Bay Cottage

Guest House

4 Beach Road, PAIGNTON, Devon, TQ4 6AY
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About Us

Bay Cottage is an Adult only premises where we simply provide Bed & Breakfast for our guests. Our breakfasts are cooked traditionally; we don’t use microwaves or deep fat fryers. Our rooms are ideal for those who wish to spend the day exploring Torbay and eating out in the evening. Paignton seafront is just 5 minutes walk away from our front door!

If you’re looking for a cosy, en suite room with a freshly cooked breakfast served in our dining room, then you’ve come to the right place! Whether you just need some time away from the children or grandchildren, or you want to walk the South West Coast Path or explore Torbay, Bay Cottage will provide you with a place to sleep and eat breakfast.

All our rooms at Bay Cottage are en suite with complimentary toiletries and beverage tray as well as a flat screen TV. All rooms, except the single room, twin room and room three, contain an ordinary sized double bed in a cosy room. Free Wifi is available in all rooms. To view current prices, please click on the Book Now button. Breakfast and the use of our linen and towels are all included in the price of the room.

All our rooms are accessed via staircases and located on the First and Second Floors of the premises.

Breakfast is served daily between 0830 and 0900 in our light and airy Dining Room. Our speciality is the traditionally cooked, traditional English Breakfast. (Sorry, no hash browns or tinned tomatoes!) This plate consists of Sausage, Black Pudding, Egg (fried, poached or scrambled), Bacon, Baked Beans, Fried Tomato, Fried Mushrooms & Fried Bread.  We can leave out anything you don't want, but cannot substitute anything else in its place.

If a full, cooked breakfast is too much for you, please ask for the Mini Menu at check-in. This menu provides you with up to 3 items from the full English menu on either toast or fried bread. This allows you to eat a cooked breakfast without overdoing the calories or cholesterol! Check out the breakfast pictures on our blog!

We can cater for some special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free if you let us know at least 7 days before your arrival date. The menus for these diets are limited but we will do our best to provide you with a delicious breakfast.

We also provide a cereal bar and toaster to which you help yourself whilst your breakfast finishes cooking. You can choose between tea or coffee to drink as well as apple or orange juice.

While we can’t be accused of being a luxury hotel or a boutique B&B, we pride ourselves in providing clean, cosy rooms and delicious, freshly cooked breakfasts for our guests.

Check-in is between 1400 and 2100 each day. Check-out is between 0930 and 1000 on your day of depature.

We are a child-free and pet-free haven for couples looking for a relaxing and refreshing break. We welcome non-smokers.

Parking is limited in Beach Road during 8am and 6pm between 1st May and 30th September. We don't have any off-road parking but The Spinning Wheel pub, which is about 2 minutes level walk from the Guest House, provides parking for £5 per day. Between 1st October and 30th April, parking is FREE in Beach Road.

We are only 10-15 minutes level walk from the railway and coach stations in Paignton.

“We have really enjoyed staying here, it’s really home from home. Will definitely be back.” Mr & Mrs Johnson

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Opening Times

2021 opening (1 Mar 2021 - 30 Nov 2021)



Road Directions

From B3201Travel along B3201 (Esplanade road), having passed Paignton Pier; Beach road is the second road on the right; Bay Cottage is the forth hotel.

Public Transport Directions

From Train Station & Coach Station Cross the level crossing and take the second left. Then take the second right into Beach Road. Bay Cottage is just a stroll away.



  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Maximum group size - No more than 4 people per website booking. Call us if you plan to bring more than 4 guests.
  • Within 1 Mile of a Train Station - We are within easy walking distance of both the Railway and Coach Stations in Paignton.


  • Cater for vegetarians - We will do our best to provide a special diet breakfast if you give us 7 or more days notice.
  • Serve breakfast - Breakfast is served daily between 0830 and 0900

Children & Infants

  • Adult Only - We accept Adults only over the age of 18 years old.

Establishment Features

  • Beach within 2km - Paignton Seafront with its sandy beach and pier is just 5 minutes level walk from the Guest House.
  • Central heating throughout
  • Garden/patio for guests' use - The patio at the front of the house is for paying guest use only. If you smoke, please check with other users of the patio that they are happy for you to smoke in their presence.
  • Near coastal path - We are not far from the South West Coast Path. If you are a walker, please let us know when you telephone to book as we only provide single night stays for walkers.
  • Open All Year

Key Features

  • In town/city centre - We are only a few minutes level walk from Paignton town centre and a number of pubs and restaurants.
  • Non smoking establishment - Smoking and vaping are prohibited throughout the property.
  • Seafront - We are only a few minutes level walk from Paignton seafront.

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking - We have no on-site parking at Bay Cottage. Parking in Beach Road is limited to one hour in a marked bay between 0800 and 1800 daily between 1st May and 30th September. The Spinning Wheel car park provides off-road parking for £5 per day - only 2 minutes level walk from the Guest House. Between 1st October and 30th April parking is FREE in Beach Road.

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Cash accepted - Cash only accepted from guests who pre-book online or by telephone and pay a deposit using a credit card.
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Central Heating - The Central Heating is on in the evenings between 1930 and 2100 between 1st October and 30th April.
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Colour Television in all units - Flat Screen TV provided in all rooms - one per room. In the Double Rooms with Sitting Rooms the TV is located in the Sitting Room.
  • Electric shaver point - Most rooms have an electric shaver point.
  • En-suite
  • Free View TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Non smoking rooms available - All our rooms are strictly non-smoking rooms.
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • WiFi

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available - The Wi-fi is free to paying guests and is available in all rooms as well as the dining room and on the patio. We cannot guarantee the wi-fi connection.

Get in Touch

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Tel+44 01803 525729

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