Soar Mill Cove Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • A reviewer from The Daily Telegraph describes the Soar Mill Cove Hotel as "very nearly the perfect package"
  • The AA Hotel Guide 2017 notes the "spectacular scenery" and "dramatic sea views"
  • The hotel is near the South West Coast Path and Soar Cove Mill beach
  • You get dinner in the hotel's 2-AA-Rosette restaurant

"Ideal for a relaxing stay" -- The AA Hotel Guide
Enjoyed This
(25 Member Ratings)
"Lovely location. Little details thought of. Excellent food. A nice environment in which to relax. Great massage."
Dec 10, 2017
Farnborough, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Soar Mill Cove Hotel is near Salcombe in South Devon. By car, head to Kingsbridge and continue through to Malborough, leave the A381 and follow signs for Soar. Parking at the hotel is free.

The nearest train station is Totnes, which is a 30-minute drive from the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Soar Mill Cove Hotel is surrounded by 2000 acres of National Trust land near the town of Salcombe in South Devon.

This dog-friendly hotel is a short walk from Soar Mill Cove beach, a remote sandy inlet below the cliffs of Bolt Head. You can only access it from the hotel or on foot from the South West Coast Path. For those who want to venture a little further, there are three golf courses, several sailing schools and a clay-pigeon shooting centre within a 30-minute drive of the hotel. Torquay, Brixham and Paignton are all within an hour by car.

Each bedroom has a TV, a DVD player and free Wi-Fi. In the lounge you will also find board games and binoculars, which you can use to try and spot the wild dolphins that often swim in the area. The hotel has a coffee shop, a champagne bar and a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant.

The hotel's leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a Swedish sauna and a mini gym. There's also table tennis and snooker.

From the press:

  • "With a rugged Devon cove and beach all to itself, this is very nearly the perfect package - a secluded spot for outdoorsy, family fun with a destination restaurant to please grown-ups" -- The Daily Telegraph

  • "Situated amid spectacular scenery with dramatic sea views, this hotel is ideal for a relaxing stay" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017



  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Hair salon (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request. Children aged 14 and under stay free of charge in Family rooms and Suites on request, when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. 
Guests aged 15 and over are permitted in Suites only, on request: £50 per guest, per night. This includes breakfast.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per night. Charges will be added to your bill.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(25 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Soar Mill Cove Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely location. Little details thought of. Excellent food. A nice environment in which to relax. Great massage.
Other Comments
The staff were ok but lacked a special personal edge.
Lisa Dec 10, 2017 Farnborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was outstanding, I cannot fault anything. Amazing.x
Rosie Dec 08, 2017 Lydbrook, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The superb food
Other Comments
The hotel pool was not well heated. We stayed in one of the garden rooms and it was very noisy -poor soundproofing and plumbing noises all night
Liz Nov 27, 2017 Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peaceful location. Beautiful views. Excellent restaurant and very friendly efficient staff.
Other Comments
No phone signal - bliss!
Teresa Nov 26, 2017 Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Exceptional food and a fantastic setting and location.
Tom Nov 13, 2017 Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The view from the room, and the room itself
Neil Nov 08, 2017 Melksham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing. Fabulous swimming pool. Gorgeous walks.
Imogen Oct 29, 2017 Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location is simply stunning, great to be away from the wider world and like how you have styled the building.
Other Comments
The only let-down was the staffing, excellent reception however past that the service around the restaurant and the bar were below standard, which was a shame. Perhaps some training on teamwork and providing an all-round experience would go a long way. Great pool and look forward to a return visit with our children, from the review it is maybe a rare occurrence where the team weren’t coming together.
Peter Oct 24, 2017 Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location and views from the hotel and surrounding area were beautiful. Lovely walks.
Other Comments
Small elements of the food at the evening main meal could have been tastier. Starters and deserts were very enjoyable especially the pavlova. We take numerous short breaks throughout the year and overall, value for money is better at other hotels especially Fowey Hall and Carbis Bay hotel where the food is also superior. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you.
Mary Oct 15, 2017 Exeter, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff very friendly and attentive. Food was lovely, all meals beautifully presented.
Other Comments
Didn’t like the small Devon lanes to travel down to get to the hotel.
Diane Oct 14, 2017 Dawlish, United Kingdom

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