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Luxury country hideaway on the fringes of Start Bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Stylish and secluded accommodation for two, just a mile from the sea

Cotmore Farm offers a warm welcome to discerning holidaymakers in three sympathetically and ecologically restored farm buildings, recently converted into stylish and luxurious holiday accommodation, and finished to the very highest specifications in natural and where possible local materials. Rose Cottage is situated at the heart of the farm, hidden behind a stone wall covered in climbing roses, clematis and honeysuckle, and reached through an arched gateway. Its jewel-like garden is completely private, filled with trees, shrubs and fragrant climbers, with a small herb garden for guests' use, a barbecue, and a patio offering glimpses of the sea at Beesands to the southeast. Three sets of French doors give access to the cottage, filling it with light whatever the weather. Inside, heated slate floors, individually controllable in each room, and stylish oak furniture create an atmosphere of comfortable luxury. From the entrance hall, a rustic oak door leads right to the bedroom, where an oak-framed double bed with pocket-sprung mattress is flanked by oak bedside tables with stay-cool LED reading lamps. Opposite the bed an alcove hides a large vanity basin and mirrored cabinet. Next to that, an obscure glazed door leads to the marble tiled bathroom, with its giant walk-in shower. French doors mean you can walk straight out from the bedroom to take breakfast in the cottage's private garden. To the left of the hall is the living room and the compact but fully equipped oak kitchen. A comfy leather sofa and flat screen TV add further pampering touches, while an efficient woodburner ensures the cottage stays snug whatever the weather. Here too French doors allow direct access to the garden, a haven for the birds that regularly visit our many feeders – we even supply a guide so you can identify them yourself. Foodies will appreciate the proximity of some of Devon's finest gastropubs and restaurants, while walkers (and their dogs) will not want for new routes to explore, with direct access from the farm gate to a network of quiet lanes, footpaths, bridleways, and the superb South Devon Coast Path.

Piers Spence
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Piers Spence

Cotmore is a 17th century house surrounded by 13 acres of land that was already a farm more than a thousand years ago. It is a welcoming place that is home to Piers, Sue, three teenagers aged 15-19, some cats, and a small, very friendly, very bouncy dog. We moved here from south-east England in 2011, with the aim of establishing an environment where others could enjoy the kind of holiday we remember from our own childhoods in Ireland and Cornwall. We have converted barns and outbuildings that provide stylish and luxurious self-catering accommodation at the heart of the farm. We keep horses, Large Black and Berkshire pigs, Shetland sheep, and free-range chickens, from which we have a plentiful supply of eggs, sausages, bacon, and hams. And living just a mile from the spectacular south Devon coast, we take full advantage of our fabulous seaside location to walk, swim, surf and kayak.

Piers Spence purchased this cottage in 2011


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the World around the

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Luxury country hideaway on the fringes of Start Bay
average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews

Great location and lovely property. Tranquil and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvellous stay at Rose Cottage. It is set in a beautiful location and is hard to beat in its ease of access for the local beauty spots. We made friends with the animals on the farm and had fun feeding the piggies. The property itself is well equipped and has a pretty garden area where you can enjoy a glass or two in the evening. Piers and Sue are excellent hosts - friendly, helpful and discreet. The welcome pack, including delicious eggs from their own hens, was very much appreciated and we thoroughly enjoyed Piers' home-produced bacon and sausages. Highly recommended! We'll be scheduling a return ASAP.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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A comfortable and cosy retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable and relaxing week in Rose Cottage and a warm welcome from the owners. Comfortable accommodation of a high standard, the cottage felt quite secluded, despite being part of a group of farm buildings and holiday cottages.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quality accomadation

  • 5 of 5

Suited our break very relaxing enjoyed the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage, very comfortable and clean with all the expected amenities and more

  • 5 of 5

We found Rose Cottage very comfortable, warm and cosy.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful restful week in South Devon.

  • 5 of 5

Rose Cottage proved to be an excellent base for us to explore South Hams, revisiting several old haunts.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfy cottage - lovely area

  • 4 of 5

The South Hams is delightful and Cotmore Farm was a perfect, quiet place to explore from. Our hosts were also very kind and provided a very welcome "welcome basket".

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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