This former fisherman's cottage has been extended to provide very comfortable accommodation for 4. Both bedrooms have en suite facilities and there is also a downstairs toilet. The sunny front garden is a lovely spot to enjoy a glass of wine and the car space in the front means you do not have to battle for parking. Good quality beds and bedlinens ensure a relaxing stay and the kitchen is also well equipped though it should be pointed out there is no dishwasher.
Babbacombe is a quiet sideshoot of Torquay situated with a wonderful panorama of beautiful Babbacombe Bay. From the grassy Babbacombe Downs visitors sit and enjoy the fine views over the bay towards Teignmouth and Exmouth. Oddicombe Beach is below and while the path down to the beach is steep - and a lot steeper coming back up - there is a cliff railway/funicular so it is accessible to most people. The beach has a bar, cafe shop and watersports and good seating on steps while deckchairs are available for hire and kayaks and paddleboards are also there for hire. A new beach café opened there in 2015 and is proving very popular. This is just one of the beaches.
Our visitors are spoilt for choice and a full list is provided to our guests including a list of dog- friendly beaches. Explore a little and you will find some hidden coves: Anstey's Cove is a gem, Elbury Cove one of our favourites with clear waters and a visiting seal or two. A premier gastropub is even nearer, again down a steep hill but the views are worth it. There is excellent walking from the cottage along the coast path and over the Downs towards Torquay, approximately 1 mile south, a lovely walk with breathtaking views.
Attractions within easy walking distance include: Babbacombe Model Village, a theatre, award winning fish and chip restaurants, a Byegones Museum, Kents cavern plus a range of shops in Babbacombe and St Marychurch, excellent tea shops and a patisserie, many hotels and cafes. There is a Waitrose less than a kilometre away and Tesco and a Coop even closer.
In Torquay itself there is the aquarium, Living Coasts, the harbour, a Big Wheel in the summer months, a theatre, a cinema, arcades, a tourist information centre plus a range of restaurants to suit every pocket and taste, Michelin starred restaurants as well as budget eateries.
The beach at Abbey Sands has safe bathing and is particularly suitable for families with shallow waters and sand excellent for building sandcastles! Paddle boarding in the summer months here is also fun.
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. We suggest a stroll along the coast path , or the John Musgrave Heritage Trail to take in the views followed by a pasty or refreshment at Berry Head. Ferries are available in the summer to take visitors to Dartmouth, well worth a visit, and of course the Agatha Christie 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 from diving to coasteering. 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. In short, there is something for everyone!