- Property code: ROSEAN
- Changeover day: Saturday
- Central heating
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Washing machine
Rose cottage is quietly tucked away in the centre of the picturesque East Devon town of Colyton in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Recently modernised and well equipped, this comfortable holiday home is conveniently located to take advantage of this fascinating Medieval town with its maze of narrow Saxon streets, and magnificent fifteenth century church and listed buildings. There are a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants tucked away amongst the thatched Devon cottages and many glorious walks in the surrounding countryside. Only a few minutes drive from the stunning East Devon and West Dorset coastlines, the seaside towns of Seaton, Sidmouth and Lyme Regis are all within easy reach.
A tram service runs between Seaton and Colyton stopping at Colyford and passing alongside the Axe Estuary which is a nature reserve. There are numerous walks in every direction including some riverside trails and the River Coly flows from its origins further up the valley joining the River Axe just below Colyford. The mile long shingle and sandy beach at Seaton is only 3 miles away and is rarely crowded.
One small to medium sized well behaved dog welcome.
Entrance hall with groundfloor cloakroom W.C. and washing machine. Family bathroom with shower over bath, heated towel rail and W.C. Lounge/dining room with sofa and armchair, woodburner, flatscreen TV, Freeview, Roku stick for Amazon Prime and Netflix. Conservatory with dining table and chairs with access to patio garden. Separate fitted kitchen with induction hob & electric oven, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. Narrow Stairs which wind upwards and lead to the first floor and Bedroom 1 with King size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin 3ft beds.
Please Note: First floor access is via narrow winding stairs with a wooden hand rail. If guests have mobility issues we advise phoning the booking office for more information.
Private patio garden with outdoor wooden table and chairs
High street parking and a public car park within 100m of the property
- Included: Bed linen, towels (please bring your own beach towels), WiFi and central heating (gas).
- Pets: One small to medium sized well behaved dog welcome in public areas of property only (not bedrooms). Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
- No smoking.
- Local facilities: Shops and Pubs: 200 metres. Beach: Seaton 3.5 miles.
I enjoyed my stay in the cottage and a good location for me to visit a very sick elderly brother in a Residential Home in Beer Seaton.
A superb cottage in a delightful location. Comfy beds and a great shower. Lots to do in the area. Plenty of utensils and equipment to use, if you wished.
We had a lovely stay at Rose Cottage Annex. It is a lovely cosy cottage with everything you need for a wonderful holiday. It is so peaceful and the garden is perfect for relaxing after a day exploring the area. We would highly recommend Lyme Regis, Axe valley wildlife park and the Colyton Seaton tramway
Absolutely loved it. Great location, great village and some lovely trips out to the beaches nearby. Also enjoyed an amazing evening at the River Cottage HQ, which was only 5 Miles away and had booked this before you sent the fab list of activities on during our stay
Great location to visit lots of beautiful places including Beer ,Lyme Regis, Sidmouth , Charmouth and Budleigh Salterton. Two great pubs in the village,the Kingfisher offers very good food menu.
Cleanliness on arrival we have marked as Excellent because apart from the food waste bin not being emptied the cottage was very clean and tidy. We were very pleased with all the little extra's which were also included such as; hand wash, washing liquid, tea towel, washing up liquid, kitchen roll, tissues etc these little extras were a very nice touch and made it feel more home from home. We have marked the hand rail as needing replacing as it was only held on with elastic and could become unsafe. Apart from this we would definitely recommend Toad Hall and look forward to booking with you again.
(Less than a mile)
An authentic 16th century village pub with patio garden and dining room providing an ideal place to visit whatever the weather. Its menu offers a choice of bar snacks, steaks, homemade specials and Sunday Roasts accompanied by a good range of bar dinks including a choice of local traditional ales.
The Kingfisher Dolphin St, Colyton EX24 6NA (T: 01297 552476)
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Great fish & chips, very dog friendly & staff really helpful. Had several really good meals there during our holiday.
Warm feeling to a picturesque half timbered interior. Dogs permitted in the bar. Ate at lunchtime. Very nice.
Great food and drink,staff always helpful,and dog friendly,great atmosphere
A friendly pub open all day with nice garden
Staff are very friendly and helpful with lots of local knowledge for places to visit etc. and the food is excellent.
lovely little pub good food friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere.
Very welcoming, food lovely but sandwiches a little pricey. Dogs welcome
Enjoyed 2 separate meals here. Great menu, reasonable prices, really friendly staff and good outside seating in fine weather
Lovely little pub with nice restaurant area out the back. Great food and friendly staff.
Fabulous food and a very friendly warm welcome!
The Kingfisher is a great pub. Wood burning stove, great cider and great staff.
Very welcoming pub, with friendly staff and good food. Dogs welcome too, would definitely visit again when in the area.
Great pub lunch and friendly staff. Would definitely go back.
If I lived in Colyton I'd be in this warm and cosy pub all the time! The food is reasonably priced and excellent quality. Good selection of beers.
A friendly environment with efficient staff. The food was overpriced and not noteworthy. We regret to say that ribeye was bland, lacking depth of flavour, as did the fish. Clean and presentable, but unfortunately not worth the money. We would be most reluctant to go there again.
Great atmosphere.good food.always busy
Very friendly staff and we had a lovely pub lunch. Our dog was welcomed too.
The Merchant Tea Rooms
(Less than a mile)
Worth a visit, great traditional tearoom with fantastic cakes
The food was delicious especially the scones. The hostess was really friendly. There is a dog there but Crumpet was so well behaved.
We stayed in Colyton last week and enjoyed lunch at the Merchant's Tearooms. We can recommend eating here and would visit again. The lady owner was very friendly and our pork in cider, cream and sage sauce excellent. Thank you for taking the time to chat and pass information to us regarding the 'fireplace'. Please give 'Crumpet' a pat from us! Best wishes from Robert & Teresa Collier
We had a delicious cream tea here!! The tea shop is lovely, very dog friendly, with very polite staff and serves wonderful cakes etc. And all at a very good price!! Perfect!!
Spotless tablecloths and traditional china and silverware. The menu offers very good food (the Roast Rhubarb Crumble and Clotted Cream is incredible). We visited several times and noted that the establishment is very popular with the locals and, with other tea rooms in the village, it's popularity says much for the quality.
Great cakes. Tea served in China teapot.
Lovely cream teas, friendly staff and very accommodating for dogs.
The Gerrard Arms
(Less than a mile)
A small, family and dog friendly pub in the centre of Colyton which dates back to 1506 and is one of the oldest coaching inns in town. Good pub grub is availabile for lunch and dinner along with traditional Sunday roasts. Also boasts an indoor skittles alley to keep the family entertained.
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Lovely, dog friendly pub. Good ales
Went in to watch the England game.locals friendly and the bar staff very welcoming.wish this was my local.
Only popped in for a drink, found it to be scruffy.
The White Hart Inn
(Less than a mile)
A warm welcoming atmosphere and delicious, home cooked food await you when you step into this traditional country pub and restaurant. Located in the heart of the village right by the Seaton Tramway, the pub is family and dog friendly and good-value home-cooked food is available lunchtimes and evenings.
The White Hart Inn Swan Hill Rd, Colyford EX24 6QF (T: 01297 553201)
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A fairly typical Pub menu, ok but not outstanding.
Pub doesn't look like much and is in dire need of some TLC, however food was excellent and staff really friendly.
Excellent food warm and friendly atmosphere helpful staff, we'd highly recommend a visit
The Wheelwright Inn
(Less than a mile)
A traditional 17th Century thatched Devon pub in the heart of Colyford serving high quality pub food and a range of local ales and ciders, amidst the contemporary charm of oak floors and beams. A warm and friendly atmosphere along with varied entertainment and activities make this a popular destination for visitors and locals alike.
The Wheelwright Inn Swan Hill Rd, Colyford EX24 6QQ (T: 01297 552585)
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Excellent food and great service. We had two evening meals here during our week and dog friendly in the bar.
Pub grub? And then some! Staff were friendly, apologising for the wait due to the busy period (Sidmouth Festival week). The food was excellent, hot and flavoursome. If only this was the norm for pub food. Well worth the money.
Very welcoming staff and the food is excellent. Would definitely recommend
(Less than a mile)
Established in 1902, Soanes Cycles is one of the oldest cycle shops in the whole of Britain, with over 100 years’ experience. In Colyton, East Devon approximately five miles from Axminster and seven miles from Sidmouth, they have hundreds of cycles on display to suit all ages, abilities and pockets. Catering to all types of cycling including children’s cycles and mountain bikes, their hire service is for those aged seven and up, and pries start at £12 per day with helmets and locks available on request.
Only open to the public four times a year, Shute Barton is a magnificent medieval house and National Trust property with royal ancestry. You can discover the great kitchen containing what is believed to be the largest fireplace in England and take a look at the attic room with its medieval roof structure. The house itself has no facilities or refreshments, but tea, cake and toilets are located at the nearby church during open weekends. It’s a charming place to visit for a wander around, daydreaming about its past. As we say, entry is a bit of a golden ticket as it’s only open on rare occasions, so for more information keep an eye on the website.
Seaton Marshes Nature Reserve
One of three local nature reserves including Colyford Common and Black Hole Marsh, the Seaton Marshes can be reached with a short walk from the Harbour Road car park, providing views of the estuary and its mud flats as well as the creeks and adjacent flood plain. It’s an impressive sight at any time of the year with flocks of wigeon, teal, shelduck and curlew as well as other native and migratory species. A beautiful location to really enjoy the peace, quiet and natural habitat, in the Summer Kingfishers are often seen fishing from a perch directly in front of the hide, and a bird table provides close-up views of birds that you wouldn’t find in your garden. There’s even a pond dipping platform at Borrow Pit, it features built in benches from which to enjoy the beautiful views and special adjustments to allow larger groups to pond dip together.
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Super, friendly and helpful volunteers.
Very well maintained and interesting nature reserve.
Very good for children not much to entertain adults, found the attraction a little expensive, looking at it from an adults point of view. should drop the admission prices for adults if accompanied by children.
Fun and interactive experience. Our ages ranged between 14 and 71 and we all loved it. Cafe nice also
In three miles of unspoiled countryside in the Axe Valley, Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton. Travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves, it gives you an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life, the tram is a delightful way to get to know the area with prices starting at £10 for adults and £7.50 for children.Dogs are also welcome on the trams!
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Brilliant! We had a lovely day out on the tramway, our children really enjoyed looking out for all the different trams and ticking them off.
Lovely little tram still going strong after many years! We took our boys when they were little & this time we took our 5 year old grandson. Great fun & we all enjoyed it.
Good fun for all ages takes you back to a bygone age. Colyton station was really good suited the attraction, not so Seaton station far to modern in design to suite the wonderful trams.
Told by 10 year old grandson "you must do the tramway" and we did. Great fun helped by good weather. Saw plenty of birdlife on wetlands. We parked at Colyton [no fee] and did return journey. Getting upstairs not easy, but try if you can. Drivers most amusing.
Very good value. It would be helpful if walking connections could be made easier to/from Colyford Common and Seaton Wetlands to provide additional flexibility for tram passengers to vary their route.
As the Seaton end of the line was being revamped we had to get a shuttle bus to a further stop. The stop was not manned and a large group pushed to the front which meant some people who had been queuing for a while could not get on. Also meant at the tram end some people did not get on the next tram as they got their tickets first. The ride itself was enjoyable and the scenery lovely.
Nice day out, unfortunately still building the new building in Seaton so only goes as far as the shed's at the moment (May 2018) and if you time it wrong (lunch) theres no coach to take you in to Seaton! Friendly staff and fun ride, Colyton station is nice.
A brilliant attraction, great fun, and the most amusing drivers - an absolute must for the whole family!
Seaton Beach is a mile long shingle beach overlooking Lyme Bay in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of East Devon. The gently sloping pebbles make this an ideal place to take a dip or try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding with equipment easily hired on site.
An esplanade links Seaton town at one end of the beach and the popular Seaton Beach Café at the other. The South West Coast Path runs alongside the beach and a walk to the nearby picturesque village of Beer is a real treat. Dogs are welcome all year.
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Lovely and clean,
Nice place for a seaside stroll, we were a bit disappointed that bikes aren't allowed on the paths and that there are dog restrictions. Pebbly beach so no good for sand castles but we had a nice few hours and lunch and ice cream from one of the nearby cafes.
A small pebble beach in East Devon, Beer Beach is in a picturesque fishing village that hugs the shoreline. Parking is a little distance away from the beach itself, which is accessed via a sloping road and steps at the east end. There’s one large car park that’s around five minutes away on foot, and another smaller one in the centre of the town. As the beach is such an integral part of the town itself, there are cafes and shops close by, simply by dint of its location. There are toilets above the beach, so it’s got all the makings of a charming day out for the family in the summer, or somewhere to stroll and have a cup of tea if it’s a bit cooler. There aren’t any organized activities on the beach, so if you’re bringing the kids then keep that in mind. Dogs are not allowed on the West part of the beach from 1st May to 30th September.
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Absolutely lovely so clean and tidy. Food and drink catered for very well three beach cafes. Fishing trips, hire of boats self drive if you wish, what more could you wish for.
Lovely beach at any time but especially lively on festival day. We appreciated the walkways over the pebbles.
Beer is a very pretty village!, and the beach is an absolute joy
Visited one evening. A beautiful beach. You can walk to Seaton on the coast path, if you feel energetic and don't mind a lot of steps. Well worth it due to the stunning views.
Nestled into a valley that reaches down to the sea, Branscombe Beach is tucked away on the Jurassic Coast, and is linked to a timeless, magical village of the same name. Surrounded by woodland and farmland, the area is peppered with thatched houses, a working forge and a restored windmill. It’s a National Trust location, with a number of charming walks and trails to follow, one of which leads to the Old Bakery tearooms. The beach itself is a long pebble beach below the village. It has a large car park close by where there are toilets available, as well as a picnic area. The beach is a haven for fossil hunters and adventurous rock-poolers. If you want to catch your supper it’s a wonderful place to fish for Mackerel and Pollack, although there is also a restaurant close by.
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Superb beach and surroundings. Tricky drive to get there but well worth it.
A pretty place down narrow lanes - the village is a must for keen photographers too - loved it!
Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis
Named after the Duke of Monmouth who landed here in 1685 in an attempt to take the crown from King James II, Monmouth Beach is a large pebble and sand beach that stretches over a kilometer southwest from the Cobb wall. There are beach huts, a bowling green, the Lyme Regis Power Boat Club and paid car parks close by. Meanwhile, for those wishing to have their own exploratory adventures, you can find a layer of limestone called the ammonite graveyard at Monmouth Beach, containing a large number of (you guessed it) ammonites. There are numerous walks close by and dogs are allowed on the beach all year round. There is lifeguard cover in the summer, and all the town’s cafés, restaurants and amenities are within easy reach.
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Great for fossil hunting and dog friendly!
Cobb Gate Beach, Lyme Regis
This pretty harbour town dates back to the 14th century, and is sheltered by a curving harbour wall, The Cobb, as its known contains a small sandy beach made famous in the opening shot of the film The French Lieutenant’s Woman. You reach the beach between the RNLI station and the slipway, and there is lifeguard cover in the summer months. Activities nearby include fishing, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, surfing and water skiing, while facilities close to the beach include cafes and restaurants and toilets. There are lots of walks in the area including guided tours of the famous fossil bearing cliffs. There is paid parking nearby, Axminster train station is five minutes away as the crow flies and buses are available to the town centre. Dogs are allowed on the beach from 1st November to 30th March as long as they’re on the lead, but they are not permitted in the summer months.
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Lovely to see this in sunshine for the first time in several visits. Worth going early to see it uncrowded.