Shippen Cottage

Located in Hope Cove
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


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 the front door which opens to the 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 the 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 the 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.


Close to coast
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details

Hope Cove

Lying on the coast of the popular South Hams area of Devon, Hope Cove consists of two sandy bays called Inner and Outer Hope. The perfect destination for families looking for a traditional beach holiday with paddling, swimming, sand castles and rock pooling. The beaches have red sandstone cliffs to the rear which provide not only a beautiful backdrop but a shady area if needed. Both beaches back onto the charming village where there are plenty of places to eat out as well as shops for those last-minute beach needs. The more popular Mouthwell Sands beach also benefits from a seasonal lifeguard service and dogs are allowed between October and April. The village beach is pet-friendly all year round but must be kept on a lead.

Hugely popular, especially with families, we have a great selection of Hope Cove cottages but we would advise booking early as this area fills up fast.

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