything is there for our guests is really important to us and ensuring it's properly prepared is important to our cleaning company. It's lovely to be able to pass on to them that they are clearly doing a great job. It also helps maintaining our and their high standards when the house is left clean and tidy at the end of each week and we would like to thank you so much for leaving it in such a good state when you left. Thanks for booking with us and for your kind words of appreciation.
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Beautiful house Mount Braddon

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a brilliant family holiday in Mount Braddon.There were 11 of us ranging in age from 3 months to 73 and this house suited us perfectly..The house was well stocked with everything we needed and were even given wine and biscuits on arrival.we had 3 cars and they fitted on the driveway easily.We would like to return to this house again in the future .Garry was a very good host and always returned my messages .😃

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We travelled down from Scotland to the south coast with family members joining on the way (15 of us in total). We had all looked at the prperty many times on line but OMG it is magnificent.

We had a fantastic week in Garry and Angie's palace (yes I meant to write palace). Everything you need is supplied, the garden and outside space is just as amazing,

Garry was in contact to make sure the place was ready for us in every respect.

Torquay town is but a stones throw away with great nightlife and just a holiday buzz.

This was the most relaxing holiday we've had together in a long time and the propert really does make it worth while.

Thank you Garry and Angie for sharing your home with my family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Torquay, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 7 nights
£2,450
 
 
Low
28 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
May Day Bank Holiday
5 May 2018 - 12 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 4 nights
From
£325
 
 
Spring Half Term
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
8 night minimum stay
£2,800
 
 
Low
3 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 4 nights
From
£325
 
 
Pre Season
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,450
for 7 nights
£2,450
 
 
Mid Season
8 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,625
for 5 nights
From
£325
£2,275
 
 
High Season
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,150
for 7 nights
£3,150
 
 
Late Season
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,275
for 7 nights
£2,275
 
 
Autumn
16 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 4 nights
From
£325
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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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