Wellswood is a small village in the heart of Torquay, close to the town centre and harbour. It has a strong community spirit and with multiple independent shops and boutiques, Wellswood is the ideal place to call home.
Once home to the Hotel Gleneagles, the original inspiration behind the British sitcom 'Fawlty Towers', Wellswood has many hidden gems amongst its small town.
Eating out in Wellswood
Me and Mrs Jones Artisan Café
Wellswood is in abundance of independent shops and cafes, with the main high street of Wellswood offering a range of delicacies. Me and Mrs Jones is a firm favourite for the locals where you can find a delicious range of local artisan cheeses and other local produce. This traditional delicatessen also offers a dog-friendly cafe, open daily.
Naughty But Nice Patisserie
Another favourite in the village of Wellswood is the Naughty But Nice Patisserie, located on the main high street. Owned by a gentleman called Phillippe, he has brought his skills learnt in France to the stunning area of Torquay. Naughty But Nice is a warm place to go to relax with a cup of coffee, and not forgetting a deliciously decadent slice of cake!
Local Attractions in Wellswood
Babbacombe Cliff Railway
Built in 1926, Babbacombe Cliff Railway is a funicular railway that shuttles thousands of holidaymakers to and from Oddicombe Beach. With stunning scenery surrounding, the Railway provides a helpful service to the locals and tourists where they can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere as they travel to and from the water's edge.
With so much to do in Torquay, it'll be hard to find yourself without something to do. Especially with regular variety shows and theatre performances taking place at The Babbacombe Theatre. A popular attraction for all in Torquay, the Babbacombe Theatre boasts the longest running season in England, and with regular Christmas shows, you'll never be short of a good show to go and see.
The Great Outdoors
A short walk from Torquay harbour, you will find the stunning Meadfoot beach. Here you can pull up a deckchair and enjoy the breathtaking views whilst listening to the sound of the sea. With a promenade along the Meadfoot beach stretch, this is the perfect place if you're looking for an active lifestyle. Let's not forget, you can follow in the footsteps of Agatha Christie, as close to Meadfoot Beach is the Agatha Christie Mile.
Babbacombe Beach lies just east of Torquay, and with an unspoilt coastline, this shingle beach is a little bit of heaven with it's stunning views and calm waters. You can take a stroll along the Downs, or if you fancy yourself as a bit of a fisherman, head down to Babbacombe Beach and see what you can find.
A beautiful green space in Wellswood with breathtaking views over the coastline, Meadfoot Green is a popular place to visit for the locals and tourists who visit each year. This pretty open green space offers an afternoon escape to enjoy a stroll whilst discovering the local area. It's also the perfect place to bring your family and friends for a picnic in the summer!
Sports and Leisure
Cary Arms & Spa on the Beach
With a perfect location, Cary Arms & Spa on the Beach boasts coastal charm and is one of the leading luxury hotels in Devon. This sought-after destination sits on the stunning Babbacombe Beach in Wellswood offering seaside gastro dining and a tranquil spa on the beach. Why not come down to Cary Arms & Spa on the Beach and unwind with a bespoke spa treatment, or meet a friend for a delicious lunch on the restaurant terrace.
Sachs Lodge, Torquay
Sachs Lodge, Torquay
With so much to do and so much to see, Wellswood in Torquay really is the perfect place to retire. Sachs Lodge is a beautiful development of retirement homes situated in this stunning town of Wellswood, offering one and two bedroom apartments. If you're looking for an active lifestyle, the South West Coastal Path is just a short distance away, and yet is in the perfect location for all your daily amenities.
To find out more about this popular location, visit our Show Complex which is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and our dedicated Sales Team will be pleased to accompany you on a private tour of the development. Or, please call us on 01803 896535 for more information.