1/3 mile along the Coast Path from Hope Cove, in the smaller village of Inner Hope with its much photographed square of thatched cottages and just 150 yards from the sandy cove beach and Coast Path, a spacious house, once two coastguards' cottages and now the largest of a terrace of five. Reached along a footpath with, at the front, enclosed garden with shrubs, patio (table/bench, barbecue) and 3 steps down to lawn; at the back, enclosed courtyard with lots of space for surf/beach gear. Inside, a feeling of space, welcoming. Two steps up to front door. Large kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric cooker). Living room with woodburner and TV/DVD. Downstairs shower-room (suite). Stairs (top stairgate) up to four bedrooms - two double (5' beds), a twin (footboards), and one with two singles. Bathroom (suite). Toys and beach games provided. Boats and kayaks can be launched from two beaches within 200 yards. Pub, 1/3 mile. A brilliant family house at any time of year, moments from the beach with lovely coastal walks on the doorstep and a cosy retreat in the winter.
Hope Cove: little fishing village (shop, pubs) with harbour and sandy beach between red cliffs 4 miles from Salcombe, very pretty along its shore and with an especially lovely old area of thatched cottages. Superb cliff walks - Bolt Tail to Bolt Head (Nat. Trust) and on to Salcombe. Golf at Thurlestone, 3 miles, and Bigbury, 11; Kingsbridge, 6.
Four bedrooms: 2 x king size double, 2 x twin. Bathroom with bath, WC, basin. Ground floor shower room with shower, WC, basin. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with wood burning stove.
HOPE COVE Salcombe 4.6 miles; Kingsbridge 5.1 miles The picturesque and unspoiled village of Hope Cove lies in the sheltered curve of Bigbury Bay on Devon’s south coast. A choice destination for families, the two beaches offering soft sand and rock pools for sandcastle building and fishing for small crabs. The town remains a fishing village where crabs and lobsters are still landed, however it was once used by smugglers. Many ships have perished around the coast and the wrecks that lie beneath the waves make it a popular spot for divers. Above the beach there are a number of pubs and restaurants. The coastal footpath can be joined from here and leads towards Bigbury-on-sea in one direction and the coastal resort of Salcombe in the other.
This property offers the following short breaks: