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Primrose Cottage

Huntshaw near Great Torrington, Devon (Ref. 917906)


(35 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice cottage just right for us."

    Loved the little courtyard to sit in and so peaceful. Cottage had all the amenities you would need. Very pleasant stay would go there again.

    Reviewed by MaxineJun 2022

  • "Primrose Cottage is just delightful - so comfortable, equipped with absolutely everything we could need, beautifully decorated and furnished, cosy without being cluttered, and in an idyllic location."

    We had a three-night break, but next time will come for longer, as there is so much to see and do in the area. Colin was friendly, helpful and welcoming - top marks to him and Hilary for creating such a wonderful holiday hideaway.

    Reviewed by JennyMay 2022

  • "It was a fabulous space, just what I needed for my break."

    It is well appointed and the owners available if needed. There are walks straight from the property along quiet roads. So thank Colin and Hilary for your hospitality

    Reviewed by DebbieMay 2022

  • "Very clean and as advertised."

    A pleasant place to stay.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, warm, clean and furnished to a high standard."

    The pictures and wall hangings all added to the "home from home" atmosphere. The owner was there when we arrived and showed us round and we were left bread, milk, eggs and a bottle of wine. We had a lovely, peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by CharlesMar 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and well equipped."

    It's extremely quiet with an attractive rural outlook. We had a very comfortable and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean and slightly larger than it appears in the photos, we have a lovely, quiet stay [as a family of 4] in this two-bedroom cottage."

    Late check-in was no problem, the owners live on-site in an adjoining building, and Colin met us on arrival. We were pleasantly surprised some eggs, bread butter and something to drink were left in the kitchen for us. This was just what we wanted, a quiet rural location near Torrington with a small M&S local and Lidl a short drive away. Thanks, Colin, we had a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by SeanOct 2021

  • "Nothing to not enjoy."

    Fabulously located, equipped, comfortable and peaceful.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2021

  • "Primrose Cottage is in a lovely location ,away from it all."

    All facilities are there and the cottage is so cozy.. Ideal location for visiting places in North Devon. Colin was always on hand if we needed anything, which we didn't. Would definitely consider Primrose Cottage if we have another staycation in the area.

    Reviewed by GlynisSep 2021

  • "Primrose Cottage is in a beautiful rural setting and has everything you need for your stay and it is very clean."

    The owners Colin and Hilary are very welcoming and helpful should you need anything. We, a party of four loved our stay, it’s was just what we needed to explore North Devon, there are some wonderful places to visit and see spectacular coastal views and beaches. We wouldn’t hesitate to come back here in the future.

    Reviewed by VeenaAug 2021

  • "Great cottage in a very peaceful location with excellent hosts."

    A great location for days out to a host of what North Devon has to offer and a lovely base to return to for a relaxing evening. Only had a week break but it felt so much longer (in a good way!) and returned home feeling very relaxed

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "Although the weather was diabolical the cottage was warm cosy and very comfortable."

    It was spotlessly clean had everything one needed and the owners were extremely helpful. I would love to return one day and explore the area in better weather. The cottage was in such a lovely spot where one could enjoy all that the beautiful countryside has to offer. Loved it!!!!

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage and fully equipped with everything you need."

    However it was a little too remote for us

    Reviewed by JillAug 2020

  • "The cottage and surroundings were beautiful, the area is steeped in history."

    One of the best breaks we,have had in a long time. it rose well above our expectations and the owners were very kind and pleasant would highly recommend Primrose cottage and Sykes for finding it for us.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage converted from an old farm building."

    Very clean and well equipped together with friendly owners. Located in a very rural area but within easy reach of Great Torrington, Bideford and Barnstaple.

    Reviewed by GeraldJun 2019

  • "We found the cottage to be spotlessly clean, well equipped (dishwasher was so welcome), cosy, comfortable and so quiet."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly. The local area is beautiful and the views from the property are lovely. Our little boy really enjoyed trips to the field opposite to visit Bailey the goat and the chickens. We would like to return soon.

    Reviewed by AlexanderJun 2019

  • "Colin and Hilary were always very helpful."

    After an horrendous 11 hour bank holiday weekend journey we arrived to find bread, butter, eggs and milk had been thoughtfully left for us which meant I didn't have to go out again that night to the supermarket. Everything very clean and everything you need at the cottage.

    Reviewed by CraigMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely time in this very comfortable cottage."

    The owners were extremely welcoming and friendly, we would love to come back and would highly recommend this cottage!

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2019

  • "With a warm welcome and beautiful views this is a lovely place in which to relax."

    Our favourite visits were to Rosemoor Garden, and Dartington Glass which are very close by and to Clovelly and Appledore villages not too far away. We would have like to do more walking, but unfortunately I arrived with a sprained ankle, which held us back a bit!

    Reviewed by GinaMay 2019

  • "We had a great time."

    The cottage was lovely, furnished well, well equipped kitchen too which isnt always the case with holiday cottages. Owners were friendly but gave us plenty of space. Our children enjoyed the field opposite which we were allowed to access and had lambs and chickens in. We had good weather for half the week so we could eat our meals outside. The area was wonderfully quiet but not too far from the coast.

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2019

  • "This was lovely cottage as a base to explore the lovely area although the sofas ..."

    This was lovely cottage as a base to explore the lovely area although the sofas were very low backed and the seating very soft, would benefit from two new ones, heating difficult to control as the thermostat was just above the boiler

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2019

  • "Really comfortable cottage with everything we needed."

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2018

  • "The cottage was very well equiped with everything you could need."

    The owners were very welcoming, and the location was nice and quiet. Very high standard.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2018

  • "A perfect cottage with everything you need - superbly decorated."

    Had a wonderful holiday and a very warm welcome from Colin and Hilary.

    Reviewed by PhilippaSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and hosts."

    Surrounding area beautiful. Access to lots of beaches around North Devon only a few miles away across the Devonshire countryside. Colin and Hillary went out of their way to make our family welcome. Will definitely return to this gem.

    Reviewed by AdrianAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage as a base for exploring North Devon."

    Clean and well-equipped, situated in a tranquil area. Would recommend to anyone looking for a rural retreat.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2018

  • "Great locations ."

    ...excellent facilities...owner very helpful ....

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2018

  • "Colin and Hilary are exceptional, Bread,butter,eggs,flowers,wine ready waiting for us on arrival."

    Plus they were there to greet us and explain everything. In addition to all this there was a midweek surprise of chocs and wine, as they had to have the builders in and were concerned that the noise may have spoilt our stay,

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

  • "Our second visit to this beautiful cottage."

    Breathtaking scenery, fresh eggs from the 'girls' and lovely hosts. We'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2018

  • "This cottage was in a lovely peaceful setting with beautiful views."

    The property owners were lovely and couldn't have been more friendly. I would recommend this cottage as it is so relaxing.

    Reviewed by PaulaSep 2017

  • "Exceptionally helpful hosts"

    Reviewed by LindsayAug 2017

  • "Primrose Cottage was just perfect - the owners were fabulous - we had a fantastic week!"

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2017

  • "A very lovely, comfortable cottage, beautifully kitted out with everything we needed with welcoming and friendly hosts living next door."

    We loved it.

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2017

  • "We enjoyed the access to the towns and liked the outlook from property on to sheep fields and the air makes you sleepy."

    Reviewed by HowardAug 2016

  • "Absolutely beautiful, quiet but not too far from the main road."

    All mod cons, couldn't wish for better.

    Reviewed by LynseyAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture, plus shared use of owners' extensive garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: There are a small number of internal steps

The property

Great Torrington 4 miles.

This attractive converted barn is situated next to the owners' beautiful farmhouse and Bed & Breakfast, within the pretty rural hamlet of Huntshaw, near Great Torrington in North Devon.

Surrounded by picturesque countryside where sheep and cattle graze the lush meadows, this Torrington cottage provides a welcoming holiday retreat.

Guaranteed to provide a tranquil and quiet ambience, this Devon cottage has plenty of character, including beamed ceilings.

Inside your cottage near Great Torrington is an open plan living area with an electric fire, along with two comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom.

Guests at this Torrington cottage will enjoy relaxing on their private patio bathed in sunshine, from which far-reaching views across the Devon countryside can be seen, where buzzards and hawks rise up on the thermals to provide a spectacular sight.

Walkers can find plenty of footpaths in the immediate vicinity of this Torrington holiday home and the well-known Tarka Trail is close by, a 180 mile route through the stunning scenery of North Devon with some magnificent viewpoints along the way.

Whilst staying in this Devon cottage, check out the Civil War town of Great Torrington, the elegant carriages at Arlington Court, RHS Rosemoor, and many more wonderful gardens.

The sandy beaches at Westward Ho! and Instow are fifteen minutes' drive away, as is the historic sloping harbour village of Clovelly, or alternatively why not take a day cruise to Lundy Island where you may see breeding puffins and seabirds, basking sharks and seals?

After an action packed day, you can be assured of coming back to a peaceful and welcoming retreat at your Great Torrington cottage.

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About the location


Bideford 7 miles; Westward Ho! 10 miles.

Great Torrington is an unspoilt town built on high ground above the River Torridge, and is a fifteen-minute drive from the spectacular North Devon coast at Westward Ho!. A leading tourist attraction is Dartington Crystal where visitors can see craftsmen blowing and shaping glass, follow the history of glassmaking and buy some beautiful pieces. The town has a good selection of individual shops, a friendly atmosphere, and some good inns. About a mile from Great Torrington is the spectacular RHS garden at Rosemoor, splendid with colourful roses in summer and in a breathtaking setting by the River Torridge. There are many villages to visit on the North Devon coast including picturesque Clovelly built on a steep hillside above the sea, Westward Ho! with fabulous sandy beaches and Hartland village with narrow streets, village square and Hartland Point with breathtaking sea and coastal views. Great Torrington is a quiet, convenient base from which to explore North Devon, the Tarka Trail and the rolling Devon landscapes.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas