Rosemary Cottage



Key Information:
  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Short Breaks No
  • Dogs allowed Yes (£25 each per week)
  • Changeover day Saturday
  • Property Code ROSEM
  • Garden/Outside space
  • Secluded
  • Designated parking
  • Detached
  • Ground Floor Accommodation
  • Central heating
  • Open fire
  • Garden or outside space
  • Grounds
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Non smoking
  • Dogs permitted
  • Bathroom
  • Access statement available on request

Please note the following details refer to 2016. For 2017 details please contact the booking office.

Once a row of three tiny 300-year-old tin miner’s cottages, Rosemary Cottage is now a spacious, comfortable single storey dwelling retaining many attractive original features. Situated on Kit Hill, in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a world heritage site and one of the highest points in Cornwall, the cottage is within the owners’ quiet and secluded garden. Reached down a long private drive, the property enjoys glorious far reaching views from Dartmoor to Bodmin Moor and is perfect for those who want to explore Devon and Cornwall. There are miles of walking trails from the doorstep and both the moors are easily accessible by car as are many National Trust properties and gardens, golf courses and as well as The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project. Indeed all the main Cornish attractions and both coasts are within reasonable travelling distance from this most attractive, peaceful and unspoilt spot. A welcome pack including cream tea on arrival and fresh eggs and vegetables (when available) are provided by the owner and the cottage is supplied by its own spring water.

Previous guests' comments:

“Rosemary Cottage - a gem, so cosy and beautiful. Put together with so much thought with all the lovely features. A cottage with heart. We have enjoyed watching the changing weather over the landscape, listening to the hens clucking away, the log fire and so much more. We had hoped for a week of peace and tranquility - it has been perfect.”  David & Sue, Totnes.

“We have had a wonderful quiet week in your beautiful cottage. Thank you. The cream tea with your homemade apricot almond jam was delicious.”

"Highly recommend this cottage, hospitality was wonderful, every need catered for." May 2013.


Attractive beamed living room with feature stone hearth and open fireplace, single sofa-bed, armchairs, TV, video, DVD, stereo CD/tape player and plenty of books and games. Dining room with dining table to seat six. Two steps up into small kitchen with electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box. Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with owners). Double bedroom with 4ft 6in double bed. Twin bedroom with two 3ft single beds. Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC.


Private terrace with garden furniture and barbecue. The cottage is surrounded by woodlands with extensive walks and rides and guests are welcome to enjoy the owner’s smallholding of 17 acres with horses, sheep, goats, poultry, dogs and cats. Grazing and stabling for horses also available and there is plenty of off road riding through the adjacent forestry. Dog owners are allocated a meadow free from livestock.

Parking: Long private drive leads to a parking area with ample space available.


  • Included: Bed linen, hand towels (no bath towels except for overseas visitors), cot, high chair, baby bath, booster seat, ‘bedside’ for toddlers, logs, electricity and central heating (oil).
  • Pets: Up to 3 friendly dogs welcome. Various sizes of dog cages available on request.
  • Telephone: Not provided. Mobile reception mixed.
  • Local Facilities: Beaches along the South coast, 19 miles and North coast (Bude), 25 miles. Supermarket (Tesco), 2 miles. Village pub, 2 miles. Number of other good dining pubs and restaurants in villages within a 3 mile radius. National Trust properties and gardens at Cotehele, Lanhydrock, Buckland Abbey and Saltram, all within 30 minutes drive. Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor, within 30 minutes drive. Tavistock 9 miles. Launceston 10 miles. Plymouth 15 miles.


  • Follow the Callington Mural Trail around the town with paintings depicting life past and present in the area.

  • Golf lovers will enjoy a round at nearby St Mellion Golf Course set in 450 acres of stunning Cornish countryside.

  • For a fun family day out step back in time at Morwellham Quay, or for some retail therapy, visit the pannier market at Tavistock.

  • Dartmoor is literally on the doorstep from Callington, so cross the border into Devon for a fantastic day out.

East Cornwall

  • Relax in the grounds of Launceston Castle with your family and dog, and learn about the colourful history of this 13th century building.

  • Explore Bodmin moor: climb Cornwall’s highest peaks, meet the resident ponies, learn about the county’s 4000 year mining heritage and watch out for the elusive beast of the Bodmin!

  • Sailing, fishing, canoeing, having a cream tea or walking the dog; there are plenty of ways to enjoy the Tamar valley!

  • For an excellent range of watersports, try Harlyn Surf School who offer lessons in surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and coasteering on one of the UK's best family beaches.


  • With the sea on three sides, Cornwall is ideal for exploring the South West Coast Path. Enjoy dramatic cliffs, sleepy fishing villages, miles of sand and secluded coves.

  • Visit the North Cornwall coast to see surfers pit their wits against Mother Nature or take the plunge and book yourself in for a lesson!

  • Have fun with the family at The Eden Project or Monkey Sanctuary near Looe, wander the Lost Gardens of Heligan or enjoy the dramatic backdrop at the Minack Theatre.

  • Discover the history and mystery of the county, from stone circles and tin mines to the legendary tales of King Arthur and Merlin the wizard.

Property reviews for Rosemary Cottage

Rated 4.5/5 based on 12 reviews

Another item that would be very good for all the pet friendly cottages is if a dog crate is available for hire.

Lovely stay again in a lovely cottage very dog friendly beautiful surroundings

The woman I spoke to at the office was very friendly and helpful.

Lovely characterful cottage in a very peaceful spot with friendly, welcoming and hospitable owners. We really enjoyed our stay, despite the weather!

Our Dog Holiday

Had a wonderful week with my husband and two Airedale terriers at Rosemary Cottage Beautiful surroundings, our dogs loved the paddock they had to themselves and miss it .Bill and Eileen were the best hosts and would cater for anything you needed, we loved the fresh eggs and creamed tea on arrival and they even left the dogs some biscuits, definitely recommend anyone to stay especially if you have dogs as so dog friendly.

Rosemary Cottage was wonderful, the views from the dining area were spectacular! Our hosts were outstandingly considerate and welcoming. I'd recommend this cottage to anyone who loves peace and tranquility without needing to stay in an especially remote location.

Eileen and Bill are exemplar hosts; a truly delightful and lovely couple. If they can help they will but what is more important they do it willingly.

We loved our stay at Rosemary Cottage, and would definitely recommend it to friends. Bill and Eileen were wonderful, and helped make our stay really memorable.

We had a fantastic family holiday - spacious and well-appointed cottage in great central location with marvellous views. Highly recommended - and hosts are great too!

Highly recommend the cottage we stayed in, hospitality was wonderful, every need catered for.

The most relaxing holiday that my family has ever taken. Spectacular views and awesome owners. Bob

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