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Rose Cottage

(Ref. 1040601)

Yelverton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (12)
  • comfortable (8)
  • pub (8)
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  • location (6)
  • lovely (6)

13 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable beds and a lovely, tidy and very well-presented cottage."

    There was no wood for the wood-burner, but this wasn't a major issue. We had a lovely stay and would be happy to recommend and re-book this property again.

    So pleased that Ruth and her family had a lovely holiday. I hope they return for a second stay. A small quantity of logs are kept in the wooden chest in the lounge. I will amend my welcome letter to make this clearer to guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location"

    I spoke to this very nice couple whilst they were on holiday. So pleased that they had a lovely time & hope that they will return soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property did not detail the fact that the garden was across the road."

    this would have been helpful as I had a four year old who would have loved to have played in the garden but this was not possible without parental management. The bedroom at the right of the staircase had a mattress that was too soft for me. The left hand bedroom had a nice hard mattress. The right hand bedroom had blinds that were very difficult to adjust to the 'up' position.

    A little disappointed with the 75 score , given that Timothy gave some feedback describing the cottage as 'lovely'. The website does make it clear that the garden is separate from the cottage and on a hillside. But overall ,very pleased that Timothy and his family had a lovely holiday there. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy3.8Aug 2023

  • "Stayed at Rose Cottage with my daughter."

    Was great to have a king size bed each, which were very comfortable. Lovely homely cottage provided with everything you need. Would highly recommend The Who’d Of Thought It Inn pub just a few steps away. Rose Cottage in Milton Combe is in a lovely part of Dartmoor with some great walks nearby on the moors and not too far away for a trip to Cornwall. Would highly recommend and hope to return again.

    Was great to have Amanda and her family stay & that they enjoyed their holiday so much. Really hope she returns one day. There is so much to explore from Rose Cottage whether you are walking, driving or cycling. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jun 2023

  • "Great week’s stay in Rose Cottage."

    It had all we needed for our stay and was very clean and tidy. Beds very comfortable too. The pub across the road served delicious food as did the pub in nearby Yelverton. Good location for walks on Dartmoor as well as visiting other nearby tourist locations. All in all a great holiday helped by great weather.

    So nice to have Helen stay at Rose Cottage. She contacted me before the start of the holiday with a couple of questions. I am always very happy to clarify points to guests ahead of their holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "A really nice cottage in a very tranquil village."

    Great location being on the edge of Dartmoor. Very cosy and comfortable stay, I highly recommend a stay here.

    It was a pleasure having Keith stay at Rose cottage. I hope he will return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2023

  • "Like many of the feedbacks of previous guests, we really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is very comfortable and we had great nights sleep. One feels immediately at home. Maggie is a wonderful host, very thoughtful, sending us immediately a welcome letter with useful tips for around the area but also within the cottage. The weather had not been too kind but we made the most of it. The property is really well situated to do easily day trips and the area is so beautiful. We would love to return. And yes, we ate at the pub opposite, the food was delicious and the host/staff very welcoming.

    I am so pleased that Beatrice enjoyed her stay. It seems that she enjoyed both the local area and day trips further afield, for which the position of the cottage is perfect for both Devon and Cornwall. Beatrice also gave us very useful feedback during her stay and we really hope she returns one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beatrice5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very nice and clean we found the property to be spotless on arrival."

    Location of cottage perfect for touring the area and Milton Combe was very relaxing village. Pub opposite the property was very comfortable with log fire and spacious bars and food was good. Highly recommend this cottage.

    So glad they enjoyed their week and would welcome them back in the future . (Returning guests are welcomed with enhanced treats !) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2022

  • "We loved Rose Cottage immediately on arriving."

    It is cosy, well equipped, just everything one could ask for. The tasteful decor made it such a charming place. I simply cannot speak too highly of this accommodation. It is ideally placed for visiting many local places of interest. A memorable holiday here.

    It was a real pleasure having this couple at Rose cottage, who made the most of the village of Milton Combe and the immediate surrounding area. It would be lovely if they came back for a stay at Rose cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aine5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful cottage and really appreciated the welcome gifts left by the owner."

    It was cozy and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. The garden is separate to the property by a very small quiet road but is part of the character of the whole village and we had no problems with our son whizzing out of the door by himself for a play in there - there are more horses than cars going through the village! There is a sweet playing area just down the lane near the church so really ideal for children of all ages. The location itself would be difficult to beat if you are looking for a peaceful stay in this part of Devon. The village is picture perfect and the pub opposite the cottage has delicious food, roaring fires and plenty of local beer and cider on tap. We would love to return one day as it's a location to enjoy in any season.

    So pleased Laura had a great holiday, hope she returns to us in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2022

  • "Just had a week in this lovely cosy cottage lovely village and friendly pub just ..."

    Just had a week in this lovely cosy cottage lovely village and friendly pub just over the road, the cottage had everything you needed, lovely log burner for the chilly nights, just 1 thing was needed that was some wardrobes for your clothes but we managed with the drawers provided thank you

    So pleased Kay enjoyed her stay. We look carefully at all customer feedback, which we appreciate. We have since added smart new wardrobes to both bedrooms, with hanging space and drawers Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is a very special place in the heart of a lovely village."

    Maggie and Russell have taken great pains to provide a comfortable, recently renovated and well appointed cottage. There are two double bedrooms, one with en-suite, comfortable lounge and small but well laid out kitchen and the pub is just across the road. There is good lighting throughout (including for reading in bed!). The village is in a valley and very attractive. The garden across the road is on a hillside and a great place to sit with morning coffee. The situation of course has some limitations - all well explained in the web description - there really is parking for just one car and the stairs are steep, although you soon get used to them. If you can live this, you will have a lovely time at Rose Cottage.

    We are so pleased David had a lovely time at the cottage and appreciate feedback. There are some further limited options for further car parking close to the cottage. Please contact the owner direct for details and to make the arrangements Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2021

  • "A really lovely cottage in such a beautiful village location."

    It was comfortable and clean with good facilities and both we and our children loved staying there. It is very quiet despite being just a few steps to the pub next door with good food on offer. We can recommend this cottage. The only very small issue we found was the lack of wardrobe space to hang-up clothes although there were ample drawers.

    So pleased that Ed and his family enjoyed their stay. We appreciate and act on all customer feedback. We have since added smart new wardrobes to both bedrooms. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ed5.0Jul 2021

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  • Threee bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room, basin and WC, 1 x king size, 1 x single bed
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, hand held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Separate hillside garden with lawn, patio, summerhouse and furniture
  • Secure lockable storage for 2 bicycles, 2 surf boards/paddle boards, or pushchairs
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome, no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The property has steep stairs up to the first-floor
  • Note: Access to the garden is opposite the property across the road, with several steps up

The property

Yelverton 3 miles.

Tucked away in the quiet village of Milton Combe rests this delightful whitewashed holiday home, Rose Cottage.

Boasting a traditional and homely interior and set within the picturesque landscape of the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Rose Cottage offers an idyllic base for two couples looking to explore the delights of the Devonshire countryside.

Stepping into the attractive dwelling you're welcomed into the country-style kitchen/diner, fit with all the amenities necessary to rustle up some tasty treats to enjoy perched at the intimate breakfast table, or head through to the adjoining living/dining room to gather around the dining table with your loved ones, planning your next adventure as you indulge.

The sociable space boasts eye-catching rustic character, decorated with wooden beams, exposed stonework and a warming woodburning stove, inviting you to nestle in on the sumptuous sofa to enjoy a movie night.

Head outside and cross the road to the separate garden, perched on the hillside and offering a tranquil setting to enjoy a refreshing glass of wine under the canopy of the stars.

As the day draws to a close, head back inside and prepare for bed with a leisurely soak amongst the bubbles in the family bathroom, conveniently located on the ground-floor, before heading upstairs to rest your head in one of the two spacious king-size bedrooms, both beautifully-appointed with a light and airy décor, one of which benefits from it's own en-suite shower.

Take a break from doing the cooking and head into the heart of Milton Combe to indulge in a delicious meal at the quintessentially English pub, The Who'd Have Thought It Inn, serving fresh local produce and cask ales sourced from Devon and Cornwall.

Venture further afield to the nearby village of Yelverton, home to a family-run pub housing three unique bars along with a well-stocked convenience store, perfect for picking up any forgotten essentials.

History buffs will enjoy a visit to the beautifully-maintained National Trust house of Buckland Abbey, dating back 700 years.

The thriving market town of Tavistock is within easy reach, where you can enjoy breath-taking views across the rooftops from the Grade II listed Tavistock Viaduct, test your swing at the 18-hole Tavistock Golf Club, and if you time it right, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the stalls of the farmers market.

Outdoor adventurers are spoilt for choice with the scenic landscapes of Dartmoor National Park and the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on your doorstep, ready to be explored.

With all of this and more, enjoy a countryside retreat with a stay at Rose Cottage.

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About the location


Tavistock 5.7 miles; Plymouth 9.5 miles; Salcombe 21.9 miles

The pretty village of Yelverton makes a perfect base for exploring Dartmoor with excellent walking and cycling routes in the area. The 21 mile-long cycling and walking route Drakes trail, runs through the village and links nearby Tavistock and Plymouth passing through wooded valleys and open moorland. It is also possible to hire bikes in the village. There are several eating places around Yelverton including The Drake Manor Inn and The Royal Oak which provide a warm welcome and superb locally sourced food. Nearby attractions include Buckland Abbey, The Garden House and Burrator Reservoir. The South Devon coast is within easy reach for day trips to Salcombe and the pretty riverside village of Newton Ferrers. The Naval port of Plymouth can also be easily reached, famous for its maritime heritage and the historic Barbican district its narrow, cobbled streets lined with a fine selection of restaurants and bars.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas