Headland View

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37 Babbacombe Downs Road, Babbacombe, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ1 3LN
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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, Paignton, 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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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
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021


  • 4 AA Stars Guest House
4 AA Stars Guest House

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Openings 2021 (18 Mar 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)

* Extended season plus the festive period



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Alan D
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      5 of 5 stars
      2nd Oct 2021
      Such a great setup ! We booked late but that didn’t stop David giving us the best welcome he could. He was there to greet us. Took us and baggage to our room. The room was clean and comfy and the... Read full review
    • kieranWhelan
      Cheltenham, United Kingdom
      Great accommodation and host.
      5 of 5 stars
      16th Oct 2021
      Could not be better. David was excellent, breakfast was brilliant, rooms clean, views from the front facing bedrooms are fantastic. Great for walking to or visiting Torquay but nicely quieter... Read full review
    • RobinGibson1
      Great place, great location, great host!
      5 of 5 stars
      17th Oct 2021
      We spent three nights at Headland View and it couldn't have been better. A place with character in a great location, and a room with a super view over the bay and a balcony to admire it from; comfy... 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

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    • Wi-fi available - free

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