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The Carrington Guesthouse

The Carrington is a 3-Star, Silver award-winning Guesthouse that is positioned nicely between Paignton beach and town centre. 100 yards in either direction can take you to either the seafront, with its numerous restaurants, bars and the multiplex cinema, or the town centre itself, where you can find a variety of shops for almost every occasion or need. There is also a very convenient coach, bus and train station within walking distance of the guesthouse.

All our rooms can be booked online with immediate viewing of availability and instant confirmation of booking. See left for instant checking of availability.

About Us

At the Carrington we pride ourselves on giving our guests a stay to remember, and one which they will wish to repeat again and again.

Whether you’re staying just for one night or for a week or more, Angie and Brian will endeavour to make sure your stay is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. They would be more than happy to suggest places to visit as well as places to eat, in the surrounding area.

The guesthouse has undertaken major refurbishment work over the past two or three years in an attempt to make the guesthouse even more appealing and attractive, and we hope that you will enjoy the gentle ambience of the Carrington and its facilities.

Due to potential allergies and lack of facilities, we do not allow pets into the guesthouse. Although guide/assistance dogs are permitted.

We are situated just a short walk from the beach, which is considered the best beach on the English Riviera! The walk along the seafront is an enjoyable experience, whatever the weather. The sea is never the same, the waters always changing and there is always something to be seen in the bay, whether it be the local sailors or surfers, or the passing seals and dolphins which visit in the summer months!

You may gain further information on food, rooms, facilities, access and safety by using the drop-down menu to the left.

The new 2016 site scheme was designed and constructed by Mathew Batten.


Here at the Carrington we strive to ensure that your breakfast tastes great!

We use local produce supplied by local companies wherever possible, to give you a taste of the West Country.

We also offer Fair-trade products, if it is at all practical, but still ensuring quality taste and service.

Our Quality Honey Roast Pork sausages are made by a Devon butcher, encased in natural skins, and our bacon is British unsmoked back bacon.

We are proud to support our local shops and producers; when South West products are available e.g. eggs, milk and mushrooms, we will choose these over foreign products (Those from outside the West Country!)

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate these.

All meals are freshly cooked to order and patient is asked during busy periods.

Sample Menu:

A selection of Fruit Juices


Choice of Breakfast Cereals or Porridge


Toast (Wholemeal or White)
Served with butter or Flora and a selection of Jams and our own home-made Marmalade


Carrington Full Breakfast
Quality honey roast pork sausage, bacon, egg (fried, scrambled or poached), hash Browns, mushrooms, baked beans, and a choice of tinned or fresh tomatoes.


Any selection of the above.


Vegetarian Breakfast

Vegetarian sausages, egg (fried, scrambled or poached), hash Browns, mushrooms, baked beans, and a choice of tinned or fresh tomatoes.



Lighter alternatives
Warmed croissants
Poached eggs on Toast
Scrambled eggs on Toast
Boiled egg with toast or bread
Omelette (plain or with cheese, mushrooms, and/or bacon)


24 hours' notice is required for
Continental Breakfast (Croissant, bagel, ham, cheese and a fruit pot



Hot Drinks
Tea (Rain Forest Alliance or Earl Grey)
Coffee (Columbian)
A selection of Fruit and Herbal Teas

Decaffeinated tea and coffee are also available.



We have seven comfortable bedrooms at the Carrington, including:

  • 1 En-suite single room
  • 2 En-suite Family rooms with a double bed, day bed and trundle.
  • 2 En-suite Double rooms
  • 1 En-suite Super King Size room
  • 1 Standard Single room with private bathroom facilities along the landing

All bedrooms are equipped with LCD colour televisions with built-in Freeview, an alarm clock, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, a hair dryer, towels, soap and shampoo/shower gel.

You can view all of our rooms using the slideshow below (Some images may be outdated; rooms will appear different).

Dining Room

We have a large south-facing dining room, which is an ideal environment to enjoy your breakfast; with a large bay window providing a warm and well-lit environment.

Unfortunately we do not possess a lounge, but the dining room is available for guests to sit in during the afternoon and evenings, if required.

  • Room 1
  • Room 3
  • Room 4
  • Room 5
  • Room 6
  • Room 7
  • Room 8

All our rooms can be booked online with immediate viewing of availability and instant confirmation of booking. Use the tool on the menu bar to the left to check availability.



All bedrooms are equipped with LCD colour televisions with built-in Freeview, an alarm clock, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, towels, soap and shampoo/shower gel.


Breakfast is served in the dining room between 8.30am and 9.15am every morning. Earlier breakfasts can be arranged if needed. We will endeavour to accommodate any special dietary requirements guests might have (please give us notice of such requirements where possible). Or if you’re in a hurry, ask Angie for a breakfast roll or packed lunch, to take-away.


Rooms will be available from 3.00pm on the day of arrival and should be vacated by 10.00am on the day of your departure.

Central Heating

The Carrington is centrally heated throughout, with each room being individually controlled for the comfort of our guests.

Parking Facilities

Free parking available on Beach Road off-season (November-April) but from the 1st May until the 31st October we can offer a reserved bay in the nearby multi-storey car park at a charge of £3 per day. (Subject to availability)

Pets and/or Guide/Assistance Dogs

Due to potential allergies in other guests, and a lack of facilities within the building itself, we do not allow pets into the guesthouse.

Tourist Leaflets

Publicity leaflets on local attractions are located in the hallway and first landing for your convenience.

Ironing Facilities

An iron and ironing board are available for the use of guests, and is available upon request.

No Smoking

For the safety and comfort of all our guests, the Carrington Guesthouse is a non-smoking establishment throughout. We would ask all guests to respect this during their stay. Smoking is permitted on the patio at the front of the guest house.



The Carrington Guesthouse is in Beach Road, Paignton and we offer seven guest bedrooms. The Guest House is approximately 100 years old and whilst we aim to meet the needs of all our guests, the limitations of the building may make access difficult for people with limited mobility.

Beach Road is flat but there are three steps into the building from the pavement and as all of our guest bedrooms are on the first or second floor of the building they are unsuitable for wheelchair access.


We are located a short flat walk from Paignton Town Centre and are therefore suited to both car users and those using public transport.
The bus and railway stations are approximately 400 yards level walk from the Carrington Guest House. Taxis are usually available from the taxi rank outside the Railway Station. Buses around Torbay run approximately every 10 mins and daily and weekly travel tickets are available. Buses also run regularly from Paignton to Plymouth and Exeter.
The nearest shops are approximately 100 yards level walk from the Guest House.
Brochures, letters and menus can be printed in large print if required. We regret we do not have facilities to prepare documents in braille.
Paignton shop-mobility scheme operates an outlet just 50 yards from the Guest House. Details can be provided on request.
We are unable to cater for domestic pets, however, Assistance Dogs such as Guide Dogs will be allowed.
We can be contacted by telephone, mail, and email. Please see the 'Contact' section for full details.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

Please advise us of your anticipated arrival time so that we can ensure we are here to welcome you. Rooms are normally available from 3.00pm, however, earlier arrival may be available by arrangement.
From 1st October to 30th April parking is available on the street outside the Guest House at no charge. From 1st May to 30th September parking is available by arrangement in the nearby Multi-storey car-park. We have a limited number of reserved bays on the ground floor of the car-park. These need to be booked in advance. The multi-storey car-park is approximately 50 yards level walk from the Guest House
Alternatively, a weekly pass is available from the tourist information centre for a fee which enables guests to park in certain car-parks around the Torbay area. Guests with the use of a "Blue Badge" can park in Beach Road all year round provided they display both their badge and the clock.
We are happy to provide assistance to guests with their luggage.

Main Entrance & Reception

There is only one entrance to the property available to guests and there are three steps from the pavement into the Guest House.
The front door is kept locked for security purposes, but once guests have checked in they are given a front door key so they may come and go as they please.
The front porch has laminate flooring and a door mat. The main corridor is carpeted and is level throughout the ground floor. The main corridor is lit at all times.
Registration Forms and Bills can be printed in large type if required.
Water Bowls can be provided for assistance dogs. A guided tour of the nearby park can be arranged.

Public Areas - General (Internal)

The Guest House is arranged on three floors. The ground floor is all on one level and a hallway leads to the Dining Room. The Dining Room is carpeted along with the stairs and all bedrooms.
There are 13 steps to the first floor with a handrail on both sides. This leads to Bedroom 1 and a private bathroom. There is then a further three steps to the rest of the first floor rooms with a handrail.
At the end of the first floor landing there is a second staircase of 13 steps with hand rail leading to a half landing, and then four more steps to the second floor where there are a further three guest bedrooms.
The Guest House is centrally heated throughout and the temperature can be controlled separately in each individual room.
The Guest House is non-smoking throughout.

Public Areas - Toilet

We do not have a separate public toilet in the Guest House.

Dining Room

Guests are welcome to use the Dining Room at any time. It has eight individual tables with at least two chairs at each. Menus are available in large print if required.
Breakfast is served in the Dining Room. We try and cater for any special dietary requirements providing we are notified in advance.
At breakfast, cereals, juice, fruit and coffee are all self-service. However, assistance will be given if required.


We do not have any laundry facilities available for guests. There are two self-service laundrettes available locally, and we will be happy to provide information on their location.


We do not have any shop facilities on-site. Various shops are available within 100 yards level walk of the Guest House, and we are happy to direct guests, if required.

Leisure Facilities

The Guest House does not have any leisure facilities.

Outdoor Facilities

The Guest House has a small patio area for the use of guests. This is situated directly outside the front of the property and consists of benches, chairs and a table with seating for six people
A parasol is available if the sun is shining.
Guests may smoke on the patio and a sand bucket is available.

Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting, Clubs, Entertainment

The Guest House has none of the above facilities. Guests may, however, use the dining room as a meeting point if required.


We have seven bedrooms, four on the first floor and three on the second floor. The layout of the Guest House is as follows:

First Floor

  • Room 1 - Double En-suite room with shower
  • Room 3 - Family En-suite room with shower
  • Room 4 - Twin/Super King-size En-suite room with shower
  • Room 5 - Standard Single Room with private bathroom

Second Floor

  • Room 6 - Family En-suite room with shower
  • Room 7 - Double En-suite room with shower
  • Room 8 - Single En-suite room with shower

All the bedrooms are centrally heated and the temperature in each can be individually controlled.

All our bedrooms are carpeted and have an LCD colour Television with built in freeview, tea and coffee facilities. We also provide hair dryer, shampoo and shower gel, towels and soap.

All our beds are made using synthetic duvets and pillows. Additional blankets are available either in the wardrobe or under-bed storage drawer of each room. We are happy to make beds using sheets and blankets if preferred. Please advise us prior to arrival.

There is a wardrobe, bedside table(s), drawers and dressing table in each room along with one chair/stool.

Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [En-suite or Private]

Six of our guest rooms are En-suite, all with toilet, sink and shower; with tiled flooring. Non-slip mats can be provided for the showers on request. Room 5 has a private bathroom along the landing with a bath and grab handle on the right hand side. A non-slip mat is provided.

Additional Information

There are fire extinguishers on each floor and smoke detectors in every room. In the event of a fire, a loud continuous bell will sound. We would ask guests who may not hear the fire alarm to advise us of this fact as soon as possible, and display the red advisory card at night on their door handle. The advisory cards are available on the back of each bedroom door.

Fire evacuation emergency procedures are displayed on the back of every bedroom door and can be available in large print if required.
Smoking is not permitted in the building.
We are happy to refrigerate any medication as required.
We can be contacted during the day and evening by ringing the bell on the panama chest in the hallway, at the bottom of the stairs. If there is no response, we can be contacted by telephoning the our mobile, the number is displayed next to the bell.
Guide/Assistance Dogs are permitted at the Carrington Guest House.

Contact Information

Carrington Guest House
10 Beach Road

Telephone: 01803 558785
Hours of operation: Open all year round.


Booking Considerations

You can Book Online by clicking here.
But, for special offers on your stay, telephone us directly at 01803 558785

All rooms are En-suite with showers (except one single room which has its own private bathroom with bath and shower, and dressing gown provided)

10% discount is given on prices for bookings of 7 nights or longer.
*Family prices are for children aged 3 to 12 years.
Additional charges apply for 3-4 adults in a family room.
Children under the age of three stay free.

Deposit not required for direct bookings; only card details in order to confirm booking.
Rates may vary at Bank Holiday and other times.
Special rates apply at Easter, Christmas and New Year.
Please ask for details.

Room Types

Low-Season Rates

Mid-Season Rates

High-Season Rates









Twin or Super King




Family (2+1)




Family (2+2)




Double (Single Occupation)




For more details on seasonal dates and prices; please contact us on 01803 558785


Below you will find a few of the comments from our happy guests, written within our Guestbook, which we welcome you to add to, should you stay with us.

22/05/2016   28/05/2016   28/05/2016
Absolutely fantastic! Room excellent - food fabulous. Brian and Angeline - amazing! We would love to stay again!
Fantastic stay, best sausages and scrambled eggs ever! Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Great stay. Made very welcome. Many thanks.
29/05/2016   30/05/2016   30/05/2016
Brilliant stay. Room excellent.   Exactly as it said on Trip Advisor - spotlessly clean, Fantastic. Thank you.   Lovely stay, couldn't fault a thing. Thanks
01/06/2016   02/06/2016   05/06/2016
Lovely stay. Clean rooms, great location. Lovely breakfast.   Lovely B&B. Great hosts. Will be back.   Lovely stay. Made to feel welcome. Will be back.
Lovely B&B. Nice and clean, friendly and great breakfast. Thank you. See you soon!
Absolutely amazing. Love it. See you soon!!! We will be back!
Love it. Will be back next year. Thank you.
Well equipped, clean room. Very pleasant. Brian and Angie. Thank you.
Very warm welcome, Pleasant stay.
Lovely B&B. Excellent service, lovely room. Will visit again xxxx


Contact Us

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The Carrington Guest House
10 Beach Road

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(+44)01803 558785

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See Map Below

From the North:

  1. Come off the M5 and head towards Torquay (A38/A380)
  2. At Penn Inn Roundabout (Newton Abbot), take the 3rd exit onto Torquay Road
  3. Continue on Torquay Road
  4. At A380, take the 2nd exit onto Hamelin Way
  5. At Gallows Gate Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hellevoetsluis Way
  6. At Preston Down Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Preston Down Road
  7. Follow on to Headland Park Road to the traffic lights
  8. Go straight over into Seaway Road
  9. Go under the railway line and bear right onto Marine Drive
  10. Drive approximately 1/2 mile
  11. Turn right immediately after the Park Hotel into Beach Road (also signposted for the multi-storey car park)
  12. The Carrington Guesthouse is on the right

From the West:

  1. From Totnes take the A385 to Paignton
  2. At the Tweenaway Cross traffic lights go straight across onto the A 3022 Totnes Road
  3. Go over the traffic lights by the entrance to Paignton Zoo and then take the first right at the top of the hill into Penwill Way
  4. Follow Penwill way to the traffic lights and turn left onto Dartmouth Road
  5. At the mini roundabout take the second exit (right) onto Whitstone Road
  6. Go straight over the next mini roundabout
  7. At the next mini roundabout turn left onto Esplanade Road
  8. Beach Road is past the cinema and immediately after the Spinning Wheel pub


About Area

About Paignton

Paignton is a beautiful coastal town in Devon, that, with Torquay and Brixham, forms Torbay. The Torbay area is a popular holiday destination known nationwide, as the English Riviera.

Paignton was originally a Celtic settlement and was first mentioned in 1086. It grew as a small fishing village and a new harbour was built in 1847. A railway line was opened to passengers in 1859 creating links to Torquay and London. As its population increased, it merged with the villages of Goodrington and Preston to form the present-day Paignton.

Famous for its long, sandy beaches, paddler-friendly waters and a colourful, bustling pier, Paignton remains a popular, traditional seaside resort. The lively seafront of Paignton, Devon, and that of nearby Goodrington, offer a host of attractions from the waterslides of Quaywest to crazy golf on Paignton Green.

Paignton hotels offer easy access to the beach with facilities to suit all tastes. During the summer months you will find the area hosts many festivals and fairs, in addition to the many yearly exhibitions and events which are held on the green.

If you crave peace and relaxation, you can pick a spot on one of the secluded beaches, inlets and coves that stretch along the coast towards Brixham.

Away from the shores, there's no shortage of things to do and visitors are spoilt for choice!

Take the steam train along the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway to Kingswear, visit the endangered species at Paignton Zoo, or indulge in some history at the 500 year-old Kirkham House or at Oldway Mansion, once home of Isaac Singer of Singer sewing machine fame.

And at the end of the day, an evening stroll along the seafront, under the soft light of the beach front illuminations, is a perfect way to wrap up your day. With all the essential ingredients for a magical family holiday, Paignton is the ideal seaside resort.

For more information about the entire English Riviera, you can click here.

Local Attractions

The Torbay area is full of excellent places to visit while on your trip to Devon. The Carrington Recomends:

Paignton Zoo

Situated on Totnes Road, Paignton Zoo is one of the UK’s largest zoological gardens, playing host to an abundance of weird and wonderful creatures, both great and small. Paignton Zoo is an excellent and worthwhile experience for all the family.

You can visit the web site here.

Living Coasts

Owned by the same charity that runs Paignton and Newquay Zoo, Living Coasts is a specialist coastal attraction that houses a number of exotic and local species of underwater critters. Everything from rays and octopi, to seals and penguins, can be found within the easy to reach attraction. Just look out for the giant netting on the other side of Torquay harbour!

You can visit the Living Coast web site here.

Torquay Museum

A quaint museum, situated on Babbacombe Road in Torquay, the Torquay Museum has something for everyone; Explorers and Prehistoric Exhibitions for the historical, an Agatha Christie exhibition for fans of the author, and an Alien Invasion exhibition for the sci-fi fans and movie buffs.

You can visit the web site here.


Cockington is a small, historic village on the road between Paignton and Torquay. Cockington is home to a historic craft centre where you can watch and enjoy master crafters doing what they do best. Crafters include; glassblowers, blacksmiths, soap makers, leatherworkers, potters, gilders and carpenters.

You can find out more here.

Babbacombe Model Village

For those of you who enjoy a gentle stroll, why not go and have a look at the Babbacombe model village, where you can see the world in miniature! Babbacombe Model Village contains thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles that capture the essence of England's history.

You can visit the web site here.

Kents Cavern For the more adventurous types, be sure to visit Kents Cavern. The cavern is a prehistoric cave and award winning attraction that was used by Britain's earliest ancient humans, thousands of years ago. Today the cave is a protected national monument and an internationally renowned prehistoric show cave. You can find it on Ilsham road in Torquay.

You can visit the web site here.