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Two bedroom Cottage nestling in a quiet road a short walk from the vibrant Harbour Bowl area of Brixham and the town centre, Rosemary Cottage is an 18th century Grade 2 listed former fisherman's cottage, with low ceilings and exposed original beams (can you spot the old ship's mast!). A relaxing place to wind down after a busy day, taking some refreshment in the courtyard area, our family feel cottage hints at its nautical past with its low ceilings and decor, yet offers the modern facilities you'd expect. From the pastel washed front of the Cottage, you enter straight into the living room which has a soft airy feel, with sofa and relaxing tub chairs, full HD TV, window seat looking out onto the quiet road, quaint fireplace with log burner effect electric heater and wall lights to create...Two bedroom Cottage nestling in a quiet road a short walk from the vibrant Harbour Bowl area of Brixham and the town centre, Rosemary Cottage is an 18th century Grade 2 listed former fisherman's cottage, with low ceilings and exposed original beams (can you spot the old ship's mast!). A relaxing place to wind down after a busy day, taking some refreshment in the courtyard area, our family feel cottage hints at its nautical past with its low ceilings and decor, yet offers the modern facilities you'd expect. From the pastel washed front of the Cottage, you enter straight into the living room which has a soft airy feel, with sofa and relaxing tub chairs, full HD TV, window seat looking out onto the quiet road, quaint fireplace with log burner effect electric heater and wall lights to create a great space for relaxation. A folding table and chairs can be pulled out for informal dining. Through the door to the modern-equipped kitchen which has a full sized oven and hob, fridge and small freezer, washing machine, microwave, stainless steel basin and draining board, and the usual equipment for four people. From here a wooden stable door opens out onto the patio and shared courtyard which is a real suntrap, where you can sit at the cafe style table to eat and drink alfresco. Back into the front room you ascend the spiral stairs to the first floor and the well proportioned main double bedroom with its West Country seaside ambiance. The double bed has a comfortable mattress, and the room features the usual bedroom facilities including HD TV, radio alarm clock, hair dryer and cupboards for clothes. There is a window seat for 'people watching' in the street below. Across the landing is a modern shower room with large shower area, basin, mirror and large velux window creating a bright and airy space to wash in. Ascending the spiral staircase once more takes you to the second floor with its twin bedroom which has a TV, radio alarm clock, wardrobe and bedside cabinets. From the window seat there are views out over the main harbour and its breakwater, and towards the bay and Torquay, where you can watch the comings and goings of the fishing fleet, or the yachts sailing in the Bay. A small number of books, games, puzzles and DVDs are provided to keep everyone entertained for those 'stay at home' evenings. We also provide a travel cot and mattress and a high chair for infants, and a safety gate for doorways or stairs, found underneath the spiral stairs in the lounge. There is also an airer for drying clothes and those towels and swimsuits after a day at the beach! Rosemary Cottage is old and the stairs are steep. Whilst it is family friendly, parents are advised to ensure that children are properly supervised. Parking is free on the surrounding roads, with a small 'drop off' area in front of the cottage. There is more parking back into the Town and Breakwater area in large public car parks. Close to the South-west Coastal Footpath and great area for cycling and walking (our guests tell us so!).
Stay a full week and get up to 5% discount on our minimum stay prices depending on season!More
If you break or damage something let us know - that's courteous - so we can put it right for the next guests. We don't charge for small items but reserve the right to charge you for anything more significant.
Supervise children at all times.
No naked flames, candles, joss sticks, e-cigarettes etc.
Keep noise to minimum 10pm to 8am so as not to annoy our neighbours.
Switch off all electrics except fridge before you leave at the end of your stay.
Leave wall heaters on auto and set to 1.5.
An absolutely charming cottage dating from 1646 but thoughtfully modernised to provide all mod cons. Yes, it is small but that is part of the experience of staying in a former fisherman's cottage which is just a five minute walk from the harbour. Cosy and...More
Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Philip N
Sightseer814561, VR Owner at Rosemary Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018
We are grateful to you for the lovely review as we try hard to provide a comfortable and cosy environment for our guests. As we say in our listing parking can be tight but at least on our side of the town there is generally...More
lovely fisherman's cottage very close to the break water & centre of Brixham.
only issue is parking, had to park car at the breakwater car park all week this is a five minute walk, might be spaces out of peak holiday timeMore
Date of stay: August 2018
Management response:Responded September 11, 2018
We are pleased that you enjoyed Rosemary Cottage and had a good time in Brixham. Pity you were unfortunate with the parking, as there is often parking very close to the Cottage espcially compared with properties the other side of the Harbour. But 5 mins...More
This is a well placed cottage for walking up to Berry Head and close to the harbour. It is well presented and well thought out, the bathroom is lovely with its huge skylight allowing a lot of light and air in which was well needed...More
Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Mandy B
Management response:Responded August 11, 2018
We are delighted you found the Cittage met your needs and had all you required. Yes, parking can be a bit tight in the peak season but at least on our side of Town it is free. The Torbay area has so much to offer...More
We do not live on site but can be contacted during waking hours by email or mobile phone. Best to call the mobile if it is urgent or our Changeover Partners, whose contact details are in the joining instructions.
Rosemary Cottage is in an old part of town, on the southern rim of the harbour. It is part of a conservation area to protect the character of the neighbourhood, and traces its history back over 200 years, and stands on the site of earlier dwellings. The area is well protected from the south-westerly winds by the steep cliffs that reach back to Berry Head, and it has views over the harbour and the equally picturesque and old Overgang area of Brixham on the northern rim. Nearby are beaches at the Breakwater (closest) St Mary's (a mile or so away), Fishcombe Cove - a brisk 30 minutes walk away, Broadsands and Goodrington Sands a 20 minute drive.
Brixham is easily explored on foot, being only a few minutes away, such that once your car is parked up you won't need it. There are boat trips from the main quay across the Bay to Torquay (about 20 minutes), or round Berry Head to Dartmouth (about 70 minutes). The No 12 bus from the town centre goes round the Bay via Churston, Goodrington and Paignton to Torquay and beyond to Newton Abbott, and runs every 15 minutes. The no 17 bus runs from just near the Cottage to the Town Centre and around Brixham if you need a lift when it is raining. And the No 18 will take you from the Town Centre to Kingswear from where you can take the foot ferry across the River Dart to Dartmouth. To get to Exeter there are half-hourly trains from Paignton.