Lovely cottages in a great location | Anchor Cottages, Hope Cove
Light and airy living area | Westward Ho! - Anchor Cottages, Hope Cove
  • Cottage
  • Hope Cove
  • FYA

Anchor Cottages - Westward Ho!


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Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile
Hope Cove is an idyllic seaside village with access to the coastal path and the quaint town of Salcombe.

Three cosy ground floor bedrooms; one double, one twin and one small single. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Open-plan living/dining room but with a similarly well-fitted kitchen area, elec fire and doors 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

Open Plan

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


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  • Dorking

  • Family


out of 10

A strange situation. The owners appear to have lost all interest in the property. We arrived to find no running (drinking) water in the kitchen. We had to drink boiled water from the bathroom tap the first night. Out of date contact details and no response from the owner confused us and prolonged our problem. Finally we contacted the house keeper who got the problem sorted very quickly with a helpful handy man restoring water to the property. Backdoor randomly refuses to lock. Dripping kitchen tap. Main light not working in bathroom. Tired ripped curtains, broken window latches, filthy outside windows. Only 3 dinner plates. Vacuum cleaner unusable. Television barely gets reception and internet is like dial up from 15 years ago, practically unusable. Three nights of loud noise from the pub during Hope Cove Weekend stopped our young children sleeping until midnight. There was a blazing argument in the car park outside the house at 2am on the last night of the event. So wouldn't recommend those dates for a family with youngsters. Generally this is an out of date property in need of updating but kept clean and in a reasonable location.

10 Sep 2022


  • Guildford

  • Family


out of 10

Overall our stay in Hope Cove was very enjoyable, mainly due to location. However the cottage Westward Ho! was disappointing to say the least. The front door and windows were in a filthy state. A bag of rotting carrots was found in a kitchen cupboard. The TV is at least 30 years old and would emit a loud hum after a while. The WIFI was very slow, unreliable and insecure (according to my phone) The location was great for walks, local shops and the beach. We feel if the above points were to be addressed it would be better value for money.

11 Aug 2021


  • Family


out of 10

The only positive thing about this property is the location and I’m not referring to the stunning view of the village car park out front or the concrete retaining wall out back! Hope Cove is quintessentially English with the beach 1 min walk away as are the pubs, with the harbour, shop and lovely hill side bistro only 5 mins walk away. It’s absolutely beautiful! Unfortunately that’s where the positives end. We were prepared for the old grandma decor from the pictures but what we weren’t prepared for was the dark dingy interior, the paint peeling off the doors and windows, the smell of mould and damp that hit you as you walked through the door. The main areas were clean but the mildew on the net curtains, the dead flies on the sill, the spiders nest in the corner of the ceiling, the curtains falling off the runners and the filthy windows with window handles snapped off, all suggested the edges had most definitely been missed. There was a bag a black liquified carrots in the cupboard which had obviously been there for weeks and the kitchen tap both dripped and got stuck, causing repeated drenchings! The mattresses quite clearly dated from Grandmas time, being lumpy with springs in your back and although requested to strip the beds at the end of your stay, you’ll really wish you hadn’t! It’s despicable what we were charged for this property, especially having the audacity to charge us the electric on top! If you choose to stay here, hope for good weather so can enjoy the stunning location and spend as little time in the house as possible!

4 Aug 2021

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