This was our 3rd visit to Gitcombe estate and our first in 'The Retreat'. Simply fantastic and didn't disappoint. The site keeps being superbly maintained and improved all the time. Simply stunning accommodation and views. We'll be back for a 4th visit!!!
Gitcombe is set in a beautiful location and is perfect for families. The wide variety of on site activities is great for kids (though probably ideal for kids of 4/5 upwards). The accommodation is excellent, with great provision of amenities - better than most self catering accommodation we have come across. The cottage was also spotlessly clean. The downstairs accommodation in Maristow is a little cramped, but this is a reasonable compromise for having multiple bedrooms and plenty of space in the main living accommodation and didn't impact on our enjoyment. It is also a great base for explorin...more
This was our first visit to Gitcombe so all my expectations were based on the website, and honestly it far exceeded my expectations. Not to say that the website isn't great, you just need to visit in person to understand the beauty of the place. The Garden House, where we stayed, was beautiful, had everything we could need (including for 2 very young children), and was clean and comfortable. The facilities are wonderful for children, our daughters swam every day, played on the swings (too young for the climbing frame at the moment), and if there was ever a spare half hour would want to run up ...more
The house was large and well equipped. The facilities were excellent and catered well for families. My only beef is the early checkout.
Beautiful accomadation . Bedrooms a bit small so hence the loss of 1 point overall. Would I go back ? Yes I would !!!!
This was our second visit to Gitcombe and it was wonderful to be back! We relaxed very quickly with the help of the peaceful, beautiful grounds, the pools and especially the hot tub overlooking the most glorious views. Thank you again for such a wonderful stay, we’ll see you next year.
A lovely place to stay in a great location with lovely maintained grounds and facilities. The barn was perfect for us three just the right size although the spiral stairs were a bit of a challenge for my elderly mum. An upstairs cloakroom is needed here. The pool was lovely and warm and the hottest jacuzzi I’ve ever been in.
Our family of 4 (kids aged 5 & 8) enjoyed an idyllic long weekend at Gitcombe and have already recommended it to many friends and family. The estate is beautifully maintained, stylish and luxurious. The kids would have spent the whole times flitting between the indoor pool, hot tub, outdoor pool and play area if we'd let them but we did manage to lure them away a few times and enjoyed a fun-filled day at Woodlands Adventure Park (only 8mins away in the car) and a fabulous fresh seafood lunch overlooking the boats at the Anchorstone Cafe in super pretty Dittisham - An absolute MUST on a sunny ...more