Runic House

Hope Cove, South Devon Coast

  • 5 Star Gold
  • Designed by the owner, an Architect, Runic House is a luxurious, contemporary coastal property, featuring cutting edge technology throughout. Perfectly positioned overlooking inner and outer Hope Cove and the sea beyond, Runic House is one of the most iconic houses in Hope Cove. 

You can book this property from:

  • £1,393 per week
  • £199 per night
  • 5 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 king/super-king beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 5 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Sea or coastal views
  • No mobile signal


  • Ground floor WC
  • Walk-in shower


  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am
  • Preferred changeover day: Friday
  • No Children under 5 years, except pre-crawling babies

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Guide

Property Name: Runic House
Description: Detached House, new build

The nearest bus stop is: Malborough, 
The nearest train station is: Totnes
The nearest food shop is: Malborough
The nearest pub/restaurant is: Hope & Anchor Pub, Hope Cove 
The nearest petrol is: Malborough
Mobility equipment hire is: Newton Abbot

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Private
For what sized cars? Any size
Good space to unload once parked? Yes
Number of spaces available: 3 spaces
The parking surface is: Gravel
Distance to the property from the parking: O Yards
Is parking level? Yes
Distance to nearest parking area: 0
Is it pay and display? 0
The width of the path to the property is: Wide
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance: 0

Main entrance
How many entrances are there to the property? 2

Entrance Door Height: 89"
The doors widths are: 38"
Keyhole height: 45"
How many steps are there to the entrance: 0

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is:Ceramic 
The door widths are: 29" - 35"
Is there good space between the furniture: Yes
Is it movable or fixed: Movable

The flooring is: Ceramic 
The door widths are: N/A
The worktop height is: 36"
Is the oven set high or low? Low 
The fridge height is: 26"
The freezer height is: Low
Is crockery stored high or low? Low
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: No

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have: 5 Floors
The number of steps between floors is: L/R to Master 8 steps. Then 4 steps to kitchen. 6 Steps from Entrance to LR. 3 Steps to Bedroom 2. 11 steps from entrance to bedroom 3&4 
The flooring is: Ceramic
The door widths are: 31"
Bed sizes are: 1 x Double (6ft), 3 x Double (5ft)
Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
The door widths are: 27"
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No
Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower? No
Is there a ground floor WC? Yes
Is there a ground floor bath or shower room? Yes
Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No
Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up? No
The flooring is: Ceramic

Outdoor facilities
External areas aren't level
Permanent seated is provided
There is outside lighting
There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)
There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired
There are no barriers to enter into part of the garden
There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas

Is there a land line for guests to use? TBC
Mobile reception details: No mobile signal
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)? Yes
Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No
Any other information:


Designed by the Architect owner and his wife, Runic House proudly sits on the hillside between Inner and Outer Hope Cove, offering spectacular views out to sea and beyond. Runic House benefits from some of the latest cutting edge technology, with Control4 Home Automation System throughout, at the touch of a button you can control the lighting, music and heating in each of the rooms. 

With Runic's elevated position, it has been thoughtfully designed to blend in with its coastal and countryside surroundings. The roof has been planted with Sedum, the curves of the property represent the curves of the waves and the garden has been carefully planted with wildflowers - a haven for wildlife. 

Runic House is nothing short of luxurious living and all easily accessible by the touch of a button. With four double bedrooms and en-suites, sauna and steam room, an exceptional high-spec kitchen/dining room and gorgeous sea views, Runic House is the perfect retreat for groups of friends or families wishing to submerge themselves into one of the most iconic properties within Hope Cove. 

The property boasts light, open, social living space throughout. On the top floor you'll find the open plan kitchen/dining room, at one end sits the extremely well equipped kitchen, benefitting from two dishwashers, two ovens and service lift. At the other end sits the dining area, seating eight comfortably. To ensure maximum light, a glass balustrade has been installed, looking down to the living area where the light pours in from the floor to ceiling sliding doors. The living room captures those glistening sea views and from its balcony, throw open those enormous sliding doors and let the sea breeze pour through the house and watch the sun melt into the sea. The architect has cleverly designed two of the bedrooms with in-room bathrooms, from which you can see the view whilst brushing your teeth at the his and her basins.  In the master bedroom there are uninterrupted views out to sea and across to the South West Coastal path on Bolt Tail, all from the comfort of your bed, perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings.

Hope Cove is made up of two sandy beaches, with Inner hope only a 5 minute walk from Runic House. Both beaches offer calm sheltered waters, great for anyone wishing to take out their kayaks or paddle boards. Hope Cove is also home to the Hope and Anchor pub and The Cove, a popular café bar that serves late breakfasts and sunset suppers just a stone's throw from the scenic beach. More recently opened and only moments from Runic House is the restaurant at Hope Cove House, sister restaurant to Six Portland Road in London, offering modern British seafood, perfect for any celebratory meal. For those who love to walk and explore, Hope Cove sits on the South West Coast Path, to the west you'll stumble across South Milton Sands where the famous Beach House proudly sits, recently voted in The Guardian's Top 10 Beach Bars in Europe and in the other direction is Bolberry Downs, both offering breath-taking scenery.  

Entrance Hall cupboard with coat rail, side table, service lift.

Cloakroom W.C., stone washbasin, heated towel rail, automatic lighting, mirror 

Study desk, chair and bookcase with a selection of books and games. 

Sauna and Steam Room walk in shower, water fountain 

Three steps down to Bedroom 2 5ft double bed, bedside table and lights, double wardrobe, ceramic flooring. Behind the double bed, his and her stone washbasins and mirrors, bath with hand-shower, separate W.C. with frosted glass sliding door, separate thermostatic walk-in shower cubicle, heated towel rail. 

Utility Room Bosch Washing Machine, Bosch Tumble Drier, sink, heated towel rail, automatic lighting, ceramic flooring.

From Entrance Hall, six steps with glass balustrade lead up to the Living Room 65" SMART Sony TV, large corner sofa, two seater sofa, three seater sofa, circular pouffe, ceramic flooring, sliding doors out to balcony with table and chairs, Grill Stream Gas Barbeque (gas provided). 

Six steps with glass balustrade lead up to Bedroom 1 6ft double bed, bedside tables and lights, SMART TV hidden in the window sill, controlled by remote, large wardrobe, dressing table and stool, mirror, ceramic flooring. Behind the double bed, his and her stone washbasins and mirrors, two steps up to bath with hand-shower, separate W.C., frosted sliding glass door, separate thermostatic walk-in shower cubicle with hand shower, three heated towel rails. 

Four steps lead up to the open plan kitchen/dining room Integrated double Siemens electric ovens, one operating as a steam/microwave/fan oven, Two warming drawers, Siemens induction hob with hood, two Bosch integrated dishwashers, double Fisher & Paykel Fridge-Freezer with water dispenser and ice maker, drinks fridge, service lift, Dualit 4 slice toaster, Nespresso coffee machine (please bring own pods), Island with Quooker tap, double sink with mixer taps, heated towel rail, ceramic flooring. Dining table with eight chairs. Glass bar with stools. 

Lower Ground Floor 

Bedroom 3 5ft double bed, bedside tables with wall mounted lights, wardrobe, ceramic flooring. En-suite Shower Room thermostatic shower with separate hand shower, wash basin, wall mounted mirror, W.C., heated towel rail, ceramic flooring.

Bedroom 4 5ft double bed, bedside tables with wall mounted lights, wardrobe, ceramic flooring. En-suite Shower Room thermostatic shower with separate hand shower, wash basin, wall mounted mirror, W.C., heated towel rail, ceramic flooring.

Outside Space Large balcony with glass balustrade, metal spiral staircase down to lawn. Metal dining table with 8 chairs, Grill Stream Gas BBQ (gas provided). Lawn in front of the property with wildflower planting. Wildflower planting at the back of the property. 

Parking private gravelled parking for 3 cars, in front of the double garage. 

Changeover Day Friday

Security Deposit This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £350, which is payable to Blueriver Cottages with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.

Power and Heat Electric and Underfloor Heating powered by solar and air source heat pump

Bedding and Linen Bed linen and towels are provided for your stay (Please bring your own beach towels). 

Baby Equipment Due to the design and layout of the property, no children under 5 years (except pre-crawling babies).

Shop 0.3 mi Pub 0.3 mi

N.B  No smoking, No pets (HOWEVER THE OWNERS DO BRING THEIR DOGS ON OCCASION), Short Breaks Accepted in Low and Mid Season Minimum of 3 Nights. WiFi provided, no mobile phone coverage. NO CHILDREN UNDER 5 years, pre-crawling babies only (please bring own cot and linen). Control4 Home Automation System.