22. 21 on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
all year, except Jan (open Christmas/New Year).
lounge, bar, restaurant, coffee shop, free Wi-Fi in reception, in-room TV (Freeview), indoor spring-fed swimming pool (15 by 10 metres), spa, gym, civil wedding licence, 10-acre grounds (tennis, play area), public rooms wheelchair accessible with adapted toilet.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in all but one bedroom, bar, coffee shop.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £199–£329, D,B&B £269–£409. A la carte £39. 1-night bookings refused holiday weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘We couldn’t have enjoyed it more or been more welcome,’ write trusted Guide correspondents this year, after dropping by at Keith Makepeace’s long-established, family-run hotel overlooking National Trust coastline and sea. ‘Excellent in almost every respect,’ agreed a Guide regular in 2018. ‘The staff were well trained, pleasant and helpful.’ Bedrooms (‘comfortable and well appointed’) look over cove or countryside, with glass doors on to a private furnished patio. ‘The setting is gorgeous, and the building well maintained, old-fashioned in the best possible way.’ By day, a café offers the likes of crab baguette, Soar Bay lobster. ‘The delicious seafood chowder was packed with the freshest shellfish.’ By night, in the restaurant, long-standing chef Ian MacDonald creates such dishes as heritage beetroot tarte Tatin; day-boat bream with Provençal mussels, clams, basil oil. Readers had some niggles, however, including the ‘high mark-up on wine by the glass’. Breakfast brings Salcombe mackerel smokies, Aune Valley pork sausages, gammon, sauté potatoes – fuel for walking the South West Coastal Path. (Desmond and Jenny Balmer)
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40% Discount 40th Anniversary Special Offer
To celebrate their 40th year at Soar Mill Cove, here is a very special offer that will definitely put a smile on everyone’s faces. A breathtaking 40% off all bookings throughout November & December and 10th – 15th February 2019*. Special saving 10% off Norma Makepeace’s Soar Mill Cove Memoir ‘The cook, the carpenter & the cove’. And with the new season almost upon us, promising a beautiful array of autumn colours for coastal adventures, what better time to book a stay at the cove. * (Excludes Christmas & New Year. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, and applies to B&B rates only.) To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.