Sleeps 3 (plus baby sharing parents room)
Ken and Cathy Ricketts
About Ken and Cathy Ricketts
We purchased the property in 2013 and have spent the last two years significantly improving it. Cathy was born in Devon moved away and has returned to roost, she works full time as a safety adviser and has been married to Ken for over 35 years. Ken is Dorset born and works as a self employed Gas fitter. We moved to Torquay in 1984 and both our children were brought up enjoying the local beaches and facilities. Over the years we have made good use of the water and other sports facilities in Torbay and have walked extensively on Dartmoor. We live approximately 4 miles away from the property so whilst being easily accessible we are not in our guest's pocket.
Ken and Cathy Ricketts purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Ken and Cathy Ricketts chose Torquay
We were looking for a property in which to invest our time and money and feel in love with St Matthias Lodge which had suffered at the hands of a poor DIYer and was in need of love and attention. We immediately saw its potential with its location close to the lovely shops at Wellswood, within easy walks of Kents Cavern, St Matthias Church and Meadfoot Beach. The bowling green and tennis courts are located in Carey Park in Babbacombe. For the less active a short hop to the end of the road and you can step straight onto the bus and down to the harbour. The choice of restaurants, tea rooms and coffee shops makes Wellswood a great base from which to enjoy your Devon holiday.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property was built in the late 1800s and is full of character. Check out our Facebook and Twitter accounts (@matthiaslodge). Free Wifi available.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A fab place to stay!
This property is perfectly located in a lovely area of Torquay, within a few steps from a lovely pub and some shops, including a Co-op which is open 7-11 every day. The property is exactly as described on the listing and perfect in every way. The owners were extremely accommodating to us and even waived a cancellation fee when we had to cancel our original booking in March due to sudden illness. The furnishings and linen were of excellent quality, the bathroom is lovely and the kitchen well equipped. The outside seating area is just perfect and even has an optional awning for hot sunny days.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back fo sure!
Great stay in Torquay
We were recommended st Matthias lodge by a friend who has stayed a few times, and we can see why!
A great property in a nice area, which is in a fab location for visiting nearby attractions and parts of Devon.
We loved it in this quiet area, and would happily stay again.
our second visit. everything you need in a lovely location. great pub next door good food. The only little niggle, would be nice to have a small dining table and chairs as we are not a lover of high stools, otherwise very good. many thanks jean and john humphreys.
Clean, comfortable and convenient.
Local shops and bus services meant easy organising life without needing to use car.
So impressed with lavatory brush we have acquired identical one for home.
Brilliant short notice stay with my two kids
Fantastic short notice weekend with the kids .....lovely homely little place perfectly located even better as the Torbay Airshow was on so two days of great fun with a very comfortable place to rest up in kids loved it and we will be back ..... wanted to stay longer but kids and school dictates a return to normality....we will be back lovely little house for a small family all the things you will need to hand and very homely ....we loved it thank you Ken and Cathy
Delightful holiday accommodation
St Matthias Lodge is a great choice for a Torquay holiday. The location is very convenient for local amenities, shops, restaurants and a truly excellent pub on the doorstep. There is also a very regular bus service on a main route, which means you don't need a car to get out and about.
The lodge is small but warm and comfortable, both kitchen and bathroom are well-appointed. All in all, thoroughly recommended.
The property is within walking distance of Kents Caverns and St Matthias Church. The Kents pub and local shops, hairdressers , beauticians,tea rooms and restaurants provide a range of services. Meadfoot beach is within walking distance. The property is located just off the main bus route to Torquay harbour and town centre or in the other direction to Babbacombe Model Village and the village area of St Marychurch. Easy vehicle access to Dartmoor, Dartmouth and the surrounding areas. Some local dates to note are:
Devon County Show Westpoint 19/20/21 May
Brixfest Brixham 28th May to 1st June
Occombe Beer Festival 3/4 June
Marldon Apple Pie Fair 30th July
Totnes Show 31st July
Cockington Fair 3rd Aug
Torquay Regatta 19 to 24 August
Dartmouth Royal Regatta 25/26/27 Aug
Widdicombe Fair 13th September