T HE Downs, Babbacombe, is a 12-bedroomed licensed guest accommodation situated on Babbacombe seafront.
Run by Kate and Ed Wood the business offers award-winning meals to resident guest, and guests of surrounding B&Bs, self-catering and apartments
Eight of its 12 en-suite bedrooms enjoy uninterrupted sea views with splendid New Orleans style balconies. It has a comfortable lounge bar, 44-cover restaurant and seasonal Al-Fresco Forecourt Café all serving home-made or locally made produce and locally sourced fish and shellfish.
Kate Wood said: "We are very happy to win and surprised because we had such great competition. It is really lovely.
"It has been six-and-a-half years of hard work and belief and sticking to our business plan looking at customer service and things that are key to our customers.
"It is just my husband and I, and a small very lovely staff that welcome people to stay with us.