Headland View

Guest House

37 Babbacombe Downs Road, Babbacombe, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ1 3LN
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Headland View

About Us

Headland View is an intimate Bed and Breakfast set within a Victorian townhouse, dating back to the 1870s.  Babbacombe Downs is made up of a number of small hotels and Bed and Breakfasts.  Headland View is one of only three bed and breakfast offering panoramic, unobstructed sea views looking over the spectacular world heritage coast of Lyme Bay.

Positioned directly on Babbacombe Downs, Headland View has six individual bedrooms. Four having French doors opening onto beautiful balconies, ideal to sit and relax while taking in the magnificent sea views and observe the many activities the Downs has to offer. Alternatively choose one of our delightful rear view rooms, top floor room offers a standard double or first floor room offers either super-king or twin beds.

On arrival you will be welcomed into our sun lounge to enjoy a choice of teas and coffee, along with a slice of home made cake.  Take time to relax and unwind, whilst enjoying the beautiful view. When you’re ready, we will show you to your room where you’ll find soothing décor, comfortable beds, fresh linen and fluffy towels.

Please be aware that we do not accept infants or children.  The maximum occupancy for any of our rooms is two people.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accept dogs.

Our passion is to ensure every guest receives the best experience possible and has a rejuvenating stay with us.

Headland View has retained many of it's original Victorian features and architecture, with a sun lounge and pretty dinning room adjacent both to the front overlooking the sea, for you to enjoy your traditional freshly cooked breakfast or chose one of the daily specials pancakes with maple syrup, omelette, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on English toasted muffin, french toast accompanied with fresh fruit . All accompanied by cereals, fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, fruit yogurts and toast with conserves and marmalade, with choice of teas or fresh coffee.

David and David  will ensure a relaxing and memorable stay. A great place to stay for visiting the surrounding area of Torquay, Paighton, Brixham, Dartmouth, Dartmoor and the southwest coastal path. Ideally located for lovely blue flag beaches with a great choice of traditional English pubs and a large variety of restaurants nearby. Headland View, more than just the view.

Parking can be in high demand, particularly during the summer period.  We have on-site complimentary parking, parking is now based upon a first come first parked basis, please request parking at time of booking, and subject to availability. two night stays, in peak months only available closer to arrival.

Headland View, Babbacombe is located on Babbacombe Downs, approximately two and half miles from Torquay.  Walking into Torquay will take around 45 minutes, with most of the walk being down hill.  We recommend using public transport (Stagecoach) when coming from Torquay to Headland View, due to the steep hills.  Buses leave from outside Debenhams department store across from Torquay Harbour, the route is serviced by the number 22 or the number 122 through the season.

There are lots of attractions around Babbacombe, why not visit the Babbacombe Model Village, Bygones Museum, The Babbacombe Cliff Railway or The Babbacombe Theatre.  Kent's Cavern is also close by.

We look forward to welcoming you to Headland View on the English Riviera.

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Guide Prices

Room rates start from £75 -£99 sea view rooms with balconies in peak summer season. Twin and Super King rooms available


  • Visit EnglandGold Gold 2019
  • AA AwardsAA Breakfast Award AA Breakfast Award 2018


  • 4 AA Stars Guest House
4 AA Stars Guest House

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Openings 2020 (18 Mar 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)

* Extended season plus the festive period



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Recent Reviews:

  • Vjkane72
    Memorable Short Break
    5 of 5 stars
    8th Aug 2020
    Just returned back from our short break at the Headland View B&B. It is easy to find and was very clean and tidy. Our host David was very welcoming and friendly. Nothing was any trouble for him and... Read full review
  • AnnaBelle0904
    Orlando, Florida
    Anything but Ordinary
    5 of 5 stars
    8th Aug 2020
    If you can meet the conditions of stay at this establishment, then you're probably in for the BEST B&B stay of your life, like I had. This accommodation is owner-run and managed, by someone with not... Read full review
  • JGtraveller1
    Camberley, United Kingdom
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    Stunning views - lovely little B&B
    5 of 5 stars
    10th Sept 2020
    Just returned from an excellent 3 night stay at the Headland View B&B. We had a top floor, sea view room. The views are stunning, well worth the price purely for the view. The B&B is well situated... Read full review


Road Directions

From M5 to A38 to A380. Follow A379 coast road through Teignmouth and Shaldon to Babbacombe and turn left onto seafront.

Public Transport Directions

From Torquay - 2 milesWill collect free of charge from railway and bus station.



  • Free Wi-Fi available


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast - Full English, continental and alternative menus.

Children & Infants

  • Adult Only
  • Unsuitable for Children

Establishment Features

  • Beach within 2km
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Central heating throughout
  • Exclusive Use
  • Free car parking - limited to first 4 rooms booked
  • Garden/patio for guests' use - Rooms with Balconies
  • Ironing facilities
  • Near coastal path
  • Sea Views
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Non smoking establishment
  • Seafront

Languages spoken

  • German spoken
  • Swedish spoken

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course - nearby, 1 mile.

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - On hotel front.

Room / Unit Features

  • Central Heating
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Colour Television in all units
  • Free View TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge - Available to guests on ground floor
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Non smoking rooms available - All rooms non smoking
  • Radio in all bedrooms - within TV channel selection
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • WiFi

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available - free

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211 enquiries@englishrivierabid.co.uk

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