Memories of Hope Cove

My first visit to South Devon was in 1950 as a teenager. We lived in London but my parents had discovered Salcombe and a boarding house in Devon Road and that is where we spent several consecutive summer holidays. From there we explored the surrounding area including Hope Cove. I fell in love with the area and (...Read full memory)

I was born at Hope just after the war and had an idyllic childhood. Early memories are of the Regatta, the visits from the Salcombe Lifeboat, the scout party raising funds for the Lynton Lynmouth disaster, the coronation village celebration and going up on Bolt Tail to look for the Britannia passing by, the Christmas parties (...Read full memory)

I am really happy that due to this site, a childhood friend from Hope Cove has got in touch again, after many many years.

We are in the process of buying an apartment in West Park Mews formerly The Grand View Hotel. We are really excited at the prospect of spending a lot of time in Hope Cove and would be fascinated to know when the Grand View Hotel was originally built and first opened, and people's memories of it. Can anybody help. Many thanks.

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