Attractive holiday homes | Anchor Cottages, Hope Cove
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  • Hope Cove
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Anchor Cottages - Pirates Cove


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Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile
Situated literally on the beach front, Pirates Cove can sleep up to seven guests and is fantastic for the whole family.

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, double sofa bed and French doors to patio.
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

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  • Telford

  • Family


out of 10

The overall holiday experience was poor despite a good location. The lack of key safe and key placed under the mat meant that another family were able to enter the house, unpack and sleep in the accommodation. a key safe would have stopped this possibility. With them having slept in our accommodation and no easy way to sort out as we arrived at 9am on Sunday morning to find they were in their pyjamas (despite them knowing they were staying in westward ho) we were forced to move in to westward ho. The holiday letting agent was different but the owner of both properties is the same person. Curtains were significantly ripped; net curtains were filthy and seems to have mould on them; windows mostly broken so could not open, windows and sills were dirty; outside space chairs could not be used as so dirty. There was an ant infestation in the outside space that would have been noticeable if cleaners went outside to clean the chairs. It was all very disappointing and a separate e-mail will be sent as we were so disappointed with quality. Basic cleaning ok, cobwebs were common and we had to clean the bathroom as sink and bath were dirty - very disappointing considering we are still in a pandemic and you expect quality cleaning between guests entering. We would also expect reasonable standards of refurbishment for the price paid. This was all avoidable in this accommodation if a key safe was in place. The family in our property indicated that they had similar cleanliness and standard of maintenance issues but we cannot verify. However the images selling that property had the same images as so can assume that it was of a similar standard as both also had keys under the mat

5 Sep 2021


  • Winchcombe

  • Family


out of 10

Great location in a lovely village. The cottage was reasonably well equipt, but a tired interior that is well overdue for an update. Uncomfortable beds that need replacing and drab decor. The curtains were hanging off the edge of the curtain pole in the bedroom with very thin ineffective curtains. The windows were dirty and the double glazing blown in some units with a broken handle. This cottage feels like as long as it's rented the owners don't need to bother making it nice. We wouldn't book it again.

20 Aug 2021

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