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“Fantastic B&B!”
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Headland View
Ranked #39 of 149 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Fantastic little B&B on the seafront of Babbacombe, close to local amenities & easy for getting to Torquay. Quiet, clean & friendly. Run by Helen & Craig, who are great hosts & have excellent knowledge of the local area. Breakfasts are hearty & delicious! A B&B for all ages.

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Reviewed 24 February 2013

After booking I received a friendly phonecall to confirm and ascertain information about the specific requirements mentioned during online booking. I am vegetarian and was catered for excellently, my partner opted for the special every day and thoroughly enjoyed it.

The room was comfortable, well stocked and kept in exemplary state of clenliness.

We were greeted in a welcoming, friendly manner at all times by the proprietors who gave us good suggestions and were a pleasure to converse with. There is a telescope in the front room for a spot of coastal gazing after a long day's exploration.

My only proviso would be that if you are very tall you will find the ensuite bathroom a little cramped (Knees poking into the shower!) and there was little space to get around the end of the bed, but this was no major concern and was certainly no counterweight to the cornucopia of positives I could give about our experience staying here.

The location is fantastic, both for enjoying and exploring the town and as a base for visiting Devon's other attractions.

Parking was extremely convenient.

The food was fantastic.

The owners operate at a standard that others should aspire to.

We both wholeheartedly recommend Headland View to anyone searching this site.

Room Tip: Sea view is excellent. We went in the winter and it was still worth opting for sea view. In the summ...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2013 via mobile

Arriving out of season in Torquay for a bonus night to visit friends we were pleasantly surprised to discover such a lovely guest house. Friendly owners,well appointed rooms,fantastic views and handy location made us wish we were staying longer

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

We stayed at Headland View hotel in early October for 3 nights and I cannot compliment the owners of this beautiful B&B enough. We had an excellent stay here, the room was beautifully decorated and very clean throughout with stunning views from the balcony! Breakfast was great with a choice of english breakfast or continental, plus a daily special as well!The owners were extremely helpful with advice on local attractions and restaurants as it was our first visit to the area. We really enjoyed our time here and will definitely be returning next time we visit the area as it was not only a pleasant stay but great value for money as well.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank ge_kimberley
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

What an exceptional B&B - clean, bright and comfortable and in an ideal location for all local amenities and places of interest. The sea views are breathtaking. The hosts, Craig and Helen, go the extra mile to ensure your stay is perfect - the breakfasts are delicious and plentiful with a good choice of either traditional breakfast fayre or a daily special. I have stayed, at the Headland View, several times with both family and friends and have enjoyed each and every moment of every visit. I have stayed in both the ensuite rooms and the rooms with a seperate private bathroom - both were ideal and the balcony was an added bonus to take in the amazing views. Will definately return!!!!!

Room Tip: Each of the bedrooms situated at the front of the B&B have a balcony with table and chairs so yo...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

This is an excellent B&B on the seafront at Babbacombe, Torquay. Finished to a very high standard, the ambience is of relaxed seaside holidays, and is tastefully furnished.
The owners are very friendly, polite & helpful. They even offered & went on line & printed off a map of the area, to help us find a location!
The British Full Breakfasts set you up for the day, and the quality of the bacon, sausages, eggs and vine tomatoes were delicious. As well as the fried breakfast, there were wide selection of fruit, cereals, greek yoghurt, fresh fruit and more. That isn't including the daily breakfast specials- salmon anyone?
Overall, an amazing B&B- a little treasure which deserves to be higher on TripAdvisor. I look forward to returning and enjoying walking straight out onto the lovely Babbacombe Downs' gardens and enjoying the breathtaking seaview across the bay,



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Seaview rooms available.Recommend!
Disabled access appeared to be limited. Only steep steps to the entrance.
Up to 4 cars can park on the forecourt,
Strictly non-smoking,

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are available. Steep stairs- reduced mobility patrons best request a low floor room.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

Booked through Late Rooms at a week's notice - we couldn't have been made more welcome. Lots of little lovely touches noticed during out two night stay. The room, although without a sea view, was nice with en suite shower and toilet, and four poster bed in a seaside style. The whole place is modern yet traditional. There are lovely views from the front bedrooms and the lounge out over the bay. Can recommend their breakfasts, with a choice or continental or cooked English breakfasts (we chose the latter). The owners Craig and Helen couldn't have been more helpful during our stay, but weren't imposing. It's not really disabled friendly so be warned, and there's only parking for four cars. Free Wi-Fi though! The B&B is well positioned for Babbacombe attactions and eateries, with a Tesco and CO-OP nearby for you if you need supplies. Plenty of pubs nearby as well. Overall recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Headland View

Address: 37 Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range: £63 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Headland View 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AA four star gold award and AA breakfast award. This beautiful Victorian guesthouse with panoramic unobstructed sea views over the spectacular world heritage coast of lyme bay is a fabulous place to stay. Positioned directly on the Babbacombe Downs, the guest house has six individual bedrooms the majority having French doors opening on to balconies with tables and chairs to sit and relax while taking in the magnificent seaviews. Or choose one of our rearview rooms with superking/large twin beds or with four poster bed. The guest house has retained many of its original Victorian features and architecture, with a sun lounge and pretty dinning room, for you to enjoy your traditional freshly prepared and served English breakfast or choose one of the daily specials fruit pancakes, omelette, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon or poached eggs on English toasted muffin. All accompanied by cereals, fresh fruit, fruit compote and toast with conserves and homemade marmalade. A great place to stay for visiting the surrounding area of Torquay, Paighton, Brixham, Dartmouth, Dartmoor and the southwest coastal path. Ideally located for lovely blue flag beaches with a great choice of traditional English pubs and a large variety of restaurants nearby. Spoil yourself and enjoy the view. ... more   less 
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