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Osborn House

(Ref. 995687)

Hope Cove, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

46 Customer Reviews

  • "The following were broken when we arrived at the property: Downstairs toilet flush handle Upstairs shower room shower height adjuster Oven controls worn off - quite difficult to get oven functioning as wanted Otherwise the property was in good order, clean and well supplied."

    Stunning location and situation.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Oct 2023

  • "We have stayed as a family at Osborn House previously and continue to love its location in Hope Cove and super close proximity to the beach!"

    The house was clean, tidy and with all the required facilities that we needed. There was plenty of space for the 7 of us staying and with a kitchen that we could happily all sit down together. Having the village shop + 2 local pubs just a short stroll from the house was great! Overall another great stay at Osborn House and will definitely be back at some point!

    Reviewed by Zahn5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great time at Osborn House, wished we had discovered it before."

    We booked again for 2024. Ideal for 3 year old grandchild with the beaches so close and the roadway outside only used by the occupants of the row of cottages. Great walknig for adults and children on the coast path with wonderful views. Fenced garden good for children and dogs. Village shop, pub and bar close by yet still a quiet location. Surprised that there were no stair gates, but we took 2, one to contain dog in utility room at night and one to contain 3 year old in bedroom. The only negative points were that it was not possible to lock, or in some cases unlock some 1st floor windows. Sykes website states parking for one car and we had 2, so knowing the bad reputation of the carpark with people being fined despite having bought tickets, I bought a weekly season on RingGo before leaving home. Inside the cottage there is a notice, saying parking for 2 cars, as indeed there was.

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday in spite of the weather and enjoyed ourselves."

    The house has good facilities , is very roomy and in an excellent position.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jul 2023

  • "We absolutely love Osborn House - have already stayed three years running and have booked for next Easter."

    Everything perfect for a family holiday with dog - and it's position is perfect and we love the enclosed garden - right between the two beaches in Hope Cove, with the village shop and pub right round the corner. Thank you so much for a perfect stay all round.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely house."

    Warm, welcoming and comfortable. Great that dogs were allowed. We had a great stay and would come back. Complementary tea, coffee and milk would have been a lovely touch. Friday to Friday was not ideal due to travelling far. Would have preferred Saturday to Saturday. These are just small points. There were a few things that I have handed over to caretaker.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.4Feb 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Osborne House."

    The property was extremely comfortable and well furnished. The location is sensational and we hope to be able to return in the future. We have stayed in Hope Cove many times but this was by far the best property we have stayed in. I would highly recommend to anyone wishing to visit.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Oct 2022

  • "We love the house have stayed there 3 times so comfortable and a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed our holiday in Osborn House very much and ."

    The house was spacious and full of character. We did have however have a problem with the hot water, as we didn't have any information about what to do when the hot water ran out. The garden area was a delight ,with comfortable seating.We noticed the exterior wall on stairwell had some damp, and there was evidence of previous water staining in kitchen ceiling.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Sep 2022

  • "The only thing is the kitchen chairs scrapping on tiled floor."

    When there are a few people moving them, the noise is awful. Rubber tips for the chairs please for next year's visit.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful & comfortable x"

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had another lovely 2 weeks holiday in Osbourne with our family and we all had a great time."

    Good facilities, excellent location and good weather.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2022

  • "Great house, great location great holiday, we will be back again"

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2022

  • "We spent an amazing week as a family of 7 at Osborn House in Hope Cove."

    The property location is just ideal with a 50 yard walk to the beach, great views of the sea from several bedrooms and the garden. The property was well equipped with everything we needed (just 1 request for more hand towels). Great to have a BBQ and enjoy the evening sun listening to the sea. Would love to go back again

    Reviewed by Zahn5.0Jul 2022

  • "WOW what a glorious house = the kitchen is enormous and there are two sitting rooms."

    It is brilliantly supplied with everything you need and of course you are right on the doorstep of great restaurants and wonderful walks. Garden furniture is a little old and the garden has no privacy at all. Can't wait to get back though - if we ever manage to get another booking as it is always full!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2022

  • "Another great stay at Osborne House, as always it was spotless and can never fault this place, even when the new water system sprung a leak housekeeping dealt with it very efficiently."

    Tried to book for next year, same dates as always and all full, my fault for not doing it 18 months in advance!!!! BUT surely customers who go year after year could be offered the same dates for the following year?

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jul 2022

  • "Only a small thing but the TV says it is a smart TV but none of the “apps” work."

    It would have been nice to use Netflix etc which seemed to be there but not connected (we did try logging in etc). Also the fireplace was not cleaned out before we fou it to use.

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.4May 2022

  • "We have had a fabulous stay at Osborne House which is lovely, really comfortable, warm and cosy."

    The garden is a real bonus and we couldn’t fault the facilities. We would definitely book again when we go with the family

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely gorgeous location , lovely comfortable home , great beach and cliff walks."

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Osborne house is a lovely house with good facilities and excellent location."

    The house was very well prepared for our holiday, we will certainly be back

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2021

  • "The holiday was fantastic , the house superb ( our third visit ) the cleanliness of the house was second to none."

    There is no shortage of anything. The only downside in booking with sykes is that you have to be prepared to wait on the phone for over an hour till you get to speak to someone and also can't believe the price hike for the same week next year but we still booked again .. there should be some ĺoyalty for repeat customers under these circumstances.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable with views of the sea from several of the bedroom windows."

    The car parking space is only suitable for a small car and would be tricky to park outside the property if you had a large vehicle. There was an underlying smell of drains and sewerage outside the property, so if you left the windows open upstairs it would drift into the rooms. Overall, the cottage is in a great location with good local amenities.

    Reviewed by Leisa3.8Jun 2021

  • "The house was in a perfect location, with the added bonus of a parking space outside the house."

    The kitchen was very well stocked with glasses and crockery, pots and pans etc, and more important, the beds were comfy! We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lalu5.0Apr 2021

  • "We have been visiting Hope Cove for 30 years, but this was the most perfect location."

    The house is comfortable, well equipped, and provides a lovely base for a week’s holiday. We shall return.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4Oct 2020

  • "We love this house."

    We will definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Sep 2020

  • "Despite a large price hike this year, there were no improvements that we noticed save for an additional door key and garden bench, which were welcome."

    The WiFi coverage in the building is awful and the bbq has almost no tools and no handle. That aside pretty much like last year.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Aug 2020

  • "After an initial panic , arriving and not being able to turn the key in the front door, once it eventually opened we were thrilled with the spaciousness of the house."

    The layout is fab, it is homely, felt warm & more than well equipped. Every room was clean, bathrooms worked well, nice touch with soaps available. Beds very comfortable & clean & considering how windy it was the house feels well insulated with those lovely thick walls. The kitchen is fab- very well stocked & underfloor heating was amazing. We have absolutely enjoyed a lovely family of 6 get together in a ‘proper’ comfortable house, enjoyed the fresh sea air, the stunning scenery of Hope & the hospitality of the locals . Thank you

    Reviewed by K5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely place but in urgent need of upgrading."

    Installing central heating would be a good investment. Oil radiators is so out of date. Lovely kitchen with underfloor heating leaves the rest of the property well out of date. I would use this cottage again for its location. p s furniture is very tatty.

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Feb 2020

  • "Myself, 3 friends and one dog spent a week at Osbourne House on November 1st for an Autumn break."

    Firstly I should say that we had a lovely holiday and if you want peace and quiet then this was a really great time to go. We could not fault the position of the cottage in Hope Cove as everything you need; beaches, walks, shops and pubs are in really close proximity to the cottage. We had a few issues with the cottage on the first day as there was a magnificent storm which caused power cuts and threw the underfloor heating system out but we contacted Sykes and they sent the caretaker around to sort the problem and we did not suffer as there are numerous oil radiators through the cottage so we were kept warm. The caretaker was fab and went out of her way to make sure we were looked after including bringing us extra DVDs and coming back next day to ensure the heating was working. The cottage itself is a little worn in places but is warm, spacious and very well equipped even down to condiments and cleaning sprays etc. The listing says parking for one car and it has a very smal raised parking space in front of the house on which I managed to get a small SUV but there is a space directly behind that allows access to the space that we used to squeeze in our second car which was a bonus. Please note that it is tight though but there is a car park close by for which you can pay daily or buy a weeks pass So in summary, excellent position, well equipped, spacious, no mobile signal! so we used wifi for emails etc a little worn around the edges but still clean and comfortable, small smart tv with no access to Netflix etc as weak wifi signal, We loved it and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Arlette3.8Nov 2019

  • "Second time we have stayed here and won’t be the last, beautiful cottage with all amenities you could need."

    Location is perfect

    We are so pleased that we could welcome you back to Osborn House, and look forward to seeing you again next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2019

  • "Osborne house is a perfect holiday home, with a beach on each side it's ideal for families of all ages."

    Stayed here twice now and will be back. Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2019

  • "Already booked fir next year."

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic location, well presented house - managed to fit x8 adults in very comfortably."

    Made the stay very enjoyable!

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2019

  • "Osborn house was in a beautiful location, perfect for all we needed for a dog friendly relaxing short break."

    :) To make it truly wonderful a welcome basket of milk/bread etc may have been useful as poor shop owner was poorly and not open all day at the time

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage fantastic location we really didn’t want to come home the house really made you feel at homr"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2019

  • "We have been holidaying in Hope Cove for many years and at Osborn House for the last eight years."

    We love it,the house is in such a fantastic position,is very well furnished and comfortable. We have noticed,and in fact reported,that the garden furniture is really not up to the standard it should be,with some broken chairs.,not enough seating for the eight people that the house is for. The outside steps to the kitchen are quite dangerous....they badly need a hand rail.We have had some nasty falls on them. We love Osborn House,and it is like coming home,when we arrive.

    Aug 2018

  • "Lovely location !"

    Rear of house from garden could do with a coat of paint and some of radiators could do with maintenance for winter stays, but overall a really pleasant stay .

    Mr Peter MillierOct 2017

  • "We have stayed at Osborn House Hope Cove for a number of years,and it is like our second home by the sea."

    Aug 2017

  • "Osborn house's location is second to none in the most fantastic Hope Cove"

    Mr TOBY HilesOct 2016

  • "Lovely house, spacious, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Location perfect, parking easier than expected. We will definitely come back.

    Oct 2016

  • "Osborn house is a fantastic location and well equipped for large families."

    Great to have the large kitchen/diner and two bathrooms. The only thing I would say is the mattresses do need replacing some of our family didn't have great nights sleep due to uncomfortable beds which is a shame on holiday.

    Jun 2015

  • "Beds need new mattresses and tightening up as they all squeak!"

    Location was perfect, and house well maintained and equipped, will definitely return ????.

    Jun 2015

  • "Absolutely what we needed."

    Phenomenal location - big enough for our family of six. Very well-equipped kitchen which was great as we cooked for 14 people on Easter Sunday. The photos on your website don't do it justice - both the location, and the inside of the house (the smaller sitting room isn't even featured, for instance). Would definitely return again.

    Apr 2015

  • "Good"

    Aug 2014

  • "Osborn House was excellent - see above comments"

    Jul 2014

  • "Great house in great position, very spacious, attractive with lovely paintings, a lovely homely feel and very well equiped."

    Only niggle was that the cooker was a nightmare to use.

    Jun 2014

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • Four bedrooms: 1x Double
  • 1x Double with Single
  • 2x Twin
  • Shower room with shower, wash hand basin and w.c
  • Family bathroom with bath, wash-hand basin and w.c
  • Utility room with washer/dryer and sink - separate w.c
  • and basin
  • Kitchen / breakfast room
  • Lounge.
  • Plug-in oil filled radiators in all rooms, except kitchen that has electric underfloor heating. Fridge/freezer, washing machine, oven, dishwasher, tumble dryer, microwave, toaster, kettle
  • Wifi available
  • Parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden with table and chairs & BBQ. Bed linen and towels supplied
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

Osborn House is a spacious, bright and airy holiday cottage located in a prime position in the pretty village of Hope Cove.

This delightful village is a popular location for a relaxing break, with a village pub, shop and café, not to mention two sandy beaches, all within a short walk of Osborn House.

The South West Coast Path - for stunning coastal walks including to South Milton Sands, Thurlestone, Soar Mill Cove and beyond - can be accessed quickly and easily from the house.

Osborn House is positioned at the end of a row of privately owned former coastguard cottages, providing comfortable, well presented accommodation ideally set up for families or couples (with our without a small dog!), looking for a traditional coastal retreat for a seaside holiday. The property offers lovely views over the beach and out to sea, best enjoyed from the rear bedrooms and garden.

Enjoy long leisurely meals in the large kitchen with separate dining area, before relaxing in the comfortable lounge or separate sitting room.

The property also has a utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor, and upstairs there are four bedrooms, accommodating eight people; one double, one double and single and two twin bedded rooms.

There is also a shower room and family bathroom.

With the added benefit of parking for one car, and a beautiful enclosed garden to the rear with a table and chairs for al fresco dining, this really is a fabulous retreat for a break with your family and dog.

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 (downstairs only)

Telephone available for incoming and local calls only.

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas