Primrose Cottage Exmoor

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Primrose Cottage has been skilfully renovated from a 19th century fishing lodge to a charming and elegant cottage with the East Lyn on the doorstep.

Primrose Cottage was built at the turn of the 19th century as a fishing lodge. Today, this newly renovated endearing cottage is available to let throughout the year. It will suit up to four people in two double bedrooms.

It is a simple, elegant, romantic home from home, equipped to a high standard. The cottage has a relaxing natural colour scheme throughout, which is inspired by the surrounding environment. Every detail has been carefully looked after to create a soothing home that promotes the gentle rescue of a tired body and soul.

Primrose Cottage is located in the heart of Exmoor, steeped in nature and nestled in its valley next to the East Lyn river. It is charmingly only accessed by a small footbridge or the rocky ford, by which the hamlet of Rockford gets its name. Primrose Cottage is a paradise for couples, fly fishers, hikers, photographers, and nature lovers looking to get away from it all.

The brand new kitchen-diner is fully kitted out so you should not need to bring anything other than your food and drink. It features an electric hob and oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, espresso machine, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, and a fridge / freezer.

In the small garden at the front of the house there is seating to enjoy the summer days listening to the East Lyn river, bird watching and casual chatting to walkers on the path. The East Lyn river, which is literally on the doorstep, offers wild Brown Trout, Sea Trout and Salmon fishing across 20 pools along miles and miles of fishing.

The Rockford Inn across the bridge is a cosy 17th century country inn that offers a warm welcome, local beer and classic pub meals. The walking in the valley and on the moors is breath taking. The famous Watersmeet is a short walk away and the sea only an hour’s walk from the cottage. The small coastal towns and beaches of Lynton, Lynmouth, Porlock and many villages offer a huge variety of things for the active (and not so active!) to enjoy.

Primrose Cottage is an accredited Exmoor Dark Sky Friendly Business and is equipped with guides and binoculars. Telescopes can be rented from the National Park Centre at Lynmouth, fifteen minutes away by car.


Key Facilities

  • Dishwasher
  • Dogs welcome
  • Gardens
  • Guest lounge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Private parking
  • Real log fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Towels & linen included
  • Walkers welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishers welcome
  • Espresso machine
  • Large shower room
  • Wine fridge


  • Exmoor Dark Skies Accredited