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Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Near Salcombe Devon TQ7 3DS 01548 561 566

We say

This South Hams hotel has been owned by the Makepeace family for three generations, and the welcome is warm and the service and hospitality genuine and old-fashioned. But there's nothing old-school about the hotel itself, whose rooms are well furnished and thoughtfully equipped throughout with big bathrooms, TV and DVD players, free wifi, books and games, and binoculars for enjoying the spectacular views. It's rich in facilities too, with a decent indoor heated swimming pool and own spa, tennis and pitch-and putt in the grounds, and a games room with snooker and table tennis. It has its own light, bright restaurant serving great locally-sourced food – wonderful seafood and a legendary pavlova – which you can enjoy from tables overlooking the bay.
But really the beauty of Soar Mill Cover lies in its position, just outside Salcombe in a gorgeous part of the South Hams; it's right on the Southwest Coast Path and in a perfect location for great walks throughout this beautiful part of Devon, and is also dog-friendly so you can bring your pooch to share them. What else? Well, the nice thing is that if anything's wrong you can talk to  the owners themselves – not something that all hotels of this standard can claim, for sure.

They say

Owned and run by the Makepeace family, Soar Mill Cove Hotel offers relaxed luxury with the sand and the sea of the cove on the doorstep. The hotel has one of the best views in Devon with stylish and spacious Garden and Sea View bedrooms, suites, family suites and new eco-self-catering apartments to make the most of this idyllic location. All  rooms are complete with everything you might need, and some things you didn’t realise you would for holiday bliss with TV, DVD player, WiFi and an eclectic selection of storybooks, board games and binoculars for spotting dolphins. The discovery spa with saltwater swimming pool, sauna and treatment rooms is a sanctuary to relax and rejuvenate. Using world-renowned spa products Repêchage, these professional potions include the remarkable properties of seaweed to replenish the body and soul.

The local area

The South West Coast Path runs in front of the hotel ready to explore the miles of coastline and only a few miles away are the boutique restaurants, stylish cafes and harbour front of Salcombe – one of the most glamorous places in the UK

Best local places to eat and drink

Our own restaurant! Local seafood – including fresh crab – perfectly cooked steak and homemade desserts are all on the menu at the award-winning, Two-Rosette restaurant to be enjoyed whilst soaking up the sweeping view of the cove. The original Mrs Makepeace once made a pavlova for Audrey Hepburn which still makes an appearance on the menu today. Drinks are served in the cosy lounge area or the Bolly Bar, where bubbles are also a favourite and all guests staying at the hotel are greeted with a Devonshire cream tea on arrival – the perfect way to start any holiday!

Why stay with us?

Journey down a winding country road where the horizon opens up to the glassy blue sea and National Trust surroundings and you’ll find Soar Mill Cove Hotel. From the oldest to the youngest, family get-togethers and gatherings of friends, couples and all combinations in between, Soar Mill Cove’s compelling beauty works its magic on everyone. Dogs are welcome with a big tail wag from Farley the golden labrador who helps man reception and kids can run free in the lawns and play area. 

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How much?

Double rooms £159–284 depending on season and sea view; family rooms and suites £209–389. Self-catering starts from £950 per week


  • Bar
  • Complimentary Stuff
  • Dogs Welcome
  • DVD Players
  • Family rooms
  • Games & Books
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Gym
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa & Treatments
  • TVs with Freeview
  • Wifi

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  • Boutique
  • Family-Friendly
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Remote Location
  • Seaside
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • Wellbeing


Open all year. 

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