Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Salcombe, Devon

It's just a ten-minute walk to a beautifully uncrowded beach through National Trust land from this ocean-facing hotel, purpose built for families and fun. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

It’s just a ten-minute walk to a beautifully uncrowded beach through National Trust land from this ocean-facing hotel, purpose built for families and fun. Spectacular cove and countryside views are framed by floor-to-ceiling windows in the smart, contemporary bedrooms, which open on to patios and the garden (dogs are welcome). Long-time owners Keith and Jenny Makepeace know how to make their visitors happy, offering extras such as a complimentary cream tea for people booking direct, with books and board games in the bedrooms. Returning guests who are disabled reported that staff ‘went out of their way to help’. Lunch might be a crab sandwich in the sunshine on the new dining deck with pirate ship play. At dinner, Ian MacDonald, in his 21st year here, uses prime local produce in his short, tempting menus, including kids’ portions and a vegan option. ‘The fishcake with salsa verde was all fish’ in a ‘light, thin, crispy’ coating. ‘The shin of West Country beef was tender and moist.’ Nor does the full Devonshire breakfast disappoint: ‘In particular the bacon and the creamy scrambled egg went down well.’ (Stephen Rees, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Soar Mill Cove
Salcombe
Devon
TQ7 3DS
England

Telephone

01548 561566

Bedrooms

22. 21 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, coffee shop, in-room TV (Freeview), indoor swimming pool, spa, gym, civil wedding licence, 10-acre grounds, EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurant and bar.

Children

all ages welcomed, no under-7s in restaurant after 8.45 pm.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (£15 per night), bar, coffee shop.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £219, singles from £175, family from £319. À la carte £39. 1-night bookings refused Fri, Sat and holiday weekends.

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Special 3-4-2 Winter Escape; 3 night stay for the price of 2 throughout November & December 2021*. *Applies to bed and breakfast rack rates, no further discounts applied. Does not apply to self-catering accommodation. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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