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Aerial view of Hope Cove

How to reach the Cottage Hotel

A hidden treasure of South Devon

Directions by road (if coming from Exeter)

  1. Take the A38 dual carriageway from Exeter.
  2. At Buckfastleigh turn left for Totnes along the A384.
  3. Just prior to entering Totnes turn right, picking up the A381 to Kingsbridge.
  4. Continue past Kingsbridge (not into it) and follow the A381 towards Salcombe.
  5. Although Hope Cove is signposted along this road (pic 1), we suggest you take the second turning (sharp right) at the village of Malborough (pic 2).
  6. After passing the church, make sure you turn right past the cream cottage (pic 3).
  7. Continue into Hope Cove then turn left for Inner Hope (pic 4).
  8. The hotel is clearly signposted on your right at the top of the hill (pics 5 and 6).
Should you have any difficulties, please call us on

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First road to Hope Cove Second road to Hope Cove Turn off in Hope Cove Turn off in Hope Cove Approach to the entrance The Hotel sign

Pic 1: first road to Hope Cove (not recommended) Pic 2: second road to Hope Cove. Pic 3: keep right in Malborough. Pic 4: turn off in Hope Cove. Pics 5 and 6: the entrance to the Hotel

Other transport

If you do not wish to drive, the nearest railway station is Totnes (19 miles/31 kilometres) and airport is Exeter (46 miles/74 kilometres) where there are scheduled flights from Paris, Cork, the Channel Islands and other UK destinations. Car Rental can then be arranged.

There are few buses to Hope Cove itself (see our Public Transport page) and it is advisable to take a taxi from Totnes or Exeter.

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Routemap to hotel
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