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Recently Extended and Modernised Thatched Cottage near coastal path, Hope Cove

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage in Galmpton, near Hope Cove & Salcombe, South Devon, 12 minutes walk from Hope Cove beaches & South Devon Coastal Path

Primrose Cottage is a newly refurbished and extended (2013) thatched cottage with two inglenook fireplaces in Galmpton, Hope Cove, 12 minutes’ walk from the sea and South West Coastal Path in an area of outstanding natural beauty. A 1650 Grade 2 listed thatched cottage has been sensitively extended to create, from a former piggery, a specialist architect designed steel, stone and glass construction, linked to the original old part of the cottage, and containing a modern fully equipped kitchen, with a light and airy feel and under floor heating. The cottage has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom. There is a shower room downstairs, with WC and hand basin and a bathroom with bath, WC and hand basin upstairs. Free Wi-Fi is available. Salcombe and Kingsbridge are each 10-15 minutes drive away and there are 4 golf courses within easy reach.

The cottage is situated next to the church in the pretty South Hams village of Galmpton, half a mile's walk to the sea at Hope Cove. Hope Cove is an attractive fishing village, with two sandy beaches, a pub, several restaurants and a village store. Inner Hope is a picturesque hamlet of thatched cottages. Hope Cove gives direct access to the dramatic South West Coastal path in both directions. The small towns of Salcombe and Kingsbridge with their attractive estuary settings are both only 10 minutes drive away. The South Hams is the southernmost part of Devon, a beautiful area of patchwork fields, rolling hills, narrow lanes, picturesque villages and pubs, and spectacular estuaries and coastline. The word Hams comes from the Olde English "hammes" meaning a sheltered place and this is an apt description. The climate is mild and sub-tropical plants flourish. Dartmoor lies 40 minutes drive to the north.

More Details

Owner
Colm Doran
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
15 November, 2017

About Colm Doran

The owners, a married couple, a chartered accountant and former science teacher, are directors of a process improvement consulting company.

We advertise two properties through Owners Direct:

Primrose Cottage, a 17th century thatched cottage near Salcombe in South Devon, UK (Owners Direct ref: E13319) has been owned since 2001. We spend several visits each year walking round the South Devon Coastal path and visiting the villages and resorts in The South Hams.

We have also owned a ski apartment, at 1575m height in Les Trois Vallees, France (Owners Direct ref: FR20590) since 2007. We spend several weeks in Le Bettaix skiing and walking in the mountains. We seek to defray costs whilst allowing guests to enjoy winter and summer in a peaceful hamlet by Le Doron river.

Colm Doran purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Colm Doran chose Kingsbridge

We love coming to The South Hams, several times a year, to enjoy walking on the South West coastal path, to visit the cafes and restaurants of Salcombe, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Noss Mayo and to play links golf at Thurlestone. Sometimes we just walk 12 minutes down to the Hope & Anchor pub in Hope Cove for a drink or a meal.

What makes this cottage unique

In summer, when not walking or otherwise out, we eat outside in the garden and listen to the sounds of the cows and sheep.

In winter we also walk, then sit by the fire with a drink and a meal at The Hope and Anchor or watch the waves crashing against the cliffs and harbour wall in Hope Cove. The cottage has a modern glass box kitchen connected to the 350 year old thatched cottage so modern amenities are at hand for guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our third stay. Bantham beach is still our favourite. London family.



Only here 3 months ago. Its just a lovely place to hole up and unwind, walk on the beach then back to the cottage and a roaring fire. Will definitely be back, probably in the winter. Went to Thurlestone, Hope Cove, Dartmouth. Blackpool Sands is a beautiful beach. Claire & Andy, Stratford.



Lovely cottage. Plenty of beaches. Beautiful view from garden. Ideal family holiday. Gloucester family of four.



Arrived feeling "citified", left feeling relaxed, chilled, brown and dusted with sand. We visited Burgh Island with its fabulous beach, and Salcombe with its great butchers and fishmongers. It's been great having a bath. Nicole & Richard & kids, Sutton Coldfield.
Jan 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs: bathroom: Newly refurbished with bath and handheld shower attachment, heated towel rail, WC, wash basin with lit mirror Downstairs: newly created shower room, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double aspect windows overlooking fields and with sea glimpses. Double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds overlooking fields
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Primrose Cottage is a 360 year old Grade II listed thatched Cottage, situated half a mile from the sea in the pretty South Hams village of Galmpton, near Hope Cove, Devon. The cottage has been rented out by the owners since 2001 with many repeat stays. It was extended in 2013 to convert a former piggery to a modern kitchen with under floor heating, built in glass, steel and Devon stone, providing a light airy feel. The cottage itself was built around 1650 and is situated next to Galmpton church, with a raised SW facing garden which overlooks fields and has sea glimpses. Outside: Garden: The large south west facing garden benefits from all-day sun. The kitchen opens directly onto the garden via a paved area. The garden has extensive views over fields and to the sea and Bolt Tail's cliffs. The garden is laid mainly to lawn, with cottage flowers and is fully enclosed by hedging and a white picket fence. On the lawn is a paved area with a wooden picnic table and garden bench which are positioned to enjoy the garden's views. Additional garden furniture is kept in a garden store. At the front of the property, by the stable door, is a further garden bench. Utility Room: Newly constructed kitchen has washing machine and tumble dryer, ironing board and vacuum cleaner in easy access cupboard Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning Towels, linen and electricity are included (600kw). High chair and cot can be arranged in advance by the housekeeper for a small fee. The cottage should be left in a good clean condition, or a small surcharge may be deducted from the deposit. Other: Parking bay for one car. A second car can be parked in village hall car park 70 yards from the cottage

Reviews

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Recently Extended and Modernised Thatched Cottage near coastal path, Hope Cove
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Beautiful and Idyllic

  • 5 of 5

Just want to thank you for letting us stay in beautiful Primrose Cottage, it's just idyllic!

We've had a wonderful break walking miles, running miles, swimming (a bit.... very cold!) and eating vast amounts of crab! Ideally situated in a fabulous area, it's stunning! We all loved it, it was a perfect short break.

Sarah and Steve King

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay, including swimming in the sea in September. We love the walks too.
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Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings

  • 4 of 5

Primrose Cottage is a delightful, ‘chocolate box’ cottage set in beautiful countryside and only minutes walk from the beach/pub.

Nice large sun drenched garden.

I wouldn’t hesitate to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the garden and the proximity to the sea and pub
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5

Great holiday and really enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very well appointed and offers everything you need. We are a family of four with two children aged 9 and 7 and it worked very well for us.

Primrose Cottage is very nicely decorated and in a great location

Thanks very much

The Wilsons

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing such a lovely review. We are delighted Primrose Cottage worked well for a family holiday.
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just perfect - a great base for exploring the local area which really is fabulous.

We had a really lovely time - despite the weather- a little bit of rain doesn't stop us!

Excellent communication from Colm throughout - he helped us have great insider knowledge into the area before we arrive which certainly helped us settle in and make the most of our time.

5 star!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay. The South Hams is a wonderful area and we're pleased you were able to make the most of it. Thank you for your kind comments
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

A really cosy cottage with a lovely bright modern kitchen. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. It is close to Hope Cove and it's picturesque village with thatched cottages and a choice of places to eat. It is a beautiful area with plenty to see and do, but the icing on the cake would have been better weather and a chance to enjoy the coastal walks in the sunshine.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. Hope Cove is indeed a lovely place.
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5

Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is absolutely fabulous. We had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to comment. Glad you had a good time!
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Hope Cove
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Dartmouth
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Thurlestone
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Devon Expressway A38
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Hope Cove
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Hope Cove
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

There are three sandy beaches within easy walking distance from the cottage.

Hope Cove, a 12 minute downhill walk, has a children's beach at Mouthwell, right by the newly refurbished Hope and Anchor pub and Beachcomber beach café.

Hope Cove also features a sheltered beach, where sailing dinghies are kept, and a harbour wall.

South Milton Sands, with its National Trust car park and The Beach House café is about 30 minutes walk from our cottage.

Travel:

Galmpton is 35 minutes drive from the exit off the A38 "Devon Expressway" accessible from the M5 motorway. A car is useful to allow guests to visit the many beautiful locations in this area of outstanding beauty.

Distances:

The nearest village, Hope Cove, by the sea, is 12 minutes walk and has a general store, post office, church, a pub and restaurants.

There is a garage with small supermarket attached in Malborough, 2 miles away.

The larger towns of Salcombe and Kingsbridge, which has several supermarkets, are both 10-15 minutes drive away.

Further Details:

Primrose Cottage is situated next to the church in the small hamlet of Galmpton, half a mile’s walk to the sea at Hope Cove, near Salcombe, South Hams, Devon.

Hope Cove is an attractive fishing village, with two sandy beaches, the Hope & Anchor pub, several restaurants, an art gallery and a post office and general store. Inner Hope is a picturesque village of thatched cottages. Hope Cove gives direct access to the dramatic South West Coast path and lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The small towns of Salcombe & Kingsbridge, with their attractive estuary settings, are each only 10 minutes’ drive away.

The South Hams is the southern-most part of Devon, a beautiful area of patchwork fields, rolling hills, narrow lanes, picturesque villages and spectacular estuaries and coastline. The word Hams comes from the old English “hammes” meaning a sheltered place and this is an apt description. The climate is mild and semi-tropical plants flourish in certain areas. By contrast, Dartmoor, with its spectacular moorland scenery and wild ponies, lies 45 minutes’ drive to the north.

Nearby places to visit

Thurlestone rock, South Milton Sands NT beach, Thurlestone 18 hole golf course

Bantham – surfers’ beach, River Avon, estuary, Sloop Inn, views of Burgh Island

Bigbury – beach, walk across the causeway to Burgh Island, lunch at Pilchard Inn (1306), 18 hole golf course

Salcombe – Estuary, trendy shops, restaurants, delicatessens, art galleries, sailing, pretty town, pubs, ferries, several beaches, dramatic views, walks, Overbecks National Trust sub- tropical gardens;

Kingsbridge – Quay, art galleries, quaint buildings, shops, market, Reel Cinema, birdlife, estuary cruises to Salcombe;

Dartmouth – River cruises, ferries, art galleries, restaurants, gift shops, castle, Agatha Christie’s Greenways, steam railway.

Totnes – quaint hill town, river ferries, winery, castle, alternative shops

Slapton,Torcross beach and bird sanctuary;

Dartmoor ponies.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kingsbridge, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 17
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£363
for 3 nights
From
£121
£585
 
 
Xmas period 17
23 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
From
£155
£680
 
 
Jan- Mid Feb 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£575
 
 
early spring 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£408
for 3 nights
From
£136
£630
 
 
Easter 18
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£532
for 4 nights
From
£133
£820
 
 
Spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£426
for 3 nights
From
£142
£780
 
 
Early summer 2018
19 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£900
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,320
for 7 nights
£1,320
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Guests may secure the property by contacting the owner to confirm availability. A £300 deposit will be requested and guests will be invited to review a rental agreement. The Owners Direct web quote system generates automatic nightly rates by averaging the quoted 7 day price. Enquirers are asked to ignore these automatic averages and simply contact the owners with the dates requested. A price will be advised by return for the number of days requested which may not match the Owners Direct automatic average system. Shorter stays generate more than one cleaning visit per week which is reflected in the prices quoted by the owners when an enquiry is made.
8 weeks prior to holiday date the balance of the rental will become due. The owners will issue a reminder at that point.

Changeover Day:
In season, May - October, changeover day is usually on Saturdays.
Outside high season guests may enquire about a 3 day or a 4 day stay. Other lengths of stay may also be considered outside high season.


Notes on prices:
Prices are typically for a 7 day stay in high season, and for 3 or 4 day stays in other periods. Please contact the owners if you have particular requirements so we can discuss and try to accommodate your needs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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