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Attractive holiday homes | Anchor Cottages, Hope Cove
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  • Hope Cove
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Anchor Cottages - Mariners Rest


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Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

This coastal property has everything you could wish for. The location is excellent; perfect for exploring this lovely part of South Devon.

Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Open-tread stairs to…
First Floor:
Living/dining room: With electric fire.
Kitchen: With electric oven, microwave and fridge.

All properties: Electric by meter reading. Night storage and convector heaters by meter reading. Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Small patio with garden furniture. Parking.

The wooded cliffs at Bolt Tail form a backdrop to this sandy cove on what is renowned as one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the South Hams. These holiday cottages are set within 100 yards of the safe sandy beach – an unrivalled position for enjoying the seaside, but also perfect for fishing, sailing and water-skiing (with a dinghy-launching slip 200 yards away, and facilities for larger boats at nearby Salcombe). The cottages are in the centre of this charming seaside village, with its pretty thatched cottages, inns, restaurants and small shop within a short walk. The South Devon Coastal Footpath winds along the cliffs and through Hope Cove between Salcombe and Thurlestone, with opportunities for magnificent walking amongst glorious coastal scenery.

The maritime attractions continue slightly further afield. Salcombe, 4 miles away, is one of the most prestigious sailing centres in the country. It offers extensive sandy beaches, too, and a wide choice of fascinating shops, boutiques and restaurants in its quaintly winding narrow streets. The estuary here is a kaleidoscope of brightly coloured craft of all kinds at their moorings – a paradise for sailing enthusiasts. Thurlestone, 2 miles to the west, can be reached either by car or via the coastal path. It boasts yet more expanses of golden sands, a regular feature of this lovely coastline. But, in addition, it has a superb cliff-top links golf course, edged by sandy coves, tennis courts and picturesque streets of thatched cottages overlooking the bay.

Kingsbridge, the ‘capital’ of the South Hams, has a good choice of interesting shops, a museum and a sports centre with squash, badminton and bowling. Boating and diving trips can be arranged in the Salcombe Estuary, and boats are available for hire. Within easy driving distance are the historic cities of Plymouth and Exeter and Kitley Caves. The wide-open spaces and breathtaking scenery of the Dartmoor National Park are less than an hour by car, and there are many National Trust properties, stately homes and interesting gardens within a short drive. Anchor Cottages are set in a little terrace in the village. They have been designed to offer ‘upside-down’ accommodation, with first floor living rooms. Comfortably furnished, each has a small first floor sitting-out area with furniture. They are ideally located for a Devon holiday by the sea. Shop/PO 50 yards.


Coastal Within 1 Mile

Cot Available

Grouped Property

Parking - On Site

Pub Within 1 Mile

Washing Machine



Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 8 reviews


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  • Berkshire

  • Family


out of 10

Very clean and tidy thanks so much Was very happy with our stay compared to previous years.

11 Sep 2022


  • Devizes

  • Family


out of 10

The whole place is dated. The oven door wouldn’t close, the garden furniture was broken. The window catches were snapped. No hot water, called maintenance, no call back. Sustained a serious leg injury from broken garden furniture. Very poor value for money.

22 Aug 2022


  • Bath

  • Family


out of 10

Property was dated in appearance. Shower not working. First two nights we had no upstairs lights and could not get hold of property owner. When we did advised to inspect fuse board, which was quite old and no screwdrivers provided to remove covers. Windows ill fitting and damp coming through front wall, could see brick shape in plasterwork. However, since previous review, bedding was new and property is in an amazing location, 100m from beach so as they say 'Location, Location, Location...' Property needs some TLC to warrant cost it is being let for.

9 Nov 2021

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