Holiday Cottages & Apartments in Hope Cove, South Devon
We have gathered together details of the best holiday cottages, houses and apartments in Hope Cove & Soar Mill in beautiful South Devon.
All these holiday properties are currently available to rent from the top holiday cottage letting agencies. Read on to find your perfect holiday cottage and have a great holiday!
The lovely village of Hope Cove clings to the South Devon coast in the shelter of Bolt Tail. In the past, this isolated little village was the home of smugglers & fishermen.
Now it attracts holiday-makers, drawn to its two lovely beaches and quaint thatched cottages.
Hope Cove is actually made up of two villages, Inner & Outer Hope, separated by a dramatic headland and linked by a narrow footpath. The village has a lovely pub, general store and art gallery.
Two lovely sandy beaches are a firm favourite with the children and water-sports are in abundance. There is a slipway for launching small boats and dinghies.
History & Drama
Despite its remote location and small stature Hope Cove has been the scene of plenty of drama in the past. In Elizabethan times, the village was the only place where sailors from the Spanish Armada made land.
There have also been numerous ships wrecked on the coastline here. In 1760 more than 700 people lost their lives when HMS Ramilles was wrecked on the rocks at the base of Bolt Tail.
Another famous wreck was that of the Finnish Barque, Herzogin Cecilie which ran aground on the Ham Stone in 1936.
However, don’t let these stories of shipwrecks put you off. Hope Cove is a wonderful little village with plenty to attract you on a cottage holiday, particularly if you just want to take things easy!
Here is a small selection of photographs taken throughout the year at Hope Cove in South Devon
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