On the edge of Hope Cove, just 350 yards from the beach, Coast Path, pub and shop, three chalet-style cottages side by side within 2 acres of shared gardens of a small holiday development called Thornlea Mews. The gardens are largely informal lawn with a communal barbecue area and picnic tables around the grounds for everyone’s use.
A grass slope and 6 stone steps lead down to Brook Cottages, which are set apart from the main development.
Inside, each chalet is simply and comfortably furnished in Scandinavian style and is beautifully light due to big width-of-house windows revealing lovely countryside views over their own shared level lawn (picnic tables). The three cottages share a laundry room (coin-operated washing machine and tumble drier). Baby baths available. Fuss-free, uncomplicated accommodation just a stroll from the beach: a great place for two or three families staying next to each other or for quiet out-of-season seaside breaks.
3 Brook Cottages: Front door to bright and comfortable open-plan living/dining/kitchen (microwave, fridge, electric cooker) with TV/DVD player and views across the garden. Small simple shower-room (suite). Four steps up to three bedrooms - a double with sliding door to a room with 3' bunks, and a twin (limited clothes-hanging space in twin and bunk rooms).
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.
Three bedrooms down 4 steps: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x 2’6” bunks. Shower room with shower, WC, basin. Open plan living space with seating area, dining area and kitchen.
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.