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Devon, England  (# 28692)
 Dartmouth, Devon - fantastic panoramic views
  VacationsFRBO Devon Vacation Rentals Property ID 28692 Rose Cottage  

Major City: Dartmouth
Distance: <1 mi

Type:   Cottage
Area: Waterview

Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
Baths: 1
Size: Sq Ft

Internet: Yes
Pets OK: No
Pool: No
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: Yes
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: No

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Panoramic view from garden and all rooms

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Name: Jill

Phone: 01273304010

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VacationsFRBO Listing Since: 2007-07-12

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Rose Cottage, Dartmouth - 2 bedroom sleeps 4, affords truly
spectacular panoramic views over the River Dart, Dartmouth, Dart
estuary, Darthaven Marina, the Britannia Royal Naval College and
upstream towards Dittisham. The stone cottage was built in 1880 in
a sought after position, it has private access to Ridley Hill.

Peace and quiet - no road noise what so ever!

Outside there is a patio with a feature anchor table and chairs that
enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views and the sun from morning to
sunset! The Devon holiday cottage garden also has a second
sheltered sun terrace within the front garden, this also enjoys
fantastic panoramic views of Dartmouth and the Dart estuary. A
great location on the sunny English Riviera.

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 this year.

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.

Our holiday cottage rental charges and Booking Form can be found in
our Menu, please phone, or email us if you have any questions, or
wish to make a reservation.

Rose Cottage is a river front Dartmouth holiday cottage which is
approached via 53 illuminated steps, with handrail, down from Ridley
Hill to Woodland Terrace. Most houses in Dartmouth are serviced by
a set of steps, but most holiday cottage owners don`t tell you the
exact number, we do!

Rose Cottage is the personal Devon holiday home of its owner, it has
been superbly refurbished. It sleeps 4 people and is a great
location for boating, beach, walking and relaxing holidays, or those
wishing to explore Devon, Dartmoor and Cornwall. Rose Cottage is a
Devon self catering holiday home which gives you a great base to
explore Devon, Cornwall, Dartmoor, the coast and beaches. Their are
a considerable number of past times to enjoy such as sailing,
beaches, swimming, golf, fishing, walking, National Trust houses and
gardens, etc.

We have installed a free use 512k Broadband connection to enable you
access to the web, deal with your emails, play games, etc all you
have to do is bring your computer and modem, etc with you. A
monitor and keyboard is also available in Rose Cottage for you to
use with your computer, modem and cables. Please tell us if you are
going to use it so that we can give you the set up details.



LOUNGE - Image in photo gallery

The Lounge / Dining Room is spacious and enjoys spectacular
panoramic views over the River Dart, Dartmouth, Dart estuary,
Darthaven Marina, the Britannia Royal Naval College and upstream
towards Dittisham, Devon, through full length patio doors.

There is an exposed granite chimney breast with an enclosed modern
multifuel cast iron fire, a storage heater and electric fire.

The Devon self catering cottage has a 3 piece suite, 2 foot stools,
colour television, VHS video recorder, DVD player, CD music system,
free use Broadband 512k connection, dining table & 4 chairs. The
Digital TV signal is obtainable so please bring your Freeview box
and cables with you.

We have provided details of visitor attractions for your enjoyment
and a Welcome Book so that you have all the information that you

KITCHEN - Image in photo gallery

The kitchen also enjoys wonderful views of Dartmouth and the river
Dart estuary, it enables you to enjoy your Devon self catering
holiday cottage. It has a range of modern cupboards and electric
four ring ceramic hob, fan oven, dishwasher, fridge with freezer
compartment, microwave, sink, cupboards, cutlery, crockery, iron,
ironing board, First Aid Kit, etc. Refurbished this year.

BEDROOM 1 - Image in photo gallery

The main bedroom also has stunning views of the river Dart Estuary,
Above Town, Harbour, New Angel and Dartmouth. It has a double size
bed, double mirror door wardrobe and storage heater. Radio alarm
clock and bedside lights. A hair dryer, full length mirror and
magnifying make up mirror is also available.

BEDROOM 2 - Image in photo gallery

The second bedroom has great views over the river Dart Estuary,
Harbour and Dartmouth, Devon. It has two single beds, radio alarm
clock, wardrobe, full length mirror, make up mirror, bedside
cabinet, radio alarm clock, storage heater and bedside lights.

SHOWER ROOM - Image in photo gallery

The shower room also has great views over the river Dart Estuary,
harbour and Dartmouth, Devon. It has a large shower cubicle with
electric 10.5Kw shower, toilet, sink, electric fan heater, moisture
controlled ventilation fan, shaver socket, full length mirror,
shaving mirror and immersion heater.

Outside there is a patio with a feature anchor table and 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, this also enjoys fantastic panoramic views
of Dartmouth, Bayards Cove, river front, harbour and the river Dart
estuary, Devon. The whole family can enjoy their holiday in this
peaceful location.

A feature of the patio is an old ship`s anchor that has been made
into a table with attached lanterns, as shown in the photograph
above, which is a wonderful location to enjoy a drink and the
panoramic river views of Dartmouth and the harbour. We also have a
BBQ on the terrace so that you can relax and enjoy a meal, a drink
and the wonderful view! This photograph does not do the view
justice as we do not have a wide angle lens that takes in all of the
fantastic views.

Steps lead down through a terraced garden to the lower sun terrace
enclosed by a low wall and raised flower beds, a rotary washing line
is situated on the lower terrace. The bottom terrace enjoys the
early morning sun. Both patio and sun terrace are perfect areas for
entertaining and enjoying the outstanding panoramic river Dart
estuary views of sailing boats and Dartmouth, Devon. The sun shines
on our terrace from breakfast to sunset!

Car Parking
Easy parking at the top of the steps on Ridley Hill road, or in the
Kingswear village car park, Darthaven Marina.

As we are situated at the top of the village we do not suffer from
the through traffic using the ferries, or visitor parking problems
that are associated with other parts of Dartmouth!

Rose Cottage "framed" from Dartmouth, Devon, ferry in the foreground

Via 53 illuminated steps down from Ridley Hill Road, Kingswear,
Dartmouth, Devon. Most houses in Dartmouth are serviced by a set of
steps, but most holiday cottage owners don`t tell you the exact
number, we do!




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 marina, Darthaven, Devon .

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 and Torquay.

A great steam train service runs between Torquay, Paignton and
Kingswear with aother 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. The steam trains
run from Easter to October inclusive.

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.

Broadband has now reached Kingswear so we have installed a free use
512k connection which you can use for emails, games, surfing the
web, etc - all you have to do is bring you computer, modem and other
associated equipment with you.


The Royal Dart pub is getting a complete refurbishment and will have
new bars and restaurant. Bar snacks & traditional `pub grub` will be
served in the bar, along with top quality food in the restaurant.
Usual pub grub fare
The Steam Packet offers bar meals eat in, or takeaway
Zannes breakfast bar and bistro on Fore Street cooks the best food
from fry ups to fish and chips in Kingswear
The Dart, the Ship Inn and the Royal Dart Yacht Club all serve food.

The Royal Dart pub is getting a complete refurbishment and will have
new bars and restaurant.
Ship Inn - quiz nights out of season, Royal Dart Bar and the
Steampacket Inn, best for meeting the locals
In addition to The Ship Inn and The Dart there is also the Steam
Packet. All nice pubs. The Ship Inn is the only one with a beer
terrace though.
Clubs (Dance Music)

Oh come on, this is a small sleepy Devon village.
Music Venues

The Steam Packet offers music most Saturdays and are well attended

Torquay has the nearest multiplex cinema, but Dartmouth does have a
great Art Centre called The Flavel which is situated by the car park
and offers a great range of films and entertainment.


Dartmouth is situated at the wide mouth of the River Dart the town
rises up the hills.

The large modern marina has meant up-market shops being introduced,
but the town`s history is never far away. It has a very large range
of restaurants, public houses and small specialist shops as well as
the major chains. The range of restaurants is considerable so their
is no need to ever cook in your vacation rental home.

Market on Tuesdays and Fridays. The river front gives good views and
you can book river trips to Totnes, Dittisham, etc. The castle at
the entrance to the river is a popular walk, about one mile.

The Mayflower left here for America in 1620, an event recorded on a
stone. The town has a proud naval history, and is the home of the
Britannia Royal Navy College, Devon which can be seen from your
holiday cottage.

Well known for its impressive firework display at the end of Regatta
Week, the last week in August. This is the busiest week of the year
so it is essential that you book your holiday accommodation early.

Dartmouth, Devon is a great location for a family holiday as their
are attractions to meet every need, you can enjoy a weekend break or
stay a week or more in the west country.

A national newspaper stated that there were only two places to be at
New Year, either Times Square, New York or Dartmouth. This is
because everyone dresses up in fancy dress at New Year and people
come from all over the country to have a good time without any

The Flavel Art Centre has a great programme of films, theatre,
exhibitions, etc - it is essential that you look at the programme.
The Flavel Art Centre is situated next to the Mayors Car Park and
offers a Bistro and library facility.

Crab fishing - if you have young children you must buy a "hand line"
and fish for crabs anywhere along the river bank. It is the
cheapest pastime known to man and your children will remember it for
the rest of their lives. It is not cruel as the crab is not hooked,
please return all crabs into the river!


The New Angel 01803 839425 - Michelin starred Chef John Burton
Race and his family have moved to Devon to take over the famous
Carved Angel restaurant in Dartmouth, Devon. Renamed The New Angel,
the restaurant has been designed by John Burton Race and his wife to
create a warm, relaxed atmosphere without the formality of old
fashioned dining rooms. Here, all members of the family (except
dogs!) can enjoy a meal in an unpretentious environment. We have
eaten there several times and think that its great, as did Michelin
who awarded it a Michelin star.

There are no fixed price menus at The New Angel, just individually
priced dishes. A simple lunch, a 3 course meal or just a bowl of
fresh mussels and a glass of white wine … the choice is yours. They
are even open from 8.30am for coffee, croissants and cooked

Fish is brought in from the local day boats. Dishes are then
created from the fresh produce of the day, this ensures constantly
changing menus all year round. Last year John Burton Race and his
family starred the the Channel 4 television programme a Year in
France, this year they have been seen in Return of the Chef which
was filmed on location in Dartmouth and the surrounding countryside
and sea.

From each window of The New Angel you can see Rose Cottage as both
share a fantastic panoramic view of the river Dart estuary. Rose
Cottage, holiday cottage, however benefits from the sunshine as it
basks in it from breakfast to sunset, whilst the Dartmouth side of
the estuary is in shadow for most of the day.


The Castle Hotel, the Market House
Again, the bar at the Gunfield is good enough in it`s own right.
Many a holiday has been spent working my way along the long shelf of
Tequilas! Or there`s lots of Belgian beers, and the Green Geenie
also known as Absinthe is also found in this chilled out, cool vibes
The Cherub - great range of cask ales, bar snacks and restaurant
Royal Castle Dartmouth Arms - great food and drink, opposite The
No need to worry about drink and driving as you can walk to your
self catering holiday cottage from here, but try using the ferry
rather than swimming
Cafes and coffee shops

Cafe Al Fresco`s is brilliant, great coffee, great food and great
ambience, try one of their breakfasts.
Tazza Cafe Italian style coffee bar with expresso etc and light
snacks, Licensed.
Television filming location

Dartmouth is used as a filming location for a varied range of
television programmes and feature films they range from the Onedin
Line to the currently very popular such as Down to Earth and Return
of the Chef. The latter features John Burton Race in The New Angel
restaurant. You will often see UK and European TV and feature film
crews working in Dartmouth.


Dartmouth to Kingswear Ferry

Two vehicle/passenger and one passenger ferry link Kingswear with
Dartmouth and run throughout the day all year round. The ferry lets
you quickly reach the busy town of Dartmouth, Devon by either foot
or car, and return to your peaceful holiday cottage for all that is
best about self catering holiday accommodation in Dartmouth Devon.

The three ferry services are operated by three different companies,
each offers a heavily discounted book of tickets. We strongly
recommend that you buy a book of tickets.

Ferry Times

Lower Ferry Times (Weekdays and Saturdays)

Start from Dartmouth, Devon 07.00
Last ferry from Dartmouth, Devon 22.55
Last Ferry from Kingswear 22.45
Sunday - Start from Kingswear 08.00

Higher Ferry Times (Weekdays and Saturdays)

Start from Dartmouth, Devon (06.30 Weekdays and Saturdays)
Start from Dartmouth, Devon (08.00 Sunday)
Last ferry from Dartmouth, Devon Mon - Thurs & Sun -22.45 Fri & Sat -
Last ferry from Kingswear Mon - Thurs & Sun - 22.50 Fri & Sat -

Summer Service
Last Sunday in May for 16 weeks, 7 days a week, last ferry -

Dartmouth 23.45, Kingswear 23.50
Bank Holidays - Sunday service

Passenger Ferries (Weekdays including Saturday)

Starting from Dartmouth, Devon 07.00
Last Ferry from Dartmouth, Devon 23.10
Last Ferry from Kingswear, Devon 23.15
Sundays Starting from Dartmouth, Devon 09.00
Last Ferry from Dartmouth, Devon 23.10
Last Ferry from Kingswear, Devon 23.15

Places to visit

Start Bay, Devon

Blackpool Sands, Devon

The timeless South Hams, Devon west country heritage coastline
curves around the glittering expanse of Start Bay to the dramatic
promontory of Start Point, where you can visit the lighthouse and
meander spectacular cliff paths and enjoy the coastal views. Seals
sometimes laze on the rocks west of Start Point and seabirds of all
kinds nest in the craggy cliff crevices. Around the glorious sweep
of Start Bay you can laze on the beach at Blackpool Sands and watch
the waves lap over the sand, or visit the famous nature reserve at
Slapton Ley.


Britannia Royal Naval College and Dart Estuary from Rose Cottage,

Dartmouth, Devon is situated within a designated area of outstanding
natural beauty, approximately 34 miles from Exeter, 25 miles from
Plymouth, 13 miles from Totnes and 3 miles from Brixham in Torbay.
To the North, the land rises to the granite heights of Dartmoor,
Devon. To the East and South of the town, flows the River Dart,
which is navigable 8 miles to Totnes, Devon.

The climate is mild, being close to the southernmost point of the
county. Grapes flourish in the warm climate and are commercially
grown in the area. The town is fiercely proud of its history and
traditions and works very hard, as it has down the centuries, to
welcome visitors and make them feel at home. This isn`t always easy
as the care and conservation of the town has to be reconciled with
the needs of tourism, business and industry.

The population of Dartmouth, Devon showed little fluctuation between
the 1971/91 census. The 1971 census indicated a population of
5,700: in 1981 it was 5,250 - a decrease of 8%. The census in 1991
showed the population increasing again to 5,650 - an increase of
about 8%. Overall, then, between 1971 and 1991 there was a 1%
decrease in population, but the most recent figures indicate that,
in 1996, the estimated population of Dartmouth was 5,744.

Dartmouth has an attractive, compact shopping centre. During the
summer months the Park and Ride initiative (situated at Norton)
provides an efficient and effective means of parking for shopping,
sightseeing etc. while at the same time reducing town centre



Rental charges Part weeks during Low & Middle Season, or as a Last Minute booking Week commencing Sat 3pm To Week ending Sat 10am £ p.w. October 07 14 430 14 21 430 21 28 480 28 04 430 November 04 11 250 11 18 250 18 25 225 25 02 225 December 02 09 225 09 16 225 16 23 225 23 30 430 30 06 430 January 06 13 230 13 20 230 20 27 230 27 03 230 February 03 10 280 10 17 330 17 24 330 24 03 280 March 03 10 300 10 17 300 17 24 300 24 31 350 31 07 390 April 07 14 390 14 21 390 21 28 330 28 05 330 May 05 12 425 12 19 475 19 26 535 26 02 535 June 02 09 535 09 16 550 16 23 550 23 30 550 30 07 550 July 07 14 595 14 21 550 21 28 650 28 04 690 August 04 11 690 11 18 690 18 25 690 25 01 860 September 01 08 590 08 15 495 15 22 495 22 29 495 29 06 465 October 06 13 435 13 20 465 20 27 465 27 03 430 November 03 10 295 10 17 295 17 24 255 24 01 255 December 01 08 225 08 15 225 15 22 225 22 29 430 29 05 430


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