Cosy two bedroomed cottage with ensuite facilities in great location
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About Tessa Smith
I am a retired head teacher with a passion for walking in Devon. This is a beautiful county and I am constantly amazed at its beauty: picturesque villages, stunning coastal scenery and the raw, unspoilt drama of Dartmoor and Exmoor: Heaven! I grew up and spent my first half century in the lovely cathedral city of Lincoln, where I have another lovely cottage which I cannot bear to part with even though it is a five hour journey from Devon. Husband Bev is a retired Chartered Builder who is great at helping me maintain things in good order!
Tessa Smith purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Tessa Smith chose Babbacombe
It has a great feel to it. I only buy houses I could happily live in myself. This one spoke to me immediately and it has an added bonus of a stairlift which I was advised to take out but I felt it was going to be useful to someone so I kept it! The main bedroom is really a lovely room, quite romantic I feel! I like the garden and you cannot sit there without the locals opening up a conversation. I also enjoy the family of sparrows who love it too.
What makes this Cottage unique
It is a very pretty terrace of cottages. I think the location is brilliant as there is something for everyone. The Cary Arms down the hill (it's very steep!) is a gem and early morning you may find a seal looking for a handout. The walking around the coast path is fantastic but you are close to the bustling Torquay Harbour. There really is lots to do: grab a ferry to Brixham or better still, go in the evening and watch the trawlers bring in the catch before you eat the best fish and chips ever at Rockfish. Actually if you are feeling lazy just buy them round the corner at Hanburys and enjoy in front of the telly at the cottage! By the way, my daughter tells me to add this is a great spot for Pokemon hunters! There are several Pokemon hiding on nearby Babbacombe Downs as well as at the top of the funicular. You will find several Pokestops at the end of the road near Babbacombe Theatre. Head into town for a wider range of Pokemon - the harbour along to the seafront by Torre Sands is a particularly rich spot to pick up water-dwelling Pokemon including Goldeens and Magikarp.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Of course smoking fine in the garden!
One dog. Ask if additional
The garden is not enclosed.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We felt at home as soon as we unpacked. A brilliantly situtated, spotless, spacious and perfectly equipped cottage. Off road parking space was a godsend.
The cottage contains just about everything you might need: for entertainment - Wi-fi, books, Freeview TV, DVDs, radio; a vast range of cleaning products (including washing up stuff and rubber gloves), washing machine, drier, dishwasher, hoover; in the kitchen - microwave, kettle, toaster, nespresso machine, plenty of crockery, cutlery, gadgets. We weren't planning to do any cooking, but had we wanted to I think we'd have found anything we needed.
Everything was spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and well maintained.
Within easy walking distance are restaurants, bars, pubs, shops and takeaways. Regular bus service to Torquay and Paignton is just around the corner.
Also within walking distance to the property are Babbacombe Downs, some small beaches, an excellent model village and Kents Cavern. A bit further afield, we visited Paignton zoo and enjoyed watching penguins and otters at Living Coast in Torquay.
In spite of some pretty lousy weather we really enjoyed our time at Babbacombe, and would definitely return to the area and this cottage in the future.
Lovely, cosy cottage with everything you could need, in a fantastic location.
The cottage was even lovelier than the photographs show. Clean, comfortable and spacious accommodation with everything you could possibly need for your holiday. The en-suite bathrooms worked very well for our family. Lovely, thoughtful touches, such as beach towels and a bucket and spade, in case you forget your own. Even milk in the fridge on arrival. Great location, just around the corner from beautiful Babbacombe Downs and the cafes and restaurants. A short walk to either Babbacombe or St Marychurch shops, and five minutes drive into Torquay. Parking space and garden (with table and chairs) a bonus. The owner, Tessa was very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely time here and would highly recommend it - we hope to return!
Family Summer Holiday
We stayed at St George’s Cottage for two weeks with our two children aged 8 & 13. The cottage is perfectly situated just a short stroll from the seafront which has bars, cafes and restaurants. There was great communication from the owner during the booking process and with the check in, including directions to the cottage avoiding busy route. We were delighted with the standard of the accommodation. We were welcomed by fresh flowers, bubbles for the kids and milk in the fridge! There was also a supply of staple foods in the kitchen cupboard for us to use as needed. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped with all you need and more to make a fantastic stay. It was tastefully decorated (I wish I had your artistic flare Tessa!), and furnished, and very comfortable. All bedding (very good quality) and towels were supplied even down to beach towels if needed. Plenty of hot water, two bathrooms and three toilets for those busy times were very welcome! The cottage is a great base for exploring south Devon and the parking space is a bonus. Tessa is very friendly and happy to give advice on places to visit or answer any questions we had. We can honestly say that St George’s is the best accommodation we have stayed in and we hope to visit again in the future. Thank you for a lovely stay!!
St George Cottage
St.Georges Cottage Babbacombe
Lovely cottage in a perfect position, clean, modern and faultless. We intend to book again
Fantastic property so close to the sea
What a find, a lovely roomy but cosy property, a stones throw from the sea, one of the best we have stayed at, Tessa, the owner has been great. The cottage is so nice we didn't want to leave.
The stair lift was invaluable for our mother who has limited mobility, and she loved the time spent holidaying here.
We felt really looked after.
Thank you so much. we will be back and will be recommending to friends and family.