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Rosemary Cottage



Pet Friendly Holiday

About this property

A charming Grade II listed sixteenth century semi- detached thatched cottage nestling between green fields and the sea on the Jurassic Coast. Walk through the National Trust wooded coombe, minutes from the Cottage, the lower path leads to a secluded beach, perfect for swimming in the crystal clear water. Or take the higher path to the cliff and join the South West Coast Path which has spectacular views over Lyme Bay. The Donkey Sanctuary, famous worldwide, is within a ten minute walk. The unspoilt Regency town of Sidmouth is a 10 minute drive away. Rosemary Cottage has been lovingly restored retaining much of its original character with exposed beams, stone walls and solid oak floors. A complimentary Devon cream tea awaits your arrival.


Level paved path through the cottage garden to entrance porch. Spacious living room with exposed stone wall. Feature inglenook fireplace with wood burner. Dining room with exposed beams and archway leading to a hand made oak kitchen with centre island. French doors to rear garden. Ground floor bedroom with double bed and luxury shower room with large shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.On the first floor there are three bedrooms, all with quality fitted carpets. Master bedroom with king size bed. Second double bedroom with exposed stone wall and single bedroom. Bathroom with bath, hand basin and WC. Outside there is a private garden at the front with garden furniture and BBQ. The remaining area of the garden is shared with the owner who lives in the adjoining property. There is also a pretty summerhouse for guests to use.

Essential Information

Changeover day: Friday

1 small dog by arrangement charged at £25 per week

Private parking for three cars

Colour TV in the living room and kitchen with free view. DVD. Radio/CD. Wi Fi

Ceramic electric hob and electric oven. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Large American style fridge freezer. Dishwasher. . Microwave oven

Bed linen and towels included

Oil central heating throughout. Logs charged as used

Large garden

Travel cot and high chair provided

Visitor Comments

14th October 2016 - ' A second year at Rosemary Cottage and what an amazing time we have all had. Fantastic week, sunshine every day. Thank you to everyone at Sweetcombe & especially Dorothy. We will be back next year.' Arlene, Margaret, Simon, Jay & Jude, Wiltshire

7th October 2016 - ' We have had a lovely week in this beautiful cottage. Good weather, good food. Many thanks to Dorothy for the scones & tea things.' Beryl, Denis & Kathy

30th September 2016 - ' Another fabulous week at Rosemary Cottage. Thank you to Dorothy & Sweetcombe. Already looking forward to our return in 2107.' Roger & Helen, Leicestershire

23rd September 2016 - ' We have had a lovely family holiday with our 16 month old daughter. There are some great places to see and take her. The Donkey Sanctuary is beautiful & a great place for walks. The cottage has everything we needed & so peaceful. We will be coming back as soon as possible.' Heidi & Kevin, Cambridge

16th September 2016 - ' Lovely family holiday. Lovely walks & near to Sidmouth. Fabulous cottage so much room & very homely. Thank you.' The Partridge & Davies families

9th September 2016 - ' A lovely cottage. Lovely walks by with Max the Dog.' Julie, John & Angela

2nd September 2016 - ' A very relaxing break which I needed.' Linda, Kent

26th August 2016 - ' A wonderful week. Beautiful cottage & everyone so friendly. The Donkey Sanctuary & The Fountain Head were superb & the free bus to Sidmouth was an added bonus. A great week.' The Smith family, Hatfield

19th August 2016 - ' A lovely relaxing week. the cottage was great, plenty of walks with Max our three legged dog. Good weather all week.' Paula & Iain, Kirsty & Stuart, Natalie & Mike and Max

12th August 2016 - ' We have had a great week in this lovely cottage. Relaxing in the garden and being more energetic biking at Haldon Forest. The scones were delicious - Thank you.' John, Sue, Matt, Staph, Tom & Rosie

5th August 2016 - ' Thank you for a lovely week during festival time in Sidmouth. Lovely & near to The Donkey Sanctuary. A truly lovely stay in a beautiful house. Enjoyed by all - Thank you.' The Dunford family

29th July 2016 - ' Thank you for a lovely stay. Absolutely loved Rosemary Cottage and it's garden. Thanks to Dorothy & Tracy. Our favourite places were Beer & Lyme Regis and food was great at The Bowd Inn.' Rik, Caroline, Beth, Kate and Woody.

22nd July 2016 - ' Very welcoming, very homely & so relaxing. Just what was needed. Gorgeous weather. Thank you Dorothy for your hospitality.' Alison, Dorothy, Elliot & Poppy

8th July 2016 - ' Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. We have had a great week & the weather has been very kind to us. The scones were yummy - Thank you.' Julie, Ray, Katie, Billy, Rosie & Keith

1st July 2016 - ' Thank you for a very warm welcome on our arrival, the scones were much appreciated. We have had a lovely holiday despite the weather. This wonderful cottage was just perfect for us and Ashley the dog. A big thank you from Ashey the dog.' Bernard & Laura

24th June 2016 - ' We had a lovely break. We found so many places to eat Toast in Honiton, Sidmouth Harbour Hotel, Taste of Sidmouth has great ice cream. Neils in Sidmouth fantastic seafood. Thank you.' Delphine, Laura, Sabrina, Pat , Peter and baby Darcie

17th June 2016 - ' Had a lovely stay in this beautiful thatched cottage, despite the awful weather. Rosemary Cottage is a gem. Thank you all at Sweetcombe for making us so welcome to East Devon once again.' June, Frank, Sue, John & Lynda

10th June 2016 - ' Another wonderful holiday at Rosemary Cottage, even the weather was perfect. Many thanks.' The Gaston family, Worcestershire

27th May 2016 - ' What a lovely cottage. We have been taking holidays together since 1999 and this is the best cottage we have been in. We have lacked for nothing. Many thanks.' The Alveys & The Gores

20th May 2016 - ' We shall miss the peace, the multitude of birds and the comfortable cottage. Everything needed at hand. we all slept even better than at home. After many years visiting Sidmouth wenow know western. Saw and stroked the donkeys. Thank you all.' Steve, Julie, Wendy, Surrey

13th May 2016 - ' An enjoyable stayin a well situated cottage. We loved the summer house in the late afternoon sunshine. We enjoyed meeting Dorothy & Tilly who made us feel very welcome.' Tim & Margy & Brian & Wendy & Clifford the dog

6th May 2016 - ' Another lovely week. Fortunate to have been during donkey week - very interesting. The Williams family, Locks Heath

29th April 2016 - ' Many thanks for the tea things and scones when we arrived. A lovely comfortable cottage. We have loved it here. We will be back in September.' Beryl, Denis & Kathy Morris

22nd April 2016 - ' Thank you Dorothy and Tilly for a quiet, restful and comfortable holiday. Just what we needed.' Pat & Hannah

17th March 2016 - ' Lovely position. Will be back to Sidmouth. See you again.' The Jordan family

7th March 2016 - ' Enjoyed this lovely welcoming house, the nearby villages, walks to the beach and the donkeys. Thank you Dorothy - your a great scone maker. Love this part of the world, loved the Cottage! Thank you.' The Fowler family, London

29th February 2016 - ' Our first time down to the Jurassic Coast and its a spectacular area. We have really enjoyed the local towns of Beer & Sidmouth - lovely shops and eateries especially enjoyed the cream teas in the Mocha and food at The Blue Ball Inn. Recommend Crealy adventure park if you have young children -fantastic indoor soft play area. Cottage superb. Thanks for the scones too. Will recommend.' Chris, Louise, Caitlin & Sue, Sussex

21st February 2016 - ' The cottage was wonderful and homely. Would highly recommend.' Elle, Linda, Anna & Howard, East Sussex

11th February 2016 - ' Had a fabulous stay. Fantastic, cosy cottage. Would highly recommend.' Sheila & Brian

22nd January 2016 - ' Yet another wonderful week here. Thank you Dorothy for a lovely welcome and to Tracy and her team.' Elaine & Bob

7th January 2016 - ' Wonderful cottage to be able to celebrate the New Year in. Perfect as usual. Thanks to the warm welcome again. See you again.' The Barr family, Northampton

28th December 2015 - ' Really cosy cottage and in a really nice place. Lovely owners. Overall a great place to stay.' The Estall family, Hampshire

14th November 2015 - ' Lovely cottage everything we needed and more. Cosy and warm. Thank you Dorothy for the lovely scones. Hope to come back sometime soon.' Brian & Margaret, Ludlow

30th October 2015 - ' Another lovely stay at Rosemary Cottage. Enjoyed the daily walks around the Donkey Sanctuary with the dog. Looking forward to staying again. Thank you for the cream tea and biscuits for Timmy on arrival.' Peter, June, Victoria, Sophie & Timmy the dog, Rickmansworth

16th October 2015 - ' A very relaxing break. We will return. Cream tea on arrival appreciated greatly.' Kim & Mary, Wiltshire

9th October 2015 - ' Amazing holiday. The cottage was a home away from home. A very special place, stunning cottage in beautiful surroundings. Thank you Dorothy for all the special touches.' Arlene, Jay, Jude, Margaret & Simon, Wilts

At a glance

Price per week, from:

£420 to £940

Full pricing guide >
  • Propert Ref: 340
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bed format: 3 double, 1 single
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Shower Room: 1


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Village
  • Rural Loc.
  • Short Walk Beach
  • Short Walk Pub
  • Character
  • Open Fire
  • High Chair
  • OK for Less Able
  • Cot
  • Broadband/Wi Fi
  • Linen Inc
  • Double beds
  • Single Beds
  • Shower Room
  • Pets Allowed


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Price Breaks from 2017 Week Price Short Break Price*
20 Oct to 26 Oct £570 £399
27 Oct to 21 Dec £420 £294
Christmas £840 £588
New Year £840 £588
Price Breaks from 2018 Week Price Short Break Price*
01 Jan to 22 Mar £445 £312
23 Mar to 12 Apr £685 £479
13 Apr to 26 Apr £520 £364
27 Apr to 24 May £550 £385
25 May to 31 May £825 £578
01 Jun to 14 Jun £675 £472
15 Jun to 19 Jul £815 £571
20 Jul to 30 Aug £995 £697
31 Aug to 06 Sep £715 £500
07 Sep to 20 Sep £550 £385
21 Sep to 18 Oct £500 £350
19 Oct to 25 Oct £605 £424
26 Oct to 20 Dec £445 £312
Christmas £895 £627
New Year £895 £627
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*Short Break prices shown are for 3 nights only, please call for 4 or 5 night prices if required. Short Breaks are available from the end of October half term to the start of the Easter school holidays, or at the owners' discretion for a last minute booking at other times of the year. Unfortunately it would be most unusual for us to be in a position to consider a short break at peak holiday times, such as the October and February half terms or over the Christmas, New Year and Easter breaks.