The Cary Arms

By a ‘fabulously secluded’ cove, Lana de Savary’s chic hotel clings to wooded cliffs overlooking the beach. More

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The Cary Arms
Beach Road
01803 327110
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Hotel information


16. 2 on ground floor, 8 in beach huts.


all year.


lounge, bar, restaurant, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, spa (treatment rooms, plunge pool, mini-gym, steam room, sun deck), garden, terrace.

Background music

all day in bar.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in some rooms, not in conservatory.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2016] per room B&B from £195. À la carte £30. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other Credits

VisitEngland Five Star Inn

Good Hotel Guide Review

By a ‘fabulously secluded’ cove, Lana de Savary’s chic hotel clings to wooded cliffs overlooking the beach. The approach involves a ‘precipitous’ descent by road; guests who are more seafarer than landlubber could arrive by yacht at the private quay. Seaside style comes in buckets (and shrimping nets) here; ‘an appealing sense of domesticity’ reigns. Arrive to a ‘genuine welcome’, then relax in the ‘tastefully decorated’ lounge (nautical prints, pot plants, a ‘splendid’ model yacht). It is thoughtfully supplied with board games, a ‘well-stocked’ library, ‘binoculars to fully enjoy the view’. All but one of the ‘attractive’ bedrooms in the main house have a terrace or balcony, but you can get closer to the elements in one of the smart new duplex beach huts and suites set into the grassy slope overlooking the sea. Not quite unwound yet? Luxuriate in the new spa, with its glass-fronted plunge pool. Later, order a local ale in the beamed bar, then tuck in to chef Ben Kingdon’s ‘informal’, ‘beautifully cooked’ dinners – ‘seafood’s a speciality’. In the morning, a splendid breakfast buffet is ‘an uplifting start to the day’.

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Special offers

Summer Special Offer

10% off Summer bookings. Subject to availability. Minimum 2 night stay.To book, please call 01803 327110 or e-mail: To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


The Cary Arms
Beach Road

Guest comments

'On a fabulously secluded cove, with has a wide vista over the Teign estuary. The exterior is unpretentious. An extensive, layered terrace includes an enormous brick barbecue and an area for those visiting by yacht. Our first-floor room, spacious and attractive, had a private balcony, a well-produced guide for local walks, a spotless bathroom. In the lounge, binoculars enable full enjoyment of the view. There is a well-stocked library. An appealing sense of domesticity overall. In the restaurant, blue-check table cloths emphasise the informal dining; not gourmet fare, but beautifully cooked. The wine list is smallish but wide ranging; reasonably priced. This dog-friendly hotel offers a "Dog's dinner" of high quality. Breakfast had a beautiful buffet; cooked dishes made an uplifting start to the day. Service was prompt and courteous: staff attentive to the needs of young children. ' - RG - February, 2015

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