Bay Cottage

Torquay, Devon
Self-catering
+44 (0)1803 327110
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Bird-filled woods behind you and the sparkling bay in front create instant holiday feelings at this roomy, semi-detached Victorian cottage

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

It’s very cosy and comfortable downstairs in the open-plan living area with family pictures, art old and new, Scrabble, books and a wood-burner to take any chill off. Another sitting room upstairs has a desk for working with sea views – a great spot for inspiration. One bedroom is on the ground floor, the other upstairs, both are en suite and have the views.

A large, decked terrace has chairs for lounging and a table for outdoor eating, along with a barbecue. Lovely to sizzle something fresh and tasty while you open the wine and gaze over the bay. If you don’t feel like cooking then a five-minute walk will take you down to the Inn for breakfast, lunch, a cream tea or dinner. You can borrow kayaks, organise a wooden yacht or a Land Rover tour, just ask.

Walk all day on the South West Coast Path, swim from the gentle pebbled bay or wander ten-minutes to a red sandy beach. Return to a decanter of sloe gin, robes and slippers.

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We think you'll love

  • Having so much space indoors. It's really big for four people with two sitting rooms
  • Wandering down to the sea for an early morning dip
  • Lighting the wood-burner and snuggling down to watch the weather do its worst
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You should know

  • No dogs or children under 12
  • When you're outside you overlook the garden of the cottage next door
  • It's a steep and narrow road down, and back up

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 3 nights in high season.
Closed
January.
Meals
Breakfast £16.50 per person.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £365
Weekly price
from £2380
1 Cottage for 4
From £3653 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

Lots of space in this semi-detached Victorian cottage with deck overlooking the water and just a five-minute walk down to the Inn if you're feeling lazy about cooking. Would also be a good spill-over spot for larger groups taking Cove Cottage next door.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspection

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Location

The neighbourhood

Book a session in the spa at the Inn if you want some pampering. There are shops for stocking up in St Marychurch, Cockington is a picturesque village to explore and you'll find a manor house with tea rooms, galleries and gardens. Torre Abbey at Torquay is a ten-minute drive, Broadsands 20-25 mins and Berry Pomeroy Castle nearby. Greenway is 45 minutes, you need to book the car park in advance.

Local points of interest from Lana & Peter de Savary

  • Queen Victoria visited the Babbacombe Bay twice. Once in 1846 when she did not land and again in 1852. This time the queen was taken close to the shore in a rowing boat so that she could admire and sketch the scenery.
  • During the day, Babbacombe's sun-trapped beaches are the main attraction. Water sparkles like sapphire and you can lose yourself in the surroundings of the unique Coral Coast. Babbacombe Cliff railway is available to take you up and down from the beaches.
  • The world’s most famous crime writer, Agatha Christie, was born in Torquay in 1890. 1938 she bought Greenway, a beautiful house overlooking River Dart at Galmpton near Brixham, a short drive away. Every year we take part in a festival celebrating her life.
  • Outdoor sports are a must! Coastal walks, horse riding, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, kayaking, tennis, golf, swimming etc. We are surrounded by a selection of great activities hosted throughout several little bays around Torbay.
  • Look out for 'Sammy' our resident seal. Often seen by the pier point or lazing in the sun on the Babbacombe rocks. Friendly and fun he plays with all the divers, swimmers and fisherman.

Introducing

Lana & Peter de Savary

Lana and Peter de Savary have put their stamp on some of the world’s finest boutique hotels and cottages, from Cheltenham to the Caribbean. They take great care to evoke a warm and welcoming atmosphere, leaving the day-to-day running of the Inn down to a team of longstanding staff who all have excellent local knowledge.