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Cary Arms & Spa

Devon

Expect under-stated luxury and brilliant sea views at this award-winning hotel

  • roomUnits 8
  • person Sleeps 2 - 4
  • bed Bedrooms 1 - 2
  • petPets Yes
  • mobilityMobility No
  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Older Kids
The multi-award winning Cary Arms & Spa beautifully combines the values of a good English inn with the style and comfort of a boutique hotel. Sitting in a sheltered, sunny spot of Babbacombe Bay, the outstanding setting and sea views are exquisite. Visits are defined by days spent playing on the beach, swimming in the sea, relaxing in the spa or luxuriating in the gorgeous rooms, with stunning locally-sourced food in between all that. The “Inn on the Beach” is a must visit place all year round.

About this place

Best bits

  • Sitting on your private, sun drenched terrace overlooking the sea. You can’t get better than that.
  • The proximity to the stunning Babbacombe beach. Mere minutes and you can be swimming, sandcastle building or adventuring along the coastal paths.
  • The food on offer is fantastic. Locally-sourced and grown produce and fine dining, but still with child-friendly options to make mealtimes a breeze.

Top tips

  • Don’t forget to pack your swimming gear! Nothing beats a brisk morning walk and dip, and it’s just five minutes from hotel to waters edge.
  • Book a spa treatment ahead of arrival to avoid missing out on what would undoubtedly be a trip highlight.
  • For an additional fee, dogs are invited to join in the family holiday fun. The dog-friendly rooms have outdoor terraces, bowls and dog beds provided.

Plan your stay

What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?

Babysitting
Wifi
Bar
Restaurant

It is possible to have a luxurious adult getaway with young children – we just did at the Cary Arms.

Reviewed by Donna & family

Cary Arms & Spa - rooms

Rooms

Eat

Cary Arms & Spa - eat
Cary Arms & Spa - activities

Activities

Accessibility

Unfortunately, due to the age and location of the property some of the access to and around the inn and facilities are stepped.

Location & local area

About the owners

Lana de Savary

Listed since December 2023

With experience creating some of the finest clubs and resorts around the world, Lana and husband Richard are experienced in creating fabulous spaces and special memories. And no expense has been spared in restoring this historic and well-known seaside inn. The ethos of all the de Savary Properties is to create a warm and friendly experience with great service and delicious food. With the family stamp of excellence, Cary Arms will leave you with unforgettable memories of a time well spent. You’ll find the level of professional detail and refined charm unlike anywhere else among luxury hotels in Devon and the English Riviera!

Owner recommendations

  • No matter what the weather, Waves Leisure Pool is great fun for all the family. Warm waters, flume rides, inflatable sessions, a wave machine and qualified lifeguards. 

  • Spend an afternoon on the Dartmouth Steam Train. Take in the spectacular English Riviera coastline, then head on through the wooded slopes of Long Wood bordering the Dart Estuary to Kingswear. A brilliant journey on one of the finest heritage steam railways in Europe.

  • Head to Occombe Farm – well known for its award winning cafe, nature trails, gardens, play areas and visitor centre where you’ll find colouring sheets, brass rubbings, activity trails and badge making all free of charge.

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