The Cary Arms

Step out of your yacht, if you have it, and on to the private jetty at Lana de Savary’s cliff-face hotel, on a ‘fabulously secluded’ cove; the rest of us will descend the winding road and admire the wide vista over the Teign estuary. More

Contact details

The Cary Arms
Beach Road
Babbacombe
Devon
TQ1 3LX
England
01803 327110

Hotel information

Bedrooms

16. 2 on ground floor, 8 in beach huts and suites, 2 in cottages. Plus 3 self-catering cottages.

Open

all year.

Facilities

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, terraces.

Background music

all day in bar.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some rooms, not in conservatory.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

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

Other reviews

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Good Hotel Guide Review

Step out of your yacht, if you have it, and on to the private jetty at Lana de Savary’s cliff-face hotel, on a ‘fabulously secluded’ cove; the rest of us will descend the winding road and admire the wide vista over the Teign estuary. ‘The exterior is unpretentious’, but come in to ‘a genuine, good-humoured welcome’ and ‘an appealing sense of domesticity’. Seasidey touches throughout include yachting memorabilia, binoculars for scanning the horizon, and buckets and spades for children, who are particularly welcome. (Dogs are liberally catered for, too, with a ‘high-quality dog’s dinner’, and a ‘well-produced guide of local walks’ for mutt and master.) The by-the-seaside atmosphere carries through to the ‘spacious, attractive’ bedrooms. Choose to stay in one of the new, chic beach huts that have popped up, with a private terrace, in a sheltered, sunny spot in the grounds. In good weather, dine on local chef Ben Kingdon’s Devon crab, West Country pork or Lyme Bay lobster on the ‘extensive, layered terrace’ (‘blue-check tablecloths emphasise the informal dining’). When cooler air blows in, find a spot by the log stove in the rustic bar. (RG)

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The Cary Arms
Beach Road
Babbacombe
Devon
TQ1 3LX

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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