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Coach House

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 925.00 to 2305.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Joanne & Peter D

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:85.71%
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  • Availability Updated:2 hours 41 minutes

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BFB's Overview

As the Gitcombe Estate appears through the dense trees that border its long drive, it’s clear you've arrived somewhere very special. The setting, in its own private valley, is both magical and instantly relaxing with beautiful rural views stretching as far as the eye can see. Recently listed in The Times' 50 Best Cottages for Summer feature, the cottages themselves are stylish, luxurious, and, despite their high level of sophistication, wonderfully child-friendly. The location is pretty special too being less than five miles from the bistros and boutiques of the yachting town of Dartmouth and roughly the same to the award-winning and beautiful bay at Blackpool Sands. The eight stylish cottages boast luxurious bathrooms and designer kitchens and share facilities that could rival a five star hotel with an elegant pool house complete with indoor heated pool, Klafs sauna and steam rooms, outdoor sundeck with hot tub, outdoor pool, tennis courts and pre-bookable beauty treatments. Gitcombe is as enchanting for kids as it is for their parents thanks to the carved wooden playground, indoor soft play room and opportunity to play spot the moo cow across the valley whilst splashing about in the outdoor hot tub.


Accommodation Overview:

The Coach House was the original farmhouse at Gitcombe and is now a chic country cottage blending charming architectural features with contemporary style and luxury. The open plan living, dining area boasts slate flagstone floors and original inglenook fire for atmospheric, cosy winter evenings but is backed up by full central heating. There's a TV, Freeview box plus CD and DVD players. The spacious kitchen area features both an Aga and a Fisher Paykel conventional oven with hob in an island unit. There are granite work tops, stainless steel American style fridge/freezer, Miele dishwater, Miele washer-drier and microwave. There's a ground floor cloakroom and lobby with gently curving stairs (stairgate provided) leading to the first floor bedrooms which comprise a super-king double and a twin, both with space for a cot. They share a large bathroom with sunken bath (shower over) and limestone floor. French doors from the lounge lead to large patio with wooden table and chairs, plus a miniature Lutyens’ style garden bench for mini guests and a charcoal BBQ. Sleeps 4 + 2 infants.

PLEASE NOTE: Gitcombe provides un-assembled ‘pop up’ style travel cots, so please be aware that you will need to erect the cot before bedtime.

Location Information

Gitcombe lies in Devon’s exclusive South Hams, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with beautiful coastline to the south and the wild landscape of Dartmoor National Park to the north. Blackpool Sand, voted Best Family Beach in Britain by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine is just a few minutes drive away and boasts a special toddler’s sandpit, paddling pool area and an award winning café/take away serving organic childrens meals.

Further afield are the glorious sandy beaches and coves of Salcombe, Hope Cove, Bigbury, with shallow shelving waters, ideal for paddling and little swimmers. May be take a ride on the sea tractor to Burgh Island with it’s unique Art Deco hotel (non residents not actively encouraged in the hotel). The nearby pretty waterside village of Dittisham on the River Dart, offers unbeatable crabbing opportunities, the perfect low cost activity to while away hours for little ones and parents alike. Then stop at the ever popular Anchorstone Café for a glass of wine and some local mussels whilst you watch the boats sail past. Also within a short drive is Pennywell Farm with its brilliant hands-on attractions. Don’t miss their adorable miniature pigs.

Venture up on to Dartmoor and see ponies and their adorable foals wandering freely and then head to the Miniature Pony Centre at Mortonhampstead, they have miniature donkeys too. There are two steam railways in the area to spoil the boys, one chuffs along the coast over at Kingswear and the other winds up river to Buckfastleigh. Woodlands leisure park has a vast indoor play zone for little one and more to amuse older children outside.

Nearby Dartmouth is a stylish little town, set on the River Dart, with a long waterfront and lots of boats and waterside activity to enjoy, not to mention chic art galleries, boutiques and fabulous eating places. For relaxed fine dining try Angelique restaurant now run by the Michelin star group 10 in 8 who run several restaurants across the country including L'ortolan in Reading. Also worth noting is the new Rockfish Grill owned by Mitch Tonks' group the owner of the fabulously popular Seahorse restaurant, Rockfish Grill offers equally popular more family orientated dining. For traditional fish and chips why not try Rockfish takeaway in Bayards cove ( Dartmouth), perfect enjoyed quayside in the summer whilst watching the boats float by. For a gourmet treat they also offer takeaway lobster.

A little further afield, lies Salcombe, another chic waterside town. Riverford Field Kitchen, part of the Riverford group(who can deliver fresh organic food boxes to Gitcombe cottages), offers farm tours, sometimes tractor tours, to see how their organic vegetables are grown and then lunch in it’s fab Field Kitchen, with great food and canteen style tables and benches. The menu caters for meat eaters too. And for lovers of wine and cheese, don’t miss Sharpham Vineyard, at the forefront of wine making in the UK. Visit its winery for some great award winning white wines and the farm shop for divine Sharpham cheeses made at its own creamery. Then head for the Vineyard Café for more excellent food.

A big hit with guests in the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm which is right on Gitcombes doorstep and offers plenty of opportunity for stroking, patting and cuddling the animals.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Rates

22 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 : £1195 /week29 Sep - 12 Oct 2017 : £975 /week13 Oct - 19 Oct 2017 : £1285 /week20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : £1450 /week27 Oct - 2 Nov 2017 : £1285 /week3 Nov - 21 Dec 2017 : £925 /week22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018 : £1925 /week23 Mar - 12 Apr 2018 : £1495 /week13 Apr - 26 Apr 2018 : £945 /week27 Apr - 3 May 2018 : £945 /week4 May - 10 May 2018 : £1295 /week11 May - 17 May 2018 : £995 /week18 May - 24 May 2018 : £1050 /week25 May - 31 May 2018 : £1885 /week1 Jun - 14 Jun 2018 : £1395 /week15 Jun - 5 Jul 2018 : £1495 /week6 Jul - 19 Jul 2018 : £2095 /week20 Jul - 6 Sep 2018 : £2305 /week7 Sep - 13 Sep 2018 : £1895 /week14 Sep - 20 Sep 2018 : £1295 /week21 Sep - 27 Sep 2018 : £1195 /week28 Sep - 11 Oct 2018 : £975 /week12 Oct - 18 Oct 2018 : £1285 /week19 Oct - 25 Oct 2018 : £1405 /week26 Oct - 1 Nov 2018 : £1525 /week2 Nov - 20 Dec 2018 : £925 /week21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019 : £2020 /week22 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 : €1348.916 /week29 Sep - 12 Oct 2017 : €1100.58 /week13 Oct - 19 Oct 2017 : €1450.508 /week20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : €1636.76 /week27 Oct - 2 Nov 2017 : €1450.508 /week3 Nov - 21 Dec 2017 : €1044.14 /week22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018 : €2172.94 /week23 Mar - 12 Apr 2018 : €1687.556 /week13 Apr - 26 Apr 2018 : €1066.716 /week27 Apr - 3 May 2018 : €1066.716 /week4 May - 10 May 2018 : €1461.796 /week11 May - 17 May 2018 : €1123.156 /week18 May - 24 May 2018 : €1185.24 /week25 May - 31 May 2018 : €2127.788 /week1 Jun - 14 Jun 2018 : €1574.676 /week15 Jun - 5 Jul 2018 : €1687.556 /week6 Jul - 19 Jul 2018 : €2364.836 /week20 Jul - 6 Sep 2018 : €2601.884 /week7 Sep - 13 Sep 2018 : €2139.076 /week14 Sep - 20 Sep 2018 : €1461.796 /week21 Sep - 27 Sep 2018 : €1348.916 /week28 Sep - 11 Oct 2018 : €1100.58 /week12 Oct - 18 Oct 2018 : €1450.508 /week19 Oct - 25 Oct 2018 : €1585.964 /week26 Oct - 1 Nov 2018 : €1721.42 /week2 Nov - 20 Dec 2018 : €1044.14 /week21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019 : €2280.176 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 4 + Infants in 1 x super king & 1 x twin room

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Beautiful Blackpool Sands beach is approx 15 minutes away, privately owned with mother and baby facilities, and the award winning child friendly Venus Café serving organic food

Any Pool

Gitcombe has both indoor and outdoor (May-Mid Sept) swimming pools. The indoor pool has Roman style wide steps steps - ideal for sitting and splashing. There's aslo a heated outdoor whirlpool that little ones can use with supervision.

Indoor Play Area

soft play room with ball pool, and pool table for older children

Babysitting

List of trusted baby sitters can be provided. CRB baby sitters also available.

Nursery Gear (additional)

travel cots, high chairs, children’s cutlery & plastic crockery provided, socket covers, integral stair gate at top of stair flights. Bed guard/rail available on request.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

A selection of traditional children’s board games in each cottage. Tennis racquets, tennis balls, buckets, spades, crabbing nets and lines available to use on help yourself basis in wooden shed.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

delicious ready meals available for delivery to your cottage from several local companies. Private chef services also available. Both by pre-arrangement. Great choice of chic cafes and restaurants in nearby Dartmouth. Two waterside pubs within a 10 minute drive, or 45 minute walk (each way).

Outdoor Toys

brilliant hand carved wooden playground includes a train, pirate ship and infant, child & garden chair swing, tennis court, basket ball post and net

Visiting Spa Therapist

Treatments via a visiting beauty and massage therapist can be pre-booked.

Onsite Restaurant

Private chef services and gourmet ready meal delivery are available

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The Coach house as a private garden.

Friendly Animals

cows and sheep in surrounding fields and lots of natural wildlife. Resident pooch Tango enjoys playing with children and fetching balls and sticks

Tennis Court(s)

All weather tennis court

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Up to two of each available

Reviews

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  • Fantastic stay at Gitcombe. Location great for Dartmouth and Totnes, accommodation very well equipped and comfortable and the onsite swimming pool and soft play were a god-send for our one year old. Hope to be back next year!Review dated 08/09/2017

  • Such a beautiful spot. Perfect for a relaxing family holiday.Review dated 02/01/2017

  • Fantastic property suitable for all. Felt like home from home, interiors lovely and AGA fantastic.Review dated 03/11/2011

  • This is an immaculately kept property in a pretty location with friendly and owners who clearly care about what they do. The property we stayed in didn't have an enclosed garden or in fact a table or anything outside - this wasn't a problem for us because it wasn't warm enough while we were there but I think it would have been a shame if we had visited in summer.Review dated 24/03/2011

  • A beautiful holiday home in a beautiful setting! We've had a fantastic time and LOVED all the bonus bits like the stunning pool, hot tub and play zone. Thank you both – very relaxed owners!!Review dated 16/03/2010

  • We are not ready to go home, in fact, my daughter wants to live here! You have thought of everything and with real style... Perfect combination of facilities for us and the baby monitor works from the tennis courts!"Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Great weather at Blackpool Sands, Crabbing for England at Dartmouth and Brixham. All huge fun and even relaxing in the gorgeous pool complex, a great bonus in the evenings. Evie left off her arm bands for the first time. A red letter visit!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Had a fab time – steam trains, Pennywell Farm, boats – Devon has it all. We will be back again with babysitters in tow, so we can try the pubsReview dated 03/11/2009

  • Fantastic location & facilities and the weather was brilliant! Lily swam without armbands! Best days out Pennywell Farm, great for under 5s, North Sands and Salcombe (Winking Prawn). Crabbing at Dittisham, 6 in one pull! Beat that!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Have had a lovely week at Gitocombe which has worked really well for us with a small toddler. Felt very at home here at the Coach House. Joshua enjoyed having space to run around the grounds, the swings, the soft play, the horses. He also enjoyed Blackpool Sands and Pennywell Farm, and Tango, the dog!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Excellent accommodation in stunning surroundings. A great base for exploring South Devon.- 5 star rating!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We have stayed at Gitcombe on two occasions, and both times we have found it a lovely place to stay. Comfortable beds and a truly stunning location, and the afternoon session in the indoor pool ensured our son was out like a light every night!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Considering the remote nature of this destination, a welcome pack would be much appreciated - this was a comment that was made time and time again in their visitors book. Review dated 03/11/2009

  • The pictures don't do it justice. The accomodation at Gitcombe has a very high standard of finish and the owners have put a great deal of thought into making sure you have everything you need.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Amazing location and the facilities were just greatReview dated 03/11/2009

  • We have had a lovely relaxing week. We have made full use of the facilities – which are fantastic. Yve & Mike have been very helpful so that you for your warm welcome. The area is gorgeous, excellent days out at Blackpool Sands, Paignton Zoo, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes…. We shall be back!Review dated 03/11/2009

Fantastic stay at Gitcombe. Location great for Dartmouth and Totnes, accommodation very well equipped and comfortable and the onsite swimming pool and soft play were a god-send for our one year old. Hope to be back next year!

Such a beautiful spot. Perfect for a relaxing family holiday.

Fantastic property suitable for all. Felt like home from home, interiors lovely and AGA fantastic.

This is an immaculately kept property in a pretty location with friendly and owners who clearly care about what they do. The property we stayed in didn't have an enclosed garden or in fact a table or anything outside - this wasn't a problem for us because it wasn't warm enough while we were there but I think it would have been a shame if we had visited in summer.

A beautiful holiday home in a beautiful setting! We've had a fantastic time and LOVED all the bonus bits like the stunning pool, hot tub and play zone. Thank you both – very relaxed owners!!

We are not ready to go home, in fact, my daughter wants to live here! You have thought of everything and with real style... Perfect combination of facilities for us and the baby monitor works from the tennis courts!"

Great weather at Blackpool Sands, Crabbing for England at Dartmouth and Brixham. All huge fun and even relaxing in the gorgeous pool complex, a great bonus in the evenings. Evie left off her arm bands for the first time. A red letter visit!

Had a fab time – steam trains, Pennywell Farm, boats – Devon has it all. We will be back again with babysitters in tow, so we can try the pubs

Fantastic location & facilities and the weather was brilliant! Lily swam without armbands! Best days out Pennywell Farm, great for under 5s, North Sands and Salcombe (Winking Prawn). Crabbing at Dittisham, 6 in one pull! Beat that!

Have had a lovely week at Gitocombe which has worked really well for us with a small toddler. Felt very at home here at the Coach House. Joshua enjoyed having space to run around the grounds, the swings, the soft play, the horses. He also enjoyed Blackpool Sands and Pennywell Farm, and Tango, the dog!

Excellent accommodation in stunning surroundings. A great base for exploring South Devon.- 5 star rating!

We have stayed at Gitcombe on two occasions, and both times we have found it a lovely place to stay. Comfortable beds and a truly stunning location, and the afternoon session in the indoor pool ensured our son was out like a light every night!

Considering the remote nature of this destination, a welcome pack would be much appreciated - this was a comment that was made time and time again in their visitors book.

The pictures don't do it justice. The accomodation at Gitcombe has a very high standard of finish and the owners have put a great deal of thought into making sure you have everything you need.

Amazing location and the facilities were just great

We have had a lovely relaxing week. We have made full use of the facilities – which are fantastic. Yve & Mike have been very helpful so that you for your warm welcome. The area is gorgeous, excellent days out at Blackpool Sands, Paignton Zoo, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Totnes…. We shall be back!

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 8 guests.



Rates

20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : £1450 /week27 Oct - 2 Nov 2017 : £1285 /week3 Nov - 21 Dec 2017 : £925 /week22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018 : £1925 /week23 Mar - 12 Apr 2018 : £1495 /week13 Apr - 26 Apr 2018 : £945 /week27 Apr - 3 May 2018 : £945 /week4 May - 10 May 2018 : £1295 /week11 May - 17 May 2018 : £995 /week18 May - 24 May 2018 : £1050 /week25 May - 31 May 2018 : £1885 /week1 Jun - 14 Jun 2018 : £1395 /week15 Jun - 5 Jul 2018 : £1495 /week6 Jul - 19 Jul 2018 : £2095 /week20 Jul - 6 Sep 2018 : £2305 /week7 Sep - 13 Sep 2018 : £1895 /week14 Sep - 20 Sep 2018 : £1295 /week21 Sep - 27 Sep 2018 : £1195 /week28 Sep - 11 Oct 2018 : £975 /week12 Oct - 18 Oct 2018 : £1285 /week19 Oct - 25 Oct 2018 : £1405 /week26 Oct - 1 Nov 2018 : £1525 /week2 Nov - 20 Dec 2018 : £925 /week21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019 : £2020 /week20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : €1627.915 /week27 Oct - 2 Nov 2017 : €1442.669 /week3 Nov - 21 Dec 2017 : €1038.497 /week22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018 : €2161.198 /week23 Mar - 12 Apr 2018 : €1678.437 /week13 Apr - 26 Apr 2018 : €1060.952 /week27 Apr - 3 May 2018 : €1060.952 /week4 May - 10 May 2018 : €1453.896 /week11 May - 17 May 2018 : €1117.086 /week18 May - 24 May 2018 : €1178.835 /week25 May - 31 May 2018 : €2116.29 /week1 Jun - 14 Jun 2018 : €1566.167 /week15 Jun - 5 Jul 2018 : €1678.437 /week6 Jul - 19 Jul 2018 : €2352.056 /week20 Jul - 6 Sep 2018 : €2587.823 /week7 Sep - 13 Sep 2018 : €2127.516 /week14 Sep - 20 Sep 2018 : €1453.896 /week21 Sep - 27 Sep 2018 : €1341.626 /week28 Sep - 11 Oct 2018 : €1094.632 /week12 Oct - 18 Oct 2018 : €1442.669 /week19 Oct - 25 Oct 2018 : €1577.393 /week26 Oct - 1 Nov 2018 : €1712.117 /week2 Nov - 20 Dec 2018 : €1038.497 /week21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019 : €2267.854 /week

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