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About Max Manners
We fell in love with Dartmouth and had to buy this cottage because of the wonderful views and location. We have only used good quality new furniture and fittings in Rose Cottage. Rose Cottage is equipped with everything you need during a family holiday. We were attracted to Dartmouth because of the wonderful scenery and fantastic range of specialist shops and restaurants, very few national chains except M&S, Boots, Banks, Sainsbury. Jill makes a seasonal feature of the flower beds, if guests have time we would appreciate them watering the plants. The local ARTS centre - The Flavel - offers a wide range of the arts from current release films to international events to recitals, etc. We are very interested in completing a house swap with you at any time of year.
Max Manners purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Max Manners chose Dartmouth
Location, Location, Location - the best panoramic view of Dartmouth and the R Dart estuary. Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon is a very well cared for area with wonderful people, a mini Med. climate, super restaurants, places to visit, beaches, walks, etc. A local steam train is linked to a ferry trip to Totnes and an open bus to Paignton. Great walks linked to bus routes and ferries enables you to walk half way and return by bus, steam train or ferry. Dartmouth is NOT a "Kiss me Quick" location. It has a large range of art galleries, art related shops and specialist shops that you will only see in Dartmouth. The local Flavel Arts Centre has a catholic range of entertainment ranging from national names to "art house".
What makes this Cottage unique
Its a great village with free on road parking. We visit Rose Cottage every month and can always park within 20 yards, except Dartmouth Royal Regatta week which is at the end of August. Many guests leave the car parked for the week and just walk, use the ferry, steam train or bus - its very relaxing. The view from all the rooms and garden, including the loo, is perfection, no camera can do it justice. The night view is even better, who needs a TV or Broadband - but we have both. Dartmouth has a Marks & Spencer Food Hall, a large Sainsbury's, Co-Op and lots of small local shops and restaurants ranging from Michelin starred to corner cafe's and pubs with food. Lots of locations specifically aimed at children ranging from crab fishing to a theme park.
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We ask guests to supply their mail address and mobile phone number so that we can send comprehensive information and have an Emergency Contact.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Cosy cottage with amazing views!
Steps....there are quite a few steps!! However, the cottage is situated in a location offering absolutely stunning views across the river to Dartmouth. The cottage is very well equipped and in an extremely quiet location. Parking is easy at the top of the steps and we hardly used the car during our week stay as we found plenty to do whether it be a trip on a steam train - station below - or a trip across the river via one of the 3 ferries. The harbour paddle steamer and steam train to Paignton trips are a must! Dartmouth offers a good variation of shops and eateries too. A very enjoyable stay and would recommend the cottage to others.
A beautiful place to stay in Dartmouth. Views from the cottage were stunning, even if it rained. Rose cottage itself was very clean and had absolutely everything you could need. The neighbours were delightful and very helpful. Lots of gorgeous coastline and countryside to explore. The steps and slopes may be a challenge for some but I think it just adds to the charm of the area. We had a lovely week and would definitely recommend.
A great little cottage, with spectacular views toward Dartmouth. It was cosy for us with two little ones, and the steps are a challenge, but worth the extra effort. A great area with friendly neighbours. Thank you to Max for your kind communications.
Stunning views across the estuary and a comfortable, thoughtfully equipped cottage with a flower filled terrace in this fascinating part of South Devon. The exceptionally steep steps would be hard for people with tricky feet or hips or anyone carrying young children but the view is truly worth it.
Stunning views from the cottage, need to be fairly fit, there are lots of steps and hills to contend with.
Cottage small but comfortable and well kitted out.
Lovely cottage with excellent views
Very well appointed cottage with spectacular views, which more than make up for the steep hills in Kingswear and steps to the property . Can thoroughly recommend
MAY, JULY, AUGUST ONLY SATURDAY CHANGEOVERS, 7 NIGHT BOOKINGS ONLY DURING THIS PERIOD, we only accept a short break booking if we are vacant two weeks before you make your reservation.
We ask guests to supply their email address and mobile phone number so that we can send comprehensive information and have an Emergency Contact.
Special interest holidays:
Walking routes combined with bus, ferries and steam trains make for good circular walks both locally and further away.
We have a local cookery school, several marinas.
Dartmouth has plenty of specialist, non chain, shops, restaurants, pubs, art gallaries
Great sea fishing.
Award winning beaches.
The local bus stop is called the Banjo and is situated in front of the Village Shop, you can visit Brixham, Paignton & Torquay from here the bus timetable can be seen and printed from the following two links -
A fully restored World War 2 MTB called The Fairmile is a great boat to see the local sights from, they offer a great range of trips on various ferries at very reasonable prices, so have a look at the link -
Travel by steam train to Paignton.
The last coal fired Paddle Steamer in the UK visits some great locations
A range of beaches from quiet coves where no one comes to award winning Blackpool Sands.
Fantastic coastal, estuary and sea side walks.
National Trust houses and gardens ranging from Coleton Fishacre to Agatha Christies Greenways home.
Kingswear Castle Paddle Steamer
This is the last coal fired Paddle Steamer in the UK
Exeter Airport - 1 hour drive
Paignton and Totnes Network Rail Stations
Plymouth port 45 minutes
Easy on road free car parking within 1 - 20 yards.
Paignton, Brixham, Torquay 20 minutes
Totnes, Salcombe 30 minutes
Plymouth, Exeter, Dartmoor 45 minutes
National Trust - Greenways House - Agatha Christies home & garden, 30 mins walk, 10 mins ferry - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway/
Coleton Fishacre - D'Oyly Carte family home & garden, 30 minutes walk, 10 minutes car - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleton-fishacre/
NatWest, Barclays, Lloyds,
Marks & Spencer, Co-Op, Sainsbury's,
Michelin starred and lots of other restaurants ranging from fish, Indian, Local Produce, Polish, French, Carvery, seafood
Great range of pubs with food
A village near to the mouth of the river Dart Estuary, it is on the North East bank of the river Dart estuary and stands opposite the ancient sea faring port of Dartmouth, Devon. The village has a Church, Primary School, Library, local shops, public houses, restaurants, rail station which has a seasonal steam train service to Torquay. It is the home of the Royal Dart Yacht Club and has the convenience of an established marin
Two vehicle/passenger and one passenger only ferries link Kingswear with Dartmouth and run throughout the day all year round.
A bus service links the village with the Torbay towns of Brixham, Paignton, Torquay, Plymouth, etc.
A great steam train service runs between Torquay, Paignton and Kingswear with another stops along the way. This service is a must for steam train enthusiasts, children and anyone who wants to rekindle their memories of steam trains. They run a wide range of steam engines including Thomas the Steam Engine.
Visit Higher Brownstone Farm, National Trust, with its 298 acres and footpaths, or try Coleton Fishacre Estate, another National Trust property with walled gardens, coastal footpaths and cove. This has been extended recently. Close to the house there is a formal pool garden and elsewhere wooded areas full of wild flowers descend the slopes to the sea. The microclimate in the narrow valley at Coleton allows many rare and tender plants to flourish. The wide variety of exotic plants provides interest throughout the year. Bamboos, mimosas, myrtle and other moisture-loving plants grow profusely around the pool and streams. In the spring the thickly planted rhododendrons, magnolia and camellias create a stunning display of colour. A gazebo provides superb views over the sea below.