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Review : Cary Arms & Spa


Babbacombe Bay, a shallow, wide, north-south indentation into the south coast of Devon, England, in the United Kingdom, opening eastward into the English Channel . It is bounded by Hope’s Nose and Torquay to the south and roughly the River Teign and Teignmouth to the north. This unique area in the South coast of Devon is home to Cary Arms & Spa, known for holistic healing and the relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The eight “New England” style guest rooms in the inn are modern and relaxed with amazing 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, which opened Summer 2016, bring a fresh sophistication to the South Devon coast. The clean, elegant lines of the six duplex Beach Huts are partnered with bold-print fabrics and contemporary furnishings, reflecting the fluid lines and colours of the coast. Top international designs and art-work have been hand-picked from Italy and France.

Cary Arms & Spa are set only feet from the sea, each Beach Hut comes 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. The two impressive Beach Suites suspended over the sea combine further exceptional facilities with privacy for the ultimate in romantic retreats (think Valentines Day!!!!). Five secluded Cottages ranging from three to five bedrooms provide a wonderful seaside getaway for families and friends travelling together. A short walk from the inn, each has secluded gardens and terraces with fire pits and three of them are dog friendly.

Dining at the inn is relaxed and friendly. We had superb Devon beef, Lyme Bay lobster and seafood along side delicious traditional English heritage dishes. Beautiful!!! The Spa is the ‘pierce de resitance’ as they say in French and 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. Three treatment rooms, including a couple’s massage room, offer a range of treatments from leading marine-themed French beauty and skincare brand Thalgo. An innovative mood-enhancing aromatherapy light shower, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and a gymnasium are also available for rest and relaxation. Cary Spa not only offers guests tranquillity but an exclusive viewing of admired American Art illustrations, from Peter de Savary’s private collection.

We had an amazing time, but don’t take our word for it. Book now and write to us with your own personal experience of Cary Arms & Spa.

Created by Peter and Lana de Savary, this is the perfect place to enjoy chic beach living and all the pleasures and freedom of the coast. For more information. Visit: