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4 Coastguards Cottage

Hope Cove, Devon (Ref. 976159)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "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 PenelopeMar 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 CarolineOct 2021

  • "Very enjoyable , even with covid restrictions around"

    Reviewed by AdamSep 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 AbigailSep 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 SarahMay 2021

  • "Wonderful setting in a heavenly cove."

    Reviewed by GemmaApr 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage well kitted out and lovely location"

    Reviewed by DawnOct 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 RachelSep 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 ChrisAug 2020

  • "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 RuthAug 2019

  • "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 ClareAug 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 PaulineJul 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 RichardJun 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 JennyJun 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 JoanneOct 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 KatherineJun 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 RichardMar 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king size double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with 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
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Fridge, Nespresso Machine, Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Room Shower Room Sitting Room Utility

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.

Region Information

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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