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Westward

Hope Cove, Devon (Ref. 995913)

4.2

Good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second stay at Westward - a property in a brilliant location with terrific views."

    The property is great for a family self catering stay - with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable living spaces. It was great to see that the areas we had fed back to Coast and Country on had been updated and improved since our previous stay. For example, the rear patio doors (which are now a great feature), and the TV, dining area flooring, and outside spaces. We noticed that the balcony hand rail is on the wobbly side and probably needs a look at the ensure it is still secure if someone were to lean on it with their full weight. All in all we had a lovely time at Westward, and Coast and Country have been responsive and proactive during the booking process and stay.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "We had a great time at Westward, can see why people keep coming back."

    The views of the sea made the holiday even more relaxing. You’re just a short drive or if your very fit could walk to High Hope where you can take your dog on the beach. The garden is very secure, this is always a worry for us, but you don’t have to worry. Only negative is that the house needs more outside furniture. If you have 6 adults, you want to sit together. Also you can’t enjoy those fantastic views. It was so lovely and peaceful. The staff of the sister company of Sykes was great when we had a minor issue. Came out twice and we’re very friendly and helpful. Shame about Sykes staff when we rang late on arrival and the telly wasn’t working, told play charades, doesn’t help when you’ve been driving for 7 hours due to terrible traffic. I would definitely recommend Westward House, yes needs a bit of TLC, but it’s a lovely big house, with a beautiful garden and views to die for.

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2020

  • "Check out time was confusing."

    Sykes had sent an amendment stating a check out time of 1000. However a COVID checking out sheet at the property stated 0900. The back door (sitting room > sea facing garden) was very difficult to lock which meant we had to leave it unlocked a few times when we went out. This was obviously not ideal.

    Reviewed by GordonAug 2020

  • "This property is obviously in a great location and is a decent size for a large family (like ours) and so we had an enjoyable holiday experience."

    We found the kitchen to be well equipped and the laundry space useful. We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony in the evenings and watching the sunset. As has been noted by other visitors, the property really needs a wave of investment in updating and replacing/repairing some of the elements in order to maintain the justification for the high price. These areas include: the rear patio doors (which are virtually broken through rust and very difficult to lock), the lounge furnishings, the outdoors environment (e.g. flower pots with weeds in by front door, and ugly / broken hot tub thing). Please note we could not locate the small key for the windows in the sun room.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "This is our third visit to the property which is in an unenviable location which is why we come back."

    We do however feel that at north of £2k a week that some updating is needed to bring the property into the 2020's !...Furniture is tired not particularly comfortable and eg living room does not have seating capacity for the properrty fro 7 people. Outdoor furniture is very poor indeed. Three outdoor chairs (two cushions) really is not acceptable for a property at this price level given its a holiday let !. Best regards Julian

    Reviewed by JulianJul 2020

  • "The house is in a spectacular location with sea views from many rooms."

    It was very spacious and had a welcoming feel. We loved having the beautiful coastal path on our doorstep. The Village Inn at Thurlestone, a 15 mins walk served wonderful meals. This was a real find. Some housekeeping issues: finding the secure key box was difficult despite the description in the arrival notes, the light above the en-suite basin upstairs was broken and there was no hairdryer in the house. I checked every drawer. This was disappointing as 2 of us had thick long hair and it was very wet and cold during our stay.

    Reviewed by ThereseNov 2019

  • "Excellent holiday, very good accomodation"

    Oct 2017

  • "We have been to Westward 5 times which is aroomy property"

    Mr I NealeAug 2017

  • "Love this property, few tiny niggles to keep it off perfect, but v close."

    Now take our own pegs and rubber bath mat. Disappointed we were unable to use the front door as we have in the past, as one of our party is disabled, and this did make things a little more difficult, but the views nearly make up for it all.

    Jun 2017

  • "The accommodation worked really well for us - a family of 5 plus 2 grandparents and a dog."

    Everyone loved the spaced as aspect from the house, as well as the local beaches, walks, golf, places to see, etc.

    Sep 2016

  • "Great location, would be good if windows at front opened."

    Would also be good if list of utilities/equipment was supplied with booking details. We did ask for list of equipment and there wasn't one so we brought out own cafetiere, didn't realise there was a microwave etc. and the house was better equipped than we realised

    Aug 2016

  • "The property is now a little tired & not good value: No dishwasher or washing machine tabs or extra bin bags ."

    Faulty window catch & keys that don't fit any windows. En-suite mirror-light not changed from one year to next! Drains overflowing & needed to be cleared. Kitchen equipment - oven tins & trays have not been replaced over the years & cutlery is a mix of replacements, some cheap & poor quality! Most holiday cottages now supply towels & for the rental charged make it poor value.

    Dave BJul 2016

  • "Love this situation, was not happy that the windows in the twin room could not be used which made the hot nights uncomfortable, and great there are washing facilities, though pegs would be good."

    Just a few tweeks, (spare bin bags and an anti slip mat for the bath) and this place would be perfect. Hope to be back next year.

    Jul 2016

  • "Westward is a very nice property which we have stayed at on four occasions."

    It provides us with the accommodation we require and is situated in a very desirable position. There are two points of constructive criticism I would make. Firstly, on our recent stay we experienced a strong smell of toxic fumes which we initially thought came from the boiler which I would categorise as ancient, but when an engineered attended the property discovered that the fumes were issuing from the AGA cooker, which he corrected. However, his comment was that both the boiler and the AGA were past their sell-by date and with that opinion I whole heartedly agree. Secondly, the en-suite shower desperately needs a shelf on which to put such things as soap, shampoo etc.

    Ian NealeJul 2016

  • "The property is in a fantastic location and mostly very comfortable."

    The property is in desperate need of maintenance. We had problems with Windows in the Kitchen, sun room and two single bed bedroom where none of these could be opened. The bedroom window was the biggest problem with 2 adults in a small room and no ventilation overnight made sleeping conditions very hot and uncomfortable. The patio doors from the lounge were also very difficult to close and lock. The family bathroom caused the external drainage to overflow on to the yard area on use. To finish on a high note the garden is fantastic as it very large and with the drive gates closed our dog could run around the garden safely she was disappointed to return to her usual average sized garden at home. The views from the property are outstandingly beautiful. I wish this was mine to own as it has so much potential

    Jun 2016

  • "We, and our German Shepherds, fell in love with Westward some years ago."

    It offered all the facilities that both man and beast could ever hope for and made each holiday pleasurable and memorable. With deep regret we shall have now accept that those days are over - but never to be forgotten.

    Oct 2015

  • "Amazing views, comfortable property, been going to this location for over 45 years, this is the best place we have ever stayed in."

    Only could have been improved with a bath anti slip mat, and hand rails on stairs. Balcony and look out was spectacular, love the picture on the wall here....where can we get one? Hoping to go here again next year, (family circumstances permitting). Thank you SO much.. would be happy for this to be published on website, but not location, as we try to keep this glorious secret to a select few.

    Jul 2015

  • "We were disappointed that we were told the hot tub was not available as this was one of the attractions and no price compensation was offered."

    Overall we liked the house a lot and enjoyed our stay.

    Jun 2015

  • "A very nice property that we have used 3 times."

    However, I did leave a number of comments in the visitors book, some which have been mentioned by others, which I feel have allowed the property to fall below standard expected considering the amount we paid.

    Aug 2014

  • "Excellent"

    Jul 2014

  • "Exellent property as always but for price would expect more than: one dustbin bag, one dishwasher tab & no clothes washer tabs."

    On the other hand the hats & wine are a nice touch but negated by the above.

    Jul 2014

  • "Suits our needs in every way except the stairs which my wife had a problem with."

    We knew this from our Christmas stay but managed to arrange her daily use quite satisfactorily. (I am still quite numble on my feet and my wife hopes to have a knee replacement at the end of July. Fingers crossed.) We hope to be back at Westward - our two dogs love it.

    May 2014

  • "Good"

    Apr 2014

  • "All the properties we have rented have been of high quality."

    Apr 2014

  • "We have only rated this as good as it was let down by the tenants that were in before us and had left plates that hadn't been washed and put back in the cupboards Still with food stuck to them , just scraped off and not even rinsed !"

    Not a nice find when celebrating a 40th birthday !! The property is fabulous and we have stayed 3 times previous , but was slightly sullied this time !

    Apr 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.

The property

LOCATION The house is situated in an imposing position high above Hope Cove on the very edge of the coastal path offering easy access to a series of beautiful walks to Salcombe, Thurlestone and other coastal villages.

The local beaches, pub and shop are all within a 5-10 minute walk whilst the links golf courses at Thurlestone and Bigbury are just a short drive away.

VIEWS Spectacular panoramic views across to Bolt Tail, Burgh Island and beyond from most of the main reception rooms and bedrooms.

ENTRANCE For convenience a side entrance leads into a newly refurbished BOOT ROOM with fitted units, cupboards and coat hooks. UTILITY AREA with washing machine and tumble dryer.

The boot room leads into the kitchen.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM Fitted kitchen with 2-oven AGA, four-ring electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, breakfast bar with four stools and radio/cassette player.

Through to dining room with large table and six chairs.

SITTING ROOM A good sized sitting room with lovely sea views.

Two double leather sofas, leather chair, occasional furniture, colour television, DVD player, video recorder, CD hi-fi, feature fireplace with brick surround and stone hearth, and double doors out to the garden.

SUNROOM On a mid level (between the main floors) is a delightful sunroom with excellent views over the garden and out to sea.

Double cane sofa, cane chair, TV and door out to wooden balcony.

BEDROOMS Four in total.

On the first floor is a master bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, dressing table, bedside units and wonderful sea views.

En suite shower room with large shower unit, wash hand-basin, w.c., shaver point and light.

On the same floor there are two further bedrooms - one with a double bed, wardrobe, bedside units and fantastic views, and a twin bedroom with pine single beds and chest of drawers.

On the ground floor is a fourth bedroom with a 2'6 single bed and similarly sized 'stacker' bed stored below suitable for children only, wardrobe, drawers and small en-suite with shower cubicle and wash-hand basin CLOAKROOM in hallway adjacent to this bedroom with w.c and basin).

N.B.

All Duvets, pillows and bed linen provided - tenants require all towels.

BATHROOM In addition to the en-suites (above) is a Victorian-style family bathroom on the first floor with bath, hand held shower, wash-handbasin, towel radiator, w.c.

and electric heater.

OUTSIDE Large extensive gardens on three sides of the house laid mainly to lawn (please note that the garden is steeply banked in places - very young children should be supervised).

A gate leads directly out from the garden to the coastal path.

Paved terrace areas ideal for al fresco dining and barbecues.

Garden furniture provided.

PARKING Ample parking for up to four cars to side and rear of the rear of the

Summary

  • 4 bedrooms: 2 x Double Bed, 1 x Twin with Single Beds, 1 x Stacker Bed, 1 x 2'6" Single Bed, 2 bedrooms have en-suite
  • 1 x Bathroom with: Shower, Wc, Hand Basin
  • 1 x Bathroom with: Shower, Wc, Hand Basin
  • 1 x Bathroom with: Bath, Shower, Wc, Hand Basin.
  • 1 x Living Dining
  • 1 x Kitchen
  • 1 x Utilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen provided, you will need to bring your own towels
  • Parking
  • 1 x Garden
  • Pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 0.55 miles

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

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About the location

HOPE COVE

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

Building work happening at neighbouring property (Lantern Lodge) from April 2020 please call the office for more information.

This is a pet friendly property, however please ensure they are not in carpeted areas. Dogs are charged at £25 per dog, per week.

Please note that the garden is steeply banked in places - very young children should be supervised.

Due to the arrangements of beds, this property is suitable for a maximum of 6 adults only.

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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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