Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Family owned, family run, exuberantly family friendly, Keith Makepeace’s ‘welcoming’ hotel stands in rolling countryside above a valley running down to the shore. More

Contact details

Soar Mill Cove Hotel
Soar Mill Cove
Devon
TQ7 3DS
England
01548 561566
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

22. All on ground floor.

Open

all year, except New Year, Jan.

Facilities

lounge, 2 bars, restaurant, coffee shop, free Wi-Fi in reception, in-room TV (Freeview), indoor swimming pool (15 by 10 metres), treatment room (hairdressing, reflexology, aromatherapy, etc), civil wedding licence, 10-acre grounds (tennis, children’s play area), sandy beach.

Background music

None

Children

all ages welcomed (children’s tea, baby-listening service, free cots, baby meals, games room, children's entertainment in summer).

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms, coffee shop.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £125, D,B&B from £195. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused holiday weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Family owned, family run, exuberantly family friendly, Keith Makepeace’s ‘welcoming’ hotel stands in rolling countryside above a valley running down to the shore. Continuity gives it ‘a pleasant, settled feel’: they still serve the ‘divine’ pavlova Mr Makepeace’s mother once made for Audrey Hepburn. Take a clotted cream tea on the terrace, then explore the many diversions outdoors and in: lawn and table tennis, a heated saltwater swimming pool, a spa, and ‘lovely walks to the beach, with its craggy rocks’ (borrow a pair of binoculars for dolphin-spotting). At dinner, tuck in to seaside-fresh fish and seafood alongside much locally sourced produce: chef Ian MacDonald’s market-style menus might include Cornish Yarg and Exmoor Blue cheese soufflé; Cornish hake, baby spinach, samphire, soft-poached egg. Pick one of the modern bedrooms to call your own: varying room layouts suit parents with children, or couples wanting privacy; all have French windows opening on to a private patio leading to the garden. In the morning, a cheering breakfast includes local sausages, Salcombe smokies, home-made conserves, freshly squeezed juices. (CE)

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Special offers

Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Special Offer Midweek Break

Great savings with a special two-night midweek break. Valid at all periods except school holidays and Bank Holidays. Includes a Devonshire breakfast each morning and dinner in our two rosette restaurant on the first evening. Also a bottle of chilled prosecco in your room upon arrival. Available Sunday – Thursday. Garden View Room: £438. Sea View Room: £528. Based on two adults sharing a double/twin room.To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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Soar Mill Cove Hotel
Soar Mill Cove
Devon
TQ7 3DS

Guest comments

'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 - July 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 - March 2012
'Stunning location - wonderful views and walks down to Soar Mill cove. Personal attention to detail from staff. ' - - June 2011

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