Cary Arms & Spa

Babbacombe, South Devon


Sea View room

Sea View room

A five-star, Condé Nast Johansens award-winner on the Devonshire coast, with a sleek spa

To view our exclusive prices, join now for free
Up to 43% hotel's website rate ?
Accommodation in a Sea View room, including full English breakfast.

This offer also includes a seafood or Mediterranean meze to share, as well as a £25 spa voucher per couple, per stay.

Please note that with any spa treatment, complimentary access to the spa is included on the same day. If no treatment booked, a daily charge of £25 per person is payable to use the facilities.

This offer is available for stays between May and July 2017 and is based on two adults only. A minimum two-night stay is required on Friday and Saturday arrivals.

Check-in is at 3pm and check-out at 11am.

Travel is not included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 43% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the hotel's website rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 08/07/2017, two people may book a one-night stay or more in a Sea View room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £199 per room, per night, compared to the hotel's website rate of £350 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 43%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 22/05/2017.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A romantic, five-star inn with acclaimed restaurant, newly created spa, and chic New England bedrooms with views of the Devonshire coast

The five-star Cary Arms & Spa is a special place and Condé Nast Johansens thought as much too, naming it the Best Waterside Hotel in the UK and Ireland in 2017. As you approach the property, you'll soon get an idea of the romantic hideaway location and the dramatic coastal views to come. Located beneath the cliffs on Babbacombe Beach, this secluded inn offers a truly unique and luxurious place to stay that epitomises beachside living.

For activities, think wholesome British seaside fun. Stroll along on the shores, skimming stones or fish off the pier. Biking and fishing can be organised through the hotel, or why not have a go at some adrenaline-inducing water sports?

After a day exploring the pretty surrounding area, enjoy a warm welcome back at Cary Arms & Spa and treat yourself to a gastro-dinner of fresh, local produce or completely switch off with a marine-based Thalgo treatment in the new luxury spa. Cary Arms & Spa also garnered a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.


Rooms at the hotel have been exquisitely designed by Kathleen Fraser in a New England beachside-living style. All eight rooms are bright and invoke a barefoot, beach vibe through the natural fabrics, neutral tones, striped details and spacious bathrooms. Most rooms hold a terrace or balcony and bathrooms are stocked with White Company amenities. The icing on the cake – the stick of rock left thoughtfully on your pillow.


The restaurant has been recommended in The Good Food Guide, The Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide and The Good Pub Guide and it's not hard to see why. It makes the most of the coastal Devon location and changes its menu daily to reflect the latest catch or best produce of the season available in the area, whether it be bay lobster or Devonshire beef. Food is served daily from 12-3pm and 6.30pm-9pm.

The bar is traditional and inviting, with imposing stone walls, open fireplace, planked floor and a great selection of books and board games for some old-school entertainment. Enjoy views from the big windows whilst sipping on a local ale.


The new Cary Spa promotes enriching marine-based Thalgo treatments on its carefully curated menu. Plump for a massage, facial, mani or pedi, before chilling out in the state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and aromatherapy shower. There's also a gym and a duo massage room for couples. Treatments are available daily from 10am-5pm in the winter and 9am-8pm in the summer, by appointment only. Please note that a £25 spa voucher for use of the spa facilities is included in this offer.


Cary Arms & Spa is located in Babbacombe, on the 630-mile South West Coast Path. It is accessible from the M5 and lies two and a half miles from Torquay and 20 miles from Exeter. It's a 15-minute train ride from Newton Abbot and transfers to and from the train station can be arranged in advance with the hotel. The nearest airport is Exeter, which is an hour's drive away.

Oddicombe Beach Hill, Babbacombe, South Devon TQ1 3LX

We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

On the next page you can choose the departure airport, time and airline and price that is convenient to you

When you buy a hotel with a flight with us you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0843 22 77 777 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0843 2270 007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

We like

  • Freshly caught bay lobster at the highly acclaimed restaurant
  • Watching the sun set from the large windows of the hotel's inviting bar
  • The beachside chic interiors of your bedroom
  • Indulging in a heavenly window of 'me time' in the new Cary Spa

Second opinion

Join now for free view our prices and availability

Why book with us?

  • The best hotel rates available online. That's guaranteed!

    We always check to make sure that we're the best deal online during our hand-picked sales. Buy with us in total confidence, knowing that our team of experts has already scoured the internet looking for the best prices.

    Learn more about our price guarantee in our FAQ section.

  • Pick your dates and we do the rest!
  • Offers may include member perks such as treats on arrival
  • Holidays with flights are ATOL protected

Can't commit to booking right now?

Hold a date for only £25 while you decide.
  • Pay £25 to hold a date until the end of the sale.
  • If you choose to buy it, the money will go towards your purchase, if not, the cash will be credited to your Secret Escapes account.

Important: Please note, this is not a deposit, complete or guaranteed booking; holding the date simply prevents other members from swooping in and booking your preferred date while you're still having a think about it. Secret Escapes will not be liable for expenses incurred should that date not be available to book and a hold is cancelled.

For more details, please see our FAQ page.