Shippen House (That House On The Beach)

Located in Hope Cove
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: No


Set in an exclusive beachfront position Shippen House, Hope Cove, is a one-of-a-kind South Devon property by the sea. With stunning coastal vistas across the sandy beach and beyond, the house offers stylish self-catering accommodation in the most breath-taking of settings. Whether it’s waking up to the magnificent view of waves crashing on the shore immediately outside the window or watching family and friends enjoying the beach from the comfort of the homely sitting room, or the spacious, social kitchen dining room, there are so many reasons visitors keep returning to Shippen House. Whatever season you choose to visit, you’ll quickly realise Shippen is so much more than just a holiday home, it truly is an unforgettable seaside escape where memories are forged for a lifetime. Each time of year has its own unique charms; summer offers a bustling and vibrant seaside atmosphere with boats, ice cream, sandcastles, and laughter; autumn’s golden sun inspires long coastal walks, slow-cooked stews, nostalgic board games and the sharing of stories around the kitchen table; winter brings dramatic scenery, crashing waves, woolly hats and hot chocolate beside the roaring log fire; and with spring comes new life on the shoreline, bobbing seal heads in the harbour, birdsong in the air and the peace to lose yourself in a good novel. Within the traditional fishing village of Hope Cove, there are two welcoming local pubs, a post office / small local store and an art gallery, all within minutes from Shippen House. There are two sandy beaches to enjoy which benefit from the shelter provided by the headland of Bolt Tail. The village is perfectly situated as a base from which to explore the South Hams being under a 15-minute drive from Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Bantham and Thurlestone.

This property was used as the filming location for the home of one of the key characters in the BBC series 'The Coroner'.


Ground floor: Front porch with space for coats and boots. Lounge with two sofas, armchair, TV with built-in DVD player and access to garden. Back porch with space for firewood storage and beach equipment. Kitchen/diner with electric oven, induction hob, large fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, double Belfast sink, dining table to seat 10, large armchair and log burner (first basket of logs provided for guests at seasonal times of the year). Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wet room with shower, basin and WC. WC.

First floor: Bedroom 1 with 6ft super king bed and a large armchair. Bedroom 2 with 5ft king bed. Bedroom 3 with 3ft twin beds. Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. WC. Roof terrace off first-floor hall.

Second floor: Bedroom 4 with 3ft twin beds, 3ft bunk bed and Juliet balcony. Bathroom with bath with handheld shower, basin and WC.


Garden area overlooking the beach with picnic bench. First-floor roof terrace with table and chairs and views of the beach.


Designated parking for 2 cars at the front of the property.


  • Included: Bed linen and towels. Electricity and electric heating.
  • Telephone: Landline telephone at property. Mobile reception variable. Wi-Fi.
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.
  • Local facilities: Sandy beach, pub, restaurants, village shop all within a short walk. Salcombe 4 miles.
  • Kingsbridge with all facilities 5 miles.


Close to coast
Linen and Towels
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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