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Living in
Hope Cove

Living in Hope Cove

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Hope Cove is a mix of long term residents, recently arrived residents and tourists.

There is an eclectic mix of people, living in Hope Cove, not just the oldies as people would have you believe. Though over 38% are over 65 years - well above the national average.

Of course Hope Cove has always attracted retired couples looking to live in a relaxed and peaceful environment. However, recently Hope Cove has seen families and couples who can work remotely, either move into the village or spend more time in their second homes.

Out of 343 properties. 248 are second homes/holiday homes.

For such a small village there is a surprising amount of things to do.
Our 'Things to do' outlines many of activities which include walking on the coastal path; water sports; arts and crafts and nearby golf and tennis.

One advantage of being a holiday destination is that we have a good number of eateries in the village.

Check out 'Where to eat' to find out more and see the menus.
Every venue offers a great choice, with child options and a good choice of beverages. Seafood is a speciality across most venues.

Local government

South Hams

South Huish Parish

Development Plan

Hope Cove administrative body is the South Hams District Council.
The population of South Hams is approx. 88,000.

Hope Cove is in the Parish of South Huish, which includes South Huish and Galmpton.


Next meeting:
11th May 2022
19:00 at Hope & Galmpton Village Hall

South Huish Neighbourhood Development Plan, 2019 - 2034.

Includes:
1. Introduction 2. Key themes, priorities and objectives 3. Why we need a Neighbourhood Plan. 4. How the Plan was prepared 5. South Huish Parish, its role, key facts & issues 6. Proposed Policies. 7. A sustainable South Huish and delivery plan. 8. What happens next?

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South Huish facts:
. Population 439
. Area - 5890 km2

Source: www.citypopulation.de

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County Councillor

District Councillor

Parish Councillors

Rufus Gilbert 01548 856659

Judy Pearce 01548 561370
Mark Long 01548 843828

Jo Hocking (Chair) 01548 561275
Anne Rossiter (VC) 01548 561210
Paul Green 01548 561443
Simon Coleman 01548 562164
Alan Rundle 01548 560117
Stephen Carter 01548 741552
Steve Pearson 01548 561597

Parish Clerk
Kathy Harrod M: 07704 941150

Life in Hope Cove

Why Hope Cove?

Advantages

. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
. Traditional seaside destination
. Family orientated
. Crime free
. Excellent choice of eateries
. Access to walking paths
. Free from light pollution - beautiful night skies
. Stunning views and open spaces
. Water sports opportunities
. Friendly
. Community activities
. Low crime rates
. Low pollution levels

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Disadvantages

. Summer traffic in the lanes
. Lack of parking
. Poor public transport
. Excessive number of second/holiday homes
. Limited mobile phone signal
. Poor broadband connection
. Facilities stretched in the summer

Historic Hope Cove

Conversation area

Listed buildings

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

There are no schools in Hope Cove.

The nearest primary schools are located in Thurlestone, Marlborough and West Alvington, then you are into Kingsbridge.

The nearest secondary school is Kingsbridge Community College.
For private schools you need to head to Totnes for a couple of options and the Stover School picks up in Kingsbridge.

Within the South Huish Parish there are 30 listed buildings, and includes:
. Beach Cottage
. The Square
. Spray Cottage
. Orchard Cottage
. Rambler, Mariner, & Pickwick Cottages
. Rosecote, Verbena and Brook Cottages
. Devonia
and the telephone kiosk

Within the South Huish Parish there are 30 listed buildings, and includes the telephone kiosk.
Part of Inner Hope is a designated Conversation Area.

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Property

Property in Hope Cove

Shopping

Shopping

Properties in Hope Cove have been in huge demand since the start of the pandemic and the onset of widespread remote working as people have left the cities to seek a work-life balance in rural and coastal communities.

Prices

Average price: £628,000
Detached: £853,000
Semi-detached: £395,000
Terraced: £295,000

It is a bit of a perfect storm for property prices with high demand, low interest rates or cash buyers and low supply resulting in many sales of late being above the asking price and sold within days rather than weeks and months.

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Education

Schools

There are no schools in Hope Cove.

The nearest primary schools are located in Thurlestone, Marlborough and West Alvington, then you are into Kingsbridge.

The nearest secondary school is Kingsbridge Community College, which runs a bus service for Hope Cove students.
For private schools you need to head to Totnes for a couple of options and the Stover School picks up in Kingsbridge.


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All Saints' Thurlestone Church of England Academy seeks to provide the highest quality education within the context of Christian values.
It is a small school with six classes: Nursery; Reception and Year 1; Years 1 and 2; Years 3 and 4: Years 4 and 5 and Years 6.
The latest OFSTED inspection took place in November 2019 and the school was rated 'Good', highlighting the friendly and welcoming nature, with the values of love, honesty, respect, forgiveness, service and thankfulness instilled into the pupils.

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Marlborough with South Huish, Church of England Primary School is a small village school with a focus on developing the unique personality of each child and ensuring they flourish and excel in wisdom, knowledge and skills.
As a C of E school there is strong emphasis on spiritual development.
The school has been awarded with a Gold RE Mark, reflecting the high quality of religious teaching, contributing to whole school outcomes.

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Kingsbridge Community College, is part of the Education South West Academy Trust. KCC is a co-educational secondary school catering for students of all abilities from 11 to 18 years.
It ranks among the best comprehensive schools in the South West and prides itself on preparing the students for the future, be it higher education, training or employment.
Kingsbridge Community College has been rated as 'Outstanding' by OFSTED. It is an active school organising concerts, festivals, music productions, plays, leadership programmes and a full range of sports teams.

There is a pick-up and drop-off bus service from Hope Cove to the school.
Things to do

Check out the 'Things to do' section for some ideas about things to do in and around Hope Cove.

Our 'Where to eat' section covers all the eateries.

There a lot of activities going on at the 'Cottage Hotel', mostly in the summer season
and the 'Reading Room' in Inner Hope hosts a range of activities.

Eat and drink

Post Office and General Stores

Post Office and General Stores

Hope and Anchor Inn

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Check out the
'Where to eat' section for further details and menus.

There is a great variety of food on offer and our experience has always been very positive. Bookings are recommended particularly at peak times.

Hope Cove House

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Cottage Hotel

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Lobster Pod

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General Stores

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Activities

Post Office and General Stores

Post Office and General Stores

Cottage Hotel

The Cottage Hotel hosts large variety of activities throughout the year.

Check with the hotel for timings, and availability.

Pilates

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Arts & Crafts

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Live music on Tuesdays

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Reading room

The Reading Room hosts a variety of activities throughout the year.

Check the noticeboard for regular updates.

Bridge

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Arts & Craft Exhibitions

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Bowling

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Useful contacts

Useful contacts

These numbers are taken from the South Parish Council site. We are not sure how accurate and up to date they are.


Footpath Officer

Tree Warden

Chair to Harbour Commissioner

Richard Pollard 01548 561526

Jamie Rundle via Parish Clerk
07704 941150

Dave Clarke 01548 561825


Hope History Group

Line Dancing

Hope Cove Weekend

Phil Worth 01548 561415
Email: p.worth21@btinternet.com

Next meeting:
Friday 27 May at 19:30 in the Reading Room

Linda Sinnott 01548 843944

Richard Lungmuss 01548 561460


Bridge

Reading Room Bookings

Norton Brook Medical Centre

Lea Harvey 01548 560462

Linda Sinnott 01548 843944

01548 853551


Bridge

Reading Room Bookings

Lea Harvey 01548 560462

Linda Sinnott 01548 843944