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Primrose Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #22 of 43 Southampton B&B and Inns
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Perfect stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Primrose Cottages in October whilst visiting a very sick friend in Southampton. We originally booked for 2 nights, but had to extend our stay to 4 nights and Janet couldn't have been kinder and more accommodating during this difficult period. It was the perfect place to stay - more like being at home than in a b & b which was so relaxing for us after a stressful day. I recommended Primrose Cottage to our friends in Southampton and I believe some of their visiting family also stayed there and enjoyed it very much. On another note, Janet makes the best porridge I have ever tasted! The whole experience was as perfect as it could be under difficult circumstances.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Hazel B
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Enfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

Had forgotten how wonderful and personal a b and b could be after years of using the big hotel chains for overnight stays; this was ideal for us as we were sailing from Southampton. The annex (2 rooms ) was fantastic, the garden lovely and as for the massive swing, let's just say we went back to childhood.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank NosirrahS
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Ludgershall.Hampshire
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

What can i say this was a fantastic stay.
From the moment we turned up we was made so welcome by the owner Jan who greeted us with a nice big smile.We stayed in the annex which was had a large common area with dining table if you had your own food,a couple of sofas,a large Flat screen TV,a Fridge and coffee and tea making facilities.The rooms were extremley clean and fresh looking.The gardens well talk about beautiful without a doubt.You have breakfast in the main house we had melon to start followed by a full english breakfast which was delicious and endless tea and coffee you could also have toast to follow which we did not as we was totally full up by that point.
If we go and visit friends again we will most certainly book to stay here again without a shadow of a doubt.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Slicknix
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed in the main house, in an upstairs room. It's a large room with a comfortable double bed, a single bed, bedside lights, plenty of seating and a TV, though if you want to use facilities such as the fridge and the tea and coffee making facilities you'd need to go to the common area in the annex. We had no need of those facilities and whenever we arrived back Janet offered us tea or coffee. Although the bathroom was not en-suite, it was for our exclusive use, just across the landing. It's very large for a bathroom, well decorated and very clean. It has a bath as well as a separate, very good shower. The well-kept garden was full of birdsong and a pleasant place to sit and sip the Champagne pre-ordered by our son!

We had a strong WiFi signal in our room, as it’s next to Janet's office, where she has the wireless router.

Before we arrived we thought it a bit far from town, but we found it well placed. Driving to Portswood and to Southampton University out of rush hour were both easier and much quicker than we expected. It was also well placed for our trips to Winchester and to Portsmouth for the newly re-opened Mary Rose Museum (which was amazing, fantastic and not to be missed!), though again it's worth avoiding rush hours if you can. The generous breakfasts started with fruit juice as well as fresh fruit followed by a traditional "full English breakfast" and then by toast and marmalade.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank OldAandJ
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Upon Thames
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed here on Saturday night, with a group of friends, they were in the main house, 3 couples, stayed in the annex with a girl friend, plenty of parking in a lovely spot, with a beautiful garden, absolutely immaculate accommodation. Delicious breakfast, endless tea and coffee. Superb hosts.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SueUponThames
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Pembrokeshire
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52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

Stayed here at short notice due to lack of hotels because the boat show was on. There are two areas of accomodation - the main house, or the annex and we stayed in both due to Janet putting herself out to fit us in. The house is semi rural with ample private off-road parking (if you're a tradesman with tools in the vehicle thats worth remembering).

The annexe is a rectangular building down the colouful garden with 3 bedrooms - 2 at one end, and a shared bathroom and the ensuite bedroom room at the other, with a large shared lounge inbetween. Whilst at first this seems a bit of a strange arrangement - sharing a lounge with strangers, it works really well and we met some lovely French and Itallian chaps when we stayed. The lounge is darn nearly sumptious, beautifully and immaculately decorated with high class furniture that wouldn't be out of place in a 5* hotel. There is also a fridge, dining table and tea making faciltiies. Breakfast however is served in the main house and is one of the nicest cooked breakfasts you could ever have with fresh local butchers sausages bacon and eggs.

We had the ensuite room, which to be fair is fairly small, but again tasetfully decorated with really comfy beds. The en-suite is small but high class with a large walk in curved shower.

The whole place is totally spotless, clean, fresh and modern and very quiet.

We then moved to the main house. The room we had was simply huge, and worthy of a 5 star rating by it-self. The only drawback is you have to share a communal bathroom across the corridor, although we personally found no issue with this what so ever. The power shower here is worth staying for alone, lol.

Many people on here have commented on Janet. It's true what you read. She is an absolute delight and will do anything required to make your stay perfect. And you certainly will not be hungry after the breakfast, even a hearty eater like me!

One small point to be aware of, do be very careful when exiting the driveway. You're on a bit of a blind bend and cars do whip round it.

If you fancy a walk, go to the country park just a few hundred yards down the road, really nice.

Lots of vistors return here time after time, and indeed the foreign gentlemen were so impressed, they want to all return next year with their wives to stay here.

We couldn't fault our last minute (enforced) stay here and would not hesitate to both recommend it, and give it 5 stars and there is every chance we will choose to stay here again at some point.

Thanks Janet for putting us up and for a great stay!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ukwoody44
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Stayed here when attending a family wedding in the area after reading the other reviews on this site. Would thoroughly agree that this is a brilliant B & B. The hosts were lovely and very friendly and couldn't do enough for us, with tea in the beautiful gardens on our arrival after a long journey. The rooms were very clean and welcoming and the breakfast was also very good. We will certainly return here if we are in the area again and thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PeteandAndie
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Property: Primrose Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Address: Primrose Cottage Allington Lane | West End, Southampton SO30 3HQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Southampton
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Ranked #22 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Southampton
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Number of rooms: 6

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