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“Beautiful house and great service”
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Headland View
Ranked #36 of 150 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 May 2014

We returned to Headland View for a family get together.The period house is beautifully restored with a modern twist and stunning views over Babbacombe Downs and Lyme Bay. Owners Helen and Craig gave us a warm welcome and excellent service, recommending places to eat and making reservations for us. Breakfasts were super with a choice of cooked breakfasts - my husband had the full English and I had poached eggs which were perfect - after we'd helped ourselves from the breakfast buffet stocked with fruit, yoghurt, cereals, warm fresh pastries and fruit juices. Breakfast service was prompt but unhurried. We stayed in a room at the front with balcony which was lovely - extremely clean and stylish with a very comfortable bed. We had no hesitation recommending Headland View to our family. They also loved it.

Room Tip: Rooms at front have balcony and sea view. Rear rooms seemed larger.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

I have been staying at Headland View for some 9 years. When I heard that the previous owners, Sue and Colin, were selling up in 2010, I was concerned that standards would drop and the place just wouldn't be the same. I needn't have worried because the new owners, Craig and Helen, managed the changeover seamlessly. They are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them.

For friendliness, cleanliness, comfort, breakfasts-not to mention the stunning views-this is easily the best 'B&B' I have ever stayed at (and I've experienced a fair number).

I look forward so much to my annual stay every Spring and would have no hesitation at all in recommending Headland View to anyone visiting the English Riviera.


(NB, there isn't actually a pool, I rated this in error).

Room Tip: The front bedrooms offer stunning views across the bay which can be appreciated even more via the bi...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We had the most truly amazing stay at Headland View. Craig and Helen, are absolutely lovely, nothing was too much trouble for them, it shines through that they are 110% committed to there bed and breakfast, making sure that all guests are happy. The whole of the house is delightful, modern and very welcoming.

All the rooms are all immaculate, indivually designed, we were very happy to be given the room at the back with a super king sized bed, where upon we had the best nights sleep ever.
The rooms at the front have balconies, where you can sit outside on lovely chairs with a glass of vino, looking out over the beautiful downs and Lyme bay, or coffee in the mornings watching the sun come up.

There is a lounge at the front of the house, which guests can use, if you have been out all day and wish to chill out somewhere apart from your room, this we particularly liked, great place to be able to chat with Craig/Helen and other guests.

Breakfast was cooked by Craig (well done Chef), served by Helen who was always smiling, the scrambled egg/salmon was gorgeous, hubby had the omelette, which he claims was the best he had eaten.

Headland View is situated on a quiet road, there is a good pub just a couple of doors down, where they serve good home cooked food, an added bonus if you do not wish to drive anywhere.
Babbacombe is very pretty town, short walk from Headland view. The Downs are wonderful to go and have a long walk, with beautiful scenery.

In our opinion if you have just read this review, please then do not hesitate - go and stay - you will not be disappointed - absolutely perfect in everyway.

Many thanks to Craig/Helen - we shall return. X

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

I had a really good time at the Headland View. I was warmly welcomed and given a lovely room with sea view ...stunning. I only stayed one night but enough to make a lasting impression on the hospitality I received, the cleanliness of the room, and extra mile the owners made to help me find my way around Babbacombe and Torquay. Thanks so much Helen and Craig!

Room Tip: ask for a room with sea view if you can!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Warm, sympathetic welcome, beautifully decorated room and lounge, everything well appointed. After our long walk Helen offered us a pot of tea -- very welcome. Lovely breakfast -- nice change from the normal cooked breakfast.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

This was our first stay at Headland View : very beautiful place in front of the Babbacombe bay... Bedroom and bathroom are very clean... Independance... Well situed to walk along the sea or in the town.
Craig and Helen offered a sympathic welcome...
A beautiful remember for us...

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

It was our best stay ever! We did stay for our wedding anniversary for 3 nights and we were very impressed. Peaceful,quiet,friendly atmosphere. Overall all house immaculately clean,absolutely spotless. All rooms are beautifully decorated as all Headland view as well.Breakfast- delicious,honestly - ,delicious! You can choose from boring full English breakfast and every day different offer meal. View from our room balcony was breath taking away!
Craig and Helen were very warm, pleasant and friendly hosts.They made us feel very welcome and homely.Clean, cozy, warm, comfortable,and e.c.t.You can find everything what you need and more in here.Everything about your comfortable stay.
Thank you Craig & Helen for our unforgettable stay. We will be back , no doubt .
Fred & Dalia

Room Tip: if you want room with sea view ,ask for no 1 or no 2.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dalia M
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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 #36 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range: £61 - £89 (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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