**HOPE COVE WEEKEND**
Last Bank Holiday weekend is an entertaining & relaxing, 3 day family weekend full of old fashioned seaside fun from sandcastle competitions & children's races to live music with plenty of food & drink!
What can we say, the photographs speak for themselves! This historic family home directly overlooks the bewitchingly beautiful Hope Cove beach.
This mid-18th century fisherman's home has been renovated with gorgeous, spacious interiors which sleep up to 6 people.
Fairytale sea views characterise this property; turquoise waters, romantic rock formations and white sands make up the surroundings.
Wonderful bay windows in the kitchen, living room and master bedroom constantly remind guests of their stupendous setting. Guests can spend time staring at the distant calm of pastel fishing boats in summer and enjoying dramatic storms lashing against the cliffs in winter.
The stylish living room is classically decorated with warm creams and a cool, plush slate sofa suite. Guests can kick back, warm up next to the wood burning stove and watch the television or tides. Tracing the fiery sunset over the sea through the fairylight-framed window is an almost otherworldly experience.
The master bedroom is classically fitted with a kingsize beds and bookshelves bursting with novels describing romantic locations akin to the Watch House's views. Children and friends will be happily accommodated in either the room with bunk beds or the twin room.
A wet-room style bathroom promises spa-like luxury in this holiday home. Guests can gaze at the sea-soaked horizon whilst winding down under a hot shower.
The fully-equipped kitchen is sleek, modern, yet homely with its own toasty wood burning stove, rustic kitchen bench, pine rocking chair and picnic-red tablecloths.
Hope Cove is in the South Hams District of South Huish and is about 5 miles west of Salcombe and south-west of Kingsbridge. The two beaches are split by a small headland, and sheltered by the large westerly headland of Bolt Tail.
Guests can go rock pooling, crabbing, swimming on the picture-perfect beach, or take a walk along the striking South West Coastal Path.
Hope Cove features a charming square of thatched cottages, the cosy Hope & Anchor pub, as well as general amenities and a post office. Local restaurants cater for all tastes, from tapas in Kingsbridge to oysters in Bigbury.
Hope Cove Festival at the end of August attracts flocks of visitors to the seaside village for the old fashioned BBQ feasts, musical concerts and raft races.
The area is also popular for mountain biking, bird watching, fishing, golf, horse riding, sailing, wind surfing and snorkelling. Hope Cove was once a smuggler's haunt and has witnessed over 30 ship wrecks in its time including that of the 'San Pedro' in 1588, a foreign galleon ship wrecked during the botched Spanish Armada's attempt to invade.
In fact, Hope Cove was the only place where the Spaniards came ashore during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. A number of buildings in South Devon feature old beams salvaged from the wreckage of the Armada.
Historically, the village falls into Outer Hope and Inner Hope, both of which were centres for the local fishing industry.
Notes: For a full list of beds, as well as amenities available at this property, please go to our 'At a Glance' tab below the photo gallery.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- No garden/courtyard
- 1 King size/super king size bed
- 2 Single beds
- 2 Single bunk beds
- Bed linen provided
- Ground floor WC
- Sea view
- Smoking not permitted
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
We stayed at the watch house. It was lovely. The location was perfect, right on the beach. Very well organised and comfortable. I would recommend this property and this company.Alison Moxey from Hartfield - 1st July 2015
Fantastic, unfussy, proper sea side home. Cannot fault the location or the house. Accommodated six of us easily. Great pub along the road. Stunning views from most of the windows. There is a little damp in property but heh, its virtually on the beach and 150 years old. The house has character and has clearly been loved by its owners. My wife, daughters and partners all loved it. What more can I say. Full of character and well equipped. Totally unspoilt location. Stayed with 5 others in October, enjoying late summer Sun. Pub nearby was excellent. I cannot fault the place. Lovely walks over the cliffs. Everything you need is in this lovely family home. Visited Salcombe which is stunning but, in my opinion, not a touch on old Hope Cove. The main bedroom, which is not well pictured on the web site, is fantastic, as were all the rooms. Best shower ever?? Loved the place. Stayed with my wife on her 50th, my daughters and their partners. Great time had by all.Ian Lambert-Gorwyn, Frome - 1st October 2014
Recommend The Watch House. We loved our stay at The Watch House, very quirky, if you want to be both right on the beach and in the hub of things this is the place for you, with amazing views.D Hayes from London - 1st August 2014
It's all about the view If you are planning to look at the scenery and explore hope cove itself, the watch house would be excellent! However, if you are planning to see and experience Devon then a car is a must. The roads surrounding hope cove are single tracks lanes for approx 2 miles from closest main road so careful driving is required.Nat - 1st June 2014
The view alone is worth every penny. 5*****'s ~ In a word - AMAZING The type of place the kids dream of staying. A beautiful cottage with its own slip way and a door that effectively opens onto what I consider the perfect beach - ie. Sand, rock pools and a stunning smugglers cove style back drop. The cottage itself is spacious, well kitted out and has 3 well sized rooms with views out from the main bedroom, lounge and kitchen onto the sea - and I mean as close as you can get without getting wet. Hope Cove itself is small, but what more do you need that a decent pub, lovely cafe (that even brought a cream tea to us on the beach) and a village shop that is well stocked with ice cream Will be coming again - and for longer more.Jonny Hale, Odiham - 1st June 2014