22. All on ground floor.
all year, except New Year, Jan.
lounge, 2 bars, restaurant, coffee shop, free Wi-Fi in reception, in-room TV (Freeview), indoor swimming pool (15 by 10 metres), spa (sauna, treatments), gym, civil wedding licence, 10-acre grounds (tennis, play area), sandy beach.
all ages welcomed (children’s tea, baby-listening service, games room, children’s entertainment in summer).
allowed in bedrooms, bar, coffee shop.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £199–£329, D,B&B £269–£409. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused holiday weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
From dolphin-spotting to table tennis, there is plenty to enjoy at Keith Makepeace’s family-friendly hotel, which stands in expansive countryside, with views towards the sea. Fortify yourself with a clotted cream scone on the terrace (or ‘divine’ Pavlova, once made for Audrey Hepburn), then take a turn about the ‘immaculate lawns and flowerbeds’. Adventurers, set off on the South West Coastal Path (maps are provided), or head straight for the craggy rocks on the beach in the valley below – it’s ‘a nice walk, under the gaze of cows in nearby fields’. For exercise on cold days, there is an indoor saltwater swimming pool. At dinner, chef Ian MacDonald’s market-style menus highlight seaside-fresh produce, perhaps ‘delicious fish cakes; genuine chowder with mussels and shrimps in their shells’. No need to shut it all away when night falls: every bedroom, whether cosy for couples or grand for a group, has French windows that open on to a private garden-facing patio. In the morning, there’s much choice at breakfast: freshly squeezed orange juice, home-made conserves, local sausages, Salcombe smokies. (CE)
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Autumn Adventures Await
The most colourful of seasons to enjoy here at Soar Mill Cove, with breath taking views, miles of unspoilt coastal paths waiting to be explored and some tempting mini-breaks for you to enjoy. Perfect time for a romantic getaway or that Indian summer family break that everyone craves – the cove will be waiting to welcome you. Three nights for the price of two – starting from £219pp. Available from 24th September – 21st October. Book now and enjoy a special 20% saving on selected Discovery Spa treatments. Call us on 01548 561566 and escape to our luxurious, family and pooch-friendly hotel. 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.