Lovely cottages in a great location | Anchor Cottages, Hope Cove
Light and airy living area | Smugglers Haunt - Anchor Cottages, Hope Cove
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Anchor Cottages - Smugglers Haunt


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Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile
Smugglers Haunt is superbly situated close to the beach; perfect for those looking for an active holiday with water-skiing and fishing nearby.

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 and double sofa bed.
Kitchen: With electric oven, microwave, fridge and French doors leading to patio.

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 4 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Mid Wales

  • Family


out of 10

We had a wonderful week away, It is all about location and I don’t think you could beat this unless you were in the lifeguards hut! The decor is a bit dated but we came for a beach holiday where we could relax and the colour of the furniture would not effect it. It was very clean and the housekeeper went above and beyond to help us. She was a star. We said it was one of our best holidays and our kids are 16 - 24!! A tough crowd! We want to book again and could have stayed longer!

16 Aug 2022


  • Wiltshire

  • Family


out of 10

The cottage inside was clean, however basic maintenance has been avoided, this included broken window catches,broken toilet seat, broken and missing smoke alarms, windows were very dirty, weeds on the dirty patio, patio doors key missing, patio furniture broken and dirty. (I could go on!) Worst of all they had cheeped out on the internet and tried to share one connection over four cottages using wifi extenders and it just did not work, and there is no mobile signal in the cove. Lovely location let down by poor maintenance this on top of the maintenance number not answering or responding to messages or texts.

11 Sep 2021


  • Southampton

  • Family


out of 10

Lovely location, with good amenities. Our only complaint is that the cottage could do with a little bit of TLC. Windows could be cleaned, the back terrace could be cleaned and the weeds pulled out. Window handles are broken in places and not all the windows shut properly. In general just a little bit of care would go a long way on the presentation of the property. However, the cottage was comfortable and in an excellent location.

30 Aug 2021

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