Self catering thatched holiday cottages, Malborough village between Salcombe, Hope Cove & Kingsbridge, South Devon

Rose Thatch
End Cottage
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Rose Thatch & End Cottage, Lower Town, Malborough, S Devon TQ7 3SQ

Location.  End Cottage and Rose Thatch are in Malborough (above) , a picturesque village with two pubs (both serving good food), a well-stocked Co-op shop, a bistro, a church ( often referred to as 'the Cathedral of the South Hams' due to it's impressive size), a post office and a well used Village Hall and recreation ground.  Situated in the heart of the beautiful South Hams district of South Devon, Malborough lies between the sailing centre of Salcombe and the market town of Kingsbridge.  It is just one and a half miles from safe bathing beaches at Hope Cove, Soar Mill Cove, and South & North Sands, and the magnificent National Trust cliffs of Bolt Head.


A choice of sandy beaches a few minutes drive from Malborough

Hope Cove harbour beach

Hope Cove Mouthwell beach

Bantham beach


The end of a perfect day on the beach

Messing about in a Dartmoor stream

Visit Salcombe by foot, bike, bus or car

Boats on the picturesque Salcombe estuary

Bugh Island joined to Bigbury beach at low tide, reached by sea tractor at high tide

Surfing at Mouthwell Beach, Hope Cove

Further afield, Malborough is no more than 40 minutes by car from the amenities of Torbay and Plymouth, the historic towns of Dartmouth and Totnes and the wild beauty of Dartmoor.  A day out to visit the Eden project is perfectly possible.


Activities.  End Cottage and Rose Thatch are ideal for days on the beach, for exploring the South Hams by foot, car or bicycle, and for sailing, golf, bird watching and horse riding.  There are two steam railways nearby, caves to visit, and animal farms for the children.  Leisure centres with swimming pools are available at Kingsbridge, Ivybridge and Plymouth.  Whatever the weather, there is plenty to see and do.

An excellent centre for walkers. Discover.....

Bronze-age field boundaries


Views from the coast path

The coast path at Bolt Tail

Devon lanes

Fabulous views (Hope Cove)

Pink sheep -from rolling in red Devon soil!

Rocky outcrops to scramble up

Spectacular cliffs

The Thrlstone rock arch

Food and drink:  

The surrounding area offers a variety of high quality, locally produced food and drink.  Hope Cove and Salcombe are famous for their crab and lobster. Oysters are raised on the nearby river Avon and the nearby Sharpham vineyard produces artisan cheeses to accompany their wine. Kingsbridge holds a farmers market on the quay - side every monthly with a wide selection of local producers sell their wares.



Links to leisure information in the area


Salcombe information centre


Kingsbridge information centre


Visit South Devon

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