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Gitcombe House is huge, with space for 13 people to sleep in six bedrooms and a layout that suits large and extended families who enjoy 5* Gold standard accommodation. Guests love the elegant Georgian symmetry of this Grade II Listed manor farmhouse which has pride of place on the exclusive Gitcombe Estate in Cornworthy near Totnes. Eight self-catering holiday homes share 14 acres of private grounds and amenities, including indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, play areas, a tennis/basketball court, games room, and a steam room and sauna. The magnificent Dart Estuary is on the doorstep, and the beautiful beaches of South Devon are within easy reach.
Cornworthy is south of Dartmoor National Park, surrounded by the South Devon Area of Natural Beauty with ancient green lanes linking you to the gorgeous South Hams countryside. The welcoming village pub, the Hunter's Arms, is just over a mile from the Gitcombe Estate and a wonderful destination if you feel like a gentle walk. Totnes is the closest town. As well as a great choice of shops and places to eat and drink, Totnes has a regular farmers' market on the third Sunday of the month where you can shop for local food and drink from the people who produce it. Dartmouth is an excellent alternative to Totnes for shopping and dining out. It's seven miles or around a 15-minute drive from Gitcombe House and has a farmers market on the second Saturday of the month. It doesn't matter if you're not around for these markets as you're staying within half an hour's drive of no fewer than six farm shops, two vineyards, and seven breweries. Why wouldn't you opt for a self-catering holiday here, with so much delicious food and drink to enjoy?
Blackpool Sands is around a 15-minute from the house. Widely regarded as one of the best beaches in Devon for its sandy beach, pine trees and clean water, the Blue Flag beach is a favourite with families for its sheltered conditions and amenities that include sandpits, watersport equipment hire, a cafe, and seasonal lifeguards. Other local beaches are Strete Gate, Broadsands, Slapton Sands, and secluded coves like Mattiscombe Beach. There's plenty to do away from the coast with local attractions such as Woodlands Family Theme Park, Paignton Zoo, and the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat to keep you occupied. The English Riviera is half an hour's drive, or you can go wild on Dartmoor.
Gitcombe House is completely private and self-contained, with beautiful gardens and lots of space for families and friends. Holiday bookings are available all year round.
Gitcombe House is a Grade-II Listed Georgian property with beautiful period features and furnishings that suit the age of the house while being practical and comfortable for 21st Century lifestyles.
Outside: Gitcombe House has enclosed private gardens to the front and rear with lawns, a seating area and a barbecue. There is parking for 2-3 cars next to the cottage. Onsite amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor and outdoor play areas, and 14 acres of grounds for walks and picnics.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen (not cot bedding) and bath towels are included. Guests to bring beach towels and cot bedding if required. Pets and smoking are not permitted.
This property is managed by an agency that may apply an additional booking fee to the prices quoted.
Star Rating: 5 Star Gold
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