The garden

We are very pleased to announce that in 2011 we were placed first in two categories of the Bay Blooms competition which is organised by Torbay Council. 

The quiet and secluded south facing gardens are an ideal place to relax and unwind. Sets of tables and chairs, sun loungers and reclining chairs are provided for guests to use.

The gardens include, terraced flower and shrub borders, small secluded woodland area, barbecue area and large area of lawn for your enjoyment.

When relaxing in the garden you can enjoy the bird song from the many visiting birds such as Robins, Goldfinch, Jays and many more species.

The old oak tree

Following over 150 years providing shade and beauty to the gardens of Vomero the much loved Lucombe Oak tree had to be felled for safety reasons by a team of four professionals in 2008.

John and Angela the resident proprietors made the decision to keep a large proportion of the trunk in the garden as a reminder of this once great tree. It now serves as a home to wildlife and it is hoped that over time additional plants placed around the base will grow to soften the appearance of the stump.


In previous years an oak tree which had to be felled was later used to make kitchen units for the apartments and a felled ash tree was used to make bed frames.

When the Lucombe Oak was felled the smaller branches were chipped and then placed on the garden borders and some logs were placed around the garden to provide a habitat for wildlife.


Here are some of the recent comments we have received from guests who have mentioned our garden. To read more, or to write you own comment please take a look at our guest comments page.

The garden is wonderful

1 September 2012

We stayed here for a very nice time in the Verona apartment. The house is beautiful and the garden is wonderful. Thank you

Sabine and Frank

Thank you John & Angela, our stay at Vomero was most enjoyable. The apartments were excellent, you thought of everything to the smallest detail.The hard work that both of you put into the apartments & garden is there for all to see in this quality holiday accomodation.We would have no problem whatsoever in recommending the Vomero to our family & friends. Once again thanks for making our holiday most enjoyable.

Mal & Paul
Coedpoeth North Wales

Thank you. This was more than 'home from home' it was more like being at home in a hotel. We especially loved the gardens so peaceful like paradise.

Gunter and Helen

Thank you for living in 'Merry Old England' your villa Vomero offers a stunning view over Torbay. We always admired the wonderful flowers in your garden.

Frank and Marlies

This is a beautiful house and garden. Everything was perfect. We enjoyed our stay here very much. Thank you.

Rita and Andreas

Something for everyone

25 February 2011

Something for everyone... lots of character; elegant; tranquil; history; great kids zone; gardens....We had an excellent break. Thanks

Harrison family

Beautiful apartment, very comfortable, excellent facilities. Good view, lovely garden in a secluded position. Would recommend.

Steve and Chris


3 December 2010

Simply beautiful! The rooms are spacious and cosy at the same time. The owners are helpful and kind. The garden is amazing with squirrels and birds every morning and the view from the balcony was stunning. Will be back soon!

Christopher and Tabita

Superb accomodation

7 November 2010

As soon as you walk through the front entrance doorway you will fall in love with this house. You are instantly overcome with a sense of warmness ,and friendliness such a lovely house to stay in.

The house sits in a prominent position in lovely gardens that during summer would be a fantastic place to relax and read a book whilst soaking up the sun.

Inside the house the apartments are large clean and well thought out in layout,we can guarantee that when you first walk into the hallway you will stop and stare in amazement at how beautiful it is.

Still retaining most of its period fittings and boasting a staircase that would grace any mansion house we spent a lot of time admiring the house. If you are lucky to book one of the apartments with a balcony you will have the extra treat of a view over Torbay and you can sit out in the evening and watch the sun set.

 We couldnt have asked for nicer people than John and Angela they look after thier guests and are always happy to help or answer questions. We will be staying again and would recommend Vomero apartments for a friendly relaxing stay to anyone. Thanks to John and Angela we enjoyed our stay with you in November.

Steve and Janette

just gets better

26 September 2010

We have just returned from our 2nd visit this year and its so lovely to have such a warm and welcoming recepion from John and Angela. There's nothing much more to say other than we have been home for less than 3hrs and have already booked for next year! Such a beautiful house and gardens and NOTHING is to much trouble, there's everything you need and if not available John and Angela will come to your help.

Alan and Margaret


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