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Carol and Ken welcome you to Paxhaven, a high quality bed and breakfast situated in Hope Cove in the beautiful South Hams, Devon. It is just 200 yards or so away from lovely sandy beaches and some breathtaking coastal walks.

Our warm and friendly B&B has three modern, en-suite rooms, all of which include flat screen TV’s and free Wi-Fi. Parking is available for up to 3 cars and you’re just a 10 minute or so drive away from Salcombe, Thurlestone, Kingsbridge and beyond.

You will be provided with a hearty English breakfast, sourced from local suppliers and organic where possible. It is freshly prepared, setting you up nicely for your exploration of the wonderfully picturesque surroundings. If you are looking for a homely, relaxing bed and breakfast with good food, home-made scones that will have you coming back for more, then look no further than Paxhaven.

Our family run, high quality bed and breakfast has three en-suite, modern rooms. There is a choice of twin or king size double rooms. Each room has free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV’s with Freeview, a hairdryer and of course tea & coffee with fresh milk always available.

Our breakfast room has views over the valley towards Galmpton and is often bathed in morning sunshine when you're enjoying your meal.


Breakfast starts with a selection of organic cereals, fruit juices, fresh fruit salad and organic West Country yoghurt. There is refreshing hot tea and coffee accompanied by organic milk (soya or rice milk is also available). There are also assorted herbal teas and caffeine free tea and coffee available.

We offer a traditional cooked breakfast or a lighter option if required. We offer free range eggs (boiled, fried, scrambled or poached) and locally produced meat. To finish we have a choice of toasted granary, white and gluten free bread served with a selection of local jams and marmalade.

All our food is locally sourced and wherever possible organic. Examples of who supplies our food are below:

  • Meat from Lidstones (Kingsbridge)
  • Fruit from Alan's Apple (Kingsbridge)
  • Coffee from Owens Coffee Roasters (Modbury)
  • Bread from South Brent Bakery
  • Jam & Preserves from the Cherry Tree (West Country).
  • Special diets are catered for as much as possible, please advise us of any special requirements when you book.

Please note we can also provide packed lunches with a little notice.

In June 2014, we received the highest possible food hygiene rating from the Foods Standards Agency.


Paxhaven is located in the centre of Outer Hope and less than a five minute flat walk to the beach. Hope Cove is a beautiful Devon village, with lovely thatched cottages and safe, unspoilt beaches patrolled by RNLA lifeguards during the summer. The two village pubs and a shop are conveniently close by, as are a number of other places to get an evening meal.

The beautiful south west coast path is also just a few strides away. The path is a designated National Trail providing some of the finest walking routes in Britain. To quote the SWCP website "The section from Hope Cove to Salcombe is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful sections of the entire 630 miles of the path". We welcome walkers and recommend Luggage Transfers if you're planning to stay in various locations and wish your luggage to follow you.

Other beaches close by are at Inner Hope (a few minutes walk) and Thurlestone sands (a 10 minute drive). Salcombe is also only 10 minutes away and has the lovely Mill Bay/Sunny Cove. Bantham and Bigbury (along with the stunning Burgh Island) are about 25 minutes away and well worth a visit. The award winning Blackpool Sands and Torcross are also just a short drive away.

We are also conveniently situated for the towns of Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Totnes.

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