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Cottage 1 m from Brixham yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle 10% off May

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Autumn Rose Cottage in Churston Village Nr. Brixham, South Devon - Rural village Location, Parking, Near to coastal path, Pet friendly, Wi-Fi

The property is approached via an original cobbled pathway with shared access with neighbouring cottage. It is furnished and equipped to a high standard. Outside is an enclosed pleasant, sunny courtyard garden.

What we have here is not a functional holiday property but rather more a home from home quality, with a relaxing ambience making it perfect for romantic breaks or equally suited to family holidays. Maybe grab a book from the extensive selection of books on the shelves and sit around the fire on those winter days. There is on road parking in front of the property which is readily available. Downstairs comprises of a large dining lounge with ceiling beams and a flagstone floor with a lovely open flame gas fire within a large natural stone fireplace. The kitchen has a cottage feel with all modern amenities. The pretty main bedroom has its original fireplace and both bedrooms have rural views. The cottage has a family friendly feel with many activities, books, board games and puzzles, although still a perfect bolthole for couples too. The village has a stunning 12th Century Inn serving excellent food, perhaps then walk off your lunch with a walk in the nearby Churston woods which amble through to Churston Cove. It is also possible to enjoy many of the local attractions by public transport.

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Wendy Gibbs
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2017

About Wendy Gibbs

Hi. Thank you for taking an interest in Autumn Rose.

My name is Abigail Gibbs. I am twenty years old and I am currently a finalist reading English Language and Literature at Oxford University. I spend some of my vacations writing here, its where I can enjoy the peace and quiet and solitude required to pen that next chapter. My first book The Dark Heroine was published in 2012 by Harper Collins after being spotted on an internet writing site, where I already had a fan base emerging. When time permitted between studies, I completed my second book in the series, aptly named 'Autumn Rose'. which was launched in January 2014. I hope to continue my writing career following my graduation later this year.

Year property purchased: 2013

Wendy Gibbs purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Wendy Gibbs chose South Hams

I am very fortunate to have grown up with my 2 brothers in this beautiful area. Growing up by the sea is a recipe for an idyllic childhood and I enjoyed rowing on the river, sailing at sea, and hiking on the moors.

The reason I fell in love with this cottage in particular, it felt unspoilt and maintained a traditional cottage feel without being dark and dismal. My first viewing was in the winter and it was especially inviting and cosy and I knew immediately there was little point looking any further.. The location is convenient as I have yet to learn to drive, Brixham and the bus stop are so near to hand.

I also love walking and in no time at all you can be on the South West Coastal Path, a long trek and plenty of fresh air is perfect for plotting the next storyline.

What makes this cottage unique

In the summer I like to enjoy a glass of wine with my friends and family in the gardens of the amazing local 12th century Churston Court Inn. It is equally enjoyable in the winter in front of the huge open fire which never dies throughout the winter. The history is fascinating, it is said the Great train robber Bruce Reynolds evaded arrest whilst hiding here, plus Agatha Christie penned another of her crime novels on one of her many stopovers.

The cottage is well equipped for children, so they won't be bored. I cherish memories of holidays where quality time was spent with my parents, sometimes just enjoying the simplest pleasures

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had such a lovely week enhanced by this beautiful cottage. It has everything you could possibly want and we have loved it.
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brixham in South Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 BATHROOM - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over pedestal basin and wc. Heated towel rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 + 1 (Z bed in loft room or 4ft Sofa Bed) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed bedroom 2 with adult size bunk beds Extra space suited for family of 5 providing a further bed in small loft room (children aged between 5 to teenagers) Sofa Bed in the lounge optional Z Bed in a nautical themed 'Captains Cabin' loft room. Quirky space suitable for children/teenagers. Access from bedroom 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Traditional cottage, providing a warm, cosy and relaxing environment creating an ideal getaway for couples. Central heating throughout, open flame gas fire within a stone fireplace. Superb local Inn. Great for coastal and country walks. Very appealing to children with a selection of activities, books, puzzles, board games, and nautical themed quirky loft room. (Great fun for children or a chill out area for teenagers. Pets need a holiday too, one/two small or medium dogs permitted. (surcharge applies) There is plenty to enjoy in the area for families and couples of all ages, being situated conveniently to access all attractions and beaches, yet tucked away from all of the hustle and bustle, therefore Autumn Rose offers the best of all worlds. Plenty of info on local events, restaurants, attractions & history available at this property. If the dates you require are not available please see our additional property in Brixham Please search Property No E18954 Outside: Small Cobblestone courtyard area with picnic bench and table. Sun umbrella. Barbecue. The sun is on this area in the afternoon through to the evening, so perfect for an outdoor barbecue and relaxing. To the rear of the arch is a further sheltered area suited to sunbathing if desired, with further table and chairs. Outside light. Washing line. Buckets and spades and crabbing lines available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are supplied. Change of bedding is offered for a 2 week booking.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)


beautiful cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cosy cottage for the long cold winter evenings. Away from the busy tourist traffic but close enough to use as a good base for sight seeing.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, and hope you will return to explore many more local attractions.
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Jackie and Les

  • 5 of 5

lovely cottage has every thing you need and more if you are thinking of a holiday in the Brixham area you cant go wrong with this cottage

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage, very clean and in a lovely location to either walk from to the beach or explore the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really happy with the cottage,it made for the perfect base to tour around the area....there are several really nice pubs close by with lovely food on offer(The Weary Ploughman and The Manor at Galmpton)

There's a very pleasant pathway down to Brixham which is about a mile walk.

The cottage is very well appointed and perfect for a family with up to 3 children and a dog of course,all in all i highly recommend the cottage and wouldn't hesitate to stay again next time we are in Devon.....

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay, and enjoyed the local pubs, we are definitely lucky to have a choice of three within walking distance.
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lovely cottage in a quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

Autumn rose is a very clean, nicely equipped cottage in a quiet village just outside brixham. all that would be required for a stay is provided so is ideal for familys. It is comfortable and has one of the best libraries in any cottage I have ever rented.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
23 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 10
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
5th Guest £25

Booking Notes:
Enquiries and bookings received by e-mail or telephone

£100 holding deposit required with booking and payment in full 1 month prior to stay. Cancellation up to one month before arrival date.

Pet Surcharge of £25 payable. (Up to 2 small/medium dogs welcome)

Please contact us if you would like to holiday with friends or family as we have other properties in the area.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeovers permitted
Short breaks where available low/mid season.
Property prepared by 3pm - vacate by 11am on day of departure.
Please contact us if you would like to holiday with friends or family as we have other properties in the area.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks welcome - alternative changeover days considered.
Returning visitors are offered a 10 % discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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