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Front door. Car space is in front. There is additionally a pay ad display car park within 50 metres
A hole in the wall fire makes the living room cosy. This is a sofa bed and there is another sofa too
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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
4 guests
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Cottage
This former fisherman's cottage is delightfully situated in a pretty terrace in Babbacombe Bay. Oddicombe Beach with the Cliff Railway is literally round the corner, a pleasant walk across the green space known as the Downs. Also conveniently close is a theatre, tea rooms, a patisserie, ice cream parlour, plenty of lovely walking, the beautifully situated Cary Arms pub (down a steep hill), an award winning fish and chip shop, the South West coast path and a model village! Torquay harbour is about 1 mile away, a lovely walk if you want to follow the coast path or on an easy bus route for those less athletic. Devon is an outstandingly beautiful county and Dartmoor is a short drive away. If you are keen on the outdoors, this is an area renowned for walking, climbing, sea kayaking, diving, coa...This former fisherman's cottage is delightfully situated in a pretty terrace in Babbacombe Bay. Oddicombe Beach with the Cliff Railway is literally round the corner, a pleasant walk across the green space known as the Downs. Also conveniently close is a theatre, tea rooms, a patisserie, ice cream parlour, plenty of lovely walking, the beautifully situated Cary Arms pub (down a steep hill), an award winning fish and chip shop, the South West coast path and a model village! Torquay harbour is about 1 mile away, a lovely walk if you want to follow the coast path or on an easy bus route for those less athletic. Devon is an outstandingly beautiful county and Dartmoor is a short drive away. If you are keen on the outdoors, this is an area renowned for walking, climbing, sea kayaking, diving, coasteering etc. If cream teas are more your thing, you are spoilt for choice and Devon is fast becoming as renowned for its quality produce as for its natural beauty.Torquay is famous for its Agatha Christie connections and a visit to her home Greenway is a must. Find time to fit in a ferry ride or two as well, to Dartmouth or Brixham. Babbacombe is a gem - away from the huslte and bustle and the bars of the quayside in Torquay but with its own eateries and spectacular views. Asthe locals say, whatever the season, a walk across the Downs is an uplifting start to the day. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
No smoking, no candles or barbecues. Children: the small front garden is not enclosed and the rear is a yard only....but the beach is very close and that is the best play area! Pets: please ask but we do accept pets within reason. Great for dogs there with plenty of walkies but please note, the garden is not enclosed.
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath
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Meet the host
Tessa S
Hosting since September 2011
Languages spoken: German, English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live less than a mile away and can be there if needed to sort any issues that may arise. We are rarely away when we have guests though it does happen and we have a local contact for those cases. Guests see themselves in and we leave them in peace unless there is a need for us to be there. Very occasionally we may need to cut the grass while they are out or access the shed to remove refuse but we ask if this is ok when we do.
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Reviews (22)
sabbycat43
sabbycat43
Southampton, United Kingdom60 contributions
Home away from home
This was our second stay at this cottage, and it was just as good as our first. Everything you might need is supplied, from kitchen utensils to children's bucket and spade; linens and furnishings are high quality; everything was spotless. Tessa is a great host. There are beaches, shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance and Torquay and Paignton a short drive/bus ride away. We're already planning our return.
Visited September 2021
Written 25 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Louise K
Louise K
2 contributions
Great cottage
A lovely cottage really close to the beach. Very clean and had everything you needed. Would definitely stay again.
Visited July 2021
Written 3 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alison
Alison
7 contributions
All you could ever want ..
Wonderful, pretty cottage just steps away from beautiful Babbacombe Downs. The owner has taken great care with many thoughtful touches, to ensure total comfort; and has anticipated every need. Quality is everywhere - in the furniture, soft furnishings, fixtures and fittings - and everything works just as it should. The cottage is a delight to stay in - we've stayed 4 times now, and only wish we could pick it up and move it to our own town!
Visited June 2021
Written 24 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sabbycat43
sabbycat43
Southampton, United Kingdom60 contributions
Spotless, spacious and perfectly equipped cottage near the sea
We felt at home as soon as we unpacked. Brilliantly situated within walking distance of beaches, cafes, restaurants, pubs, Babbacombe Downs, theatre, shops, model village and Kents Cavern. Just round the corner is a bus stop with a regular service to Torquay and Paignton. Off street parking space was a godsend. Cottage itself was spacious, spotless, and well equipped with everything you might need. Marketing description and photos are an accurate representation. Tessa is a great host. We can't wait to come back to Babbacombe and St George's Cottage again!
Visited September 2019
Written 29 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Amanda_B155
Amanda_B155
3 contributions
A slice of seaside heaven
This cottage is gorgeous and wonderfully placed for the beach and local attractions. The cottage is immaculately clean, very comfortable and the owner is very helpful. Absolutely love the cottage - a dream holiday.
Visited July 2019
Written 6 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax816142
Relax816142
So pleased you had a great time!
Written 6 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Camper561630
Camper561630
1 contribution
Perfect, in all ways
St George is a very lovely cottage and Tessa an excellent host. The cottage is very well equipped, clean and comfortable and Tessa has provided many things I've not found in other rentals, even down to a small sewing repair kit! It is in a great location with many amenities nearby. So many tea rooms, restaurants and bars that offer a wide variety of food. Hanburys fish and chips are delicious and their gluten free batter was the best I've tasted. Local attractions such as the Model Village, Cliff Railway and Babbacombe Theatre are minutes away. Babbacombe and Oddicombe beaches are not far, but there is a very steep climb back, the Cliff Railway comes in handy here! There is a very good bus service into Torquay and Paignton and also one out to Dawlish Warren. The SW coastal path is nearby and we also enjoyed a number of local walks around the area. The Downs are a wonderful place just to sit and watch the world go by with lovely views out to sea and of course to sit and enjoy an ice cream or two! We had a thoroughly relaxing stay and would love to visit again some time.
Visited May 2019
Written 28 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Relax816142
Relax816142
This guest left the cottage in such good order the cleaner was thrilled! Come back any time!
Written 8 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

chrissaunders2018
chrissaunders2018
Banstead, United Kingdom1 contribution
Outstanding
We had a great time at St George's cottage. The owner couldn't have been more helpful and the actual cottage any nicer. Fantastic location and size for three people and two dogs. Local area also great although alittle quiet but that's because of the time of year. Would definitely rebook.
Visited April 2018
Written 9 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tessa S
Tessa S
I am delighted you enjoyed it! Come again soon.
Written 10 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Clifford B
Clifford B
Greater Sydney, Australia6 contributions
What a great place to stay
Three 60 year olds visited Torquay for the first time. We stayed at this wonderful cottage in up market Babbacombe. What a great area and St.George was a gem. Every comfort of home and parking on the premises is a bonus. The owner, Tess, is so obliging and willing to make sure everything is perfect. Even left a welcome card. Absolutely perfect.
Visited September 2017
Written 12 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tessa S
Tessa S
Always an absolute pleasure to host appreciative guests!
Written 17 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

thebournes2017
thebournes2017
Worcester, United Kingdom2 contributions
Beautiful Cottage & Best location
We have had a fantastic holiday! A beautiful Cottage with such a lovely feel to it, we relaxed immediately. Great location for long dog walks over the hills with amazing sea views for us and lots of dog pals for Monty too!! There is a little dog friendly beech on your door step where Monty had his first ever proper swim in the sea. Everyone we met was so friendly we really didn't want to come away - planning another trip soon!!
Visited September 2017
Written 24 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tessa S
Tessa S
Yes, we have a lot of dogs for whom their trip to St George is the highlight of their year!
Written 7 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NorthStar716365
NorthStar716365
The best self catering accomodation we have ever stayed in.
St George cottage had every amenity you could want in a holiday home. Tessa had thought of every single thing to make our stay perfect. We liked that it had off street parking and that it was so conveniently positioned and only a short bus ride into Torquay. We will certainly return to St.George Cottage.
Visited June 2017
Written 21 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tessa S
Tessa S
Delighted the cottage was enjoyed. Our own family love to use it and it has become something of a hobby keeping it lovely as a peaceful retreat. Anybody aiming for a holiday in Babbacombe has to have parking.
Written 2 July 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • Central Heating
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
  • There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Babbacombe and Torquay are part of the Torbay area and include Paignton - a visit to the zoo is a must - and the charming fishing port of Brixham with its replica Golden Hind. Ferries are available in the summer to take visitors to Dartmouth, well worth a visit, and of course the Agatha Christe house Greenway is an easy drive, unless you want to take the vintage bus, steam train or bus.The Bay is well known for its palms and temperate climate, though be prepared for a coastal breeze and occasional sea mists - that's when to head for one of the beach cafes for a hot chocolate or a cream tea at Widecombe in the Moor. Totnes is also a popular destination - the Friday market is particularly good. Devon is well known for its moors, picturesque villages and coastal scenery was well as for its history and geology. There are numerous beauty spots and local walking groups are always keen to welcome visitors. The cathedral city of Exeter is a pleasant 30 minute drive.Within a short walking distance of St George cottage is a diving centre. The witches hat shaped rock at Ansteys Cove is well known to climbers. Visitors can try all manner of watersports. About 400 m from the cottage is a disability shop where mobility scooters are available for hire.Plainmoor football ground is about half a kilometre from Babbacombe.There is something for everyone!
Getting around
Very good bus services with stops conveniently close by. There are the usual tourist buses too. There are country buses such as the Haytor Hoppa which will take you to Dartmoor. Perhaps most fun is with thebferries. these are remarkably inexpensive and a trip to Brixham or Dartmouth is great fun. Train to Exeter or Exmouth or Plymouth is easy. A lovely day out is to go to St Ives by rail. A few changes but real Enid Blyton country along the route. Cycle paths also good with several cycle trials and a velodrome.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Visitors driving from the North are advised to approach Babbacombe via Teignmouth for a more scenic drive in along the coast. Full instructions are given after booking. A taxi fare from Torquay station to Babbacombe is approximately £7 (2017)
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyGolf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins WalkThere Are Tennis Courts NearbyWatersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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