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Rosemary Cottage, a tranquil retreat
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Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Brixham, English Riviera, Devon, England
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 foldi... Read more
Listing #HL6637972
About the Owner
Andrew and Sue D
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
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.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Philip N
Sightseer814561, VR Owner at Rosemary Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank JamesD5500
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed July 18, 2018

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

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

Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
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...
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Bathrooms
    1 Shower
Bedrooms
    1 Full
    2 Twins
    1 Crib
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  • Damage Deposit: C$43 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
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.
How to get there
Driving directions to Brixham Coming from the north (eg via Exeter, M5, A30) follow the signs from the A38 towards Torquay (the A380). The road is dual carriageway for much of its length, and the new South Devon Expressway, just before Newton Abbott, has now been completed and speeds you towards Paignton and Brixham. You can also reach Brixham via Teignmouth and Torquay along the coast road, which, while scenic, is a normal, single carriageway road that winds round the towns and headlands of South Devon. Coming from the South and West (eg from Plymouth) go via A385 and Totnes. Follow the signs to Brixham on the A3022. Eventually, you’ll come over the hill at Churston on the A3022 (where the steam railway has one of its stops) and start the decent towards Brixham, about 2 miles further on. As you get to the outskirts of Brixham the road will fork at some traffic lights: the road to the left is sign-posted “Harbour”, the one to the right “The Breakwater”. We always find it easier to take the right fork (Monksbridge Road) which avoids the very narrow and busy harbour area. If you choose the left fork keep going and follow the directions after the next section. Right Fork Directions from the traffic lights: Taking the right fork, after a quarter mile you come to a roundabout. Take the first exit left (Greenover Road), again towards The Breakwater. Keep following the road down into Burton Street. At the end there are some traffic lights. Go straight across (a sort of left-right wiggle) and ascend Rea Barn Road. The road eventually becomes Higher Ranscombe Road. After half a mile the road bends left. If you continue down you are in Ranscombe Road. There is parking on the road on the left hand side, but don’t go too far down as you’ll hit the double yellow lines. Park up and walk about 200 yards further on. The entrance to Heath Road is on the right. If you want to drive your car in here the entrance is narrow and sharp – it’s an old part of Town - and not easy to navigate on first encountering. Rosemary Cottage is the second, creamy yellow painted cottage, set back on the right, clearly marked. As an alternative, where Higher Ranscombe Road bends left, you should turn right onto Wall Park Road. Continue along here for about half a mile, taking the fourth road on the left. This is the top of Heath Road. It becomes steep and narrow about half way down before it widens out. There is on-street parking on the left including Heath Park Road (a cul-de-sac). Park up and continue walking 200 yards along Heath Road to where the road starts to narrow. The Cottage is set back on the left. Left Fork Directions from the traffic lights: If you choose the Harbour route, keep following the road down (New Road), towards “Town Centre” for about a mile, past the Sainsbury Local supermarket and petrol station and later Brixham Tyres on the right. As you get into the centre at the traffic lights follow the road round to the left (you cannot enter the road in front as it is restricted pedestrian access – this is Fore Street). You are now on Market Street and the one-way system to the Harbour. Follow it round and keep to the left hand lane (sign-posted to the Harbour Long Stay car park). Continue on Middle Street for about 200 yards. At the give-way junction turn right into The Strand (sign-posted Breakwater and Berry Head) and follow it round. You are at the very edge of the Harbour and the middle of the Town. As the road bends back round to the left you enter King Street. Follow it round (it’s a bit narrow so be careful). The road gradually rises. At a mini-roundabout turn right. You are entering the bottom end of Ranscombe Road. About 75 yards further on is the entrance to Heath Road on the left. It is difficult to enter as it is narrow so be careful. Better is to continue up Ranscombe Road, park up on the right and walk back. Parking Parking can be a bit tight in Brixham. We have found on street parking is available all the time, and we tend to park up Ranscombe Road, Heath Road or Heath Park Road. Sometimes you have to go a bit further afield (eg to Wall Park Road), so best to drop the family and luggage off first nearby and go and find a space. This is free and no time restrictions, but no guarantee you’ll have the same space if you leave and come back later. There are car parking spaces (clearly sign-posted) at the Breakwater (24 hour) which is about a 10 minute walk away. There is a daily charge of about £8.00 a day in the summer season or you can buy a weekly parking permit for £35.00 which also entitles you to park in any of the Torbay District Council carparks in the Torbay area. A bargain!. You can look on line to find other locations using the Torbay Council website, where you can also apply for a weekly parking permit to use in any of the car parks in the Torbay area. Certain parking restrictions are lifted outside the main spring, summer and autumn period.
Airport: Exeter Internatonal Airport: 55.0 km
Railway: Paignton or Totnes: 10.0 km
Ferry: Plymouth : 50.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 0.3 km
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