Cary Arms & Spa


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Call For Price as of 11/03/2023

A characterful selection of Hutss and suites on the South Devon coast, complete with luxury spa and outstanding views.

One of the Sunday Times' coveted Best Places to Stay', Cary Arms & Spa is a luxurious boutique hotel and spa complex, blissfully secluded in South Devon's Babbacombe Bay. The scenery here is truly magnificent, taking in the red cliffs of Dorset and even Portland Bill on a clear day. Forming part of the South West Coast Path, you can easily capture some of the most beautiful seaside views you'll ever see.

The Cary Arms beach Hutss and suites are a special addition to the hotel complex, nestled right on the water's edge amongst tropical coastal gardens. Cradle your morning coffee on your private terrace, as you take in all the dramatic beauty of the Jurassic coast...and that's just for starters!
There's plenty of traditional seaside charm imbued in your luxurious Huts, complete with lovingly selected furnishings, contemporary artwork, and huge wall-to-wall glass doors (meaning you won't miss out on a single moment of that fantastic scenery, whatever the weather).

Discover a spacious terrace and lounge with feature fire, a cosy double bedroom and a sumptuous waterfall shower. Indulgent additions include Smart TVs, a mini Smeg fridge and a Sonos wireless music system...what else could you possibly need? Well, how about a complimentary bottle of house wine and soft drinks too!

If you're celebrating something special, or you're simply in the mood for an upgrade, the incredibly spacious Beach Suites measure an impressive 980 sq ft each and are decked in shimmering coastal colours that complement the panoramic views. Wrap yourselves in the soft bathrobes provided, pour yourselves a drink and just relax! Or take a trip to the sea-facing, glass-faceted spa, and spend some much-needed chillout time in the steam room or sauna.

After a sound night's sleep, enjoy an optional continental hamper delivered straight to your Huts or suite, as you mull over what you're going to do with your day. The English Riviera is home to many beautiful towns and fishing ports, including Brixham and Dartmouth, famed for its narrow winding streets and stylish shops. Dartmoor National Park, meanwhile, is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and accessible within half an hour.

Otherwise, why not simply unfurl your towel on one of Babbacombe's beautiful beaches, all of which are sun-soaked and view-filled? Energetic types can try out all kinds of watersports, while if you're feeling particularly lazy, the historic Babbacombe Cliff funicular railway is on hand to take you from beach to village in the most scenic way possible.

Enjoy a meal at the hotel restaurant (where you might even bag the Captain's Table if you're lucky enough!), and then saunter back to your heavenly Huts, just in time to catch that blazing orange sunset reflected in the sea.


  • The Humble Bee

    • 4
    • 2 nights min stay

    This might be a human-sized beehive, but there’s no colony of guests, just the two of you. Sip champagne as the steam from the outdoor bath drifts up the rock walls that make the Humble Bee such a hidden spot or fold back the various doorways and let the woodland flow in. Moving between the landings inside, you’ll find thick furs, a day-bed for lounging and on the top floor, a king-size bed that appears suspended in the ceiling. The light from the honeycomb feature wall and heater flickering off reclaimed crates, barrel strapping and rich, dark wood give the hive a sultry, honeyed glow. If you choose to venture out of Humble Bee in search of the sweet nectar of adventure, then the wilderness of Dartmoor is merely a bumble away. Take the short tramp to the Railway cafe or grab bikes from the nearby youth hostel, get a good route from Yvette and range a little further. You’re just a hop from town, so you might hear the nearby park and local school from time to time, but it also means you can drop into the shops of Okehampton then retire to Humble Bee’s kitchen to cook up a storm. There is even a hot tub shared with your neighbours in The Bird Box and Moonbeam Yurt at Honeyside Down. However, it’s in the cosy den of the hive where you’ll likely spend most of your time - soaking in the amazing private outdoor bath and napping and luxuriating in the wonderfully creative habitat of Humble Bee. As featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces on Channel 4.

    £190.00 per night

  • The Hideaway At Milkshed

    • 4
    • 2 nights min stay

    Nestled in Devon's Blackdown Hills, The Hideaway is a cool, contemporary and sustainable stay for 2 complete with a hot tub. Stylish and sleek, this romantic escape has huge bi-fold doors so you can bring the outside in, filling the space with natural light and fresh air. In the evenings either snuggle up in the cosy double bed or step out onto the decking for drinks and dinner alfresco before firing up the hot tub for a relaxing soak under the stars. Sleeps 2 🛏️ Green Stay 🌿THE HIGHLIGHTSA stylish cabin with a contemporary interior and plenty of luxuries, such as underfloor heating throughout.Huge bi-fold doors mean you can open up the open plan living and dining space completely, letting in plenty of that fresh Devon air.Outside, you’ll find a large area of decking with a table and benches and a private hot tub, perfect for relaxing in the evenings with a glass of something.Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just 20 minutes from both Exeter and the Jurassic Coast.

    £165.00 to £240.00 per nigh

  • The Devon Den

    • 4
    • 2 nights min stay

    After four, happy years of welcoming lovely guests, the old Den is being replaced with this wonderful space. Everything at The Devon Den has been designed to encourage guests to immerse themselves in nature. The open-plan cabin’s unique shape, hand-crafted by Jo and Ben, lets you breeze in and out to the woods, wander to the crackling fire pit and dip your toes in the stream, take a dip in the wood fired hot tub, or just enjoy the rocking chair on the veranda, all while surrounded by the sounds of wildlife. A genuine love of, and commitment to, the environment runs through every choice, from the sustainable materials used to make the cabin, to the top end solar power system, a dry toilet and even the little ladders in the pond for frogs and newts. In the Den there are games, jigsaws and a library including recipe books full of tips for getting the most out of the BBQ and superb local produce. On booking, you will be sent a digital guidebook which works offline, with all the info you need to get the most from your stay - maps to guide you along the nearby lanes and footpaths, details of secret Dartmoor swimming spots, tips on the best pasty shop. You can nip out to the glorious beaches at Bude, just forty minutes away, or take the Granite Way cycle path from Okehampton along the old railway lines. Your hosts are knowledgeable and passionate eco builders who could give you a crash course on every aspect of sustainable living, but even if you simply linger here for a few days, you’ll come away with a renewed appreciation for the peace and beauty of nature.

    £190.00 per night

  • Slate Park

    • 4
    • 2+

    Bespoke cabin with a hot tub and stunning views overlooking South Devon’s beautiful countryside, perfect for a peaceful couple’s escape. Handcrafted cabin, built using local materials and set in a peaceful part of the South Hams near Modbury. Inside you’ll find responsibly sourced bedding and furnishings made by local craftspeople, including the sink bowl which was thrown by a ceramicist less than a mile away. Enjoy the view as you relax in the wood-fired hot tub before rustling up some dinner on the BBQ. There’s plenty to do in the local area, from days at the beach to long walks and bike rides in the countryside, to exploring the charming town of Modbury.

    £165-214 per night - Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

  • Rose Cottage

    • 4
    • 3 nights Min Stay

    Rolling green hills and winding valleys set the scene for this quaint 18th century thatch-roofed cottage in North Devon. Original features and modern amenities come together to create a welcoming holiday home. Two bedrooms make the place ideal for families staying together, but it’s also cosy enough if you wish to stay as a couple. When it’s time to relax, you have a private hot tub and a two-person copper bathtub to choose from. The open-plan living area is the first room of the abode, where you’ll encounter a soft leather sofa in front of a log-burning stove and a dining table for enjoying a spot of cream tea. If business calls during your stay, there is a handy desk where you can set up your laptop. When you are ready for dinner, a Sonos surround sound system means you can play your favourite soundtrack while cooking up a storm in the well-appointed kitchen. Accompany your meal with a drink fixed at the honesty bar. The ground floor is complete with a comfortable double bedroom and a separate bathroom with a bath and combined shower. Upstairs, you’ll find the main bedroom, where a super-king size bed promises a soundless slumber, and an ensuite bathroom, where the freestanding bath is the perfect place to unwind after a long morning hike. The home also boasts a secluded, Mediterranean-inspired garden with a seating area for sipping your beverage of choice on a balmy afternoon. Soak your cares away in the hot tub – a wooden canopy shelters it from the elements, so you can relax among the bubbles, whatever the weather. Towels, dressing gowns and plastic glasses are provided to add to the experience. A pub, a community shop and plenty of country walks are on the doorstep, but if you’d prefer to take a day trip, Peppercombe Beach is a 40-minute drive away. Or why not explore the moorland of Exmoor National Park, reached in approximately 30 minutes by car? A 15-minute stroll takes you to Millbrook Estate, where you can take advantage of the BBQ hut, fishing lakes and private dining experiences.

    £1,285.00 per week

  • Prince Hall

    • 4
    • 2 nights min low season 3 nights high & Weekends

    Sitting within its own extensive grounds, in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, this beautiful Georgian country house certainly has the wow factor. Comfortably sleeping up to 18, Prince Hall has plenty of extras to keep guests of all ages entertained. If you’re looking for a tranquil country escape with friends or family, this show stopper of a property has it all. The large, elegant family lounge has huge windows which flood the space with natural light and make the most of the fabulous garden views. There’s plenty of comfortable seating and you’ll also find a TV and a selection of games. The spacious kitchen has been recently refurbished in a welcoming, farmhouse style. With a huge gas range stove and big American fridge/freezer, it’s been perfectly designed to cater for a large group. You’ll find everything you need to prepare and enjoy a leisurely breakfast, light lunch or fancy dinner, including an air-fryer, microwave, toaster, crockery and glassware. Then all you have to do is decide where to eat your feast – at the informal kitchen table, in the large dining room or outside in the picturesque garden. One of the pleasant surprises in this fantastic property is the well-equipped games room. Here you can challenge your guests to a game of table football, enjoy a pool tournament or brush up on your table tennis skills. Adults and children alike will be drawn to this fun-filled space. Another hidden gem is the infrared sauna, located on the first floor, which is available for your own private use during your stay. The room also has a walk-in shower to refresh you after your relaxing sauna session. The nine spacious bedrooms with super king-size beds (seven of which can be twin beds if needed) are all ensuite so there won’t be any queues for the bathroom in the morning. One boasts a decadent four-poster and another offers a delightful sleigh bed. Each room is super-comfy and guarantees guests a fab night's sleep. Stepping outside to the huge, private gardens you’re in for a treat. As well as spectacular views across the moorland, you’ll find a large BBQ area with outdoor seating, a hot tub, a fire pit and even a woodland meditation circle. With a national park on your doorstep, there are plenty of opportunities to explore your breath taking surroundings on foot. And if you fancy a pub lunch or tea and cakes, the nearest village, Princetown, is three miles away. Here you’ll also find a brewery and Dartmoor Prison Museum.

    £1,095.00 up to £650 per week

  • Longdown Cabin

    • 4
    • 2 nights min stay

    This charming, cosy cabin for two is the ideal spot for a romantic retreat in the picturesque South Devon countryside. Wake up and enjoy a morning coffee whilst gazing out at the far-reaching views across the Erme estuary valley, before venturing out for a walk in the marvellous surrounding scenery. After a day exploring the area, sink into your own private hot tub for a luxurious soak under the stars. Longdown has a fabulous, unique hilltop position, offering up amazing views which can be enjoyed through the huge floor-to-ceiling windows. The elevated spot also ensures that you have unrivalled views of the stars at night, which are truly spectacular. Inside, the cabin is comfy and cosy and has a luxurious king size bed topped with sustainably made, environmentally conscious mattress toppers from Naturmat. The luxury bedding is made using organic Devonshire wool and biodegradable materials and guarantees you and your loved one a great night’s sleep. The cabin also has a fab ensuite bathroom that features a large rainfall shower and a handheld shower head. The bespoke sink bowls are hand-thrown by local ceramicist, Arwyn Jones, less than a mile away in Modbury. The bathroom also features underfloor heating to keep your toes nice and warm on those chilly winter days. The cabin’s quaint kitchen is nicely equipped with an induction hob with two rings, a combined oven, microwave, grill and a small fridge. You also have saucepans, kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery and glasses to use throughout your stay. Back outside and as well as your wood-fired hot tub, you also have a ceramic BBQ and a pizza stone, so you can indulge in some alfresco meal preparation whilst breathing in the fresh country air. To top it off you also have outdoor hot and cold showers, which come with a useful handheld shower for washing off sandy wetsuits or dirty paws. When it comes to venturing out, you have lots to see and do in the local area. Situated in South Devon there are plenty of great beaches nearby that offer opportunities to try your hand at surfing, waterskiing, sailing, paddleboarding, snorkelling, diving and sea swimming. Just remember to bring your costume with you! There are also some lovely secluded coves, beachside cafes and nice spots to sit and soak up the sun. The area is also great for avid walkers, with miles of beautiful countryside just waiting to be explored. Foodies will also love the array of lovely restaurants nearby, which offer a range of locally and sustainably caught fish and seafood, seasonal and local fruit and vegetables, light bites and big tasting menus.

    £165.00 up to £215 per night

  • Cidermakers Cabin

    • 4
    • 2 nights min low season 3 nights high & Weekends

    Perched on a green and wooded hill in some marvellous rolling Devon countryside, Cidermaker's Cabin is an exquisitely designed and built shepherd's hut available as a self-catering space for couples and individual travellers looking to spend time in nature. Newly built and brimming with elegant features, local art and first-class amenities, Cidermaker's Cabin is the ultimate getaway for anybody who wants to immerse themselves in nature without compromising on luxury and comfort. The cabin itself is deceptively spacious inside, making good use of smart design, large windows and natural wood finishes to create a comfortable space which two people can easily coexist in. The cabin occupies a small footprint, but happily contains everything that a resourceful couple could need for a restorative time away. There is a full kitchen, with a two-burner hob, oven/microwave and even a butler's sink, as well as ample preparation space, perfect for cooking up everything from a slap-up breakfast before you hit the footpaths to a romantic evening meal to be enjoyed with a glass of cider on the deck outside. Off the main space, you'll find a built-in king sized bed, occupying the entire width of the cabin, and benefitting from the same high vaulted ceiling which characterises the space. The bathroom is contemporary, with a high-pressure rain shower heated by an external boiler. Throughout the interior, beaded lumber, neutral tones and subtle, whitewashed finishes come together to create an elegant and subtle space. When it rains, snuggle up inside with a good book and a cup of tea, and when the sun shines, head out in the surrounding region with a picnic, taking in the Exmoor light, warmth and unique flora. Typically guests at Cidermaker's Cabin spend their time hiking in nature, before returning home to sit out on the timber porch with a glass of locally made cider before cooking a meal together using seasonal ingredients. For anyone who loves nature and being outside, the area is dreamy in all four seasons, and there really is nothing like coming home to your own cosy space for a hot shower, a cold drink, and another evening with only the sounds of the wind in the trees as you drift off to sleep. While the cabin is secluded, the nearby village of Meshaw is a quaint and historic settlement, and is ideal for enjoying a pint of local cider in a charming pub, picking up local meat, vegetables, bread and cheeses, and taking in some history and culture. The beaches and coast are within easy reach, and there are dozens of footpaths, cycle trails and hikes nearby.

    £95.00 per night