We've just returned from a wonderful week staying at The Coach House at Gitcombe. On arrival the cottage was spotlessly clean and everything was in good working order. The cottage has a private driveway and patio which the babies (twin 16 month old boys) just loved. Cows could be seen in the field opposite and the sheep were in a field just off to the right so they were very happy. The facilities at Gitcombe are perfect for a young family planning a UK holiday. The indoor pool and soft play meant that even when the weather was drizzly and a bit miserable the children were still well entertained. The wooden playground was a little too big for them but looked great. Its the perfect location for lots of great days out; Pennywell farm, Batham Beach, riverford kitchen and lovely walks.
The only slightly negative thing I can say is about the water system - it is loud. As a previous reviewer has also said, we just implemented a no flush rule after the kids had gone to sleep. This really is a small point though and I wouldn't be put off by it.
This is definitely a baby friendly bolthole. The only improvements I could suggest are things that I have seen in other family friendly cottages - more toys and books in the actual cottage would be great. A few personal/thoughtful touches such as shower robes, cotton wool, welcome hamper etc. It would also be really helpful to have some staples in the kitchen - things like Olive Oil, coffee, tea etc. It doesn't need to be extravagant but I think it would really make this wonderful venue amazing.
All that said, they are just suggestions and even without them we'd still happily return and hope to do so
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A great, weatherproof, English holiday, in the country by the sea! Exclusive, luxury, self-catering holiday cottages and leisure spa, with heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor and outdoor play areas, hot tub, sauna and steam rooms, tennis court and cosy log fires. A haven of boutique, luxury accommodation and tranquility in a traditional English country setting. Eight, stylish, self catering holiday cottages Enough guests to make friends and still enjoy peace and privacy. Clustered in a private, West Country Devon valley, midway between Dartmouth and Totnes, close to Salcombe. Baby, child and family friendly cottages. Perfect too for couples seeking that special away-from-it-all boutique bolthole. Chic Devon holiday cottages with sleek kitchens, elegant soft furnishings, luxury bathrooms, log fires, private patios, warm and comfortable in all seasons. English pared down styling , with a contemporary, scandi touch. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gitcombe House Country Cottages Hotel Totnes
- Gitcombe House Country Cottages Totnes, Devon