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Sylvan Scene

Wellswood near Torquay, Devon (Ref. 1025907)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Sylvan scene was a perfect house for our merged family vacation."

    It accommodated all nine of us along with two dogs in the greatest of comfort.The house is spacious and comfortable with a quirky outside space. The village of wellswood is delightful with lovely places to eat. Then Torquay itself is less than a five minute drive.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation and location."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LindsayJul 2022

  • "This house is just amazing and definitely has the wow factor."

    I found Torquay a bit rough in places but if you venture off there are some wonderful little harbours to visit. A great all round break for the family and fur babies.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2022

  • "Great property, everything you may want or need."

    Great location .

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2022

  • "We have just returned from this beautiful holiday home, it was truly a home from home with everything you need."

    Fiona went above and beyond to make our children feel very special, even purchased a bed so we could take an extra child, the trip to feed the horses was amazing. So much to see and do within walking distance. The children and adults are already looking at dates so we can return. Thank you Fiona for making our holiday so special.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2022

  • "We are in our final day here and this is without doubt the best holiday rental I have stayed in in the UK."

    Fantastic house, great location, it truly is a home from home. A lovely welcome pack of cakes, bread, milk and wine awaited us on our arrival and the house had everything we could have hoped for. Well done Sylvan Scene.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "A wonderful holiday home with everything we could wish for in a lovely quiet location."

    Reviewed by TimApr 2022

  • "What a fantastic two weeks we had here!"

    !! A lovely house, very spacious and well equipped! A great kitchen with lots of space and easy to cook, big table and comfy chairs to eat at and a TV on the wall. Lots of room in the lounge with a corner sofa, 2 seater and chair, open fire and TV. Lovely tiled family bathroom downstairs with a walk in shower and big bath. 2 big double bedrooms downstairs with 2 bigger bedrooms upstairs and a single bed with a cot bed in as well. There’s an additional en-suite bathroom with another shower as well as a single toilet in another room. Electric gate entrance at the front with just enough room to get 2 family saloon type cars in, any bigger and you’d be struggling to get them both in. Be warned though, access to the house is up 29 steps! Lovely big decking area on the front of the house with a 3 tier garden at the back with seats to sit out and a grassy bit at the top. Fully enclosed we were able to let our 2 dogs out without fear of them toddling off. At the front of the house there is access to a forest walk which was steep and muddy, but takes you down to an open green area and to a beach a little further. Also local shops, pubs and restaurants are a 5 min walk with Torquay centre 5 mins away in the car. A great base for exploring from here with lots to see and do in the area. We had some very mild and dry weather for November so we had a great time out and about. The owners couldn’t do enough for us, there was a welcome pack on arrival which was lovely and thoughtful along with a dog bed and water bowl. Can’t recommend this place enough, we will be back to stay again another time!

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2021

  • "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 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.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

  • "Plenty of space for all 3 families would definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2021

  • "Where do we start with this home."

    I have been travelling to Torquay for 40 years now for holidays. This has been the cleanest spacious house we have stayed in to date. Everything needed was supplied the house is gorgeous and situated just perfect for bus links and close enough to walk into town each day. 10 out of 10 for us

    Reviewed by GeorgeJul 2021

  • "Sylvan scene does not disappoint ."

    The house is in a very quiet area only 10 minutes walk away from a small secluded cove and a small beach . The owners have pretty much thought of everything and the welcome pack they supply is a lovely touch . The house is very well equipped and extremely comfortable . There are plenty of bars and restaurants on your doorstep . We would definitely stay here again and we will highly recommend it to anyone reading this

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2021

  • "House was perfect for our family."

    In walking distance of small coves and a handy little shopping area with coffee shops and restaurants. Owners had thought of everything . We appreciated the supplies of cleaning products and essentials that are not always present in some properties .The treat box and food basket were a lovely addition. Would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Fantastic house in a quiet setting with all amenities easily accessible."

    Very enjoyable stay . Thank you

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "We stayed at Sylvan Scene for a week recently (June 2020) and was totally blown away with the level of quality and comfort supplied at this property inside and out."

    The weather wasn't particularly good for the first half of the week so didn't get the opportunity to take advantage of the outside dining area. The inside made up for it and the kitchen and facilities were excellent and we took advantage of the quality kitchen and dining area. We had a Tesco delivery on the first night so we stocked up for the week ahead. We used the Kents pub for takeouts - the burger was out of this world and the Sunday lunches were excellent. if I could win the lottery a certainly would be trying to buy this place ... a real gem :) The welcome pack was a lovely touch and a nice surprise, thanks, Fiona :)

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "The accommodation was fantastic the location was very good - we had an amazing holiday"

    Reviewed by KellyMay 2021

  • "This is a beautifully presented, high specification, quiet and comfy home is a delightful location."

    Situated adjacent to Woods, a 10 minute walk from the Coast, 20 mins walk into Torquay, it offers a great choice of walks and easy access to lots of beautiful vantage points around Torquay. Great bedrooms, beautiful Kitchen and lounge and with a private rear terraced garden. The local shops are excellent as well. Highly recommended and we will certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by MattOct 2020

  • "Such a comfortable house in a great location- quiet yet close to so many things."

    Reviewed by NicholasOct 2020

  • "We had a great holiday, the house provided the facilities and comfort to make it a thoroughly relaxing break."

    It had everything we needed, the beds and lounge furniture were extremely comfortable and the kitchen really well equipped. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and in these challenging times that was essential, they had even provided masks and there was hand gel all around the house. The owners had very thoughtfully left us some beautiful locally produced cream cakes and a welcome basket, which we really appreciated. They also kept in contact with us during the week and offered helpful suggestions regarding the local area. We would thoroughly recommend this property to friends and family.

    Reviewed by PhilippaOct 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent, very clean and everything was so carefully thought out by the owners especially The coffee , Tea , milk and sugar along with cakes ,fruit , wine and a bread stick was all thought of by them on our arrival , which we thought was a lovely touch ."

    The cottage was spotless when we arrived and it consisted of everything you would require for a week's stay. my only suggestion would be that curtains were considered for the two upper main bedrooms that have the double doors for privacy reasons along with the fact that the bright morning light does cause early rising. The small toilet upstairs could also benefit with a curtain or blind for privacy reasons again as you were able to see the upper level of the garden very clearly when people were up there so it does cause conern that those who are on the upper level can also see into the toilet ,so again for privacy reasons this would be a suggestion to be considered other than this the property was fantastic and we would consider returning as it was idealy located and an enjoyable stay in a very comfortable accomodation

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Sylvan Scene. Folding screens have now been added to the rooms you mention to provide additional privacy and the small toilet window now has a blind installed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EdirinSep 2020

  • "This house has everything you will need - the owners have thought of everything."

    The house is beautifully equipped and the furniture is of luxury standard - beds are super comfortable and kitchen has everything you will need. There are so many little touches that exceed expectations, there was a box of masks on arrival, hand gel through out the house, a hamper on arrival, box of cakes and milk tea coffee sugar already stocked up. Location is lovely - 1 mile from a quiet cove and lots of lovely walks through the woods. Thoroughly recommend this property

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "Wonderful house, extremely comfortable, fresh and clean, gardens lovely with bbq, fire pit and eating and seating area, everything you need in a home."

    Owners more than helpful in every way. We would highly recommend this holiday home to anyone who is looking for a fantastic holiday home! Stay:- August 2020

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2020

  • "Lovely house in a great location."

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

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  • 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.

The property

Torquay 1.1 miles.

Located at the end of a leafy no-through lane, in the peaceful village of Wellswood in Torquay, is this stunning, contemporary, detached home, Sylvan Scene.

Accessed via a flight of stone steps, this well-positioned property is ideal for a large family to come together and enjoy a coastal escape in South Devon, with the South West Coast Path, glorious sandy beach, golf course and Kent's Cavern attraction all within easy reach.

Enter the property and find an incredible, newly fitted kitchen of the highest quality, with Neff appliances, twin ovens, American-style fridge/freezer and dishwasher, along with a breakfast bar and wonderful dining table.

On a warm day, open up the bi-fold doors that reveal the lovely patio garden and allow in lots of natural light and a cool summer's breeze.

At the end of a busy day, relax in the cosy sitting room, with its soft grey carpet, choice of seating, including large corner sofa and snuggle chair, and enjoy your favourite TV shows or a family film night as the open fire crackles in the distance and adds to the homely feel of the room.

The property has a choice of five bedrooms, two of which are on the ground floor, consisting of a twin with zip/link feature and a super-king-size with zip/link feature, meaning a wide variety of groups can be catered for.

Upstairs, you will find a master super king-size double with dual aspect Juliet doors and apex windows, plus a contemporary en-suite shower room, a family room with a super-king-size with zip/link feature and a single bed, with dual aspect Juliet windows and a single bedroom.

Also on the ground floor is a pristine, contemporary family bathroom suite, offering a bath and shower cubicle, so you can start the day with a refreshing rinse or end it with a long relaxing soak.

Outside there is an enclosed, tiered patio garden with seating, ideal for lunch in the sunshine or just relaxing with a morning coffee, while keen walkers will appreciate the woodland walk available from the doorstep that leads onto the spectacular South West Coast Path, which you can follow in either direction along the coast.

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

The popular attraction of Kent's Cavern Prehistoric Caves makes for an unusual, underground, family-friendly day out, while Torquay Museum offers a fascinating insight into the life of Agatha Christie and Torquay's Dinosaur World is a fascinating hands-on experience for kids.

Soak up the sunshine at the shingle beach of Meadfoot, with excellent diving opportunities as well as fishing and rock pools that the children can explore, or spend the day at family-friendly Peaked Tor Cove or Beacon Cove, while a stroll around the idyllic marina allows you to see the boats drifting in and out of the bay.

Hop on a boat for a day trip to Paignton or Brixham, along the incredibly beautiful stretch of coastline known as the English Riviera, or try your hand at sea angling or a range of watersports activities.

Babbacombe and its model village, cliff railway, golf course and two picturesque beaches is also within easy reach.

You will be spoilt for choice with fantastic family-friendly days out from this incredible Torquay holiday home.

Note:This property has a £250 Good Housekeeping Bond

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

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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. Local attractions await at Cockington with its historic Cockington Court and a craft centre with glassblowing, and boat trips over to Brixham or Paignton for a wealth of sea life, whilst more nature can be found at Paignton Zoo. Located nearby is the English Riviera, designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark, the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boats, and the River Dart. A stay in Torquay can be as relaxed or as active as you choose and is certain to inspire you to visit again.

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Note: No Stag or Hen parties please.