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Gitcombe House Country Cottages
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing! Surpassed all expectations.”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

My wife and two children loved Gitcombe House from the moment we arrived we stayed in Meavy which instantly felt like a home away from home. Great facilities for all the family, very friendly and welcoming owners, we felt more like we were staying with friends than hiring a cottage. Loved it, will definitely go back.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

This is a great place to go for couples and families. It is under new, enthusiastic and very welcoming ownership. We stayed in the Coach House which has such a homely feel to it you would think you had purchased your own second home.
March was great value. The price goes up in peak season but I do think you get what you pay for.

I love cooking and it was good to have an AGA and fitted kitchen with Miele appliances to rely on.
The pool and hot tub area has been completely re-decked and the play area in the garden has been similarly been improved.
This is a perfect location for families and couples. The enthusiasm of Peter and Joanne who have taken ownership of the site is infectious and really adds to the relaxed feel of the place.

If you have a young family then we all know holidays can be anything but relaxing at times.
This was of the most relaxing weeks I have had in a long time.

For an amazing and different dining experience - book a lunch at the Riverford Farm kitchens - see my review.

For a superb waterfront pub and one of the nicest beers in the south west - The Ferryboat Inn at Dittisham is well worth a visit. The Otter Brewery FBI best bitter is a beer drinkers delight.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We have been to Gitcombe twice now, both for a week each time. The place is self contained, safe and is great for a half term break. Kids will love the indoor pool and the cottages themselves are fantastic. There is something quite special about sitting in the outside hot tub overlooking the valley whilst your kids are enjoying their swim only 30 metres away inside. The tennis court is great for everyone who think they want to be the next Andy Murray. There are so many recommendations within the cottages for great pubs, great walks and great restaurants. Ok, the place isn't cheap but if you want to treat yourself and your kids to a holiday that actually "will be a holiday" for all, then this is the place.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We could not recommend gitcombe more highly. We have an energetic 3 year old son and the facilities were wonderful! The indoor swimming pool and soft play were very handy on rainy days. The cottages are beautiful and immaculately kept. A chic and 'grown up' holiday destination that's ideal for children. The owners Joanne and Peter are wonderful! Very welcoming and helpful. We will definitely be back, and are delighted to find such a gem!!

  • Stayed January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

We visited Gitcombe with our two children aged 1 and 3, and - despite it being November and so cold out - we all loved it. As mentioned elsewhere the facilities are brilliant - we could pretty much drop the kids off in the soft play area and read a book - and the 3 year old loved the indoor pool. We also did a number of gentle day trips, and although the lanes to get there are quite rural it is close to lots of places which are worth visiting.

Peter and Joanne had recently taken over Gitcombe when we got there, and they were really helpful. It was obvious how much they love the place, and that enthusiasm really does rub off - we'll go again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank nmg20
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We have recently returned from our stay at Gitcombe in early November along with our 14 month old daughter. What a find. The accommodation was superb and the facilities brilliant - our daughter loved the heated indoor pool and play area. You will also find that Gitcombe is brilliantly located for a variety of day trips that the surrounding area has to offer on its doorstep (Dartmouth, Blackpool Sands, Dittisham, Riverford etc...)
The real plus for us was meeting the new owners, Peter and Joanne, who are a delight. They have embraced this new venture with a combination of enthusiasm and real expertise. We've already booked our return.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Gitcombe is a beautiful valley with wonderful walks and grounds, hung out in the pool and hot tub when it was raining and explored the countryside when it was fine.
The owners get the balance right of being available and friendly but not too in your face. They threw a wonderful Halloween party for us all and we felt very welcome. The cottages are well equipt and comfortable with nice decor. Our two boys aged 2and 5 really enjoyed their stay and so did we.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Gitcombe House Country Cottages

Property: Gitcombe House Country Cottages
Address: Cornworthy, Totnes TQ9 7HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Totnes
Amenities:
Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Totnes
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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