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Three spacious holiday apartments in a Victorian Villa with Garden or Park views - Balcony Apartment (with garden views)

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



Balcony Apartment (with garden views)

The entrance to this apartment is through the original Victorian entrance hallway where a wide and easy staircase rising to the first floor. Here you will find a light and spacious double bedroomed apartment with its own private balcony overlooking the gardens.

There is a large bright living room with, a comfortable sofa and arm chair and a large flat screen TV.Access to the covered balcony is via two patio doors from the living room and a single door from the kitchen/dining room. This is a lovely place to sit and enjoy breakfast whilst planning your day.

There is a separate fully fitted kitchen. A round dining table allows for views over the garden, and there is also access from here onto the balcony.

Large Double Bedroom, with a large king size bed and a single bed

Bathroom with 900 x 900 shower cubicle, toilet and cabinet under wash basin.

Fully furnished including bed linen. Towels not provided.

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About the property

Ludwell House,Torquay, TQ1 3NH

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. There are many 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.

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Property Manager
Ian Doyle & Karen Clarke
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Ian Doyle & Karen Clarke

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

Why Ian Doyle & Karen Clarke chose Torquay

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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

Available Rentals

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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.


Torquay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Village
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fully tiled bathroom with a modern white suite, comprising pedestal hand basin, flush toilet and bath with shower unit over, shower curtain and non-slip mat. Mirror.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Large Bedroom, with one KING size bed and one standard single bed with Duvets. Family bathroom with bath and shower over
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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 with 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 lots of restaurants, pubs and cafes many with stunning sea views - a great alternative to cooking! Check it all out on the English Riviera Website.


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Balcony Apartment (with garden views)
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Lovely apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the garden apartment for 5 nights. Had such a lovely welcome from Ian. Completely satisfied with everything. Beds were SO comfortable. Apartment had everything we needed and was spotless. Just a few minutes walk to Babbacombe Downs and St Marychurch village where there are plenty of lovely places to eat and drink, model village, beaches, theatre and plenty more. Having spent all of my life living and working in Torquay until 2012 I can honestly say that Ludwell House is in the perfect location and I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb Balcony Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights in this lovely spacious apartment whilst visiting family in Torquay. It has been decorated and furnished to a high standard with good taste throughout the whole property.It is very well maintained and spotlessly clean. The sofa and king size bed with lovely linen was comfortable, it has a fully equipped kitchen, huge flat screen T.V and the added bonus of a sunny balcony to relax on . The area is lovely very quiet and peaceful with nearby local shops and the beautiful Babbacombe Bay. Ian and Karen are excellent hosts very helpful and extremely friendly. I would highly recommend this property it is exceptional value for money you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Many and various
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Torquay Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
38 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Many on Babbacombe Downs and St Marychurch,
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Plymouth Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre
Nearest Beach
0.8 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


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.


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


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.

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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.