The Tudors is a large, Grade II listed, Victorian villa in Torquay, Devon. Located in the quiet, residential Meadfoot area of Torquay, it is 200 metres from the harbour and yacht marina. Good sandy beaches are a 10 minute walk, shops, restaurants and pubs are just a 2 minute walk down the hill. Torquay is Devon’s most famous resort, built on hills beside its magnificent bay with palm trees along its seafront. Local amenities include a theatre, cinemas, leisure centre (indoor pool), public gardens, tennis courts, pitch and putt (plus proper golf course) and it’s own League 2 football team.
Set in its own grounds and spread over 3 floors, the Tudors accommodates 14 guests. Plenty of space for everybody to get together in the lounges, dining room and the garden terrace or to enjoy quiet time in the spacious bedrooms, some of which have TV’s and DVD players. The kitchen is very well equipped with a large cooker, two dishwashers and many gadgets and is well set up to cook for large groups. There is off road parking and a games room. The rear terraced garden has small, shallow (10cm) ponds and waterfalls and the enclosed side garden has a swing, small climbing frame and sandpit. The house is ideal for children and, with its two staircases, is fantastic for ‘hide and seek’
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Meadfoot and Torquay 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 32 km, Nearest railway: Torquay 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (12), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Sleeping arrangements are very flexible as eight of the single beds (in four of the bedrooms) can be made up as twins or latched together and made up as king-size doubles.
There is a piano in the back lounge which guests are free to use - but not later than 10.00pm please!
There are two dishwashers, two fridge-freezers and one fridge making it easier to cater for large groups.
|Further details outdoors|
At the bottom of the drive, close to the public road and about 15 metres from the main house, is the Coach House, converted into a games room (table tennis, darts, bagatelle, table skittles).
Caretaker Steve lives on site in a discreet basement flat. Most guests don't realize they are there but in the event of problems are readily available to help and also can provide a lot of insight into local attractions. .
Devon is bordered by Somerset, Dorset and the Duchy County of Cornwall. It is England's third largest county with nearly 7,000 sq. kilometres of land. Devon has two natural parks, Exmoor and Dartmoor, coastal towns and seaside resorts along two coast lines, picturesque villages and a variety of ancient history.
There is a lot to see within the beautiful county of Devon. You can take walks on the moors or by the sea. Take cruises along the coast or take a steam train journey. There are many natural as well as man-made attractions including a zoo, model village, water parks and stately homes.
Apart from the lovely sandy beaches, Torquay offers the chance to take a cruise along the coast, a ferry to Brixham or a spot of mackerel fishing for your bbq supper. There is a theatre, cinemas, an indoor swimming pool, tennis coursts, pitch and put, a golf course and a football team. Agatha Christie was a native of Torquay and you can find out more about her at the local museum or on a vintage bus tour. Living Coasts is 10 minutes walk from the house and here you can see birds, penguins and fish and learn about their habitats and environments.
The Orange Tree is a good restaurant a short walk down the hill. A little further is Number Seven, an excellent seafood bistro overlooking the harbour and the historic WWII slipway of Beacon Cove.
English Riviera website
Torquay United website
Torquay Golf Club