4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Cottage Overlooking Estuary
About Jennifer Sharpe
Here is a picture of our daughter Jenny, her husband Adrian, and three of our wonderful grandchildren: Jack, Oliver and Emily in front of Rosemount. Jenny and Adrian manage Rosemount and live in a house close by that was built by my grandfather. Rosemount has been in our family since the 1880s when the grandchildren's great, great, great grandfather and grandmother moved to Salcombe from Ireland. Both my father and grandfather were born in Rosemount. My great grandmother had a cow, Bessie, that she would take for walks through the town. My grandmother Ethel was a beautiful singer and published a cook book of local recipes which one can still purchase in Salcombe stores. She had a tortoise in Rosemount garden which you might still be able to find! My aunt, Joan, was the mayor of Salcombe in the 1980s. My father left Salcombe as a young man to work in India in Lloyds Bank and met my mother who was working at the YWCA in Calcutta. All four of us sisters were born in India and after the war, our family of six moved to England, lived in Rosemount for a time and then immigrated to Toronto, Canada, my mother's home. (On one of the windows in the Oak Room you can see where Jane, my sister, scratched her name in tiny letters in 1946 when she was 5.) Both my husband and I live in Toronto and are university teachers. Rick and I have six children and eight grandchildren. We visit Salcombe and Jenny's family at least two weeks every year.
Jennifer Sharpe purchased this House in 1880
Why Jennifer Sharpe chose Salcombe
Rosemount is a very special home for all of us with numerous charming features as well as modern amenities, comfortable garden, great views, surrounded by many beaches in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ideal for multigenerational gatherings or families vacationing together. Rosemount has been enjoyed by guests on sabbatical, writers, historians and artists. Rosemount has also been used for retreats and workshops.
What makes this House unique
I love being in Salcombe ... living near the sea, hearing the call of the gulls, the church bells, the cows and sheep on the patchwork quilt fields, enjoying the flowers and the fresh greenness, the splendid walks on the sands. Rosemount is very warm, spacious, comfortable ... a family home.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Family Holiday stay
Enjoyed the location very much. Would have appreciated a dishwasher tablets, soap and a hairdryer but the owners daughter did provide the first two items and the hairdryer half way through our stay. Some of the cushions in the sitting room were full of dust and the chest in the first upstairs bedroom was difficult to open and close. Door handle on the bathroom also very loose and didn’t work properly. Oven also very very slow to cook food - perhaps it should be updated. A microwave could have been useful too. Since we were on holiday we did not want to spend hours cooking.
Overall we found the property comfortable and suitable for eight people.
Excellent Holiday Property in Salcombe
The property suited our party to a "T".
It is situated very close to the centre of Salcombe (2 minutes walk away) and contained all which we needed.
The owner was very helpful and went to trouble to accomodate our needs.
The place is highly recommended and we will certainly return there.
We treated our children and grandchildren for a short break and we couldn't have found a better place for it. The cottage was just perfect and in an ideal spot with beautiful views. Once we got hold of Jennifer she just couldn't have been more helpful and accomodating. We totally recommend this cottage.
Lovely fisherman’s cottage located in perfect location
Really seamless experience from arriving to leaving property. Well furnished and wonderful location
June 2019 stay
Great location in the middle of salcombe. Jennifer was a lovely host and waited at the house for my online shop to be delivered when I was running a little late.
Rosemount stands on an elevated garden, with views of the estuary and surrounding fields, two minutes walk to the shops and the harbour. The original cottage probably dates back to the 1700s; it was 'renovated' in the 1880s by our family who settled in Salcombe from County Cork in Ireland, as shipwrights and builders.
Salcombe, one of England's most admired sailing and fishing towns, lies within an area of outstanding beauty. It is situated at the mouth of a tidal estuary, surrounded by golden sandy beaches and extraordinary coastal walks. Much of the surrounding land is owned and protected by the National Trust.
Salcombe is on the famous South West Coast Path and Rosemount can be used as a home base for spectacular cliff walks through fields and overlooking sandy coves. One walk close by is to Bolt Head, where the estuary widens to the open sea. It is believed that it was here that Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote his famous poem in 1889, The Crossing the Bar, which begins:
Sunset and evening star
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea ...
I love to walk or drive to the Museum, Botanical Gardens and Arboretum at Sharpitor Gardens on the way to Bolt Head.
Salcombe's protected estuary is an ideal setting for sailing. Boats from all over the world moor in the harbour. Sailing boards and boats of all descriptions can be rented and sailing lessons can easily be found.
Salcombe is famous for its local delicious crab, ice cream and 'cream teas': scones, jam and clotted cream.
Devonshire cider is potent and excellent. There are several ancient pubs in Salcombe. One of my favourites is the Ferry Inn, right on the water ... a delightful place to sit on the terrace and watch the sunset.
The local bus service is very reliable and frequent and the stop is steps from Rosemount.