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.
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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.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.
We have been to many cottages in Devon, this one is certainly one of the best. Everything you could possibly want and more. Would definitely go back again.
Charming cottage in the heart of Babbacombe
I decided to book this cottage as it was close by to everything needed for a trip away. It was a treat to the parents so I wanted to ensure everything was perfect. I could not have asked for more with this cottage. The kitchen had everything you needed (including items you didn't think you needed) and the living room was huge and great for evening sittings of cards. The little sitting area out the front was great for having breakfast in the morning and a drink before dinner in the evening. The beds were comfy and the water always hot. The cottage was also very warm which is just how we like it! We appreciated the milk, tea and sugar being available on arrival so we could have a cup of tea after the long journey down. The owner of the cottage is lovely and provides a lot of useful information. She goes that extra mile to make sure you feel like you're staying in a home away from home. The area is also very dog friendly which is perfect if you're planning a week away with your beloved dog.
There is a pub in staggering distance which is always a plus. Their karaoke on a Friday night is definitely something to go to. In terms of food, definitely try the fish and chips from The Usual Plaice and Chinese from the buffet, Oriental touch. If you want basics I'd recommend driving to the Waitrose as they have more to offer. Overall I definitely recommend this cottage for an amazing stay.
Thank you so much for that kind review. We took a rental ourselves over Easter and we were a little surprised at how basic the provision was there! So to have my guests express such appreciation was great.
Come again soon!
A wonderfull cottage in a perfect setting.
The cottage was clean and very well-maintained..The description of location etc was accurate. The customer service was 5 star and I would recommend this cottage to anyone