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Rosemount Family-friendly Cottage And Garden In Sailing And Fishing Village

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Cottage Overlooking Estuary

Rosemount’s property and garden are surrounded by an old wall and hedges and directly face Holy Trinity Church, built in 1834. One approaches Rosemount’s front garden through a wrought iron gate and up stone steps flanked by two small ancient cannons. The magnolia tree is splendid in spring and the lawn overlooking the estuary is large enough for a nice game of croquet.

Rosemount has an outdoor porch with a large comfortable bench. Once inside, a spacious open hall with an alcove window seat welcomes visitors. To the right is the ground floor twin bedroom with a decorative fireplace and a view of the garden and sea. To the left is the sitting room with TV and log fireplace.

Through French doors off the sitting room is the dining room with wood-burning fireplace and family table. The kitchen, off the hall and dining room has a heated stone tiled floor, and is fully equipped with dishes, cutlery pots and pans, stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. Off the kitchen in the old pantry area is a small hall and three little rooms containing a WC, a shower room and a washing machine/clothes dryer.

The back garden has apple and pear trees and at the bottom of the garden are 5 chickens who provide fresh eggs each morning!

On the second floor, there are varnished old pine floors throughout and decorative fireplaces in two of the three bedrooms. To the left of the landing is a bedroom with French hand carved double bed and oak furniture overlooking the estuary. The spacious bathroom, with large roll top bathtub and hand-held shower overlooks the back garden and nearby fields. Further down the wide hall is the master bedroom with sink, king-size bed, and three-sided dormer window with estuary views. Behind the master bedroom is a third large bedroom overlooking the neighbouring park, containing a sink and two twin trundle beds which can sleep four.

Clean bed linens and towels are provided. Rosemount is heated with high efficiency electric radiators which are controlled by individual thermostats.

Rosemount has parking for two cars.

More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer Sharpe
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Salcombe in Devon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Second Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Large roll-top bathtub/handheld shower, heated towel rail
    Downstairs WC/sink/shower - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , off kitchen in pantry hall: toilet and separate shower room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom: decorative fireplace, view of sea/garden
    Oak Room - 1 Double Bed , Antique oak French bed and great grandpa's oak furniture
    The Blue Room - 4 Single Bed , Large room, twin beds with trundle beds, sink, bright window
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Large room, alcove window/view of sea, sink, old fireplace
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Great location, lovely house full of character

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage full of character, albeit somewhat tired - but for us that was some of the charm! Great location too. We would visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home to stay and feel like you are at your own home.. The house itself offers a lot of benefits... Specially kitchen and a laundry room. It is located at a few steps from the bus stop and also from locals stores and restaurants... The host was friendly and was pending from us for any needs. Thanks a lot Jennifer!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central location with lots of character

  • 4 of 5

Rosemount is the perfect place for a stay in Salcombe. Easy to find, easy to walk everywhere with a pretty garden to eat out in. Jennifer was really welcoming showed us where everything was. We had a lovely weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, great location

  • 5 of 5

Clean, great location

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Rosemount.It is ideally placed overlooking the harbour with a 1 minute walk into the town.Although the property is very spacious it really could do with a bit of updating and a spruce up as the furniture and decor are a bit tired.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great location quaint house

  • 4 of 5

Lovely quaint house in great location with nearby parking. Even better if the hot water tank was large enough to cope with more baths/showers as currently water runs out a bit quick!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Fortescue, Kings Arms, Ferry Inn
Nearest Ferry
150 Metres
Salcombe: Fore Street
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
More than seven and four pubs all very close
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Salcombe: North Sands and South Sands
Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Salcombe, South Devon

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

The damage deposit cheque will be banked and held as security. The house will be clean on your arrival and should be left in the same manner. The deposit is held in case of cleaning costs, breakage or damage and will be returned to you within 7 days of your departure.

Weekly bookings generally go from Friday at 3PM until the following Friday at 10AM. Please check with us by e-mail to verify availability of your preferred dates. We will reserve your booking for 7 days until your non-refundable deposit cheque for 50% of the rental has arrived. The balance plus a £250 refundable damage deposit is due six weeks prior to the booking.

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