Just a short distance from Torquay Marina and charming Wellswood village, this fantastic complex of four holiday cottages combines two traditional early Victorian holiday homes with two modern Mews cottages, flexibly accommodating 25 guests over a total of 13 bedrooms. Ideally suited to guests looking for one base from which to enjoy the delights of the English Riviera, whilst still maintaining their own privacy and separate space, extended families or gathering groups of old friends will find Rutland Estate the perfect setting from which to base their get-togethers and gentle celebrations.
Complete with off road parking for a number of cars, and sitting just a ten minute walk away from the vibrant harbourside of Torquay, guests can experience a wide variety of local bars and restaurants all set in iconic coastal scenery, before returning to relax in the private hot tub (available May – October only) with a glass of your favourite tipple.
The complex is set over four properties: the traditional Rutland Lodge and Clevehurst Cottage (these can be combined through an adjoining door), and Babbacombe Mews and Wellswood Mews which are more recent additions to the complex, offering a contrast for families more used to modern comforts.
Rutland Lodge offers a well-equipped kitchen with access onto a separate conservatory, as well as a separate dining room which can accommodate upto twenty guests over two long tables. An ornate fireplace also sets the character of the room off beautifully, tipping some of the more traditional charm of the house. Completing the public areas, a separate lounge offers three 2/3 seater sofas, an armchair and separate chairs, together with a freeview TV with DVD player. For more cosy winter nights, a wood burning stove also creates a fantastic atmosphere, and a complimentary basket of logs is provided.
Rutland Lodge offers five bedrooms to sleep upto ten guests, set over two twin rooms, a double bedroom and two king-sizeed bedrooms. Each room comes complete with TV and DVD player, as well as each with separate en-suite (two with shower units, two with baths, and one with both shower and bath separately). The bedrooms are mainly situated on the first floor, with the exception of one on the ground floor providing for easier access.
Utility Area: Washing machine & tumble dryer in Rutland Lodge are located in the utility area in the cellar
Clevehurst again is a more traditional house, offering a well-equipped kitchen diner and living room separate from the larger Rutland Lodge meaning it can be used independently, although there is an adjoining door which can be opened to create one larger house also. Dining table comfortably accommodates upto eight guests, and the living room offers a selection of two and three seater sofas, as well as another cosy fireplace with complimentary basket of logs. A separate utility area also offers a washing machine and tall freezer.
For added entertainment value, you’ll also find a room with a pool table, ideal for those competitive family members deciding who buys the next round of drinks!
A ground floor bedroom offers accessible accommodation, with a single bed and bedside table, whilst the remaining three bedrooms are situated on the first floor of the property. These consist of a master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite, a double bedroom again with en-suite, and a third bedroom with twin beds. This is an ideal setup for extended families basing themselves in one place.
Wellswood Mews and Babbacome Mews
Both Wellswood and Babbacombe Mews houses are have been crafted in a similar manner to provide like-for-like accommodation. Each offers an open-plan ground floor with living/dining area, well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, as well as a separate lounge area with ample comfortable seating. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer in each of the mews houses, as well as a ground floor shower room with WC and basin.
On the first floor of each property, two spacious bedrooms provide for a relaxing night’s sleep, with one king and a twin bedroom in each property, as well as a sky-lit family bathroom with overhead shower attachment.
Communal Outside Space
In between the properties there is a sunny courtyard, ideal for waking up with a local paper and morning coffee in hand, or for morning coffees or afternoon drinks as the sun begins to set overhead. Modern rattan garden furniture is provided, including chairs and tables for alfresco dining. There is a relaxing ‘Hydropool’ hot tub which can be used by up to eight guests at any one time. The space is communal to the four properties, but is private to the complex of which you would have exclusive use.
Parking: In total, off-road parking is accommodated for up to eight cars in a private car park in front of the property. Please let us know in advance if you require parking for more cars.
Changeover Day: Saturday
A total of eight dogs are accepted (please bring your own dog bed). Pets are also welcome on the understanding that the owner is liable for any damage to the property, and that all mess is cleared up.
Complimentary Wi-Fi provided.
Families with younger children welcome - please note that 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs can be provided by prior request, as well as extra pull up beds for flexible accommodation – however the maximum occupancy of the property must not be exceeded.
Use of Hot Tub from start of May till end October and is at the risk of the user, and children and pets must be supervised in the courtyard in light of this. No more than eight people to use the hot tub at any one time.
The above is an overview of each of the properties – for full details please see description on each separate accommodation:
At a Glance
- Sleeps 25
- 13 Bedrooms
- 11 Bathrooms
- 8 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- 5 King size/super king size beds
- 2 Double beds
- 11 Single beds
- Bed linen provided
- 0.2 mile to nearest pub
- Travel Cot
- En-suite bathroom
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Ground floor WC
- Hot tub
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Area fitness centre
- Rowing boats