When the sun's out, you can open the stable door and enjoy the sea airRose Cottage


Logement entier

6 voyageurs

3 chambres

4 lits


Logement entier

6 voyageurs

3 chambres

4 lits

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À propos de ce logement

Rose Cottage is an old three story terrace house in the historic fishing town of Brixham, conveniently located within walking distance of Brixham’s best attractions.

This cosy cottage is full of character with quirky features and crooked stairs.


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Le logement
Salles de bain : 1
Chambres : 3
Lits : 4
Arrivée : À partir de 16:00
Départ : 11:00
Type de logement : Logement entier
Entrée dans les lieux autonome : Lockbox

Équipements

Prix
Voyageur supplémentaire : Sans frais
Frais de ménage : 36€
Caution : 121€
Tarif week-end : 115€ / nuit

Description

Rose Cottage is an old three story terrace house in the historic fishing town of Brixham, conveniently located within walking distance of Brixham’s best attractions.

This cosy cottage is full of character with quirky features and crooked stairs.

Situated in the conservation area of Brixham, Rose Cottage is roomy with plenty of storage. Completely renovated last year, it sleeps six people with two sunny double bedrooms, and a twin bedroom in the converted attic. Enjoy a walk in shower or a luxurious bath in the deep Victorian tub in the bathroom

From the dining room you can access a small terrace with barbecue. buckets and spades. It's a real suntrap, sheltered from the wind, with table and chairs for summer dining.

The dining room boasts a table that sits six people, and a fridge freezer tucked away. The entrance to the sitting room is through the stable door, which you can keep open and feel like part of the neighbourhood. Three sofas mean seats for everybody around a coffee table where you can play games or snack, or just read the Sunday newspapers.

The cottage is centrally heated and very cosy. No open fire as yet but we are working on it. The electric one flickers and supplements the heating.

The kitchen is small but perfectly formed with oven, microwave, toaster and extractor fan.

The attic bedroom is found through a little door and steep winding stairs. There is limited headroom under the eaves in this room, and more so on the stairs.

There is no parking outside the house, but you can access the town car park for a cheap overnight price, or drive past the church to Church Street where you can usually get a space or else Prospect Road or Station Hill, and walk down one of the steep stairs to Higher Street. You can stop outside Rose Cottage to unload or load but its a narrow road in the conservation area with double yellow lines! Outside the Manor Pub you can sometimes find a space.

For the duration of the booking, you can enjoy having the cottage entirely to yourself.

We do not live on site, but are available by phone, text and email. Any problems can be resolved with just a phone call. Our lovely housekeeper Jan and her husband can help with immediate household issues.

Wake up up to the sound of seagulls wheeling over the town. Trawler boats sounding horns as they head out to sea for a fresh catch of fish.

Brixham fish is big business. More than £20m worth is landed in the harbour each year and recently more than £24m was invested in the redevelopment of Brixham fish market. Seafood chef and local restaurateur Mitch Tonks sums it up nicely: "Brixham is the home of British fishing. This is the British mother port."

We are close to town, just five minute walk to the harbour a great place to sit and watch to water night or day. Totnes and Dartmouth are close by. It's a hard working Devon town with a fascinating history. There's a lovely walk along the harbour past the Marina to the Berry Head Hotel, and beyond that to Berry Head itself. The Guardian recently described Brixham as the 'Naples' of the English Riviera!

Brixham is at the far end of Torbay and is in the lee of Berry Head. This combined with the famous Brixham Breakwater ensures that Brixham is a sheltered port and a natural shelter. The beaches are found in coves, are secluded, less prone to overcrowding on busy periods and have more of a rocky coastline to explore. Rockpools, fishing and a quiet time can all be enjoyed by taking those extra few minutes to get to the beach.

In the Middle Ages, Brixham was the largest fishing port in the south west of England. In the 1890s, there were about 300 trawling vessels in Brixham, most individually owned. The trawlers can still be seen coming in and out of the harbour, followed by flocks of seagulls. The fish market is open to the public on two special days in the summer, when the finer points of catching and cooking fish are explained. The modern boats are diesel-driven, but several of the old sailing trawlers have been preserved.
William Prince of Orange (afterwards King William III of Great Britain & Ireland) landed in Brixham, with his mainly Dutch army, on 5 November 1688 during the Glorious Revolution, and issued his famous declaration "The Liberties of England and The Protestant Religion I Will Maintain".
Many local people still have Dutch surnames, being direct descendants of soldiers in that army. A road leading from the harbour up a steep hill, to where the Dutch made their camp, is still called Overgang, Dutch for 'passage' or 'crossing'.
30 April - 1 May The Brixham pirate festival takes place over the May Day bank holiday weekend. Gather on the quayside for a weekend of sea shanties, sword dancing and swashbuckling shenanigans. (email hidden)
18 June The quirky Brixham trawler race is a sight to behold – preferably from one of the quayside pubs. Skippers dress their boats with bunting and battle it out on a two-lap course around Torbay.
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10 September The aptly named Fishstock festival returns to Brixham for its third year. You'll find Britain's best-loved seafood dishes being prepared on the quayside, as well as cooking demos, entertainment for kids, local bands and a cabaret marquee.
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In summer the Cowtown carnival is held, a reminder of when Brixham was two separate communities with only a marshy lane to connect them. Cowtown was the area on top of the hill where the farmers lived, while a mile away in the harbour was Fishtown where the seamen lived. Cowtown, the St Mary's Square area, is on the road leaving Brixham to the south west, in the direction of Kingswear, upon which stands a church built on the site of a Saxon original. The town holds a yearly pirate event which competes for the title of most pirates in one place and this draws visitors from far and wide.
The coffin house reflects Brixham humour: it is coffin-shaped and when a father was asked for the hand in marriage of his daughter, he said he would 'see her in a coffin, before she wed'. The future son-in-law bought the coffin-shaped property, called it the Coffin House, and went back to the father and said 'Your wishes will be met, you will see your daughter in a coffin, the Coffin House'. Amazed by this, the father gave his blessing.
The street names reflect the town's history. Pump Street is where the village pump stood. Monksbridge was a bridge built by the monks of Totnes Priory. Lichfield Drive was the route that the dead (from the Old English 'lich' meaning a corpse) were taken for burial at St Mary’s churchyard. Salutation Mews, near the church, dates from when England was Catholic, and the salutation was to the Virgin Mary. Similarly, Laywell Road recalls Our Lady’s Well. The first building seen when coming into Brixham from Paignton is the old white-boarded Toll House where all travellers had to pay a fee to keep the roads repaired.
You can take a ferry to Torquay for two pounds, or walk to Berry Head and watch the fulmars wheel around the cliffs, and watch small boats sail up the coast.
The tower of All Saints' Church, founded in 1815, stands guard over the town. The composer of Abide With Me, Rev. Francis Lyte was a vicar at the church. He lived at Berry Head House, now a hotel, and when he was a very sick man, near to dying, he looked out from his garden as dusk fell over Torbay, and the words of that hymn came into his mind.

It has all amenities, co op chemists, charity shops, a fabulous Vinyl record shop the Cavern, and an amazing camera shop Miffsuds Photographic. For new, second hand and vintage cameras. Passport

BEACHES & COVES
Broadsands is within 2 miles of Brixham. It is one of the most extensive gently sloping beaches in the Bay, with lots of parking and all facilities. This beach can be reached by a short car journey or, by a walk along the South West coastal path. This also takes in Churston & Elberry cove and Broadsands headland and makes a great day out for the active! Further south around Berry Head, the beaches of the South Hams beckon, Man Sands, beautiful Blackpool sands and magnificent Slapton Sands, all worth a visit.
Man Sands
Breakwater Beach
Marys Bay
Fishcombe Cove Type - Sand / Shingle Access.
Churston Cove
Elberry
Broadsands Beach - Sand, gently shelving, excellent family beach

Admiral Swimming Centre -
Higher Ranscombe Road, TQ5 9HF 25M Indoor pool.

Shoalstone Open Air Pool
Brixham’s outdoor seawater swimming pool is one of only a few left in the country, with large open areas to relax in and enjoy the sun. There is also a small shingle beach adjacent to the pool. There is easy access with some parking at the back of the pool and a nice café with superb views across the bay.

Paignton Zoo.
Very good zoo located just off the A380 in Paignton.

Kents Cave –– Ilsham Road, Torquay, TQ1 2JF
Kents Cavern is one of the most important Palaeolithic caves in Northern Europe and the oldest recognisable human dwelling in Britain. It holds beautiful and spectacular geological formations and significant prehistoric finds, some ov(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) years old.
Living Coasts : Much more than just an aquarium, Torquay’s coastal zoo features a host of exhibits including local sea horses, cuttlefish, seals, & starfish as well as Penguin Beach.
Cockington Court & country Park, Set in an award-winning country park, managed by Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, a mile away from the seafront; Cockington Court is a historic manor house with over twenty craft studios, tea rooms, the Walled Art Garden, a Tudor rose garden, contemporary art gallery and a popular children’s play area.

Coleton Fishacre – Kingswear, nr. Brixham TQ6 0EQ Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the holiday home of the D'Oyly Carte family. Magical 12-hectare garden: viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds, and tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thrive in the moist and sheltered valley. This most evocative of holiday homes, built in the Arts & Crafts style, is imbued with 1920s' elegance. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms and music plays, echoing the family's Gilbert and Sullivan connections.
Brixham’s Heritage Museum The museum tells the story of Brixham. It covers life in the port from the Stone Age through to the present day with a strong nautical flavor.

Walking the South Coastal Path
Brixham to Babbacombe
Length
13.2 miles (21.2 km)
If you are expecting the walk through the English Riviera to be a trudge along pavements, you are in for a pleasant surprise. You may not actually spot any of the famous coral fossils of Hope’s Nose, but you cannot fail to notice the extraordinary geology along this stretch of coast. The Path passes around the limestone peninsula of Berry Head and wave cut platforms of red sandstone at Shoalstone into the thriving fishing port of Brixham where your walk begins. The hustle and bustle of Brixham’s port is soon left behind as you head through woodland and past some lovely beaches to emerge on the edge of Paignton.

The great thing about the cottage is that you can have a nice holiday without bringing a car. Although there is no train service into Brixham itself, you disembark at Paignton and cross the road to the bus station where you can catch regular buses to Brixham minutes away from Rose Cottage. There are connecting services from Paignton to most of this part of Devon, Totnes, Torquay the historic town of Dartmouth or the Kingswood Ferry, where you can get a ferry across the River Dart, or access a boat up to Totnes. the train also runs to Totnes, and you could get a bus from there to Paignton through the stunning scenery of West Hams.

As the stairs are narrow and steep Rose Cottage would not be suitable for people with mobility issues. There is only one bathroom and WC. This is outside the first double bedroom.

Being a seaside town, the seagulls can be noisy at night in spring when they are nesting.

Parking is not available outside the cottage as it is a very narrow street with double yellow lines. Approximately a five minute walk away in Upper Manor Road or Vicarage Hill you will usually find a spot which is free with no restrictions. This is just past All Saints Church. There is a town centre car park.


Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Ne convient pas aux animaux
Pas de fête ni de soirée
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait à partir de 16:00

This is a non-smoking home, but the terrace is the designated smoking area. Please dispose of butts and matches considerately.
Please look after our cottage, by clearing any rubbish, washing your plates and dishes, etc before you leave, and generally treating the house and contents with care and respect.
We regret that we have a no dog policy at Rose Cottage.
We would respectfully ask that our guests with young children do dispose of their own nappies somewhere other than in the cottage. As sometimes our housekeeper Jan cannot clean the day you leave, it is a bit unpleasant for her to not only be clearing normal rubbish, but soiled nappies as well.


Annulations

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Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant votre voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral, frais de service compris.


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Profil utilisateur de Lizzie
avril 2017
Beautiful cottage, central. Very clean with everything we could need, hosts were very accommodating.

Profil utilisateur de Sean
avril 2017
Very clean and comfortable Central great communication Had a great family break

Profil utilisateur de Charlotte
avril 2017
This is a wonderful cottage - perfectly equipped, spotlessly clean and an idyllic location. For those travelling with children note there is a high chair. The bedrooms are all very large with high quality duvets and pillows. The welcome pack was a lovely addition - the home made jam and biscuits all yummy. The house gets very warm and the heating and the fire are easy to control. We would return if we found ourselves in the area.

Profil utilisateur de Rosalind
février 2017
Cottage is very attractively furnished. We all had a very comfortabl