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Primrose Cottage

(Ref. 917906)

Huntshaw near Great Torrington, Devon Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely clean property with everything provided."

    Very quiet. plenty of bird life to observe. Extremely pleasant owners Good access to North Devon, relatively easy to reach Dartmoor & Exmoor in an hour.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2024

  • "Primrose cottage was lovely."

    Clean and comfortable with everything you could need and set in a beautiful location. A peaceful base to return to after a day out.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7May 2024

  • "We had a lovely 5 night stay, the area is very pretty and close to lots of places to visit, the property is spacious and has everything you need for your stay, and was clean."

    Negative points are that it is a bit tired in places, the lounge has damp on the walls with the plaster bubbling in places [the corner behind main sofa], being the worst area, the radiator in the bathroom did not work, and outside there is a very neglected bird feeding station which needs a good clean and some bird food actually put in it, we did not speak to the owners about these negative things, as they must know ?, and it is the last thing we wanted to do on hoilday as you do not want it to eat into your relaxing time.

    Reviewed by Paul David3.1Apr 2024

  • "A most comfortable cosy cottage in a very pretty peaceful setting."

    Lots of wildlife and birds,we even managed to spot woodpeckers. Easy access to the coastal towns and villages. All in all a great holiday choice and a repeat visit highly likely.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Primrose Cottage is an ideal holiday home for North & Central Devon."

    It is well equipped and in the main comfortable, (my wife found the bed a bit hard, but that was the only real issue). We tend to eat in when on holiday in the evening & we were very pleased with the amount of utensils & equipment in the kitchen which meant it wasn't much different from home. It is very rural but that means lovely views across the fields opposite & the opportunity to view Buzzards & Kestrels hunting & the local fox, as well as wonderful starry nights. We will happily return the next time we holiday in Devon.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had an amazing week at primrose cottage."

    It was everything we could have wished for. The owners, Colin and Hilary made us feel very welcome and were always on hand if needed. The surrounding countryside was fabulous and very peaceful. We would highly recommend this retreat.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is ideal if you want to escape from the hectic pace of life."

    It is comfortable and has all the things you need for a comfy stay. The only problem we had was that the duvet was a double and we had a bit of a fight keeping covered as we are used to a king sized duvet!! However we still enjoyed our stay and the weather wasn't as bad as predicted, we did have a bit of rain but it didn't spoil our days out. We would recommend this cottage for a peaceful getaway and seeing the wildlife.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Primrose Cottage was perfect for peace and quiet and great value for money."

    It was a relaxing place to be and it had everything that we needed for a comfortable, no fuss staycation. We would go back for another visit!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped in a quite location."

    Great place to stay if you want to get away from it all. A minor detail is the approach roads are narrow and rely on “passing places”, but not really a problem.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic relaxing few days stay at Primrose Cottage, it was everything we could have wished for."

    Very clean and comfortable. Lovely host and the wine and biscuit awaiting us when we arrived were a really nice touch. Hope to return one day and will certainly recommend to friends/relatives.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely, well equipped property."

    The welcome with a bottle of wine and chocolates was appreciated. We did ask for the heating to be adjusted after the first night as we were cold, which Colin kindly fixed. However, it would have been preferable that we could control the temperature and timing to avoid needless consumption of oil. There was no subsequent communication from Colin and we did not meet his wife. The property was ideal for exploring the surrounding areas. We enjoyed our 7 night stay.

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Mar 2023

  • "This property was one of, if not, the best cottage we’ve stayed in."

    Such a cosy, homely feel, beautiful surroundings, fantastically clean and as it was February it was kept really warm for us as well. Our children loved it so much they didn’t want to leave. We will definitely book again in the future. Thankyou so much for such a lovely week away.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is the most beautiful cottage I’ve ever stayed in!"

    Myself, my husband and 2 daughters came here for the October half term. We had the best holiday! The couple who own it are so lovely and so are the couple of neighbours. The cottage is super clean, had everything you could possibly need. I can’t recommend this place enough. There’s is loads to do around the area and the girls had the best time. We will definitely be booking here again for a family staycation.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2022

  • "A tranquil and cosy cottage."

    Very beautifully presented and equipped. Lots to do in the area. A very peaceful break.

    Reviewed by Val4.7Oct 2022

  • "Amazing cottage, brilliant location, lots of fields and fresh air."

    Not to far from civilization. Cottage had everything you needed for a peaceful break away from hustle and bustle of life. Goody bag on arrival was much appreciated. Had an amazing week and would definitely like to return at some point.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very cosy and comfortable cottage with lovely views of the Devon countryside."

    Horses in the field opposite and rows of house martins every morning to keep us entertained. Many examples of Hilary's handicrafts which made it feel homely, absolutely spotless and very well equipped. Lovely greeting from Colin and really appreciated the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2022

  • "My family and I enjoyed a relaxing week at Primrose Cottage."

    The communication with the owner was really good before we arrived, and they were kind enough to have some welcome goodies waiting for us when we arrived. The Cottage was lovely and spacious, with everything that we needed. The location is super quiet, especially at night. The outdoor terrace was lovely to sit at and eat alfresco, and perfect for enjoying an evening glass of wine or cup of tea whilst stargazing (you can see so many stars there). We even got to see a little family of hedgehogs one evening, and some kestrels (luckily not at the same time). The Cottage isn't far from several supermarkets and Barnstaple town, and you can get various beaches within about 30-40 minutes. We would definitely recommend staying at Primrose Cottage for a relaxing quiet stay, and look forward to staying there again in the future!

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a beautiful rural location."

    Lovely owners and spacious cottage for a family of 4. Brilliant base for exploring wider Devon with some top tips on the black folder within the cottage.

    Reviewed by Joshua5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautifully located property, with all the facilities needed for a lovely holiday, and a warm welcome from Colin and Hilary greeted us on arrival along with a ‘welcome’ pack, which was much appreciated!"

    The high standard of the cottage meant staying there was a delight, and hope to return in future.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jul 2022

  • "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 Maxine5.0Jun 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 Jenny5.0May 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 Debbie5.0May 2022

  • "Very clean and as advertised."

    A pleasant place to stay.

    Reviewed by Richard Kenneth5.0Mar 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 Charles5.0Mar 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 James5.0Nov 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 Sean5.0Oct 2021

  • "Nothing to not enjoy."

    Fabulously located, equipped, comfortable and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 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 Glynis5.0Sep 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 Veena5.0Aug 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 Andrew5.0Jun 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 Elizabeth5.0Oct 2020

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

    However it was a little too remote for us

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Aug 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 David4.7Oct 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 Gerry5.0Jun 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 Alexander5.0Jun 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 Craig4.7May 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 Derek5.0May 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 Gina5.0May 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 Laura5.0Apr 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 Stephen4.4Mar 2019

  • "Really comfortable cottage with everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 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 Alan5.0Oct 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 Philippa5.0Sep 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 Adrian5.0Aug 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 Susan5.0Jul 2018

  • "Great locations ."

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

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Jun 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 John5.0May 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 Julia5.0Apr 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 Paula5.0Sep 2017

  • "Exceptionally helpful hosts"

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.8Aug 2017

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

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 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 Julia5.0May 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 Howard4.8Aug 2016

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

    All mod cons, couldn't wish for better.

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Aug 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas