Situated in the picturesque South Hams village of Hope Cove, The Moorings is a 350 year old fisherman’s cottage, with a location so perfect, it would be impossible to find a better spot.
Right in the heart of the village and literally just a few steps from the beach. This lovely cottage, which comfortably sleeps 6, is upside down, with the bedrooms on the ground floor and the living area upstairs.
The decor is stylish, fun and quirky, A real home from home. In every room, on every windowsill and in every corner there is something to catch your eye. Unpretentious and comfortable, it’s the ideal base for a family holiday to explore this beautiful part of the Devon coast.
The front door leads into a small entrance hall. To the right is bedroom one. With a king-sized bed, a good-sized fitted wardrobe with plenty of hanging space, large chest of drawers and a spacious en-suite shower room. To the left is a double room with twin single beds, fitted wardrobe, large chest of drawers and en suite shower room. Further down the corridor is bedroom 3, with a double bed, fitted wardrobe, drawers and en suite bathroom.
All three bedrooms are tastefully decorated with crisp and cool linen, each with their own unique touch.
Upstairs there is a cosy sitting room with two big squashy leather sofas. There’s plenty of room to relax and take advantage of the smart TV, DVD player and free WiFi.
A separate snug has yet another sofa and a selection of books. toys and games, making it a perfect space for children.
A large, rustic dining table sits in the centre of the kitchen. A spacious and well-equipped room it has an electric stove, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Both upstairs rooms have pretty feature windows where you can sit and take in views of the harbour and beach
A cloakroom with WC and hand basin completes the upper living space.
Outside is a large, decked terrace, enclosed by a glass balustrade with incredible views of both beaches. Relax and watch the world go by. Enjoy alfresco dining with unbeatable views or just sit on quiet summer evenings and listen to the waves.
Electricity for this property is supplied by solar panels and supplemented by Good Energy, making all the property’s energy 100% renewable.
What makes The Moorings so special from the owner
Hope Cove is a wonderful, charming village and we are lucky enough to be in its very heart. As a family, our real joy is that our children can walk out the front door and onto the beaches, safe to explore and play. In the summer months, they don’t wear shoes at all and are always sandy and happy (and usually smeared in ice cream!) It’s the ultimate barefoot hideaway and the sunsets are quite extraordinary - Preferably enjoyed on the deck with a chilled glass of something. Bliss!
Things to do
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hope Cove is the hidden gem of the South Hams.
The sea is calm and safe. It’s perfect for beginners keen to try their hand at surfing, swimming, kayaking, or just some fishing and crabbing from the breakwater and rocks. Rock pooling is always popular pastime too.
Next door is beautiful Mouthwell Beach, patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the summer season. It’s perfect for paddling, swimming and sandcastles
The Hope and Anchor Inn, The Lobster Pod Bistro and The Cove, serve a variety of food, craft beers, real ale and a good selection of gin and other spirits. The Cove also offers an eclectic mix of live music and has just been awarded the coveted ‘Best Craft Beer Pub Award’.
The post office and store are nearby and can provide basic groceries and fresh baked goods each morning.
Pick up the South West Coastal Path in front of the cottage and walk across the headland to Thurlestone, with its famous rock, It’s a nature enthusiasts paradise with its rare butterflies and birds. Or walk the other way towards Bolberry Down with its wild coastline and dramatic cliffs, perfect for Seal and dolphin spotting.
Out and About
If you want to venture further afield, Kingsbridge and Salcombe are only a few miles away and the historic Tudor town of Totnes just slightly further.
Woodlands Adventure Theme Park, South Devon Chilli Farm, Living Coasts and Kent’s Cavern are all nearby days out, particularly good for little ones. And if you fancy a change from the coast, you can head inland to stunning Dartmoor National Park with its magnificent Tors and wild ponies, only a short drive away.