|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Rose Thatch accommodates 5. It has three bedrooms, one with twin (3’) beds (and space for a cot), one with a double bed and one with a single bed. The pretty beamed sitting room is furnished in keeping with its character. It has a large stone fireplace with log-burning stove, window seat and a TV with Freeview and a DVD player. The well-equipped farmhouse style kitchen has a fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine, electric cooker and dishwasher. There is a modern bathroom with bath (shower over) and shaver point. There is full electric heating throughout. In addition to its own private garden, it has a raised south-facing terrace with table and chairs leading out from the back door.
Two charming thatched cottages, dating to the early 17th century, in the heart of the beautiful South Hams - the southernmost part of of Devon. Each cottage is full of history and character with beams (not excessively low!) and a wood-burner. They are comfortably furnished and well equipped so as to offer a perfect base to explore this very special area of outstanding natural beauty whether as a family holiday, a walking break or just a relaxing retreat. The weekly rental includes quality bed linen, towels and WIFI. Located on a quiet back lane in the centre of old Malborough Village, two minutes walk to pubs, restaurant, shop & post office and a short drive to several sandy beaches. Each cottage has a private garden and enjoys southerly rural views towards Bolberry Down. There is a private parking space at each cottage and plenty of additional free parking nearby.
Rose Thatch and End Cottage are family run and owned by:
Clare & Bill Mansfield - we have 3 children and live in Dorking, Surrey
Mary & Stan Brittain - Clare's parents who live in Coventry, West Midlands
We bought End Cottage soon after having our first child and realising that we were entering a phase of needing relaxing 'bucket & spade' UK holidays.
Clare's parent's life was also entering a new phase, they were retiring, had more time to spare, grandchildren to see and were looking for a new project. We joined forces and turned End Cottage into our family holiday home / holiday rental business.
Four years later, we bought the attached cottage, Rose Thatch, as we loved our Devon holidays with Granny & Grandad but was finding End Cottage a squeeze as we'd had two more children.
Since then we have holidayed at the cottages several times each and every year. We love the cottages, as do our many repeat customers. We never tire of the charm of the area and are always reluctant to go home
The cottages make fun and special place to stay.They are so old and full of character; a typical Devon thatched cottage holiday. They offer something different in all seasons - a cosy place to return to after a long autumnal walk, a comfortable bolt hole from winter storms, a relaxing place for a summer BBQ after a day on the beach.
They sit in the heart of a small but lively village offering places to eat out, traditional pubs and a Co-op that is open extended hours - there is no need to jump in the car to access these facilities they are just a few minutes walk away. Yet the cottages are on a little back lane with rural views, peace and quiet and staggeringly star-filled night skies.
Fabulous location for exploring the area by car (no need to drive along single track lanes) or by foot
Thank you for a lovely break, the cottage was lovely and clean as usual & a lovely place to stay.
We have had the most wonderful time at Rose Cottage,we loved every minute,if you want a relaxing stay this is just the place,the cottage itself is perfect,quaint and cosy,we especially loved the log fire!Hope Cove is close by,a nice walk away,Salcombe is also walking distance or a 5 min drive away which is a beautiful place with some great shops and pubs,there is a great Park for kids just a few mins walk up road opposite co-op,
We have really enjoyed it and definitely hope to return.
Wonderful character cottage. We arrived to a warm cottage with scones, jam & clotted cream waiting for us - what a treat. Great location in the centre of Marlbrough but secluded & quiet with parking (a must). Narrow to get through to parking but we have a 4x4 & made it fine. Fantastic spot to get to all the local beaches easily. Beds very comfortable. Look forward to visiting again.
Cottage quite roomy and comfortable for 2 to 5 people. Attractive and quirky. Children or less abled need to take care with the two tight and steep stair cases to bedrooms - appreciating also that the only bathroom/toilet is downstairs. Small terrace or gardens idyllic settings for a glass of wine or two on a sunny evening !!! Village has a couple of pubs but are both pretty basic. Parking provided really is only for small cars as entrance at side of cottage is very tight - but there is safe parking available short walk away. Neighbours very friendly and helpful. Owners also couldn't have done more to help ensure a great stay. Many places in easy reach of this great base. Certainly a place to recommend.
We had everything we could want in this cottage - clean, new, well-equipped kitchen and bathroom. Cosy sitting -room and bedrooms. Delightful private garden with table and chairs. Less than 5 mins' walk to nearest shop, so we didn't have to go supermarket shopping. Very good and fast response from owner re booking etc, and milk in the fridge when we got there (as well as a cream tea!). Very good location for coastal path, Salcombe and Kingsbridge.
A delightful cosy cottage which was very comfortable, warm, and well-equipped. Great location in the village and easy access to the coast path. Cream tea waiting for us on arrival was a nice surprise! Narrow access into the parking area could be tricky with a wide car (you will need someone to guide you in) but is OK with practice, or you can park just a short distance away. We only had time for a 2 night break but we certainly hope to return for a longer stay!
Very charming cottage with excellent views and lovely secret garden. Perfect welcome of a Devon cream tea after a long journey, this is a very nice touch. Cottage clean and contains everything you need, very comfy beds. With two children aged 10 and 6 it is a great village to stay in, two good pubs, co-op and a great park just up the road. Malborough is a great base as there are lots of lovely beaches only a short drive away and Salcombe and Kingsbridge are great for a visit. We were lucky with the weather but would definitely recommend it to anyone else.
The cottages are within 2.5 miles (driving, a little less if taking footpaths) from a choice of sandy beaches at Hope Cove, Soar Mill Cove, North & South Sands with many more lying a short drive away. The local district ( the South Hams) is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the spectacular coastline of cliffs, coves and creeks is largely manged by the National Trust.
The Cottages are on the southern side of a quiet backlane in the heart of the village of Malborough. Malborough lies on a headland 4 miles south of the market town of Kingsbridge, surrounded by the coastline on three sides, it is 2.5 miles inland of, but half way between, the seaside villages of Hope Cove and Salcombe.
Within easy reach of Plymouth, Totnes, Dartmouth and Modbury.
Further afield are day trips to Dartmoor, the Eden Project or Torbay