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 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 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, bring a fresh sophistication to the South Devon coast. Set only feet from the sea, the two impressive Beach Suites suspended over the sea, come 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. A short walk from the inn are five secluded Cottages ranging from two to five bedrooms providing a wonderful seaside getaway for families and friends travelling together. Each has secluded gardens and terraces with fire pits and three 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.
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. Cary Spa not only offers guests tranquillity but an exclusive viewing of admired American Art illustrations, from Peter de Savary’s private collection.
The South West Coastal Path is on the doorstep and offers access to an area ripe for discovery. The walking is superb, fishing trips, water sports (including some of the best diving in the UK due to the clear waters) and horse-riding can be arranged. Tennis and Teignmouth Golf Club are nearby too. The Cary Arms & Spa is a place for all seasons and all ages and is one of the finest boutique hotels in Devon.
Babbacombe Beach, South Devon, England, TQ1 3LX