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Cindy's Retreat

(Ref. 995359)

Hope Cove, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful property, very spacious and perfect location."

    Would highly recommend. Only down side is the beds are a little uncomfortable and creaky.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely holiday at hope cove due to the fantastic week weather wise, but after 25 years of different cottages in the village cindys retreat was first one that disappointed us , the general condition of the property regarding maintenence which has previously been mentioned in the reviews clearly hasnt been addressed, on the whole the cottage looks lovely and clean on arrival , & is very spacious for a couple of families , Not one of the upstairs bedroom or bathroom doors close at all ."

    . Leaves no privacy for a sharing families & a wandering toddler in the house , The only one that does catch the latch, the twin room on the back , you can't open because it catches in the wooden floor so have to lift it to open it .. There is not 1 set of windows that opens properly.. some not at all , so frustrating if you want a little window open in the heat , not sure if this meets the fire regulations with both the windows and doors .. The toilet upstairs doesn’t flush properly, and half a plug in the bath , (that has been mentioned before ) toys , fluff, tissues and sweet wrappers left under beds and furniture ,clearly not moved to clean , the hoover I couldn't use because it it blew out a smell . The hirer is responsible for keeping and leaving the property in a clean and tidy condition , shame it wasn't found that way on our arrival , Cindys is a very sub standard property considering the price we have paid comparing to other properties you have & other letting agency's we have used in the past . However we did make the most of the space in the house, the location parkjng and the beautiful weather , it could be a lovely stay if maintained a bit better .

    Reviewed by Rosemary2.8Sep 2023

  • "Thank you for a pleasant stay at Cindy's Retreat."

    The property was tidy but not clean on arrival and the dirty laundry of the previous tenants was waiting for us. We were able to spend a few hours cleaning to mitigate. The beds are small and would beneift from a refresh. Many of the windows are dirty, rusty and do not open. It would be helpful to have a large casserole dish to enable a meal for eight. We would not stay again because of the now obstructued view from the new build in front, we knew that when we arrived though. Overall we very much enjoyed staying in Hope Cove and in the Cottage, thank you.

    Reviewed by John2.5Jul 2023

  • "This property is in serious need of renovation."

    Paint peeling on walls (one patch in kitchen preparation area), housekeeping (socks found in drawer and food in freezer) and the general worn condition of furniture and equipment all make for a very sub standard property. A very disappointing experience.

    Reviewed by Helen1.3Jan 2023

  • "Great location and instructions."

    Couldn't fault property

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely house everything well thought of."

    Perfect location close to the sea and a few restaurants to choose from. Had a really lovely family holiday staying in Cindy's retreat.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Could not use bath no plug"

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Sep 2022

  • "The house is lovely and was the perfect location."

    Extremely spacious with a lovely family kitchen where we spent a lot of our time. We would definitely book again to visit perhaps for a longer period of time Per the accuracy of the listing: - It stated Sky TV was available which did not exist. There is an old Sky box but it does not have an active connection. - The high chair was very dirty and therefore we did not use it. - The cot was not a cot but rather a travel cot. At first I couldn’t find it and had to look in all the cupboards for it. Assembling it was tricky as 2 bars did not want to click into place and it was also very stained. The mattress included was not suitable for sleeping on and I had to pad it with towels.

    Reviewed by Carla3.1Sep 2022

  • "All great, but family bathroom lock needs mending."

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Aug 2022

  • "Warm and comfy house, ideal for a break."

    Kitchen perhaps a little lacking in terms of cooking equipment – no teapot for instance! Had a lovely time, no complaints!

    Reviewed by Adam4.1Feb 2022

  • "This property has the perfect location close to all amenities good facilities ..."

    This property has the perfect location close to all amenities good facilities and even set close to the main road and close to traffic no noise was noticed inside the house

    Reviewed by Terence3.8Oct 2021

  • "This is our second time staying at Cindy’s Retreat."

    It is a really easy and house to use and the layout is great. The one downside I would say is that the beds are incredibly uncomfortable, mattresses are hard and pillows are very soft with hardly any stuffing. The rest of the house though is fabulous and we will be back.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.1Sep 2021

  • "Beds in rear room very uncomfortable."

    Toilet door had no lock. No BBQ, or dishwasher tablets or spare refuse bags .Paintwork generally very shabby and leaking tap in kitchen. Kitchen, lounge and upstairs toilet very good but rest needs upgrading. Great location and could be very nice with some quality upgrading. Not value for money as it is.

    Reviewed by Kevin3.1Aug 2021

  • "The house was great and the location."

    It was perfect for a family holiday. It was lovely and clean and had everything you needed.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "I appreciate we visited just after Covid restrictions and cleaning surfaces has intensified but basic areas like floors and furniture had been done in a hurry thus not as well as we would have expected."

    The previous tenant must have had a dog.

    Reviewed by Steven4.4May 2021

  • "Spent five days at Cindy’s Retreat with our son &grandchildren to celebrate my wife’s big birthday(60"

    Reviewed by Anthony and Debbie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely property and great location."

    2 minute walk to centre of village. Showers were great. Beds a bit small for our 6ft 3 guest but we coped. The small issue on arrival was dealt with swiftly and efficiently. Very happy

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Perfect location."

    Some rooms / decor needs looking at as ceilings stains in living room. Very well equipped house. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Sep 2020

  • "Lovely house plenty of room for all of us and superb location closer to the beach than I thought it would be."

    Fenced garden ideal for our little dog. This is the second property we have rented from you and will definitely do again and recommend.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2020

  • "All good except I prefer the scheme of booking the following year that Coast and Country provided."

    On completing holiday each year, we had the next two weeks when we could reserve that same property for the next year. In October we could confirm and pay deposit. The present system is not explained, so we have missed booking properties for the next year. Our family has booked up to seven houses in Hope Cove same week each year so very disappointing. Housekeeping and maintenance from Salcombe coast and country office brilliant.

    Reviewed by Mary Ann5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful house which met our needs exceedingly well."

    We wanted a quiet break away for my 85 year old father, having recently lost my mother. Even though there was some building work going on next door, we were not inconvenienced and the builders were extremely considerate, with any noise being minimal - very friendly bunch who Dad enjoyed the odd chat with. Although we didn’t cook much, we found the kitchen to be extremely well equipped and very warm (as was the whole house) for sitting, completing jigsaw puzzles! Very comfortable accommodation throughout. The house is 2 minutes from the beach, pub, shop etc. and there are sea views from the lounge and en-suite bedroom. Thank you for a lovely break. Would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2019

  • "The new fittings in the kitchen are very much welcome."

    The old cooker wasa complete pain, so much so we debated whether to have it again, and the fridge freezer was way too small. All ok now! We are booking it again next year but the price is at the ceiling of what we feel reasonable. Hope this is helpful. David Richards

    Reviewed by D4.1Jul 2019

  • "Had a lovely week at Cindy's retreat fab house in amazing position."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Apr 2019

  • "The house overall was a bit old and tired, particularly the kitchen could do with a make over."

    A bbq would have been nice in the garden too

    Mrs Jill HewingsAug 2018

  • "Lovely big property."

    Very comfortable kitchen and living room.

    May 2018

  • "Good"

    Mrs Dawn TrowbridgeJan 2018

  • "Lovely place perfect for us and two generations of same family (now three separate families)."

    Clean linen and spacious. Plenty of hot water. Fridge and freezer very iced up so not working as best they could. Ideally positioned. Could not get washing machine to tumbel dry which was a problem. Would definitely return ideal for Hope Cove.

    Mrs L CartwrightSep 2017

  • "Good"

    Aug 2016

  • "We absolutely loved the location of Cindy's Retreat."

    It could not have been better for us. I thought the cottage was perfect for what we needed and would book it again. It was clean and well equipped. The only negative I sadly do have to say, is that the Master Bedroom is described as having a King-size bed. This was an important deciding factor to us in the choice of cottage. However, it is not king-size, it is a double. It is the same as the bedroom opposite the master bedroom. Fortunately, in a way, my husband could only stay the first 3 nights and so I had the bed to myself for the final 4 nights. Having said that, we still loved it there and were all pleased and had a great holiday in Devon for the week.

    BRENDAJun 2016

  • "Would have benefitted from supplying towels at the property."

    The rest was fantastic

    M. CookMay 2016

  • "Cindy's Retreat is in a great location - just a short walk from a beautiful, family-friendly, beach."

    The property is spacious, but we found it rather "tired": several doors would not close properly; a garden gate was lying on the ground; a wash basin would not hold water because the plunger was faulty; a handle was missing from one window and couldn't be closed; a bedside light fitting was loose and potentially dangerous. We had to search for information about appliances etc, which we eventually found, spread between 3 folders. It would have been nice to have had a "welcome pack" - we had to go shopping for basics such as salt and pepper. For the money, we were also surprised we had to supply our own towels.

    Mr S HuntAug 2015

  • "The house was well equipped but we were very disappointed to have no t."

    V. reception, although they had a very decrepit satellite dish and wifi was almost non existent, other than that it was good.

    Jun 2015

  • "Good"

    Apr 2015

  • "This property is not being maintained."

    It is clean and spacious but two years running had to de frost freezer and fridge on arrival. Mattresses on bunk beds worn out. Garden overgrown and unkempt. Gates outside have fallen off. Hose area a mess of water.but property spacious and in good location

    Aug 2014

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x King-size bed with en suite bathroom with large shower unit and 'rain' shower head, wash hand-basin, w.c., heated towel rail, shaver point and light
  • 1 x twin
  • 1 x single with pull out stacker bed
  • 1 x King
  • Open plan dining/kitchen with separate living room
  • Family bathroom with a roll-top bath with mixer tap shower attachment, shower cubicle, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, w.c., shaver point and light.
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle
  • TV, DVD, Sky Q, music system
  • Wifi available
  • Telephone available
  • Large garden with lawn and patio with garden furniture
  • Parking for 3 cars including on garage space
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

A large detached cottage ideal for family holidays, situated just a few minutes’ walk from the beaches at Hope Cove, village pub and shop.

Easy access to the South West Coast Path provides beautiful walks to Salcombe, Thurlestone and other coastal villages.

Golf nearby at Thurlestone and Bigbury. Entrance porch.

Hallway with doors to a downstairs w.c., sitting room and kitchen/dining room.

Sitting space is divided into two areas; a quiet area for reading with comfy chair, rocking chair and large cushions, whilst two sofas provide comfortable seating for watching the television, DVD player, video, Sky satellite system and CD/stereo.

Large wall cabinet well stocked with books. Spacious kitchen/dining room has a large oak dining table with eight wicker chairs.

The modern kitchen features a central breakfast bar with two stools and cupboard storage, ceramic hob, electric fan oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge and freezer.

A small utility area/cloakroom to the side of the kitchen can also be used as an entrance. On the first floor are four bedrooms.

The Master bedroom has sea glimpses, a King-size bed, wardrobe and an en suite bathroom with large shower cubicle and 'rain' shower head, basin, w.c.

Twin bedroom with single beds, wardrobe.

Third bedroom has a single bed with a pull-out stacker bed and wardrobe.

Fourth bedroom has a king bed and wardrobe.

Spacious family bathroom with roll-top bath, mixer tap shower, separate shower cubicle, basin, w.c. For al fresco dining, there is a large garden with lawn, patio and garden furniture.

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.

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One well behaved dog permitted in kitchen only.

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas