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Cottage 1 mile from Brixham yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Dec-2016
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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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

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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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15 Reviews

4.9
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

This is such an amazingly relaxed cottage to be in. It feels like everything has been thought of with care for those visiting. We loved lounging around in front of the fire on the cosy slouchy sofas and the cottage was always warm and welcoming coming in from a day out. We really didn't want to leave. it was just gorgeous!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

excellent cottage, with an outstanding library

  • 5 of 5

A very excellent cottage, very comfortable and well equipped. The location is just outside Brixham so the major attractions are within easy reach.

It was clean and well presented, a real home from home. Just be aware the smallest bedroom is really in the loft, so limited headroom and single collapsible bed. It's more a children play room than bed room.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage, it has everything you need. We had not been to Brixham for about 15 years and it was our 8 year old daughters first trip. Everything was available down to the Crabbing Nets which went down great with my daughter.Would recommend this property to my relatives and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katrina we are so pleased you enjoyed Autumn Rose Cottage and Brixham. It was always our objective to make the cottage appealing for children, with indoor and outdoor equipment and activities for we remember when away on holiday (Happy Children, Happy Parents)
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5

Cosy and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely cottage for a week with our teenage daughters. We felt very welcome the moment we walked in with a lovely hospitality tray on the table and Easter eggs on the children's beds. The cottage was lovely and clean equipped with everything you could possibly need and lots of useful information about the local area. Fabulous range of books and DVDs to keep everyone happy. my daughter read one of Abigail's books and enjoyed that and I started (but ran out time to finish) a German copy. The courtyard was super in the afternoon sun for eating dinner and enjoying a glass of wine. There is plenty to do in the area and its an easy walk into Brixham or to the nearest beach. Sharpham vineyard was worth a visit and there is a short but lovely walk round the vines. Sit by the river and enjoy the view. We also enjoyed the wine.

My daughters loved the 'captains loft' and spent a lot of time up there relaxing.

I would not hesitate to recommend Autumn Rose Cottage to anyone. Great for relaxing, walking and visiting attractions in Devon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara we are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and all it has to offer. The area has so much to offer and you definitely found a real gem in Sharpham Vineyard along with the nearby town of Totnes with its rich history and Elizabethan market on every Tuesday. Hope to see you again soon and maybe you can finish that book. :)
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

If you want a cottage that has everything, I mean everything then come here, a absolute lovely place in a ideal place and I have to say owners that Know how to look after their guests, went in Dec 2014 love it going back this April cannot recommend higher. even the dogs want to write a review

Paul from Bristol

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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5

Excellent short break

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 nights here. Had a wonderful time. A beautiful cosy warm cottage greeted us full of lovely Christmas decorations. The cottage was very clean and there was even a pint of milk in the fridge ready for us on arrival! Marvellous coastal walks - just what we needed. Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 27 Miles Nearest Barpub : Churston Court at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Kingswear to Dartmouth at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Churston Golf/Cayman Golf at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Paignton at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 27 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Churston Court/Weary Ploughman at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Elberry cove at 1 Miles Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Within walking distance from the village are Churston Woods which will take you to the quiet beaches of Elberry, Churston and Fishcombe. A 5 min drive to popular beaches, traditional bucket and spade seaside sands, with rockpooling too, ideal for families.

Brixham harbour is a mile away offering boat trips, crabbing from the breakwater an outdoor sea water pool, and a replica Golden Hind. The River Dart and Dartmouth are 3 miles by car or steam train, as are the towns of Paignton & Torquay

Travel:

Nearest airport Exeter 27 miles away. which easily connects to the mainline station in Exeter.

Plymouth to Roscoff ferry 28 miles away.

Nearest mainline Railway station (Paignton) 4 miles from property.

Public transport readily available from nearby the property, linking to all major destinations.

Distances:

In the immediate vicinity , are for ramblers the South West Coastal Path and Berry Head Nature reserve. Or Brixham 1 mile where over 100 boats land and sell their catch at the local fish market on the quayside A viewing platform allows visitors a unique opportunity to watch the comings and goings of the fleet. The nearby town of Dartmouth offers a Paddle Steamer along the River Dart.

Torquay is 3 miles awaywith a fabulous model village and Kents caves and caverns

Dartmoor(20 miles.)

Further Details:

The fabulous local Inn within 10 mins walking distance is the 12th century Churston Court with a medieval interior serving A La Carte and a Bar menu, with pleasant beer gardens. There is also The Weary Ploughman Inn adjacent to the steam railway serving good bar food. The farm shop selling local produce is just a 10 min walk with a cafe and play area (dogs are welcome too).

Nearby the vintage bus known as the bone shaker can take you to Greenway House the former home of Agatha Christie, and perhaps return by boat or steam train.

Around Brixham quay there are numerous restaurants serving the days catch, as well as pubs and shops, creating a wonderful vibrant atmosphere in this classic English fishing port. Also of note is the Berry Head Hotel in a most stunning location with views across Torbay. Serving bar food and A La Carte, this was built as a military hospital in the Napoleaonic wars and was also the former home of Rev Lyte who wrote the well known hymn (Abide with me). Brixham has a Pirate day which takes place weekly throughout the season - Dress up, a must for family fun, or test your nerves with the Ghost Walk players- visiting infamous locations throughout the town.

A short walk to the bus stop will take you to Paignton and Torquay where connections can be made to the historic cities of Plymouth and Exeter and the Elizabethan towns of Totnes or Dartmouth with lots of individual niche shops.

Between Brixham and Torquay is the idyllic village of Cockington with its thatched cottages, apparently the most photographed village in the UK. Take a ride around the village on the horse and carriage finising at the traditional tea gardens for a cream tea.

An hours drive will take you to rugged Dartmoor, ideal for walking, picnics and letter-boxing, or maybe visit Princetown and the infamous Dartmoor Prison Museum.

Brixham provides the nearest chemist, doctors, and dentist. The town has a number of high street banks and two small supermarkets.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid
6 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£295
for 3 nights
From
£90
£425
 
 
Mud
1 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£295
for 3 nights
From
£90
£485
 
 
Rate 7
23 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£675
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£175
for 2 nights
From
£75
£350
 

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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Facilities

From the Owner

It is important for me to have the benefits of all modern amenities, such as WiFi and Ipod docking, although still enjoy the quiet location. 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

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • 1 BATHROOM - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over pedestal basin and wc. Heated towel rail

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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 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

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 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.

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