Discover Maidencombe

Mentioned in the Doomsday book,1086, Maidencombe is a rural hamlet overlooking the sea and Lyme Bay. Always popular with visitors who appreciate walking, country life and nature along with stunning sea views, it is the perfect place to relax, unwind and bathe in a safe, quiet bay. In the evening, take a short stroll from Bowden House to the Thatched Tavern, where you can look forward to excellent food and a friendly welcome.

If you want to explore further afield, Torquay is less than 4 miles away and Babbacombe Bay is well worth a visit. All can be reached on foot along the coastal route if you are a serious walker, or for the not so energetic, by car or local transport.


The Thatched Tavern in Maidencombe
The Thatched Tavern

Nestling in the heart of Maidencombe, a pretty picture postcard village in the Torbay countryside and just a stones throw from Bowden House and the gorgeous Maidencombe Cove, you'll find the delightful Thatched Tavern.

Drink or dine in the cosy bar with roaring log fires in the winter, the light and airy restaurant or Al Fresco in the fantastic award winning garden that surrounds the pub. For news of forthcoming fun nights, quizzes, music nights and daily menu specials

Rock Solid coasteering

Rock Solid Coasteering

COASTEERING is the newest, Most exciting adventure sport! ROCK SOLID run by local specialists know every nook and cranny of the coast. You will be Bouldering, deep water solo-ing, leaping, exploring hidden caves, diving through 'sumps' and   seeing wildlife and ancient geology on your adventure with us.

The surrounding area has so much to do! Nearby you can SUP, Kayak, play golf, Glamp, eat, Clay shoot, Paintball, Hike, fish and Hike.​ The best coasteering location with a pub, (Exclusive 'COASTEERING' menu) Beach Cafe, Free Parking and lots of other attractions right at your finger tips!

Call Zig 07723088292 for help planning your trip!

The Bay at Babbacombe

Situated on top of the distinctive red sandstone cliffs sits the charming village of Babbacombe with its stunning sea views along the promenade, individual shops, great sea food and water sports. Steeped in history and a sense of a bygone era, the Babbacombe cliff railway is a popular attraction, providing passengers with spectacular views as it travels up and down the 240 ft cliff face to Oddicombe beach

Shaldon Devon

Shaldon is a must visit,  a traditional fishing village situated on the South Devon coast across the Teign estuary and opposite the resort of Teignmouth. With the estuary and open sea providing a choice of waters, there are plenty of water sports and activities to enjoy and learn, or you may like to take one of the many boat trips available for a little fishing or just sightseeing.  For more nautical fun, the Shaldon Water Carnival is the oldest running regatta in the world.


There is something for everyone in Torquay and you don't need to be a surfer! There are a vast number of attractions to keep you entertained, to include the world famous Agatha Christie Trail, Torre Abbey & Gardens, boat trips around the bay and to nearby Dartmouth, Bygones plus the amazing Kents Cavern, one of Europe's top prehistoric Stone Age caves. Plus an abundance of exciting restaurants. A visit to the Marine Zoo perched over the harbour will be memorable and for the child in you there is the Wave Leisure Pool.