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Sit on our sun terrace and enjoy the breath taking view of Hope Cove
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Sample our Wines & Local ales at our fully furnished bar
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Things to Do - Places to Go
Do as you please the perfect antidote to today's hectic pace of life!
Relax and unwind with Hope Cove's stunning coastal scenery or explore inland in the heart of Devon's glorious countryside.
20% off green fee's at Thurlestone and 25% off at Dartmouth Golf Club
When you book into our hotel you will be able to claim 20% off the green fee's at either Thurlestone or 25% off at Dartmouth Golf Club.
National Trust Properties
There are six within approximately an hour's drive from the hotel.
- Overbecks - Find Out More
- Saltram House - Find Out More
- Buckland Abbey - Find Out More
- Coleton Fishacre - Find Out More
- Compton Castle - Find Out More
- Bradley Manor - Find Out More
There are many more properties that are a little further away and are well worth visiting, the National Trust protects much of the surrounding coastline.
Spring comes early to the region and the gardens come into bloom well ahead of the rest of the country.
Recommended Gardens In Cornwall
- The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Mevagissey near St Austell - Find Out More
- Lanhydrock, Bodmin - Find Out More
- Cotehele, Saltash - Find Out More
- Antony House and Garden, Saltash - Find Out More
- Mount Edgcumbe, Cremyll, Torpoint - Find Out More
- The Eden Project near St Austell - 2 gigantic geodesic conservatories - a global garden - Find Out More
Recommended Gardens in Devon
- RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington - Find Out More
- The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton - Find Out More
- Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton - Find Out More
- Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear, Dartmouth - Find Out More
- Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter - Find Out More
- Overbecks, Sharpitor, Salcombe - Find Out More
- Saltram, Plymouth - Find Out More
- Plant World, Newton Abbot - Find Out More
- Lukesland, Ivybridge - Find Out More
- Flete, Ermington, Ivybridge
- Dartington Hall Gardens, Dartington - Find Out More
Explore on Foot
A country village or market town, coastline or estuary. Self-guided walking guides are available on loan from the hotel reception. They will enhance your enjoyment of the area.
Choose from a short stroll from a car park or walk from Hope Cove, a coast path hopper bus runs from May to September.
In addition to sea fishing from Hope Cove, from the Breakwater or rocks, deep-sea fishing trips operate from Salcombe.
There are opportunities for fresh water fishing nearby at Kingsbridge, Ermington and Sherford.
There are 12 golf courses within about an hours drive from the hotel, enjoy discounted rates at Bigbury and Dartmouth please contact hotel reception.
Available locally at Kingsbridge, Dittiscombe near Slapton and Loddiswell or try trekking over Dartmoor.
Nature Reserves - Bird Watching
- Slapton Ley Field Centre and Nature reserve, near Kingsbridge - organise guided walks
- South Milton Ley, near Hope Cove
- The Salcombe- Kingsbridge Estuary
Also excellent bird watching at Prawle, Bowcombe Bird Hide, just past Kingsbridge towards Torcross.
If you are lucky you may spot the rare Cirl Bunting, Little Egrets and visiting Ospreys.
There are numerous migratory birds in the autumn.
A sample bird watching itinerary - is available from hotel reception.
Sailing - Water Sports
Launch your boat from Hope Cove and enjoy sea sailing or the Harbours of Salcombe, Newton Ferrers and Dartmouth offer excellent sailing opportunities.
At Salcombe hire sailing dinghy's, motor boats, go scuba diving etc or cruise the fascinating Estuary nearby at South Milton Sands hire windsurfing equipment, surf skis etc tuition available.
Tennis Courts nearby at Thurlestone, Malborough and Salcombe.
An enjoyable experience with fascinating town centres offering a unique collection of small shops with unusual gifts, craft products and local food and drink.
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Sea View Terrace
Our terrace faces south and west and gets the beautiful Devon sunshine all day long. The perfect place to enjoy a cool beer, a cream tea or one of our light lunches while taking in the lovely view out to sea and over the valley towards Inner Hope. Weather permitting we often find that our guests prefer to eat on the terrace in the evening al fresco rather than eat indoors.....a sunset with a glass of good wine and our freshly caught fish is an excellent experience.
Mobile phones will not work in Hope Cove! For most people this is a blessing but for those that cannot bear to be separated from the outside world you have to resort to walking uphill to Bolt Tail until you find a signal. We do have a payphone in the Hotel to allow you to "check in" with family and friends.
We have our own car park with 14 marked bays which is free to hotel and restaurant guests.
South West Coastal Path
We are on the South West Coast path and have an arrangement with a baggage collection company for those doing the long distance walk. For those who are less athletic or just prefer a gentle stroll, we are 45 mins walk from Thurlstone sands and the famous Thurlstone Arch. In the other direction there is a short walk from the hotel up on to Bolt Tail and back through the old village of Inner Hope (about an Hour). We often see Atlantic Grey Seals from Bolt Tail but even if you dont the contrats of the rugged cliff coastline to the tranquil waters of Hope Cove is worth seeing. For those who like a bit more adventure the walk to Salcombe from Hope Cove takes about 4 hours and covers some of the best bits of the South Devon Coast. We find many of our guests do this walk and take a taxi back from Salcombe (usually about £15 with Taxis Mike and finish off with a well deserved cream tea on our terrace.
Family and Pet Friendly
We welcome well behaved children and pets. Pets are welcome anywhere in the hotel except the restaurant. Guests are permitted to leave pets unattended in rooms while eating but we ask not to allow them onto the beds - fresh WHITE(!!!) linen. Thoses guests who cannot trust their pets not to sneak on to the beds duing mealtimes often leave them in the car. We do have a small conservatory which allows guests to eat supper with their dog at their feet but booking is absolutely essential.
Wireless Internet Access
We have free wireless internet access throughout the ground floor of the hotel provided by walkinwifi. All that is required is a simple and quick registration process and then you are free to surf the web.
Our spacious lounge and bar is open light and airy, the perfect spot to enjoy a light lunch or a pint of our local ale or cider. Our draught real ale (Devon Pride) is supplied by South Hams Brewery and our draught Cider is supplied by Thatcherscider.
In the Autumn and Spring time we will light our log burning stove to take the chill off the evening and we find many who are content to warm their toes with a glass of wine after a good meal in our restaurant. We have a 42" television in the lounge and watch it for all of the major sporting events (especially the Rugby matches).