Situated on a cliff top right next to the South Devon Coastal path, this privately-run hotel overlooks the secluded fishing village of Hope Cove with its Devon thatch cottages and clean, sandy beaches. Lantern Lodge Hotel is near Thurlestone, Bigbury, and Dartmouth golf courses, all with stunning views and challenging courses. Also not far are the old, traditional towns of Kingsbridge, Salcombe, and Dartmouth.
Lantern Lodge Hotel has an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, nine-hole putting green, and ample car parking. There is a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, and next to it is a well-stocked bar with an extensive wine list. All rooms come with en-suite facilities and some with sea views.
The hotel is named after its attractive, leafy-clad Lantern Window. Local folklore would have us believe that this type of window was specially designed to hold and display an illuminated lantern which could be seen from all three aspects far out to sea, acting as a beacon to safely guide home the boats. Nowadays, the Lantern Window serves very much the same purpose in welcoming back contented guests year after year.