Shippen Cottage

hope cove

From £431

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2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: HCSHIP
  • Changeover day: Sunday
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


Shippen Cottage, situated in the centre of the idyllic seaside village of Hope Cove in South Devon is just a moment’s walk from two sandy beaches, a popular country inn, a cafe and the village shop.  The intimate cottage is the perfect getaway for couples or small families with the benefits of a prime location, unrivalled tranquillity and stunning coastal views. Both quaint and individual in its appearance, this functional Cottage makes the perfect base to explore all that Hope Cove and the surrounding areas have to offer, and with the added benefit of there being just a matter of yards between stepping out of the front door and having your feet in the sand.

Please note: Due to the steepness and setup of the stairs the property may not be suitable for the elderly or infirm.

Children need to be supervised in the garden due to unfenced boundary leading to cliffs.

Steps leading to front door which opens to cosy living room with sofa, armchairs, wood burning stove, TV/DVD.  Kitchen/diner with sea views with built in electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge freezer, washer dryer and dining area with bench seating. Door to rear garden. Off hall, bathroom with bath, electric shower over, basin and WC. Narrow and steep stairs to first floor master bedroom with king size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bunk bedroom with bunk beds and chest of drawers


At the rear of the cottage is an unfenced lawned area, with picnic bench and low walls on one side. (There are no fenced boundaries between the garden areas of the other cottages). The ground rises and extends on to the higher part of the hillside. This natural area is owned by all the cottages in the row, so is communal and although the views from the top are spectacular, children will need very careful supervision as it is unfenced and the land drops away as a vertical cliff face to the sea below. The front of the cottage faces a single track lane, mainly used as a footpath between the beaches.

Allocated parking for one car.

  • Included: Bed linen (No towels), electricity, night storage heaters.
  • Telephone: No telephone. Mobile reception at cottage poor, but good in places nearby. Payphone in village. Wi-Fi.
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets.
  • Local facilities: Two sandy beaches within easy walking distance. Pub, restaurants, village shop and Post Office all in Hope Cove. Kingsbridge with all facilities 5 miles. Salcombe 4 miles.

June 2019

Brilliant cottage we had a great time. Would highly recommend Oceans Restaurant at Bolberry Down.

June 2019

Fantastic location. We love Hopecove and will book again. Great value for money.

June 2019

Fabulous week celebrating our Ruby Wedding Anniversary! Thank you

April 2019

We had a lovely relaxing holiday - very nice property.

December 2018

Brilliant, thank you.

November 2018

Wonderful location, right on the beach. Comfortable living room and master bedroom. The steepness of the stairs wasn't a problem so much as the lack of landing - took a bit of getting used to and as described, not suitable for young children. Being able to see the breakwater & sea from the kitchen window was lovely. A peaceful and relaxing winter break, thank you.

November 2018

Brilliant little cottage almost on the beach with great view through corner window in the kitchen. Will definitely book again.

November 2018

Hope Cove is stunning and the best place I have been to. The cottage was so close to the beach which was amazing. Watching the sunset over the sea from the back garden area was magical! The cottage had everything you could need for your stay and it was clean and presented well. Me and my partner loved the added touch of having the log burner. I cannot wait to come back here!

August 2018

Fantastic location and the cottage was great for us as a family. Will definatly be booking again.

June 2018

We really enjoyed our stay, made better by the warm sunny weather. Thank you

March 2018

We enjoyed the stay in a pleasant cottage - the kitchen and bathroom were good having just been replaced.

September 2017

The location of Shippen Cottage is unbeatable! The beautiful rear aspect from the kitchen is wonderful. We had a lovely week and the brilliant weather at this time of the year was the icing on the cake!

September 2017

Beautiful cottage, easy to get to most places in South Hams!

July 2017

The cottage is in a stunning location and ideal for children with instant access to the beach. However, when visiting the area again we will choose accommodation with a higher standard of decor, furnishings and cleanliness.

June 2017

Had a lovely stay in hope cove as always hope to stay in shippen cottage for many years to come

June 2017

On our stay last year we mentioned lack of keys to kitchen windows. This year we still did not have keys for windows in kitchen which makes it difficult with kitchen smells. Also could have been cleaner kitchen floor when carpet was turned over too avoid tripping hazard from curled up corners was covered in sand. Same for the runner in lounge it has curled edges which is dangerous.

April 2017

It would have been very useful to have either a knife sharpener or sharper knives. Those present were capable of crushing carrots but not slicing them. Apart from this, another perfect visit to Shippen Cottage. Thank you.

We are delighted to hear that you had such a good time at this lovely property in Hope Cove. We will pass on your feedback regarding the knives to the owner for their consideration.

- The Toad Hall Team

March 2017

Log burner had not been cleaned out previously. No gloves to even attempt cleaning it. Also design very difficult to manage to even put a log in - noticed a large log in it half burnt which It looked like three sections needed to be removed to even attempt removal. Would have loved to light a log burner, which was one of the reasons I chose this cottage. Suggest fitting an upto date log burner. Also cottages needs mirrors in both bedrooms. On a positive note had a lovely holiday. Views fantastic from kitchen window. Handy pubs and hotels for meals and great walks.

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Hope Cove. The views from Shippen Cottage really are fantastic.The log burner should have been cleaned prior to your arrival but unfortunately on this occasion it appears it was accidentally overlooked by the cleaning team. We will pass on all your comments to the owner so the points can be looked into further.

- The Toad Hall Team

September 2014

Always excellent properties and with good owner/carewtaker support.

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