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Cary Arms & Spa

Type:Hotel

Beach Road, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LX
5 Visit England Stars 5 AA Stars 5 AA Stars 5 AA Stars 5 AA Stars 5 AA Stars 5 AA Stars Inn

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Cary Arms & Spa, Babbacombe, Torquay
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Special Offers

  • SEASONAL COASTAL SPA BREAK

    Our 2 night Seasonal Spa Breaks include: 

    • A 2 night stay in a Luxury Seaview Room or chic Beach Hut
    •  Breakfast each morning
    • A 60mins bespoke Spa Treatment 
    • Use of the spa facilities

     Spring  Spa Breaks (April, May & June)
    "Awaken your senses through Spring" with the Awaken Journey (60 mins treatment)
     

    Summer Spa Breaks (July, August & September)
    "Protect your skin & feel the Glow" 
    Restorative Massage (60 mins treatment)
     

    Autumn/Winter Breaks (September, October & November)
    "Re-align your Wellbeing"
    Crystal Facial
    or
    Calming Journey
    (60 mins treatment)

    From £320 per person in a Luxury Seaview Room
    From £375 per person in a chic Beach Hut

    Subject to availability all year round until 23rd Decmber 2024
     

    Book on-line or call us 01803 327110 or email enquiries@caryarms.co.uk 

     

    Accommodation Offers - redeem this special offer between 19/04/2024 and 23/12/2024

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About

With the personality and values of a traditional English inn and the luxurious style and facilities of a boutique hotel, the Cary Arms & Spa offers you a relaxed and modern getaway making the most of its sensational coastal location and breath-taking views. Set in a remarkable position overlooking Babbacombe Bay and miles of seascape along the Jurassic Coast, the inn and surrounding grounds have been sympathetically restored and remodelled to offer stylish and spacious accommodation designed to rival the best hotels in the country – the English Riviera reborn.

The eight “New England” style guest rooms in the inn are chic and restful in muted coastal shades and feature stunning sea views, contemporary en-suite bathrooms and private sea-facing terraces. Adjoining the inn are two spacious suites with their own sunbathing terraces and fire-pits. A further eight new Beach Huts and Suites, which opened Summer 2016, bring a fresh sophistication to the South Devon coast. The clean, elegant lines of the six duplex Beach Huts are partnered with bold-print fabrics and contemporary furnishings, reflecting the fluid lines and colours of the coast. Top international designs and art-work have been hand-picked from Italy and France. Set only feet from the sea, each Beach Hut comes with a wide sun-bathing terrace, a luxurious sofa in front of a romantic fire and a huge mezzanine level bed with outstanding views out to sea. The two impressive Beach Suites suspended over the sea combine further exceptional facilities with privacy for the ultimate in romantic retreats. Five secluded Cottages ranging from three to five bedrooms provide a wonderful seaside getaway for families and friends travelling together.

A short walk from the inn, each has secluded gardens and terraces with fire pits and three of them are dog friendly. Dining at the inn is relaxed and friendly. Daily changing menus from the talented local Chef Steve Poyner reflect his love of the area and the coast and country in equal measure. Provenance is key and local suppliers provide an abundance of excellent fresh ingredients. Expect superb Devon beef, Lyme Bay lobster and line caught seafood sitting along side delicious traditional English heritage dishes. Private groups are also welcomed to enjoy any of the superb dining locations – from the convivial atmosphere of the inn, to the beautiful conservatory, or from the al fresco Captain’s Table overlooking the bay to the romantic glass sphere “Pod”.

The sublime Cary Spa sits above the inn, and boasts uninterrupted vistas of the unspoilt Jurassic coastline from a beautiful sun deck and a dramatic glass fronted hydrotherapy pool and relaxation room. Three treatment rooms, including a couple’s massage room, offer a range of treatments from leading marine-themed French beauty and skincare brand Thalgo. An innovative mood-enhancing aromatherapy light shower, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and a gymnasium are also available for rest and relaxation. Cary Spa not only offers guests tranquillity but an exclusive viewing of admired American Art illustrations, from Peter de Savary’s private collection.

During your stay at the Cary Arms, why not ....

Discover the stunning South Devon coast on board of this classic wooden sailing yacht "Escapehttps://www.caryarms.co.uk/activities/grown-up-fun/new-for-2019-escape

or learn more about the local history of the English Riviera by joing a guided walk https://www.caryarms.co.uk/activities/grown-up-fun/guided-walks-on-the-english-riviera

 

2024-2025 Festive Season

Enjoy Devon Christmas & New Year Breaks with all the trimmings

Spend time with friends and family this Christmas and make your escape to our magical coastal hideaway in Devon. Relax, recharge and avoid the yuletide mayhem of staying at home with one of our special packages. The best seasonal dishes with an inspired gastro-inn twist await, along with fabulous entertainment, roaring log fires and the warmest ambiance. For truly memorable Christmas holidays Devon is the place to be.

Festive Breaks
Spend Christmas or New Year in Devon and join us for our special House Party celebrations at Cary Arms. 

Download our Christmas & New Year Brochure

Festive Parties
This Christmas celebrate in comfort and style at Cary Arms, Babbacombe with our delicious Christmas Lunch and Dinner menu. A perfect excuse to get together with friends, work colleagues or family members for a pre festive meal!
Don't fancy driving home, why not stay the night in one of our Luxury sea view room from £195 per night per room including VAT and a full English breakfast the following morning for two.

Download our Festive Celebrations Brochure



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ENGLISH RIVIERA WALKING FESTIVAL
We welcome walkers taking part in the English Riviera Walking Festival and can offer:

* Packed lunches at £12.50 each including sandwich, crisps, fruit and a bottle of water
* Breakfasts from 8am 
* Drying facilities
* Dog-friendly (Luxury Seaview Rooms, Beach Huts, Suites and Cottages) with a welcome doggy bag, dog's dinner and a dog-friendly beach
* Use of walking books

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Gradings

  • 5 AA Stars Inn
  • 5 Visit England Stars Inn
5 AA Stars Inn 5 Visit England Stars Inn

Awards

  • Visit EnglandRose Rose 2023
  • Devon TourismVisit Devon Awards - Silver Visit Devon Awards - Silver 2022
  • Devon TourismDevon Tourism Awards - Bronze Devon Tourism Awards - Bronze 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousSouth West England Tourism Excellence Awards - Bronze South West England Tourism Excellence Awards - Bronze 2021
  • Visit England Visit England Silver Awards for Excellence 2020
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousCondé Nast Johansens Award - Winner Condé Nast Johansens Award - Winner 2022

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      5 of 5 stars
    • Location
      5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      1110
    • Very Good
      203
    • Average
      75
    • Poor
      30
    • Terrible
      20

    Recent Reviews:

    • Explore64759433068
      Fabulous weekend
      5 of 5 stars
      10/06/2024
      We stayed for 2 nights mini moon, and were very well welcomed and looked after. Fabulous beach hut, sea views, food and spa all fabulous. Thankyou to all the staff, for making our stay memorable... Read full review
    • GP_AP686
      Bedford, United Kingdom
      Wonderful Stay - what a stunning location!
      5 of 5 stars
      11/06/2024
      We had a wonderful overnight stay last week at The Cary Arms. What a lovely experience! Great staff, fantastic food and Amazing views! Such a wonderful location with stunning views. We really enjoyed... Read full review
    • Sharon324
      Portishead, England, United Kingdom
      Great hotel
      5 of 5 stars
      15/06/2024
      We had a great few days at this hotel. The location is stunning, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is super. It’s a good spot to relax but there are also some picturesque walks... Read full review

    Facilities

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)
    • Accept children all ages
    • Cot
    • Facilities for children
    • Highchair

    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Pets accepted
    • Pets accepted by arrangement

    Facilities

    Catering

    • Serve evening meal

    Facilities

    Other

    • Free Wi-Fi available

    Room / Unit Features

    • Free Wi-Fi

    Facilities

    Room / Unit Features

    • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available

    Facilities

    Catering

    • Bar

    Establishment Features

    • Licenced for alcohol

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking On Site

    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Restaurant

    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Sea Views

    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Spa Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Spa Treatments

    Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Swimming pool

    Facilities

    Other

    • Accept Children over 7
    • Free Wi-Fi available

    Catering

    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Local Produce English Breakfast
    • Restaurant
    • Serve breakfast
    • Serve evening meal
    • Serve lunch
    • Serves Local Food

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)
    • Accept children all ages
    • Accept Children Over 3
    • Children's videos/DVDs available
    • Cot
    • Facilities for children
    • Highchair

    Establishment Features

    • 24 hr return laundry service
    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Beach within 100m
    • Beach within 2km
    • Business facilities
    • Central heating throughout
    • Conference facilities
    • Event venue
    • Family Friendly
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Ironing facilities
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Licenced for alcohol
    • Licenced for civil marriages
    • Near coastal path
    • Night porter
    • Open All Year
    • Pets accepted
    • Pets accepted by arrangement
    • Real log/coal fires
    • Restaurant
    • Sea Views
    • Separate guests' lounge
    • Spa Facilities
    • Wedding Venue
    • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

    Key Features

    • Family
    • Film or TV location
    • Inn
    • Non smoking establishment
    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
    • Romantic
    • Seafront - Babbacombe

    Languages spoken

    • French spoken
    • Staff Fluent in Languages - French

    Leisure Facilities

    • Access to golf course
    • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking
    • Fishing
    • Games Room
    • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities - Beauty Facilities Only
    • Spa Treatments
    • Swimming pool
    • Tennis court
    • Watersports facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking
    • Parking On Site

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • American Express accepted
    • Cash & Cheque accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Room / Unit Features

    • CD Player in all bedrooms
    • Colour television in all bedrooms
    • DVD Player
    • DVD Player in all bedrooms
    • Electric shaver point
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
    • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
    • iPod Dock
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Radio in all bedrooms
    • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
    • TV in all bedrooms
    • Washer/Dryer
    • WiFi

    Specialist Features

    • Christmas/New Year Programme
    • Honeymoon Breaks
    • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
    • Mobile Phone Reception
    • Pets (Proprietors) on premises
    • Special provisions for cyclists
    • Special provisions for walkers

    Travel & Trade

    • Packed lunches available
    • Wi-fi available

    Venue Facilities

    • Area for musician/band
    • Beach adajacent for photography
    • Catering available in house
    • Champagne breakfast available
    • Child care facility available
    • Choice of marriage rooms
    • Dedicated wedding planner
    • Garden/grounds available for photography
    • Late licence for evening receptions
    • Overnight accommodation available
    • Sea views available for photography

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    Opening Dates and Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From the M5 at Exeter, follow sign for the A380 to Torquay. At Ashcombe Cross, branch left then take second exit B3192 signposted to Teignmouth. On entering Teignmouth, at bottom of hill by traffic lights, turn right signposted Torquay A379. Cross the River Teign and continue following signs to Torquay. At mini roundabout continue forward on the A379 signposted Babbacombe, Sea Front. Proceed pass Babbacombe Model Village and Bygones, straight on after traffic lights. Turn left onto Babbacombe Downs Road, continue along the Downs with the sea on your left finally turn right onto Beach Road.

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      0.06 miles away
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    3. In 2007 the English Riviera was designated a Global Geopark and is one of just 7 sites in…

      0.18 miles away
    4. Beautiful Babbacombe Downs has the highest cliff top promenade in England, and on a clear…

      0.35 miles away
    5. Built in 1926, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday…

      0.36 miles away
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      0.45 miles away
    8. Hidden away between Babbacombe and St. Marychurch, Tessier Gardens is a small and…

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      Step into a world of miniature marvels!

      Bring back those…

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