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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:
August 15, 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 4.821429 based on 29 reviews

Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We came for a relaxing retreat with our dog Roxy, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Sweet Rose turned out to be a fantastic getaway and a perfect base to explore Devon. Thank you for making our stay exactly what we wanted- secluded, peaceful and when needed, adventurous

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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A relaxing place where you can leave "normal life" at the front door

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a couple or solo with the dogs, clean and comprehensively equipped

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you got the relaxation you needed - as you said when leaving, the bath is a hit with a long soak after the great walks along the coast path. Your pooches were just lovely and glad they enjoyed their treats. Thank you for taking the time to write the review and we look forward to your return one day. Kind regards, Martin and Kim
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Perfect family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed At sweet rose for our honeymoon and had an absolutely brilliant time! Our 2 year old son came on holiday with us and there were so many things to do locally! The cottage was also perfect for children with gates on the top and bottom of the stairs and a nice big bath to clean them in after getting sandy at the beach! Martin and his wife were very friendly and welcoming and I would definetly recommend sweet rose!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure having you all come and stay on your special occasion. Your boy is a real character and doesn't surprise me he loved the crabbing and beaches. As you know we came for a family holiday and then ended up moving with so much to do and in such a beautiful area for kids never mind the adults! Thank you so much for your kind words. Kim and I look forward to your return on an anniversary!
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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

Torquay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 64
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 65
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 66
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 67
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 68
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 69
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 70
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 71
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 72
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 8 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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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