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The Lanterns



Where green meets blue

Hope Cove is in the South Hams district of Devon. The village is off the beaten track, which has allowed the charm and unspoilt character to be preserved.

Easily accessible via the A38, The Lanterns are a short trip from the nearby towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth.

Totnes or Plymouth are the closest train stations, which offer fast and direct services to London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland.

The best of both worlds; Refreshing greenery with scenic ocean views.

Experience the ultimate sunny escape in Devon, UK – from sandy beaches to scenic hikes, there’s no shortage of outdoor adventures to be had in this picturesque region!

Discover the breathtaking beauty of nature – from rolling hills and rugged coastlines to peaceful forests and pristine rivers, the stunning landscapes of this region are sure to take your breath away.

Indulge in the rich flavors of area – from traditional pubs serving hearty fare to trendy restaurants offering innovative cuisine, this region is a foodie’s paradise that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant regional music scene from traditional folk tunes to contemporary sounds, the rich musical heritage of this region is sure to captivate your soul and leave you tapping your feet.

Why visit?

Devon’s best kept secret

The Lanterns sits on an elevated position looking down towards Hope Cove. It is only a two-minute walk before you can feel the sand under your toes, drink a refreshing local ale, or beautifully crafted artisan coffee.

The Hope & Anchor
A traditional style pub, with a recent refurb offers classic pub style food with a twist, incorporating local produce, and regular specials.
Relaxed and welcoming, with plenty of seating inside and out.  Well behaved doggies are very welcomed too!

The Cove
Café / Bar / Restaurant / Live Music Venue
So many different reasons to come to The Cove, and the amazing views are just one of them.
Pizza kitchen upstairs, restaurant downstairs, drinks anywhere! The latest sporting action available on screens in the upstairs bar.
If you’re lucky enough to be in town when they have an event on, make sure you get yourself down there!
Dogs welcome

The Lobster Pod
Further along towards Harbour beach, you find The Lobster Pod.
Offering inside and outside dining, with a great selection of local fish and seafood, with daily market specials.

Hope Cove Gallery
Stepping away from food, The Hope Cove Gallery is true gem!
The Gallery provides a working space for local artists to create their wonderful pieces.  One of the local arists who displays her work at the Gallery is Becci Hey.  All of our apartments at The Lanterns have at least one beautiful piece of Becci’s work.


The Post Office
More than just your average post office, this is also the local store for your morning croissants, pint of milk or loaf of bread.  Quick bite on the go?  Grab a warm pasty and keep walking!
In the summer months, you’ll see queues for the delicious Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream!


Places to visit


Is another must see for visitors and is only 15 minutes’ drive away. The town is a great place to meander through and stop of for a drink or a bite to eat. The famous Salcombe Distilling Company is based here and is always worth a visit if you fancy a tipple or two! Not far from there is Salcombe Dairy, which produces some of the finest ice-cream and chocolate around!  The shops in Island Street and Fore Street offer a uniquely Devon retail experience! The beach at North Sands and the Winking Prawn are a great place to spend an afternoon. A trip to the National Trusts Overbeck’s Garden is a subtropical paradise and hard to believe you are in England!


This charming, picturesque town is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. Famous for its Naval College and the annual Regatta there is lots to explore and if you are feeling adventurous you can take the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat. This trip allows you to see the surrounding area from a unique perspective.


A small village with a big story to tell is 20 minutes away by car. Torcross is a narrow strip of land nestled between the sea and the freshwater lake of Slapton Ley.   This beautiful village played a significant role in the D-Day landings and is full of surprises. There is a lovely walk along the coast and visit Blackpool Sands which is around the next headland if you have time.


The largest town closest to The Lanterns covers all the retail bases you may need during your holiday but it’s also a lovely place to spend time.  A walk along the waterside is highly recommended and if you have time buy a crab bucket and try your luck!


45 minutes’ drive away is the stunning setting of Dartmoor. This walker’s paradise has so many highlights, it’s hard to mention only a few!  The very child friendly Becky Falls is one of its most popular attractions. For a more historic experience there’s the Dartmoor Prison Visitors centre and you can finish your day off at the Warren House Inn for a drink or some food. An amazing experience with panoramic views of the moors, and one of the UK’s highest pubs.

Gaze out

at the Ocean