Rose Cottage was a cottage in Beckindale in which Charlie Nelson lived at in 1973. By then, it had been his home for 50 years. In 1938, Charlie's wife Mary Nelson died of TB at Rose Cottage aged just 22 and their son Fred Nelson was sent to live with an aunty. Fred grew up resenting his dad for refusing to get her treated in hospital when she fell ill to TB, as he wanted to treat her himself, but she soon died. In September 1973, businessman Andrew Watson bought the cottage off local squire George Verney and wanted to evict Charlie but later backed out. Charlie then had a phone installed at Rose Cottage.