Good Hotel Guide Review
A ten-minute walk through National Trust land takes you from this single-storey hotel enfolded in a gorse-clad valley to a beautifully uncrowded beach. In the Makepeace family for three generations, it happily accommodates children with its flexible family suites and high tea for tinies. Book a cove-facing room for ‘a wonderful view down to the cove with the sea beyond’ framed by floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto a patio. The look is contemporary and unfussy, with extras such as books and board games. ‘We had a spacious family room,’ a reader reports. ‘The beds were very comfortable, with good-quality sheets.’ Another praises a ‘good-sized room with comfortable chairs’, a ‘well-designed bathroom with the best shower in a bath I have ever seen’. At dinner, long-serving chef Ian MacDonald uses prime local produce in his tempting menus. ‘Food was first class. Wonderful soufflé, pan-roasted salmon, hand-picked Salcombe crab.’ Awake to a full Devon breakfast and take a packed lunch to the beach, or enjoy a scenic walk along the coastline. ‘The night sky was a deep navy with stars aplenty.’
Soar Mill Cove
22. 21 on ground floor.
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.
in restaurant and bar.
all ages welcomed, no under-7s in restaurant after 8.45 pm.
allowed in bedrooms (£15 a night), bar, coffee shop.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £249, singles 25% discount, family from £319. À la carte £39. 1-night bookings refused Fri, Sat and holiday weekends.
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45th Anniviersary Three Night Special Offer
The hotel is proud to be celebrating 45 years as a family at Soar Mill Cove this coming November and would be delighted to share with GHG readers an exclusive celebratory break: 3 night stay this November and December. Daily breakfast. Jenny’s G&T on arrival. Devonshire cream tea on arrival. Any room type* for £450 per room. Offer based on 2 adults sharing. Excludes Christmas and New Year packages. *Excludes self-catering accommodation. Book fast because rooms will be issued on a first come basis! To benefit from this offer, please call the hotel directly and mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.