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A luxury 180° self catering, sea view room at The Buccaneer Inn overlooking Babbacombe Downs in Babbacombe, St. Marychurch, Torquay!
WINNER OF THE 2012 CASK ALE PUB OF THE YEAR!
Welcome to The Buccaneer Inn on Babbacombe Downs in Torquay. Situated in a stunning location on the cliff top promenade with far reaching views across Lyme Bay.
On the first floor above the pub are two 5* bedrooms, The Schooner Room and The Sloop Room, perfect for a room break with a difference. You can't help but be drawn to the large windows and the 180° sea views from each of the rooms along with the lively atmosphere of Babbacombe Downs.
The Schooner Room is 'roomy' with an extremely comfortable king size bed and en-suite shower room. There is an additional seating area with bar stools & table which enjoys 180° sea views overlooking the Babbacombe Downs and Lyme Bay. What better way to enjoy an aperitif before dinner! There is also an electric kettle with tea & coffee making facilities plus a small fridge & microwave for your convenience.
The Buccaneer is a family run pub where you will always find a very warm welcome. Serving a range of St. Austell cask conditioned ales and keg beers & ciders plus a selection of wines, spirits & soft drinks, and from March 2012 a new menu combining traditional fayre with a speciality hand-made burger selection and specials such as local sea-food.
Tasteful live music is staged once a week in peak season (finishing at 11pm) and before you ask, the background noise in the bedrooms is surprisingly low due to extensive sound-proofing. For those wanting to enjoy the Buccaneer to the full, you can join in with the fun below and make use of the facilities the pub has to offer. For those who just want a luxury room in a superb location then you can utilise the accommodations separate entrance and experience the full privacy you desire.
Having an impressive reputation since ownership a few years ago, you will not be disappointed with the hospitality & cleanliness of the luxury bedroom and the pub below.
Close by, the famous Babbacombe Cliff Railway built in 1926, has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to and from Oddicombe Beach in over 84 years of service.
Surrounded by some of the most breath-taking scenery to be found in the UK, the Cliff Railway provides a vital and non-exhausting way for locals and holiday makers alike to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and take in the amazing views as they travel to and from the water’s edge.
Torquay's busy harbour side and town centre are just a couple of miles away by car. Alternatively, you can walk there & back along the famous South West Coastal Path, with stunning scenery every step of the way.
The English Riviera is a resort in the truest sense of the word, attracting visitors of all ages and interests throughout the year. Undergoing a water front regeneration and a number of new attractions in Torquay and accommodation schemes, Torquay has something for everyone and for all ages, at all times of the year!
Torquay has been one of the UK 's top holiday destinations since Victorian Times when the gentry promenaded, bathing huts were wheeled down to the beaches and anyone who was anyone had an attractive villa overlooking the sea.
Torquay's waterfront is the focus of life in the town. Here you'll find the palm-lined promenade, seafront gardens, a lively harbour and an international marina. The new Living Coasts attraction adds to the variety of the new waterfront and the illuminated bridge is a great backdrop to a relaxing evening drink. Yet within minutes of Torquay town centre there are beautiful beaches easily accessible by foot, road or sea.
There are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves and beaches and walks to rival any in the South West of England, with a climate that belongs somewhere much further south. There are opportunities for surfing, safe swimming, diving, sailing, angling and wonderful opportunities to study the natural wildlife at your leisure.
Pick up your room keys from the bar and a member of staff will escort you to the room which is beyond a saftey locked door. There is also a private entrance door to save walking into the pub itself.
Interaction with Guests
The landlords are happy to offer you a choice of beverages and 10% discount on any Buccaneer Inn meals if staying in either The Schooner or Sloop rooms above.
Babbacombe Downs is an amazing space which enjoys pubs,restaurants & cafés all along the green and to top it all off, 180° panoramic sea views for miles & miles!
There are local bus stops very close by which can take you to Torquay in one direction and Shaldon & teignmouth in the other!
Other Things to Note
The room prices do not include any breakfast which you can get next door at The Angel Tea Rooms.
We regret that smoking is not permitted in the rooms but there is a decked terrace with chairs & tables outside the front overlooking Babbacombe Downs.
The Schooner room at the Buccaneer Inn was lovely and spacious with a fantastic view over the bay of Babbacombe. We couldn't have asked for a more idyllic location. The room had everything we needed and we would definitely stay here again.
This place was wonderful. the hosts were very welcoming and helpful. the location was ideal and we highly recommend the schooner.
The Buccaneer is a hidden gem. The room was unbelievable. Firstly it's huge and secondly has spectacular views from the breakfast bar. We stayed over a weekend and despite being above a pub weren't disturbed at all. Overall excellent experience in a lovely little bit of Torquay.
Cancelled prior to arrival due to visa issues, had pleasant experience with Sue as she helped us to make arrangement with regards to the cancellation.
Steve made me feel very welcome and carried my suitcase up and down the stairs. He showed and explained everything. The room was beautiful and spacious and had everything I could possibly want including a microwave. Quiet with a separate entrance. Stunning view of Lyme Bay. If there was anything I needed I only had to ask.
The location is awesome and the hosts were very friendly and helpful.
Its a pretty town to explore with local amenities nearby.
I would definitely recommend this place for anyone who wants a break from the tedious city life!
Vinay & Shilpa
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About the Host, Sue
Discovery Holiday Homes is a family run holiday rental business operating internationally but with a strong focus on certain destinations. Based in Torquay, UK, Devon is our home territory and we have recently applied our resources to helping local owners and building and excellent selection of properties. Ours is a family business and was founded in 2000 and has grown to have an excellent reputation with owners and guests.
We provide a fully comprehensive package including online bookings, payments in multi-currencies, phone support to holiday visitors in English & German.