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Primrose Cottage

(Ref. 976513)

Penryn, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "I can honestly recommend this cottage."

    Fully equipped and with every conceivable gadget.

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage but because of positioning was a little cold for us especially in the evening,even though we had a very good weeks weather."

    We are not into log burners so did not intend using it and we were going to rely on the radiators.Unfortunately,even though we followed the simple instructions in the welcome book, we couldn’t get them working. Nevertheless we enjoyed Penryn,Falmouth and further a field. The parking spot on the car park at end of street worked for us and the frequent bus service from the cottage to Falmouth was excellent.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback after your stay at Primrose Cottage. We are glad you liked the cottage and enjoyed your holiday in Cornwall. We are sorry that the heating was playing up. If you had contacted us we would have sorted it out for you. Also, there is an electric fan heater at the cottage which is sometimes handy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was very nice and quiet."

    We liked it there.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.4Aug 2023

  • "Everything was as stated ."

    A well maintained property.Every thing you needed for a truly comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Anita4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, clean and up to the standards described."

    Lovely location and great responses to all communication. I would definitely use this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage itself was clean, well equipped and all liaison with the owners was very positive, with small queries resolved very quickly."

    We didn't realise when booking that the property is located down an alley way, so it is a little gloomy without the lights turned on downstairs (the listing states: quietly tucked away off the high street, so whilst somewhat accurate, not specific). As mentioned by another reviewer (and posted after we had booked), the houses either side of the entrance alley way are very run down; the door you pass in the alley way had lots of cigarette 'butts' on the floor outside, which gives a poor impression (not the owners fault).

    Reviewed by James3.4Jul 2023

  • "A unique and homely cottage."

    One of the best equipped kitchens of the cottages we have stayed in. Very clean and well maintained. Helpful information in regards to arrival and parking. Thank you

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Primrose Cottage is a quaint little place and its location is great."

    It is certainly well equipped no shortage of crockery etc. The double bed was reasonably comfortable but would much prefer a king size bed! (And no we are not obese!!!) Having the loo and bathroom downstairs is fine except if a mid-night visit is required the stairs are quite narrow and steep, which could be tricky in the dark. We found leaving the hallway light on solved this problem. The pre-visit info pack was very useful. The reserved parking is quite close to the property and was an absolute bonus as street parking in Penryn is pretty dire so it wasn't too much of an ordeal unloading the car.

    Reviewed by David3.4May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Primrose Cottage."

    It was very clean, comfortable, warm, and very well-equipped.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely, clean little cottage."

    Had everything needed to be comfortable. Had a lovely welcome pack of goodies! Everything was clean and well maintained. Was really impressed. Only 1 minus was mattress felt like I was going to roll off and was a bit hot. Would come back again if I was visiting area.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage hidden away down an alleyway ."

    Great for anyone looking to explore this part of Cornwall. Parking provided just over the road. Cottage was warm,clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Lynton4.7Feb 2023

  • "The cottage itself is lovely, with lots of attention to detail - and a fabulous log burner."

    Nice, welcoming touches too. This was a winter break, but still the courtyard garden needed a lick of paint. The entrance alley, between 2 houses, was covered with branches throughout our stay making access not the easiest and the properties either side are very run down. These are not the fault or responsibility of the owners of the cottage of course but to be honest, gave a very poor first impression. Good parking nearby in the allocated bay. We won't be returning - although the cottage was nice - as the location, surrounds and town have seen better days. Of course lovely beaches etc a car ride away,

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We are so pleased you found Primrose Cottage so lovely and welcoming. You will be pleased to know the branch has now been removed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie3.4Jan 2023

  • "The cottage had everything we needed for a great week's stay - even though the temperature outside was below freezing."

    Good location for exploring and local facilities, with buses and train nearby if you don't want to drive. Would definitely go back. PS: Loved the tasteful Christmas decorations!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "A super cottage, better than the description and pictures portrayed, great ..."

    A super cottage, better than the description and pictures portrayed, great space, well equipped, cosy just about perfect Will book again had a perfect week thanks

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage and so well placed for exploring."

    Really warm and clean, thoroughly enjoyed lighting the fire, cosy evenings.

    Reviewed by S4.7Oct 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, ideally situated for travelling around Cornwall."

    Close to Falmouth and great walks for the dogs along the coast from one beach to another.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Oct 2022

  • "A real gem of a cottage in a great spot for exploring Cornwall."

    The cottage has everything you might need with a local Spar, a fun pub, a great Indian takeaway and bigger supermarkets near by. Falmouth is a few mins drive with lots to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return 5*

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Missed from the survey - pre-holiday contact and information - it was exceptional."

    The cleanliness deserves more than top marks, it was spotless, a great feeling to walk into. The facilities were excellent, not 'that will do' but 'let's make it high quality'. The decor was brilliant, perfect for a holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2022

  • ".We had a very nice stay, all the information was excellent and covered all angles. The car park was excellent"

    . The Friday change over made the journey much easier than on a Saturday.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for our stay, located within 20 miles from everywhere we wanted to visit, very comfortable, well equipped and quiet."

    Communication and the information pack inside the cottage was good, however we weren't quite sure about the refuse/recycling instructions, we eventually worked out that we needed to use one bag (in the kitchen bin) for non-recycling and another bag (plenty in the cupboard under the sink) for recycling, then put them both in the green wheelie bin before we left. Hope that was correct! The courtyard garden is a real suntrap too. We really enjoyed our time at Primrose Cottage and if we're planning on visiting the area again we'd certainly be happy to book another stay.

    Reviewed by Constance5.0May 2022

  • "Great cottage very comfortable in a good location, owners very helpful nothing was to much trouble"

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2021

  • "The contact pre arrival was amazing."

    Helping with directions, local information etc. The cottage exceeded our expectations and had everything you would need a perfect home from home. The welcome bottle of Prosecco very thoughtful ❤️.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great cottage fully equipment to a very high standard."

    You will need a car or transport to get around although public transport is readily available but just till 6 pm. There is a fantastic fish and chip shop in the town of Penryn called the Mariners a definite must visit great food. The main town of Falmouth is a lovely seaside town with excellent beaches especially Swanpool Beach. The owners of the cottage have been fantastic in all communications I would recommend anyone who is planning to stay in this area to rent Primrose Cottage.

    Reviewed by Eugene5.0Jun 2021

  • "We loved our stay in this gorgeous cottage."

    The whole place was spotless when we arrived and the instructions from the owner for the keys and parking were spot on! The kitchen has so much equipment with the added bonus of a washing machine. A real home away from home. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone. It's in a lovely location with some excellent cafes within walking distance. Thank you for a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2021

  • "We stayed at Primrose Cottage 2 x dogs and we all had a delightful time."

    The cottage was cosy, well equipped , super comfy beds, powerful shower and great location - what more can I say :) Didn't want to leave..........

    Reviewed by Davina5.0May 2021

  • "Easy booking, regular updates, beautiful cottage and helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Apr 2021

  • "Nice little cottage in the centre of the village."

    Well equipped and we enjoyed the fire in the evening. Our only issue was that the seating in the lounge was a little uncomfortable for 4 adults. This would not stop us booking again.

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.4Oct 2020

  • "We had a very pleasant stay at Primrose Cottage, it was extremely comfortable and absolutely spotless all the way through."

    It was an excellent base to explore the whole of Cornwall. It was my husband and I and our two cockapoo's staying, there was everything available in the cottage for a very pleasurable stay. We would definitely visit Primrose Cottage again :)

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Everything was as described and the cottage was really well equipped even for dogs!"

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2020

  • "Primrose Cottage was a beautiful home from home with everything I needed for my 5 day stay."

    Excellent contact from Rhian about getting there, key collecting and parking ( I used St Gluvias car park which is free and a short walk, although there is a hill involved if you're carrying stuff). The bed was so comfy I slept every night, the kitchen well equipped for cooking and washing up, the courtyard smelt beautiful with the jasmine and the banana tree was impressive! Excellent quality and good value for money. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jul 2019

  • "A friend and I spent a wonderful week in Primrose Cottage in Penryn."

    The cottage was, as expected, charming, well equipped and clean and matched the photos on the website. The beds were very comfortable and were equipped with nice bedlinen. The hosts had provided a bottle of wine, milk, tea and coffee as a welcome gift and there was also a useful information pack. There was a slight issue on arrival and the hosts responded immediately when contacted. The neighbours, in the house to which the cottage is attached, were at times very noisy at night, which was especially difficult in the main bedroom. In an area where houses are terraced (frontage on the street ) with cottages attached at the back - down little alleys - it would be unrealistic to expect complete peace and quiet, but this was really quite disruptive some nights and spoilt some of the holiday experience. Whilst Penryn town is tiny, it is close to Falmouth, where you are spoilt for choice re shops, restaurants, cafes etc. Penryn does, however, have a couple of great fish and chips shops, a few pubs and a small supermarket conveniently located close to the cottage. The one niggle is the extremely difficult parking situation which resulted in us thinking twice about using the car in the evenings. The option is to use local taxis. However, parking is an issue throughout Cornwall and one that cannot be solved by the owners of the cottage. All in all, a very lovely week in a very pretty cottage located in such a beautiful part of the country.

    Thank you for feedback, we are pleased to announce that we now have secured an allocated parking space in the local Quay Hill car park, only 70 yards from Primrose Cottage which is inclusive of a parking permit. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helena4.4Jul 2019

  • "Lovely Stay ."

    Nice touches . Comfortable and clean . Excellent location . As we were working on our stay and in the evening . It would have been nice to have had a small television in the bedrooms . Other than that . Brilliant Thank you

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7Mar 2019

  • "Very clean well kept cottage , just hampered by the lack of parking."

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Primrose Cottage. We are very happy to announce that we now have an allocated parking space with a parking permit for all guests who visit Primrose at the Quay Hill car park, only 70 yards from the cottage itself. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Nov 2018

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Primrose Cottage very much."

    This is such a beautiful part of the country with lots to do and places to explore. The cottage was warm and cosy, with the log burner a real treat for us. The cottage was very dog friendly and the secure garden, although small, was just right. People walking past the cottage down the alley way was a bit unsettling for the dog who barked at everyone who went past. The sofa wasn't the most comfortable but it didn't really matter because we didn't spend much time on it anyway. The range of places to eat and drink within easy walking distance was great.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is really well appointed and thought out, including a couple of stair gates for confining a dog in one area or keeping it downstairs."

    It's in a very good location – within easy reach of loads of places of interest and walking distance from Lidl and Sainsbury's, and Falmouth if you don't mind a bit more of a walk. The owners are extremely friendly, efficient and helpful, and we were very happy with every aspect of the rental process. However, if you have a dog who will get upset and bark when it hears people walking past, then this may be an issue since there is a pathway that passes very close to the cottage, so anybody walking or talking is audible. It really isn't busy (at all), but our pup did have a bit of a woof every time he did hear people, and a more neurotic dog would probably find it a bit stressful. This is true of any cottage in a town or village location of course, and is not intended as a criticism, just a comment on our experience that will probably mean I'll pick somewhere more rural next time to avoid nighttime barking.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great house with a great welcome from the owners."

    Reviewed by Austin5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cottage was simply beautiful, only thing l need to say is that looking at the picture content looked like both bedrooms were of the same hence why l partly chose it , little bit disappointing to find that the second bedroom was a lot smaller and completely different ."

    Apart from that it was lovely.

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was well equipped very clean and perfect for our holiday"

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2018

  • "They have obviously just installed Netflix, when trying to use it kept asking if we wanted a months free subscription, needs sorting, otherwise nice cottage in a run down area, problem with noisy neighbours at night, however not a lot anybody can do about it."

    Reviewed by Gerald4.1Jun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double beds only
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over and basin
  • Ground floor WC
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One allocated reserved parking space, including parking permit, in Quay Hill Car Park, approx 70 yards from property
  • Enclosed courtyard garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • This property has a Monday change over day

The property

Primrose Cottage is in the heart of Penryn, quietly tucked away off the high street, yet only a two minute stroll from the pubs and shops, a charming terraced cottage over two levels.

Step through the stable doors in to the entrance hall with flagstone floor and follow through to the living room with cosy wood-burning stove.

The open-plan kitchen-dining room is separate.

At this level there is the family bathroom and a separate WC.

Head up the stairs to two double bedrooms.

The enclosed courtyard garden has bistro table and chairs.

A characterful and stylish cottage, close to Penryn harbour (water taxi) and within easy reach of Falmouth's town and beaches.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Falmouth 6 mile; Truro 9 miles.

One of the oldest market towns in Cornwall, the pretty port of Penryn boasts a wealth of historic architecture and harbour heritage with attractive granite buildings steeply sloping along the cobbled streets down to the sea. There’s a good choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs in the town, along with a museum offering free entry, and the tranquil Enys Gardens on the outskirts of the town, providing a range of grounds and a peaceful haven. Further along the Penryn River, just one mile towards the sea you’ll find the famous seaport of Falmouth, with a host of things to keep you entertained including harbour-side pubs and eateries offering spectacular views, stunning Blue Flag beaches and a bustling town centre. Visit the National Maritime Museum for a taste of Cornwall’s sea-faring history, or the fine Tudor fortress of Pendennis Castle, superb set gazing out to sea. You don’t have to venture far from Penryn to discover Cornwall’s many sights, delights and stunning coastline, and this is the perfect character base from which to see it all.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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