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Cottage 1m from Brixham yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle .

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

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 Brixham

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 Hams District

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.


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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the best finds ever. A true home from home. We came home after 10 days, completely rested, and have instantly re-booked for next year. So much to do in the area. Cottage comes with everything that you could ever possibly need. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed staying at our Cottage, and look forward to your visit next year.
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Stunning area & lovely accommodation

  • 4 of 5

The area is stunning & the cottage matches this. Lovely walks, with plenty to do & see. Very impressed with the children’s pirate room with plenty of games to amuse the children. Cobblestones bit difficult & staircases steep. Beds very comfortable, things very well thought out. Would recommend

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here. Truly is a "Home from Home". We are back there again in six weeks time. Great cottage, in a fantastic area for sightseeing, fishing, walking.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 5 night stay in this wonderful little cottage and we found it perfectly placed to visit all the attractions of south Devon.

Everything we could need and more was provided for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

It was quiet and relaxing, just what we needed.

Thank you,

Peter and Liz Harrison.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely family holiday in Brixham and the cottage was a great home away from home. There’s everything you would need, and of our son was older he would have loved the attic room! The weather was a bit hit and miss but the gas fireplace was great to come home to. All in all, a great cottage and would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great base to stay

  • 4 of 5

Autumn Rose cottage is a really great place to be based to access walks and visiting other places of interest. It's all within easy travelling distance. The cottage had all we needed for a 10 day stay over Xmas and New Year, even a Xmas tree and decorations. Thank you also for the mulled wine - came in handy. Went to the Churston Manor for a few drinks, but did not eat there - great atmosphere and rather quirky. Ate at Weary Ploughmans - great food.

The kitchen is very snug but had all what is needed, bathroom is a good size but shower was not as hot as we would have preferred, but that is just our preference. Also note that in winter it is rather dark and lights are needed on all the time. Had no trouble with parking outside. No noise -really quiet, so slept like a log. We enjoyed our Xmas stay - thank you

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Churston Court
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Kingswear to Dartmouth
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Churston Golf/Cayman Golf
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
27 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Churston Court/Weary Ploughman
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Elberry cove
Car: not necessary


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


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.


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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Brixham, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

5th Guest £25
Pet Fee £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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