Bed and Breakfasts

The Downs, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, English Riviera

We Accept


The Downs, Babbacombe is an award winning, family run, fully licensed guest accommodation, situated on the seafront bordering Babbacombe Downs, directly above Oddicombe and Babbacombe beach. Our pet friendly accommodation offers 12 en-suite bedrooms, 8 of which have private balconies, enjoying stunning sea views across Babbacombe Downs and out to Lyme Bay.

Each room is furnished with stylish oak furniture and pocket sprung beds. All rooms have showers, some with baths and showers over and come with a range of excellent facilities:

Flat screen TV with Freeview.
Hot drink making facilities.
Hair dryer.
Direct dial telephone.
Fluffy bath sheets, towels and flannels.
Luxurious toiletries.
Egyptian cotton linen.

Hair straighteners, additional seating and ironing equipment are available upon request.

Guests can relax in our lounge bar, where we offer a range of draught beers, local bottled beers from Dartmoor to Torbay, a selection of popular, reasonably priced wines, a full compliment of spirits, including house spirits and an extensive range of gins, whiskies and rums.

We offer an award winning breakfast and source as much produce locally as possible. Our marmalade is home-made and we cook all our own locally sourced meats. Optional evening meals are also available in our peaceful, residents only restaurant at an additional cost. Guests can enjoy home cooked food from our Table d'hote menu or a dedicated vegetarian menu. Please do not hesitate to give us a call if you have any other dietary requirements. We regularly cater for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs.

Guests with dogs are more than welcome to bring them down with them for breakfast/evening meals and eat in our bar area which is dog friendly at all times. We do offer a dog sitting service for a surcharge which must be pre-booked at the time of booking.

As a preferred accommodation provider of Torquay Golf Club, The Downs can arrange complimentary weekday golf (4 ball) on behalf of our guests. Or if guests would like to take in a show at Babbacombe Theatre, we can arrange to purchase the tickets on their behalf at a preferential rate. Golf and theatre tickets must be booked by The Downs and are subject to availability.
We are the perfect base to explore a range of attractions in the local area:

Babbacombe Model Village
Babbacombe Cliff Railway
Paignton Zoo
Pennywell Farm
Powderham Castle
Kents Cavern
Bygones Victorian Museum

The Downs, Babbacombe holds the following awards:

2013 Winner of Bed and Breakfast, Guesthouse and Inn of the Year
VisitEngland 4 Star Gold Guest Accommodation 2019
VisitEngland Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service 2019
VisitEngland Breakfast Award 2019
VisitEngland ROSE Award in Recognition Of Service Excellence 2018.
AA 4 Star Gold Guest Accommodation 2019
AA Breakfast Award 2019
AA Dinner Award 2019
2018 Recognition of Excellence from HotelsCombined
2019 Tripadvisor Hall of Fame
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence (since 2011)
Gold Award Winners in the category of Small Boutique Hotel or Guest Accommodation of The Herald Express South Devon Hospitality Awards 2018

Please note we do not have a lift in the building, however we do have a 2 part stair-lift to our 1st floor rooms. Guests will still need some degree of mobility in the unlikely event of an emergency.

For more information about the pet friendly The Downs, Babbacombe, please visit our website.

Contact Name: Kate Wood
Telephone: 01803 328543
Features: Wifi, Freeview TV, Golf nearby, Coast nearby, Walks nearby, Cycle paths nearbyStar Rating:
Special Offers:

Book your stay direct with The Downs, Babbacombe and your dogs will stay free, saving you 10 per dog per night! Please mention We Accept Pets when making your booking. The offer is applicable to direct telephone bookings only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/reduced rate rooms. Rooms subject to availability. Offers may be removed at any time.

Our 'March Madness' offer will be running from 1st March until (and including) 26th March 2020: Sunday-Thursday, book a compact seaview balcony room for 75 per night or a rear facing room for 60 per night. Friday-Saturday, book a compact seaview balcony room for 95 or a rear facing room for 80 per night. Prices include an award winning breakfast. Max room occupancy is 2 people however certain rear facing rooms can accommodate additional occupants so please call for prices. Call Kate or Nicola direct on 01803 328543 to discuss your room requirements and book the room of your choice. T's and C's apply. Rooms are subject to availability. Offers may be removed at any time. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Deposits are non-refundable. Above prices are applicable to new direct bookings only.

Prices:   Room per night based on 2 people sharing from £94 to £124

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