South Coombe Country Cottages

South Coombe Country Cottages Amenities

South Coombe Country Cottages Amenities

Whatever the season, South Coombe Country Cottages, with an indoor pool and games room, make a fab choice for a family holiday or group gathering down in the Devon countryside. The traditional thatched ‘cob’ farmhouse dates back to the 1600’s and the owners have made one family suite for B&B as well as converting the outbuildings into 5 contemporary cottages for families of 3 to 10, plus babies.

South Coombe is set on the south side of a wooded valley, with 15 acres of outdoor space to fill up on fresh country air. Dogs are welcome in all but Orchard Cottage but owners should be aware of the free ranging chickens and Jemima Puddleducks waddling up from the duck ponds. A play area has a climbing frame, slide and swings or children can burn off energy playing ball games on the lawns, then flop down for a picnic in the old cider orchard. All the cottages also have their own garden or lawned area where little ones can safely play under the watchful eyes of parents as they relax and admire the views or sizzle up something for supper on the BBQ (not supplied but owners welcome to bring).

Sunny or not, the indoor pool is a highlight at South Coombe, with its vaulted, oak-beamed ceiling, loads of light pouring through big windows and French doors onto a sheltered, south-facing terrace. The 10x5m pool is a constant depth of 1.2 metres and kept comfortably warm, even for babies and toddlers to take the plunge with parents. For the under five’s there is a tumble room packed full of fun activities overlooking the pool and the most frazzled grown-ups can unwind in the heat of a Finnish sauna. Adjacent to the pool, a games room makes a great hangout for teenagers and fun family tournaments of table tennis, table football and pool.

From the beautiful conversion of the hayloft and stables, to a Scandinavian-style transformation of the original cart house, each of the five cottages has its own character but all share the same high standards of cosy, contemporary interiors. All of the cottages have open plan living spaces, designer kitchens and luxury bathrooms, as well as original features including timber beams, barn doors and log burners in Tilly’s, Drakes and Saffi’s Cottages. All of the cottages also have great views over South Coombe to the lush and leafy countryside beyond. A Devon Cream Tea on arrival makes a sweet start to any stay and the owners can also supply eggs from their free range hens, organic bread and fresh French pastries, warm and delicious from their AGA.

Accommodation overview

South Coombe comprises 2-bedroom Jonquil Cottage (3+baby), 2-bedroom Drake’s Cottage (4+baby) and 3-bedroom Saffi’s Cottage (5+baby), Tilly’s Cottage (6+baby) and Orchard Cottage (6+baby). Drakes Cottage and Tilly’s Cottage are connected by an internal hallway and can be booked as one (Tike’s Cottage) for 10+babies. A family suite (3+baby) is also available in the farmhouse for B&B.

Jonquil Cottage was originally a hayloft before being transformed into a cosy and romantic bolthole that’s perfect for a couple with a baby and/or toddler. The ground floor is an open plan living space, with a sofa, TV and DVD player, 4-seater dining table and well equipped fitted kitchen. Families can also spill outside to a garden area. On the first floor, Jonquil has two pretty bedrooms tucked under the eaves – one double which leads through to a single room with space for a cot. The bathroom/wc is also on the first floor. Free Wi Fi is available and 1 dog is permitted. Besides being a cottage for self-catering, Jonquil is available on a B&B basis, with continental or cooked breakfast served in the farmhouse.

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South Coombe Country Cottages - Jonquil Cottage

  • £420.00 - £990.00 per week
  • Sleeps 3 in 2 Bedrooms

South Coombe Country Cottages - Drake's Cottage

  • £575.00 - £1740.00 per week
  • Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

South Coombe Country Cottages - Saffi's Cottage

  • £715.00 - £1990.00 per week
  • Sleeps 5 in 3 Bedrooms

South Coombe Country Cottages - Orchard Cottage

  • £720.00 - £2390.00 per week
  • Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms

South Coombe Country Cottages - Tilly's Cottage

  • £685.00 - £1970.00 per week
  • Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms
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The Owner / Manager

Simon Clarke

Member since May 2012
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  • Can't recommend this location highly enough. Jonquil and Chris treated us all like family for the duration of our stay. Our eldest daughter (2.5 yrs old) was treated to the delights of feeding ducks and chickens every day with plenty of running around space to explore. The play area and onsite swimming pool was thoroughly utilised during our stay. The hosts went above and beyond and very kindly included a whole array of baby equipment when they realised we had an infant with us. Would love to return with family and friends in the future.Review dated 24/04/2017

Fast Facts

One double and one single room (access to single room is through double room) + cot

Airport under 2 hours drive

Exeter airport is 40 mins drive away and Bristol airport is 1hr 20 mins away.

Amenities within Walking Distance

Mini market and pub are a mile away.

Any Pool

Indoor heated pool with keypad security entry, 1.2 metres depth throughout, entry steps to pool, electronic safety cover when not in use.

Indoor Play Area

Tumble room for under 5's


Babysitting can be provided.

Nursery Gear (additional)

This child friendly cottage has travel cots, highchairs, baby baths, baby bouncer, steriliser, potty, stair gates, plastic crockery and cutlery.

Indoor Toys

This child friendly cottage has kids books and a selection of toys.

Games Room

Table tennis, pool and football table room.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Internet shopping can be arranged along with bread and pastries delivery.

Outdoor Toys

This child friendly cottage has a play area with swing, climbing frame and slide.

Visiting Spa Therapist

Spa therapist can be arranged.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates can be provided

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Large enclosed grounds with play area and pond which is fenced.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi is provided.

Pet Friendly

Dogs are accepted

Friendly Animals

Resident hens and ducks.


Golf course 25 minutes drive away.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots and highchairs can be provided.