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Hope Cottage, Lower Idston

Loddiswell, Devon (Ref. 995504)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a remote idyllic setting."

    We cannot fault anything about Hope Cottage. The owners, Sarah and David, keep it in tip top condition. So peaceful we loved our time there.

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a absolutely beautiful location."

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2022

  • "Amazing cottage in the beautiful gardens of the lovely owners."

    Peacefull yet only a few minutes from the delightful towns of Salcombe and Kingsbridge. A great place as a base for walking and sightseeing but take time to chill at the cottage and enjoy the peace.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2022

  • "Hope Cottage is a beautiful, well equipped, spotlessly clean and charming cottage."

    The views from the upstairs lounge window are breathtaking, you can see right across the valley. Also the gardens are a real gem. Sarah and David are such brilliant hosts, always available to help.

    Reviewed by VolkerMar 2022

  • "Warm welcome and good Hosts"

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Hope Cottage."

    Stunning setting, so peaceful and with amazing views. The barn has been tastefully converted and the surrounding gardens are a delight to explore. We very much hope we will be able to return soon to Hope Cottage.

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2021

  • "A wonderful, peaceful property, well-appointed and with everything we needed for a relaxing stay."

    The grounds are delightful and despite the poor weather, were still a joy for us and the children to explore. Also, wonderful to meet the owners and share conversations with them, lovely people who struck the absolute perfect balance of being helpful and available if needed while not being at all intrusive. The beds were extremely comfortable with nice linens and towels provided and a nice comfy sofa to settle down on in the evening, a great selection of toys, games, and books neatly stored and available which the children loved. Also really impressed to see simple supplies available like silver foil, bin bags, cleaners, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets also provided - little things that make a difference! A good sized kitchen and wonderful dining table made for easy cooking with pots, pans and utensils plentiful – I’m sure we could have had our own ‘Bake off Challenge’ using the equipment that was supplied! Lovely clean bathrooms and certainly a fresh well-maintained property, the only very little thing of note was a few cobwebs, which really were not that bad, but could have easily been dusted away - they did not detract at all though from the overall high quality and standard of this beautiful Devon get away! Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage."

    Perfect location in a stunning setting. So peaceful. We throughly enjoyed our time at Hope Cottage.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "Hope cottage is in an idyllic location and setting."

    The couple that run the let David and Sarah are genuinely lovely people and made me and my family very welcome. This is the second time we have been hear and will be booking again.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "Our hosts were very helpful and friendly and made us very welcome while respecting our privacy."

    Hope Cottage is set in a really beautiful place with many local places of interest to visit. Everything was very clean and tidy. A very relaxing place to stay!

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "Very friendly owners."

    Lovely peaceful location,ideal for a escape from the pressures of every day life.The cottage is very comfortable and cosy.

    Reviewed by JeanApr 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Lower Idston, we used it as a base to visit relatives nearby."

    David and Sarah were very friendly and welcoming and I would highly recommend it as a place to stay.

    Reviewed by SDec 2020

  • "A lovely barn conversion tucked away down a very narrow lane, with passing places; thankfully we only ever met one vehicle during the whole week of our stay."

    The cottage is well presented, clean, well equipped and cosy; alas the weather at the end of our week meant we spent more time in the cottage than out. On arrival we were met by Sarah, the owner. Guests are free to wander around their lovely garden, which must look spectacular during the spring and summer.

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2020

  • "At a difficult time with so much uncertainty about Covid19 Hope Cottage and David and Sarah provided a small oasis of calm."

    Due to the epidemic we felt it only fair to cut our stay short and return home early so as not to risk placing an undue burden on our hosts or the community. This was no reflection on the excellent hospitality or the cosy warm facilities offered by Sarah and David. A beautiful nook in a peaceful valley which we will thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by JamesMar 2020

  • "Really warm and friendly welcome from the owners,the barn conversion was spotless and the location was beautiful."

    We will be back again next year.

    Reviewed by BernieNov 2019

  • "This place ticked all our boxes and a good few more we had not thought of."

    Immaculate accommodation with a picture window over the Devon countryside which made it as much fun to be at home as to visit the fantastic sites around. The hosts are welcoming but not intrusive and all in all this must be one of the best holiday homes we have ever booked.

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2019

  • "Lovely conversion in a beautiful and very peaceful setting."

    Our hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly. Sykes Cottages were very helping answering questions we had before booking and pleasant to deal with. Thank you.

    Reviewed by UrquhartAug 2019

  • "The owners were very helpful and asked if we needed any assistance on the area ..."

    The owners were very helpful and asked if we needed any assistance on the area but gave us plenty of privacy which was appreciated

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "Cottage in an ideal location for exploring the local area."

    Very friendly welcome by the owners. The sofas were a little saggy but everything else about the cottage was great.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely location with easy access to the south Devon coast."

    Hosts Sarah & David the most welcoming and helpful people one could hope to meet. Perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Sidney JamesJun 2019

  • "This is a delightful property set in a beautiful garden which we were encouraged to explore by our very welcoming hosts."

    We would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a really quiet setting, well cared-for and equipped by the owners who made us feel very welcome."

    Sep 2017

  • "Hope Cottage is situated in an absolutely stunning location"

    Mr CHRISTOPHER ReeveJul 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful rural location, one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    May 2017

  • "Really lovely friendly people."

    Magical place. Thoroughly enjoyed our week. Would definitely go back!

    Aug 2016

  • "Although not too bad, the level of cleanliness of the cottage does need some attention, but the lovely views and the kind welcome we received made up for that."

    Aug 2016

  • "Delightful barn conversion - our third stay in the last 10 years!"

    Friendly welcome, everything you need is provided and a perfect location for all our favourite places - Kingsbridge, Salcome, Bantham beach, Thurlstone. We would highly recommend Hope Cottege.

    Jun 2016

  • "Excellent cottage, well presented and clean."

    Small problem rectified by the owners very quickly. Beautiful gardens and grounds. Sarah and David were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We will be returning.

    R. DawMay 2016

  • "Fantastic location."

    Great 9 acre gardens (main house but welcomed to fully explore/use). Sarah & David (owners) very helpful and welcoming. Great views from lounge. House clean. Shower room is internal (ie. No windows) - not a problem for us but may be for others.

    SteveAug 2015

  • "Very good"

    Sep 2014

  • "Lovely cottage and lovely owners."

    Would definitely go back

    Sep 2014

  • "Hope cottage was very nice, comfortable and peacful."

    However, it could be cleaner, whilst not dirty it obviously has not had a good clean in a long time. Cobwebs around chair legs, grime around the sink and cooker. Bathrooms again not dirty on the surface but a bit grubby when inspected carefully. The duvet cover in the bedroom I used also had a couple of stains on it. I also think the fact that it is down a very narrow lane with nearly 1/2 mile with no passing place should be made a bit clearer in the literature. Whilst we were fortunate to only meet an on coming car once it was a bit disconcerting hoping for a clear run in everytime returning to the cottage.

    Jul 2014

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  • Two bedrooms: 1x King with en suite bathroom comprising of a bath, shower (over), wash hand-basin and w.c
  • 1x Twin (can be converted to a King-size double on request)
  • Adjacent shower room with shower cubicle, wash-hand basin and w.c
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • open plan kitchen / dining / sitting room
  • Separate annexe with double futon and shower room with shower cubicle, wash-hand basin and w.c
  • available on request at an additional charge.
  • Oil fired central heating/hot water
  • Fridge with small freezer compartment, table top freezer, electric double oven with grill, dishwasher, microwave
  • Washing machine and tumble drier in separate building
  • Baby friendly equipment available - travel cot, highchair, stairgate
  • Private Terrace with with garden furniture and BBQ Private parking for two cars
  • Wireless broadband available
  • Television with DVD player Bed linen and towels supplied
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

Located with the six-acre grounds of Lower Idston, Hope Cottage is a delightful barn conversion approximately a mile from the villages of Loddiswell and Aveton Gifford.

This reverse level accommodation is accessed via steps up to a fully tiled hallway with access to the ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms, and stairs up to the living accommodation at first floor level.

The delightful open plan living area has a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living area.

The kitchen has all modern appliances and a large seating area for six guests.

The tastefully furnished sitting room has two double sofas, built in seating area/day bed and occasional furniture.

Laundry facilities are available in The Pump House Utility Room.

There are two bedrooms in total, including a master bedroom with King-size bed and en suite bathroom.

The second bedroom has twin beds which can be made into a King-size bed on request.

In addition to the en suite is a shower room with shower cubicle, wash-hand basin and w.c.

The Pump House is a newly constructed separate annexe to Hope Cottage, which can accommodate an additional two adults for a supplement of £140.00 per week.

The Pump House features a double futon bed at first floor level accessed by steep wooden steps, a fully tiled shower room at ground floor level with a shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. Outside, guests have the use of a private terrace with garden furniture and the owner’s extensive six-acre garden and grounds that run down towards the river.

Parking for two cars and wireless broadband is provided.

Overlooking a peaceful valley and with stunning rural views, this is the ideal location for a countryside break.

The sandy beaches of Thurlestone, Bantham and Bigbury are within easy driving distance.

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

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About the location


The village of Loddiswell lies at the heart of the South Hams, deep in rich farmlands, amidst unspoilt rolling countryside, and is within easy reach of the beautiful coastline, beaches and estuaries of the South Hams.

Region Information

The twin bedded room has two small single beds (that can be converted to a King-size double on request)

The Pump House annexe is available in mid and high season for an additional £140.00 per week, and can accommodate two adults only (no children).

No pets permitted.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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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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