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Beautiful Cottage With A Surprisingly Spacious Interior In Kenton, Devon

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Kenton, Exeter, Devon, England - Primrose Cottage, Recently Renovated Cottage With Enclosed Lawned Garden

Set within the peaceful and sleepy east Devon village of Kenton, Primrose Cottage is a beautiful cottage with a surprisingly spacious interior. Recently renovated, the cottage has had lavish care and attention paid to it whilst the owners have thought carefully to ensure their guest's stay is as enjoyable as possible. Two comfortable and stylish lounges both have log burners and flat screen TVs. Original art complements the palette of neutrals throughout the property and ample living space ensures that even on inclement days your stay will be a pleasurable one. For sunny days the enclosed lawned garden is a perfect spot to relax. The village of Kenton has a pretty square, village shop and post office, pubs, restaurants and a takeaway. Just a few minutes' drive away is Powderham Castle, Estate and country store - a perfect place to spend a leisurely day or to enjoy the Jousting Tournaments in the summer months. The nearby popular resort of Dawlish Warren is around 6 miles away and has a pretty green where you may see ducks and the famous black swans on the water and on some days even catch a musical rendition in the bandstand whilst enjoying an ice cream on the lawn. Surrounding the green are a good variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and amusements with a beach adjacent. The City of Exeter is just a short drive away with its vibrant shopping malls. Beaches, quaint villages and visitor attractions are all choices and with so many possibilities available while staying at Primrose Cottage it is the perfect location for a visit to Devon. Accommodation: Second lounge with wood burning stove (with sofa bed), stairs to first floor. Lounge / diner with wood burning stove. Cloakroom with toilet and hand basin. Small breakfast area and very small outside patio. Kitchen. Enclosed lawned garden around 30 seconds walk away. 1st Floor. Bedroom 1, double bed. Bedroom 2, single bed. Bathroom, shaped bath with shower over, hand basin and toilet. Services in addition to standard equipment: Log burning stoves in both lounges - one basket of logs on arrival. Night storage heating. Fridge with small freezer section. Washer / dryer. Dishwasher. Flat screen TVs in both lounges, DVD player. cot, stair gates and high chair. Bed linen and towels included - please detail your requirements when booking. Free car park to the side of the property. Short breaks available all year.

Gill Mingo
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

About Gill Mingo

My husband Richard and I work and live in Devon. We run two successful holiday homes this one in Devon and the other in Dorset. After renting many holiday homes ourselves over the years with our family, we wanted to provide high quality, comfortable and cosy, character cottages for our guests.

Our beds have memory foam sprung mattresses as we feel that having a comfortable bed is very important for our guests relaxation!

Gill Mingo purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Gill Mingo chose Mid Devon

We bought Primrose Cottage at auction and by doing so the property appeared on BBC's Homes Under The Hammer Series. The property was in a very sorry state and we worked very long hours to completely renovate it to the luxury home it is today. We have tried to retain much of the Victorian character in this Grade 2 listed property, but have installed contemporary design features and high quality fittings and furnishings to make it comfortable and welcoming for our guests. A CD of the programme and the renovations is available to view at the cottage. The cottage has received a Gold Star award from Visit Britain and is currently rated as 4 star.

The position of the cottage in the middle of Kenton is ideal for the glorious beaches, Dartmoor, Exeter and the ferry to Exmouth.

What makes this cottage unique

Kenton Village has a Post Office stores and a short walk up the road takes you to Powderham Castle, where there is a farm shop, restaurant, gardens and grounds and walks through the famous Deer parks to the estuary beyond.

There are plenty of country pubs and restaurants to eat and many places of interest to visit, suitable for families or for those who want a more peaceful place to unwind.

There is free car parking both outside the property and in the car park. We have a lock up building to store bikes should you wish to bring them, which also houses new garden furniture, BBQ and tumble dryer.

The neighbours are friendly and helpful and often advise our guests on the nice places to visit!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

21st March 2013

Dear Gill and Richard

We have really enjoyed our stay in your pretty and well appointed cottage. As we stayed for a month, waiting for the arrival of our first grandchild, we feel we would have discovered any pitfalls. There are none! Superb!

Very best wishes

Ann and Bill (Llandinam, Powys)


We had a lovely time here in Kenton and quickly realised what a friendly village it is. We have had a couple of sunny days and enjoyed sitting outside in front of the kitchen and resting. We also enjoyed a day out at Oddicombe Beach where they have a cliff railway.

The cottage itself is home from home. Very clean and beautifully furnished. ( we watched the DVD!) thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage x

Denise, Gary, Gemma, Orpington (Kent)


Gorgeous !! Have had a great time, cottage is wonderful, sun has shone. Thank you.

Paul, Mandy and Rosie.

July 19th 2013

Although only a short 4 night stay, we had a wonderful relaxing stopover in this gorgeous cottage. Thank you. It was spotless and had every need catered for! All those little things and thoughts are what gives this holiday home the "wow" factor, of course along with its excellent finish and fantastic decor. We loved it and hope to be back sometime in future.

Thanks again.

Joanne and Allan Wood. We love Kenton too!

Hi Gill

I just wanted to tell you how much me and my daughter enjoyed staying in your lovely cottage last weekend. The cottage is beautiful, cosy and comfortable. We really couldn't fault it and had a great weekend. You've done a brilliant job!

Best wishes

Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Exeter in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Cloakroom with toilet and hand basin. Bathroom, shaped bath with shower over, hand basin and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed. Bedroom 2: single bed. Sofa bed in the lounge.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Notes on accommodation: Short breaks available all year. Within walking distance of Powderham Castle, popular music venue for concerts, Brian Adams, Olly Murs, etc please see Powderham website for up todate bookings. Outside: For sunny days the enclosed lawned garden is a perfect spot to relax. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels included - please detail your requirements when booking. Other: Small breakfast area and very small outside patio.




Prices & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Once you have agreed to book the cottage and have agreed to pay the holiday rental cost, we will forward you the relevant booking forms, our terms and conditions and details of our payment procedure which is by bank transfer. All bookings must be secured by a deposit unless made 8 weeks or less prior to the beginning of your holiday, where by you will need to pay for the full cost of the holiday at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Friday for weekly stays ideally but we can be flexible on short breaks so please email us to enquire further.

Notes on prices:
From £456 to £862 per week.
From £22 per person per night to £41 per person per night ( in peak season) based on three people staying.
These prices are set for 2015 and we do not charge any booking fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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