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Location: Hope Cove

Down an idyllic small winding country road, you will find this divine thatched cottage. Dusky Cottage equidistant between the yachting haven of Salcombe, and the golden bay of Hope Cove. Just a stones throw from the beach, yet nestled in the undulating countryside, Dusky Cottage is totally charming, dog friendly and perfect for those long unhurried summertime lunches outside with friends. Tranquil, private and extremely well-equipped, it's easy to see why this quintessentially Devonian house has been named in The English Home Magazine as a must-stay for groups looking for a slice of coastal heaven.

Dusky Cottage Overview

Dusky Cottage is equidistant between the yachting haven Salcombe, and set on an idyllic country lane leading down to the golden bay of Hope Cove. Push open the sky-blue gate and you’ll be smitten. This 250-year-old self-catering cottage is sure to capture the hearts of all the family.

With its four-poster bed, the master bedroom is like one from a storybook and sits alongside two twin bedrooms – all of which enjoy far-reaching southerly vistas of the rolling hills. One of the twins features an en suite shower room, whilst the other bedrooms share the family bathroom with its tempting claw-foot tub.

The ruby red and royal blue guest suite is on the ground floor. Perfect for grandparents, this bedroom is just off the drawing room and has an adjoining shower room.

After fresh coffee and sugar-dusted pastries on the terrace, take a short drive down the lane to discover the tiny hub of Hope Cove. Here you’ll find a pint-size harbour, gorgeous sandy bay and smattering of delightful eateries tucked between undeveloped cliffs.

Let the infectious atmosphere win you over, at what will soon feel like your home-away-from-home. A day of beachy adventures will have you yearning for the comfort of the cottage come dusk, where a bubbling wooden hot tub and fire pit await – campfire songs optional (but when else does one get the chance?!)

There is a splendid luxury Shepherd's Hut (fully heated and with a log-burner, en suite shower room and kitchenette) next to the fire pit area in the garden which can be booked as an extra for your booking.

Two dogs are very welcome at Dusky Cottage.

No smoking in or around Dusky Cottage please due to the thatched roof.


Ground Floor

  • Bedroom (king size) with en suite shower room (shower, sink, WC)
  • Drawing room with TV and gas wood burner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with large SmartTV and gas wood burner
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Cloakroom

First Floor

  • Master bedroom (king size) leading out to terrace and summerhouse
  • Bedroom (twin room) with en suite shower room (shower, sink, WC)
  • Bedroom (twin room)
  • Family bathroom (bath, shower, sink, WC)


  • Outdoor shower next to laundry room
  • Beautiful gardens behind cottage
  • Gas fire pit area
  • Hot tub and comfortable outdoor seating area
  • Summerhouse, outdoor dining and gas BBQ
  • Luxury Shepherd's Hut sleeping 2 (additional cost)



  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Gas fire pit
  • Gas barbecue
  • Outdoor shower
  • 2 x gas wood burners
  • Summerhouse


  • Aga
  • Fridge-freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Conventional hob and built-in oven
  • Krups Nespresso machine
  • Smart TV in main living area
  • Laundry room with washing machine and dryer, along with a second fridge-freezer
  • Free Wifi throughout property
  • Bose bluetooth speakers


  • Private parking for up to 4 cars

Finer Details


8 (can sleep 10 if you add the luxury Shepherd's Hut to your booking)


  • 2 x king size
  • 2 x twin
  • 1 x double in Shepherd's Hut (additional cost)

Changeover Day

Friday for peak periods, flexibility at other times and for short breaks

Arrival and Departure

Arrival from 4:00pm, departure by 10am

Coffee Machine

Nespresso machine (takes original capsules)

Wifi Speed

Upload Speed: 150.71 Mb/s
Download Speed: 287.64 Mb/s
Last checked on 26/01/2023

Bed Linen

High quality bed linen supplied and changed weekly


Hand wash provided in each bathroom


Each guest has one hand towel and one bath sheet

Dog Friendly

Yes two dogs allowed charged at £45 per dog.

Mobile Reception

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EV Charging Locations

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Refundable Security Deposit


Additional Information

  • 1 x travel cot and 1 x high chair available with prior arrangement.
  • Please note: there are low ceilings throughout the property, especially in the kitchen.
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Hair dryer available
  • There is private parking for up to 4 cars.
  • No smoking allowed in or around Dusky Cottage due to the thatched roof.

If you’d like to check any specific information that isn't mentioned in our descriptions, please call us and speak to one of our Holiday Consultants or see our FAQ's page.

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Dusky Cottage offers you...

Private parking

Private drive with private gates

Let me entertain you

Great entertaining spaces to enjoy socialising with your friends and family

Outdoor seating and fire pit

While away the evenings around the gas fire pit

Stylish interior design

Gorgeously styled interiors with sumptuous fabrics

Woofers very welcome

Dusky Cottage welcomes two furry friends

Bubbly hot tub

Relax in the private outside hot tub with countryside views

Explore the glorious gardens

A beautiful sheltered garden with quiet corners to read or chat with friends

Privacy and seclusion

Set down a tiny country road leading to the sea

Walkers paradise

South West Coastal Path just seconds away

Perfect for the family

Perfect for little ones and babes in arms

My daughter and I had a very lovely time at Dusky Cottage and the house was great and very comfortable. We were also very impressed with how everything was organised during our stay. My score rating is 5/5.
Mrs Edwards
September 2023

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Special Offer

15% discount on all stays throughout December 2023

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