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Primrose Cottage

Penryn, Cornwall (Ref. 976513)


(20 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "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 ConstanceMay 2022

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

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 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 KarenSep 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 EugeneJun 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 ElaineMay 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 DavinaMay 2021

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

    Reviewed by MelanieApr 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 VanessaOct 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 SusanSep 2020

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

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable

    Reviewed by ThomasJul 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 SianJul 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 HelenaJul 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 JeffreyMar 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 MichaelNov 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 WendyOct 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 LucyAug 2018

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

    Reviewed by AustinAug 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 TinaJul 2018

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

    Reviewed by JonathanJul 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 GeraldJun 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 1 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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