Hope Thatch is the quintessential thatched 'chocolate box' holiday cottage that dates as far back as 1650 and is the oldest property in the picturesque South Hams village of Marlborough. Grade II listed, Hope Thatch provides a cosy, comfortable holiday retreat that is beautifully presented, providing an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions of this popular part of South Devon.
Its sympathetic refurbishment has ensured that its original character has been preserved and the cottage still boasts a wealth of original features including a slate fireplace and exposed beams, perfectly mixed with modern conveniences to ensure a high level of comfort and style.
Malborough as a village has much to offer with its lovely attractive cottages lining its street which is also home to two pubs serving food, a bistro, a couple of shops and a church as a focal point - all a short stroll from Hope Thatch. Ideally placed, the cottage is just over two and a half miles away from the beautiful harbour town of Salcombe and equal distance from the stunning coastal haven of Hope Cove.
Whether you drive or walk to Salcombe, you will find a great selection of interesting shops, pubs and restaurants. It is a famous centre of sailing and the estuary offers a good number of lovely sheltered sandy beaches where you can relax and coastal walks for those feeling energetic! You will not only see yachts and fishing boats bobbing up and down on the water but if you are lucky you may also see dolphins and seals in the estuary and a multitude of other wildlife.
Once a haunt for smugglers, Hope Cove today offers the perfect place to relax in a beautiful coastal setting. It is only a short drive from the cottage (two and a half miles) and this delightful fishing village is a pleasure to visit with its cobbled thatched cottages, complimented by pretty colourful gardens and window boxes in the summer months. It provides beautiful clean sandy beaches and is well known for its flora and fauna (along with its fresh crab and lobster!).
This beautiful part of South Devon has been attracting visitors for many years and has a great deal to offer all ages and energy levels. Whether you are simply looking for a relaxing holiday amongst beautiful countryside and coastline, or want to explore the areas many delights, this is an ideal holiday location.
Neil & Lynette Taylor joined Independent Cottages in January 2010
Accommodation and facilities comprise:
Additional information: The property rental includes electricity, Gas, linen and towels. Parking is normally available on the road immediately outside the cottage garden or alternatively, there is always parking available at the village hall which is within 100 yards away.
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| Wed, 20 Dec 2017 for 7 nights, £750
£100 reduction for Christmas getaway in a cosy cottage