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Gitcombe Retreat

Gitcombe Retreat

5.0
out of 5
Ratings from 6 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.8
Value
4.8
Customer
Service
5.0


The Retreat is a luxurious coach house, part of eight other stylish and luxurious character cottages within the exclusive Gitcombe Country Cottages Estate near Dartmouth. Recently listed in The Times' 50 Best Cottages for Summer feature, Gitcombe's cottages each boast tasteful Scandinavian Country-chic influenced interiors and luxurious touches granite topped kitchens plus a scenic and tranquil setting nestling in their own private valley in the heart of Devon's sought-after South Hams region.

As well as a stunningly scenic setting, a short drive from Dartmouth and Conde Nast Traveller award-wining Blackpool Sands, the cottages and coach house have access to a private health club with large indoor heated pool, Klafs sauna and steam rooms, plus a kids soft play area and sun deck with outdoor whirlpool offering truly beautiful inspiring views over the rolling hills, woodland and meadows of the valley setting. There's also an outdoor pool (open in summer), all-weather tennis courts and beautifully hand carved wooden play area.
All in all, Gitcombe is just as enchanting for kids as it is for adults - who could fail to have fun playing spot the moo cow across the valley whilst splashing about in the outdoor hot tub!

The Retreat is an architect designed contemporary coach house style with high beamed ceilings, flagstone flooring, luxurious bathrooms and a special wrap-around balcony accessed from the lounge overlooking the valley - ideal for wildlife-spotting over morning coffee or evening drinks. The spacious lounge offers plenty of space with a log burning fire, flat screen smart TV and Sonos sound system. A perfect space for family celebrations and crawlers and toddlers will love the open plan living, dining, where they can roam safely always in site of grown-ups.
The stylish kitchen area comes complete with granite worktop, dishwasher, washer/drier, fridge (with ice box), microwave, ceramic hob and oven, large kitchen island and dining area with seating for up to 10. There are 4 hotel standard bedrooms, three with en-suite shower rooms, one with a family bathroom just opposite and one with direct access to the private hot tub.
A private garden complete with dining area, barbecue, views across the valley plus space for up to 3 cars.

Short breaks of 3-4 nights are available between Sept-May annually, with shorter stays (min 3nts) and flexible arrival days accommodated Nov-Mid March. See prices tab for more details and use 'Ask the Owner a Question' under 'Owners' tab for special requests.

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.

A stylish, magical place to enjoy a relaxing break, with breathtaking views of the Devon countryside

Review submitted on Sun, 07 Apr 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Gitcombe Retreat is aptly named as a new, beautiful oak framed, property recently built high up amongst the complex of luxurious stone holiday cottages at Gitcombe House in Devon’s South Hams. The countryside views from the property are stunning.
The four bedroom barn has been tastefully furnished throughout with comfortable beds, stylish bath or shower rooms,and meticulous attention to detail to give a peaceful, luxurious place in which to relax. The large open plan Living area is filled with light from the full glazing on two sides leading out on to a wrap around terrace, and the magnificent high vaulted ceiling. It has a fully fitted well equiped Kitchen, and large relaxing Dining area as well as comfortable sofas and a log stove.
It has its own private hot tub, and additional use of the on site indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, large hot tub, and outdoor summer swimming pool area.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this magical place. It is a gem. There is much to enjoy in the area, for adults and children.
The local Riverford Organics deliver, as do Waitrose and Sainsbury’s stores.


Jan from Pangbourne stayed at Gitcombe Retreat for 5 nights in April 2019


Beautiful house; say no more.

Review submitted on Tue, 02 Apr 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Had the privilege of staying in the retreat house, which was the newly refurbished. Absolutely amazing decor to each room. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. And peter the owner was very helpful, and even enjoyed dinner with us.

Thankyou :)


Elly from stayed at Gitcombe Retreat for 1 nights in March 2019


Luxury accommodation in Idlyic location

Review submitted on Mon, 25 Mar 2019
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Gitcombe estate is a beautiful collection of luxury cottages, ranging in sizes to meet all requirements. I stayed in the new cottage which is totally gorgeous. large open living space is upstairs to allow people to see the glorious views over the countryside. There is also a large en-suite bedroom on the upper floor which caters for anyone with disabilities. All equipment in the cottage is of the highest quality and easy to use. Under floor heating throughout keeps the cottage warm. The bedrooms downstairs are large with plenty of space for clothes etc. The new cottage benefits from its own hot tub outside the bedrooms allowing guests easy access to use it. Across the way is the excellent spa facility with large indoor heated pool, outside hot tub and inside there is a sauna and steam room. Also in the building is a soft play room for young children and a table football game for older ones and adults. The estate is ideally located between Totnes and Dartmouth, both having supermarkets and many shops to supply your self catering experience.

Jeremy from stayed at Gitcombe Retreat for 3 nights in March 2019


A wonderful place to stay

Review submitted on Tue, 05 Mar 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The Retreat at Gitcombe is a beautifully designed house, with fantastic views across the neighbouring countryside and the lovely sense of a secluded get-away. It's been furnished and decorated to a very high standard too. We also loved all the other facilities, especially the tennis court, basketball and swimming pool. All-in-all a great place to stay. We'll be back!

Matthew from Llandaff stayed at Gitcombe Retreat for 3 nights in March 2019


What a beauty!

Review submitted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to stay in this beautiful new retreat - serious luxury where you'll want for nothing! Family friendly, sophisticated and relaxing. The very best of self-catering in South Devon.

Sharon from Hartley stayed at Gitcombe Retreat for 1 nights in February 2019


Perfect mini-break

Review submitted on Mon, 31 Dec 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The new Gitcombe Retreat is the most spectacular addition to this already wonderful place. Luxurious comfort in the heart of the countryside with all you need for a fabulous family time at your fingertips: green fields, far-reaching views, indoor pool, outdoor pool, hot tub with a view (not to mention the private hot tub with multi-coloured lights...), tennis court, basketball net, walks, pub within walking distance, Dartmouth just 15 minutes away, beaches within easy reach...I could go on. The new house is a triumph and the most blissful place to get away from it all. Thank you so much - we'll be back!

Charlotte from stayed at Gitcombe Retreat for 3 nights in December 2018