Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Salcombe, Devon

It's all about the sublime seaside setting at Keith Makepeace's family-centric, dog-friendly hotel with 'amazing views to take your breath away'. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

It's all about the sublime seaside setting at Keith Makepeace's family-centric, dog-friendly hotel with 'amazing views to take your breath away'. A trail leads to 'a beautiful, uncrowded beach with splendid rocks', and there is easy access to the South West Coastal Path. Simple but stylish bedrooms look out to sea or over rolling National Trust countryside, from floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private patio. It is small wonder, then, that the low-slung hotel is 'a favourite place' for many returning guests. ‘I love everything about it,’ writes a reader who has been going for 30 years and finds it ‘like a second home’. Guide insiders with a house nearby drop in often. ‘On fine days we eat our bar lunch or cream tea on a sunny terrace. Service is always good, the food original and delicious, including lovely risotto with asparagus.’ In the light-filled, sea-facing dining room, Ian MacDonald’s menus are big on local fish and shellfish – lobster, crab, Exe mussels – and include a vegan option. ‘What more could you ask for?' ‘Can’t wait to go again.’ (Gerald Taylor, Harriet Morris, Louisa Walker, 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, except 2 Jan–7 Feb.

Facilities

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

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in all but 1 bedroom, bar, coffee shop.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £199–£429, D,B&B £299–£469. À la carte £39. 1-night bookings refused holiday weekends.

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Special offers

Midweek Special Offer

Midweek 2 night stay in Oct, Nov, Dec. £199pp based on 2 people sharing a country view room with breakfast throughout, dinner on the first evening, cream tea on arrival and a 30 min spa treatment each. + £40 per night sea view room. + £50 per night sea view junior suite. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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