About the cottages and their owners
About Sea Rocket Cottage: Sea Rocket Barn and Cottage belong to Kate and Mark Jennings, aunt and uncle to the Foss owners. The cottage is attached to the larger house in which they live. It is charming and easily managed and has the advantage of the owners near at hand.
Kate has written a history of East Prawle and the area and mentions Foss Cottage and the Foss family history, as well as Lower Farm in the centre of the village where Sea Rocket Cottage and Sea Rocket Barn are situated. She and Mark are active members of the East Prawle History Society, which gives interesting talks on local history and activities, such as diving for wrecks. Have a look at Sea Rocket cottage! and also the East Prawle History Society website for details of Kate’s book, called East Prawle through the Ages. You will be fascinated by what went on all through the years in this little village by the sea.
About Foss Cottage: Foss belongs to 3 brothers and sisters and has been a family holiday home since 1971. We love it and go as often as we can, but, partly to help with upkeep but also because we prefer other people to share it rather than leave it closed, we let it out for a part of the year. We live some of us in London and some as far away as Chile, but have local cleaners and managers. Start planning your holiday now!
Named after its former owners, the Foss family (See Kate Jennings book East Prawle Through the Ages, a copy of which is in the cottage), Foss was built in the 19th century, not as a holiday cottage but possibly for coastguard use originally and later a residential dwelling. Also known as 3, West End, It is the last in the lane leading west from the centre of the village and has a private feeling while being also well-connected to the village. We like to keep it free of electronics and many people find this a great advantage – a real escape and relaxation – especially as there are plenty of good books, games and even good records and a record player if it has survived the previous visitors (we have to replace it frequently). Have a look at Foss Cottage!