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Family Friendly Thatched Cottage Near Salcombe & Sandy Beaches

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Malborough, Nr. Salcombe, South Devon, England - Hope Thatch, A Holiday Cottage Situated In The Heart Of The South Hams District Of South Devon

Hope Thatch is a thatched holiday cottage,the oldest house in the South Devon village of Malborough in the South Hams. Dating back to 1650, it is Grade II listed and provides holiday accommodation for 5 to 7 guests in a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom, with a further 2 guests able to be accommodated on the lounge sofa bed. It's refurbished with it’s original character preserved, providing original features including a slate fireplace (now with log burner) and exposed beams. Perfect for families, it caters for babies (cot, high chair, stair gate, steriliser), younger children (private enclosed garden) and teenagers (wifi internet, Sky TV, 43' Smart TV, blue ray DVD, Xbox Kinect & Live). Great for adults (fine dining, romantic log fire). Enjoy a relaxing vacation of walks (South West Coast Path and Dartmoor) and sandy beaches, have an activity holiday (sailing, powerboats, kayaking, golf, SCUBA diving, fishing, hiking). Year round attractions make winter getaways popular. New for 2014 - new architecturally designed extension housing brand new dining kitchen complete with aga rayburn and american style fridge freezer, plus new ultra modern bathroom.

Lynette Taylor
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful holiday, lovely cottage and beautiful area. A great relaxing break.
Jun 2010
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Malborough Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Cloakroom: toilet , toilet and wash handbasin Bathroom: toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: 1 double , 1 baby crib Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Notes on accommodation: Car: not necessary Parking Lovely wood burner fitted in the living room recently Outside: Deck / Patio Lawn / Garden 6 garden chairs Utility Room: Washing Machine Clothes Dryer Iron & Board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linens Provided Towels Provided Other: Wireless Internet Fireplace Wood Stove Living Room Activities Guide Local Maps Toilet Paper Internet Sofa Bed Hair Dryer


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Family Friendly Thatched Cottage Near Salcombe & Sandy Beaches
average rating of 4.625 based on 9 reviews

Lovely traditional cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely break in this charming and cozy cottage over Easter. Comfortable and clean and full of character, it's more spacious than expected with good dining space for groups in both kitchen and dining area, and lovely outside area. With modern bathrooms and kitchen the cottage is a real gem.

The village has a couple of good pubs and a supermarket, but we went on wonderful walks and sampled a number of the local restaurants and cafes. A great find.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely character cottage in a beautiful part of Devon

  • 5 of 5

We loved this quaint and cosy old cottage with its thatched roof. The front rooms and bedrooms are old and cosy with a modern kitchen and bathroom on the back. It was a lovely base for a short pre-Christmas break. There is under floor heating in the kitchen and a cosy log burner in the lounge. We had some wonderful walks from the cottage along the coast, with pub meals in Salcombe and Hope Cove.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your pre-Christmas break, we hope you liked the way we decorated the cottage ready for your stay.
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Well Equipped Gem

  • 4 of 5

It may lack kerb appeal for some but inside the cottage is a delight. It has a modern kitchen and bathroom but the living rooms and bedrooms are full of character. The garden has a seating area with good quality garden furniture. It is opposite one of two very friendly pubs in the village that serve reasonable meals. The village has a supermarket and there is a regular bus service to Salcombe and Kingsbridge. I would certainly recommend the cottage to friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at our cottage. Unfortunately the external of the building needs repainting most years due to the sea air and unfortunately we hadn't managed to secure a decorator in time for the start of season this year, thankfully a full redecoration of the outside to include railings & shed etc was carried out at the end of season. The building now looks beautiful - fresh, clean & bright in it's funky new colours!
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Stunning property in a beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed a lovely, relaxing week away from work with our three children who are all in their twenties, in this pretty cottage,which blends the old building with the new beautifully. Plenty of space for us to spread out and do our own thing and lots for us to see and do locally, our break was over too soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, and appreciate the great deal of work and thought that have recently gone into it's upgrade.
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Hope Thatch

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hope Thatch. The cottage was charming, with good facilities and our children really appreciated extras such as 3d TV, Xbox and selection of DVDs. Malborough is only a short drive from Salcombe and is well positioned for visiting beaches in the area. Would recommend Bigbury on Sea and Bantham as good family beaches.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that your children enjoyed the extras that we have put into the cottage, we try to cater for all of our guests, young and old, so it's nice to know that the facilities are being used.
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Lovely traditional cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful long weekend at Hope Thatch. Lovely and near to Salcombe , with some fantastic restaurants - we felt like we had been away for a week. The cottage is ideally located to start some truly beautiful walks and to visit the lovely beaches. Spent lazy evenings at the cottage watching DVDs and relaxing in this unspoilt cottage and village. Clean and tidy with everything you need for a relaxing break. The local shop/petrol station also stocks almost anything you might need. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Situated in the heart of the South Hams district of South Devon, Malborough lies between the sailing centre of Salcombe and the market town of Kingsbridge. A quiet little village that has two pubs, a bistro, a well-stocked supermarket, a post office and gift shop. Ideally situated for the wonderful National Trust coastal walks and the wild beauty of Dartmoor. There is a choice of several sandy beaches all within easy reach of the cottage, from small coves to wide-open sands - ideal for surfing and windsurfing. Also close by is a leisure centre, steam railways, horse riding and golf. The historical seaports of Plymouth and Dartmouth are within a 40 minute drive.


Nearest Beach: South Sands 2 Miles


Nearest Airport 27 Miles

Nearest Train: Totnes 18 Miles

Nearest Motorway: M5 junction 31 44 Miles


Nearest Barpub: The New Inn 0.1 Miles

Nearest Restaurant 0.1 Miles

Further Details:

autumn foliage


botanical garden



laundrette - not serviced


live theatre




recreation centre



theme parks


winery tours



bird watching

horse riding

paddle boating

scenic drives

sight seeing


bay fishing


deepsea fishing



fly fishing

freshwater fishing


golf pass optional


jet skiing

mountain biking


pier fishing



surf fishing




water skiing

water tubing



fitness centre



medical services


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 25% is payable when the booking is made with the remaining 75% payable no later than 8 weeks prior to commencement of the holiday.

Changeover Day:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.