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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby

Bay Cottage Guest House

2.5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPaignton Beach3 min walk
    Popular LocationDartmouth Steam Railway4 min walk
    Popular LocationPreston Beach11 min walk
    AirportExeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.)43 min drive

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  • Double Room, Bathtub (Sitting Room)

    Room amenities

    • 193 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, Bathtub (Sitting Room)
  • Double Room (Double with Sitting Room)

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Double with Sitting Room)
  • Economy Single Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 64 sq ft
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsEconomy Single Room
  • Economy Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 107 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsEconomy Twin Room
  • Double Room (Double with Seating)

    Room amenities

    • 193 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Double with Seating)
  • Double Room (Cosy)

    Room amenities

    • 107 sq ft
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Cosy)
  • Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 107 sq ft
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Economy Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 86 sq ft
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsEconomy Double Room

About this area


Located in Paignton, Bay Cottage Guest House is near the beach. Dartmouth Steam Railway and Torre Abbey are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Paignton Zoo and Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens. Greenway House and Garden and Golden Hind are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Paignton Beach - 3 min walk
  • Dartmouth Steam Railway - 4 min walk
  • Preston Beach - 11 min walk
  • Goodrington Sands Beach - 16 min walk
  • Paignton Zoo - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Paignton Station - 6 min walk
  • AirportExeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 43 min drive


  • Gurkhas Diner - 3 min walk
  • Scoffs - 3 min walk
  • Mariners - 3 min walk
  • The Shoreline - 4 min walk
  • Mo's Grill - 5 min walk

About this property

Bay Cottage Guest House

Bed & breakfast with free breakfast, near Paignton Zoo
Bay Cottage Guest House offers a warm welcome to all our guests. We have level access to the sandy sea front which is just 150 metres away. Railway and coach stations are within 10 - 15 minutes level walk from our front door. There are plenty of attractions nearby including Paignton Zoo, The Steam Railway, The Pier, Victoria Park, The Harbour, Shopping Centre and the Apollo Cinema. There are also plenty of eating places within easy walking distance and we are about 5 minutes from the town centre. Regrettably we cannot accommodate pets or children under the age of 18. All our guest rooms are accessed via staircases over 2 floors. We simply provide Bed & Breakfast for people wishing to take a traditional holiday beside the sea.
Bay Cottage Guest House offers 8 forms of accommodation with free toiletries. Each accommodation is individually decorated. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows regional sanitisation guidelines of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–9 AM


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Towels


  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Individually decorated



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 18 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Alcohol is not served or permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Bay Cottage Guest House B&B Paignton
Bay Cottage Guest House B&B
Bay Cottage Guest House Paignton
Bay Guest House Paignton
Bay Cottage Guest House Paignton
Bay Cottage Guest House Bed & breakfast
Bay Cottage Guest House Bed & breakfast Paignton

Frequently asked questions

Is Bay Cottage Guest House pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Bay Cottage Guest House?
Bay Cottage Guest House doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Bay Cottage Guest House?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Bay Cottage Guest House?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Bay Cottage Guest House located?
Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Paignton Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Paignton Zoo and Princess Theatre. Dartmouth Steam Railway and Preston Beach are also within 15 minutes. Paignton Station is 6 minutes by foot.
Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 11 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 11 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 11 reviews
3 - Okay 27%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 11 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 11 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

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appy ew days away
For price we paid room was adequate breakfast was fabulous as was the location
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Rear stay!
Stayed for two nights and I was made to feel very welcome, the owners were friendly and chatty and had safety in the forefront as well as guest comfort. My room was clean and comfortable and breakfast was made fresh and with care every morning.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The room was clean, but not much room to get around. The toilet is very tight with the shower and wall, if you want to relax there is nowhere for you to sit unless you sit or lie on the bed, I know this reflex's in the price of the room but it would have been nice to have had a guest room to sit in.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Made to feel very welcome. Room was very clean and tidy. Breakfast and service was very good. Excellent value. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in Paignton.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Had a wonderful stay Anna is really nice
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

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