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Ben Venue - Ben Venue

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From a touch of luxury to characterful heritage, experience one of our truly inspiring holiday properties.


With four poster beds, piano, pool table and elegant décor; Ben Venue is a truly charming property. Even celebrities have holidayed here!

Steeped in history, Ben Venue is an imposing listed Victorian house built in 1890, once owned by the brother of A.R Johnson wax polish empire of America. Ben Venue (HKKB) is attached to Lemon Tree Cottage (HMMS) and the owner’s apartment. In Ben Venue (HKKB), many original features are still evident, with a very grand staircase, and large chandeliers throughout as well as high ceilings which add to the charm and character of this most beautiful property. It is decorated and furnished to a very high standard, from the piano in the entrance to the four-poster beds, the large bathroom and en-suite shower rooms. There have been many famous celebrities who have visited the property over the years and enjoyed many a game of snooker on the full size snooker table - see all the photos adorning the walls including Ray Reardon, Max Bygraves and Bobby Davro to name but a few. All of the rooms have elegance about them; there are huge picture windows, and sea views from the ground and first floors. Lemon Tree Cottage has its own entrance and is also decorated to a high standard from Italian marble floors to beautiful furnishings. Torquay has so much to offer and these are the perfect properties for family get-togethers, friends reunited and celebrations. There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves, beaches and walks, with opportunities for surfing, swimming, diving, sailing, angling and to study the natural wildlife at leisure. Stunning views are to be seen just about everywhere across the bay, out over the English Channel, along the 40 miles of Lyme Bay to Portland Bill or inland towards the tors of Dartmoor. Torquay is an ideal base from which to visit Dartmouth, Totnes, Exeter and Plymouth. It is a place to relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a holiday in a classic English seaside resort. Shops and pub ¼ mile.

Spacious living room with French doors to dining conservatory with sea views. Large dining room. Billiard room with full-size snooker table and sea views. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with gas/electric range and breakfast area. Utility. Sun room. Separate toilet. Lower ground floor: Games room with seating area. First floor: Study with TV. Double bedroom with sea views, door leading to twin bedroom, and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, shower cubicle (jet shower) and toilet. Double bedroom with four-poster bed and wash basin. Three further double bedrooms, each with 5ft, four-poster bed, two with sea views and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

  • Electricity and full gas central heating included (Winter £35 per week, £30 per short break)
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Gas/electric range included
  • Freezer
  • Large, lawned garden and furniture
  • Secure cycle store
  • Full-size snooker table
  • NB: Water fountain in garden

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • No smoking

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  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2016
    Excellent venue for large family groups, friends reunions, etc. Good facilities and range of equipment. Local bus leaves from end of drive into Torquay hourly in daytime so suss this out early if fed up driving everywhere. Sneakily practice your snooker before travel so you can amaze people with your natural talent.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2016
    Amazing home. Lovely host. Plenty of space. Very personal home. A super enjoyable holiday. Thank you Kay x

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/02/2016
    We all had a great time.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/10/2015
    An excellent place to stay for a large group or family as plenty of room to spread out and the snooker room was a real hit in the evenings. Slightly faded grandeur, but that only added to the charm. An enormous house!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/10/2015
    Very enjoyable stay

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews collected by Reevoo
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