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2 bedroom Thatched Cottage in Galmpton, near Hope Cove & Salcombe, South Devon, 12 minutes walk from Hope Cove beaches & South Devon Coastal Path
Primrose Cottage is a newly refurbished and extended (2013) thatched cottage with two inglenook fireplaces in Galmpton, Hope Cove, in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Our cottage, built in approximately 1650, is a Grade 2 listed thatched cottage which has been sensitively extended to create, from a former piggery, a specialist architect designed steel, stone and glass construction, linked to the original old part of the cottage, and containing a modern fully equipped kitchen, with a light and airy feel and with under floor heating. The cottage has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom. There is a shower room downstairs, with WC and hand basin, and a bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and hand basin upstairs. Free Wi-Fi is available.
Primrose Cottage has been rented out by the owners since 2001 with many repeat stays. The cottage is situated next to Galmpton church, with a raised South West facing garden which benefits from all-day sun. The kitchen opens directly onto the garden via a paved area. The garden has extensive views over fields and to the sea and Bolt Tail's cliffs. The garden is laid mainly to lawn, with cottage flowers and is fully enclosed by hedging and a white picket fence. On the lawn is a paved area with a wooden picnic table and garden bench which are positioned to enjoy the garden's views. Additional garden furniture is kept in a garden store. At the front of the property, by the stable door, is a further garden bench. The newly constructed kitchen has a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, ironing board and vacuum cleaner in an easy access cupboard. Towels, linen and electricity are included (600kw). A high chair and cot can be arranged in advance by the housekeeper for a small fee. The cottage should be left in a good clean condition, or a small surcharge may be deducted from the refundable security deposit. There is a parking bay for one car. A second car can be parked in the village hall car park 70 yards from the cottage for a small fee.
The cottage is situated next to the church in the pretty South Hams hamlet of Galmpton, half a mile's walk to the sea at Hope Cove. Hope Cove is an attractive fishing village, with two sandy beaches, a pub, several restaurants, an art gallery and a village store. Inner Hope is a picturesque hamlet of thatched cottages. Hope Cove gives direct access to the dramatic South West Coastal path in both directions. The picturesque harbour towns of Salcombe and Kingsbridge with their attractive estuary settings are both only 10 minutes drive away with shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and ferries to secluded beaches. There are 3 golf courses within easy reach.
The South Hams is the southernmost part of Devon, a beautiful area of patchwork fields, rolling hills, narrow lanes, picturesque villages and pubs, and spectacular estuaries and coastline. The word Hams comes from the Olde English "hammes" meaning a sheltered place and this is an apt description. The climate is mild and sub-tropical plants flourish. Dartmoor lies 40 minutes drive to the north.
There are three sandy beaches within easy walking distance from the cottage.
Hope Cove, a 12 minute downhill walk, has a children's beach at Mouthwell, right by the newly refurbished Hope and Anchor pub and Beachcomber beach café.
Hope Cove also features a sheltered beach, where sailing dinghies are kept, and a harbour wall.
South Milton Sands, with its National Trust car park and The Beach House café is about 30 minutes walk from our cottage.
Travel - Galmpton is 35 minutes drive from the exit off the A38 "Devon Expressway" accessible from the M5 motorway. A car is useful to allow guests to visit the many beautiful locations in this area of outstanding beauty.
There is a garage with small supermarket and cash point in Malborough, 2 miles away.
Kingsbridge has several supermarkets, 15 minutes drive away.
Nearby places to visit:
Thurlestone rock, South Milton Sands NT beach, Thurlestone 18 hole golf course
Bantham – surfers’ beach, River Avon, estuary, Sloop Inn, views of Burgh Island
Bigbury – beach, walk across the causeway to Burgh Island, lunch at Pilchard Inn (1306), 18 hole golf course
Salcombe – Estuary, trendy shops, restaurants, delicatessens, art galleries, sailing, fishing, pretty town, pubs, a gin factory, ferries, several beaches, dramatic views from several walks, Overbecks National Trust sub- tropical gardens;
Kingsbridge – Quay, art galleries, quaint buildings, shops, market, Reel Cinema, birdlife, estuary cruises to Salcombe;
Dartmouth and Dittisham – River cruises, ferries, art galleries, restaurants, gift shops, castle, Agatha Christie’s Greenways, steam railway.
Totnes – quaint hill town, river ferries, winery, castle, alternative shops, cafes, restaurants, river cruise
Slapton,Torcross beach and bird sanctuary world war 2 heritage