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West Soar

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

West Soar Front

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

This unique seaside house has 5 bedrooms, sleeping up to 10 guests. As it is owned by the Makepeace family, guests at West Soar can also use the extensive leisure facilities of neighbouring Soar Mill Cove Hotel,

From Valentines onwrads the hotels new Resturant will open offering a more contemporary feel and our already popular Bar Supper Menu remains available. They even offer meals delivered to West Soar if you let thwm have a bit of notice

From Late Spring onwards the hotels extensive leisure facilities will inlcude a much bigger indoor pool complex with min gym, new sauna and lounging area.

Dining for breakfast and dinner in the hotel restaurant is available to residents and guests of West Soar at a 10% discount on evening dining in the main restaurant. (Please note the hotel is closed for all of January until Valentines weekend in February).

Soar Mill Cove is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and of Special Scientific Interest with a diverse habitat of forna and wildlife in a National Trust coastal protection area. West Soar enjoys the benefits of this rural environment with the cosmopolitan harbour town of Salcombe just a 1 hours coastal walk or a 5 mile drive away.

The beach is a true Famous Five style cove with golden sand and rock pools and caves so dark even grown ups chicken out.

The coastline makes great Mountain Biking and Running landscape for all abilities and the owners who live next door are always happy to share their local knowledge of this and where best to enjoy a nice pint and who does the best pasty when you are ready to chill out and relax..

Facilities include :

- Outside Hot Tub

- Indoor den with Football Table and Games Cupboard & PS2 with games

- Sea View Lounge with expansive views over the valley and uninterrupted views out to The Eddystone

- Large TV with Blue Ray DVD and Sky TV

- Wireless Broad Band Free of Charge

- Payphone (limited mobile reception)

- Large Patio with patio furniture

- Spacious Fenced Gardens and Grounds

- Barbecue

- Mountain Bikes

- Table Tennis

- Board Games

- Body Boards, Buckets, Spades, Crab Lines and Nets

- Cots and Highchairs by request

- Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer

- Dishwasher

- Chefs Cooking Range

Well behaved dogs are welcome, by arrangement (£100 additional damage deposit), but are not allowed upstairs. The beach is open to dogs all year round.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Soar Mill Cove 1 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Plymouth 30 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Everything newly furnished and decorated when we opened for 2011

Large sun lounge with panoramic views out to sea, large LCD TV and Blue Ray, seats 10

Cottage kitchen with chefs rangeand cosy dining room,both seat up to 8, all modern facilities

Free DVD and Bluer Ray Library

Large Den with football table and lots of game including a PS2 with a library of games

Table tennis table

All rooms have brand new big comfy Hypnos Beds

Cots and high chairs on request are of course free of charge

Master Suite with triple aspect and two patio, one facing the sea

2 Double Sea View

1 Twin sea view

1 Bunk Bed Room Country Views

1 Single Country Views will take extra Z bed as compact twin

3 bathrooms (1 with shower and 2 with both shower and bath - 1 ensuite to master room)

All rooms with TV and DVD/CD

For an extra charge guests can have daily or midweek linen change (£50 a time) and additional housekeeping daily of midweek (£50 a time)

Guests enjoy 10% discount on their food and bar bill when dining at Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Please note there is NO mobile signal at the house, but there is a pay phone and a mobile signal at the top of the appoach road. The house has free WIFI Broadband.

Further details outdoors

Large detached sea facing house

Large fenced private garden

Large Paved Patio with Hot Tub (Easter to September) and Barbecue and Patio Furniture

Bike shed with a selection of Bikes, Body Boards, Crab Lines & Fishing Nets

Free use of neighbouring Soar Mill Cove Hotel and its extensive leisure facilities (Valentines to November)

About this location

The Devon region

West Soar is situated in the South Hams area of South Devon. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with glorious beaches and coast and plenty of unspoilt countryside.

Nearby are the harbour towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe. Salcombe, the nearest town to Soar Mill Cove, is a popular resort for fishing, shopping, some great places to eat out as well as the lovely beaches.

Dartmouth, founded by the Normans, has long been used for trading, mainly due to it being a deepwater port. Now it is a popular sailing resort, as well as having a small fishing fleet.

Totnes is located further upstream on the River Dart, on the West bank. Historically Totnes was an inland port that exported cloth around the world. Some architecture from its heyday remains and there is still a small working port down on the river.

Soar Mill Cove

Halcyon Days...

From balmy summer days spent on the beach to bracing winter walks between Hope Cove and Salcombe, the seasons, the sea and the scenery will never fail to inspire you.

For family holidays with reasuringly traditional seadside fun there is no better palce to enjoy. With streams to dam, rock pools to explore, castles to build, rounders to be played and sand to laze on as you truly relax.

For the explorers in you, we have caves so dark that even grown ups will chicken out and great dog walks along the coastpath.

There are 3 golf courses nearby, sailing opportunities for all abilities, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and outdoor adventure courses.

At Soar Mill Cove Hotel The Ocean Spa Treatment Suite offers a full range of beauty treatments and holistic services as well as massage and pampering. This is available exclusively to their hotel guests and guests of West Soar.

We have 4 golf courses within a half hour drive, 2 very near Thurlestone 18 hole and Bigbury 18 hole both with beautiful sea views and then Dartmouth with both 18 hole and 9 hole as well as Thurlestone Hotel 9 hole course.

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6 May 2014


"Great house in a lovely location"

Had a lovely bank holiday weekend at West SoarThis house is linked with the hotel at soar mill cove and you can use the facilities.The house was as described and we would definitely go back.Very clean… More

30 Aug 2013


"Amazing house with unparalleled views"

We booked into West Soar for a family holiday. Our family live in the UK and Dubai and we wanted someplace special. West Soar more than exceeded our expectations. The location is fantastic - with amazing views over the hills to the sea. The 8 minute walk to the beach was perfect. Keith and family made us feel really welcome and having the hotel facilites right next door was really handy. All in all a super holiday and I would highly recommend it.

10 Jan 2013


"A beautiful location, home and part of the country - go here !"

My husband and I rented West Soar for Christmas arriving on 22nd December and extended family arriving on 24th and 26th. On arrival, owing to the horrendous rain which had affected Devon badly we learnt that our games room was out of action owing to a landslide and flood. The hotel next door had also suffered and the swimming pool and spa were in the process of closing. Naturally we were disappointed but this was in no way down to anything other than mother nature and Matt on reception couldn't have been more apologetic. Every effort had been made to start the drying process and we got the games room back into action for 24th. On arrival we were greeted with a lovely cream team with lashings of clotted cream and a pot of rasperry jam - a really nice touch. Also it was nice to be met shortly after arrival by Keith and Jenny who braved the wind and rain to knock on our door and welcome us in person.
The home was oil centrally heated and this was very effective and warm. I feel the cold so its nice to be able to say this wasn't an issue at all in this house. The views are wonderful and the master suite is extremely spacious and well designed. The kitchen is lovely and well equipped. We did buy some large mugs for our tea as those provided were quite small but otherwise it had everything we needed along with instruction books for applicances and plenty of room. The washing machine was also great considering the muddy clothes we generated each day romping across the local cliffs. The hot tub was also used daily despite it blowing a gale all day every day. I really enjoyed my stay and would love to come back one day. The place would be spectacular on a warm summers day.

Woe, what a lovely review and my goodness weren't those challenging weather conditions. Christmas is rather special at soar Mill Cove and I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Best wishes to all

2 Aug 2012


"Above our expectations at West Soar in Soar Mill Cove!"

We have just returned from a fantastic week at West Soar,weather perfect,house 1st class! Lot's of games for everyone to play.Food was ordered by us from supermarket before we arrived and deliver… More

Its always nice to exceed expectations, so much better this way round I always think. So glad you had a great time and this summer we have a super new leisure centre at the hotel for you to enjoy with our compliments.

28 Jun 2011


"Fantastic tardis in great location"

West Soar is an absolute gem of a house! It has all the facilities you can ask for if you can fit them into your week, hot tub, table tennis, table football and playstation all in large grounds and a … More

So glad you had a great holiday in our house at soar Mill Cove. It is very much my wife, Jenny's personal project, so she ensures it is immaculate at all times and as we are next door we are always on hand. Cant wait to welcome you back

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    Calendar last updated:25 Feb 2015

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