Here you will find comfortable lounges, glorious views from the sun terraces, and a style of service you thought had disappeared forever.

We have an excellent reputation for food and wine, well appointed accommodation and parking for fifty cars. But above all else, it is our hospitality that keeps our guests returning year after year. The Cottage Hotel is a family-run business and the Ireland family has been offering one of the warmest welcomes in Devon since 1973.

Family-run hospitality in an unrivalled location

From its magnificent position above the pretty and secluded fishing village of Hope Cove, South Devon. The Cottage Hotel offers some of the most beautiful views of sea and coastline in the UK. Overlooking Bigbury Bay, Burgh Island, Rame Head near Plymouth and, with good visibility, even as far as St Austell in Cornwall. You'll find the atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing when you visit, and the grounds of two acres descend to the fine sandy beach making it convenient to bathe in safety from the hotel.

There are many beaches within walking distance such as South Milton Sands and Thurlestone Sands, and many secluded coves and beaches.

Whether you are staying for a long or short break, there are many activities to keep you entertained and places to visit: sailing from the Salcombe estuary; golfing at Dartmouth, Bigbury and Thurlestone Golf Clubs; bird-watching and walking on nearby National Trust areas. We also host special event breaks such as Murder Mystery Weekends, Painting and Mosaic art courses, and Photography courses. (To keep abreast of these courses, please subscribe to our mailing list.)

The Tanfield Bed and Breakfast

Please note that our Hope Cove accommodation, the Tanfield B&B, is no longer operating. However, we often have special deals and offers at the Cottage Hotel. Please visit our tariff page to view them or contact the Hotel to speak to us personally.