Peter de Savary Offers Yachties a Devon Bolthole

Superyacht owner Peter de Savary has in his property portfolio: The Cary Arms

This chic, low-key luxury inn is now accessible to those arriving in their own tender.

Located in the picturesque setting of Babbacombe Bay, Devon, the historic inn has just taken delivery of a new pontoon, allowing boat owners to arrive from the Cary’s moorings by tender.

Renowned for its excellent gastro-inn dining, the inn is perched above the bay with sensational views from its terraces. The prized Captain’s Table can be booked for months ahead but the terraced tables are as popular in the summer as the Conservatory Dining Room is for cooler days in Spring and Autumn. The creative and varied menu changes daily.

Choose from a summer fish bouillabaisse, complemented with a chilled glass of Champagne or a plate of traditional fish & chips with a local ale. In the evenings, the atmosphere is lively with an outdoor log-fire and often live music.

In times gone by, visiting Babbacombe Bay for the delights of afternoon tea meant arriving in one’s own boat – Queen Victoria was a regular visitor and said of the place “It’s a beautiful spot…red cliffs and rocks with wooded hills like Italy and reminding one of a ballet or play, nymphs appear-such rocks and grottoes with the deepest sea on which there were no ripples”. With the new moorings and pontoon, boat owners can now moor in the safety of the bay and arrive by tender.

Moorings are priced at £20 per day allowing boat owners access to the pontoon and the Cary Arms. Boats overnighting on the moorings are charged £40 per night. Mooring charges are reduced by 50 per cent when dining.

For those wishing to overnight on dry-land, the Cary Arms offers eight contemporary, New England- style guest luxury rooms. All have magnificent views of the bay with either terraces or balconies. Alternatively, a further four restored Fisherman’s Cottages are available for weekly rentals and adjoin the inn.

Visitors can also enjoy specialist YonKa spa treatments as well as massage in the inn.