Of course, Hope Barton wouldn’t be what it is without its idyllic location. There’s something extraordinary about being able to wake up in a country-cottage to views of green pastures, stretching across hills and fields. Or how about taking a step outside your front door to hear the faint whistle of the ocean, and smell the fresh sea air. Hope Barton wouldn’t be what it is without the surrounding Devon countryside, untouched and unspoilt on this working 35-acre farm.
Where once smugglers plied their illicit trade, travellers may now enjoy an enchanting holiday destination. Picturesque thatched cottages and it’s laid back and welcoming atmosphere makes Hope Cove an excellent venue for a holiday idyll. In Inner Hope, you will find the village centre. A square of thatched cottages surrounding the Hope and Anchor pub with The Cove beside it. Once a small but thriving fishing and crabbing village, it is still celebrated for its crabs and lobsters. The beach is sheltered from the breakwater keeping it idyllic, perfect for the kids. You will fall in love with the beautiful village.
The beautiful coastal town of Salcombe sits on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary making it one of the prettiest towns in South Devon. Known for its outstanding coastal views and surrounded by countryside, as well as a centre for sailing. Visit the unique town sample the Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream, clothing, art galleries and locally sought meals.
Kingsbridge is the main market town in the area. With an eclectic selection of independent shops and a whole host of intriguing antique shops, gift shops, cafes, butchers, bakeries, fishmongers, pubs and restaurants. Kingsbridge sits on the Salcombe Estuary with a new addition of the miniature railway running alongside.
For nature lovers, South Devon has a bounty of beautiful and breath-taking sights, whether along the coast, clambering through well-preserved cave systems or trekking across green farmland. There are also wrecks, an underwater village, cider making, farming, estuaries, rich marine live, stately homes to admire and enjoy – an infinite number of activities and sights to sate any appetite for adventure.