In the preview sale on 5 April, Walking back to Hope Cove is one of the latest crops of paintings which will be offered at a discount price to those attending this celebration of the start of another season of art.
- 142 Walking back to Hope Cove
- 144 Merlin on the Run
- 145 Schooner Sunset
- 146 Merlins Racing past Fishermans
- 147 Summer in Salcombe
- 148 All Aboard the East Portlemouth Ferry
Walking Back to Hope Cove
The geography is so compact in the Hope Cove area that, to climb the hill to the West of the Cottage Hotel, and to look back gives a fascinating view.
It’s a walk that Anne and I have done many times. We tend to walk as far as the shack overlooking Thurlestone Rock, have a snack and walk back. Either way, we get the view I’ve tried to capture in this painting. And much-needed exercise …
Why the Cottage Hotel?
For us, the Cottage Hotel is home from home.
Whenever we want to ‘get away’ from Salcombe, rather than driving for hours, maybe spending time in an airport, and going through the drama of travelling, we head instead for the Cottage Hotel.
Fifteen minutes in the car and we are transported to another era. The Cottage Hotel is going through refurbishment and redevelopment, but the traditional qualities of service and putting the visitors’ first remain.
The Cottage offers two bonuses for us – things we don’t have in our home in Salcombe, and miss – the sunset and a bath.
If we wake early enough, we enjoy spectacular sunrises as Beacon House faces east and we are high up Bonfire Hill …
We sacrificed our bathroom to make way for a platform lift so that our home is wheelchair friendly. In years to come, we’ll be grateful not having to climb the many stairs. Meanwhile, when we want a soak in the bath, we book an overnight stay at the Cottage Hotel.
We enjoy the sunset and a delicious dinner. Of course, the sweet trolley has no impact on our decision making!
Is Hope Cove a special place for you too?
Come to the Preview evening: 6-9pm on Friday 5 April
If you would like an invitation to the Preview evening, please contact me. You will be made very welcome at Beacon House Gallery.