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Rose Cottage

(Ref. 14229)

Tatworth near Chard, Somerset Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a late Winter week in a nice warm cottage and recommend it for Winter holidays and agree with other reviewers."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage; really comfortable and plenty of towels available and lots of information on the area."

    We spent a great few days here and would be happy to return. However a couple of points to note - the key box is really difficult to open and after a 10 hour journey, in the dark & rain, it took us 20 minutes to access the key, which was not a great start to the visit. The outside light did not help as it was only on for a very short time and was blocked when trying to open the key box. Vehicle access is very, very tight, especially if arriving in the dark. It was fine one we had done it a few times and the advice to come in from the top road is really important. Overall, the cottage is deceptively large and had everything we needed. We would certainly stay here again, knowing it has everything we need and more and that is is really cosy, comfortable and very quiet.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was excellent, the only thing was of concern was the very narrow road leading to the cottage."

    We made sure that returned to cottage before it got dark. Apart from that everything was very good.

    Reviewed by Stanley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Loved our stay."

    Owners friendly and happy to help with anything. Parking was great right outside cottage. My only recommendation would be perhaps to include a welcome pack as I've had in other cottages ie scones biscuits etc. Also the leaflets in the living room are up to 5 years out of date and we headed to a toy museum advertised in cottage which has shut down

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Sep 2023

  • "Just returned from Rose Cottage, lovely cottage, much larger than we expected and filled with everything we needed for an enjoyable and relaxing stay."

    Perfectly positioned for explaining Somerset, Devon and Dorset, and all without travelling long distances or being stuck in traffic. We loved returning to the cottage in an evening and sitting in the snug lounge watching tv with a glass of wine/beer. You can walk to the Poppe Inn at the top of the lane which serves food, although we tended to eat out on our way back from our day out. Lots of nice pubs and restaurants around, some of those we tried from the recommended list in the welcome pack. Would definitely return to this little gem of a cottage.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Loved the cottage it had everything you needed and the village was beautiful and very quiet"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very nice cottage very roomy nice size living room and kitchen unfortunately ..."

    A very nice cottage very roomy nice size living room and kitchen unfortunately not very clean in the kitchen dirty sink crumbs loose work top with dirt behind weeds in garden and flower pots instead of flowers lump on parking space the underside of my car hit this on the first night learn to ovoid after that a very nice lady knocked on door on our first night asking me to turn off outside lights as were on the switch wasn’t marked otherwise we enjoyed our visit

    Reviewed by David3.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation with clear information and excellent recommendations."

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was just as described, perfect."

    Fab facilities, TV, cooker, washing machine and dryer etc even a dishwasher :). This little cottage is a perfect gem that I would buy if I could. The wood burner was the icing on the cake and lovely after a walk to the pub. The only slight improvement for me would have been a kingsize bed in the main bedroom and possibly a better mattress, we took our own topper after reading one of the reviews, so we were fine. I would definitely go back it's tucked away and private and has a great feel. I would agree with all the comments regarding access but as we had a little VW UP we had no problems parking on the drive or accessing. That said I saw plenty of larger vehicles managing to get up and down the lane, obviously well practiced locals. Chard is also a cool place and you have a short journey to the lovely beaches of Charmouth , Bridport etc etc. A great place to recharge your batteries and explore.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Nov 2022

  • "A lovely large, spotlessly clean and well maintained, quiet detached cottage."

    A proper home from home with everything we needed. Great communication from the owners, having the welcome pack a week in advance was a big help.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Nov 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Rose Cottage."

    The lane to the driveway is very narrow, and not recommended for large vehicles, as we knew in advance, but it was a very peaceful and quiet village, so we appreciated that. Great that there is plenty of crockery and cutlery! My husband found the double mattress a bit hard, and the springs 'twanged' when turning over in bed, but it was ok for me. Nice hot shower, and we didn't really need any heating on other than early morning, as the weather was pleasant. The cottage is within easy reach of coastal towns such as Lyme Regis and Sidmouth, and there are plenty of walks and attractions within a few miles.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet location, not too far from coast and other places of interest."

    Plenty of living space, nice sofa and comfy beds. Handy second bathroom. Lane VERY twisty and narrow so tricky to navigate if car not small. Enjoyed our stay. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a great time at Rose Cottage and had the best holiday - there’s so much to do in the area for whatever age."

    We will be going back! The cottage is on a VERY narrow lane, which we got used to eventually, but parking was easy and the lane was extremely quiet. The cottage is well equipped, cosy and with really comfy beds (so important after long days exploring, swimming and visiting). A few things need attention however - TV signal is still not great, the upstairs shower didn’t hold a constant temperature, the fridge is tiny and the downstairs shower room light is a hazard for anyone over 5’10”……I’m 6’4” and my forehead become intimate with the light almost every day! I’d certainly go back to Rose Cottage, but probably only with a smaller party and possibly in the autumn/winter (that log burner looked very very tempting!).

    Reviewed by Jason4.1Jul 2022

  • "Rose Cottage was a very happy experience for us."

    A lovely and well-appointed cottage (truly with lovely Roses to greet us!) Arrival was most happy, with many thoughtful instructions from the owner and great assistance from the owners when the boiler needed a reboot. The surrounding region is wonderful for day-trips, and we enjoyed Charmouth & Sidmouth in particular. Some thoughts for future guests: a) The listing is quite accurate that the laneway access to the private drive is very (VERY!) narrow. It. might help guests to suggest that a larger vehicle (like we had) would be very difficult to navigate into the parking spot....especially if it is a nighttime arrival (as was ours). b) the mattresses could do with a refresh - the middle bedroom has a bed with a metal frame that provides only a moderately comfortable rest. The small single bedroom, could definitely use a mattress refresh. c) The garden was lush, yet could do with a cut-back, so that guests could easily use the picnic bench and single bench - the greenery was all-round those seating areas. Otherwise, it was a fine and restful week at Rose Cottage and we will certainly be booking it again in the future!

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage with excellent facilities."

    Good base for exploring surrounding area. We will come again.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Mar 2022

  • "It was a lovely cottage to stay in."

    Would recommend it to anyone!

    Reviewed by Nithya Priyaa5.0Mar 2022

  • "All was well."

    The owner called to see if all was ok.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.4Sep 2021

  • "Great central location for walking roughly 1 hr by car in any direction will take you to 1 of the many national parks"

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jul 2021

  • "The Owner's Sue and Phil were great, easy to deal with and pleasant mannered, even bumped into them before we left the cottage."

    No issues, all good and the weather made it even better.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, had everything we needed and was nice and warm."

    It is situated in a quiet area within half an hours distance to travel to places like Seaton and Lyme Regis. The only thing to consider is, if you have a big car, the road the cottage is on is very narrow! We would definitely consider a return visit.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jul 2021

  • "On arrival it was apparent straight away that a deep clean of the property was needed."

    I had brought my own disinfectant and started to clean down the kitchen area that was full of grime on cupboard handles and doors. The dishwasher was full of waste food and water. Windows in kitchen couldn’t see through, and the list goes on. The previous issue of a kettle in need of replacement from previous reviews had not been resolved which led to us having to use a pan to boil water. The cottage is being let down by poor cleaning and this clearly has been an issue for some time as there is a build up of lime scale in both bathrooms. With the current situation of Covid the owners are not ensuring that this property is kept to the required standards. I did contact the owners and they offered to send in the cleaners but we declined after having disinfected the areas we were using. It is a shame that the cottage is not being kept up to the required standard because it could be the perfect hideaway. Don’t think we will be returning to this property.

    Reviewed by Pauline3.4Jun 2021

  • "Whilst we spent an enjoyable week at Rose Cottage, for us there were a few issues which, in our opinion, prevented giving high marks."

    Access to the upstairs bathroom from main bedroom during the night was difficult for people with mobility problems as it entails descending several steps and the ascending several steps, whereas normally we would expect the bathroom to be on the same level. Access to showers on both levels proved far from easy, the shower on 1 st floor was in the bath whereas the shower on ground floor was a little on the small side. Had these factors been flagged up in the property details it is likely we would have looked elsewhere. We would stress however that these experiences are from a purely personal point of view due to some mobility issues and overall did not spoil our experience.

    Reviewed by George3.4Oct 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday and the cottage met all of our needs."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "Rose Cottage is just perfect for a family of two adults and three children."

    It is situated in a lovely peaceful village and within easy access of beaches and lots of local attractions. The downstairs offers plenty of space to suit all the family whatever the weather.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful and as a bonus we actually met the owners on arrival."

    The restrictions due to COVID-19 meant we did not get to experience the cottage in its full glory. The cleanliness was generally good, except we found several items of crockery and cutlery that had not been cleaned properly. This we assumed was past tenants not following the rules regarding cleaning at the end of the holiday or checking the items when emptying the dishwasher .

    Reviewed by Alun4.4Aug 2020

  • "We absolutely love it at this cottage."

    I like that’s it not in a busy area and you can get back for peace and quiet. However not isolated as you can walk to a pub, children’s park or small shop. The position of the property is perfect for exploring three counties of Devon Dorset and Somerset. We will be booking again next year.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great stay."

    Lovely place. A home from home.

    Reviewed by Lyndsey4.7Feb 2020

  • "Cooker was dirty and glasses,cups, and pan cupped was filthy, kettle broken but ..."

    Cooker was dirty and glasses,cups, and pan cupped was filthy, kettle broken but the owner was down for a few days and popped round she cleaned all faults, a welcome tray would of been nice as been on road a long time

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Aug 2019

  • "Rose Cottage is one of the best places we have stayed it had everything we needed was comfy and clean."

    Only complaint was we had to go shopping when we arrived as there was no welcome pack and with 3 children we needed milk and a coffee for the adults. Plenty of places to visit and lots to do.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2019

  • "Really loved the cottage and our holiday!"

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Aug 2019

  • "One of our best holidays, lovely accommodation and lovely area, easy access to the surrounding places of interest."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2019

  • "Not really."

    Only to say that I did not read the detail in the email regarding parking this is very important as following the instruction makes it so much easier. We did have the pleasure of meeting the owners of the cottage who made the point of asking if everything was to our liking.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2019

  • "What a wonderful little cottage in a really lovely, relaxing and quiet village - really cosy; a great opportunity to unwind completely, with the option to visit nearby beaches at Lyme Regis, Beer and many others if the weather is kind (which it was to us)."

    Nice little friendly pub nearby if you don't fancy a drive and a well stocked shop within reasonable walking distance. The cottage had everything we needed - those little extras that you usually miss on the first night before you have had chance to sort yourself out (soap, cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets!, etc) were already there on arrival; no need to go to the shop until next day. Hope to return some day!

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Oct 2018

  • "The access road to the cottage is extremely narrow, our Auris car had just 12 inches clearance in places."

    The cottage is spacious, the keysafe is quite low down to access and was difficult to open in pouring rain. The front door key is tricky to operate sometimes. The cottage is warm and the heating system very responsive. The cottage is ideally placed to tour the area, lots of National Trust properties nearby and Sherborne Abbey is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Derek3.8Sep 2018

  • "Very pleased overall with Rose cottage, an ideal base from which to explore the Dorset coast and area."

    The accommodation was clean, tidy and had all the facilities that a family needs. Large t.v was great, the open plan dining/kitchen area and comfortable bedrooms were all very welcome. The only grumbles were the sofas were a little tired and the kettle was unusable due to it being heavily scaled. These minor issues did not mar our stay in an otherwise excellent cottage.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Aug 2018

  • "This was our second booking for this cottage,we had a wonderful week the first time so we decided to book for two weeks this time and had an amazing holiday."

    There is five of us and we had space for the kids to have their own quiet time in the evening and was really comfortable. We would recommend this cottage as it's a great place and really good for a base to visit lots of fun places.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Aug 2018

  • "Rose Cottage is a fab, spacious cottage on the outskirts of Chard."

    Not quite as rural as we thought but there are some lovely countryside views from the bedrooms. The cottage is ideally placed for exploring the East Devon and West Dorset coastline. Inside the cottage was clean and comfortable with all facilities that you would expect. I do have to point out that the lane leading to the cottage is VERY narrow, with some sharp corners to turn in your vehicle - surprisingly it is also a 2 way road!! Our DS4 just managed to fit between the cottage wall and the cottage opposite on the lane, however, parking once at the cottage is ample for large cars!

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Jul 2018

  • "We've been using this company for quite a few years now & have never been disappointed."

    Rose Cottage in Tatworth was simply perfect, we had an excellent holiday

    Reviewed by Babs5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful and cosy."

    Felt like a sanctuary to retreat and rest at..

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.8Jan 2018

  • "The cottage was homely and had fantastic facilities."

    It was spacious for our family of five and within short travelling distance to some beautiful places.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Apr 2017

  • "The weather was excellent and the cottage was well situated to both the stunning countryside and seaside"

    Reviewed by Fiona3.8Apr 2017

  • "It was in a great position for visiting local attraction's."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2017

  • "This is the most beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    Really is just like home from home.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Dec 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single (one with pull-out stacker bed)
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Gas and electricity inc. in rent, wood for woodburner can be purchased in local shop 5 mins walk away
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop walk
  • Note - Property unable to accept bookings taken within 5 days of Holiday date
  • Note - No work groups
  • Note: There is a pub in walking distance ( 5-10 mins)

The property

An attractive, link-detached period cottage, hidden down a winding single track lane within the South Somerset village of Tatworth also known as South Chard, just three miles from Chard, close to the borders with Dorset and Devon.

This Chard cottage has been renovated to a very good standard to provide couples and small family groups with a perfect home-from-home Somerset village holiday experience.

The cosy Chard holiday cottage has three bedrooms with windows overlooking the charming small garden and adjacent little lane, together with both a bath and shower room, a kitchen with dining area and stairs leading to the first floor and a charming sitting room which benefits from a warming woodburner.

The attractive small garden of this Chard holiday cottage offers a front, sunny walled patio; a restful place to relax and plan your day's activities.

Locally, there are lovely rural walks to be had, whilst a short drive takes you into nearby Chard which offers an array of interesting shops, inns and restaurants.

Within easy reach of this Chard cottage there are several historic houses and well-tended gardens to visit, including Barrington Court, Forde Abbey and Montecute House, alternatively take the easy drive south towards the market town of Axminster, and then on to the scenic Jurassic Coast, where a visit to the friendly seaside resort of Lyme Regis makes a lovely day out.

A delightful Chard holiday cottage offering a perfect base for enjoying South Somerset, East Devon and West Dorset.

Note: This property is adjacent to Ref. 925543, together they sleep 9.

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About the location


Chard 3 miles.

The delightful Somerset village of Tatworth, sometimes known as South Chard, is quietly situated close to the borders of both Devon and Dorset. There are many attractive properties locally, including ancient cob and thatched houses, and there are many local walks and cycle routes close by. The nearby lively town of Chard, just three miles away, offers a good selection of shops and a variety of restaurants and inns. The surrounding countryside close to the Chard reservoir offers an interesting habitat for wildlife and birds, a super place for nature lovers to spend time. Whilst there's a wealth of interesting country houses and gardens to visit nearby, including the National Trust's Barrington Court, Montecute House and Forde Abbey. Alternatively, take the easy drive to Dorset and Devon’s scenic Jurassic Coast or the short drives to Lyme Regis, West Bay, Sidmouth and Beer. An interesting holiday base at any time of the year.

Note - Property unable to accept bookings taken within 5 days of Holiday date. Note - No work groups.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas