Drake House, Hope Cove, Kingsbridge, TQ7

Drake House

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms

5 bedroom house for sale

  • Reference Number SAL180006
  • Agent Marchand Petit Salcombe
  • Agent Number 01548 844 473

Guide price £1,750,000

About this property

A prestigious 5 bedroom detached house recently refurbished to a very high standard occupying a superb clifftop position with fabulous and dramatic views of the beach, sea and coastline. 3 Reception rooms, 5 bath/shower rooms, gardens and parking.

Hope Cove, a charming old fishing village and now a popular holiday resort, is conveniently located between the famous sailing centre of Salcombe and Thurlestone with its spectacular 18 hole links golf course. Located just 6 miles from Hope Cove is Kingsbridge, the commercial and shopping heart of the area. Hope Cove boasts 2 sandy beaches from which a small craft can be launch with ease and is set amongst dramatic scenery created by the National Trust owned cliffs and headlands that can be accessed by the South Devon Coast Path.

Drake House is perfectly positioned close to the centre of the village standing in a large clifftop garden from which it commands truly magnificent views of the sea, coastline and the nearest beach which is no more than a stones' throw away. The house was built over 100 years ago for a retired Sea Captain and the generous accommodation retains many features of the Edwardian period. It presents a rare opportunity to purchase a large family house in an outstanding frontline coastal position.

The property has recently been extensively and superbly refurbished to include an extension with magnificent open plan kitchen/dining/living area where the dramatic sea, beach and coastal views can be enjoyed from all angles.

Drake house has an extremely successful holiday letting history and is producing a significant income.

Entrance Hall

A solid Oak front door with side lights opens into the entrance porch with glazed door opening into an impressive reception hall with a feature curved wall. Stairs rising to upper floors. Tiled flooring throughout ground floor.

Utility Area

An inner hall gives access to a cloakroom and extremely useful store room. There is also a large laundry room fitted with a sink and space/plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Door to:-

Shower Room

Window. Hanging area with drained floor. Not one but two shower cubicles for washing away the sand from the nearby beach.


Three windows. Curved wall. Storage cupboards.

Kitchen/breakfast room

An elegantly bespoke designed kitchen with hand crafted duck egg coloured units with some wonderful hidden accessories. Granite worktops and upstands. Electric Rangemaster with 5 ring hob and 2 ovens, integrated appliances. A central island extends to create a breakfast bar. An alcove with space for American style fridge freezer and plenty of shelving. Step down to:-

Dining/living Room

A magnificent area with sliding doors extending the whole width of the room enjoying the most amazing sea, beach and coastal views. Two glazed roof lights allowing plenty of light into this bright and airy space. Fireplace with woodburning stove. A step leads up to:-

Sitting Room

Another wonderful area to enjoy the sea views across the open plan living area. Feature fireplace.

First Floor

Master Bedroom Suite

A wonderfully presented bedroom with oak flooring and windows on all sides with french doors opening to enjoy the dramatic coastal views. A separate area with fitted wardrobes and door leading to the master en-suite bathroom with oval bath, shower, WC, twin wash hand basins with plenty of cupboards underneath, heated towel rail, tiled floor.


This room is approached from the dressing room area and can be used as a further dressing room area or study.

Bedroom 2

Three windows enjoying sea views. Wardrobe. Feature fireplace. Door leading to en-suite shower room with curved shower, wash hand basin with drawers underneath, WC. Window. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3

Again 3 windows to take in the lovely sea views. Feature fireplace.

Bedroom 4

A double bedroom with 2 windows.

Second Floor

Bedroom 5

A superb rooftop bedroom suite with glazed door and side lights opening onto balcony and enjoying panoramic coastal views. Plenty of wardrobe space. Door leading to en-suite bathroom with skylight, slipper bath, wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail, tiled floor.



Drake House sits in the middle of the plot with lawn gardens to the front, sides and rear with paved area around the property including an inner courtyard and the large sun terrace to the rear enjoying the sea, beach and coastal views.


The property is approach up a driveway which leads off the main Hope Cove road. At the top there is parking for several cars with ample room for a turning circle.


Mains water, drainage and electricity. Underfloor heating to entrance hall, snug, utility room and master bedroom suite. LPG central heating to all other areas.

Local Authority

South Hams District Council. The property is currently business rated.

Fixtures and Fittings

All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.


Strictly by appointment with the agents, Marchand Petit 01548 844473.

Turn off the A379 Kingsbridge/Salcombe road at Malborough following the signs for Hope Cove and proceeding through the centre of the village. After passing the church on the right hand side, fork right, signposted Galmpton/Hope Cove. Proceed through Galmpton and follow the road down into Hope Cove, heading straight for the sea. Just before reaching the beach, the entrance to the property will be found on the right hand side.

Salcombe 5 miles, Kingsbridge 6 miles, Totnes 18 miles

Key Features

Drake House, Hope Cove, Kingsbridge, TQ7
  • Magnificent position and views
  • Beautifully presented throughout
  • Light, airy and spacious accommodation
  • Contemporary extension
  • Bespoke kitchen
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Baths/shower rooms
  • Gardens
  • Ample parking
  • Close to village and sandy beaches



Enquire now


24 Fore Street Salcombe Devon TQ8 8ET

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment


01548 844 473