Soar Mill Cove Hotel

'Friendly and welcoming; excellent service from all the staff.' Keith Makepeace's family-friendly hotel above a sandy cove on the south Devon coast continues to please readers. There has been considerable renovation this year. The heated indoor swimming pool has been enlarged as part of a new leisure suite, 'a spacious weatherproof environment where you can kick back and relax on a lounger'. New facilities include a spa tub, a sauna, a mini-gym, a treatment area and a café. The restaurant has been given a clean, modern look, with new tables, chairs, surfaces and carpets. The chef, Ian MacDonald, is praised for his 'high-quality and varied' menus: 'We were able to have a different dish every evening; the fish dishes were fantastic' (perhaps lobster and crab bisque; sea bass with Mediterranean ratatouille). All the bedrooms and family suites have French doors opening on to a private patio with loungers, chairs and a sun umbrella. Children of all ages will be kept occupied in the indoor and outdoor play areas; or they can stroll down to the beach. (Jan Todd, Margaret H Box)
  • Very friendly. Excellent service from all the staff. Good quality and varied dinner menu. A couple of tiny niggles: the plug didn't fit the basin properly, so the water ran out; and I had to ask for the replacement of three light bulbs. Our room was large and warm. It was a pity that we weren't able to make use of our private patio because of the weather. There is no longer an outdoor pool, but my swim each morning in the indoor pool was a highlight of our visit.

    Jan Todd, 10/07/2012

  • As regular visitors we are never disappointed. The welcome is warm, the food is good and the hotel is confortable. The outdoor pool, rarely used, has been replaced by a grassy bank and there are plans to improve the indoor poo.l

    Margaret Box, 10/05/2012

  • Stunning location - wonderful views and walks down to Soar Mill cove. Personal attention to detail from staff.

    C.S., 07/06/2011

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Local attractions

Dartmoor National Park
Moorland area covering 950 square kilometres.
Paignton Zoo
Home to thousands of animals and plants.
A coastal town with plenty of gastropubs and water activities.

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Contact Details

Soar Mill Cove Hotel

nr Salcombe SOAR MILL COVE Devon England TQ7 3DS


01548 561566

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information


22, all on ground floor.


all year, except Jan, 1-13 Feb.


lounge, 2 bars, restaurant (pianist), coffee shop, free Wi-Fi in public areas, indoor swimming pool (10 by 7 metres), treatment room (hairdressing, reflexology, aromatherapy, etc), civil wedding licence, 10-acre grounds (tennis, children's play area)

Background music

in restaurant and bar.


all ages welcomed.


well-behaved small dogs allowed, but not in public rooms other than coffee shop.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


[2013] per room B&B £150-£215, D,B&B £195-£255. À la carte £35.

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