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Haytor

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 795.00 to 2250.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Peter O'Brien

Member since Dec 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:66.67%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:7 days 10 hours

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:

Sheepstor is one of three neighbouring barns, each sleeping 6+ infant, with one double bedroom with super king size bed, one twin and one children’s bedroom, with L shaped cabin beds. All have 'upside-down' designs to maximise their stunning views. They boast light and airy vaulted ceilings, pale wood floors and underfloor heating. Their open plan living, dining areas have TV, Freeview, DVD/CD and cosy log burner. The others (linked via button on bottom of grey box, right) have French doors to enclosed roof terrace with wooden table and chairs plus charcoal BBQ and stunning views over grounds and surrounding countryside, but Maristow benefits from both a small Juliet style balcony in living area and a furnished patio opening from the ground floor twin bedroom, with open access to the grounds. All have sleek, well-equipped kitchen areas with granite work tops, stainless steel American style fridge/freezers, Miele dishwaters, Miele washer-driers, microwave and Fisher Paykel oven and hobs. Contemporary family bathrooms and an ensuite (to the twin room in Maristow) with limestone floors. Help yourself log and kindling wood store.

Short breaks of 3-4 nights are available between Sept-May annual, with shorter stays (min 2nts) and flexible arrival days accommodated Nov-Mid March. See prices tab for more details and use 'Ask the Owner a Question' under 'Owners' tab for special requests.

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

Discount Notes

Late Availability Discount

Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 14 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Rates

23 Mar - 29 Mar 2019 : £895 /week30 Mar - 5 Apr 2019 : £1195 /week6 Apr - 12 Apr 2019 : £1295 /week13 Apr - 19 Apr 2019 : £1495 /week20 Apr - 26 Apr 2019 : £1595 /week27 Apr - 3 May 2019 : £950 /week4 May - 10 May 2019 : £950 /week11 May - 17 May 2019 : £950 /week18 May - 24 May 2019 : £950 /week25 May - 31 May 2019 : £1750 /week1 Jun - 7 Jun 2019 : £1350 /week8 Jun - 14 Jun 2019 : £1395 /week15 Jun - 21 Jun 2019 : £1495 /week22 Jun - 28 Jun 2019 : £1495 /week29 Jun - 5 Jul 2019 : £1525 /week6 Jul - 12 Jul 2019 : £2150 /week13 Jul - 19 Jul 2019 : £2150 /week20 Jul - 26 Jul 2019 : £2250 /week27 Jul - 2 Aug 2019 : £2250 /week3 Aug - 9 Aug 2019 : £2250 /week10 Aug - 16 Aug 2019 : £2250 /week17 Aug - 23 Aug 2019 : £2250 /week24 Aug - 30 Aug 2019 : £2250 /week31 Aug - 6 Sep 2019 : £2250 /week7 Sep - 13 Sep 2019 : £1450 /week14 Sep - 20 Sep 2019 : £1250 /week21 Sep - 27 Sep 2019 : £1250 /week28 Sep - 4 Oct 2019 : £1075 /week5 Oct - 11 Oct 2019 : £1075 /week12 Oct - 18 Oct 2019 : £1075 /week19 Oct - 25 Oct 2019 : £1195 /week26 Oct - 1 Nov 2019 : £1425 /week2 Nov - 8 Nov 2019 : £945 /week9 Nov - 15 Nov 2019 : £795 /week16 Nov - 22 Nov 2019 : £795 /week23 Nov - 29 Nov 2019 : £795 /week30 Nov - 6 Dec 2019 : £795 /week7 Dec - 13 Dec 2019 : £795 /week14 Dec - 20 Dec 2019 : £795 /week21 Dec - 27 Dec 2019 : £1695 /week28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 : £1695 /week23 Mar - 29 Mar 2019 : €1044.877 /week30 Mar - 5 Apr 2019 : €1395.115 /week6 Apr - 12 Apr 2019 : €1511.861 /week13 Apr - 19 Apr 2019 : €1745.353 /week20 Apr - 26 Apr 2019 : €1862.099 /week27 Apr - 3 May 2019 : €1109.087 /week4 May - 10 May 2019 : €1109.087 /week11 May - 17 May 2019 : €1109.087 /week18 May - 24 May 2019 : €1109.087 /week25 May - 31 May 2019 : €2043.055 /week1 Jun - 7 Jun 2019 : €1576.071 /week8 Jun - 14 Jun 2019 : €1628.607 /week15 Jun - 21 Jun 2019 : €1745.353 /week22 Jun - 28 Jun 2019 : €1745.353 /week29 Jun - 5 Jul 2019 : €1780.376 /week6 Jul - 12 Jul 2019 : €2510.039 /week13 Jul - 19 Jul 2019 : €2510.039 /week20 Jul - 26 Jul 2019 : €2626.785 /week27 Jul - 2 Aug 2019 : €2626.785 /week3 Aug - 9 Aug 2019 : €2626.785 /week10 Aug - 16 Aug 2019 : €2626.785 /week17 Aug - 23 Aug 2019 : €2626.785 /week24 Aug - 30 Aug 2019 : €2626.785 /week31 Aug - 6 Sep 2019 : €2626.785 /week7 Sep - 13 Sep 2019 : €1692.817 /week14 Sep - 20 Sep 2019 : €1459.325 /week21 Sep - 27 Sep 2019 : €1459.325 /week28 Sep - 4 Oct 2019 : €1255.019 /week5 Oct - 11 Oct 2019 : €1255.019 /week12 Oct - 18 Oct 2019 : €1255.019 /week19 Oct - 25 Oct 2019 : €1395.115 /week26 Oct - 1 Nov 2019 : €1663.63 /week2 Nov - 8 Nov 2019 : €1103.25 /week9 Nov - 15 Nov 2019 : €928.1307 /week16 Nov - 22 Nov 2019 : €928.1307 /week23 Nov - 29 Nov 2019 : €928.1307 /week30 Nov - 6 Dec 2019 : €928.1307 /week7 Dec - 13 Dec 2019 : €928.1307 /week14 Dec - 20 Dec 2019 : €928.1307 /week21 Dec - 27 Dec 2019 : €1978.845 /week28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 : €1978.845 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Late Availability Discount

Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 14 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 6 + Infant in 1 x super king , 1 x twin & 1 x cabin room (suitable for under 12 years only)

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Conde Nast Traveller Best UK Family Beach, Blackpool Sands, is just 10mins drive away.

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

The pool house also features 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 gates at top of stair flights. Bed guard/rail available on request.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

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 a10 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 can be requested in advance.

Stairgates / no stairs

integral

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

enclosed roof terrace with wooden table and chairs plus charcoal BBQ and stunning views

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)

There are tennis courts.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

up to two of each available.

Reviews

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  • Good location and lovely swimming pools. Property smaller than it looksReview dated 08/08/2011

  • Beautiful spot and a thoroughly relaxing week was had by all. Will definitely return.Review dated 05/05/2011

  • It was really enjoyable. The weather was great which of course helped but regardless of that we had everything that a child could want both at the house and nearby in the local vicinityReview dated 25/04/2011

  • We had a fantastic holiday and the kids loved it. There was plenty to keep the kids and us happy and occupied both at the property and nearby.Review dated 08/09/2010

  • Overall rating: Outstanding!!Review dated 26/07/2010

  • 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

  • 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

Good location and lovely swimming pools. Property smaller than it looks

Beautiful spot and a thoroughly relaxing week was had by all. Will definitely return.

It was really enjoyable. The weather was great which of course helped but regardless of that we had everything that a child could want both at the house and nearby in the local vicinity

We had a fantastic holiday and the kids loved it. There was plenty to keep the kids and us happy and occupied both at the property and nearby.

Overall rating: Outstanding!!

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!

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

23 Mar - 29 Mar 2019 : £895 /week30 Mar - 5 Apr 2019 : £1195 /week6 Apr - 12 Apr 2019 : £1295 /week13 Apr - 19 Apr 2019 : £1495 /week20 Apr - 26 Apr 2019 : £1595 /week27 Apr - 3 May 2019 : £950 /week4 May - 10 May 2019 : £950 /week11 May - 17 May 2019 : £950 /week18 May - 24 May 2019 : £950 /week25 May - 31 May 2019 : £1750 /week1 Jun - 7 Jun 2019 : £1350 /week8 Jun - 14 Jun 2019 : £1395 /week15 Jun - 21 Jun 2019 : £1495 /week22 Jun - 28 Jun 2019 : £1495 /week29 Jun - 5 Jul 2019 : £1525 /week6 Jul - 12 Jul 2019 : £2150 /week13 Jul - 19 Jul 2019 : £2150 /week20 Jul - 26 Jul 2019 : £2250 /week27 Jul - 2 Aug 2019 : £2250 /week3 Aug - 9 Aug 2019 : £2250 /week10 Aug - 16 Aug 2019 : £2250 /week17 Aug - 23 Aug 2019 : £2250 /week24 Aug - 30 Aug 2019 : £2250 /week31 Aug - 6 Sep 2019 : £2250 /week7 Sep - 13 Sep 2019 : £1450 /week14 Sep - 20 Sep 2019 : £1250 /week21 Sep - 27 Sep 2019 : £1250 /week28 Sep - 4 Oct 2019 : £1075 /week5 Oct - 11 Oct 2019 : £1075 /week12 Oct - 18 Oct 2019 : £1075 /week19 Oct - 25 Oct 2019 : £1195 /week26 Oct - 1 Nov 2019 : £1425 /week2 Nov - 8 Nov 2019 : £945 /week9 Nov - 15 Nov 2019 : £795 /week16 Nov - 22 Nov 2019 : £795 /week23 Nov - 29 Nov 2019 : £795 /week30 Nov - 6 Dec 2019 : £795 /week7 Dec - 13 Dec 2019 : £795 /week14 Dec - 20 Dec 2019 : £795 /week21 Dec - 27 Dec 2019 : £1695 /week28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 : £1695 /week23 Mar - 29 Mar 2019 : €1044.877 /week30 Mar - 5 Apr 2019 : €1395.115 /week6 Apr - 12 Apr 2019 : €1511.861 /week13 Apr - 19 Apr 2019 : €1745.353 /week20 Apr - 26 Apr 2019 : €1862.099 /week27 Apr - 3 May 2019 : €1109.087 /week4 May - 10 May 2019 : €1109.087 /week11 May - 17 May 2019 : €1109.087 /week18 May - 24 May 2019 : €1109.087 /week25 May - 31 May 2019 : €2043.055 /week1 Jun - 7 Jun 2019 : €1576.071 /week8 Jun - 14 Jun 2019 : €1628.607 /week15 Jun - 21 Jun 2019 : €1745.353 /week22 Jun - 28 Jun 2019 : €1745.353 /week29 Jun - 5 Jul 2019 : €1780.376 /week6 Jul - 12 Jul 2019 : €2510.039 /week13 Jul - 19 Jul 2019 : €2510.039 /week20 Jul - 26 Jul 2019 : €2626.785 /week27 Jul - 2 Aug 2019 : €2626.785 /week3 Aug - 9 Aug 2019 : €2626.785 /week10 Aug - 16 Aug 2019 : €2626.785 /week17 Aug - 23 Aug 2019 : €2626.785 /week24 Aug - 30 Aug 2019 : €2626.785 /week31 Aug - 6 Sep 2019 : €2626.785 /week7 Sep - 13 Sep 2019 : €1692.817 /week14 Sep - 20 Sep 2019 : €1459.325 /week21 Sep - 27 Sep 2019 : €1459.325 /week28 Sep - 4 Oct 2019 : €1255.019 /week5 Oct - 11 Oct 2019 : €1255.019 /week12 Oct - 18 Oct 2019 : €1255.019 /week19 Oct - 25 Oct 2019 : €1395.115 /week26 Oct - 1 Nov 2019 : €1663.63 /week2 Nov - 8 Nov 2019 : €1103.25 /week9 Nov - 15 Nov 2019 : €928.1307 /week16 Nov - 22 Nov 2019 : €928.1307 /week23 Nov - 29 Nov 2019 : €928.1307 /week30 Nov - 6 Dec 2019 : €928.1307 /week7 Dec - 13 Dec 2019 : €928.1307 /week14 Dec - 20 Dec 2019 : €928.1307 /week21 Dec - 27 Dec 2019 : €1978.845 /week28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 : €1978.845 /week

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