Rose Cottage is super pretty.
What a fabulous spot to relax and enjoy the sun and sea air.
Such a beautiful garden and decked area, with a fabulous undercover area to store barbecue food or take shelter if required.
Bedroom 1 is home to this beautiful king-size bed.
The sitting-room is a great place for relaxing and snuggling up after a hard day playing.
The kitchen is light, airy and fully equipped with everything you will need to whip up a family feast.
Dining together at this beautiful dining-table is a real pleasure.
The dining-room leads into the kitchen (please mind the three steps). The stairs to the first floor lead up out of the dining-room.
Beautiful original stonework can still be seen at this fabulous cottage.
Spacious and comfortable sitting-room.
The hallway which runs through the ground floor. Please watch the small steps which lead in and out of the ground floor rooms.
Ground floor WC.
Bedroom 1 is super pretty with fabulous countryside views.
So pretty.
Bedroom 2 is light and airy, also with fabulous views out over the rolling countryside.
Gorgeous touches throughout this beautiful cottage.
The bunk room, suitable for children and adults alike.
A chair with a view!
Family bathroom.
The family bathroom is home to this fabulous luxury shower.
First floor hallway.
A weatherproof spot to take shelter in if needed. No barbecue can be spoilt ever again!
What fabulous views from the top of the garden.
If you don't fancy taking the steps to the top patio, this cute bistro table for two is right on your doorstep.
Perfect spot for a glass of something tasty, complemented by a good book.
From the kitchen door, there are 21 steps up to the top patio.
Such a fabulously manicured garden.
Yes please!
A beautiful spot to enjoy the sun and good company.
Even the exterior decor has been carefully chosen.
Welcome to this fabulous cottage.
This fabulous pub is right on your doorstep.
Just across the way from you is this fabulous park and play area. Perfect for the little ones. You can actually catch a glimpse of Rose Cottage in the background.
The church is glorious even on a gloomy day.
The glorious Slapton Sands is steeped in history and is only a very short car drive away.
The beautiful Slapton Sands beach.
Blackpool Sands is the perfect day out for all the family.
Blackpool Sands Beach is only a short car drive away.
Rose Cottage is furnished to the highest of standards.
Interesting art work and decor throughout.
Yes please!
At every turn you will find special little touches.

Rose Cottage

4493

4.7 miles E of Kingsbridge / Sleeps 6 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Tradesman's Arms Stokenham (60 yards)

A lovely traditional 14th century village pub with obligatory thatched roof and roaring log fires to keep you toasty in winter. Open daily, check out the menu on their facebook page for daily specials.

Nearest beach

Torcross Beach (1 ¼ miles)

At the southern end of Slapton Sands, Torcross is a picturesque pebbly beach hugged between the freshwater lake of Slapton Ley and Start Bay. Meander along the famous strip and take in the unique views. Surrounded on every side by stunning scenery and with amenities nearby, Torcross Beach provides a beautiful setting for a day by the sea. Lifeguards are on duty in the peak summer months and dogs are allowed all year.

Nearest walk

Slapton Ley Nature Reserve (1 ½ miles)

This is the largest freshwater natural lake in South West England. and it's protected from the salt tides of the sea by a long bank of shingle. Teeming with wildlife, this is a great place to bring children and you can choose from three different walks, a family trail, village trail or the valley trail which incorporates the costal path. Or you can just amble down to the beach, lovely!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Bramworth June 2011

Guided Walks around Slapton Ley are the best way for visitors to get an instant feel of the place. Every year a summer program of regular weekly events is held, including twilight walks where groups watch badgers and listen for bats, as well as family orientated mini-beast hunts and gentle walks of the nature trail footpath.

Nearest town

Kingsbridge (4 ¾ miles)

If you're looking for a traditional, bustling market town surrounded by lush rolling countryside then Kingsbridge is the place for you. Situated at the head of the estuary you'll find interesting lanes and passageways with an eclectic assortment of independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Lovely town to visit with quirky little market.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Kingsbridge

Set on a steep hill with a small harbour at the bottom, where a weekly market is held, Kingsbridge has lots of lovely shops to wander in and out of- often owned by generations of the same family- something we see too little of these days. A few good deli's, greengrocers, and butchers shops lend it an old fashioned air - reminds me of towns from 30 years ago - and there are plenty of chic kitchen and furnishings/interiors shops and cafes to entice as well as a popular farmers market once a month . Great 25m swimming pool and gym/squash facilities at the leisure centre, the Reel Cinema, which is small but perfectly formed, a bowling green and tennis courts, and trips down the estuary on "Rivermaid" means this is a place with lots on offer!! Wish I could live there!!

Also nearby

Greenway (8 ½ miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Beautiful!

Amazing grounds and lovely views of the Dart.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely day out

This house is in the most beautiful spot, you could really imagine living there. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk beside the river is great for body and soul - look out for the resident seal!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Well worth a visit

The setting exquisite. Such lovely views. A walk to the boathouse a must. Trails for the children excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Viv Chandler May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

Bantham (9 ¼ miles)

Bantham Beach is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has numerous awards tucked under its sandy belt. Overlooking Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can take the famous sea tractor and head to the island or sit and enjoy the views from the shore. A great surfing beach, the huge swathes of sand and sea allow plenty of space for everyone. Well-provisioned and life guarded in the summer, Bantham is a fantastic family-friendly beach.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

Dartmouth (6 ¾ miles)

Historically, Dartmouth was of strategic importance as a port used in the crusades of 1147 and 1190. Dominated by Britannia Royal Naval College, it has two fortified castles protecting the mouth of the River Dart. There are many historical buildings, a cobbled market place, shops, galleries, gourmet restaurants and delicatessens. National Trust Gardens, the South West Coast Path and clean beaches are nearby.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Baker October 2020

Dartmouth boat trip.

We loved Dartmouth. Use the park and ride bus down into the town, much easier than trying to park.
The one hour boat trip was very informative and we saw Seals.
Take the car ferry across the river and enjoy the scenery on the route back.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Brilliant

So much to do. Beautiful harbour. Good shopping, great eateries. Lots of boating/kayaking opportunities.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Dartmouth

A bustling town with good shopping and art galleries and other galleries. If you want to park in Dartmouth town centre you will have to get there early or there is Park & Ride at the top of the town.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Clark April 2012

Dartmouth

Stunning location and very picturesque


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

A nice vibe

A bustling town with many good restaurants, some good shopping and a growing reputation for art galleries. Try tapas at Browns Hotel.

The Cricket Inn (1 ¾ miles)

Located in the small village of Beesands where you will find a mile long shingle beach backed by grassland and a fresh water lake, the Cricket Inn is a welcoming meeting place for tourists as well as residents. The Inn has a wide selection of traditional ales and fine wines and the food has a great reputation.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mulcrone August 2015

Great food and friendly service. Always busy so best to book. Lovely location and views of the sea as you dine in or sit outside for a drink. Dogs are welcome too which makes life easier for dog owners. We ate at The Cricket Inn 4 nights out of our 7 night holiday and enjoyed their varied menu.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The Cricket Inn, Beesands

Open all day; practically on the beach; plenty of parking; food delicious - fresh fish and seafood and local meat too; staff really friendly and helpful.

- Dr P Frost

The Millbrook Inn (2 ½ miles)

Savour the wholesome food cooked here using local ingredients, seafood is a favourite, whilst keeping an eye on the wildlife that visits the creek.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Ross May 2018

A Wonderful Fish Dish in the Sunshine

We called in to the Millbrook for lunch on the last day of our stay at Garden Cottage and regretted that we hadn't tried it sooner. We sat in the small outside seating area and ordered the fish of the day which in this case was plaice. It was light, beautifully cooked and absolutely exquisite. The best fish dish that I can remember. It is quite expensive and doesn't do traditional 'fish and chips' but if you want excellently prepared food in a small and friendly environment, make your way to the Millbrook.

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