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Sweet Rose our gorgeous 1 bed 

Oct 21 
 
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 

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 
 
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 

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. 
 
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. 
 
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 
 
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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