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South Coombe Country Cottages

South Coombe Farm, Witheridge, Tiverton EX16 8QL England
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Self Catering Cottages and Shepherds Hut with baby friendly heated indoor pool, sauna, games room and baby and toddler play area. Under 5's and over 5's outdoor play areas. We have cottages that allow pets and also a 5 star pet free cottage. Something for everyone!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Breakfast available
Badminton
Game room
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Outdoor dining area
Billiards
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Seating area
Sofa
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
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South Coombe Farm, Witheridge, Tiverton EX16 8QL England
South Coombe Country Cottages
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Sandra P wrote a review Oct 2023
19 contributions14 helpful votes
Beautiful cottages inside & out everything you could possibly need in them we stayed the weekend for a 60th birthday so rented all 5 cottages well equipped for all ages the pool was brilliant for all the children field for all 6 dogs! The bed was so comfortable in Drakes cottages where we stayed the cottages are of very high standard with all fixtures & fittings. Love the touch of pastries & cakes tea & coffee on arrival. We will definitely return soon didn't want to leave especially the hot tubs in two of the cottages .
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Free parking can take dogs good wifi! Clean comfortable very child friendly.
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AAHerts wrote a review Aug 2023
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Three generations of our family had the most lovely time here. I was unsure about the allocated two hour pool time and thought it might be a bit restrictive but it was fantastic to have the pool to ourselves. The games room and sports field were perfect for the teens and the little shop was handy for ice lollies. Wednesday evening pizza in the village square and the village pub - around 20 mins walk away - were highlights for the grown ups. It’s around a hour to the coast but we really didn’t want to leave for long! Simon and Clare were so patient with a few different requests our party had and nothing was too much trouble, and the cupcakes when we arrived were the loveliest thoughtful touch. If you want a wholesome family retreat where you can reconnect with each other, sleep like logs and have a touch of luxury at the same time, I can’t think of anywhere better.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 29 Aug 2023
Thank you for your kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us (and the cakes) it’s nice to see our efforts make great family memories. Clare and I look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon :-)
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Rachel A wrote a review Dec 2022
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom11 contributions2 helpful votes
Had a perfect break over Christmas with family and friends….. beautiful cottage with so many amenities to keep humans and dogs well entertained! Arrived to find a well presented cottage which had been tastefully decorated for Christmas with thoughtful gifts left for us and the dogs! Great little games room with a pool table, foosball and table tennis to keep both kids and adults entertained, with scheduled pool time so that you can swim with your own party. The garden is enclosed making it perfect for the dogs and the hot tub has great views, including of the neighbouring el pacos! Fabulous cottage which the owners have thought of so many little details, would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: We stayed over Christmas and so brought lots of cooking utensils, pans etc but it really wasn’t...
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Tim-the-ref wrote a review Dec 2022
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom159 contributions100 helpful votes
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An awesome Xmas stay! Two families, two dogs. This place has everything. The cottages are well stocked with good kitchens, nice bathrooms, comfy beds etc etc… wifi works well enough to stream movies. A log fire made for an idyllic Xmas setting. Stunning views, a large hot tub and plenty of space for the dogs who were very welcome. A games room and pool helped to keep everyone entertained. There’s liads here for smaller children too, with a play room and outside play area… These guys have thought of everything and we would definitely return, maybe in the summer!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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I S-O wrote a review Sept 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom127 contributions73 helpful votes
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This is a lovely 2 bedroom nicely decorated cottage with all the amenities that you may require for our weeks stay. It is in a peaceful, rural and romantic surroundings overlooking fields and farm land. The owners/hosts were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. It is child and dog friendly with indoor and outdoor play area, snooker room, there are Guinea pigs, chickens on site with potential to see the alpacas. There is a lovely private swimming pool and sauna on site, which each cottage has allocated time slots at various times of the day in order to stay covid safe from other guests staying in other nearby cottages located on site. Some of larger cottages on site have a hot tub and although jonquil cottage doesn’t have one it didn’t make our stay any less enjoyable. There is a free car park on site with ample spaces for each cottage, which is located about a minute or two walk to your cottage. You can park right outside Jonquil cottage to load and unload your luggage at the time of check in/out. You may need to duck slightly under one set of beams in the middle of the main bedroom especially if you are over 5ft 6” tall, but it’s not a major issue. The owners/hosts are very welcoming/friendly. Highly recommend Mitre Inn pub, which is about 5 minute drive (under 2 miles away) which has a lovely ambience, friendly staff and does very good home made food. 30 minutes drive away we can highly recommend Spelt restaurant in Bampton which also does very good home made food. Although the cottage is in a rural peaceful location you are not far from A30, Tiverton is about 20 minute drive, Ilfracombe, Exmouth, Lynton and Lynmouth are all approximately 1 hour drive away, however you are fairly close to other seaside towns, national parks, castles and attractions. We had a lovely stay and would highly recommend - we hope to be back soon.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 17 Sept 2022
Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back soon :-)
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Rebecca wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
Me and my husband stayed in the Shephard’s Hut and could not have had a more special two days. The Hut is in its own patch of land, completely private and secluded with the most spectacular views. A hot tub, deck chairs, long walks and a Michelin Star restaurant just a short drive away. Freshly baked pastries in the morning and the local pub (which also did great food) is just a ten minute walk away. I could recommend this place more for any couple looking to escape for a couple of nights of pure tranquility
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Aug 2022
Thank you Rebecca for your review, I’m delighted that you had such a special stay in our shepherds hut
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Shaun A wrote a review Apr 2022
7 contributions2 helpful votes
5 adults, 1 baby and 1 Labrador stayed in Tikes Cottage (Tillys and Drakes) for 5 nights. Both cottages were extremely well equipped and clean. The Tikes setup between the two cottages for a larger family was brilliant, there was a common hallway between the two cottages allowing free flow of undisturbed movement between the two, whilst maintaining a degree of separation. The hallway only services Tillys and Drakes. The free roaming ducks, alpacas, ginea pigs and chickens gave the farm a sense of life. We purchased fresh eggs when they were available. Marie, was present throughout our stay, and was easily contactable by phone (text or call), any message was returned in a swift fashion and nothing was two much too much too ask. Sauna and swimming pool was perfect, with 40minutes notice the sauna was turned on and heated up. The Swimming pool was both clean, warm and a respectable size. A nice environment to relax after a busy day. Each cottage has a 2 hour slot, which appears to be a hangover from the pandemic. Play Room was full of toys and games (much more than the website images show) for a variety of ages, a lovely touch to keep the little one entertained. We didn't use the games room, but from a peak it was well equipped. Outdoor jungle gyms x 2 were onside for use, along with a football goal. The dog, well he loved roaming in the secure paddock and whilst the sheep weren't onside there was plenty of fields to play in along with a flowing stream at the bottom of the alpaca field where he dipped his toes.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 7 Aug 2022
Thank you for your review, I’m pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us
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SoniaH91 wrote a review Apr 2022
Schouweiler, Luxembourg2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a really lovely stay in the Merino Hut. Enjoyed the company of alpacas, guinea pigs, cat, chickens... Shame the sheep weren't here when we visited! The hut was super clean and cosy, and we really enjoyed the hot tub!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 2 Apr 2022
Thank you Sonia for your review, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay in our shepherds hut :-)
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Kat Proud wrote a review Feb 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom128 contributions64 helpful votes
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We really enjoyed our mini-break in Orchard Cottage. The cottage was well-apointed with comfortable and functional furniture and high spec appliances (which aren't straightforward so please ask for help). Having an on-site pool for the kids is wonderful. We had a little walk to see he ducks, etc., and this would be even nicer in better weather. The upside down arrangment of the house didn't work for us as the teens wanted to stay up late and with the bedrooms downstairs this resulted in a lot of noise. The doors also have very traditional latches. These are absolutely in keeping with the style of the cottage but with teens wanting their privacy the constant clacking around of the hinges drove me crazy. They're very very noisy. I think this cottage would be more suited to a group of adults or a family with smaller children where the doors wouldn't be opening and closing all the time. The deck and hot tub were great but I am sure are even better in the nicer months. In summary this was a really lovely cottage and would be excellent for letting kids play in the enclosed garden. Generally clean overall but lamps in bedroom were caked in dust and there was an oddly placed cupboard in the wet room.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Simon Clarke, General Manager at South Coombe Country Cottages
Responded 20 Feb 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review us. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay overall. We will look into these points. Our other four cottages are a traditional layout with upstairs bedrooms, so hopefully we can welcome you back soon to also try a different cottage.
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Toby W wrote a review Sept 2021
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom4 contributions
How where your hosts - 1. How clean was Saffi’s – 3. How where the facilities in Saffi’s – 4. How did you sleep in Saffi’s - 5. Value for money – 3.5. Overall rating 3 stars. Unfortunately our holiday at South Coombe Farm – Saffi’s cottage did not start well. 2 days prior to our holiday the owner’s called us to cancel our holiday due to personal reasons. We did come to an agreement with the owners & they agreed we could stay in Staffi’s. This situation put us on edge from the outset. We was unsure what to expect upon arrival. We travelled from Kent & as we were unsure if we was going to be allowed to stay at South Coombe we left at 4am giving us enough time to travel back to Kent if we needed to. We arrived & the owner confirmed we could stay. The surrounding area is great, very nice for walks & relaxing, you will need to travel as the location is at least 20 miles from anywhere apart from the local Village Witheridge. South Coombe Farm. As a whole the farm is great, good play areas & a few animals for the kids to interact with. Swimming Pool. Allocated times for the swimming pool is great, only your family is allowed in at your times so very private. The pool generally is in good condition but unfortunately not as clean as it could be. The pool side areas where not cleaned in the week we stayed. Staffi’s Cottage. The cottage was not up to standard. It was not cleaned as to the standard we expected nor as described given the pandemic. The TV remote & microwave did not work properly. Animal hair still on the floors, human hair in the shower & bedrooms & there was dog mess in the garden. We did bring some of these matters to the owner’s attention, hair & microwave & TV & they did remove the hair in the shower but did not fix the TV or microwave. We didn’t mention the dog mess or hair in the bedroom we cleaned it ourselves as we felt awkward about the owners personal situation. Other guests mentioned in the guest book they were give Croissants & pastries each day but we did not experience this. We found the garden was not as private as we would have wanted, there were 2 gates in our garden that allowed guests & walkers access. We had a private hot tub in our garden that was fully functional but not clean, the owner stated it was emptied refilled for each guest, I am afraid this was not the case, we also came back one day to find the cover had been removed, we was concerned the tub was used by other guests. Hosts. We were made aware the owners had some personal issues. Unfortunately this did affect our stay, it is not fair for us to go in to detail but there was no hospitality. Overall Staffi’s Cottage at South Coombe Farm has potential, other guests said they had a great time. It is such a shame but we can only conclude the owners had definitely taken their eye off the ball for the week we stayed. The owners have advised us they have now have a manager running the business so hopefully you won’t experience what we did.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 11 Nov 2021
I’m sorry that your experience fell short of what you had expected on this occasion. If I wasn’t away most of the time of your stay, dealing with my wife’s hospital care then I would have been able to be a better host. This is why I called you in advance to explain the unfortunate situation and offer you a full refund. Again I apologise for your break falling short of expectations but can assure you that this isn’t representative of south Coombe in a normal situation, should you or friends or family wish to give us another chance.
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Frequently Asked Questions about South Coombe Country Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to South Coombe Country Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Chevithorne Barton Gardens (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at South Coombe Country Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at South Coombe Country Cottages?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at South Coombe Country Cottages?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at South Coombe Country Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to South Coombe Country Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mount Pleasant Inn, La Petite Bouchée, and The Mitre Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at South Coombe Country Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is South Coombe Country Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Witheridge.
Are any cleaning services offered at South Coombe Country Cottages?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at South Coombe Country Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to South Coombe Country Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Knightshayes Court (8.9 miles), Tiverton Castle (8.6 miles), and Libbet's Well (5.3 miles).