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Pink thatched cottage and tea gardens business for sale in Cockington Village

House Beautiful (UK) logo House Beautiful (UK) 12/02/2019 Olivia Heath
an old brick house with trees in the background: Rose Cottage is an iconic grade II listed thatched cottage in the English Riviera with a thriving Rose Cottage Tea Gardens business and restaurant up for sale, Situated in the centre of Devon village Cockington, the four-bedroom property in Torquay is on the market with Jackson-Stops. © Jackson-Stops Rose Cottage is an iconic grade II listed thatched cottage in the English Riviera with a thriving Rose Cottage Tea Gardens business and restaurant up for sale, Situated in the centre of Devon village Cockington, the four-bedroom property in Torquay is on the market with Jackson-Stops.

Rose Cottage, an iconic grade II listed thatched cottage with a thriving tea gardens business in Cockington Village, is currently up for sale.

Boasting a pink exterior, the property in Torquay, Devon, is a charming cottage of rendered cob and stone rubble with a thatched roof and brick chimney shafts.

a house with trees in the background: Rose Cottage for sale in Cockington Village © Jackson-Stops Rose Cottage for sale in Cockington Village

The property is close to the spectacular South Devon Coast and is just a mile from the centre of Torquay, so it's within easy distance of the seafront, beaches, harbour, golf courses and recreational and shopping facilities.

Inside the spacious four-bedroom property you’ll find plenty of period features including a cosy sitting room with exposed beams and inglenook fireplace, and a dining room with built-in window seats.

Rose Cottage in Cockington Village, Torquay, Devon © Jackson-Stops Rose Cottage in Cockington Village, Torquay, Devon

But outside, the idyllic, immaculately maintained gardens is a real delight. A clear stream runs via small waterfalls through the gardens. Crossed by foot bridges, the stream and small leat passes through a clear water pool, attracting ducks and moorhens.

Other garden features include a pergola supporting climbing plants, ornamental trees, and an uphill sloped lawn, from which there are stunning views across the gardens and surrounding area of Cockington Village's cluster of thatched houses and cottages.

a large green field with trees in the background: Rose Cottage in Cockington Village, Torquay, Devon © Jackson-Stops Rose Cottage in Cockington Village, Torquay, Devon

But Rose Cottage is more than just a home. For more than 20 years, a thriving business has been created by the name of Rose Cottage Tea Gardens. This is a fully equipped, licensed tea gardens business, catering for 185 covers.

With a four-star TripAdvisor rating, it’s just as famous for its cream teas as its beautiful setting, and there’s even a pianist who plays during opening hours.

a garden with water in the background: Rose Cottage for sale in Cockington Village © Jackson-Stops Rose Cottage for sale in Cockington Village

Currently, the business is open from April to September. There are decked and paved terrace areas, as well as a covered restaurant and service area. Further buildings include customer WCs, storage and a thatched, stone outbuilding incorporating the commercial kitchen.

The new owner could continue to run the business, with further potential to introduce evening al fresco dining or weddings and private functions venue. Or revert the grounds back to private gardens if desired.

a group of people in a garden: Rose Cottage in Cockington Village, Torquay, Devon © Jackson-Stops Rose Cottage in Cockington Village, Torquay, Devon

Situated in the heart of the English Riviera, Cockington is the epitome of an English ‘chocolate box’ village, complete with horse and carriages, a babbling brook, lakes and woodland. As one of the most beautiful villages in England, this unspoilt, medieval village – noted in the Domesday Book – attracts thousands of visitors each week.

Rose Cottage is on the market for £995,000 via Jackson-Stops.

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