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Ashcombe - Badger Cottage

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Ashcombe, near Dawlish, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating
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Enjoy the hot tub and games room on offer at this this property - ideal for family gatherings and close to Exeter.

"Enjoy the ‘cream’ of Devon at one of the ten cottages on the Ashcombe Estate..."

Set in the heart of rolling Devon countryside, the privately owned Ashcombe country estate nestles in a quiet, beautiful valley filled with things to do and a short drive from the sandy beaches of Dawlish and Torquay. Enjoy walking around the estate’s hills and woodlands, swim in the heated indoor swimming pool, or relax in the sauna at Woodhouse Farm while children play in the indoor and outdoor playgrounds. Both The Cider Barn, a mile away and sleeping 16, and Nut Tree Farm, sleeping 28, have their own outdoor swimming pools for the summer.
The cottages are both comfortable and practical, with a wide range of Devon attractions right on the doorstep. All are maintained to very high standards with leather sofas, Wi-Fi, flatscreen digital TVs and very comfortable beds. Many retain original features, including oak beamed ceilings, and all have either Italian-tiled or wooden floors.
Sleeping from 4 to 28 people, and rated either 4 or 5 stars, the cottages can accommodate almost any party size, and an in-house chef (arranged direct with the owner) can be booked to take care of the catering.
The brilliant Ashcombe Adventure Centre for outdoor activities, is just under a mile down the lane. Available at extra cost for those 14 years and over, it offers quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintballing and more. Also located on the estate is ’A Touch of the Wild’, a camp-based forest activity club. Children can take part in bush-craft courses and activities ranging from camp fire cooking and toasting marshmallows to bug hunting and learning woodland skills - a day with the experienced staff will ensure youngsters come away with a new found love of the great outdoors. The Ashcombe Village Club opens on various evenings providing cheap beer in a cheerful atmosphere, event evenings, traditional summer fêtes and shows.
Both Dartmoor National Park and the historic city of Exeter are only a 20-minute drive away, while the famous South Devon Coast, with wonderful sandy beaches, is barely 3 miles. Exeter and Newton Abbot Racecourses, several golf courses, loads of family theme parks, zoos, sailing and fishing are all within easy reach, not to mention the many excellent pubs and restaurants that Devon is famous for. Walk in the wild beauty of Dartmoor with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes, or visit the numerous nearby National Trust properties including Agatha Christie’s house, Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with bustling boat harbour, castle, contemporary art galleries and boutiques and brilliant Regatta Week and Air Show. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and water sports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham. Slightly further afield, East Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive.
All in all Ashcombe is an excellent base from which to explore, experience and enjoy ‘The Cream of Devon’. All big supermarkets deliver direct to your cottage. Main shops 3 miles.

Badger Cottage is a lateral conversion of two cottages; perfect for two families wishing to share a cottage. This detached building has a large private garden with sun deck and a hot tub, plus a small games room making it an ideal family cottage. It is situated 1/4 mile from Woodhouse Farm. Large, oak-beamed living room with wood-burning stove, French doors to patio and wooden floor. Dining room with oak table seating 12 and well-equipped kitchen area with granite worktops, electric range (for cooking), breakfast area and wooden floor. Small games room with TV. First floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second staircase to first floor: Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Full central heating included
  • Towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • iPod dock
  • Electric range included
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Payphone
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • Cycle store (by reception)
  • Small games room with TV and table football
  • Private hot tub (1st April-1st November)

  • Electricity included
  • Bed linen included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Hair dryer
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared payphone (in foyer of heated swimming pool)
  • Garden furniture
  • Parking
  • No smoking

* Indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms (available all year) 10am–7pm.
* Pool table.
* Lounge with TV and broadband avail for early arrivals.
* Small indoor children’s playroom.
* Sauna.
* Sun terrace with furniture (adjacent to pool).
* Enclosed orchard with seating.
* Enclosed children’s playground with swings and slides.
* Village club with licensed bar at Ashcombe, weekly events - 1 mile from Woodhouse Farm.
* In-house chef (by arrangement).
* Massage therapist (by arrangement).
* Quad biking (woodland safaris)
* Clay pigeon shooting
* Paintball over streams and ravines
* Licensed bar and restaurant
* Conference rooms
* Children, family and adult outdoor events
* Spoon carving courses
* Bush-craft trips
* Wild Tots toddler group

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Private Hot Tub
    Private Hot Tub
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/11/2017
    We absolutely loved this cottage! We went for my dad's 60th birthday and had a brilliant time. There were 8 adults and 3 children and the cottage was so spacious. It's a great house for a party (we had one!) and it was a really nice touch to have the hot tub and swimming pool to use. As soon as we got back we started looking at booking next year. The only downside was some rather large cobwebs in one of the bathrooms and no bedding was provivded for the cot, despite the fact we'd said one of the guests was an infant. Apart from those small things, it was brilliant and we can't wait to come back again in the future.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/10/2017
    Really lovely cottage, shame there isn't a downstairs cloakroom. Lots of parking, great hot tub, fab dining area. Nice & peaceful location.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2017
    The cottage is lovely and in a very quiet area. We had loads of space for 12 of us and really enjoyed the weekend. Would definately recommend this cottage .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    This was the cleanest and equipt cottage we have stayed in and the staff we fabulous big big thanks could do with a pub/ restaurant and little shop in the area .

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 26/06/2017
    A lovely location, very quiet and peaceful and directions given were very good. Plenty of room for the whole family and safe for children running around but need adults to check the gates in the front are closed. The children's play area was well used and gave enough challenges for a 3 - 4 year old and suitable for older youngsters. It would have been useful if there was a downstairs toilet. The hot tub was a great success and all were grateful for this amenity as also the gas BBQ - very good. Everyone enjoyed their visit and also used the swimming pool further up the lane. Memories of lying in bed at night and hearing the owls hooting was magic!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/06/2017
    We had a great time. House lovely. We'll come back definitely.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2017
    Wonderful weekend away for a hen weekend. Peaceful, beautiful views, hot tub and bbq! Great facilities for a large group of friends or family. Will be back again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2017
    Fantastic, well equipped cottage. The cottage and facilities are really well maintained and the staff checking the hot tub were fantastic, especially the chap on our last day who spent a few minutes talking to our daughter which made her day.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2017
    Two bathrooms are not sufficient for 12 people, especially with no with no toilet or cloakroom downstairs.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2017
    We had a great time at badgers cottage and would recommend to others

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/03/2017
    We had a fantastic time - perfect for celebrating my Mother-in-Laws 60th birthday as a family. The Hot Tub was well used and the facilities we're just amazing. So great for our 2 year old twins.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/03/2017
    We had an amazing stay at Badger Cottage for my best friends Hen weekend! Very well equipped, lovely lay out, really good space for a very social weekend! Really rural area which I loved, having grown up on a farm, it was just like being at home. The hot tub was an added bonus and an absolute must in my eyes! Being only 20mins from Exeter city centre, it was just perfect for us girls to do a spot of shopping! Warm welcome and friendly staff made it a really lovely weekend! Would 100% recommend and will definitely be back in the future! :)

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2017
    Lovely and well equipped holiday cottage - one really squeaky bed but others all comfortable. Perfect for two families sharing. Plenty of space to play for kids, Hot tub was the icing on the cake !

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8.9 out of 10 – based on 16 reviews collected by Reevoo
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