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Newly Refurbished And Extended (2013) Listed Thatched Cottage In Galmpton, Hope

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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.

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Colm Doran
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 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 South Hams

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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Perfect holiday cottage by the sea.

  • 5 of 5

We have just enjoyed a great few days at Primrose Cottage. Very cosy, well equipped, comfortable and clean. A great mix of old cottage with modern kitchen and bathroom. The bedding was so comfortable and the cottage lovely and warm. Just 10 mins walk to the beach which was a perfect mix of sand, rock pools and smugglers caves! Great meals in the pub and tea stops in the cafe. Lovely art gallery and fishing boats in the harbour. The coastal walks are spectacular and a walk to nearly thurlestone to the tiny beach cafe was super. We will definitely be planning a return visit to this cottage, perfect location and most welcoming. The owners have refurbished to a high standard and communication has been excellent. Lots of up to date information in the cottage about nearby places to visit and eat.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the walks, the pubs and cafes and the views and found the cottage relaxing.
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September 2016

  • 4 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay at Primrose Cottage. We particularly enjoyed the clifftop walks and hospitality at the Hope & Anchor.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and the cliff walks best wishes Colm
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Great Cottage, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Primrose Cottage for a week in September with our 4 month old son. The cottage is as gorgeous as it looks in the photos and is ideally located for exploring the beautiful South Devon area.

The cottage itself is clean, comfortable, well equipped and beautifully decorated. The kitchen extension is a masterpiece in my opinion and is flooded with light. We had parents stay for some of the week and it was plenty big enough for 4 adults and a baby.

The lovely Hope Cove is a short walk away down a single track road. We had a good lunch at the cafe there and a drink in the pub. The shop sells the essentials and most importantly Salcombe dairy ice cream!

There is so much to see and do in the area, and the cottage is a good base from which to do so. We particularly enjoyed the South Devon Steam Railway and lunch at the Oyster Shack - go via the Tidal Road at low tide for an extra treat!

Overall we had a fantastic holiday and would definitely stay at Primrose Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind comments. Glad you thought the kitchen was flooded with light. Well done for finding the Oyster Shack al fresco restaurant along the tidal road from Aveton Gifford to Bigbury and the steam railway. Come back soon.
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fantastic holiday at primrose cottage thank you x

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived home from primrose cottage a beautiful well kept cottage. Great location with many beautiful walks. The cottage was clean and very comfy the kitchen was fantastic and the children loved the garden. So nice waking up to the sound of peace and quite with the sheep in the back ground. Communication with the owner was excellent. Highly recommend . Picture post card cottage x

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed the peace.
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The cottage was beautiful and location stunning

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our needs and beautifully renovated. The location was stunning and the garden was perfect for relaxing. Would definitely visit and stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write such a kind review. We'd love to welcome you back in the future.
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Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fanstatic week at Primrose Cottage. The property has been refurbished in a modern style whilst still retaining it's historic character and is extremely well maintained. Our children had a lovely time running around in the garden whilst we enjoyed the spectatular views of the countryside - there are some brilliant short walks on well maintained footpaths from the village. A cottage is great location from which to explore the beautiful South Hams - very highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Feb -Mar 17
4 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April 17
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 17
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 17
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 17
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep 17
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct 17
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 17
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas period 17
23 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Jan- Mid Feb 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

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.

A £300 deposit is payable to secure the reservation. The balance is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. A refundable security deposit is also required, repayable with 7 days after the end of the guests' visit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hope Cove in South Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
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

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