Soar Mill Cove Hotel

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. More

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Soar Mill Cove Hotel
01548 561566

Hotel information


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.

Background music

in public areas.


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


allowed in bedrooms, bar, coffee shop.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] per room B&B £199-£349, D,B&B £269-£439. À la carte £39pp. 1-night bookings refused holiday weekends.

Other reviews

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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Special offers

September midweek Special Offer

September special offer from Soar Mill to you: Fancy a mid-week escape to, officially, the best Beach/Coastal Hotel in the UK*… with a complimentary cove cream tea to make sure you enjoy a true taste of Devon? Sounds like a tempting offer, and at only £299 pp in one of the luxury country view rooms, an ideal opportunity to make the most of late summer in the South Hams. Here are the details: £299 per person based on 2 adults sharing for 3 nights. Bed & Breakfast plus complimentary cream tea. Available Sunday to (and including) Thursday; 2nd – 20th September. * Luxury Lifestyle Readers Travel Awards Best Beach/Coastal Hotel 2018. 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

Guest comments

'Excellent in almost every respect. The room was well appointed, the lounge was a beautiful room enhanced by interesting abstract paintings, and the heated indoor saltwater swimming pool was much appreciated. The staff were well trained and without exception pleasant and help ful. The cooking was imaginative. ' - John Saul - June, 2018
'A welcoming, family-friendly place. Great views and good food. We enjoyed the walk down to the beach with its magnificentr rocks.. ' - CR - January, 2018
'We couldn't have enjoyed it more or been made more welcome. he setting is gorgeous and the building well maintained. Chowder was delicious and well balanced. ' - Desmond and Jenny Balmer - August, 2017

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