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

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

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 4.763158 based on 39 reviews

Amazing little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Sweet Rose cottage and we couldn't of been happier with our stay. We were attracted by sweet rose as it was dog friendly.

The cottage is lovely and there was plenty of space for the two of us and room for a crate for our puppy in the living room space. The bath is amazing and nice for a long soak after long costal walks.

When we arrived we had wine, milk and cake waiting for us, which was lovely after a long journey. In the cottage there were lots of information to provide us where to go out for the day.

The cottage was lovely and clean and the kitchen had a good cooker and microwave if you want to stay in and cook.

Near to the cottage are lovely walks and pubs.

We really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be booking to come again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always aim to make a holiday special for our guests, appreciating they choose us against others. Ingredients make any meal gorgeous and we figure its the same for a holiday; hence the extras on arrival, the luxury bath, fully fitted kitchen and amenities even for a one bedroom cottage as well as our own in depth information that help guide guests to the various gems we know in the area, whatever their desire. Whilst guests gain, we do also as we meet lovely people and sometimes their pooches in tow - 'Stanley' was a star. Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write a review - it means a lot to see we are providing what we strive to do - happy guests, whom would recommend and come again. See you again soon. Kind regards, Martin and Kim
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Beautiful, relaxing place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We were warmly greeted by Martin and shown to the Sweet Rose which was even better than the photos we'd viewed. From start to finish we had a relaxing and enjoyable 3 day break, luckily we got to walk along the beach at Torquay in mid February as the weather was sunny.

We would highly recommend the Sweet Rose to anyone, thanks again for providing this wonderful home for our short break.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The benefit of coming to The English Riviera with its warm climate! Even we haven't believed with the daffs out since mid January. So pleased you had an even better time than expected - we'll have to update the pics. We have always aimed to provide a relaxing, warm home to stay with a touch or two of luxury for that special time away. Thank you for choosing our Sweet Rose and for taking the time to write your comments. All the best, Martin and Kim
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Excellent and quaint

  • 5 of 5

We had an fantastic honeymoon in this quaint and loveable cottage. It had everything we needed and was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aimed to make Sweet Rose very comfortable and cosy for all special occasions and it was a pleasure to have you and Neil stay with us for yours - the honeymoon no less! So pleased you got the relaxing and romantic stay you were looking for and thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts on us. Hope to see you again for an anniversary. Kind regards, Martin and Kim
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We loved the little cottage the owners have thought of everything and it very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We arrived with three small dogs and anyone knows that has dogs holiday accommodation is often Devon class when booking with dogs.

Wow this place is not Devon class BUT first class all the way, it is fantastic the finish is perfect the cottage has everything you need and it’s lovely.

The owners go that extra mile we arrived to a lovely warm welcome and some welcoming treats even for the dogs!!

I have to comment on the dog side of things as this is a perfect place to take your pets with it’s fully enclosed garden and surrounded by beautiful walks. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having dogs ourselves, we've never thought they should have less. Our guests over the years have been marvellous in looking after Sweet Rose and keeping her 1st class as you put it (thank you) and why we can continue to welcome our four legged friends, without charge. We love to spoil our guests, whether two legged or four! Holidays are so important and we are grateful for all who book with us as they could go elsewhere. Can't argue about the beauty and walks - one of the reason we came for a holiday and moved! Happy Christmas and see you again in the new year. Kind regards, Martin and Kim
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Nice and cosy

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our long weekend in this lovely cosy and warm cottage

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whilst the weather is cooling, the sun was still shining - you did so well and glad you enjoyed your walks and coming back to our cosy Sweet Rose. Thank you for your positive input and comments; feedback from our lovely guests is always welcome, especially when the ideas can enhance stays even further. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and hope to see you again in 2018! Best wishes, Martin & Kim
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  • 5 of 5

We loved it and will be returning if we can.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you both enjoyed your time away with us in Sweet Rose and that Blossom loved her tasty doggy treats; she was so sweet. I know the area is a real hit for our four-legged friends, never mind the two-legged ones, and always, after a long day of walks and sight seeing, relaxing and coming back to a cosy home. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Looking forward to welcoming you back with the extended family. Kind regards, 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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