- Property code: HIGHRO
- Changeover day: Saturday
- Access statement available
- Parking (see description for details)
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
Higher Rose Cottage is a charming south facing cottage, furnished personally as a home in a tranquil part of the ancient Loddiswell village which is within an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has an open fireplace which makes it a cosy winter retreat, a good selection of local interest books plus novels, all contributing to create a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere in which to relax any time of the year. Nearby Kingsbridge offers a wide choice of shopping facilities with a good range of specialist shops and supermarkets on the outskirts of the town. The village has a friendly Inn, Post Office & general store and a 14th century Church all within easy walking distance. Loddiswell is surrounded by unspoilt rolling countryside with several interesting walks, one of the most notable being along the old Great Western Railway’s Primrose line following the river Avon, closed in 1963. A license can be obtained for fishing from the Post Office. The village is also within easy reach of the beautiful coastline, beaches and estuaries of the South Hams and Dartmoor National Park is only a 25 minutes drive away. There is also a source of refreshing natural spring water available for public use close to the property.
“We have had a lovely week once again - here last year. Thank you for such a well equipped cottage.” The Nevilles.
“Warm, well equipped and charming cottage in a beautiful village conveniently located for all the best beaches...” The Biggs family.
“Loved the cottage, very well equipped, felt like home. A great part of the country, beautiful countryside, we had some great walks, would love to come again.” The McMinn family.
Tiled entrance hallway. Cosy sitting room with sofas and armchairs, open fireplace with provision of logs and coal, together with an electric fire and TV with Freeview and DVD. Kitchen/diner with electric cooker, fridge with ice box, microwave, small washing machine, tumble dryer and dining area with a pine table with seating for 5. Stairs up to first floor landing to a double bedroom with 4ft 6in double bed, a twin room with two 2ft 6in beds and a single bedroom with 3ft bed. Largebathroom with bath with power shower over and also hand held shower, hand basin, WC, shaver point and electric towel rail.
There is a small rear enclosed walled garden accessed from the kitchen, with a mixture of lawn and paving and equipped with garden furniture.
At the front of the property there is off road parking for two cars.
- Included: Bed linen (no towels), travel cot, initial supply of logs, coal, heating (night storage) and electricity.
- Pets: One well behaved pet welcome. Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week
- Telephone: No telephone, mobile reception poor, O2 fair.
- Local Facilities: Beach at Bantham 6 miles. Several other sandy south coast beaches within 10 mile radius, easily accessible by car. Village pub, Post Office and shop 200 yards. Kingsbridge with all facilities 3 miles. Salcombe 9 miles.
Considerations could have been given to perhaps heating the property prior to our arrival. Weather wise it's been a miserable June with temperatures below average so the house felt 'unlived' in when we first arrived. However by the 2nd day we had worked out how to use the storage radiators and the cottage felt more cosy.
This is an idyllic, restful and quiet location in a friendly, unspoiled village. The property is homely, comfortable and very well equipped with a fully secure, pretty cottage garden at the rear. On arrival there was a generous and thoughtful 'Welcome Pack'....one of the best I have ever received - thank you.
The cottage was a great base with some amazing walks right on the doorstep and a friendly village with both the Avon garden centre and Anne valley farm shop which were good places to eat at and again not too far to walk to( if you were feeling brave)
Enjoyed it very much. Coal and logs greatly appreciated as was welcome pack. Brilliant location in friendly village. Being able to park right next to front door was a bonus. Cosy feel made it especially ideal for a winter break.
I have stayed at the property 3 times and really appreciate the introduction of Wu Fi in the property. This is a great Place to relax and enjoy the amazing walks in the area.
Loved the welcome pack. Found the sofas a bit uncomfortable till we discovered the footstools and could sit with our feet up, then we were fine. Beds were good( I thought they were standard size, unlike a previous review), especially the wool filled duvets, loved those. May be useful to have additional instructions for the storage heaters as found them a bit tricky to begin with. Perhaps just a one off but the grass in the garden was very long, so made it difficult to even see dog poops never mind pick them up. But those are just small points, all in all the cottage was lovely and we would stay again. Lotsfootpaths in the area. The village pub was very welcoming and enjoyed our meals there.
We throughly enjoyed our stay and the cottage was lovely, cosy and homely. It was in easy reach of a shop and a nice local pub and close driving distance to all of the locations on the estuary, Dartmouth and Avon we wanted to visit. There was also a lovely walk down by the river Avon and a garden centre and cafe well worth a visit. Our only comments would be that as there was no dust pan and brush there was a pile of dirt in the hall closet. Also that the beds are very small, both the double and the singles.
Lovely quiet location, local church very friendly
A very nice property. very clean and with an excellent standard of equipment. On the whole ten out of ten.
Absolutely brilliant holiday. Cottage excellent. Cottage was a real 'home' with everything we needed supplied - even dog bowls. Location excellent as within easily driving distance of all the South Hams beaches plus Dartmoor and near Kingsbridge for supplies. Villagers every friendly. Excellent walks from doorstep. Level doorstep parking a bonus. We were fortunate to have very good weather whilst away - unbelievably good for April. We really enjoyed our time at Upper Rose Cottage. Many thanks!
We loved it, very cosy, very well equipped and pretty. Service from start to finish was straight forward and personal. Would deffinately recommend.
Mostly except for the issues raised above.
It was lovely, couldn't of wished for better.
The cottage is really well equipped and attractive, the beds are very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed staying there.
We had a great stay and would give 4 out of 5 stars would consider returning to the property Thank you The Smith Family
The cottage was beyond our expectations. I normally take some "essential" kitchen equipment, but this was completely unnecessary. The cottage was well equipped and so cosy and comfortable it was like being at home - just quieter! We requested, and were lucky enough to have an extra night, and this was dealt with extremely quickly. Much appreciated.
Lovely cottage, love the new shower! Our 2nd time at the cottage and look forward to our next visit.
Beautiful cottage, well equipped with lovely garden and very rare useful front drive. Beds very comfortable but need more comfortable furniture in the lounge and a proper shower in the lovely huge bathroom is desperately needed. Will definitely be staying again.
Higher Rose Cottage was delightful. The house felt like home and contained a good range of interesting books - both for reading and reference. Loddiswell is in a wonderful location and convenient for exploring South Devon and Dartmoor. It is a very friendly village.