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!
Garden House Description - An elegant, reverse level converted barn perfect for larger families and groups, with Scandi-chic designer interiors and the most exclusive hideaway on the Gitcombe estate. Entrance porch/boot room leads to huge, light, airy open plan living area, with vaulted ceilings, and comfy sofas and armchairs, plus log burner and masses of space to spread out- for quiet nights in there is a TV, freeview, cd player and DVD player. The dining area has a long refectory style dining table and benches. Sleek galley style kitchen, well equipped for larger groups, with granite work tops, stainless steel American style fridge/freezer, Miele dishwater, Miele washer-drier, microwave and Fisher Paykel oven and hob. Stairs down to sleeping accommodation with 4 bedrooms one double with king sized bed and a standard double both with ensuite, a small twin (2x 2'6" beds) and a children's room with L shaped cabin beds suitable for children upto 12. There is a further family bathroom which like the ensuites has a limestone floor. The french doors lead to a large, private terrace with wooden dining table and chairs and bear chair loungers, secluded sun bathing deck, private path to the indoor pool suite and fabulous views over Gitcombe and the countryside. Charcoal BBQ. Help yourself log and kindling store.
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.