2 bedroom Thatched Cottage in Galmpton, near Hope Cove & Salcombe, South Devon, 12 minutes walk from Hope Cove beaches & South Devon Coastal Path
- english, french, german
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 Huish
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.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great location , beautiful cottage offering every comfort.
We have nothing but praise for the cottage, location and interaction with the owner, Colm.
We have no hesitation in recommending the cottage, everything was spotlessly clean and we wanted for nothing.
Colm provides a comprehensive list of restaurants and places to visit as well as easy to understand instructions for using the appliances.
Glad Primrose Cottage provided what was needed to enjoy the beautiful South Hams
Comfortable, clean and warm cottage. Had everything we needed - a home from home.
Super cottage with everything we needed as a family of 4. Would love to come back!
Glad you enjoyed Primrose Cottage and the South Hams area of outstanding natural beauty.
Great cottage, thoroughly recommend it to any family.
Beautiful thatched cottage, walking distance to the beach, the morning papers and freshly baked pastries. We even managed to fit our Big truck in the parking bay at the cottage. The owners were really helpful, from the first contact of our booking, right up to making sure we were okay through the week. Our two daughters slept like logs on the very comfortable beds and the open fire was a delight on the cold evenings. Would definitely book again.
Glad you enjoyed the South Hams and Primrose Cottage!
Great week away
Great week away
Glad you enjoyed the beautiful South Hams
A REAL GEM
Primrose Cottage is certainly a 'Real Gem' situated in a brilliant location to explore Devon. The cottage is a delight with the additional wow factor of a fantastic kitchen extension, which seamlessly brings old and new together. The garden is sunny, equipped with garden furniture and offers great views of the valley. We enjoyed tea in the garden in February! Primrose Cottage is a great place to stay and relax. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. The South Hams part of Devon is a real treat.
Comfortable and charming cottage
We spent a terrific week at Primrose Cottage in late October. The house itself is full of historic charm; it's well appointed; and very comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the kitchen and the lovely open fireplace. It's also close to some wonderful scenery and lovely coastal paths for walking. The road outside the house can get busy with traffic to Hope Cove, but overall it was very peaceful and we enjoyed a perfect week in beautiful Devon.
Thankyou for your kind comments. We are delighted to hear that a modernised thatched cottage and the South Devon views so appeal to guests from USA
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.
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.
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.
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;