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Primrose Cottage (Buckley)

Salcombe, Devon (Ref. 995720)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is small but has everything you need for 2 people for a comfortable stay."

    Kitchen/lounge is well equipped. Fridge is small and bit awkward to access as in a cupboard but to be fair no room for anything much bigger and we managed ok. Was very clean and the views are lovely. Small area outside to sit - you can hear the water lapping (and the gulls squawking)! Walking distance from waterfront/bars/restaurants and nice little shops. We did notice most of retail/hospitality were very short of staff and were advertising for same. I had booked a couple of meals out ahead as it was jubilee weekend (I didn’t know this when booked cottage)! Was very busy as you would expect but calmed down during week. We ate at both the Victoria Inn and Fortescue Inn which were both good. The Sailor V was good for lunches/brunch/cake and good coffee - pleasant staff. Harbour cafe good too if you can get table (on harbour front). I would highly recommend booking in advance for meals as from our experience even during week you would struggle to just walk in anywhere. They genuinely seemed overwhelmed staff wise. Parking wise -the Creek car park is a 5 minutes(ish) walk away and near a Co-op which is handy for supplies. It is the nearest long stay. £8.70 for 24 hrs. We had already factored this in to our stay having read previous reviews and I’d e mailed the council for detail about parking ahead of our stay but think it’s worth mentioning as hopefully helpful for others. I used the RingGo App so do not need to go back to car every day if you do this. You can’t pay for a week unfortunately as that would be much easier. You can take your car in and out during day if need to but we didn’t use much apart from couple of days as most things locally accessible. When we arrived it was very busy and we did struggle to get a space so I imagine in summer more so something to be aware of. Parking is clearly at a premium in the town. We did think it was worth it though as you can get property with parking outside the town but there is a huge hill into town (the whole area is very hilly) so that would also be a consideration. When we arrived we parked for a short time tucked in to side of street in order to unload car -there is a small passageway to cottage. The cottage isn’t on main road so it did take us a couple of runs around one way system to locate but a helpful local pointed us in right direction! The bed is comfy and lovely to wake up to views of the estuary! We used the small bunk bed room to store cases etc. There are some very useful hanging racks which I’d never seen before in the bedroom (well done to the owner for these)! Perfect for small spaces. I did ring to see if there was a hairdryer and was told not but there is (just for info). Bathroom is quite small but nice to have a bath and everything you need. The whole place requires careful manoeuvring but to be expected for a small cottage as long as aware from start. We do think worth mentioning would be useful to have a ‘mind your head’ sign on beam as come down stairs (my husband got a nasty cut to his head banging on it on first day when up and down stairs with luggage). Maybe a piece of foam too as it is very low. Places to visit - we loved Hope Cove which is only 15 minutes drive. The Hope and Anchor pub is old but renovated and very comfortable. We ate at Lobster pod bistro (again booked pod in advance) which was a great experience overlooking bay. Kingsbridge worth a visit too - we drove as my husband spent the day at fishery nearby and had all the gear but you can get ferry (be mindful ferry only runs at certain times due to tide but you can get bus - I got bus back to Salcombe there is one every hour and it takes about 20 minutes). Ferry over to East Portlemouth runs regularly if you want nice beach. Also ferry to North Sands (nice restaurant here called ‘Winking Prawn’) and South Sands also we enjoyed both. WiFi in cottage. Plenty of information in booklet provided. Clear instructions about cottage. Small TV but we hardly watched. There is a 2 seater sofa and 2 chairs and a small foldaway table with 2 chairs also. We did think if one of easy chairs was taken out there would be more room to manoeuvre as I would think it’s mostly ‘couples’ staying? There would still be ample seating space. Just a thought. There is a microwave on top of fridge in storage cupboard for info. Overall a very pleasant stay in a beautiful town. Would recommend Primrose Cottage as a lovely convenient base with pretty views and easy access to town amenities. Just to add that I rang Coast and Country based in Chester couple of times and the staff were very friendly and helpful - thank you to them.

    Hello, I am the owner of primrose cottage. Thank you for your comments on your stay at the cottage. I’m so glad you had a lovely stay. We have tried to equip our small cottage with as many useful items that we could without cluttering up, and hope these were of some help. It’s a very old cottage going back to the 16 century, they were never very big. I’m glad you liked salcombe. We love it. Hope to see you again. Thank you. Point taken re low beam on staircase. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2022

  • "It was a pretty and comfortable little cottage in a quiet part of Salcombe with lovely views of the estuary from our bedroom window."

    We parked our car at the car park (the park and ride) and didn't need it all week. We either walked, beautiful coastal paths or used the ferry or water taxis...perfect!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We were really pleased to read that you found Primrose Cottage comfortable for your stay. The views are stunning. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by BernadetteSep 2021

  • "Loved it… just struggled with the fridge space."

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2021

  • "An extremely well appointed cottage, very convenient for all the facilities of Salcombe ."

    Fantastic views from the small courtyard which is a real sun trap if the weather is good! We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday which we had to move to this year so we were very happy to be able to be there. The owner was very pleasant and helpful. Parking is available nearby , we’ve always used the Creek car park and unloading the car although not directly outside the property is accessed by a small pathway. Well worth booking.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We were really pleased to read that you had a lovely stay and the property’s location was perfect for what you had planned. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Coast and Country Cottages on behalf of, Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "Excellent comfortable and well equipped little cottage with beautiful views of the Salcombe estuary."

    Service from Coast and Country in resolving an issue with the television was examplary.

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2021

  • "This cottage is a tiny gem!"

    In a fabulous location and beautifully decorated. We felt at home straight away. The only slight drawback was the lack of hanging space but it's a small price to pay when you're waking up to those views!

    Reviewed by NinaSep 2020

  • "Primrose Cottage is a lovely little house overlooking the estuary."

    It’s well stocked, clean, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. My only slight complaint would be the curtains are very thin and let the light in at 5am! Bought a sleep mask and solved the problem but some blackout blinds or curtains to hang behind drapes would be ideal. Will definitely be returning! Thank you.

    Reviewed by SiobhanJul 2020

  • "In general our holiday was OK(apart from the weather which was not your fault!"

    ). However, Primrose Cottage is really not suited to (partially) disabled people; the access from outside is very steep from all directions, and the interior staircase is fairly precipitous with each step being very high. We do think this should be stated in your brochure. Staff in the Salcombe office friendly and efficient.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We were sorry to hear that you felt the property wasn't suitable for your requirements. If your needs had been relayed to the reservations team we would most certainly have been able to advise on the suitability of this and other cottages in the area. We also do have access statements available so that you are able to determine the suitability of a particular property. We do hope to welcome you back to the area, when the weather is better!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage in a great location."

    Only slight issue is not having private parking - but this was only an issue when loading and unloading

    Reviewed by NickAug 2019

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x Double and 1 x children's bunk room
  • Family bathroom with rain head shower over bath, w.c and small vanity basin
  • Open plan small kitchen/sitting room.
  • Electric heating and hot water
  • Hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment
  • TV
  • Wifi available
  • Sunny paved terrace to the front with table chairs and bench seat
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • No pets
  • No Smoking
  • Easy walking from Salcombe town centre
  • Note: Max 2 adults and two children aged 10 and under

The property

Primrose Cottage has been fully refurbished to a high standard and has envious views of the Salcombe estuary.

Set in a relatively quiet, residential area of central Salcombe, yet within a very short distance of the town’s boutiques, restaurants and famous waterfront, this delightful former fisherman’s cottage makes a wonderful base for families looking for a comfortable accommodation.

Due to the size of the accommodation, the property is suitable for a maximum of two adults and two children aged 10 and under.

The property has recently undergone a full renovation and is beautifully finished to a very high standard.

It is accessed directly from the terrace into a cosy, light and airy open plan sitting room.

The kitchen is small but well equipped, with a drop-leaf dining table with four folding chairs that can be stored away easily during the day.

There are two bedrooms - a master bedroom with double bed and attractive window seat, plus a second room with comfortable 3' wide bunk beds.

There is also a family bathroom with bath and shower over. The sunny, paved terrace to the front of the cottage has a table, chairs and bench seat – a fabulous spot for an al fresco drink after a busy day exploring the South West Coast Path.

The long-stay car park is a five-minute walk away.

With views over the north bank of the estuary and the entrance to Batson Creek from the terrace and the living room as well as from the master bedroom, this fabulous property will suit those in search of a comfortable base, within a short level walk of Salcombe’s amenities.

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

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About the location


Kingsbridge 7 miles; Dartmouth 21 miles; Plymouth 24 miles; Paignton 26 miles.

Salcombe is a popular destination for walkers and families looking for a holiday by the sea and was once a major port. There are two pretty beaches within a short distance, North Sands and South Sands and further on is the National Trust property Overbeck’s where you can wander through the subtropical gardens. Why not have a more adventurous day and try out the watersports available on the estuary including surfing, kayaking or a more leisurely boat trip? Whilst staying in Salcombe you must take advantage of the locally sourced seafood which is served in many of the restaurants, pubs, cafés and delicatessens. The southern tip of Devon provides some spectacular scenery and picturesque vistas with a number of sandy beaches, lovely villages with thatched cottages and some fantastic opportunities for walking, including the South West Coast path.

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Region Information

Please note that the fireplace is not in use.

No pets permitted.

The property only accepts the maximum of two adults and two children aged 10 and under.

If you want to add children to your booking please call the office to confirm.