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Award winning with Oak Beams, King-size Bed, Slipper Bath, Massage/facial, Peace

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful Cottage in Torquay, South Devon, England - Well Situated To Local Shops, Walks, Beaches, Restaurants, Attractions, Local Knowledge

Historical, Awarding Winning, Georgeous. Sweet Rose is part of Pilgrims Rest Cottages; recently awarded silver for best self-catering on the English Riviera and South Devon 2014. You will find king-size bed; gorgeous bath; oak beams; lovely furnishings; fully fitted kitchen; secluded garden; courtyard; super-fast wifi; free view; DVD; as well as welcome gifts and detailed information on walks/beaches/ restaurants /man-made and natural attractions. Pet friendly, which is unusual in a 4* Platinum property, we also offer pampering treatments. Just the most romantic place to stay, whether celebrating an anniversary, Valentine’s, honeymoon, first holiday with a baby or just a lovely holiday. A sample of guest reviews for Sweet Rose is provided here with over 150 on our main website showing year round popularity. Do come and enjoy your 2016 holiday or break with us. Your hosts Martin & Kim.

More Details

Martin Brook
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

You will see a sample of reviews. On our main website we have over 150 covering all times of year and how guest found Sweet Rose and the area.
Jan 2014
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Torquay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Gorgeous slipper bath with shower attachment with separate room with toilet and wash basin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 + infant (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedroom: The main picture on this site shows the very special bedroom!!Super king size bed with that ‘Cadbury’s Flake’ open bath! Just imagine soaking with that glass of wine or champagne! With room for travel cote if you have a little precious one.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Sweet Rose is both child and pet friendly with high chair and cot available on request. Outside: Guest have access to 2 secluded gardens and a courtyard with sun loungers, tables, companion seats and barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included


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Award winning with Oak Beams, King-size Bed, Slipper Bath, Massage/facial, Peace
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 32 reviews

Wonderful cottage and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just as it was advertised. It is warm, clean, comfortable and quiet - absolutely perfect for our holiday. Martin and Kim were very welcoming and their guest information packs were really helpful. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased, you and Steve, loved our little gem here on the English Riviera and got what you expected as advertised. We don't hide behind false marketing - she was designed as a quaint, warm and cute, one bedroom cottage formed out of an historical barn, with some special extras outside the norm such as the 'bath', pampering treatments (if wanted) and personal information packs - 8 years on we are still pleased she is hitting the mark. So glad you found our information packs so helpful - with so much to do in the area, always good to have guidance on other gems in the area, where after a good days sightseeing you can come back to a warm, cosy home. Thank you Michelle and Steve for taking the time to write a review and look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Martin and Kim
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Sweet Rose

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a short break in Torbay and Sweet Rose delivered. A very cute quirky cottage for two people. We were greated wth some goodies, wine and chocolate cake and a pint of milk in the fridge! Very thoughtful and appreciated. The cottage had everything we needed and we were made very welcome. Somewhere we would go again and recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike and Chris, So glad Sweet Rose delivered for you both. The goodies are a little thank you for choosing us but also an acknowledgement that, after a reasonable drive, no one wants to go out straight away shopping and, even in a one bedroom, one should have some luxuries and all that is needed - I know the slipper bath was a hit. Living here 20 years we know the area very well and the gems around to enjoy, so pleased you found the information folders as you put it 'the most comprehensive we have seen' - nothing worse coming away and then not knowing what to do or see. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and see you again soon. Kind regards, Martin & Kim
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  • 2 of 5

The property was very disappointing from beginning not as we expected at all. Our stay was for 7 nights but we left after 3 due to lack of space and general condition of property it was more than season weary. We did enjoy going to local beaches and sightseeing very good weather. Would not recommend this particular property but others seemed happy with thiers in the other barn conversions.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Keith As I said in my email I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Sweet Rose, being a property for a couple and/or with infant, is not as big as our other properties. It is however as shown on the website and has been very successful in its 8 years as 5* reviews show on this website and others. I did speak to Debra on the Monday when checking how things were going and she realised that she needed a 2-bedroom property in the future, being used to her large shed at the bottom of the garden and having a bouncy 9 month old boxer in tow. She did say, if the weather turned for the worse, you would look at leaving, so I was surprised when you simply texted me, having left, stating that you had left due to the cleanliness of the cottage, with no mention of Debra’s comments. We checked the cottage, as we consistently get top grades for cleanliness and would have been horrified if anything was wrong. We couldn’t find anything apart from a cobweb behind the settee, which had been moved from its walled position. We did apologise for that in the email and said we had put in place a plan to have that area checked on top of the normal spring and autumn maintenance times. In our welcome letter with the cake and wine, we do say, under housekeeping, ‘whilst we aim that all is fine, if a bulb goes or an issue arises, please speak to one of us’ – we would have cleared the cobweb behind the settee immediately. I did feel sorry for Debra and would have moved you into one of our 2-bedroom cottages as we strive to give our guests a great stay and help in any way, but as you say, they were full of other guests enjoying their stays. Ironically Honeysuckle, our 2-bedroom had a couple in it, wanting the extra space they are used to at home, and paying for it. One of the reasons for our success over the years has been the ability to offer different choices for different needs – some love the cuteness and comfort of Sweet Rose and the attractive price, whilst others want the same comfort but more space than a one bedroom can offer. But I am afraid that we felt that we couldn’t give any refund that you were looking for since Sweet Rose is as advertised and we trust our guests to check its suitableness for their situation. Kind regards, Martin and Kim
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Beautiful place in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place with lovely hosts and a beautiful location

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just like us all those years ago, you fell in love with the area and the cottages. It was lovely having you both stay Lorraine.Thank you for your kind words about us and see you soon. All the best, Martin and Kim
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Fantastic holiday in a stunning barn with wonderful coastal walks nearby.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous barn and gardens close to magnificent coastal walls and photographic opportunities.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear you had a fantastic stay with us in Sweet Rose and really loved the fabulous coastal walks nearby, whilst also taking advantage of the odd eatery for sustenance! Charlie certainly got his 4 legs walking; such a lovely dog. We know the gardens are a hit to relax, with a well earned glass in hand on a sun lounger after a long walk! Thank you for taking the time to write a review; so helpful to know we are hitting the mark. See you again soon. Martin and Kim
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Quaint,clean and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant hosts,everything you need nearby,shops pub and takeaways,good transport links to local attractions.

Thanks martin and kim

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vince and Michelle So glad you loved Sweet Rose and found the area such a picture. Babbacombe and The Cary Arms is certainly a top spot for a birthday lunch, right next to the sea and a favourite. For those whom like to leave the car and explore, the bus service certainly covers all guests typically want to see on The English Riviera and does offers great value. Thank you, as always, for taking the time to write a review and see you again soon. Martin and Kim
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Prince of Orange
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Torquay Gof Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Within a 5 mile radius you can access over 10 beaches from secluded coves to long stretches of sand (nearest within 0.5mile)! Guest folder has details. Nearby Maidencombe (16th Century Thatched Tavern); Watcombe Cove; Oddicombe with historic tram and chef pub of the year (Cary Arms); Meadfoot with woodland behind; Ness Beach (via smugglers cove); Torre Abbey (awarded best sand for sand castles in UK); Preston (with beach huts), Paignton (Pier), Goodrington (waterpark) and Broadsands. Wonderful!


By air - The nearest airports are Exeter (22 miles), Plymouth (38 miles), Bristol (100 miles).

By sea - Cherbourg , Santander and St. Malo reached by sea ferry crossings to and from Plymouth. A transfer by coach, bus, train or taxi will be necessary.

By train - Trains to Newton Abbott or Torquay from all over the country with a short taxi ride.

By car - Torquay is 100 miles from Bristol, 184 miles from Birmingham and 217 miles from London.

Owner can help with taxis. Car hire not necessary.


Local shops within 200yds: off-licence, Tesco, Coop, post office, cash points, bakers, fish and chips, Chinese, and pharmacy. Numerous shops, restaurants, attractions within 0-10 minutes by car. Exeter is 20 minutes drive. Totnes and Dartmoor are within 30 minutes. There is a good local bus service (50yds to nearest stop). Two train stations within 10 minute drive.

Further Details:

If travelling with infants, one doesn't want to travel too far to entertain them! Two local beaches are within a few minutes; cinema, ten pin bowling, under ground caves, coastal zoo, in door play zones, golf, squash, tennis, in door wave pool are within 10 minutes; and if you go up to 30 minutes you find water park, adventure parks, another zoo and Dartmoor. Whether sun, rain or shine, something to entertain, never mind your relaxing base!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Booking Notes:
The changeover times are 4pm on arrival and 10am on departure. To make a secure booking, a 25% deposit is necessary. The remaining balance is then due 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
The changeover times are 4pm on arrival and 10am on departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for full weeks.
Discounts are available for shorter breaks such as 35% for 3 nights or 20% for 4 nights. For other duration please contact.
For two week stays the second week gains a 10% reduction.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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