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Truly Spectacular Panoramic Views Over R Dart Estuary, Dartmouth from all room

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Dartmouth, S Devon, England - Peace & Quiet No Road Noise What So Ever, No Need To Use Your Car During Your Visit

Our Dartmouth holiday accommodation offers you a range of modern facilities in a stone holiday cottage which will enable you to enjoy a self catering holiday in Devon, where you will experience a seaside holiday in a peaceful location. The house has been redecorated and refurbished. Free WiFi. Our Devon holiday rental cottage is available all year round for a vacation ranging from a short break / weekend break to a week or mores stay. So you can escape from the stress of life and enjoy the panoramic sea and estuary views of Devon and the visitor attractions of Dartmouth, Salcombe, the Eden Project, Dartmoor, Heligan, Plymouth and Torquay.

We only use new furniture, cutlery, crockery, etc. 53 illuminated steps, with handrail, down from Ridley Hill to Woodland Terrace.

Most houses in Dartmouth are serviced by a set of steps. Sorry no pets as we respect our neighbours, however we do accept pet at our Norfolk Broads holiday home.

Please bring your own bed linen, towels, tea towels.

5 Star views from every room and garden.

Easy on road free car parking within 20 yards.

Rose Cottage

Woodland Terrace

Ridley Hill






Travel info / SatNav

Latitude 50.348768, Longitude -3.570696

Map Reference (50°20'55.6"N 3°34'14.5"W)

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Max Manners
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Max Manners

We fell in love with Dartmouth and had to buy this cottage because of the wonderful views and location.

We have only used good quality new furniture and fittings in Rose Cottage.

Rose Cottage is equipped with everything you need during a family holiday.

We were attracted to Dartmouth because of the wonderful scenery and fantastic range of specialist shops and restaurants, very few national chains except M&S, Boots, Banks, Sainsbury.

Jill makes a seasonal feature of the flower beds, if guests have time we would appreciate them watering the plants.

The local ARTS centre - The Flavel - offers a wide range of the arts from current release films to international events to recitals, etc.

We are very interested in completing a house swap with you at any time of year.

Max Manners purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Max Manners chose Kingswear

Location, Location, Location - the best panoramic view of Dartmouth and the R Dart estuary.

Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon is a very well cared for area with wonderful people, a mini Med. climate, super restaurants, places to visit, beaches, walks, etc.

A local steam train is linked to a ferry trip to Totnes and an open bus to Paignton.

Great walks linked to bus routes and ferries enables you to walk half way and return by bus, steam train or ferry.

Dartmouth is NOT a "Kiss me Quick" location. It has a large range of art galleries, art related shops and specialist shops that you will only see in Dartmouth.

The local Flavel Arts Centre has a catholic range of entertainment ranging from national names to "art house".

What makes this cottage unique

Its a great village with free on road parking. We visit Rose Cottage every month and can always park within 20 yards, except Dartmouth Royal Regatta week which is at the end of August.

Many guests leave the car parked for the week and just walk, use the ferry, steam train or bus - its very relaxing.

The view from all the rooms and garden, including the loo, is perfection, no camera can do it justice. The night view is even better, who needs a TV or Broadband - but we have both.

Dartmouth has a Marks & Spencer Food Hall, a large Sainsbury's, Co-Op and lots of small local shops and restaurants ranging from Michelin starred to corner cafe's and pubs with food.

Lots of locations specifically aimed at children ranging from crab fishing to a theme park.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Lovely stay in a lovely peaceful cottage. Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Will be back with my husband. Thank you.

Ber & Gordon

Most clean & well equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. View fantastic from cottage. Loved everything. Thank you.

The Crossman Family

Had a great week, fab views. Lovely place, lovely time, excellent cottage!

Adina & Jane

Clean and well equipped cottage with wonderful views. Enjoyed watching the river activities, particularly recommend a trip on the newly arrived paddle steamer Kingswear Castle, thank you.

Joelle + Family

We have returned to Rose Cottage from France 13 times and will be returning again next year


Feel privileged to have enjoyed such a holiday destination!!! Amazing views +++

John & Shirley

Return visit this year which says it all - might have to open an account! Just superb, had a great week with good weather! Thanks
Dec 2013
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Kingswear Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) We do not offer bed linen. towels or tea towels, we do supply Duvets and Pillows Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 & 2 Stunning views of the R Dart Estuary & Dartmouth. Double size bed (Bed 1), x2 single beds (Bed 2) wardrobe, storage heater. Radio alarm clocks & bedside lights. Hair dryer, full length mirror & magnifying illuminated make up mirror. Great Views from both bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Our Devon holiday rental cottage is available all year round for a vacation ranging from a short break / weekend break to a week or mores stay. So you can escape from the stress of life and enjoy the panoramic sea and estuary views of Devon and the visitor attractions of Dartmouth, Salcombe, the Eden Project, Dartmoor, Heligan, Plymouth and Torquay. I am sure that you like us will want to return to our holiday cottage in Devon. Free WiFi internet. We contact all guests on the day they arrive to ensure everything meets their needs. If someone asks for something we source it as quickly as possible because if one person asks then others are thinking the same. We stay at Rose Cottage every month so it has to have everything that we want. Easy on road free car parking within 1 - 20 yards. Outside: Panoramic river views of Dartmouth, the R Dart Estuary, the harbour and upstream towards Dittisham. The garden lets you enjoy a meal with a view to the full! When the dolphins are in the river you can see them from Rose Cottage. Their is always something to watch day or night. Because we visit Rose Cottage every month the garden is always kept in flower and seasonal. At certain times of year we might ask you to be kind enough to water the new plants. Easy on road free car parking within 1 - 20 yards. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We can supply bed linen and towels for an additional charge Other: Patio features an anchor table 4 chairs that enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views and the sun from morning to sunset! The garden also has a second sheltered lower sun terrace within the front garden. Easy on road free car parking within 20 yards


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Truly Spectacular Panoramic Views Over R Dart Estuary, Dartmouth from all room
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I've never liked a view more

  • 5 of 5

Rose Cottage is well up there among the best holiday homes we've rented and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. The house itself is impeccable and the communication with the owners rapid and reliable. But the main thing is the view: it's hard to capture in pictures just how fine it is, and to have that view every morning and return to it each evening was something special.

If you're touring the many beauties of south/central Devon, the charm of this location easily makes up for the few extra minutes' driving time. The National Trust's Coleton Fishacre estate, walkable or a short drive away, is idyllic (better than many of their more famous properties) and the many local walks along river or coast are also exceptional. This is a lovely corner of the world, so much so that the many local attractions, like steam trains and river cruises, seem almost superfluous.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A first class visitor from beginning to end, thank you for staying at Rose Cottage.
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Well wolrth

  • 4 of 5

A lovely comfortable cottage and well appointed. The view more than makes up for the 53 steps up to the road. It takes a couple of days to get used to them and build up some stamina but they are do-able. The double bed in the main bedroom is very comfortable, which is not always so in holiday cottages. Would recommend it to anyone, as long you are fit. A brilliant base to tour Devon and go into Cornwall.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and where not disappointed. It's a lovely cottage with stunning views. Lovelly walks and great pubs close by. The cottage had everything we required and was very cosy.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests from booking to leaving, thank you
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Very comfortable cottage with a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

Very Comfortable with all necessary appliances. The view was wonderful especially at night. Lovely walks. The steam train a definite attraction. The regular ferry very good. We only used the car once during our stay which in its self was a bonus.

Really enjoyable relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Valerie Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for being such a great guest from beginning to end, I look forward to hearing from you again. Regards Max
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

Location Location Location!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a weeks stay at this little gem of a property. The owners should be proud of the cleanliness & upkeep of this beautiful cottage. From the initial contact to the day we arrived Max made the experience a pleasure. After a chance meeting the day we arrived we found Max & Jill to be both friendly & welcoming.

As to the cottage itself, where do I start, breath-taking views of Dartmouth & the busy river. The pictures simply do not do the views justice. Everything you could need for a quiet break. Had lovely meals in The Rockfish Restaurant & The Floating Bridge Pub.

The only downside to the location is the steep banks & steps that need traversing but I suppose you need to climb to be rewarded with the spectacular views.

On the whole the glorious weather was a bonus to a relaxing enjoyable week. Highly recommended.

Thank you Max & Jill.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking after perfect guests is easy and they were both a pleasure to help, we look forward to them returning, thank you for staying at Rose Cottage.
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What a find. The most magnificent location.

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived after a long drive we found the place easily with helpful instructions provided. As soon as we descended the steps to the cottage and saw the magnificent view over towards Dartmouth we were on HOLIDAY. The cottage itself is well laid out, clean and equipped offering all we needed for a comfortable stay.

Being located high up on the headland gives great views but also means going up and down steep hills to get to the ferry to Dartmouth,

We are keen walkers and the South West Coastal path is right on the doorstep.

It was great fun to be able to catch the ferry and many boat trips available.

Rockfish restaurant was quirky and fish really fresh. Great selection of individual shops in Dartmouth.

I would recommend the property to anyone fit and able..By the way great neighbours.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeremy was a 1st Class Guest from making an enquiry, onwards. We look forward to hearing from you and your friends in the future.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Blackpool Sands
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Walking routes combined with bus, ferries and steam trains make for good circular walks both locally and further away.

We have a local cookery school, several marinas.

Dartmouth has plenty of specialist, non chain, shops, restaurants, pubs, art gallaries

Great sea fishing.

Tennis courts.

Award winning beaches.



The local bus stop is called the Banjo and is situated in front of the Village Shop, you can visit Brixham, Paignton & Torquay from here the bus timetable can be seen and printed from the following two links -

Greenway Ferry

A fully restored World War 2 MTB called The Fairmile is a great boat to see the local sights from, they offer a great range of trips on various ferries at very reasonable prices, so have a look at the link -

Steam Trains

Travel by steam train to Paignton.

The last coal fired Paddle Steamer in the UK visits some great locations



A range of beaches from quiet coves where no one comes to award winning Blackpool Sands.

Fantastic coastal, estuary and sea side walks.

National Trust houses and gardens ranging from Coleton Fishacre to Agatha Christies Greenways home.

Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer

This is the last coal fired Paddle Steamer in the UK


Exeter Airport - 1 hour drive

Paignton and Totnes Network Rail Stations

Plymouth port 45 minutes

Easy on road free car parking within 1 - 20 yards.


Paignton, Brixham, Torquay 20 minutes

Totnes, Salcombe 30 minutes

Plymouth, Exeter, Dartmoor 45 minutes

National Trust - Greenways House - Agatha Christies home & garden, 30 mins walk, 10 mins ferry -

Coleton Fishacre - D'Oyly Carte family home & garden, 30 minutes walk, 10 minutes car -

Further Details:


NatWest, Barclays, Lloyds,

Marks & Spencer, Co-Op, Sainsbury's,

Michelin starred and lots of other restaurants ranging from fish, Indian, Local Produce, Polish, French, Carvery, seafood

Great range of pubs with food

A village near to the mouth of the river Dart Estuary, it is on the North East bank of the river Dart estuary and stands opposite the ancient sea faring port of Dartmouth, Devon. The village has a Church, Primary School, Library, local shops, public houses, restaurants, rail station which has a seasonal steam train service to Torquay. It is the home of the Royal Dart Yacht Club and has the convenience of an established marin

Two vehicle/passenger and one passenger only ferries link Kingswear with Dartmouth and run throughout the day all year round.

A bus service links the village with the Torbay towns of Brixham, Paignton, Torquay, Plymouth, etc.

A great steam train service runs between Torquay, Paignton and Kingswear with another stops along the way. This service is a must for steam train enthusiasts, children and anyone who wants to rekindle their memories of steam trains. They run a wide range of steam engines including Thomas the Steam Engine.

Visit Higher Brownstone Farm, National Trust, with its 298 acres and footpaths, or try Coleton Fishacre Estate, another National Trust property with walled gardens, coastal footpaths and cove. This has been extended recently. Close to the house there is a formal pool garden and elsewhere wooded areas full of wild flowers descend the slopes to the sea. The microclimate in the narrow valley at Coleton allows many rare and tender plants to flourish. The wide variety of exotic plants provides interest throughout the year. Bamboos, mimosas, myrtle and other moisture-loving plants grow profusely around the pool and streams. In the spring the thickly planted rhododendrons, magnolia and camellias create a stunning display of colour. A gazebo provides superb views over the sea below.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking Form is on our website.

Please phone, or email to check availability, we do keep the Booking Chart up to date.


Deposit £75, balance two months before arrival.

Changeovers are normally on a Saturday, but we also offer short breaks to suit your start date whenever possible

Easy on road free car parking within 1 - 20 yards of the steps.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, but we also offer short breaks starting & finishing when you want, or Last Minute bookings that suit your needs even during High Season.

Departure 10am, and Arrival 3pm but if Rose Cottage cleaning has been finished you can arrive earlier.

Notes on prices:


Access from the road down 53 steps

£75 Deposit, we do not charge a Security Deposit, with Booking, balance two months before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.