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Stunning seaside home on English Riviera

Hospitality specialists from global real estate advisor Colliers International has been called in to market a unique property overlooking Babbacombe Bay in Devon. 

Originally traded as a hotel and seaside café, Babbacombe Bay House has now been reconfigured as a stunning five-bedroom home incorporating several holiday apartments as well as a café. The new-look property is now on the market at £1,150,000 for the freehold. 

Ed Jefferson from Colliers International said: “Babbacombe Bay House can certainly be described as a completely refurbished property! Our client bought the building in 2013 and carefully restored it in order to trade as a hotel. 

“He has now restored it once again to create an impressive family home including the stunning roof terrace featuring views across the bay, along with four holiday apartments and the thriving café. 

“Having spent an enormous amount of time and effort completing these transformations, the owner has now decided to retire, giving new owners an exciting opportunity for a new life running a thriving business on the English Riviera.” 

Arguably the finest resort town in the whole of Devon, Babbacombe is just 18 miles from Exeter and 28 miles from Plymouth. The popular English Riviera resorts of Paignton and Brixham are close by and there are excellent train connections to Torquay. 

A major tourist draw with its own mild micro climate, the area is popular with visitors throughout the year. 

Ed Jefferson added: “The latest configuration combines a beautifully refurbished home with the excellent, staff-run café and the self-contained apartments – it's an ideal lifestyle business.” 

The café comprises an open plan trading area that opens out on to the patio with space for up to 48 covers. There is scope to expand the business by extending the opening hours in to the evening. 

There is a one-bedroom apartment for the staff with its own access currently let on an assured short hold tenancy. 

A dedicated staircase leads to the four well-appointed self-catering flats which were created from the former hotel. 

The private house is accessed from the front and rear and includes a quality, open plan kitchen and five en suite bedrooms on the first, second and third floor. The roof terrace offers 360-degree views over the entire bay. 

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Ed Jefferson

Senior Surveyor


I trained with a long established firm of specialist chartered surveyors and have been working in the leisure sector since 2010. I joined Colliers Hotels Agency team in 2017 to cover the South West region and am based in Bristol.

I have a strong agency based background and have specialised in the hotel sector for some time. My core focus is handling top quality privately owned hotels & Inns throughout the South West region.

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