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Garden House

Garden House

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 5 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.2
Condition
4.2
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0


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!

Accommodation Overview:

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.

Family holiday

Review submitted on Sun, 02 Jun 2019
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The place was absolutely stunning and the location second to none - the owners were lovely and the overall condition of the place was amazing. The only problem was that it was an upside down house with the bedrooms below the living area and the noise from people walking around above was really bad meaning when one person was awake everybody was awake

Matthew from Bristol stayed at Garden House for 7 nights in May 2019


Excellent location and facilities for all ages in Devon

Review submitted on Sun, 04 Nov 2018
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The garden house provided an ideal layout.Little extras such as bath mats,mirrors in bedrooms and extra wall sockets are required.

Philip from Whittlebury stayed at Garden House for 7 nights in October 2018


Lovely location, great accommodation and facilities, nice people

Review submitted on Mon, 22 Oct 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
We stayed for a week in the Garden House - 6 adults and 2 infants. The whole site was ideal, a lot of thought had gone into making this great for family holidays with young children well-provided for.

The accommodation was clean and comfortable; the kitchen area had everything we needed, fitted with a full cooker and oven, microwave, washing machine with inbuilt tumble drier, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There was an abundance of crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils.

Heating was good throughout, and a log fire was ready-laid, and more logs were available. 2 double bedrooms had ensuite showers, and there was a separate bathroom to support the other 2 bedrooms.

Young children were supported - stair gate fitted, cots available, baby bath provided, fireguards supplied for the log fire. The cottage had a private external seating area and parking.

The pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room were great, and the soft play area was much used by our 2 infants.

The property is about 20 minutes from Totnes and 15 minutes from Dartmouth along small lanes, and is set about a quarter of a mile back from the road - so it's quiet and has good country views.

We also had a sneak peek at the New House, which should be ready by the end of the year. This takes the level of luxury up yet another notch, with superb views from its balcony on 2 sides of the property, large expanses of glass to maximise the views, its own private hot tub, large bedrooms with super bathrooms.

We will definitely want to return.


John from Dursley stayed at Garden House for 7 nights in October 2018


An excellent experience

Review submitted on Sun, 12 Aug 2018
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was our third visit to Gitcombe and if possible it was better than the previous two! Ideal holiday situation for older children where they had the use of a tennis court and indoor pool. The children in our family really enjoyed these facilities and a God-send when the weather was not good enough for a trip to the beach. The Garden House is ideally located within the grounds providing good access to the indoor pool and a view over the tennis court. Close enough to keep an eye on the children but far enough away not to be disturbed by noise. The only criticism we would have of the accommodation is that all the sofas in the sitting area are extremely uncomfortable and have seen their best days.

Anthony from Brentwood stayed at Garden House for 7 nights in August 2018


Garden House

Review submitted on Mon, 06 Aug 2018
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Living room at Garden House great for communal use of our family of 14 (sleeping in 3 cottages). Good vairety of occupations for our young, aged 1 to 14.

Richard from Fairford stayed at Garden House for 7 nights in July 2018