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.
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.
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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Catered Self-Catering Spring Offer
Join Soar Mill Cove this spring for a catered 2 or 5 night break with added independence in our stunning Ocean View self-catering villas offer. Enjoy daily Devonshire breakfasts in the restaurant, 10% off additional dining*, access to all leisure facilities and a £50 credit towards pampering in the Discovery Spa. Ocean View One – 2 nights for £550 / 5 nights for £1100 (for up to 4 people). Ocean View Two – 2 nights for £640 / 5 nights for £1,280 (for up to 6 people). 10% dining discount applies to food items only. This offer is valid from 23rd Feb – 29th March, 15th April – 3rd May, 8th May – 24th May, 30th Sep – 19th Oct & 3rd Nov – 22nd Dec and is subject to availability, please enquire. 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.