A weekend in Hope Cove
September 25th, 2015 | By Emily Mercer
As featured in the October 2015 issue of Coast magazine, Drake House is a stunning holiday property in a beautiful location, overlooking the beach at Hope Cove, and situated on the edge of the South West Coast Path.
This beautifully finished property has been fully renovated ahead of the 2015 – believed to have been built for a sea captain in the early 1900’s, this unique property has been ungraded to exceptional standards and is VisitEngland Five Star Gold awarded. The property is a wonderful base for a family or group of couples looking to explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, particularly on foot – the Hope Cove beach is just a short 2 minute walk away, whilst numerous other coves and villages can be reached via the adjacent coast path.
Planning your festive break? For Christmas in a stunning seaside location, book Drake House today. This fully refurbished property boasts luxury appliances including a large Rangemaster oven, perfect for cooking roast turkey and all the trimmings. The stunning handmade dining table is the ideal spot for enjoying lunch with the whole family, whilst Hope Cove beach is a great place for walking off those over-indulgences on Christmas afternoon.
For those who enjoy walking, why not blow away those Boxing Day cobwebs with an exhilarating hike along the South West Coast Path, which provides stunning breathtaking views. Prefer taking things a little easier on your Christmas break? Relax beside the woodburning stove whilst enjoying the unsurpassed views over Hope Cove and out to sea from the glass-fronted living area. Looking for a quiet moment to watch the Queen’s speech away from the children? Retire to the snug room, where you can have a peaceful moment of reflection. £250 Off the Christmas week commencing 20th December, now £3500.
If you already have Christmas plans in place, make the most of the festive break away from work, and plan a New Year getaway in this beautiful part of the world. Gather your friends and head to this wonderful Hope Cove property, where you can enjoy a New Year’s Eve feast of South Devon produce including Sharpham wine and cheese, fruit and vegetables from Riverford Organic, and crab landed off the Salcombe coastline. When the clock strikes midnight, join together for a chorus of Auld-Lang-Syne in the lounge – where better to welcome in the New Year than in this beautiful, inspirationally named village ‘Hope Cove’? £250 Off the New Year Week commencing 27th December, now £3750.
Hope Cove is a small fishing village and a former smuggler’s haunt with a fascinating history. Home to an art gallery and a number of eateries there is plenty to do in the immediate area. For those looking for enjoy a little more shopping, head to the nearby popular sailing town of Salcombe, which is just a 10 minute drive by car.
For more information about Hope Cove, read the fascinating blog ‘Top 5 reasons to enjoy family friendly holidays in Hope Cove’. If you would like to find out more about Drake House in Hope Cove, visit the Coast & Country Cottages website today.