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7 Nights  

  • £4577  to  £7712

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  • £637 p/night
    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Swimming Pool

About Gitcombe Retreat

Gitcombe Retreat provides 5-Star Gold accommodation in a modern architect-designed building with sensational views over the South Hams countryside. It is one of eight superb holiday homes on the privately-owned Gitcome Estate just over a mile from the village of Cornworthy and within easy reach of Totnes, Dartmouth, and South Devon beaches like Blackpool Sands. The property sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, one suitable for guests who use a wheelchair, with space for two infants and lots of family-friendly touches. As well as private gardens and a terrace with a hot tub, guests at Gitcombe Retreat also have shared use of two heated swimming pools, an outdoor play area and indoor games room, and an all-weather tennis court with a basketball hoop.

Whether you've got the cousins together for a holiday with your extended family or catching up with friends, you'll find Gitcombe Retreat close to everything you need for a fantastic self-catering holiday in Devon. Cornworthy is a pretty village with ancient green lanes traversing the South Devon countryside and a friendly local pub, Hunter's Arms, with a seasonal food menu and a comprehensive choice of drinks. Work up an appetite walking along the South West Coast Path, exploring the Dart Estuary, or making the most of having Dartmoor National Park virtually on the doorstep. Blackpool Sands is the beach nearest to the Gitcombe Estate. With its Blue Flag Status, seasonal lifeguards and watersport equipment hire, cafe and sheltered water, it's a favourite with locals and holidaymakers. Other beaches nearby include Broadsands, Slapton Sands, Mattiscombe, and Strete Gate.

There's plenty to keep everyone happily occupied without leaving the Gitcombe Estate. However, with so many fantastic attractions within easy reach, it would be a shame not to get out and about. Woodlands Family Theme Park is only two miles away and a favourite with young families. National Trust Greenway, Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe Model Village, Berry Pomeroy Castle, and the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat are also popular with guests staying at Gitcombe Retreat.

Gitcombe Retreat is a short drive from Totnes and Dartmouth, putting you close to shops, cafes and restaurants so you can choose whether you want to self-cater or dine out. It's available for holiday bookings all year round, with short breaks possible outside of peak season.

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Owner details:

Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer) joined Independent Cottages in September 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Onsite
  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Gitcombe Retreat is an architect-designed property created to fit comfortably in the landscape with sensational views and accommodation over two levels. An award-winning designer has created all bathrooms, and the oak flooring has underfloor heating.

Ground Floor:

  • Access is via the upper floor with level access from the driveway through an enclosed porch where there is a practical and stylish limestone floor and space to leave muddy wellies and wet coats to dry.
  • Huge living room with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the panoramic views and glazed bi-fold doors that open onto the oak balcony. Put your feet up on the sofa and watch a film on the Smart TV with Amazon and Netflix channels. There's a Morso log burner for added cosy appeal in winter.
  • Flowing on from the living area is the spacious open plan kitchen/diner well-equipped for self-catering with efficient appliances and a good complement of equipment and utensils. The oak dining table seats ten guests with ease.
  • Double bedroom suite ideal for wheelchair users or guests with other mobility considerations who prefer to avoid stairs. It has a double bed and an accessible ensuite wet-room with a shower, WC and a handbasin.

Lower Ground Floor:

  • Spacious master bedroom suite with a superking bed, bedside tables with reading lights, ample storage, and an ensuite with a shower, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.
  • Large room with a superking-sized bed and storage. There is direct access to the patio, seating area and outdoor hot tub. There is an ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • A flexible configuration in the fourth and final bedroom allows for a double or two single beds - please let the owner know your requirements when booking. It is next to a bathroom with a shower, bath, WC and a handbasin.
  • Separate utility room with laundry and cleaning facilities.

Outside: The upper level of Gitcombe Retreat has a wrap-around oak balcony with an outdoor dining table that seats ten people. The garden has breathtaking views, a patio with seating, a barbecue, and a private hot tub. Guests also have shared use of Gitcombe Estate's 14 acres of grounds, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, children's playground, games room, and tennis court. There is parking for 2-3 cars.

Additional Information: Utilties, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Two cots are available for infants - please request these when booking. Guests to bring cot bedding and beach towels if required. Short breaks are possible outside of peak season. Pets and smoking are not permitted.

This property is managed by an agency that may apply an additional booking fee to the prices quoted.

Gitcombe Retreat Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (2 Superking, 1 Double, 1 Double/Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £4577
To £7712
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1271 377432 before paying by bank transfer.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer)
Member Since September 2021

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* Calendar last updated: 24th January 2022

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