Babbacombe has travelled through many incarnations since the 16th century, from fishing village through the 18th century with the construction of the quaint cottages and villas, to the arrival of the Victorians and the creation of mansions and hotels on Babbacombe Downs. Around this time was the beginning of the Downs becoming reputed for recreation and relaxation. Today this still continues, complimented by the unparrelled views enjoyed from Headland View.
Headland View is part of the Babbacombe Terrace, a row of stylish 3 storey townhouses, today occupied by a variety of Bed and Breakfasts and Boutique hotel. Centrally located on Babbacombe Downs, there is a large selection of restaurants and bars for all tastes just a few steps away.
Come into Headland View, Babbacombe and walk down the hallway, feel the presence of those who arrived before, throughout the past 140 plus years. The high and ornate ceilings, the picture rails that held great paintings and pictures, now replaced with images of gentler times. The style of Headland View is light and nautical, subtle shades of blues and greens connecting to the sea 300 feet beneath.
Your individually decorated room with either double, king or twin beds. Four rooms located to the front of the building enjoy private balconies, overlooking Babbacombe Downs, furnished with comfortable wicker chairs and table to hold a chilled glass of something refreshing. Many cushions and blankets are on offer to enhance your sea viewing experience.
Rooms offer flat screen TVs, free Wifi and either en-suite or individual private shower rooms. Fluffy towels including bath sheets, tea and coffee basket, bottled water and stunning views all come as standard. Two rear view rooms include the same facilities as the front rooms and are flooded with lots of nature light, albeit without balconies or sea view.
Start the day with a breakfast to suit your needs, may it be healthy and light or substantial enough to make lunch just a snack. Daily specials are offered, in addition to a wide selection of freshly prepared, fully cooked options. Breakfast can be a swift or leisurely as you wish, after breakfast move into the sun lounge with tea or coffee and plan the day ahead, while enjoying the view of Lyme Bay.
Ideas to consider while visiting include Babbacombe Theatre, Bygones in St. Marychurch, Babbacombe Cliff Railway or Babbacombe Model Village. A perfect central location for visiting the surrounding area of Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth, Dartmoor and Exeter. Positioned directly on the South West Coastal Path (SWCP). There are a number of lovely blue flag beaches with a great choice of traditional English pubs, also a large variety of restaurants in close level walking distance.
The only guest accommodation in Babbacombe, recommended and featured, by the prestigious published version of the Great Britain Lonely Planet Guide. “Set high on the cliffs at Babbacombe, this charming terrace is peppered with subtle nautical flourishes, from jaunty model lighthouses to boat motifs on the curtains. The wicker chairs on the balconies have five-star views of a cracking stretch of sea”.