Cary Arms & Spa

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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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About Us

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.

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
16
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Beach Hut£385.00 per room (breakfast included)
Beach Suite£485.00 per room (breakfast included)
Family Suite£395.00 per room (breakfast included)
Kingsize Double£265.00 per room (breakfast included)
Seaviews and Balcony£295.00 per room (breakfast included)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Awards

  • AA AwardsAA - 1 Rosette AA - 1 Rosette 2018
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • Devon TourismVisit Devon Awards - Silver Visit Devon Awards - Silver 2019
  • Visit EnglandVisit England Gold Award Visit England Gold Award 2018
  • Taste of the West AwardsTaste of the West - Gold Taste of the West - Gold 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous Conde Nast Johansens Best Waterside Hotel 2017 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousSouth Devon and English Riviera Tourism & Hospitality Awards - Gold South Devon and English Riviera Tourism & Hospitality Awards - Gold 2018
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018 Bronze - Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018 Bronze - Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year 2018
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Visit England Visit England Silver Awards for Excellence 2020

Gradings

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

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
From £265.00

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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Average
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  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • sotrsablue
    Wallington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Mixed feelings!
    3 of 5 stars
    19th Oct 2020
    Have just stayed here for 3 nights as part of our silver wedding celebrations and to meet up with family from north Devon who travelled down to join us at Carry Arms and stay the night. First of... Read full review
  • greer97
    United Kingdom
    Excellent as always
    5 of 5 stars
    26th Oct 2020
    This was our thrid visit to the Cary Arms but our first time in a beach suite. The suite was absolutely incredible - very spacious with a lovely lounge area with a TV and a hallway leading to the... Read full review
  • AndrewWBristol
    Bristol
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Mixed service
    3 of 5 stars
    29th Nov 2020
    We spent a week in Bay Cottage. Some of the service was great, like the lady who arranged for us to stay there despite our daughter being under the normal age limit of twelve. However, much of the... Read full review

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.

Public Transport Directions

By Air- Fly to Exeter International Airport (40mins)By Train- To Newton Abbot Mainline (15mins)

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 (eg. Fax/ modem)
  • 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
  • Tennis court
  • Water sports facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking

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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Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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