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Sweet Rose our gorgeous 1 bed 

 
Apr 22 
 
Yvonne 
 
Very enjoyable and relaxing stay 
Beautiful cottage, very clean warm and cosy, lovely dog walks and beaches near by.  
 
Guest Score - 10/10 
 
Justine 
 
Exceptional 
Hosts really lovely ,safe location ,pet friendly ,clean cosy accommodation.  
 
Guest Score - 10/10 
 
 
Jan 22 
 
Pamela 
 
A great base to explore many places 
Excellent, quiet location & not far to get to other places of interest 
 
Dec 21 
 
Liz Boakes 
 
Fabulous 
A lovely little cottage for two in ideal location for exploring the coast and countryside. Shops within walking distance for any last minute needs. Cottage perfectly equipped. 
 
Guest Score - 5/5 
 
 
Nov 21 
 
 
Janet Humphrey 
 
Excellent stay 
Beautiful property great location perfect host 
 
Bernard 
 
I liked the location and the history associated with this building, finding a Devon Longhouse well preserved was like winning the lottery I wasn't aware of this cottage c1450 and I'm from the region, the owners Martin and Kim were lovely. 
 
Guest Score - 10/10 
 
October 2021 
 
Kathy Reeves  
 
Lovely cosy cottage 
Had a lovely stay, Martin very helpful, plenty to do around the area, cottage big enough for the 2 of us, nice and cozy, lovely to have a bath in your bedroom, bed very comfortable, so is the settee, would stay again. Thank you for your help. 
 
Alex Thurrell 
 
Lovely stay in beautiful accommodation 
Sweet Rose cottage is small but very pretty with loads of character. The kitchen is deceptively well equipped having everything you might need. Owners are friendly and helpful. We had a relaxing break and would recommend staying here. 
 
Guest Score -5/5 
 
The Thomas' 
 
We had such a beautiful week in Sweet Rose. Our welcome on arrival made us feel at home immediately and the welcome gift after a long journey was beautiful. The cottage was warm, homely, clean and very well stocked with everything you need. The location is also perfect to explore the Devon coastline. 
 
Guest Score - 10/10 
 
 
Sep 21 
 
Kathy Reeves 
 
Lovely cosy cottage. Had a lovely stay, Martin very helpful, plenty to do around the area, cottage big enough for the 2 of us, nice and cozy, lovely to have a bath in your bedroom, bed very comfortable, so is the settee, would stay again. Thank you for your help. 
 
Guest Score - 5/5 
 
 
July 21 
 
The Duncan's 
 
The location is great for visiting nearby attractions, with a bus stop only a 5 min walk away. If you want to park your car up during your stay, parking is available on site and the 31 bus runs regularly to Torquay harbour. There you can catch onward connections. The cottage is comfortable with a lovely garden area. Martin and Kim are great hosts, and made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. A lovely welcome pack is provided and the cottage contains everything you will need for your stay. 
 
Guest Score - 9/10 
 
 
July 21 
 
Jacquelin Harris 
 
Sweet Rose Cottage was a little 'chocolate box' piece of heaven. Everything you could possibly need was in the cottage, Martin and Kim have thought of everything. To welcome us, there was tea, coffee and milk and some gorgeous choc chip shortcake biscuits, not to mention Prosecco! There was washing up liquid, cloth, sponge and T. Towel in the kitchen and sumptuous white towels and hotel quality bedding (and a VERY comfortable bed) in the beautiful bedroom upstairs, topped off by a deep free standing bath - all made for a perfect and very romantic setting. We were lucky with the weather and were able to enjoy the cottage garden as well. It is a perfect location either for walking or if you want to travel a little further afield and don't want to use the car, the bus stop is literally a stone's throw from your front door and we found the buses were very reliable. Martin and Kim (and previous guests) have provided a wealth of information contained within 3 folders. So you'll never be stuck for ideas on places to visit (rain or shine) or recommended eateries, whether they be eat in, takeaway or delivery. We had fish and chips from Paul, just down the road - very tasty!! We managed to get a last minute booking at Angels in Babbacombe for afternoon tea, which was lovely! We would recommend that you pre-book if there are particular restaurants you want to eat at, as many are fully booked due to restricted numbers etc because of Covid, although this may change after 19 July. There are also details of numerous walks straight from the cottage and further afield, all put together by Martin and Kim. We asked Martin if we could park our car whilst we did some exploring on our day of arrival and until we could check in, but Martin went one step further and as circumstances allowed, he was able to let us into the cottage earlier, which was fantastic as we could unpack, freshen up and make a day of it! 
 
Guest Score - 10/10 
 
 
July 21 
 
Richard Strick 
 
Sweet Rose cottage is in a great location to explore the many and various beaches etc. Very comfortable with all you need to enjoy including a nice enclosed private peaceful garden. Local shops within a short walk ideal. Martin was extremely helpful giving us lots of information tips in folder for a very enjoyable holiday. 
 
Score - 5/5 

Honeysuckle our luxurious gem of 2 beds 

 
Apr 22 
 
Andrew 
 
A lovely quiet private cozy cottage that feels like a great escape from the hurl burly. Very welcome gifts on arrival with fantastic communication throughout. Very good if you have a dog. 
 
Matt & Katha 
 
Good value cottage that is only a short drive to everything and is dog friendly. The local fish and chip shop is lovely as well. 
 
Parr Family 
 
Honeysuckle was just beautiful. Warm, cosy, comfy and full of charm. Loved the garden as well. 
 
 
Mar 21 
 
Becky 
 
A great stay, cottage is very comfortable, equipped and cosy. Very peaceful setting, we enjoyed listening to the birds with a morning coffee in the courtyard. Location is good, in a quiet street but a short stroll to a selection of local shops. Wifi speeds excellent, we were able to make video calls for work without any problem. The welcome goodies were a lovely touch. Communication by hosts was excellent, check in/out very easy. Would recommend. 
 
Guest Score - 5/5  
 
Cathryn Jenkins 
 
Lovely! 
Beautiful little house - perfect for us on our first post-covid holiday. Tucked away from the road but so close to the shops. Ideal. Really lovely walks all around and would love to return when the weather is less February-like! Martin was very welcoming and his mum was absolutely charming. Definitely recommend! 
 
Guest Score - 5/5 
 
 
Jan 22 
 
Julia Hendry 
 
Home from Home 
Overall impressions of the Cottage were spotlessly clean & cosy. It was equipt with everything you need & everything you didn’t think you needed until you did! A very warm & cozy cottage that felt like home. 
 
Guest Score - 5/5 
 
Griffiths Family 
 
Came for a birthday break to enjoy coastal walks. Did not disappoint. Lovely conversion of the old barns. Lots of character and beautiful coastline to explore. 
 
 
Dec 21 
 
Harris Family 
 
Thank you for a wonderful stay and for your flexibility with our booking. A real home from home feeling. We enjoyed just relaxing and enjoying the cottage. 
 
Guest Score - 6/6 
 
Marina and Christine Fournier-Farmer 
 
I can’t wait to come back! Thank you for making us feel so very welcome. All the extra touches made it more special. 
 
 
Sep 21 
 
Chris Staves 
 
Lovely quiet accommodation with private garden. We had a great time at Pilgrims Rest, a great base for exploring the South Devon Coast and the South West Coastal Path. Lovely Coves and small beaches, plenty of good value pubs. Comfy accommodation within easy walking distance of shops and takeaways 
 
Guest Score - 5/5 
 
 
July 21 
 
The Southward Family 
 
Just what the doctor ordered! We have recently returned from a relaxing peaceful stay at Pilgrim’s rest residing in Honeysuckle cottage. Martin was a brilliant host, very supportive to our family before we travelled, accommodating our extra requests to bring an extra guest and our dog Elsie. Any minor issue such as WiFi problems or requests for an iron were dealt with immediately..The set up of the three cottages and communal areas worked perfectly for us, we were blessed with lovely residents in the other properties so it was lovely to share a run down of our respective day’s adventures over a brew or a gin and tonic. The gardens are a real sun trap and a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the evening sunshine. The cottage itself is welcoming and comfy, and we were kindly gifted a welcome pack on arrival. Gorgeous rooms with exposed beams and very comfy beds. It is ideally placed for sightseeing. Local shops and takeaways are within walking distance. Can’t recommend the spot highly enough. Martin is a brilliant host with bags of enthusiasm and lots of local knowledge. Would love to return one day. 
 
Guest Score - 5/5 
 
 
July 21 
 
The Hale Family 
 
Lovely cottage - lovely welcome. Everything was in place and it was a great base for exploring the Torbay area and beyond. Martin and Kim have an extraordinary amount of local knowledge. The cottage was charming. The advice on where to go very useful. 
 
Guest Score - 5/5 
 
 
July 21 
 
A truly wonderful place to spend your holiday in. We were made to feel very welcome from the instant that we arrived and thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Not only was the cottage beautiful, with its own private courtyard and orchard garden, the location is also perfect. Only a five minute drive to Torquay and local attraction. We stayed for seven days, the cottage was beautiful, very homely and the owners were wonderful, extremely friendly and helpful. We will be back again next year. 
 
Guest Score - 5/5 
 
 
April 21 
 
Beverley Rough 
 
Beautiful cottage in a lovely area , friendly and welcoming hosts 
 
Guest Score - 10/10 

Threshing Barn our historical 4 bed 

 
Apr 22  
 
Catharina Fella 
 
Lovely Cottage 
We passed a wonderful time in Pilgrims Rest Cottages with a very warm welcome. The cottage is well situated and equipped and we even had the chance to enjoy a bit of sun in the garden. Matin is a very caring owner and ensures a wonderful stay for his guests. 
 
Guest Score - 5/5 
 
Tennesse 
 
Cottage was beautiful , in a good location. About 10 minute drive to Torquay. 4 minute walk to local co op and Tescos. Was in a quiet location and cottage was clean and tidy. Cottage downstairs was open planned so perfect for a family holidays. 
 
 
Jan 22 
 
Sophie Ramsden 
 
We had a really wonderful stay here. The living space was great for socialising and the outdoor space was great for our dog. The bedrooms are very comfortable. Goodrington sands is a lovely wide beach and great for walking the dogs. Wonderful find, lots of laughter and games galore. 
 
Guest Score - 5/5 
 
 
Dec 21 
 
The Powell Family 
 
Martin and Kim were so welcoming and helpful. Lovely family feel and my children loved the garden. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. 
 
 
Oct 21 
 
The Kirkby Family 
 
Great property for a family get together. We had a warm welcome from the owner Martin, and we were all delighted with the size and comfort of the property. There was ample space in all the bedrooms, and enough bathrooms/shower rooms for us all. There is a safe garden for the children to play in. The spiral staircase could be challenging, but we all got used to it. I thoroughly recommend this property. 
 
Guest Score - 5/5 
 
 
Sep 21 
 
The Kemp's 
 
The Old Threshing Barn is great accommodation for up to 8 people. IT is very comfortable and there is lots of room to spread out in the lounge, dining room and kitchen areas and 3 bathrooms, so less of a wait to get out in the morning. The kitchen is very well equiped for catering for a larger gathering with lots of large saucepans, serving dishes, etc. There is also WiFi and a large Smart TV with the possibility of logging in to your netflix, iPlayer, etc. There are some great local shops very close (a Tesco Express, a CoOp, a bakers and a chemist). A bigger ASDA and a big Sainsburys are a short car ride away. There is a bus that goes into Torquay or a short car ride. There are many things to do and see in the surrounding area. Just be aware that the spiral staircase takes a little getting used to and that there is a short walk from the car park. Martin and Kim and family were very welcoming and very helpful. In particular, they kindly did some research for us and found lots of restuarants and cafes providing gluten free food. 
 
Guest Score - 5/5 
 
 
Sep 21 
 
The Grannell Family 
 
Really loved this place. Martin is really helpful and a great host. Great location for exploring the South West Coast path and the Dart Valley. Highly recommend 
 
Guest Score - 5/5 
 
 
Aug 21 
 
The Spicer Family 
 
Fabulous Break! First trip away post-Covid with 3 generations of the family - we were greeted at the Threshing Barn by Martin and quickly settled in! The Barn is clean and spacious and very well equipped. We enjoyed lazy evenings in the Old Orchard with a G&T and ventured out during the day. All in all, super easy from end to end and a really lovely week had by all. Thank you Martin & Kim! Xxx 
 
Guest Score - 5/5 
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