Pilgrims Rest

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HONEYSUCKLE COTTAGE COMMENTS

Please feel free to click on the name of the cottage you are considering and scroll to the time of year you want. There are OVER 250 COMMENTS for each cottage with guests scores, AS WE MOVE INTO OUR 8th SEASON, from couples, families (with babies to older teens), friends together or extended family groups. Guests kindly complete a 7 question questionnaire covering ‘welcoming’, ‘cleanliness’, ‘quality of rooms’, ‘family friendly’, ‘amenities’ & ‘value for money’ and 'location'. (Maximum Mark 42) and are asked if they would come again or recommend to a friend. As you will see we average over 40/42 and have 99.9% success of coming again and recommending friends.

THRESHING BARN COMMENTS

Sweet Rose

GUEST QUESTIONNAIRE Example

New Year

Rob & Serena

Sweet Rose is a really well thought out cottage with lovely gifts on arrival and down the road Maidencombe stunning. Great stay.

Guest Score - 42/42

Would you come Again - Yes

Would you recommend To A Friend - Yes

Christmas

John & Carol (70s)

We stayed in Sweet Rose for a week whilst other members of the family stayed in Honeysuckle. All we can say is full marks – welcoming, clean, top quality, all amenities, value for money and location! Thank you.

Guest Score - 41/42

Would you come Again - Yes

Would you recommend To A Friend - Yes

Nov16

Tom & Kara

'We came for a nice, quiet, relaxing get away before the Xmas rush and Sweet Rose delivered perfectly. Very quiet, cute place to have nice walks and cosy nights in with everything you want to do within a few miles. Try the local bakers only 5 minutes walk away which have great, quality products and the Smart TV was excellent for access to Netflix. Thank you so much for your warm welcome – very friendly and helpful with the cookies when we came in a lovely touch. Such a beautiful property and peaceful destination – would definitely stay here again'

Guest Score - 40/42

Would you come Again - Yes

Would you recommend To A Friend - Yes

Nov16

David & Masha

Lovely place to stay. Very relaxing and cozy. The show in Kents Cavern by the Butterfly Theatre was well worth the visit and we would recommend Brixham pier for a walk and a spot of lunch. Thank you for a nice stay – very welcoming and would definitely come again.

Guest Score - 40/42

Would you come Again - Yes

Would you recommend To A Friend - Yes

Nov16

Lesley, Paul and pooch

We booked Sweet Rose for Paul’s 55th birthday, looking for somewhere dog friendly, attracted by rustic charm and the bath! Sweet Rose was exactly as I’d hoped – very romantic. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here – really cosy to return to after full days out. The cottage had everything we needed – even spare dog bowls and poo bags, had we forgotten them. Great location for long coastal walks, short drives to nearby attractions with a short walk to shops/takeaways. The extra touches of cookies, fresh flowers, chocs and fizz on arrival was lovely with Martin, our host, friendly and helpful. Excellent value for money. Would happily return and recommend.

Guest Score - 40/42

Would you come Again - Yes

Would you recommend To A Friend - Yes

Oct16

Steve and Heather ‘banjo’ and storm’

We wanted a relaxing break and that is exactly what we got – Sweet Rose is very quaint and the bed so comfy. We really enjoyed Cockington Village, Berry Head, the walks and the amazing cream tea and if you want a Chinese, Woks Takeaway is only 5 minutes’ walk and great for a night in, whilst The Thatched Tavern in Maidencombe really memorable. A very big thank you for being so friendly and welcoming – the roses are a lovely touch, as was the bubbly and Banjo and Storm said thanks for their treats!

Guest Score - 41/42

Would you come Again - Yes

Would you recommend To A Friend - Yes

Oct16

Claire, Jamie Mia (11mths) & ‘Poppy’

We found Sweet Rose simply under ‘dog friendly’ on the internet. Good price and location with lots of great walks for our dog Poppy. The additional baby stuff was lovely for our 11month old daughter whilst Sweet Rose perfect for us as a family though a bit tight with our large dog crate! Thank you for making us feel very welcome. We will return for a future visit; it has been a very relaxing few days.

Guest Score - 39/42

Would you come Again - Yes

Would you recommend To A Friend - Yes

Oct16

Laura and Nigel

We loved our week here in Sweet Rose. Quaint and comfortable with an amazingly comfy bed! Bygones in St. Marychurch was a nostalgic visit and very worth it and we’d also recommend The Model Village @ Babbacombe, the Cary Arms down on the sea and a ferry over to Brixham though sitting outside Brennings on the harbour side watching the world go by with a tasty cream tea trumps them all! Thank you Martin and Kim for a lovely break.

Guest Score - 39/42

Would you come Again - Yes

Would you recommend To A Friend - Yes

Oct16

Sandy and Phil with ‘Daisy’ and ‘Bailey’

Superb holiday accommodation. Dogs loved their treats and we enjoyed the biscuits and bubbles – a lovely touch. Sweet Rose was an ideal base for discovering the area with the information folders the best we’ve come across. With The Thatched Tavern and Drum Inn good for food. Thank you for being so lovely and accommodating this week. We will certainly return.

Guest Score - 42/42

Would you come Again - Yes

Would you recommend To A Friend - Yes

Sep16

Paul, Paulene & ‘pooches’

We came for a peaceful rest. Sweet Rose gave us just what we needed – peace. Martin & Kim are fab hosts including their lovely welcome – they made our stay so enjoyable. Spotlessly clean. Full marks for quality and a great location. Thank you.

Guest Score - 42/42

Would you come Again - Yes

Would you recommend To A Friend - Yes

Sept16

Natasha, Craig and Charlie (2)

Thank you for being so lovely and welcoming and truly making it feel like a home from home on our Honeymoon. Seeing the seal at Watcombe Beach which was so incredibly peaceful and secluded, enjoying crab hunting and exploring Occombe Forest were amazing with Charlie. 6 stars all round to you both.

Guest Score - 42/42

Would you come Again - Yes

Would you recommend To A Friend - Yes

Sept16

The Egertons

Thank you for a warm welcome – the chocs and prosecco were a lovely touch. Excellent value for money with the walks to the Linny and Babbacombe Downs a treat. We would happily come again and recommend to friends.

Guest Score - 39/42

Would you come Again - Yes

Would you recommend To A Friend - Yes

Aug16

Joy, Phil & ‘Bob’

What a gem! Martin and Kim have got it so right here. We’ve had an excellent weeks stay and will recommend you to all our family and friends. Bob, our dog, loved it. Nice touch of the prosecco and cookies. Excellent location to explore The English Riviera and watching Sammy the sea lion and his friend outside The Cary Arms – unforgettable.

Guest Score - 42/42

Would you come Again - Yes

Would you recommend To A Friend - Yes

July/Aug16

Debs, Wayne and ‘Tess’

Sweet Rose looked lovely, ‘dog friendly’ and a good price for a week down here. Thank you for a wonderful holiday cottage. You made us feel very welcome and at home, which in turn helped us to relax on our holiday. Lovely bedroom and bath. Wonderfully equipped kitchen with everything you could need and extras provided – such as flowers and chocs and bubbles- excellent touch. Thatched Tavern was a fave place though walks on Babbacombe Downs with cream tea at Angels or bigger food at The Bucanneer wonderful. We have had a fab holiday here.

Guest Score - 40/42

Would you come Again - Yes

Would you recommend To A Friend - Yes

July 16

John, Sandra and 'the girls - Mollie, Meggie and Annie'

'Sweet Rose looked lovely on the internet and was. The enclosed safe and clean garden was beautiful. Thank you for telling us about the places to visit which were easy to drive to, and for making us and the dogs feel welcome. Seeing our dogs running on the beaches and in the sea was a joy and the bubble baths for us at the end of the day a must! The bubble baths tablets, prosecco and chocolates on arrival were very thoughtful (thanks for the gifts).'

Guest score - 37.5/42 (overall 5*)

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

June16

Mr & Mrs Hammonds

'After looking on booking.com we found Sweet Rose, it looked absolutely wonderful and we are pleased to say that in reality, it was even better; perfect for 2! In relation to the property we would advise future guests to relax and enjoy, they will not be disappointed; it is a 10/10 place to stay. In terms of food, both the Linny and the Dolphin (in Dartmouth) are well worth a visit! Thank you Martin, Kim and Rebekah for your warm welcome and perfect gifts on arrival. We wished we had stayed longer and will definitely be back. xx'

Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*)

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

May16

Saleh, Michelle & Jameile

'We chose Sweet Rose because it looked romantic and it was baby friendly. We found the cottage to be really cosy and the people were very welcoming. For future guests we advise that you go on the Brixham Ferry trip and take a drive along the coastline stopping at all the different beaches along the way. Thank you for the warm welcome and continuous smiles. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to come again.'

Guest score - 42/42 (overall 5*)

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

May16

Mr & Mrs Betts & 'Bentley'

'We found Sweet Rose on Owners Direct, it looked absolutely wonderful and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed a walk along the South West coast path as well as dining at the hole in the wall pub in Torquay. Thank you for allowing us to holiday in your property. It has been very relaxing and we hope to see you again.'

Guest score - 42/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

May16

Jim & Wendy

'Sweet Rose is a lovely cottage in a great location with as much or as little as you want to do. We absolutely loved the Cary Arms, the beef was to die for! Many thanks for a lovely weekend!'

Guest score - 42/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

April16

Neil & Wendy

'We found Sweet Rose via bluechip holidays online when looking for a self-catering cottage in Torquay for a quiet getaway. We were not disappointed. We recommend future guests take a trip to Cockington as it is a real gem; excellent little cottage with a beautiful tearoom and local crafts. Thank you for a lovely stay and for the cake and wine on arrival. Sweet Rose is beautiful with all we needed for a week’s holiday!'

Guest score - 42/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

April16

Paul & Glynis

'We combined our time away with business hunting as we love the area and want to move here. Throughout our stay we enjoyed the peace and quiet as well as celebrating a birthday and visiting the fantastic beaches! Thank you for a brilliant week away; the location was perfect and Sweet Rose was lovely.'

Guest score - 40/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

April16

John, Sarah & 'Lottie'

'We came to Pilgrims Rest cottages for a quiet break with our dog (Lottie). We loved it and so did she! We will always remember Lottie’s first swim in the sea, the great walks & beaches as well as the really friendly people. We advise future guests to take the ferry to Brixham, it is only £3 and dogs go free. Thank you for being such great hosts and sharing your local knowledge with us.'

Guest score - 42/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

March16

Carol, George & 'Charlie'

'Our daughter booked for us to stay in Sweet Rose cottage and what a lovely time we have had. We thoroughly enjoyed the rugged coastline and beautiful beaches. Thank you ever so much for the cake, wine and warm welcome.'

Guest score - 39/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

Jan16 'New Year'

Kirsty & Oliver

'Sweet Rose enabled us to celebrate both a birthday and our anniversary perfectly. Babbacombe Bay was beautiful, such a wonderful place to go walking. Thank you for such a wonderful stay and for making us feel so welcome.'

Guest score - 41/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

Dec15

Leonie & Nigel

'We came to relax, Sweet Rose was the perfect retreat. We will always remember the closeness of the beautiful coastline! Thank you for being available 24/7, it made our stay easy and special.'

Guest score - 42/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

Sep15

A&M Gasson

We found Sweet Rose charming and quiet. We had a lot of lovely times but sitting outside in the evening at Lulu’s wine bar at the seafront drinking a glass of wine watching the sun set over the Torquay harbour was great. We recommend going to Angel’s tea room in Babbacombe and Man Friday’s sea food restaurant (Torquay harbour) and the ferry from Torquay.

Guest score - 39/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

Sep15

Kevin & Steph Hagg

We came to Pilgrims Rest after looking on their website and thought it looked appealing and offering luxury. We will most remember having our cream teas at Cockington and visiting Babbacombe, Teignmouth and the Torquay Marina. Thank you very much for the wine and being so helpful with any problems.

Guest score - 36/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

Aug15

Mr & Mrs P.Cox

We came for our first break in 5 years-and it was a lovely break! We had a great time sitting in Las Iguanas down near the sea front having cocktails and our boat trip to Paignton was lovely. Thank you to such lovely hosts!

Guest score - 42/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

July15

Paul, Sarah & Max

We booked Sweet Rose as we found it on the internet and thought it looked very romantic. We had a lovely time visiting Babbacombe and going to Oddicombe via the tram to the beach café and definitely recommend going to Torquay harbour and to Brixham to have a walk along and an ice cream! Thank you again Martin & family for having us, we had a lovely time!

Guest score - 42/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

July15

Angie & Eddie

We came to Pilgrims Rest because we needed a break away with our 2 dogs. The bath was such a treat as we only have a shower at home and found the bed very comfortable! We thoroughly enjoyed Cockington; beautiful and well worth a visit. We also took the Ferry from Torquay over to Brixham for only £3 and the dogs were free free! Thank you also for the welcome pack, the cake was a lovely touch and all the information on where to visit and eat were very helpful.

S-37 CA-No (like somewhere new each stay) RaF-Yes

July15

Michelle & Neil

'Michelle found Pilgrims Rest on the internet and fell in love with it. We were certainly not disappointed when we arrived! We will always remember the beautiful ferry trip from Torquay to Devon and visiting Kents Cavern! Thank you Martin and family for your warm welcome!'

Guest score - 42/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

June15

Dan & Taryn

'We came to visit family in Babbacombe so we were looking for a base camp! Sweet Rose was perfect for this and had everything we needed! We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Model Village and Kents Cavern! Sweet Rose is gorgeous with everything a holiday maker could ever want and need! Thank you!'

Guest score - 42/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

June15

Jacob, Mette & Caroline (3)

'We wanted a cosy property which was child friendly and had the countryside close by, this is exactly what we got, with the added bonus of very nice and helpful owners. For future guests, make sure that you do not miss the beautiful beach down at Maidencombe and definitely do not miss Goodrington beach in Paignton as they are a great day out! Thank you Martin for everything; the cake and wine and for helping to organise flowers and cupcakes for my wife’s birthday!'

Guest score - 40/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

June15

Samantha & Christopher

'We came to celebrate our Honeymoon, it was perfect! Thank you so much for having us in your lovely cottage. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay; such a beautiful cottage, we could not have asked for more on our honeymoon.'

Guest score - 42/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

May15

Roger & Maureen Jones

'We came for a short break on the South Devon Coast, which is full of unexpected delights. We strongly advise that future guests try out the Rockfish restaurants which are situated in: Dartmouth, Torquay and more recently in Brixham, they are fantastic! Sweet Rose was beautiful with everything we needed! Thank you for the cake and wine on arrival, keep up the good work!'

Guest score - 41/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

April15

Mercellez

'Sweet Rose is a beautiful and romantic cottage owned by lovely people. We most enjoyed going for a drink down at the Cary Arms as well as visiting all the castles in Devon, absolutely loved the history. Thank you for your hospitality, we had a lovely time and may be back next year!!'

Guest score - 42/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

April15

Rhiannon & Jurgen

'We booked Sweet Rose for a quiet and relaxing stay in order to celebrate Jurgen’s birthday. It exceeded our expectations; such a quiet location with beautiful scenery. It was lovely to be able to have a cosy night in after a day of exploring. We will always remember Torquay Harbour and sitting in the luxurious bath enjoying a glass of wine! Thank you for such a warm welcome, we felt well looked after throughout as nothing was ever too much! We wish you and your family all the best.'

Guest score - 41/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

March15

Alison & Gordon

'Thank you for a wonderful stay in Sweet Rose, the bed was soooo comfortable!!!'

Guest score - 41/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

March15

Sarah Keddy

'Perfect cottage in a perfect location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Sweet Rose as well as our trips to the beautiful marina. Thank you so much. '

Guest score - 42/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

Feb15

Tracey & Adam

'We came to Pilgrims Rest Cottages for a weekend away. Sweet Rose was absolutely beautiful and in a perfect location! We strongly recommend future guests try the local Chinese as it is delicious. We most enjoyed out trip to Paignton to play crazy golf, it was great fun. We will always remember the fantastic bath in the property, lovely for a relaxing soak. Thank you for being such excellent hosts and for the welcome gifts and guides!'

Guest score - 41/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

Dec14 (Xmas NY)

J & J

Sweet Rose is a beautiful cottage. Full of charm and comfort. Came to visit family over the Christmas break and loved staying here. Plenty to do in the rea, with beaches, restaurants and attractions in abundance. Thank you.

Guest score - 42/42

Come again - Yes

Recommend to a Friend - Yes

Nov14

Steve & Susan, “Sasha” & “Mia”

Just would like to say thank you – we’ve all had a lovely and relaxing week. Your barns are amazing, as are the gardens and enclosed areas (very dog friendly – most appreciated). Peaceful and quiet setting – totally unexpected in Torquay! The bath and bed were amazing. Will definitely recommend to family and friends and already planning a return.

S -42 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

Nov14

Sarah, Steve, & “2 labs”

We found a perfect place for a relaxing break. Gorgeous cottage and well equipped with excellent information provided that was most helpful. Everything was brilliant about the holiday. Loved the bath and the most comfiest bed! All we needed within easy reach. Cary Arms and Thatched Tavern for food. Beaches for the dogs. Wine and cake on arrival. Thank you!

S -42 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

Nov14

Denise & Peter

Everything we could have wanted in the barn with excellent quality of rooms, amenities and value in an ideal location! Too many places to recommend future guests! Thank you for a lovely 5 days – will be returning.

S -42 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

Nov14

Pete, Rachel & “Pooch”

We came for a rest from the city and found a tranquil haven that suited our needs perfectly. Swimming in the cove (local beach) at dusk was glorious. All three of us had a most wonderful stay. The warm welcome by Martin and delicious cupcakes and allowing us to arrive late were added bonuses. Thank you.

S -39 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

Oct14

Sean (29, Kirsty (29) & “Roxy”

We came for a relaxing retreat with our dog Roxy, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Sweet Rose turned out to be a fantastic getaway and a perfect base to explore Devon. Thank you for making our stay exactly what we wanted – secluded, peaceful and when needed, adventurous.

S -39 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

Oct14

Roy & Kate (60+)

We came for a family party, taking Sweet Rose and The Old Manor Farmhouse. We stayed in Sweet Rose and were delighted. Excellent all-round. Thank you.

S -42 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

Sept14

Joseph, Jarin & Charles (17mths)

We came for a short break away from the city and found Sweet Rose to be lovely and in such a convenient location. The welcome goodies and warm welcome arrival were kind. Oreston Manor was great for breakfast with lovely seafood at Rockfish. Charles enjoyed feeding the animals at Pennywell which was a very exciting day for him. Very happy and will visit again.

S -39 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

Sept14

Frank & Madeline

Found Sweet Rose online. She was just what we were looking for. A beautiful cottage. Spot on place to relax including peaceful gardens. The detailed local information was amazing and so helpful especially the walks. Thank you.

S -42 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

Sept14

Paola, Gavin, Erin (infant) & “Ti”

Sweet Rose looked like a beautiful place to stay on the internet and we were right. We had a lovely, peaceful holiday with beautiful walks by the beach and all with our dog! It felt like home from home. Thank you.

S -40 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

Sept14

Anthony, Nikita and Molly (18mths)

We choose Pilgrims Rest as our first little family holiday and wanted a peaceful location. Thank you very much for a great stay. Excellent. Sweet Rose was lovely and comfy and suited us to a T!! The garden is fabulous for a few hours sunshine in the afternoon and the area full of great things to do. Hope to see you next year with some extended family xx

S -42 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

Aug14

Alex, & Naomi & & baby

This has been a special holiday. A fantastic setting to enjoy our first family holiday. Sweet Rose was perfect with a lovely garden and the area with plenty to see and do. We loved the zoo, Living Coasts, The Thatched Tavern and Lulu’s. Ideal. Thank you for providing all this for us.

S -42 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

Aug14

Sue, tony & Marie-Rose (1)

Lovely, relaxing holiday with so many beautiful places to visit ideally situated for most. Thank you.

S -40 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

July14

Jenny & Christopher Rhodes plus “pooch”

We booked Sweet Rose as it was dog friendly and in a good location for the sights of Devon. It lived up to our expectations and more with so much still to see. We enjoyed our stay very much. Torquay, Babbacombe, Cockington, many beaches – wonderful. Thank you for everything. Excellent hosts.

S -40 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

July14

Claire & Chris - Thank you for allowing us to enjoy our first visit to Devon, the tips you gave us were invaluable enabling us to enjoy some beautiful walks in the local area. We felt very at home in Sweet Rose and enjoyed relaxing in your property. Thank you.

S -40 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

July14

Emma & Richard - Sweet Rose looked beautiful on the Pilgrims Rest website so we decided to give it a go, it did not disappoint. There are so many things to do in close proximity to the property, we enjoyed some great days out to; Dawlish, Kents Cavern, Exeter, Brixham and Totnes! Thank you for a great holiday.

S-40 CA - Yes RAF - Yes

June14

Rod & Julie - On arrival we found a super surprise of a chocolate cake and a bottle of wine as well as a super warm welcome! We thoroughly enjoyed some memorable days out to; Brixham and Dartmouth! We will always remember the relaxing surroundings at Pilgrims Rest as well as the super bath in Sweet Rose. Thank you for a very special stay.

41 Yes Yes

June14

Stu & Faye Pearson - It was our first little holiday away we our 7 week old baby. We wanted somewhere family friendly and had everything we needed i.e. washing machine, we were so pleased find Sweet Rose had everything! Thank you very much for everything!

42 Yes Yes

June14

Sue & Neil - Sweet Rose is so very comfortable and welcoming, a true home from home experience. We absolutely loved our trips up to Babbacombe, to Torquay Harbour as well as an evening meal to Jingles Restaurant, future guests try it out! Thank you so much and we hope to stay in Sweet Rose again next year.

42 Yes Yes

May14

R. Jones - My son booked our stay in Sweet Rose as a surprise which was lovely. Thank you very much for looking after us so well.

42 Yes Yes

May14

Claire, Chris, ‘Zeus & Mia’ - We came to Torquay for a friend’s wedding and found Pilgrims Rest to be an excellent base for the holiday. The slipper bath with a glass or two was perfect after a day of shopping. Thank you Martin and Rebekah for making our stay so special. Zeus and Mia will certainly miss it there and their new friend Rebekah. Thank you for taking such good care of us and we hope to return.

42 Yes Yes

April14

Nicole & Jessie - We wanted a romantic break in Devon away from busy civilisation but close enough to have things to do…Sweet Rose was perfect for this! The Ness restaurant in Shaldon was lovely as well as Dartmoor and Torquay’s harbour, future guests should definitely take a look. Thank you for being so friendly and providing us with so much information on local attractions. We have really enjoyed our stay!

40 Yes Yes

April 14

Sam, Harriet and “Bruno” - We came to Pilgrims Rest to celebrate our anniversary. We have enjoyed a very romantic, cosy and wonderful time in Sweet Rose! We thoroughly enjoyed Torquay’s beautiful harbour and the views from the big wheel. Thank you for making our stay so special and letting us bring Bruno, we all had a great time. Sweet Rose is so beautiful and the BATH IS AMAZING!!!!!

42 Yes Yes

April 14

Lynn, Sean & “Maisie” - We have thoroughly enjoyed our break in Sweet Rose; we were able to relax the entire time we were in your peaceful property. We most enjoyed our trip up to Babbacombe which was down to the lovely views. A big thank you for all your help and the treats on arrival. 42 Yes Yes

March 14

Gill, Ross & “Leon” - This was our first proper holiday in years, we came for peace, beautiful scenery and dog walk opportunities, and we found exactly that!! We will never forget all the walking and breath taking scenery as well as the individual beaches close by. Thank you for making our stay in Sweet Rose cottage a pleasurable experience. You have been most friendly and welcoming as all time. Thank you so much and we look forward to booking again in the future.

41 Yes Yes

March 14

Kathryn, Leon & “Bobby”

Pilgrims Rest has a lovely set up, great location and phenomenal hospitality. Allowing dogs was the icing on the cake for us and proved to be perfect for him too. Babbacombe is beautiful and definitely work a trip (or several) for future guests, trying out Angels Tea rooms is also a must! Thank you for a lovely stay, I am sure we will be back.

40 Yes Yes

March 14

Benn & Kayla - We came for a short break as we have not been to Torquay before although, we will definitely be back for a longer one as we loved it! For future guests you must take a trip down to the Harbour, the view is beautiful and there are plenty of places to sit and have fish & chips! Also Biancos restaurant do amazing steak! Thank you for a great break with a very warm welcome.

42 Yes Yes

March 14

Tamsin & Grant

We came to Sweet Rose for our anniversary, it was perfect. We strongly recommend Paignton Zoo to future guests as it was the highlight of our week!!!! Thank you for such an amazing stay in Sweet Rose, we did not want to leave.

42 Yes Yes

February 14

Mr & Mrs Allan Brener

Thank you for a tremendous stay in your property.

40 Yes Yes

February 14

Carly Morris

Sweet Rose allowed us to enjoy the short break we were looking for. As well as enjoying the beautiful property we adored walking along the seafront and through the town of Torquay. Thank you for everything from letting us stay in your luxurious place to the treats provided on arrival. Thank you again. 40 Yes Yes

February 14

Richard & Sue - We were hoping for a quiet break in a cosy place and that is what we got. We thoroughly enjoyed a beautiful costal walk from Watcombe to Babbacombe, finishing with lunch in the Cary Arms. Thank you for being so helpful, we hope to return.

42 Yes Yes

February 14

Daniel Carter

We were looking for a ten day, luxurious break, which is exactly what we got! Thank you for the special stay, it was greatly needed.

42 Yes Yes

January 14

Peter & Jean

We were between houses and wanted a comfortable quiet place to stay, we found exactly that! Future guests should definitely try out: Model Village, Bygones and the Cary Arms for lunch (all in Babbacombe). The hospitality here was incredible, nothing was too much. Thank you for a wonderful stay and we wish you continued success!

42 Yes Yes

November13 Thea & Junny Sweet Rose We are moving to the area so wanted a base to explore. We have had a great stay and lovely weather; it was a perfect spot to explore Devon and Cornwall. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Elephant with great value; £16.95 for 3 courses! Sweet Rose was a calm and quiet retreat with beautiful beach close by, thank you for a great stay! Really appreciated the milk & teabags…just what we needed after a long blustery walk. 40 Yes Yes

November13

Andrew & Elenor

We came to Sweet Rose for peace and quiet, we found it! We will never forget the spectacular walks, beautiful. Many thanks for a very warm welcome. We really appreciated all your knowledge and recommendations. Thank you.

42 Yes Yes

October13

Ric & Vic

Thank you for a lovely welcome, the bed in Sweet Rose was extremely comfy! Future guests should definitely try out the Old Vienna restaurant! Torquay is a great place, thank you.

42 Yes Yes

October13

Kev & Sue

On arrival we found the hosts to be most welcoming with lovely extra touches of wine and cake! We have loved our time here especially our trip up to Babbacombe, great pubs and lovely little walks. Woks’ Cookin is the best local Chinese takeaway; we strongly recommend guests try it out! We will always remember our lovely walks along the coast and catching the train to Dawlish for a walk along the sea wall to Dawlish Warren. Thank you for your friendly welcome. Good luck for a great future; we wish you and your family all the best. X

40 Yes Yes

September13

Michael & Polly

The pictures on Bluechips website attracted us to Sweet Rose; it had great reviews as well as great prices! We strongly recommend future guests try the Thatched Tavern, the food is amazing! The Breakaway café in Brixham is also fantastic, for a breakfast! Thank you for making us feel so at home and all the advice you gave on the area. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

42 Yes Yes

September13

Andy & Rach

We chose Pilgrims Rest cottages mainly due to its central location; picturesque villages to the wilds of the moors!!! We thoroughly enjoyed dining at both the Carey Arms and the Thatched Tavern. Thanks for a great, relaxing break.

40 Yes Yes

September13

Sheila & Neil

We wanted somewhere relaxing to stay as a base to explore Devon, this was perfect for us. We strongly advise future guests try out the great local walks as well as Paul’s Plaice chip shop and the local bakery, they are fab! We loved the character of Sweet Rose; it was a comfortable and cosy place to stay.

39 Yes Yes

August13

Melanie & Paul

We were looking for somewhere romantic for our honeymoon, Sweet Rose was perfect. We will never forget our time here; being able to spend our honeymoon in such a beautiful setting with kind weather was exactly what we wanted. The chocolate cake and wine on arrival was a lovely touch, thank you.

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August13

Samantha & Steven Jackson (2 week stay)

We came to Sweet Rose for our Honeymoon, the cottage was beautiful; from its amazing bath to the quirky staircase we loved it! Cockington village is perfect for a picnic; we also thought Torquay Harbour was amazing at night. We will never forget the relaxing atmosphere, friendly people and just how helpful Martin and Kim were (owners). Thank you so much for making our Honeymoon so special, we would love to come back with our family.

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July13

Danny & Vicki

After deciding we needed a get-away, we booked Sweet Rose last minute. It had everything we expected and more, it was just perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting down on the seafront; having a nice glass of wine, in the sun, looking at all the boats. Every part of our holiday was memorable, a huge thank you.

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July13

Deeanne, Ashley & “Buddy”

We booked Pilgrim’s Rest as we wanted somewhere pet friendly; we were not disappointed, both the cottage and the owners were first class! We have been blessed with glorious sunshine throughout our stay which made trips to the beach and coastal walks amazing! Thank you for a lovely stay! We felt very welcome from the moment we arrived; the chocolate cake and wine were a great touch. We’d love to come again. Thank you. 42 Yes Yes

June13

Mr & Mrs Middleton

We came to Torquay to share the Miss England experience with my sister; Pilgrim’s Rest is a real home from home holiday. We have thoroughly enjoyed some great days out especially on the Paignton to Dartmouth Railway! Both the Drum Inn and the Thatched Tavern serve great food, in beautiful locations. Thank you for making our stay wonderful. Hopefully see you again soon!

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June13

David & Rosemary Hunter

We came to Sweet Rose for a 65th birthday, it was perfect; ideal location, peaceful and cosy! We found the pubs on Babbacombe Downs served fantastic food; we recommend future guests try them out. We will never forget the fantastic bath in Sweet Rose! Sweet Rose is exactly what is says on the tin! Thank you.

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June13

Katie & Dan

Sweet Rose was the perfect romantic getaway; we’ve enjoyed a restful break away from the hustle and bustle of home life. Both the bed and the bath were dreamy! Thank you so much for your hospitality.

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May13

Stuart & Susie

We came to Pilgrims Rest for a relaxing getaway, Sweet Rose was perfect. We strongly recommend future guests try out model village, it’s amazing! Thank you for everything, we have had a lovely stay.

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May13

Lloyd & Naomi

Sweet Rose was perfect for what we were looking for; a romantic weekend away. We’ll always remember our day out to Goodrington beach; there is so much to do for kids including a waterpark! Paignton Zoo is also a must do for future guests. Thank you very much for a very warm welcome and great weekend.

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May13

Amy & Adam

We were looking for a relaxing week away from home; we were delighted to find a lovely, quaint cottage. South Devon railway, Bygones and model village are all attractions we strongly recommend future guests give a go, we thoroughly enjoyed them! Thank you very much for a great stay and the cake and wine on arrival! We will return!!!

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May13

Tim & Colleen

We came to Pilgrims Rest for our 40th wedding anniversary! It was a lovely gift from our daughter, it was perfect. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our stay here as well as our days out in the surrounding area. Thank you for your courteous, sincere service, you went above and beyond a host’s requirements. Nothing was too much trouble, everything you did was carried out with warmth and friendliness. Thanks again.

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April13

Jana & Miro

We came to Pilgrims Rest for a relaxing break; it’s exactly what we got. Sweet Rose was warm and cosy with friendly hosts, we couldn’t have asked for more. We’ll always remember the beautiful bath in the cottage and the goodies on arrival. Thank you very much. We hope to see you again soon.

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April13

Jake & Leanne

Sweet Rose was perfect for our Honeymoon! We’ve enjoyed every minute of our stay here. We strongly advise future guests to try out the seven stars in Dartmouth, the food is outstanding. We also recommend guests to take full advantage of the information packs! Thank you for the most amazing two weeks! You couldn’t have made us feel more welcome. We will definitely be back!

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April13

Daniel & Sarah

We came to Pilgrims Rest for our Honeymoon, it was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed a lovely walk at Berry point in Brixham. We’ll never forget how welcoming you were and how easy it was to get everywhere! Thank you!!!! Nothing was too much trouble, you were excellent hosts!

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March13

Adam & Annie

We wanted a romantic holiday in Devon, it looked perfect online but when we arrived it was even better! There are so many lovely days out to enjoy in the surrounding area including; beaches for picnics, shopping in Torquay and the harbour front in Paignton. The bed in Sweet Rose is the comfiest bed ever, the bath is also fantastic! Thank you so much for a perfect short break for two. Everything exceeded our expectations and we will definitely be back in the future.

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March13

Michael & Jackie

Sweet Rose was the perfect break for us. We’ve had a lovely stay and enjoyed some great meals out to; Maidencombe (Thatched Tavern) & Coffinswell (Linny). Thank you.

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March13

Marion & Ross

We wanted a dog friendly establishment in a great location; Sweet Rose was exactly what we were looking for. We strongly recommend pet owners take a trip to Dartmouth, it’s extremely pet friendly! We had everything we needed so thank you for making our stay so relaxing!

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February13

Kirsty & James

Coming to Sweet Rose we were looking for a relaxing break, which is exactly what we got! We strongly recommend future guests try the “fish & chips” from Pauls Plaice, they are amazing. Thank you so much this had been a lovely, little break. Sweet Rose is absolutely perfect for a romantic break. We look forward to next time.

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February13

Janet & Terry

We came for a winter break to unwind, Sweet Rose was perfect so relaxing and peaceful, exactly what we wanted. We thoroughly enjoyed our days out to; Dartmouth, Totnes, Brixham as well as indulging in a cream tea in China Blue (Babbacombe). We’ll never forget your brilliant bath and comfy bed. It was the perfect place to spend some quality time together. We would like to say a huge thank you for making us feel so welcome. We’ve absolutely loved staying in Sweet Rose and would love to visit again. The chocolate cake, wine and milk was a great idea. Thanks again!

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February13

Jo & Ellis

We wanted to get away for a few days, away from the stress of work etc. We have had the best chill-out ever! We’ve spent most of our time relaxing but enjoyed some walks around the local area as well as a trip to the beach. Thank you so much, Sweet Rose is beautiful with the most amazing bath and bed!

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February13

Mr & Mrs Stiff

We found Sweet Rose to be a lovely, cosy barn with a fantastic bath and comfy bed. We thoroughly enjoyed our days out to Totnes and Dartmouth as well as amazing cream teas at Taylors in Ashburton. Thank you very much for your hospitality x

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January13

John & Teresa

Sweet Rose was so warm and cosy allowing us to enjoy a restful stay. The Cary Arms down by Babbacombe beach was excellent for food, we thoroughly recommend it to future guests especially pet owners! Loved the treats on arrival, thank you.

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January13

Keith & Terry

We came to Devon to visit our family, Sweet Rose catered for our every need. We didn’t spend much time doing touristy things but we did love the Aztec! Thank you!!

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New Year 2012

Victoria & Daniel

Sweet Rose was charming, the perfect place to see in the new year! Thanks to the guides we enjoyed some great days out. We’ll always remember this holiday especially the quality of Sweet Rose. Thank you for being so accommodating. We’ve really had a great stay and will be back. Thanks again.

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December12

Simon & Bex

We were looking for a nice, romantic getaway, and Sweet Rose looked perfect! All the information you provided was extremely helpful, it allowed us to make the most of our time here. We’ll never forget the very comfy bed and just how relaxing our time here has been. Thank you for making us feel so welcome during our romantic stay xx

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November12

Kieran & Suzanna

We came to Sweet Rose for some peace and relaxation, that’s exactly what we got! We found Sweet Rose extremely cosy and quiet which is what we needed. Cockington village has some excellent walks with a lovely pub (Drum Inn). We also strongly recommend Pauls Plaice fish and chip shop just up the road as well as the local Chinese, fantastic! Thank you so much for providing such wonderful accommodation. Everything was so well thought out in the information packs and we’ve felt so welcome.

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November12

Ryan & Hannah

We came to Pilgrims Rest for a short break away from work! Sweet Rose was lovely and peaceful with a beautiful bath and bed. We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to Paignton Zoo as well as going to the beach! Thank you so much for having us.

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November12

Peter & Gemma

Sweet Rose is a beautiful cottage; it’s been perfect for a break in Devon. We found the food in Torquay was superb especially at the Thatched Tavern and Angels Tea Rooms; there are also some lovely restaurants in Brixham which is only 20 minutes away! It’s been such a relaxing and enjoyable break for us here at Pilgrims Rest, thank you!

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November12

Laura & David

Sweet Rose was exactly what we wanted for our anniversary, finding out they accepted pet was a bonus! The Thatched Tavern in Maidencombe was superb, food was delicious. We also enjoyed walking along the coast to Babbacombe to find a pub at the end of it (Hole-in the wall); the food there was also great. We’ll always remember how peaceful our stay was here at Pilgrims Rest. Thank you for making our stay enjoyable!

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Oct/Nov12

Rachel & Spencer

The pictures on the Bluechip website were enticing, Sweet Rose looked very romantic! It certainly lived up to our expectations! Angel’s tearoom in Babbacombe is amazing for a delicious cream tea. We also thoroughly enjoyed a glass of champagne in Pier Point down at the seafront. We will not be forgetting the bath in Sweet Rose, amazing. As well as the super comfy bed! Thank you for the lovely, warm welcome, the chocolate cake and wine were kind gestures.

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October12

Becky, Tom and “Barney”

We were looking for a dog friendly mini holiday in Devon. The reviews and website images looked fantastic and we most definitely were not disappointed. The Thatched Tavern was excellent, very tasty pies. Cockington village has some beautiful scenery and leisurely walks. Becky Falls was a memorable day out, excellent value for money and a lot of fun! We’ll never forget the romantic bath in Sweet Rose and the cosiness of the property. You have a wonderful place here, in my opinion there is nothing you could do to improve! We definitely plan to come back! Thank you x 42 Yes Yes

October12

George & Sophie

We came to Sweet Rose for a relaxing break, we weren’t disappointed! The cottage is; quaint, romantic and cosy. We loved the walk (Watcombe to Stoke in teignhead) detailed in the guide book! It includes; beautiful scenery, nice pubs and isn’t too long! We must recommend future guests check out Hanburys fish and chips in Babbacombe, delicious! We’ll never forget sitting outside the Cary Arms with a nice bottle of wine, so relaxing! Thank you so much, we don’t want to leave. It’s been a fantastic stress free holiday, we’re extremely grateful.

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October12

Sally, Lewis & “Oscar”

Sweet Rose is a lovely, peaceful cottage within easy reach of excellent amenities and excursions. Goodrington and Brixham are excellent days out; we strongly recommend future guests take the time to have a trip over there. We will never forget our beautiful, long beach walks with Oscar! Thank you for a perfect welcome and enjoyable stay.

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October12

Nina & Christopher

We came to Pilgrims Rest for a well needed, relaxing break! We thoroughly enjoyed plenty of trips and great food throughout Torbay. Kents Cavern was a very memorable day out for us, it’s a must see for future guests! TJ’s Restaurant in Paignton was a real gem, stunning views with first class food, you can’t ask for much more really can you? Finally, Pauls Plaice fish and chips shop up the road from Sweet Rose is amazing. Best fish and chips we’ve ever had! From start to finish we felt welcome, and instantly relaxed. Torbay is full of activities and excursions, most of which we managed to fit into just 3 days! Thank you for such a wonderful break, Sweet Rose will always be our first choice when visiting this part of the country.

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September12

David & Wendy - "I had your business card and looked you up on the internet for a quiet Birthday weekend with romance. Cycling around the area was lovely; Sweet Rose is in a very central location for exploring. Cockington, Brixham, Salcombe and Torquay Harbour are all worth a visit! We’ll always remember; the bath, the comfort and the cake and wine! Thanks to you all. You do a really good job here and I had a super birthday weekend. Hope to see you again. Wendy & David xx"

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September12

Steve, Beth & Amelie-lilly - "Whilst having a look at the area online we came across Sweet Rose. We enjoyed our stay here at Pilgrims Rest from start to finish. Going up onto Dartmoor was beautiful, some lovely villages to have a look round. For future guests make sure you make use of all the information available. Thank you for such an enjoyable visit."

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September12

Jason, Michelle & Olivia - "We came to Pilgrims Rest for our 2nd wedding anniversary and for our daughters 1st birthday! Sweet Rose was beautiful; the BED, so comfy, the BATH, so relaxing, it was perfect. We strongly recommend Molly Malone’s in Paignton for the best breakfast! Model Village is a fab day out as well as Paignton Zoo! Thanks for the warm welcome. The cake and wine went down a treat!"

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August12

Mr Grubb & Miss Armstrong - "Sweet Rose was everything we wanted and more! We absolutely love Torquay. The beaches were beautiful, seeing our dog so excited was a memorable sight. Woks Cook In Chinese was great as well as crusty loaf, the local bakery. The accommodation was brilliant; warm, comfy and special. Thank you for you hospitality, your properties are perfect."

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August12

Patrick & Linda - "We came to Devon for a break and found it beautiful! There are so many lovely places to visit. We really enjoyed our trip to the Thatched Tavern, Dartmoor national park and Torquay in general (stunning ocean views). Thank you for the warm welcome and gifts on arrival!

Enjoy your week away in France!"

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August12

Trevor, Janice & Roxy - "We were looking for a cottage in Torquay that was pet friendly, which is exactly what we found here at Pilgrims Rest. It’s

the perfect base for exploring the area. For future guests make sure you have a look at the information packs available, they’re brilliant.

We also recommend fish and chips at the Cary Arms overlooking the sea, it’s a picture. We’ll remember Sweet Rose as a peaceful retreat with friendly hosts. Thank you for making us so welcome. Your tips and advice have been so helpful!"

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July12

Geoff, Sarah & Egan - "Sweet Rose was exactly what we wanted; idyllic location & a lovely cottage was all we needed. There are so many lovely villages and towns close by, our favourites were; Dartmouth and Sidmouth, beautiful. We strongly recommend the Orange Tree restaurant for an evening meal, very special. Thanks again!"

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July12

Mark, Kirsten, "Max & Pablo" - We found Pilgrims Rest via Bluechip holidays, we wanted somewhere suitable for our dogs and Sweet Rose was perfect,

close to all the dog friendly beaches. We have enjoyed some lovely walks whilst being in Torquay, the beaches are beautiful. We definitely advise future

guests to have a good look through the guides provided they are really helpful. Thank you very much for such a lovely stay in your amazing cottage. We look forward to returning next year."

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June12

John & Chris - "We have really enjoyed our stay in Sweet Rose; we loved the quiet and relaxing atmosphere within a family environment. The George Carvery in Paignton was excellent, reasonable prices alongside very pleasant staff. Thank you for making our time here enjoyable. It was much appreciated and we will certainly be back. Thanks again."

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June12

Gary, Yvonne & "Milo - "We came to enjoy a holiday with our dog and see Torquay, we did just that. Our favourite place would have to be Brixham, enjoyed it

very much. Thank you for a lovely holiday in your cottage, the gifts on arrival were wonderful. Hope to visit again."

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June12

Pat & Alan - "We found the pictures on the internet really inviting and we weren’t disappointed. The comfy bed and the bath, what can I say? Amazing! A tip for future guests, if you want to know anything and can’t find it in the information guides ask Kim or Martin, they’re so helpful. Anstey’s Cove is a must for future guests, excellent breakfasts and amazing views! The Thatched Tavern also serves superb food. The little coves and amazing walks with our dog Ellie will be a memory we’ll treasure alongside meeting Daryll and Mel (other guests). You have 3 amazing properties here. Sweet Rose had everything you could ask for

and more. After looking in Threshing Barn I have decided I want to live there!!! Haha. You and your family should be proud of what you’ve achieved, these cottages are beautiful."

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May12

Andrew & Carol - "Sweet Rose is a beautiful barn in a town with so many memories and on this holiday we created some more. We recommend both Teignmouth and Dartmouth to future guests for days out, they’re great. We’ll always remember sitting in the garden in a peaceful and restful environment

with comfortable seats! Thank you for a wonderful holiday and excellent chocolate cake!"

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May12

Faye & Jason - "Pilgrim’s Rest is wonderful, such a lovely cottage with beautiful surroundings. We thought the bedroom looked stunning online and we weren’t disappointed! We’ll always remember Sweet Rose for the comfiest bed and deepest bath ever. We have thoroughly enjoyed some lovely days out including; Model Village in Babbacombe, it was stunning, Cockington again beautiful with glorious gardens and tasty cream teas. We also loved Goodrington beach,

great day out as well as good rock pooling. We strongly recommend Paul’s Plaice fish and chips to future guests, absolutely amazing! Thank you for a lovely holiday, you’ve made us feel very welcome, the wine and cake on arrival was a lovely touch. Thank you again, we will definitely be back soon!!!!!"

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May12

Sue & Terry - "Coming to Pilgrim’s Rest was so easy, they were flexible in the dates we needed and the website was so informative. Also paying via PayPal

was so easy which was a bonus for us in Australia! The hosts were lovely, great welcome package on arrival. Thank you, thoroughly enjoyed your cottage

and certainly relaxed."

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April12

Zllethea & Daniel - "We came for a rest before the birth of our 1st baby. Sweet Rose was lovely with very friendly hosts. We really enjoyed our trip down to Oddicombe beach before having a delicious cream tea! We’ve enjoyed some quality time away together away from the home dramas. We have had a lovely holiday and a great stay. Thank you for your hospitality, we will be back x"

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April12

Chris, Ken & Bowler - "We have never visited this area before; Pilgrim’s Rest was like an Oasis in the desert. We’ve enjoyed our stay immensely.

The Thatched Tavern is in a lovely setting and serves excellent food; we strongly recommend this to future guests. We’ll treasure the memory of being warm and cosy in a very comfortable bed with the rain beating down on to the velux! Thanks for all the useful information about the surrounding are."

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April12

Paul, Amanda & Logan - "We wanted an Easter/birthday holiday in Devon. We found Pilgrims Rest by pure chance and on arrival were ecstatic, knowing we were going to have a great time! For future guests there are shops nearby so save space in your car and make use of the black info folder, it’s great! Dartmouth is beautiful, Burgh Island is also great with local amenities, also enjoyed the steam train which was great for our child. Food wise China blue was delicious for Devon cream teas! Sweet Rose is such a relaxing place to stay, almost too relaxing to want to go out. Thank you for a wonderful stay at such short notice. Your barns are wonderful, a really comfortable place to holiday. Thank you for accommodating Logan, it’s a great relief to have the facilities for children it made the holiday even better! Happy Easter x"

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March12

Deb & Ian Horton - "There were a number of reasons as to why we came to Sweet Rose including; dog friendly, bath, location and very well priced! We’ve enjoyed a lovely, relaxing holiday. Martin and Kim’s advice has been invaluable. We’ve also had some great meals out; Rugglestone Inn, Drum Inn in Cockington and Bigbury on the Sea! From the minute we arrived, you have made us feel more than welcome and have always been around to offer help and advice. Couldn’t have wished for better hosts. Thank you xx p.s. cake was scrummy."

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March12

Antony and Rebecca - "We wanted a romantic hideaway to spend some time together before our baby arrives and that’s what we got! We really made the most of Torquay and everything it has to offer. Paignton Zoo was brilliant, future guests should definitely go there. We found some great places to eat in Torquay too; Man Fridays restaurant is great for big fish portions, and Angel’s tea room was amazing! The sandwiches from crusty loaf were delicious and the Linny Inn was also lovely. Sitting on Kilmary beach in the sunshine with no one else around is a memory we will treasure alongside our cosy evenings in, cuddled up watching a movie then getting a peaceful night’s sleep. Thank you so much for a wonderful, relaxing holiday and for helping us get our car fixed at a reasonable price!! You have a beautiful place here, we’ll be back. "

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March12

David and EJ - "Firstly, Sweet Rose is a comfortable cottage with a fantastic bath, lovely locals and beautiful views! We had some memorable days out whilst staying in Torquay including; Paignton Pirate crazy golf and Babbacombe cliffy railway. The local Chinese is excellent so give it a go. We’ll always remember our cosy nights in Sweet Rose, the amazing bath and just spending time together throughout our stay. Thanks for having us. The extensive notes and guides were a great help! The cake was yummy, a lovely treat! Hope to be back in the future, perhaps with some friends."

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March12

Chris and Laura - "We needed a peaceful, relaxing holiday and we struck lucky! Sweet Rose has everything you need, so well equipped. Whilst staying in Torquay we went to; Kents Cavern, Brixham (fish & chips at Jay’s Corner is great!) and Cockington village, it has some lovely craft bits and pieces alongside lovely woodland walks. The South West coast path is lovely with some stunning views (Hope’s Nose), we walked from Dawlish to Brixham during the course of our stay, and we strongly recommend this to future guests. Thank you for such a lovely stay, the packs were extremely useful and the gifts on arrival were completely unexpected."

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February12

Nickola and Richard - "We came to Sweet Rose for our Honeymoon, the cottage was cosy, romantic, and we couldn’t fault it. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with some great days out including; a day trip to Dartmouth which was well worth the visit, it has some lovely shops and great restaurants. Sweet Rose is so peaceful, enjoyed relaxing and taking advantage of the fantastic bath. Thank you for making us feel welcome, as soon as we arrived we felt at home. We have had an amazing Honeymoon, thank you."

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February12

Jenny & Pete - "We wanted to visit this part of Devon. After finding you on the owners direct website we decided Sweet Rose was perfect. During our stay we went on quite a few excursions, thoroughly enjoying; Dartington Hall & Gardens, Bigbury & Burgh Island, Totnes and Dartmouth. All of which I recommend to future guests. We were lucky enough to get some great weather in February making the views of the bay fantastic. My lasting memory was eating Cornish pasties with old friends, it was lovely. We have had a lovely week. Thanks for all the advice in your excellent booklets. We’ve really enjoyed our stay in Sweet Rose and hope to visit again."

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February12

Si & Lou - "We were after somewhere quiet and far away from London, this place looked perfect. We have enjoyed some great days out including; Dartmouth which was rather pretty and quaint, Maidencombe was lovely and has a great pub (Thatched Tavern) to top it off. Our favourite was the Cary Arms, this pub/restaurant is situated down by Oddicombe beach and it is just superb. We’ll always remember the epic sunset/ massive moon down at the Bay. Thank you for the warm welcome and all the sterling advice you gave us."

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January12

Daniel & Helen - "We decided to go away because we fancied a little break; Sweet Rose looked lovely on the internet so we thought why not? We enjoyed our memorable days out to Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts. Thank you for a lovely stay "

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January12

Rachel & Kevin - "We came as a surprise for Kevins birthday! He loved it; we loved how tranquil and pretty Sweet Rose was. The place was lovely and romantic too with an amazing bath in the bedroom! The Thatched Tavern was lovely; take-out from Mirch Masala was also delicious not forgetting Biancos (Italian). We had some great days out including our massive coastal walk through many beaches, was lovely. Cockington is a lovely little village with a great pub (Drum Inn) to top it off. We’ll never forget how beautiful Sweet Rose is and the bath of course! Thank you so much for such a memorable stay. The cake and wine was such a nice personal touch too. x"

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Dec/Jan12

(New Year)

Stuart & Gemma - "This week-end away was a surprise for my girlfriend now fiancé! We have had such a lovely few days, absolutely loved the bath! Great to be able to bring Alfie our dog with us too. They’re some amazing places to eat out in Torquay including, The Orange tree top and The Thatched Tavern. We’ll never forget this weekend, not only because my girlfriend became my Fiancé but for the horse riding over the Dartmoor and the long walks together too. Thank you so much, we hope to return x"

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December11

(Xmas)

Ian & Nimmy - "We wanted to escape London to have a quiet, peaceful and romantic Christmas together, which is exactly what we got! Sweet Rose was exactly what the doctor ordered! We were so happy with Sweet Rose we didn’t take advantage of all the local attractions however they are just on your doorstep. The main thing we will remember is the feeling of feeling at home as soon as we arrived. The Christmas tree, cake, cards and wine waiting on the table was such a lovely thought, which will remain with us. We thank you for giving us such a lovely break, we know where to come if we decide to spend Christmas away again or just need a break! Such a beautiful place, we’ll see you soon. xx"

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December11

Chris & Pele - "Sweet Rose was so compact and cosy yet it contained everything! The small cottage was perfect for us to get away. We loved the Thatched Tavern in Maidencombe, such beautiful surroundings with excellent food. We’ll always remember Sweet Rose as a little haven tucked away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. Just great. Thank you for making our time special, would love to return in the near future."

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December11

Daniel & Lucie - "We came to Sweet Rose to spend some quality time together and to get away from the stresses of home life, your barn allowed us to do so. Sweet Rose is amazing, so cosy with everything you need at hand. We’re so impressed with the BED and BATH TOO!!! Couldn’t have asked for more. Paignton Zoo is a must for future guests, such a brilliant day out! We will never forget what a beautiful place you have here, such friendly people. Thank you for everything, you made a good holiday a great holiday! X "

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November11

Hazel & Wil - "We were looking for a cosy cottage with an amazing bath; this is exactly what we got! Torbay is such a beautiful area with some lovely attractions as well as restaurants. We really enjoyed going to Living Coasts and Paignton Zoo but our favourite day out was horse riding on Dartmoor! Highly recommended. Hanburys fish and chip shop in Babbacombe is unbeatable; it’s a much try for future guests. Thank you very much for such a wonderful stay. We very much appreciated the cake and wine! Hope to come back soon x"

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November11

Ann & Mike - "We have had such a brilliant time, couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing break away. Everything we needed was right in front of us; the barn was warm and comfortable. We have enjoyed some lovely walks through Bradley woods in Newton Abbot; I won’t be forgetting them in a hurry. We really appreciate the personal welcome, this was our second visit and we will most definitely be coming back!"

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November11

Anthony and Hannah - "We came to Torquay because we needed some down time to relax. Our barn was so nice and warm with a relaxing vibe which was nice. We loved Living coasts down by the harbour, a great down out for future guests. Paignton Zoo was also brilliant. Thank you so much Martin for all your advice, warm welcome and the lovely treats on arrival (really nice touch)."

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November11

Clive and Sue - "This was definitely a holiday to remember, the whole we has been relaxing yet exciting, thank you so much. Sweet Rose is beautiful, so warm and romantic. The fish & chip shop up the road is a definite recommendation, they are divine! Cary Arms is also lovely for a quiet drink, it has some lovely views. We hope to be back soon, thanks again x"

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October11

Cara and Nick - "The good reviews on your website brought us to Sweet Rose, it was everything we expected; clean, comfortable and cosy. The cottage is in great location to beaches, town centre and other local attractions which was great. I thoroughly enjoyed some lovely walks from Watcombe all the way down the coast into Torquay. Thank you for your kind hospitality."

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October11

Pamela and Kevin - "We love cosy and comfortable old English style places, Sweet Rose it exactly that. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer place to stay, it was adorable. The bed was so comfortable which was lovely and the Australian wine on arrival was of beautiful flavour. There is so much to do in Torquay I’m would to struggle to write it all down but my main highlight was the English Riviera, it will keep you occupied all day. Thank you for such a wonderful break and we hope to be back soon. "

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October11

Mr and Mrs Fitzgerald - "Sweet Rose is beautiful, so cosy and welcoming we truly loved it. The barn is in such close proximity to some lovely places which was great; I recommend future guests take advantage of that. We had some lovely days out to; Cockington, Brixham and Babbacombe, I won’t be forgetting them anytime soon that’s for sure. One of my main highlights of the holiday was going to Angel tea room in Babbacombe, its dog friendly and sells the most delicious cream teas. Thank you all the advice you gave us and the wine etc on arrival. x"

S- 37/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

October11

Kathryn, Charlotte & "Herbie" - "Well, where do I start? We’ve had a tough year so wanted an extremely relaxing holiday, this is exactly what we got. Sweet Rose is very cosy, it’s just as it was described online, we loved it! After going out all day to come back to this warm, tranquil cottage was perfect. Wegot through an awful lot this week travelling to different attraction all over. A few of our favourites include; Cockington for its beautiful walks and scenery, Babbacombe beach brought back memories from the past which was lovely and Brixham had a great atmosphere. We would just like to say a huge thank you for an incredibly warm welcome and all the local knowledge you gave us was a huge benefit. You have beautiful barns and we will certainly be back! x"

S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

September11

Rachel, Rory & "Fred" - "We came to Sweet Rose for the first part of our honeymoon and what a great start it was. Sweet Rose was just beautiful. All the great reviews online pulled us towards coming here and I am so glad they did. The barn itself is very cute and romantic with a very comfy bed and lovely garden. .The information you gave us was so helpful, we went to a number of places you advised a few of our favourites were; The Thatched tavern, the food was beautiful with excellent prices, The Cary arms was also amazing for their food. We thoroughly enjoyed our walks down to the different beaches. Going to Dartmouth on the steam railway was a day to remember, great fun! Thank you for an amazing start to our honeymoon."

S- 40/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

September11

Simon and Rebecca - "As soon as we saw Sweet Rose on the website we had to come, we couldn’t resist the bath! We found the holiday so relaxing, Sweet Rose had a homely, romantic feeling about it and the bed was so comfy. Pauls Plaice up the road was the best chip shop we’ve ever been to! There are also some beautiful beaches around Torbay, a must visit. The cake and wine on arrival was lovely, went down very well. Thank you so much."

S- 41/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

September11

Jodie and Tom - "This holiday was a present for Toms 21st from me so I wanted it to be special and it was. The spiral staircase was beautiful as well as the bed and the bath, loved it! We were only here for a short time but definitely made the most of we, the Harvester in Torquay was lovely, great views. We also enjoyed going into Torquay town in the evenings, it was lovely with all the lights on. Wetherspoons was also great really enjoyed the atmosphere in there. Thank you for everything had a lovely time, hope to be back with the girls in November! Jodie & Tom x"

S- 38/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

September11

Helen and Anthony - "We came to relax and to enjoy the countryside, your property and location allowed us to do just that. We fell in love with the bath and the bed, so comfy. The Thatched Tavern in Maidencombe was lovely for a meal out, definitely worth a walk there. We also enjoyed Angel’s tea room in Babbacombe. Walking across Dartmoor was beautiful, a memory we will treasure. Thank you so much for a lovely stay and all the helpful information guides you provided. The treats at the beginning of the holiday were a sweet touch and tasted yummy! Thanks again."

S- 38/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

August11

Pete, Lee-Ann, "Zephyr & Rosie" - "Thank you for such an enjoyable stay we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The weather was fantastic, not a cloud in the sky most days. Sweet Rose was beautiful, both us and our two Labradors loved staying in there. We had some great days and evenings out including; Amici, the food there was excellent, Thatch Tavern was lovely for lunch after a stroll down to the beach and finally Dartmouth was brilliant, has some amazing scenery."

S- 40/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

August11

Collin and June - "We came here for a relaxing break away from our busy lives, which is exactly what we got. We were able to chill out and enjoy your beautiful cottage, the bath was sensational. We thoroughly enjoyed the excellent food and wine at the Thatched Tavern as well as Thariks Indian Rest. Thanks for a great holiday Martin, you’re a star and we will be back x"

S- 38/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

August11

Paul, Louise, "Phoenix & Riley" - "Thank you so much! The holiday was amazing, both us and our Labradors thoroughly enjoyed it. Our dogs have been made to feel so welcome everywhere which was brilliant. Through out our stay there were so many different highlights and memories however, watching my very own vase being made by the glass blower in Cockington was fascinating! The Angels tea room in Babbacombe serves a half tea for two, yum yum yum; this is a must for future guests. We also enjoyed Ness beach in Shaldon then getting the ferry across to Teignmouth, loved it!"

S- 37/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

August11

Jacquie, Mike & "Charlie" - "Sweet Rose was beautiful, the bath was fantastic really luxurious and enabled me to relax! We had some great days out to Blackpool sands in Dartmouth and Broad sands in Brixham, absolutely loved it. My favourite excursion was the day trip along the coast road to Dartmouth via ferry, then a lovely drive to start point light house, what beautiful views. Thanks for your hospitality, you have a lovely property and we hope to be back soon."

S- 40/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

July11

Andrew, Jen & "Phoebe" - "As soon as we arrived we felt at home, the welcome was warm and friendly which was a lovely start. The cottage was beautiful with such a comfy bed! We have been to some lovely restaurants including; The Elephant down by the harbour and The Thatch Tavern in Maidencombe. Our stay couldn’t have been any better; dog friendly, loads to do and lovely people, what more could we want? Thank you for your hospitality to both us and Phoebe."

S- 41/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

July11

Liam, Carmel & "Fionn" - "Thank you so much for such a wonderful, welcoming holiday. A perfect place to come for our first family holiday. There was such a great variety of things to do, our favourites were; the steam train to Dartmouth, Shaldon Zoo, Pennywell farm, Thatch Tavern, Cary Arms, Oddicombe and Totnes. Everything we needed to know was in the folder we were given on arrival, so helpful. We’re sad it’s over so quickly but we will treasure the memories."

S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

July11

Alice and Adam - "Thank you for such a special week in Sweet Rose. We loved everything about our stay from the cosy cottage to Henbury’s fish and chips. Our favourite place would have to be the beach just down from the Thatch Tavern; I went to that beach with a boyfriend and came back with a fiancé topping off this perfect holiday. The family were all so helpful and welcoming which really made a difference to our stay, thank you so much."

S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

July11

Sean and Olivia - "Fell in love with Sweet Rose on the website and continued to fall in love with it throughout the duration of our stay. The location was fantastic, making shops, restaurants and attractions accessible. Enjoyed days out particularly strolling around Brixham. Restaurants were excellent, Combe Cellars being my favourite offering great food as well as prices. It was our first holiday together and we’ll never forget it thanks to your beautiful cottage and excellent hospitality."

S- 41/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

June11

Daniel, Eva and Alice (2) - "We came for a family holiday. Sweet Rose is very cosy. Top marks for family friendly and amenities. We loved visiting Occombe Farm, Living Coasts and the Penguins, Thatched Tavern for food. We hope to see you again in the future. Thank you."

S- 39/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

June11

We wanted to explore Devon and recently married wanted a nice break. Sweet Rose is perfect for a romantic break. Friendly, cosy, olde feel, lovely bath. Just relax and enjoy your stay. Thatched Tavern, Ore stone Manor, Bianco’s for food; Babbacombe, Meadfoot, Torquay for beaches; Steam train, Kent’s Cavern, Dartmouth Castle. Thanks for our stay, we really enjoyed it and will definitely consider Sweet Rose in the future." Billy & Nicky

S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

June11

Ron & Polly - "Saw Sweet Rose on the website and lived up to expectations for our break. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage. Perfect for relaxing after days out. Loads of advice and literature available to suit our needs. Enjoyed walks – particularly Watcombe to Maidencombe with lunch at The Thatched Tavern; Berry Head Fort with stunning views and food at hotel. Thank you."

S- 39/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

May11

Chris & Gemma - "We read the great reviews on line and we were not disappointed on arrival – the barn is secluded, welcoming and relaxing. Recommend Cotton Eyed Joes & Amiccis to eat; Brixham, Cockington and the Harbour to see. Excellent. Would definitely return."

S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

May11

Elaine & David - "Thanks for making us feel very welcome. We enjoyed staying in your gorgeous, cozy, Sweet Rose. Very quaint; loved the bath; fantastic places to eat. Peaceful and relaxing. Highly recommend."

S- 42/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

Apr/ May11

Kelly & Oli - "As soon as we arrived we felt welcome and comfortable as everything we needed was there. First holiday as a couple, really romantic! Thank you for your help and advice on finding places. Hole in the wall; Thatched Tavern; Ferry trip to Brixham; Paignton Zoo; Kents Cavern. You can never run out of things to do. It has been a perfect holiday!"

S- 41/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

Apr11

Kate, Colin, Dexter (toddler) & "Mika" - Thanks, it’s been lovely. Close to places we wanted to visit. Lovely Paignton to Dartmouth Steam train! Thatched Tavern good for children. Home from home; matched / exceeded our expectations."

S- 40/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

Apr11

Claire & Gary - "Thank you very much. A fabulous cottage and the location is brill. Loved everything from the big bath to the large wine glasses. Very helpful advice on places to eat and the local area from Martin. Thatched Tavern; Cockington; Babbacombe; Crusty Loaf; Becky Falls; Brixham; Teignmouth. Hoping to book again soon."

S- 41/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

Apr11

Ian & Linda - "Thanks for the coolest week of the year; it’s been fantastic. Great place & people. Came to relax & certainly managed. Premier Cru is a great find. "

S- 40/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

Mar11

Tracy & Lucy - "A big thank you. The barn is outstanding & provides the perfect setting for a relaxing weekend. We will hopefully be back & stay a little longer. Coastal paths & Thatched Tavern a must. "

S- 40/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

Mar11

Pat, Nick, "Alfie" & "Tilley" - "Thank you very much for the little touches of cake & wine. Excellent quality of rooms, value for money & location! Loved being surrounded by so many places. Thatched Tavern a must and Watcombe woods and beach lovely for walks. Romantic and cosy."

S- 40/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

Feb11

Alan & Anne - "Fantastic cottage and have had a lovely time. Thank you for making us feel very welcome. One of the best self catering places we have been to. Cake & wine is a nice touch and the information books very helpful. We will remember your attention to detail which differentiates if from all of the other businesses doing the same."

S- 41/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

Feb11

Jo, David & 'Charlie' - "Fabulous few days.Thank you for the lovely warm welcome, cake & cookies! Saw the properties on the internet and they looked perfect for the relaxing, stress free, doggie friendly break we needed – We had just that! Book Clare & have some treatments! Great some nice products for the bath! Make the most of all the info and get out & explore! Can’t wait to come back."

S- 41/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

Feb11

Ben, Ami, and 'the boys' - "Had the most amazing break away. Thank you. Sweet Rose was cosy & welcoming; feels like we're leaving home! Lasting memories...everything. Fish & Chips up the road, awesome. Make the most of all the coastal walks. The cottages are a credit to you"

S- 41/42 CA - Yes RaF - Yes

Feb11

Nicola & Guy - "Saw Sweet Rose on the internet and it looked beautiful. In reality she has been perfect for our anniversary and my birthday – cottage, bath, chocolate cake all lasting memories. Harvester at Torquay harbour always great; local Paul’s Plaice for fish & chips was YUM!! Thank you both for out stay, we will definitely be back; maybe with some friends! Nic + Guy x"

S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Jan / Feb11

Lee, Amy, Baby Bella (5mths) & 'Milo' - "Birthday treat away and 1st holiday with our 5mth old daughter. Sweet Rose is very cosy and romantic. Fantastic time. Everything was perfect. Won’t forget the walks, beautiful countryside, views; excellent accommodation with an amazing bath; Bella’s first holiday. Pampering treatments from Clare was great. Wok’s cook-in Chinese (around the corner) for a night in. Thatched Tavern for great food, welcoming for baby and dog + local walk. Thank you Martin for all the great advice on places to go. It really helped us make the most out of our short stay. Already planning our next visit with you. xxx"

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Jan11

Sophie, Richard, ‘Guinness’ & ‘Mac’ – “We came to Sweet Rose for my birthday treat and thought it looked very romantic. I just don’t want to leave! Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome. The gesture of the wine and cakes was such a nice touch. Our lasting memories will be lovely long walks; fantastic places to eat; the dogs first holiday; and our lovely cottage, the ‘bath’ and ‘bed’! We will be backx”

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Jan11

Katie & Gavin - "We came for a short, relaxing break - it certainly was relaxing - but too short! Would love to come back for a longer stay. It was great to have Martin's advice regarding the best walking routes - it turned out to be a cracking walk from the barn, along the coast path, finishing with a cream tea at Torquay Harbour. Coombe cellars was really nice, relaxed atmosphere with good food. Pauls Plaice just what we needed after 6 hour walk through Devon Countryside. Thank you Martin & Kim for such a friendly welcome; the cake, wine and cookies were a real treat. Would love to come back in the summer. thank you very much, Gavin & Katie x"

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Dec10

David & Kiely - "We would like to thank you very much for your hospitality. It was a lovely weekend away and the warm welcome with the gifts gave it a special touch. Sweet Rose was the perfect place to enjoy our Christmas break, supplying everything we needed; the cottage is lovely and we would love to return in the future."

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Dec10 (Xmas)

Nathan & Rosanna - "We came for a break to have our own 'Christmas'. We thought the decorations were a lovely touch and made us feel at home so easily. Thank you for the provisions on arrival, a kind touch. We loved our Sweet Rose; warm, cosy and a real treat for us. Future guests should try out the Cary Arms, a beautiful pub with glorious views and rustic interiors. We also enjoyed some sweet cafes in town with lovely pastries and cakes, and the harbour was buzzing. Without the car for fear of snow, which didn't happen, we were limited in exploring - next time!"

S-38/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Dec10

Barry & Yvonne - "A perfect location to enjoy a relaxing stay in dog friendly Devon! We chose Sweet Rose as it looked beautiful and the fact the dog was welcomed; our score says it all. The pub recommendations were spot on with Drum Inn, Carey Arms and Thatched Tavern, and we loved the Berkley House Tea Rooms, Cockington Country Park and the South West Coastal path from Maidencombe to Berry Head. Oh and don't forget the luxurious bath! Thank you Martin & Kim for making us feel so welcome.

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Nov10

Andy & Lianne - "Thank you Martin & Kim for making our weekend more than fantastic. We have really enjoyed our stay here. We are already thinking about coming back! The cottage is beautiful and very romantic. Facilities great and Sweet Rose in excellent condition. The cake and wine were alovely gesture which was only the beginning of an unforgettable weekend. Local Pauls Plaice amazing, Sunday lunch at Coombe Cellars excellent & views fantastic – thanks for recommendations."

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Nov10

Ruth, Ian, & 'Hurley' - "Thank you for making the 3 of us very welcome in ‘Sweet Rose’. Your knowledge & food recommendations were spot on. We saw Sweet Rose on the internet & thought it was a sweet place to stay & best of all dogs were allowed too. In reality very welcoming – and could ask for anything – it had everything you would want for a self catering holiday – fab value for money – would highly recommend. Thatched Tavern – dog friendly & fab food. Fish & Chip shop a few steps away – yummy perfect dinner for your first night. Steam Railway & Becky Falls. Cockington, Goodrington Sands. Brixham harbour..."

S-40/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Oct10

Justin & Barbara (Honeymoon) - "We came here for our Honeymoon and what a lovely place to spend it; very sweet, very romantic. The bath, the champagne, the peace & quiet. So much to do at just a stones throw away. Thank you for all your great advice and knowledge. You have a beautiful place here and we loved every moment spent."

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Oct 10

Emily & Andy (Honeymoon) - "Thank you for making us feel so welcome and for the amazing chocolate cake & wine. It was a perfect setting at Sweet Rose for our Honeymoon and a wonderful 1st week of our marriage. The roll-top bath in the bedroom was wonderful; the cottage so very cosy. It was always lovely to come back to our barn and feel relaxed & cosy, after lots to do locally. We loved Babbacombe and also visited the living coast attractions, with next door Harvester great, whilst further a field Eden project was a must."

S-39/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Oct 10

Matthew & Tiffany - "Thank you for a memorable last holiday before we have our first baby. There was so much we liked about our cosy barn but the thoughtfulness of our hosts was the overriding impression that we will take away with us. Amazing welcome when we first arrived; yummie cookies, wine & cake. Excellent value, everything close at hand, lovely finish, instantly homely."

S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Oct 10

Briony & Ken - "Needed a base for a holiday and our band, whom played at a function in Torquay ( used Threshing Barn). We had a fantastic stay and would highly recommend to anyone. Perfect location. Very good value for money. Cosy rooms and great atmosphere. Coastal walks some of the best to be found. ‘Angels’ tea room and ‘Thatched Inn’ are well special. Thank you very much."

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Sept10

Jamie, Clare & ‘puppy’ - "Excellent value for money compared to other similar properties in Devon. Quality accommodation & well located to the sights & sounds of Devon. So many things to do & so many great places to visit. Where should we start? Becky Falls, Burgh Island, Dartmouth, Torquay...to name but a few and food at Thatched Tavern shouldn’t be missed either. Thank you for your warm hospitality – we hope to return in the not too distant future."

S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Sept 10

Stu, Kasia & ‘doggie’- "Sweet Rose looked a perfect location and base for a long weekend with our border collie puppy on the net. Our comment after trying: perfect location and fantastic accommodation. Our only disappointment is that we couldn’t stay longer. Maybe next time! Your local knowledge is fantastic from walks and pubs to places of interest. Cary arms; Thatched Tavern; Becky Falls; miles of fantastic coastal paths right on your doorstep; Watcombe Beach, mid morning, to ourselves, end of September, in perfect weather, perfect! Thank you."

S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Sept 10

Martin & Cassandra & ‘doggie’ -"Saw on the internet. Booked a week and we weren’t disappointed! We have had a great time. The leaflets and folders were a great help...Maidencombe beach, Thatched Tavern, Cockington...everywhere dog friendly. Thanks Martin for your willingness to help. Lasting memories...in short everything and everywhere. Great weather. Keep up the good work. Hopefully see you next year for another great holiday. Thank you. Martin & Cassie"

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Aug10

Daryl & Mel - "The pictures of Sweet Rose looked very romantic, just perfect for a couple and “Sweet Rose” was everything we expected! We are already discussing returning here in the not so distant future. Away from Sweet Rose we enjoyed Paignton Zoo, Boat trips around the bay, Babbacombe, and Cockington Forge but the highlight was seeing dolphin at the Cary Arms, which also provided really wonderful food and location (thanks for the recommendation). We have had a wonderful holiday. Thank you Martin & Kim. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Aug 10

Jenna, & Ryan & Imogen (5mths) - "Thank you very much for making us feel very welcome, the treats were especially kind and gave a great personal touch. Full marks for quality of rooms, family friendly, location and value. Recommendations of Coombe Cellars and Becky Falls were excellent; along with Powderham Castle. Even saw David James, the England goal keeper at Coombe Cellars!"

S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Aug 10

Steve & Rachael -"Sweet Rose looked lovely on the internet; location sounded great; reviews very good. Our comment: fabulous place, very welcoming and relaxing; lovely barn, high standard, facilities great – already recommended to family! We felt genuinely welcome and cared for – the little touches when we arrived made a big difference. The help and advice given throughout our stay made it an exceptional holiday with numerous little coves, dolphin swimming right past at Hope’s Nose & on the boat trip to Dartmouth – Thank you.

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Aug 10

Ian, Kirsty and Joshua (infant)- "Sweet Rose barn has been an excellent place to spend our first family holiday. Martin and Kim have obviously put a lot of work and love into building Pilgrims Rest cottages; we would recommend Sweet Rose to anyone. Wine, cake and cookies were most welcome. Ideal facilities for a couple with a newborn. Excellent location and base to see many wonderful locations along the coast. Thank you Martin and Kim for providing us with such a ‘Sweet’ stay in Devon."

S- 40/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

July10

Robert, Nicky & RalphieSweet RoseChocolate cake and wine was a lovely gesture on arrival. Bath was excellent and the bed sooooo...comfortable. Location central to everything; Cockington lovely for the dog. Lovely cottage. Thank you.

S-40/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

July10

Michelle, Mike and Max (infant) - "Great weeks break, enjoying many of the local attractions. The best for us were the Devon Steam Train, Cockington Village and on our last day found Watcombe beach which was simply beautiful. This is our first holiday in this country since now have a little one and we have not been disappointed. Weather has been good though not excellent but this has not been a problem as there is loads to do. Accommodation is excellent and family running it even better. The locals are all very friendly and are a credit to the area they live in. Thanks to everyone."

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

June/ July10

Morris and Glynis - "This holiday was a surprise - Ruby Wedding gift from my husband (he came as well!). We have enjoyed the cottage, weather and the welcoming greetings from Martin, Kim and family. Cottage quaint, well equipped and very comfy large bed. Thanks for everything."

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

June10

Paul & Dawn - "As soon as we arrived we felt welcome, the wine and chocolate cake were a lovely surprise and much appreciated. The bedroom with the roll top bath is just the height of luxury. In all we felt at home from the minute we arrived and we will be coming back in the future, maybe to stay at one of the other barns with our family. We have enjoyed lunch and evening meals in the Thatched Tavern and the local fish & chips are excellent as well. We found the file in the cottage very useful. Best wishes to Martin & Kim."

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

June10

Andy & TraceySweet RoseHad a really good holiday; already wanting to book again and bring some of the family with us next time. We both found the portfolio of pamphlets and local information full of excellent information on local shops and tourist attractions; well worth the read and recommendations from Martin & Kim.

S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

May/ June10

Tracy & NeilSweet RoseWe have had a really enjoyable stay, our first break without kids for years!! Relaxing and comfortable barn, loved the bath and bed (very comfy). Close to lots of places, visited Beer, enjoyed Model Village and ate at Cary Arms. The cake & cookies on arrival were a lovely surprise and one of the best cakes I have tasted. Thank you so much and hope to see you again. Tracy & Neil x.

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

May10

Dom, Tina and baby luca - "Thank you so much for a lovely break – we have thoroughly enjoyed our time at Sweet Rose and felt terribly spoilt on arrival!! Maidencombe beach lovely and yummy food at the Thatched Tavern; Coombe Cellars absolutely beautiful and also yummy food!! Paignton beach and zoo were lovely and great days out. Went to Waves swimming pool – enjoyable if you like big waves. Fully recommend Steam train and ferry to Dartmouth and eating at Seahorse restaurant – fabulous fish!! Thank you xxx"

S-42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

May10

Jo & Graeme -"Cake and wine very much appreciated after a long journey; great meals at ‘Thatched Tavern and Amici’s in Torquay. Bed very comfortable and the bath was great! Great running routes around Babbacombe and the harbour. Thanks again – really relaxing week. J+G x"

S-40/42 CA-Yes RAF-Yes

May10

Kelly, Alan and ‘the doggies - "We have had a fantastic and lovely time. Thank you so much for your friendliness and helpful advice. We would all love to come again if you would have us. The cakes and wine very much appreciated and such a surprise. TA very much!!! Hope to see you soon. Keep up the good work. Take care x."

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

May10

Jo-Anne, Simon, ‘Sookie’ & ‘Cookie’ - "Wonderful stay from start to finish. Martin and Kim and the family are wonderful hosts with a very good knowledge of the surrounding area. Cockington was brilliant with the dogs and the pub allowed the doggies in too as did the Cary Arms, Babbacombe, and Thatched Tavern, which served lovely food. Local Chinese take out very good and the chips from Paul’s plaice exceptional (and we are used to great northern chippies). Sweet Rose provided us with everything we needed for a relaxing holiday; a real home from home and the garden was great. So much more to say but run out of space. Jo xxx"

S-41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Apr10

John & Judi - "Sweet Rose was a lovely cosy home from home while we had a short break in Devon. We can recommend Martin & Kim’s relaxed and welcoming style to anyone, especially as there is a really genuine attention to detail behind the easygoing image. I recommend visits to the smaller places in the area such as Brixham & Dawlish for days out; ‘Beamers’ was excellent."

S - 41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Apr 10

Priestmans - "What an oasis of peace and relaxation and yet so convenient for all that Torbay has to offer. Sweet Rose certainly lives up to its name. Very helpful recommendations for walks and eating places. Certainly enjoyed our meal at the Coombe Cellars last night, a great location on a sunny evening."

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Apr 10

Gill & TomSweet RoseWe’ve had a fantastic week with very warm welcome & wonderful weather. Very relaxing indeed – including the star bath!! Enjoyed great meals at Coombe Cellar’s - fantastic, Carey Arms – wow, what a location; Orestone Manor - delicious. Thank you for your excellent recommendations. Also had a great day out on steam train & ferry to Dartmouth & lovely cycle/run around Dawlish.

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Apr 10

Tim & AlisonSweet RoseAlison & I had a great break; very nice place and very well placed for visiting local attractions. Very much enjoyed local walks including walk from Meadfoot Beach in Watcombe along the coastal path to Torquay harbour, where the Living Coasts attraction is really worth a visit.

S- 41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Mar10

Caitlin & Will - "Fantastic cosy cottage, perfect to relax in after a stressful start to the year! Martin & Kim made us feel right at home with the welcome pack & couldn’t have been more helpful (chocolate cake goes down a treat after 4 hours in a car!) Will definite be back ourselves

and recommend to all at home. 5+ star accommodation! Thank you."

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Mar 10

MandySweet RoseAnother lovely stay with you; glad I got to stay for a week, going home totally de-stressed! It’s so quiet here, the barn is so cosy and welcoming, it is easy to relax and enjoy. Can’t wait to return again. Spotlessly clean, superb quality of rooms, ideal location, excellent value; full marks. Mandy x

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Mar 10

Clare & Patrick, ‘Charlie’ & ‘Mac’ - "Weather fantastic, actually sat sunbathing on Friday morning! Went to Dawlish, try cream teas / clotted cream, amazing. If you want to walk dogs go to Cockington; great country walks and clear streams to play in. The ‘Hole in the Wall’ pub is fantastic; the oldest pub in Torquay. Beaches are fantastic. Cosy barn, great hospitality and fantastic weather. What more could you want! Definitely be back later in the year. Martin & Kim could have not done enough for us and we’re very grateful for all their help."

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Feb 10

Alex & Mel - "Our stay was brilliant. The wine & cake went down lovely when we arrived. The place is beautiful & very cosy. Just what we wanted, a lovely break. I felt Martin was very welcoming by coming & asking us if everything was ok. We would definitely come back here; it is a beautiful place & location & there is plenty of room here. We have had a lovely couple of days in Torquay & at Sweet Rose. We would recommend to others & was definitely value for money. Thanks again."

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Feb 10

Dave, Sandra & Lily - "Arrived at this beautiful place to a really friendly & warm welcome. The wine and chocolate cake were a lovely touch, Thank you. Location was perfect, accommodation was clean and romantic; thoroughly enjoyed this week. Looking forward to returning. Plenty of room for a toddler. Much appreciated."

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Jan 10

Amanda & Richard (long weekend) - "A lovely place. Warm welcome & fab chocky cake – very much appreciated. Ate at Coombe Cellars, which was very nice with good food & also completed walk 8 from ‘shortish walks’, eating at Churston Court with lovely food. Thank you very much. "

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Jan 10

Fatima & Haych - "Our stay couldn’t have been better; it was the most romantic vacation I have ever had all because of the thought Martin & Kim have put into the presentation of the sweet rose. Everything was in the right place. I felt Martin had gone out of his way to get to know us as a person. And because of my experience here I will be returning again definitely! I am in love with this place! THANK YOU Martin & Kim!"

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Dec 09 / Jan 10 (New Year)

Rob & Andrea - "Thank you for the wonderful stay. We have enjoyed the walks, local take aways (!) & the peace & quiet. We will be back hopefully at the end of this year!"

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Dec 09

Matthew & Becky (Xmas) - "Thank you very much; we have had an amazing time in Sweet Rose. Lovely bath; great size bedroom; very cosy; really quiet; good local shops & amazing chocolate cake! It has really helped us to relax and unwind. We will look forward to coming back sometime in the future. We both wish you well in 2010."

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Dec 09

Andy & Jan - "Thank you very much for your hospitality. Only a couple of days for our daughters graduation but we have had a great break here & look forward to coming back in the future for longer. ‘Anchor’ restaurant at Cockwood was fantastic. Hope you have a great Christmas & all the best for the New Year. "

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Dec 09

Mandy - "A perfect place for my de-stressing long weekend in a perfect location! I walked into Sweet Rose and immediately felt relaxed. The cake and wine was a lovely touch and the welcome from Martin very sincere and appreciated. The barn has been beautifully restored, and is comfortable, homely and just a little decadent (that bath!) I will definitely be back again...and again...and again!!"

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Nov 09

Darren & Kim & Lola (dog!) - "This was the best idea for a surprise Birthday present ever! Very impressed with the Barn and the style. Had a really great time and will definitely come back. What a bath & bed! Thanks xxxx"

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Nov 09

Liz & Dan - "A lovely relaxing break. The barn was lovely and welcoming; the bath and extra comfy bed gave it the added wow factor. One of the best cottages we have stayed in by far! Thank you for the lovely warm welcome and cakes and wine, much needed after a long trip. We found lots to do in the area and would recommend the Thatched Tavern pub for an evening meal (brilliant food and warm welcome). Will recommend to friends and make a trip back next year. Thank you xx"

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Nov 09

Tony, Caroline & baby Pia - "Fantastic welcome. Martin you are very attentive in giving tips on the local area – you have a genuine interest in helping your guests get the most out of their stay. Accommodation well furnished and comfortable, especially the bed. Zoo tickets very appreciated. Thank you."

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Oct 09

Will & Hybre - "Brilliant cottage; loving the bath in the bedroom and the welcome package of wine, beer & cake – very pleasant surprise. Nice comfy bed and everything we needed was here. Would recommend Kents Cavern and for eating out it would be ‘The Fountain’ formally

‘Edwards’ in the ‘eating out’ guide; food was amazing. We will definitely be back. Thank you!"

S- 41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Oct 09

Alan & Katie - "You have done everything to create a warm & friendly welcome – cake, wine, beer, etc etc Made much use of the buses (two oaps) and the location is ideal with a frequent service to town and then further buses along the coast or inland. Had to use the car for National Trust places (Coleton Fishacre & Greenway) and would recommend both especially Greenway (Agatha Christie). The information folder is comprehensive to suit all tastes. Have enjoyed some lovely coastal walking. PS didn’t go out in the evenings much – so comfy & convenient Chinese takeaway! Many thanks."

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Oct 09 - "Sweet RoseWe have had a really fantastic week and packed such a lot in! The cottage is super; you have thought of everything. Loved the bath! Thank you for both making us so welcome – we will definitely be back. ‘No7’ is definitely our favourite restaurant; the food was fabulous."

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Oct 09

Sally & Alan - "What a gorgeous cottage, have has a lovely time. The welcome was great and what lovely hosts; thanks Martin for all your tips. We came for a real chill out and it has been wonderful. Enjoyed the coastal walk to Babbacombe and the Cary arms was a welcome sight – what a lovely pub with lovely views! Thatched Tavern was everything we expected from everyone’s comments, the food was lovely. Next time would love to bring all the family! Thank you x"

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Sept/ Oct 09

Chris & Helen - "It was pure chance I found The Old Manor Farm on the internet and booked a weeks holiday here, but what a find! We have had a wonderful welcome with cake, ale and wine! And its the little things that you tend to forget and have to rush to the shops for, like tea towel, dish cloth & tea bags, but not here! Everything was provided and this makes it that more special. A lot of thought has been put into the conversions by Martin & Kim and we cannot fault Sweet Rose at all! It has been a good base to see the Torbay area and also up onto the Moor. We will be back for sure!!! PS not wrong about the local fish & chips!"

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Sept 09

Laura & Patrick - "Ideal location for our holiday; brilliant welcome pack. Went to Thatched Tavern (good pub grub) spent some time on the beach (few steps but worth it. Visited Elephant in Torquay – expensive but definitely worth it. All the beaches and harbours were lovely and only a short drive. Thanks for everything – including the sunshine in September!!"

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Sept 09

Jonny, Sally & Ella - "This has been a lovely week. Sweet Rose is such a lovely place, we really don’t want to leave! From the warm welcome to our last night in quite possibly the most comfortable bed in the world, everything has been perfect. We really enjoyed the steam train from Paignton to Dartmouth; Dartmouth is a lovely town to visit. All went smoothly with the pram too which was great. Also enjoyed Teignmouth where we had lunch opposite the pier at Take2. Called at Shaldon & had coffee at the Ness which has great views & good menu. Planning to come again with the rest of the family. Many thanks, Jonny, Sally, Ella xx"

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Sept 09

Jane & guest - "We have had a lovely stay in ‘sweet Rose Cottage’. It’s been perfect, we have had everything we needed. Attention to detail amazing! A great base to visit lots of beautiful places (Maidencombe + pub & Cary Arms great). Wonderful welcome & special thanks for arranging such brilliant weather. We’ll be back! xx"

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Sept 09

Danielle & Ben - "On arrival we were greeted with the warmest of welcomes. Sweet Rose Barn is absolutely stunning & I would recommend it to anyone! Torquay is a gorgeous visit with many things to see & do. The best beach to visit was Maidencombe, and a gorgeous pub close by – The Thatched Tavern. Also enjoyed Paignton Zoo & Kents Cavern! can’t wait to come back down!"

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Aug / Sept 09

Debbie & Chris - "What a wonderful friendly welcome! Goodies 7 drinks very much appreciated. Accommodation was perfect, so comfortable and beautifully furnished. We loved staying in ‘Sweet Rose’. Had a great time – do not want to return home! One of the best places we have stayed! Recommendations: Open Top Bus Tour; Torquay to Brixham; Greenways & Coleton Fishacre houses & gardens delightful; Hanburys Restaurant, Babbacombe – need to book in advance. Very good value for money & quiet yet conveniently located."

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Aug 09

Gareth, Emma & Calum (18mths)- "We have had a really lovely stay at Sweet Rose. The welcome on arrival was very friendly & we soon felt very at home; we thought the cakes & drinks were a very nice & thoughtful touch. We found Sweet Rose to have everything we needed & very comfortable – especially the bed. It was also nice to have access to the gardens & use of the trampoline, which Calum loved. We would definitely come back & recommend to others. 6* for location."

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Aug 09

George, Kathy & Liam (11) - "On arrival we had a friendly welcome from a lovely family; we were made to feel very at home. Sweet Rose was very comfortable; the bed stunning; contained everything we could need. We found we were close to lots of interesting attractions & beautiful beaches; it was very easy to fill our week. The model village was stunning, well worth a visit. We’ve all had a wonderful week. Thank you."

S- 42/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Aug 09

Andrew & Julie - "Had a tremendous week’s stay at lovely Sweet Rose Cottage. Such a relaxing place with a marshmallow bed. Slept like logs! Fine & lovely host Martin & family pointed us in the right directions. Walks Cottage-Babbacombe- Torquay; Brixham-Paignton stunningly beautiful. Dartmouth a must! Food & prices at Thatched Tavern great. Return? ABSOLUTELY! Recommend to friends? Already have! Location? PERFECT!! In a quiet spot but with shops & gorgeous pub/restaurants nearby; easy to drive or bus into Torquay; beautiful coastal walks on doorstep; peaceful place away from hustle & bustle but not completely cut off. Thanks."

S- 41/42 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

Aug 09

Steve, Anita & Selena (dog) - "Very comfortable stay at Sweet Rose with very nice touch with welcoming wine & cakes. First holiday with dog & enjoyed very much. Went on some great walks: Watcombe to Maidencombe, Babbacombe - Kent Caves – Torquay. Visited Cockington & Paignton. Great Chinese at Barton Hill Road & great food at Barn Owl. Thanks again"

S- 32/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

July 09

Amy & Cliff - "Our stay in Sweet Rose has been fantastic from the wonderful welcome when we arrived & throughout our stay. The cakes, biscuits & drinks were a FANTASTIC welcome. Your advice on places to visit was spot on & helped us make the most out of our stay & seeing Devon & its sites. Your properties are spot on!"

S- 35/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

July 09

Lysette & Ben (young couple) - "Despite the weather at times we’ve had a brilliant week. Sweet Rose was a lovely place to stay in. We will never sleep in a comfier bed! Perfect location to explore Torquay and further afield. Martin & Kim, you were lovely hosts. We also wish Martin a speedy recovery. Many thanks for a brilliant holiday!"

S- 36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

July 09

Chris & Sylvia (retired) - "We have had a lovely week with almost perfect weather. Spent many a pleasant hour visiting National trust properties. If you like arts and crafts houses be sure to visit Coleton Fishacre. Marble museum well worth a visit & its free. Thank you Martin & Kim for your hospitality"

S- 34/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

June 09

Mel & Lawrence (young couple) - "This barn has been fantastic! An amazing welcome from Martin + Kim and wonderful hospitality throughout our entire stay. We would recommend Babbacombe Model Village, Oddicombe beach and especially Paignton Zoo. For food we would recommend both the Marina Restaurant and Camelot, both in Torquay. The cottage is beautiful and we don’t want to go home! Everything has been perfect and a home from home. We will definitely be thinking about coming again and recommending this place to friends. Thank you for a wonderful holiday we won’t be forgetting any time soon!"

S- 36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

June 09

Mark & Elaine (young couple) - "We had a wonderful and relaxing break. Sweet Rose is such a precious little cottage. We don’t want to leave. We thought it wasn’t meant to be when the key broke in the lock today but unfortunately be got out!! We will be back though. Torquay is FAB! Thanks for the hospitality."

S- 36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

June 09

Megan & Tamim - "The holiday has been perfect, the barns are beautiful. Martin, Kim and their family including the dogs are all so friendly! It has been a pleasure to meet you all. First time not in a hotel and am hooked. Great walks even though don’t normally do them. Thanks for all your help & such a great time! I’m sure we will be back soon!"

S- 36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

May 2009

Mike & Anne-Marie Wild - "Thanks for a fantastic break! The first holiday just for the 2 of us in years and we couldn’t have picked a better place. Thanks to you all for the very welcoming stay and for the great @sweet Rose’. We’ll be back. PS Loved the bath."

S- 36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

May 2009

Ray & Sue Campbell - "‘Sweet Rose’ was very homely & well equipped. The bed was very comfortable & we both slept well. The goodies on arrival were much appreciated & also the milk, tea & coffee, most thoughtful. The file was very informative, as regards things to do & places to eat etc. We were made to feel very welcome & felt really at home. The ‘Singing Kettle’ at Dartmouth was a find & hope to come again."

S- 36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

May 2009

Kieran, Tracey plus Logan - "Thank you for a wonderful experience, we wanted a place where we could relax and for Kieran to spend time with Logan. It met all our expectations. The bedroom was lovely especially the bath!! We have really enjoyed our time here & I’m sure we will be back in the future. Thank you for sharing you lovely barn with us!!"

S- 36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

May 2009

Fiona Jansen - "Your little touches were super...the cookies, the wine, Claire the masseur, the comfy beds, the detailed info & maps (with grids – like it!) and where to go and what to do. I was impressed! Thank you. Without a doubt your business will go from strength to strength! Well done! I have had a lovely relaxing peaceful couple of days. Thank you Martin. Will definitely recommend u to friends!"

S- 34/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

May 2009

Ania Noster - "I felt very welcome & very at home. It’s one of the nicest places I have been to. It’s very, very hard to leave! Thank you for your kindness, warmth, generosity and hospitality."

S- 36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

April 2009

Lisa & Simon Smith - "Thank you! We felt welcome before we arrived with suggestions of lovely eateries and things to do in advance and the goodies were thoughtful. Sweet Rose is gorgeous, a peaceful escape which has lots of amenities within reach...we loved Coombe Cellars, the Otter Sanctuary and Butterfly place. Thank you Martin & Lim – we pray God will bless you and the Barns."

S- 36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

April 2009

Stephanie Tozer - "A lovely cottage – perfect!"

S- 36/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

April 2009

Kaylea & Ben - "We had a lovely Easter break, very relaxing & comfortable! Enjoyed having a drink + sunbathing in the garden. Good location by shops + short drive to seafront. Thank you both for warm welcome (& for the great choc cake + cookies on arrival! Much needed after a long drive!) Cottage was lovely & had everything we needed & more. Will definitely come again! Thank you!"

S- 34/36 CA -Yes. RaF-Yes

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