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The Elmdene Bed & Breakfast

  • Rathmore Road
  • Chelston
  • Torquay
  • Devon
  • TQ2 6NZ
Guest Accommodation


  • Adults Only
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Close to Beach
  • Close to Golf Course
  • Close to Shops
  • Garden
  • Garden - Open/semi-enclosed
  • Historic Romantic
  • Licensed Bar
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Sea Views
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • 6 boutique ensuite rooms
  • Exclusively for adults
  • 5 Star Multi Award-winner
  • Breakfast Award
  • Free Parking & WiFi
  • Beach & station 300m

About this 5 Star Bed and Breakfast

The Elmdene is a 5 Star Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Torquay just 300 metres from the beach and station and 250 metres from the Riviera Conference Centre.  Six stunning king-size boutique rooms are available at an affordable price with an Enjoy England Award-winning Breakfast included in your stay.  Accommodation is exclusively for adults and perfect for couples, business guests and single occupancy.  Relax in our beautifully refurbished sun lounge or guest lounge bar with free WiFi, and enjoy a peaceful location on one of Torquay's attractive tree lined streets. 

We're a multi award-winning Bed and Breakfast, awarded a Taste of the West Gold Award in 2016, and voted the best B&B in Devon by Visit Devon in 2014.  The local press has also awarded us the 'Tourism Business of the Year.'  Our luxury bedrooms are the ideal base for a romantic getaway to the seaside, and our friendly attentive service ensures a memorable stay.

Guest Rooms

Each of our six guest rooms has its own unique character and style, decorated to the highest standards and all with contemporary ensuite facilities and king-size beds.  Facilities in all rooms include large flat-screen TVs with movies on demand, hairdryers, leather chairs, a silent running fridge, well stocked refreshment trays with tea and coffee making facilities, as well as an iron and ironing board, bathrobes and complimentary fine toiletries.

  • Superior Room 1 - a large luxury ensuite on the first floor with dual front and side aspect, a king-size bed, en-suite shower room and a 42" flat-screen TV.
  • Superior Room 2 - a luxurious and spacious en-suite with an adjoining lounge located on the first floor with a dual front and side aspect.  The lounge has a 32" flat-screen TV.
  • Deluxe King Room 3 - a large and comfortable en-suite appointed to the same excellent standard as superior rooms, located on the first floor with a double side aspect.  Stylishly decorated with a spacious en-suite shower room and a 32" flat-screen TV.
  • Deluxe King Room 4 - a very spacious room also appointed to the same high standard as Superior Rooms with a 32" flat-screen TV. Located to the rear with a dual aspect and an en-suite shower room.
  • Standard King Room 5 - a comfortable en-suite tastefully appointed and situated on the second floor with a front view across to parkland. This room has protruding joists and angled walls adding extra character and includes 2 comfy chairs, an en-suite shower room and a flat-screen TV.
  • Classic King Room 6 - a spacious second floor room also with protruding joists adding extra character and a side aspect window.  This room has an en-suite shower room and includes a 32" flat-screen TV.

Award-winning Breakfast

A delicious award-winning breakfast menu is served in our Victorian dining room - choose from a selection of cereals, yoghurts and fruit juices, before ordering a home cooked full English breakfast.  Tea and coffee are also served with your breakfast, as is toast and preserves.  All of our ingredients are locally sourced where possible.

Other Things to Note

A lawned garden area is to the front and a large private car park is available with free parking for all our guests.  The B&B overlooks a large park from the front.

No stag or hen bookings please, and luxury accommodation is child and pet free.  There is free internet access in the guest lounge, and WiFi is available throughout most of the building.

A non-refundable deposit worth 25% of the cost of your booking is required to secure your room.


Note 2 night minimum stay in March, April, May and October.  4 night minimum stay in June, July, August and September.  Please enquire directly for full availability and last minute special offers. 

Exclusive accommodation for adults - no children under 18 years please.

Rooms are available for check-in from 3pm to 7pm - earlier or later check-in is by prior arrangement with owners Tracy or David.

Around and About

The seaside town of Torquay offers a wealth of attractions, award-winning sandy beaches and activities.

Take a stroll along the nearby South West Coastal Path, England's longest designated footpath that stretches along the coasts of Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset.

The Elmdene is within easy walking distance of Torquay harbour, the Pier and Princess Theatre, the Coastal Zoo, best beaches, Fleet Walk shopping precinct and the Pavilion.

Fishing is particularly popular in the area, with a number of freshwater lakes in the nearby Stoke Gabriel and Totnes. Torbay also offers a number of great restaurants, bars and nightclubs.


From the M5 take the A380 to Torquay.  From Newton Abbot follow the A3022 towards town centre.  At Torre railway station the road splits into two lanes, take the right hand lane signposted seafront.

Follow Avenue Road, through one set of traffic lights, at next set of lights turn right into Walnut Road.  Drive 100m down Walnut Road and Elmdene is in front of you.  Turn right into our free private car park.



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