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Cowslip Cottage

(Ref. 995091)

Frogmore, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (16)
  • equipped (14)
  • comfortable (12)

45 Customer Reviews

  • "We were hoping that you would make contact as we did not get around to filling in the visitors book."

    We had a fantastic time at Cowslip Cottage. The whole party agreed the accommodation was of a very high standard and we loved the underfloor heating especially at this time of the year !!! A great base to explore the area and would have no hesitation on returning next year, couldn't fault anything. Thank you ..

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great place - everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely and is finished to a high standard the only thing for us ..."

    The cottage is lovely and is finished to a high standard the only thing for us it would been nice to have had a couple of small coffee tables

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "Overall a lovely cottage just a bit more rural than we expected."

    The number of steps both inside and out should be quoted ( 26 inside and 17 outside). The mattress in the main bedroom was tired and uncomfortable. The lounge lacks curtains to the patio doors and windows. Unfortunately a hornets nest in the next door property meant all windows should be kept closed when lights on indoors. We had to rid ourselves of 9 hornets the first night as we were unaware of the problem which we reported to Sykes who said they would take it up with the owners. Overall a nice property with a few problems we encountered.

    Reviewed by Philip3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely spacious property."

    Good sized bedrooms. Top floor master with en-suite, tv and sofa was excellent. Internet was good. As was the kitchen facilities. Sheets and towels all beautifully clean. Keep up the good work and thanks for a fab stay.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2023

  • "The only problem I had was locating the key lock box which was lost in overgrown shrubs!"

    Once found it was very difficult to focus on the wheeled combination due to the plants obstruction and dim light. As we were departing early on our last morning I gave up trying to open the box so left the key on top of the box. Otherwise a very comfortable and well provided for holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jul 2023

  • "Sofa is a little uncomfortable and chairs to the front of property are a bit rickety."

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jun 2023

  • "Loved it. Good quality."

    Well equipped. Clean and wonderful setting. Great location between salcombe and dartmouth.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4May 2023

  • "The Cottage was very good in an excellent location."

    It was very clean and comfortable and well presented. There are a number of steep steps down to the entrance level which should be made safer for older guests by installing a hand rail. Similarly the showers would be safer if non-slip shower mats were provided for those who need them. The furnishings were good although surprisingly there was no coffee table in front of the sofa. It would improve the seating area if one was provided.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Apr 2023

  • "We left some comments in the Guest book which included: The need for blinds/curtains for the patio doors."

    A coffee table or side tables in the lounge area. A dressing table in the double room. We found the fridge door does not close properly and the integrated freezer needs defrosting - it was completely iced up. The oven needs a thorough clean. All that said, we found the the cottage otherwise clean, warm and comfortable. It is well stocked and ideally situated. Would I come back? Of course!

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    The only complaint would be the state of the mattress in the master bedroom.Visitors are requested to strip the bed at the end of their stay,and it at this point the stains on the mattress were revealed.Not the end of the world,but it did take the edge off what would have been the perfect vacation

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful location and lovely house."

    Very clean and comfortable. Easy to get to places to visit. We tried one of the eateries recommended- The Cricketers Inn -Excellent! Thank you

    Reviewed by Sherry5.0Mar 2023

  • "Nothing to do with the property ,we felt let down by the lack of understanding from Sykes cottages with the our situation ,we was completely honest ,if you want to contact me and get the full details i will tell you and give you and your insurers some sound advice about being compassionate to regular customers ,if i do not get a human response from you i will carry on and advise any of my friends and relatives not to use Sykes cottages ."

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage!"

    Really peaceful location but very near to the coast. Very well equipped and immaculately clean. We stay in lots of cottages and this one rates as one of the best ever! Would highly recommend to anyone. Dog friendly as well!!

    Reviewed by Jacquie5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay and would like to go back sometime."

    The cottage was very well appointed and the kitchen well equipped. My only criticism was on recycling which was not clear, and there were no curtains for the sliding doors which made it feel a bit cold in the winter. Otherwise, everything was perfectly lovely. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Nov 2022

  • "We loved the cottage!"

    It was perfect for all 4 of us, there was so many of the little things provided that made it just perfect! The cot and the coffee machine were just what I needed! It’s in a great location off the beaten track yet accessible to all the great location along the coast.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "We like this cottage very much - well equipped, comfortable and very convenient for lots of lovely places."

    We had a minor problem, but it was dealt with very quickly and efficiently - most impressed!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2022

  • "The only thing I would suggest to the owner is there was no mattress protecor on one of the beds used and one or two of the pillows also."

    For hygiene reasons this is very important especially in today's post covid concerns.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 2022

  • "Cowslip cottage is one of a group of converted farm buildings, making high quality holiday let's."

    The site grounds are very picturesque, beautifully kept in a very private, quiet setting with Ample parking. Owners very welcoming. Cowslip sleeps 6, bedrooms on floors 2 & 3, with enormous bed, tv and ensuite on top floor. Bed extremely comfortable. Ground floor has living room, diner, kitchen. Comfortable, well equipped, all appliances, excellent WiFi. Highly recommended. The area is outstandingly pretty. Well worth visit Dartmouth, ferry's and boat trips and beyond to Kingswear, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham. Had a fabulous relaxing week, perfect for a recharge.

    Reviewed by Darron5.0May 2022

  • "Really lovely place to stay!"

    Everything we needed, beautiful location, loved hearing the birds in the morning.

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Cowslip Cottage and would definitely come back again."

    The listing was accurate. Bedrooms were comfortable, and the master bedroom was particularly spacious. The cottage was well equipped, with the small exception of a metal roasting tin which the housekeeper very kindly provided. There were a couple of things - the extractor fan in the kitchen was not working, so the smoke alarm kept going off. The shaving light in the master bedroom did not work and it was a bit dark in the bathroom without it. We mentioned both to the housekeeper who said that some refurbishment was taking place shortly so hopefully they get repaired. Also the wall lights in the lounge did not work. This did not detract from our stay - the house was comfortable and we would recommend it to others

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Dec 2021

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage."

    Lovely surprise to find it had been decorated for Christmas! Definitely recommend taking a torch in winter months; the lanes are very dark and uneven. Would recommend this cottage for a quiet getaway.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely location and cottage."

    Reviewed by Carys5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely property, everything you need and very clean, Good location in surrounding countryside, Nice walks, and local pub and coffee shop nearby."

    Plenty of places to visit and only a short distance, a must visit is start lighthouse, fabulous scenery,

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Jul 2021

  • "Just one thing the key safe was difficult to acces because of the growth of foliage, but other than that we had a lovely break."

    Reviewed by J5.0Jun 2021

  • "Good quiet location for a family holiday of very mixed ages."

    Lovely beaches around. The lanes sat nav tells you to follow are not for the feint hearted ! Much easier journey to follow A roads to Kingsbridge.

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2021

  • "Cowslip Cottage was absolutely perfect!"

    I’ve never been in such a well-equipped holiday rental, and it felt genuinely cosy with its wood-burning stove, really comfortable beds and homey touches likes the little mice (decorative, not real!) in the kitchen walls. Brilliant location for trips to Salcombe, Brixham, Bantham and Hope Cove. Lovely bakery a short walk away (pain au chocolat and pasties v much recommended). Fab pond with tadpoles was popular with the kids!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2021

  • "A delightful place to stay, we arrived in shocking weather just before Christmas ..."

    A delightful place to stay, we arrived in shocking weather just before Christmas and as we pulled up outside we could see the Christmas tree through the window with the lights on ready and waiting we would definitely be happy to return to Cowslip cottage and will also use Sykes cottages next time we are looking for somewhere

    Reviewed by Kenton5.0Dec 2020

  • "Some of the Cottage documentation needs updating."

    For instance there is no bottlebank as suggested in Frogmore.

    Reviewed by A5.0Oct 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage"

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2020

  • "We loved the quiet surroundings, yet we were within a short drive to good facilities."

    There were quite a lot of steps leading down to the cottage, the nearest toilet is on the first floor and the rooms are over three levels. Having said that, we did expect that when booking and it didn’t spoil our time spent in the welcoming cottage. We had a lovely time!

    Reviewed by L4.4Aug 2020

  • "Only remark is that TV could be upgraded as very basic and on a couple of occasions we couldn't get all the channels."

    Otherwise the kitchen is well equipped and we found the accommodation very comfortable and the location beautiful as well as peaceful.

    Reviewed by Anjali3.8Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was well equipped and beautifully presented, a home from home."

    The top bedroom provided me a perfect sanctuary for some much needed rest and relaxation. The area is beautiful and the people we met friendly. I have to thank the owner and Sykes Cottages for the very swift resolution of the tap issue.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2019

  • "Cottage was of very high standard throughout and very well equipped."

    Even birthday candles which we used twice in our weeks stay! Only slight problem was steps down to cottage which my elderly father found tricky. Otherwise would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7May 2019

  • "We enjoyed our holiday at Cowslip Cottage."

    However correction of small points would have made it even better. There are no locks on the bathroom or toilet doors which could have been embarrassing. Some of the doors need attention as they do not fit well. Whilst we were there we had an electrical failure of one section for no apparent reason. It took some time to discover the location of the fuse box and reset the circuit breaker. (One of our party is a competant electrician). The only other comment is that the lounge furniture is very bulky and can only comfortably seat five not six. Although we had a good holiday we would not want to return to Cowslip Cottage as we would look for somewhere a bit more spacious. Thank you and best wishes.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.1May 2019

  • "Cottage in quiet location."

    VERY comfortable super king size bed. furniture and décor of high standard.

    Mrs Susan ShepherdJul 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage with lots of space"

    Ms V LaneJun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage; we have never had one that was so well equipped before."

    The bottle of wine and of milk plus the sachets of tea and coffee a welcome for us. Beds were all comfortable, everything was clean and well maintained. We would recommend to anyone

    MargaretJul 2016

  • "A perfect holiday home, fully and tastefully furnished and equipped."

    Apr 2016

  • "Had a lovely week the children enjoyed their stay and the cottage was lovly and ..."

    Had a lovely week the children enjoyed their stay and the cottage was lovly and near to many walks and places hope to come again

    Nov 2015

  • "Beautifully presented in a stunning and peaceful location."

    The cottage was very well equipped. Only puzzling thing was the Sky boxes inability to get a signal for BBC1?

    Miss ANGELA PaullOct 2015

  • "A little dark on ground floor, rest of floors fine and facilities excellent."

    A little more cosy would be welcome especially if you are staying in the colder weather.

    Sep 2014

  • "Fabulous cottage, well equipped and catered for our family perfectly."

    Great location perfect for exploring South Devon would highly recommend.

    Sep 2014

  • "Excellent"

    Jun 2014

  • "Cowslip cottage was very comfortable."

    Exstremly well equipped everything we could wish for. The beds were out of this world we all slept like logs. The location was excellent ideal to explore the South Hams.

    Jun 2014

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super King-size with en-suite, 1 x King-size and 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom
  • Additional cloakroom
  • Open plan living/dining/modern country kitchen with underfloor heating and wood burner.
  • Oil central heating and instant hot water
  • Classic range cooker (with four-ring hob, griddle and three ovens), fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Widescreen TV with DVD Player
  • Wifi available
  • Telephone available
  • Parking space for one car with additional visitors spaces
  • Baby friendly - cot and highchair available on request
  • Open plan garden, to the rear a paved terrace with table and chairs
  • Bed linen and towels supplied (excluding beach towels)
  • Pet friendly
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

Cowslip Cottage is a delightful barn conversion on the outskirts of Frogmore, a pretty village with a picturesque creek and fantastic bakery.

Situated only eight miles from Salcombe and within easy reach of the Start Bay coastline (just a 10-minute drive away), this is a fantastic base for a holiday.

Nestled in a peaceful, rural location, surrounded by countryside, this barn conversion has an open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining area with bi-fold doors out to the rear terrace.

The country kitchen is very well equipped with a classic range cooker.

There is also an oak dining table with seating for six, whilst the sitting area has a large leather sofa.

There are three bedrooms in total: on the first floor is a King-size double, and a twin room.

The spacious master is located on the second floor and has a super King-size bed and an en suite bathroom with a bath and shower cubicle.

In addition to the master en suite bathroom is a family bathroom on the first floor with bath and shower cubicle.

Outside the barn is an attractive garden for children to explore, whilst at the rear is a paved terrace with outdoor furniture to enjoy some al fresco dining in the summer sunshine.

There is allocated parking for one car, however additional visitors’ spaces are usually available.

Ideally set up for a family looking for a quiet retreat, within easy reach of Devon’s unspoilt beaches, this baby-friendly property provides excellent accommodation.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Kingsbridge 4.1 miles; Salcombe 9.1 miles

The picturesque village of Frogmore, located at the head of Frogmore Creek, is surrounded by stunning countryside and is just three miles from the pretty market town of Kingsbridge and a 10-minute drive from Slapton Sands, which makes it a fantastic holiday destination for those looking for a tranquil spot that’s in easy reach of a range of attractions. Walking from Frogmore to West Charleton along the water’s edge is a great way to see the creek before turning inland and heading north through West Charleton. This pretty village is well-known for its excellent bakery, traditional pub, beautiful creek and perhaps most of all, it’s family-focused annual regatta in August.

One well behaved pet will be accepted.

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas