Cary Arms & Spa

Babbacombe, Devon

Perched above pebbly Babbacombe beach and bay, in the lee of tree-covered cliffs, this family-friendly hotel mixes traditional seaside inn with New England chic. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Above pebbly Babbacombe beach and bay, in the lee of tree-covered cliffs, this family-friendly hotel mixes traditional seaside inn with New England chic. Spread over several levels, to make the most of the mesmerising sea views, the core is a stone-built inn with a comfortably traditional lounge of seafaring memorabilia, and bar restaurant with exposed-stone walls, chunky wooden furniture and log-burner. Edward, Prince of Wales, once took tea on the lawn. Food is above-average pub fare with lots of local references: Brixham scallops with cauliflower and thyme purée, perhaps, local fish with pesto-nut crust as well as home-made pies, fish and chips, and good vegetarian choices. Bedrooms are light and spare with milk-white walls, breezy colours in cushions and curtains, contemporary local art, vintage posters, and all but one with a sea view. Split between main inn and chic beach chalets – the latter with mezzanine bedrooms – all have hi-tech music systems, fresh water and sloe gin. The beach-front suites sit above the water’s edge. Add garden terraces, glass-fronted spa, walks and watery activities and all should be happy.

Hotel details

Address

Beach Road
Babbacombe
Devon
TQ1 3LX
England

Telephone

01803 327110

Bedrooms

18. 6 beach huts, 2 beach suites, unsuitable for disabled. Plus 7 self-catering cottages.

Open

all year.

Facilities

saloon, bar/restaurant (vegetarian menu), in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa (hydrotherapy pool, gym, steam room), garden, parking, EV charging, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

all day in inn, saloon and spa.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £25.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms (£20 per night).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £230, beach huts from £355, singles from £184. À la carte £40, vegetarian/vegan £28, spa use £25. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

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Special offers

Three Nights for the price of Two Summer Cottages Special Offer

Coastal outdoor living … cottage style! LAST MINUTE AVAILABITY – 3 FOR 2 OFFER! Make the most of the outdoors this June & July! Enjoy a family BBQ, relax with a board game in your private garden or sun terrace while admiring the stunning sea views. Take advantage of this 3 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 2 OFFER! https://www.caryarms.co.uk/tariff/special-breaks/3-for-2-offer-summer-cottages-offer/32. When booking, please mention the Good Hotel Guide.


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