- Property code: ROSEM
- Changeover day: Saturday
- Access statement available
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Ground floor accommodation
- Garden or outside space
- Real fire
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
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.
Attractive beamed living room with feature stone hearth and open fireplace, sofa, armchairs, TV, video, DVD, stereo CD/tape player and plenty of books and games. Dining roomwith dining table to seat six. Two steps up into small kitchen with new electric cooker, new dishwasher, 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.
Long private drive leads to a parking area with ample space available, then a short walk across a garden to the cottage.
- 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. Pet Charge: £25.00 per pet per week (£30.00 from Jan 2019).
- 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.
Rather dark interior due to position under trees. Cold due to granite walls and bare slate flooring. Hosts were kind and welcoming. I should have asked if heating period could be increased!
The location of the cottage is stunningly beautiful and the owners most welcoming , but I would not have booked the cottage had I known how hard it was to get in and out of it.
We had a wonderful time, due in no small part to the kindness and helpfulness of Bill and Eileen Watson. They couldn't have been more welcoming and that certainly enhanced our stay in there wonderful surroundings.
Despite the improvements list we enjoyed our stay. Eileen, Bill and Ben their dog were lovely, friendly and helpful. The use of the washing machine was particularly useful. We were able to visit a tranche of NT properties nearby which was our objective which is why we would not probably need to return to this area or property.
We were very happy with our stay at Rosemary Cottage. The owners were very welcoming but unobtrusive. The location is ideally placed for many types of activities and we could have stayed a month and still have found plenty to do.
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!
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