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Lower Coombe Royal- Royal House

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 715.00 to 1485.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Susi Titchener

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:71.43%
  • Avg. Response Time:15 minutes
  • Availability Updated:12 days 3 hours

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BFB's Overview

It may be only a few minutes’ walk from the pretty market town of Kingsbridge and just five miles from some of South Devon's best beaches, but the fabulous Lower Coombe Royal Estate and its four luxuriously appointed cottages has the feel of a truly rural idyll.

Nature-lovers and gardening enthusiasts will be in heaven amongst the estate’s eight acres of woodland and gardens, whilst mini guests will be enchanted by magic of discovering the hidden tree houses, nature trails, hammocks, play areas and ponds (safe distance from cottages). The formal and informal gardens, with their 100+ varieties of Camellias and rare Rhododendrons, were acclaimed even as far back as 1846 when featured in the Journal of Horticulture and Cottage Gardening. These days they form an important part of the environmental sensibilities that recently earned the owners Gold standard in the Green Tourism Awards, and are reflected in the locally made aromatherapy products provided for both adults and children, and the organic fruit and vegetables grown on site, which sometimes magically appear on cottage doorsteps for guests to enjoy during their stay.

It’s not just the green standards that are high but the quality of interiors too and the attention to detail in guest comforts too. Families are supplied with a long list of useful nursery kit plus good quality ,age appropriate toys and details of a police-checked and first-aid qualified babysitter. The welcome pack includes organic essentials, including full fat milk, and extra groceries can be ordered and put away prior to arrival. A gourmet ready meals and aromatherapy massage service can also be arranged. All of which is designed to ensure parents and their offspring get the most from their stay.


Although attached to the main house, Royal House, with its own sweeping gravel driveway and private terrace screen by rhododendrons and beech trees, feels a very private escape. Its impressive dimensions, high Edwardian ceilings, chandeliers and elegant windows certainly live up to its grand name. The open plan kitchen and breakfast room, equipped with all mod cons plus Aga, double sided wood burning stove, TV and Hi-fi, opens out onto a private terrace which is perfect for sunny breakfasts leisurely lunches al fresco, post-beach BBQs and sunset drinks. A huge reception room, measuring 6.5 by 5 metres, has tall ceilings with French doors leading out onto the balcony with commanding views out across the ponds to the fields beyond. The second reception room is an ideal playroom for kids. Up the sweeping wide staircase are three large bedrooms, all with room for a cot. The master has its own ensuite shower room, whilst the others (1x2bunks & 1 x single) share a family bathroom with tub. All rooms have magnificent views across the gardens and to the fields beyond.

 

Location Information

The pretty market town of Kingsbridge is within 10 minutes walk of Lower Coombe Royal and has a great range of pubs, shops and bistros. Highly recommended are the Old Bakery for its rustic chic, family friendly interiors excellent brunch and fabulous Paella nights (Weds) with fine dining on Fri and Sat. Also, the Treehouse for pizza. For a baby-sitting worthy night out try the art deco glamour of the Burgh Island hotel, the Oyster Shack in Salcombe, the Whitehouse in Chillington, Mitch Tonks' (of Fishworks fame) Seahorse or Michelin-star winner John Burton-Race's New Angel in Dartmouth. For chic cocktails and contemporary bistro-fayre try the waterside Wildfire Bistro at Dart Marina, or try its neighbour the Floating Bridge Pub for, reportedly, the best beer-battered fish and chips in Devon!

Kingsbridge is centrally located for exploring South Devon and ideal for those watching their carbon footprint since there's an excellent bus service and a ferry from the quay to the bustling yachting town of Salcombe which, along with some good restaurants (Captain Flint's is recommended for families) and boutiques, has a good beach.

For a spot of true indulgence try a half-day spa session at the small but very luxurious Dart Marina Spa and don't miss Pennywell Farm Park or Paignton Zoological Park, both of which appear to be very well run and have dedicated play areas for pre-schoolers. Blackpool Sands, Conde Nast Traveller readers’ top rated UK family beach, is also nearby and boasts a toddler sandpit area and a quality licensed beach cafe serving healthy organic kids meals, along with local wines and snacks for adults.

 

Guests at Lower Coombe Royal can take advantage of membership at the nearby Dartmouth Golf Club, which has a leisure club and pool.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 33.3%

Balance: 62 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 33.3%

Balance: 62 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Rates

4 Nov - 22 Dec 2016 : £715 /week23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017 : £1485 /week4 Nov - 22 Dec 2016 : €841.9125 /week23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017 : €1748.588 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 33.3%

Balance: 62 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Who owns this place?

Lower Coombe Royal – a large country house and coach house set within eight acres of historic gardens on the edge of the market town of Kingsbridge. The house was built in the early 1900’s by the Luscombe family. Susi and Paul purchased the house in 2005 from an elderly lady and transformed it into the current business. Lower Coombe Royal was an opportunity for changing their quality of life and moving away from city life. An adventure for their two children to explore the forgotten gardens of Kingsbridge!

There are four, 5 star Gold eco-friendly properties - all private and set within wonderful surroundings. They can accommodate a couple with a baby to a large group of several generations within a family – as some properties interlink. The gardens provide a wonderful space for all to explore. We aspire to families expanding and growing up selecting a larger property each year!

Spring surpises!

What do they love about it?

Lower Coombe Royal is set within relative tranquility in eight and half acres of historic gardens yet is within ten minutes walking distance of the market town of Kingsbridge and a ferry ride to the renowned resort of Salcombe. Beautiful sandy Blue flag beaches are ten to fifteen minutes away by car along with exceptional coastal walks.

The gardens offer a safe place to play and explore. Alternatively, you can just sit and enjoy the views and the various calls of resident wildlife. It has been described by many as a ‘haven’ away from the bustle of busier lives.

In the properties we have the best gadgets, furniture and decor. The eclectic furniture gives each property its own tone and identity A place to unwind and escape - a secret valley lined by private farmland ideal for providing an exclusive family experience.

What do the kids love about it?

Children seem to come alive at Lower Coombe Royal. Not only is each property full of toys and games, yet the gardens are too. An adventure playground for all ages…..a tailor-made wooden climbing frame with a lookout tower, great for sundowners! The Wendy house and sand pits keep many a small child amused – happy children mean happy parents here! Venture into the gardens and you will find rope ladders, a tyre swing and hammocks. A nature trail is provided to encourage the families to explore the natural habitat.

Inside, each property is complimented with a range of appropriately aged toys for your children. The Royal House even has its own playroom! We also offer a range of useful baby and toddler equipment.

Then, only ten minutes' walk away in the push chair, is Kingsbridge market town and sandy beaches only ten minutes' drive away…what more could a kid ask for!

Fast Facts

Sleeps 7 plus a cot in 3 bedrooms- 1 double, 1 twin (can be made double on request) and one children's room with bunk and single beds.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

A selection of beaches are within 10-20mins drive.

Any Pool

Guest at Lower Coombe Royal can take advantage of membership at the nearby Dartmouth Golf Club, which has a leisure club and pool.

Private Chef

Private caterers can be arranged for special occasions. The pubs and bistros of Kingsbridge are within 10mins walk.

Babysitting

Details of a trusted local babysitter (police-checked & with first aid qualifications) can be supplied on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby gear includes; Cots (moses, travel & wooden 1 per property), highchairs, baby bath, baby bouncer, baby monitor, steriliser, stairgates, bed guards, socket covers, plastic crockery and plastic cutlery.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Indoor play gear includes;Bath toys, kids books, general toys, U-rated kids DVDs , dressing up clothes, cuddly toys, push alongs, games, puzzles, a dolls house, castle with soldiers and trikes.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

A generous welcome pack of organic food is provided for stays of a week or more and the gardener will provide home-grown fruit and vegetables from the gardens, when in season. Gourmet ready-meals can be pre-ordered via www.redearthkitchen.co.uk. Oragnic fruit and veg boxes from www.riverford.co.uk and general grocery deliveries from www.ownlineonline.co.uk or www.tesco.com

Outdoor Toys

The onsite outdoor play gear includes; A hand built play area with slide, climbing ladder, tyre swing, swings & seesaws, shed with buckets and spades, ball games, kites, crabbing lines, sand pits, play house, trampolines, football goal and badminton.

Visiting Spa Therapist

In-cottage massage and beauty therapy treatments can be arranged on request.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wifi provided.

Reviews

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  • Lower Coombe Royal is a wonderful place to stay. Both parents and children are very well catered for with great attention to detail. We could barely tear our daughter away from the playroom or the outside play area. Highly recommended!Review dated 10/09/2010

  • We stayed at the Royal House for two weeks and had a truly wonderful time there. Susi couldn't have been more hospitable and the property and facilities more than exceeded expectations. It is ideal for children and even if the weather is bad there is more than enough to occupy them indoors. I would thoroughly recommend this property.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • What a wonderful property in an idyllic setting. The owners had really surpassed our expectations by filling the property with loads of children's toys, baby equipment, toiletries and the most amazing hamper of local produce. We even had bread, milk, butter, eggs etc - it was very thoughtfully put together. Kingsbridge is a great location for the beaches, ferries, shops and children's attractions, we would definitely recommend it.Review dated 03/11/2009

Lower Coombe Royal is a wonderful place to stay. Both parents and children are very well catered for with great attention to detail. We could barely tear our daughter away from the playroom or the outside play area. Highly recommended!

We stayed at the Royal House for two weeks and had a truly wonderful time there. Susi couldn't have been more hospitable and the property and facilities more than exceeded expectations. It is ideal for children and even if the weather is bad there is more than enough to occupy them indoors. I would thoroughly recommend this property.

What a wonderful property in an idyllic setting. The owners had really surpassed our expectations by filling the property with loads of children's toys, baby equipment, toiletries and the most amazing hamper of local produce. We even had bread, milk, butter, eggs etc - it was very thoughtfully put together. Kingsbridge is a great location for the beaches, ferries, shops and children's attractions, we would definitely recommend it.

Parent Rated*

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  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 2 guests.



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