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Escape to the perfect coastal retreat

Babbacombe Bay

The Jewel in the Crown of the English Riviera.

Nestled into the rugged contours of the Devonshire coastline, this distinguished collection of self-catering properties in Babbacombe Bay is breathtaking from every angle. With a choice of two, three, four and five-bedroom sea-facing cottages, each one has been carefully restored with luxury interiors that allude to their nautical and cultural heritage, perfect for families and groups looking for an exceptional seaside escape. 

Affectionately referred to as The English Riviera, Babbacombe Bay hosts an impressive array of water sports, including paddle-boarding, kayaking, diving, coasteering and sea-fishing. For those who enjoy the water from afar, enjoy a bracing walk along Babbacombe Downs - the highest cliff-top promenade in England, complete with the funicular railway that will enchant your mini-explorers! 

Heading south, you will find the lively fishing harbour of Brixham and, further afield, Dartmouth. Renowned for the annual Dartmouth Royal Regatta and home to the prestigious Royal Naval College, this coastal town is a great day out. It can be reached in style using the Great Western Railway steam trains, offering incredible views of the coast and River Dart. 

Whilst the region boasts a vibrant palette of clear blue waters, rolling green fields and thriving tropical plants, the treasures of the destination are not confined to its beaches and gardens. From Torre Abbey and Oldway Mansion to Cockington Court and Berry Head, the English Riviera's very essence will surprise and delight you, making for an incredible holiday.  

Location & local attractions


Activities for all the family

Local Walks

Local Walks

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South West Coast Path

The longest of England’s National Trails, the multi-award-winning South West Coast Path offers six hundred and thirty miles of stunning coastal walking around the entire South West peninsula.

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Woodlands Family Theme Park

Gitcombe Estate

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