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4 Coastguards Cottage

(Ref. 976159)

Hope Cove, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Return visit to this really lovely cottage & not disappointed."

    Extremely clean & well equipped.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0May 2024

  • "Another perfect stay in our favourite place."

    Holiday home was immaculate as before, with no detail overlooked. Beds very comfortable, kitchen well stocked..we wanted for nothing. Thank you for letting us share this little piece of heaven for a week xx

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0May 2024

  • "This was the perfect holiday cottage in the perfect location - and we were even blessed with good weather."

    The cottage was well equipped and spacious. The small enclosed garden was great for small children. The only noise we heard all week was birds singing. I have already looked at when we could book again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Cerin5.0May 2024

  • "We had an amazing stay at this property."

    It is spacious and comfortable. The owners obviously love and care for this cottage and it has a ‘homey’ feel that is genuine. Great location too!

    Reviewed by Rita3.4Apr 2024

  • "We have enjoyed our 2nd visit to this charming property and loved every moment."

    It was a chance to completely unwind in such a beautiful cottage. It had everything we could possibly need and was spotlessly clean. We enjoyed some lovely walks which were right in the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2023

  • "Coastguards cottage was perfect for our family week."

    A well stocked kitchen and cosy house. A short distance to the beach and coastpath gives plenty of opportunities to keep busy. Thanks so much

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful week (despite the weather!"

    ) in this wonderful cottage. Everything is provided to ensure a great stay. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Sep 2023

  • "Another fabulous year in Hope Cove and Coastguard Cottages."

    All the facilities are just right for us for the week. Just minor details to cleanliness mostly just details paint work and flooring but nothing to detract our enjoyment. Booked again for another year. Thank you

    Reviewed by Abigail4.1Sep 2023

  • "Perfect location."

    beautifully appointed. decor relaxing and on trend. new curtains in main bedroom a perfect peaceful colour as is the whole property

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was our first winter stay in Hope Cove after previously staying in the summer months and I can thoroughly recommend it."

    A beautiful house really well stocked for preparing a Xmas meal and with many games and books provided as well as a wood burning stove . A thoughtful welcome pack also . A wonderful week - thank you.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with very comfortable furniture and very well equipped."

    Two minutes to the beach too. No downsides for us at all. Enjoyed our stay so much we immediately rebooked for next year!

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is the 2nd time we have stayed and once again not dissapointed."

    The cottage is always comfortable. This year we noted 2 new sofas which were fresh. We may have missed the bbq utensils but they would be a good addition? We also put the bins out on the required day and they weren't collected? We have booked for another year. Such a beautiful place and now our family holiday destination. Thank you

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely homely well equipped cottage."

    Set in the best location lovely and peaceful but close to beaches and beautiful walks

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2022

  • "We have enjoyed time in August for six years in this property and are appalled that the day after we returned home endeavouring to book for 2023 we were told that the property was unavailable for anytime in August or July and had already been let."

    Obviously we were not expecting to have any priority but would have thought that we might have been offered it or at least given the opportunity to rebook as usual.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful family home that we are very lucky to be allowed to share for one week a year!"

    We were saying that as three generations, ranging from 78 down to ten weeks the house suits all our needs, including a lovely garden with shade from the apple trees. All perfect!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Just wanted to say a very big “thank you” for such an amazing stay in your beautiful house."

    You’ve thought of everything to make staying here a joy. Warm, welcoming and a treat to visit. Entirely comfortable and very well equipped accommodation and very clean too. I cannot say one bad thing as there is no reason too! Fabulous location. Fabulous cottage. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was charming & in a fantastic location."

    Hope Cove is a very safe place to swim & paddle board as there are no currents, which was great for our daughter & grandchildren.There are plenty of eating places in Hope Cove & the Post Office which is also a little shop had a great variety of supplies & also newspapers & croissants, sausage rolls etc, etc. We would definitely recommend & book again

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7May 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful holiday home, with delightful owners !"

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0May 2022

  • "This is an extremely well appointed holiday cottage, in the delightful Hope Cove."

    We very much enjoyed our week, with lots of walking and reminiscing about my childhood holidays here in the 1960s. I would highly recommend this cottage, it's in a perfect tranquil location with plenty to do and see locally. I hope to return next year, thanks to the owners for sharing their holiday home.

    Reviewed by Penelope4.4Mar 2022

  • "We absolutely loved the cottage, although in the end we were a party of six adults and a toddler and we felt that the house was almost at capacity."

    The downstairs area seems rather too small to accommodate eight adults comfortably. Of course, it is ideal for families. The cliff top walks, the sea, the seals and the sunsets were just amazing. The cottage is fantastically well equipped and very clean. Lovely tokens of welcome from the owners too. Many thanks, much appreciated. Hope Cove is very lovely, and we feel sad that the current difficulties are preventing the pub and restaurants from opening as they would like. The village post office/ shop stocks only the barest minimum of tinned and packet foods and no fresh fruit of veg at all. There was no bread for sale while we were there, but they do a nice line in pasties, if you're quick. Our advice is to bring your own supplies at least for the first day or two. Our only other comment is the lack of recycling boxes available for No 4 Coastguards, as all the other houses seem to have them. We regrettably had to throw some recyclable items into the main bin.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very enjoyable , even with covid restrictions around"

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was in such a perfect location and was exactly as expected."

    Its was quiet and off the beaten track. The cottage had all amenities as listed. We thought it might be helpful to have a few room fans to keep temperature comfortable at night? We did feel the level of cleanliness could have been better. Finger nail cuttings were found in a bedside draw and odd bits of litter not picked up in the rooms. However although this is helpful to note for the cleaning company it did not detract from our fabulous holiday in Hope Cove. We would definitely return again.

    Thank you for your feedback on your stay in Hope Cove. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time there in our property. With regards the fans to keep the temperature down at night, as you can understand in summer and with the continuation of the warm weather we have been having, it can be hard to keep the temperature low. We will speak to the owners and suggest the addition of fans, and also discuss the level of cleanliness with both them and the housekeeper to see if we can get it to a more acceptable standard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abigail4.4Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was superb, really well equipped, and a lovely cosy retreat away from the howling winds outside!"

    Hopefully we will be back!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful setting in a heavenly cove."

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage well kitted out and lovely location"

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely but I'd suggest listing should be clear there is parking for 1 car only as cottage sleeps 8 people."

    I also think given the price an expectation that guests should sort, bag up and log their laundry before they leave is unreasonable - this is not expected in hotels, so looks like a ruse to use the pandemic for a cost saving on the cleaning.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback Laundry - due to COVID-19, our cleaners and the laundry staff have to avoid contact with the laundry for 2 days at the end of each letting, this is why guests are asked to bag up the laundry. We apologise for any inconvenience but we are following guidance that applies to all properties in order to protect the cleaning staff, and are grateful for the support of our guests in this regard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel3.4Sep 2020

  • "Great location near to beaches and village, with plenty of space and comfort indoors and out."

    Only problem was access to car parking, with visitors in neighbouring cottages bringing 4x4s and boats.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Aug 2020

  • "House was lovely."

    Listing didn’t mention a nespresso machine but there was one there so I needn’t have brought ours. My interactions with your staff was very good.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Aug 2019

  • "This is a lovely, sunny and comfortable family house within yards of a beautiful sandy cove and stunning cliff walks."

    The space in the cottage is very well organised, we had a perfect week with children and grandchildren.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage extremely well equipped."

    Good location for a beach holiday and golf!! Wasn't too keen on the narrow lanes...good for reversing practice!!

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2019

  • "We have stayed here for the last 3 years and love the house and it’s beautiful location."

    The house is spacious and really well equipped, the garden is great for the kids and the beach is only a couple of minutes walk. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2019

  • "The house was large and spacious for our two families which was great ."

    The washing machine and dryer which were invaluable. The beach was close So nice . The decoration sofas and beds were very good I liked the English country garden look . The heating did not work so I was cold at night I think so large warm throws would help for the bed my husband phoned and got a reply from Charles the owner about the heating . We love hope cove as we holidayed in the summer 1985ish. the sea was lovely to swim when it was sunny. I liked the garden as the children could play and we could relax in nice surroundings.nice lawn and flower beds We enjoyed lovely family meals at the big table . The telly was used a lot and enjoyed. I found a nice coffee place in a hotel nearby. Some of the family did the coastal path from Overbecks. Eiji grandson 4 years and Juno granddaughter did bike riding scooter round the road at Inner Hope which they really enjoyed. So thankyou the house was clean thankyou housekeeping staff.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2019

  • "This cottage is cosy, clean, well equipped and a perfect holiday get away."

    It’s location is wonderful, so close to the sea. Hope Cove is a peaceful picturesque village with character. The cottage garden is a sheltered sun trap and even in November we were able to sit outside without coats. We enjoyed lighting the log burner in the evenings. We have now stayed here twice & want to return next year.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a really lovely holiday and the cottage is well equipped, especially for children having a high chair, cot, stair gate and some toys which was very helpful (saved on the packing)."

    I contacted the caretaker before arrival and she set-up the stair gate for us which was very helpful. The cottage is only a minute walk from a lovely sandy beach too!

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jun 2018

  • "This was our 5th booking to this cottage and it really is outstanding ."

    It is so well equipped . Ideal for families with small Childeren.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king size beds, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, WC, basin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Property heating: Gas, other heating sources: Central Heating, Open Fire
  • 1 oven of type: electric, Induction hob
  • Microwave, Fridge and fridge freezer, Nespresso Machine, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer and Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 Highchairs, Stairgate included
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.1 miles, Pub within 0.1 miles

The property

4 Coastguards Cottage is a big house in a row of five in the little village of Inner Hope 1/3 mile from Hope Cove.

Close to the beach and Coast Path, it is roomy accommodation converted from two coastguards’ cottages in a picturesque setting.

Head up the steps to the front door and you will find yourself in the big kitchen with a dining table to seat everyone, or go on through to the welcoming sitting room with its cosy traditional wood burning stove.

At the end of a fun and busy day on the beach head upstairs to sleep peacefully in four bedrooms sharing a family bathroom and the downstairs shower room.

You have plenty of outdoor space to front and back of the house, with a safely enclosed garden at the front with lawn and a barbecue and outdoor furniture on the patio, as well as an enclosed courtyard at the back where you can pile your surf and beach gear when you come back from the shore.

This is a brilliant place for a seaside holiday with two beaches within 200 yards, where you can launch boats and kayaks and play with the toys and beach games which are thoughtfully provided at the house.

Venture further and you can easily find a different and lovely beach for every day of the week if the mood takes you.

Salcombe is a fashionable and nautical little town which is great for interesting shops and eateries and you can walk there along the cliff top via Bolt Head.

Maybe tee off for a round of golf on scenic courses at Bigbury or Thurlestone.

Or why not simply relax, enjoy the beautiful thatched cottages and shoreline and forget your worries for a while?

4 Coastguards Cottage is a smashing base for all the family to find something to amuse them.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas