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Sylvan Scene

Wellswood near Torquay, Devon (Ref. 1025907)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “This is a lovely house in good upkeep and very clean.”

    The welcome pack was lovely. Facility wise there is an additional toilet not listed in the description and you can park 2 cars behind the gate, a third might at a push be possible. ...

    The welcome pack was lovely. Facility wise there is an additional toilet not listed in the description and you can park 2 cars behind the gate, a third might at a push be possible. The number of beds has been maximised, which does mean that things would be tight if fully used. For example one bedroom only has one set of sockets, used by bedside lamps and physically out of reach by the bed positioning. In practice you will probably find you will need to drive to all attractions ( Kent's Caverns a must visit exception), but are fairly close.

    - Mr Price, September 2021

The property

Torquay 1.1 miles.

Situated at the end of a no-through lane, in the village of Wellswood, just a mile from the centre of Torquay, is this stunning, detached property, Sylvan Scene.

Accessed via a flight of stone steps, this well-positioned, family-friendly property is ideal for a large family or group to come together and enjoy a South Devon holiday by the sea, the South West Coast Path, Torquay's glorious sandy beach and the popular Kent's Cavern attraction all within a mile of the property.

Enter Sylvan Scene and discover the cosy sitting room, with soft grey carpet and matching coloured corner sofa and snuggle chair to relax onto as you enjoy your favourite TV shows or a family film night, while the open fire fills the room with warmth and adds to the homely feel.

The stunning, newly fitted kitchen offers Neff appliances of the highest quality, along with twin double ovens, American-style fridge/freezer and dishwasher, with a choice of seating for gathering together to enjoy family meals at the breakfast bar or large, circular dining table, and on a summer's day, why not throw open the bi-fold doors and allow the natural light and cool summer's breeze inside?

The property has two ground-floor bedrooms - a twin with zip/link feature and a super-king-size with zip/link feature, catering to a variety of groups, while upstairs is a master king-size double with dual aspect Juliet doors and apex windows and an en-suite shower room, a family room with a super-king-size (zip/link) and a single bed, ideal for a young child, along with a single bedroom.

On the ground floor is the pristine family bathroom, offering a choice of bath and shower cubicle to prepare for each day.

Outside there is an enclosed, tiered patio garden with seating, accessible from the bi-fold doors in the kitchen/diner, and offering a wonderful spot to enjoy a morning coffee or an alfresco lunch in the sunshine, while the woodland trail available from the doorstep leads straight onto the South West Coast Path, which you can follow in either direction along the coast for some incredible coastal views.

Wellswood has a small selection of shops and restaurants within a few minutes' walk of the property, while the town centre of Torquay is just one mile away, with a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants and a wonderful nightlife.

Kent's Cavern Prehistoric Caves is a short distance from the property, offering an underground family day out with a difference, while Torquay Museum provides a fascinating insight into the life of Agatha Christie and the children will love exploring Torquay's Dinosaur World.

Soak up the sunshine at Meadfoot Beach, with fishing and rock pooling as well as excellent diving opportunities, or spend the day at family-friendly Peaked Tor Cove or Beacon Cove.

Stroll around the idyllic marina and enjoy watching the boats drifting in and out of the bay, and why not hop on a boat for a day trip to nearby Paignton or Brixham?

Both are situated along the incredible stretch of coastline referred to as the English Riviera, offering picturesque sandy beaches, and you can also try your hand at sea angling or a range of watersports activities.

Babbacombe and its model village, with two lovely beaches is also within easy reach.

Sylvan Scene is a fantastic base from which to explore the scenic South Devon coast.

Note:This property has a £250 Good Housekeeping Bond


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x family room with super-king-size (zip/link) and single, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link), 1 x super king-size (zip/link) with en-suite shower room, 1 x ground-floor twin (zip/link), 1 x single
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • 2 x electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wine cooler, Smart TV with WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed rear patio with seating
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 1.3 miles Note: This property has a £250 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • Note: No Stag or Hen parties please.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

About the location


Paignton 3.6 miles; Brixham 8.5 miles; Dartmoor 17 miles.

Famous for its sandy beaches, piers, palm trees and plentiful attractions, the popular seaside town of Torquay in South Devon has been attracting visitors for the best part of 200 years. Torquay holds many delights for both families and couples, from an abundance of children’s activities whatever the weather, to coastal walks, restaurants and nightlife. Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England. Boasting a number of tourist attractions including the Torquay Museum, the Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves and the Torquay Golf Course for day trips, as well as a large harbour and lovely sandy beaches, all within easy reach. The town has a large number of pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets for all of your amenities. Take a wonderful walk along the clifftops to blow away any cobwebs and enjoy the far-reaching seascapes, or stroll beside the harbour and watch the little boats drift in and out of the bay. Visitors can catch a boat to Brixham or Paignton, try sea angling or a range of water-based activities, or head to the world-famous Paignton Zoo to come face-to-face with the friendly elephants and meerkats. Discover the history of the area with a visit to medieval Torre Abbey or head to Kents Cavern where you can venture underground through a fascinating labyrinth of prehistoric caves. From quiet romantic days by the sea to fun-filled family time together, there are a number of different beaches within easy reach. A stay in Torquay can be as relaxed or as active as you choose and is certain to inspire you to visit again.

Note: No Stag or Hen parties please.