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“Quinticential English B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Headland View

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Headland View
Ranked #49 of 153 Torquay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Warwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Quinticential English B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2010

First time in years that my wife and I had spent time on the Devon coast.
We were very fortunate to have chosen the Headland view Hotel as our base.
Any fears of an old fashioned, seen better days, B&B were very quickly banished.
We had a sea view upper en-suite room, which was very clean and welcomming.
The service, location and customer care were excellent. Breakfast was very good.
The teas & biscuits in the room were also very good !!
Look forward returning next year.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2010

Great views from the rooms at the front overlooking the sea. Hosts are really friendly and helpful and they provide an excellent breakfast. There are breakfast specials posted the day before for pre order. Great location and good value for money.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2010

A lovely character B & B right on the Downs with wonderful sea views from our balcony. Helen and Craig are wondeful hosts and paid great attention to every detail. Craig even picked my sister and i up from Torquay Station and dropped us off for our homeward journey. A find in Babbacombe not to be missed!

  • Stayed July 2010
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2010

I very much hope we can come back to the Headland View B&B some day. In addition to the highly spectacular view from our room, the new owners Craig and Helen have really succeeded in making a homely and welcoming atmosphere. The breakfast was great, and they gave us a detailed overview over all recommended restaurants in the neighborhood for dinner. When we had problems with our car, Craig called a local garage and the car rental company and everything got sorted out. As in most B&B's, the rooms are of limited size, but the space is well utilized. Free WiFi is included.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2010

We stayed at Headland View for a couple of nights and really enjoyed our stay. The bedroom, which overlooked a fantastic view of Torquay, was very clean, comfortable with coffee/tea making facilities.

We stayed in one of the rooms without an on suite bathroom (we had a private loo/shower across the hall) which was not ideal but it did not spoil our stay at all, rooms are available with own facilities, you just have to book early (which we didn’t!).
We stayed during the first week of the new owners, you wouldn’t have known, we were well looked after and the breakfasts were fantastic.

If you want a low cost, clean, friendly place with an unbelievable view and great breakfast, look no more.

Gary & Sue

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Headland View

Property: Headland View
Address: 37 Babbacombe Downs Road | Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1 3LN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Torquay
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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