Rutland Lodge & Wellswood Mews

Torquay, South Devon Coast

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Lavish recreation, boutique Victorian charm and contemporary comfort for 14 guests in a pet friendly holiday home in Torquay!

You can book this property from:

  • £1,978 per week
  • £283 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 king/super-king beds
  • 1 double bed
  • 6 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 7 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Hot tub

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf

How far to ...?

  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am



Just a peaceful walk or short drive away from the picturesque Torquay harbourside, as well as the charm and character of Wellswood, this fantastic pet friendly property is combines a traditional early Victorian holiday home with a newly renovated modern Mews comfortably accommodating 14 guests over a total of 7 bedrooms.

Complete with off road parking for a number of cars, this combination of two fabulous properties is the perfect choice for larger groups of guests that enjoy the style and character of boutique hotels, but prefer the privacy and convenience that self-catering breaks in Devon can offer. This family holiday home is just a ten minute walk away from the metropolitan buzz of Torquay town centre, complete with beautiful marina, subtropical gardens with swaying palm trees, elegant Georgian terraces, plus a myriad of bars and restaurants. Amazingly by contrast, on returning to the property you will be surprised at the peace and tranquillity of the outdoor terrace, being able to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or relaxing with a glass of wine as the sun goes down.

‘Rutland Lodge & Wellswood Mews’ offers a combination of two lovely properties – Rutland Lodge is an early Victorian building (sleeps 10),built around 1840, that has been lovingly restored, and successfully marries the features and character of yester-year, with all the essential conveniences one can expect in modern day life. It offers large conservatory and lounge area, as well as 5 en-suite bedrooms. Wellswood Mews (sleeps 4) is a modern cottage-style new build, sits across the courtyard, and contrasts the history of the main building, offering fully independent accommodation with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and lounge. Both buildings are well equipped, comfortably furnished and presented to a high standard throughout and are joined with a sunny courtyard, boasting a relaxing ‘Hydropool’ hot tub (June 2019 onwards) and modern rattan furniture.

In between Rutland and Wellswood is a stone terrace with a long rattan table for 10, which gets the early morning and evening sun. Another table can be added to make 14.  There are rattan sun lounges under the huge gazebo next to the hot tub, which has a sun shade over as the terrace faces south. 

Continuing along the side there is a BBQ area with work tops, sink and double bbq grill. To the side there is a wood fired pizza oven. The hot tub is a £30,000 Hydropool therapy spa with various programs & settings.  Although to an extent advertised as ‘self-cleaning’ we find that a daily clean of the filter & service ensures we can keep the chemical levels down to a minimum, whilst still keeping the water sparkling.

Entrance: the larger property, Rutland Lodge, is accessed from the Private car park or the gate directly from Babbacombe Road. The separate Wellswood Mews is accessed from a gate via the paved front patio area, entering the walkway between the kitchen and the lounge, or can be accessed across the courtyard from the main house.

Looking for a larger property? Please check the availability for extended Rutland Lodge, Wellswood, and Babbacombe property here.

Looking for a smaller property? Please check the availability for just Rutland Lodge property here.

Rutland Lodge

Ground Floor

Kitchen:  The kitchen is well equipped and has a large Siemens oven with gas hob & electric grill, Jura coffee machine, full size free standing fridge, under counter freezer, full size dishwasher, and powerful 2000w commercial grade microwave. Access to the conservatory. Conservatory has tables and chairs with seating for 14. Any budding Baristas will be able to experiment with the commercial Italian CMA Lisa 2 station espresso machine, with coffee grinder. Provided are a selection of flavoured syrups to add to Lattes.

Dining Room: The dining room has one large table and seats 14 guests. Ornate fireplace (not in use). This table’s top can be removed to reveal a pool table. Also features a 75’ Sony TV with BT Box and sports package.

Lounge: Three two-three seater sofas, an armchair and couple chairs. Panasonic 37’ tv with a DVD & CD player. Lounge benefits from double aspect large – ceiling to floor windows. For those days, when you only want to watch a movie and snuggle on the sofa, you will enjoy using the wooden shutters to make the atmosphere in room cosier. Wood burner with complimentary starter basket of logs for those cold and rainy days, to make your holiday special.

Cellar Games Room: Fitted with an X-box system connected to a Sony 75 inch tv, 3 gaming chairs fitted with racing steering wheel & pedals. Also a Boeing aircraft controller. There is a key to the cellar if you want to restrict 24 hour gaming!

Bedroom 1: is a Twin room with two single beds with beside tables, reading lamps and a wardrobe. 37" flat screen plasma TV with DVD player and a double sofa bed for your comfort. En-suite shower room with walk in shower cubicle, WC and a sink.

First Floor
Bedroom 2: 
The master bedroom has a king size bed, two bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers, ottoman. 37" flat-screen plasma TV with DVD player and speakers. En-suite bathroom with roll top bath and a corner walk in shower cubicle, WC and a hand wash basin.

Bedroom 3: this bedroom has a King size bed, bedside tables with reading lamps, dressing table with a chair, 2 armchairs and a wardrobe. 37" flat-screen plasma TV. En-suite with a bath, WC and a sink.

Bedroom 4: this bedroom has a Double size bed, bedside tables with reading lamps, a wardrobe and. 37" flat-screen plasma TV with DVD player and speakers. En-suite with a double walk in shower cubicle, WC and sink.

Bedroom 5: offers two Single beds, bedside tables with reading lamps, a wardrobe and a two seater sofa. 37" flat-screen plasma TV with DVD player and speakers. En-suite with a free standing roll top bath WC and sink.

Utility Area: Washing machine in Rutland Lodge are located in the utility area in the cellar

Wellswood Mews

Ground Floor

Kitchen/Diner: The dining area has a table and 4 chairs which is located close to the window. The kitchen is well equipped and has electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer (60/40), dishwasher, washing machine with dryer, microwave.

Lounge: The area is furnished with a three seater sofa with foot stool, an armchair and three coffee tables for your comfort. Smart TV 32’, DVD and books.

Bathroom: Ground floor bathroom with walk in shower, sink unit, WC and shaving point.

Patio: Paved patio area with furniture for alfresco dining or just a glass of wine. Please note that patio area is not enclosed for this property.

First Floor
Bedroom 1 
The master bedroom has a king size bed, two bedside lamps on built in shelves, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair.

Bedroom 2 this bedroom has two single beds, bedside shelves with reading lights, chest of drawers, chair and a wardrobe.

Family bathroom Tiled, contemporary bathroom with bath and a shower head attachment, WC, wash-hand basin and shaving point. The bathroom has sky light.

Garden Courtyard: in between both buildings there is a sunny courtyard for morning coffees or afternoon drinks. Area is equipped with rattan garden furniture sofa, chairs and tables for al fresco dining. From June 2019 also hot tub for 8/9 will be available for guests to use.

Parking: 5 allocated spaces in the private car park in front of the property. Please let us know in advance if you require parking for more cars.

Changeover Day: Saturday

Security Deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £500, which is payable to Original Cottages with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.

Power and Heat: Wellswood Mews electric underfloor central heating, included in rent. Rutland GC heating.

Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels are included. Please bring your own beach towels.

Shop: 0.2 miles Pub: 0.2 miles

Short Breaks: Short breaks available out of peak season.


4 dogs accepted (please bring your own dog bed).

Wi-Fi provided.

Non-smoking property.

Families with children welcome only - please note that a travel cot and a highchair can be provided by prior request.

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.

Please be aware it is a residential area there's not to be any parties or loud music into the late hours at the property.


Ideal for a family reunion, Rutland Lodge, as well as being a beautiful and interesting house, is very well equipped. The owners have obviously thought carefully about the needs of a family on holiday.

Mrs H,