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The Tudors

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Excellent 5/5 

27 reviews

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House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14

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House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Meadfoot and Torquay 500 m
Access Car advised
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

Features and Facilities

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 Double beds (1), Single beds (12), 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
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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. .

The English Riviera region

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

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Review 1-10 of 27

4 Oct 2014


"Brilliant house"

An absolutely wonderful house, very well equipped. It met all our needs.we all had a great time. I Rented it for a family celebration (60th birthday) with 4 generations. We spent some lovely evenings eating and drinking in the fabulous dinning room, and sitting out on the decking. Excellent location, just a short walk down hill to the marina. A beautiful spacious house. Just loved it.

12 Jun 2014


"Perfect place to share with family and friends"

The house was perfect, we were a group of 15 women on a hen weekend and it was fantastic, we stayed in on Friday night with a Chinese as the house was so lovely then out to enjoy the busy night life of Torquay on the Saturday. I would highly recomend this place for a large group, great location just 5 minutes walk (if that) to the town and so much space, even with 15 women it didnt feel cramped.
Booking was easy and the caretaker that lives in the annex was so helpful, we had an Asda shop delivered before we arrived and he not only saw the delivery in he put it all nicely arranged for our arrival.
Great value for money.

28 May 2013


"Fantastic location and a beautiful house"

Unfortunately we only stayed for two nights, I wish we had more time as the location of the accommodation and the actual house itself were amazing. The house has a very unique layout and a room for every occasion. There is a well-stocked games room and a secluded garden around the back with a covered area which all worked well come rain or shine. This is certainly top of my list of places to stay if I return to Torquay. To add to that the owners were super helpful and answered every question promptly and with plenty of additional information.

9 Apr 2013


"Spacious House in an excellent Location"

We stayed at The Tudors during the last week of March and were impressed by the size of the house and its location, just round the corner from the town. We enjoyed the table tennis and darts in the games room although it was a bit cold. Would definitely book again if we return to Torquay for a get together.

9 Dec 2012


"Great Location & well equiped"

The Tudors is a traditional home with plenty of space and everything you could want for your holiday.
There is loads of space, plenty of seating, equipment, bedding & towels are provided. Everything was very clean and tidy and both the owner & caretaker were helpful and communication was easy and clear.

21 Jun 2012



Excellent location,perfect for children of all ages.Great play barn for children 2 minute walk,handy for dodgy weather.Superb restaurant The Orange Tree round corner!!!!

4 Jun 2012


"This house is so convenient and good value."

This is the second time that a group of seven adults have stayed at this property and, once again, we were very pleased with it. There are plenty of rooms and bathrooms, which are a priority for us and the house is so convenient to Torquay town centre - just a short walk down the hill. The outside needs some renovation, but that did not affect our stay and I believe that this is in hand, in any case.

Fair comment on the exterior decoration made in spring 2012. We took the house off the market for 5 weeks in the early summer to allow extensive external decoration and restoration of the windows and other original features like window shutters. The weather gave us lots of problems & delays but the W and S sides of the house were completed, the rest will be completed in September 2012. We have more restoration work scheduled for 2013 during the low season.

4 Jun 2012


"Perfectly located house with lots of character and large bedrooms"

Very easy to follow directions took us to the Tudors with plenty of drive space for cars. The house is just 2 mins walk from the harbour, shops, cafes and pubs. Bedrooms are actually larger than the video gives the impression of and there was ample room to have the young children in with parents. There are a couple of small ponds in the garden but we found it wasn't a safety issue for the children as we just blocked access with a couple of garden chairs. The house is well kitted out with several TVs, video and DVD players, also has wifi so we could look up all the places to visit nearby.
Thoroughly recommended.

29 May 2012


"This is one big, amazing property!"

This is a huge and wonderful holiday house. All the rooms have a stately and grand quality you would expect from a seaside Victorian villa but do not lose the homely and intimate feel you would expect from a family home. The original features of the tiled floors, the staircases and the stained glass windows are beautiful. The amount of space available to any size party is remarkably generous – our party of eight even took to texting each other to keep in contact! The property is very well equipped and furnished offering flexible living plus the availability of two cots is a well thought of bonus. We didn't use the large dining room and instead chose to eat at the kitchen table that was still big enough for us all. Having a young family, we cooked most of our meals so we did spend a lot of time in the kitchen, which is a lovely family- and cook-friendly room.

It's location is a short walk down into town and the seafront. The property is on a hill so it is an uphill walk on the way back but only for a short distance. Whilst there are steps up to the front, there is easy access via the back gate and kitchen door for loading/unloading your car that avoids any steps. The parking is also very generous.

As the property is big, we did find it a little chilly but then we were there during a colder than normal week in May. The heating allowance had just switched from winter to summer so if we had visited a week or so earlier, and therefore had the winter heating, we probably wouldn't have noticed the cold.

There were eight in our party including two children under three so we qualified for the lower rate that we thought was fantastic value. The kids loved the amount of space they had to play in and we made good use of the large number of children's books available. Our son really did not want to leave when it was time to go home.

We would definitely consider returning to the Tudors, probably with my in-laws. The house has so much to offer, as does Torquay, for young families. Thanks to Steve and Kathy for looking after us as well!

Just to clarify the approach we take for gas and electricity. The Tudors is a big house so utility costs can be large if not controlled. We could take meter readings and charge guests separately but instead we have looked at usage patterns over past 3+ years and have built into the price an allowance based on the 'higher side' of what people normally use. This means that if a group want to have the house exceptionaly warm & bright that is fine but we will deduct the extra cost above the norm allowance (stated in guest info pack) from the security deposit at the time of refunds after our caretakers have checked meters. In reality we have not actually had to do this yet !

2 Mar 2012


"Comfortable and spacious, ideal for a large family group."

We found the Tudors to be an excellent location for a week long holiday with a large family group. The house was well equipped and clean.
It was extremely well appointed for getting into town and for enjoying the many restaurants nearby.
Due to its location in Torquay, the house would be challanging for the less able bodied with lots of stairs inside. This however is indicated up front on the house details when booking.
The whole booking process was simple and painless with timely returns of emails from the owners.
Overall, a comfortable and relaxing place to stay.

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    Calendar last updated:30 Jun 2015

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