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4 Thornlea Mews

Hope Cove, Devon (Ref. 1021183)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "We have used Sykes cottages many times before and this was the first time we have had cause for complaint."

    First impressions of the cleanliness of the cottage were good but we soon realised it had not been cleaned properly and there was a lot of dog hairs. Underneath the furniture had not been cleaned and we also found a used tissue under one of the sofas. There was a lot of dust and hairs underneath them and this could have easily cleaned by just pulling the sofa out. Also when we lifted the rug we found that the floor around it wasn’t as clean as underneath it. We realised that my husband was having a reaction to the pet hairs as he kept getting a tickley cough whenever we were in the property and especially at night, which even though he has never had any reaction to pets before it has totally disappeared since we have been home. The cooker instructions were a bit confusing and the grill came on with the oven and burnt the outside while the inside was still raw, hence we didn’t cook in the property. An iron was provided but no ironing board. Previous properties we have stayed in with Sykes have been let by the owners but this one we noticed was looked after by a letting company so you didn’t get the personal touches to the stay and it will definitely be something I make sure of next time.

    Thank you for your feedback on your recent holiday. I’m sorry to hear that there were some cleanliness issues on your arrival, we would have welcomed the opportunity to address these during your stay if we had been aware of these; but your comments have been passed onto the cleaner for their attention. We haven’t had any other comments on the instructions for the oven but these will be checked to ensure they are clear for future guests. We hope you still enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to the area in the future. Coast & Country Cottages on behalf of Property Owner

    Reviewed by NickolaSep 2021

  • "Four adults and one choc labrador shared the place."

    It was small but adequate and clean. We managed to make dinner and eat round the dining table each night. The Cove post office was fab, easy access to walks, lovely space for the dog to run around and good parking.

    Reviewed by FrankSep 2021

  • "We love Hope Cove and have visited every year for the past 10 years."

    Our experience with your company was excellent and we can’t fault that however, Whilst the property was in a great location it isn’t really suitable for more than two people. We came as a three with our dog and struggled with the space. For example, We had to store all our beach stuff outside (thank goodness it was sunny), other items in our car, and it was impossible to find space to extend the dining table - it’s almost pointless having it there taking up much needed space. We also had issues with parking and quite often we didn’t manage to get a space which was very frustrating as it meant we had to pay additional costs to park in the town car park when the property is advertised with car parking. The shower also didn’t drain - we bought sink unblocker - there was an old hot cross bun in the cupboard on arrival and we generally felt the pictures used to advertise the property were misleading. When we return to Hope Cove in the future we would not book Thornlea Mews again and would not recommend it to anyone travelling in a party bigger than a couple.

    Reviewed by MadeleineAug 2021

  • "The accommodation is in a very good location a short walk from the beach and is well equipped."

    However the actual living area was smaller than expected and it would be better described as an apartment/maisonette rather than a mid terraced cottage. The double bed was also very uncomfortable - although several mattress covers have been used to remedy this they don’t work. A comfortable mattress doesn’t cost a huge amount and would be a worthwhile addition. The shared garden was lovely but the courtyard seating area immediately outside the front door was scruffy and needs to be improved. It could be such a nice space with some TLC!

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "The property was small and noisy ( you could hear the neighbour snoring) ."

    The property can sleep 4 but the living accommodation was sadly lacking barley large enough for my daughter and I yet alone two other people. Shower room was the biggest (comparably) and best room. No washing machine??? Beds were comfortable and linen clean and fresh, rooms light and bright. Windows terrible- we experienced a bad windy storm and the windows shook and rattled all night . Furniture dated and very very basic. Cobwebs and spider in the main room under the sink . Parking - on three occasions over 10 days I was unable to park due to all spaces occupied!!! Even though one space per property. Location great for beach etc. But for the price I paid ( booked in March) I was extremely disappointed in what I was presented with , the approach to the property from the car park is very ugly - a grey concrete jungle that desperately needs a face lift .

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay at 4 Thornlea Mews. We were disappointed to read of the issue with the windows rattling due to the storm, the owner has informed us that this has now been rectified. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer in the communal laundry room that all guests of Thornlea Mews can use, we apologise if this information was not clearly presented at the property. We are glad that you loved the location, you really can’t beat it and we hope you visit the area again soon. The owner relations team, on behalf of Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2021

  • "To start with, directions were sketchy and the place was badly signed from the road, and could only be seen coming from the opposite direction."

    It was trying after a long drive. The cottage was comfortable but space was very limited. There was no room for a dog bed, and nowhere to stow our suitcases except on the spare beds. The facilities were pretty OK. Not so keen on the bathroom being just a sliding door away from the kitchen, not sure if that is legal, but shower was good. There was no room to do things like drawing, jigsaw puzzles etc for when it was raining, which happened a lot during the week we were away, NOT your fault! Furniture and beds were comfortable and the electric heating worked well, but some of the decor was 'tired'. The walls to the neighbouring cottages were thin so a bit noisy at times. Outside space for the dog was excellent. In the end we came home a day early because the cottage was so cramped and there was no room for pastimes to occupy us when it was raining, also no phone signal was a big disadvantage when my husband needed to be contacted by his Clinical Nurse Specialist during treatment for cancer and the builder working on our house while we were away could not contact us. Neither could we contact them unless we drove out of the village and the whole point of this particular holiday was to relax and not have to go anywhere much while we were there. All in all, the holiday did not meet our expectations of a relaxing week by the sea, exacerabated of course by Covid restrictions so we couldn't go out for a meal, but that also is NOT your fault.

    Many thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately Hope cove, like many coastal villages does have limited mobile signal, however the property does offer free WiFi, which can be used to access WiFi calling should you need to make or receive calls. We have reviewed your points regarding the size of the property and feel the photos on our website are representative of the property and its size. We are sorry to hear that you found it difficult to find the property, especially after a long journey; we have reviewed our travel directions and will make some amendments to make the location clearer. Please note that as long as there is a door between the kitchen and the bathroom, and that there is a basin in between that door and the pan, then bathrooms located off the kitchen are permitted. We’re glad to hear that you found the property comfortable and that your dog enjoyed the outside space. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SylviaMay 2021

  • "Hope Cove, is absolutely lovely and perfect for dog walking."

    We would like to thank Jan the owner of the property we stayed in, she couldn’t have been more helpful. We will come again

    Reviewed by RomaOct 2020

  • "The cottage is perfectly located for the beech and amenities ..."

    The cottage is perfectly located for the beech and amenities The owners couldn’t have made this cottage more of a home away from home, the whole place is clean and comfortable, lots of storage space, lovely bathroom and kitchen Perfect cottage for a perfect holiday Coast and country cottages were very attentive too with brilliant communication and customer service

    What a lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at 4 Thornlea Mews, and hope we can welcome you back again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin (accessed through the double bedroom)
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen and sitting area with electric fire
  • Shared utilities room which includes a washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Extensive communal garden
  • Electric heating and log effect electric woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • One allocated parking space
  • Lawned garden with furniture and barbecue
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome at £25 per week
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles

The property

Set on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Hope Cove is 4 Thornlea Mews, a mid-terrace property offering you and your loved ones a delightful dwelling to rest in when you’re not exploring this scenic region of South Devon.

Inside you can find a contemporary and colourful interior, presenting hues of blue to tie in with the seaside theme, perfect for the desirable location of the property.

On the ground floor the property boasts an open-plan living space, combining a kitchen and a sitting area, the chef of the group can join in with the entertainment of the gathering, as the kitchen can be found just around the corner!

Home to everything you could need, the kitchen holds various appliances to assist you in your culinary requirements.

Take a seat on the sofas to enjoy your dining in a relaxed environment, sat around the electric ‘woodburner' fire, this room is perfect for a winter escape!

The dwelling also benefits from a large communal garden, with ample seating for all and a barbecue, this are makes a great spot for the little ones and your furry companion to play freely as you plan the next day’s events over a burger and a glass of wine.

When the sun starts to set, retreat up the stairs to find the two resting spots; offering a double and a twin room (accessed through the double bedroom), the layout is ideal for a small family to rest in between a day of sandcastle building or countryside rambling.

After a day of exploring, wash off those sandy toes (and paws!) in the ground-floor shower room, perfectly positioned for you to take a refreshing splash as soon as you get back in to prepare for an evening outside of the property.

The local area hosts a variety of eateries, perfect for any time of day, from inns to pubs and bars, there’s something here for every taste.

Hope Cove is also home to a village shop and post office, an art gallery stocking local talent and beautiful work and some really good eateries.

The small village also holds two pretty, family friendly, combining sandy and rocky areas, ideal for rockpool searching and sunbathing!

The popular tourist destination of Salcombe is just over 4 miles away, offering even more eateries and a selection of shops perfect for souvenirs, watersport facilities, a maritime museum, and much more, it makes a fantastic family day out.

Close to Bantham and Kingsbridge too, 4 Thornlea Mews is based in an ideal position for exploring this delightful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Salcombe 4.6 miles; Kingsbridge 5.1 miles

The picturesque and unspoiled village of Hope Cove lies in the sheltered curve of Bigbury Bay on Devon’s south coast. A choice destination for families, the two beaches offering soft sand and rock pools for sandcastle building and fishing for small crabs. The town remains a fishing village where crabs and lobsters are still landed, however it was once used by smugglers. Many ships have perished around the coast and the wrecks that lie beneath the waves make it a popular spot for divers. Above the beach there are a number of pubs and restaurants. The coastal footpath can be joined from here and leads towards Bigbury-on-sea in one direction and the coastal resort of Salcombe in the other.

Region Information

Please note, the twin room is accessed through the double bedroom

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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