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Ashcombe - Badger Cottage

Ashcombe, nr. Dawlish Grade 5 Star rating View Map
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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 twelve cottages on the Ashcombe Estate..."

Situated in the heart of rolling Devon countryside, the privately owned Ashcombe country estate nestles in a peaceful valley close to the sandy beaches of Dawlish and Torquay. Enjoy walking on 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. The owners have made a great effort to ensure that the cottages are both comfortable and practical while the location could not be better for a wide range of Devon attractions.
It might be a family holiday or big reunion, a special celebration, a fun business get-together, a group trip, or a relaxing weekend to recharge your batteries; whatever the reason the facilities are designed to be perfect for winter and summer holidays and the secrets of the Ashcombe cottages’ appeal are presentation, comfort and convenience. The cottages are maintained to very high standards. All have leather sofas, flatscreen digital TVs and very comfortable mattresses - the owners consider a good night’s sleep the most important thing! The cottages either have Italian tiled floors or wooden floors, and some still retain many original features including oak beamed ceilings. The properties cater for almost any party size, sleeping from 4 to 28 people and are all rated either 4 or 5 stars. Ashcombe’s larger cottages provide great value for money for visitors sharing with their friends and families. For meals, an in-house chef can be booked to come and do the hard work. The heated indoor swimming pool (1 mile away) is perfect for any rainy days and keep the children happy. Cider Barn sleeping 16 and Nut Tree Farm sleeping 28, which are both 5 star rated, also have outdoor swimming pools for the summer.
For those wishing to enjoy a more adrenaline-charged holiday, the brilliant Ashcombe outdoor activity centre (at extra cost) offers quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintballing and more and is located just under a mile down the lane and is available for those 14 years and over. At the end of the day the Ashcombe Village Club provides cheap beer and a cheerful atmosphere.
Both Dartmoor National Park and the historic city of Exeter are only 20 minutes’ 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. The wild beauty of Dartmoor is 20 minutes away with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Numerous National Trust properties are close by including Agatha Christie’s 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. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and water sports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham with its annual crab catching competition.

Slightly further afield, East Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive. Take a walk along the South West Coast Path which runs along the entire length of the Jurassic Coast and offers the walker stunning views, with a bird’s eye view of many coastal features. From the coast path you can experience the drama of sheer cliff faces, take in the wonderful towns of Beer, the ‘picture postcard’ fishing village, or Budleigh Salterton. This tranquil and historic seaside town nestles on the edge of a pebble beach beneath spectacular red cliffs, made famous by literary giants such as Noel Coward, P.G. Wodehouse and Anthony Trollope. Visit Seaton with its famous trams or Sidmouth which still has a unique charm and has captivated thousands of holidaymakers. Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, Regency history, clean beaches and friendly shops – it is all here in this lovely seaside town. All in all Ashcombe is an excellent base to explore, experience and enjoy ‘The Cream of Devon’. 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
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • Cycle store (by reception)
  • Small games room with TV and table football
  • 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.
* Quad biking (woodland safaris)
* Clay pigeon shooting
* Paintball over streams and ravines
* Licensed bar and restaurant
* Conference rooms

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Hot TubHot Tub
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-11-15
    It was home from home and definitely a great place to spend time with your family and friends. The only down side is that it's miles from anywhere and we all had difficulty finding it so suggest getting good directions from the office first.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-16
    The house was very well equipped and spacious. People could spread themselves out with the different rooms. We used the big dining table a lot, not only for eating but playing games etc. The hot tub was very popular and the garden was huge with a giant climbing frame. Many pheasants visited the garden. Also ducks nearby and sheep.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-05
    Great cottage, great location and great break. Would recommend

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-10
    Fantastic house Beautifully maintained..even provided loo roll! Hot tub fun and necessary form of home entertainment two and four year olds absolutely loved the playing frame in the garden Children loved the pheasant chasing it in the garden, loved the turkey and goose and loved seeing the shed herd walking by

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-18
    Plenty of space for every one the hot tub was great and took 5 adults comfortably. The kids loved the heated indoor pool aswell which was only a short walk away, the only down side was that it is quite out in the sticks so you needed to drive to attractions and the lanes a very small but it really wasn't far to drive. Would of been nice if the pool had a steam room aswell as a sauna but the sauna was very good.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-21
    Fantastic holiday home. Everything was there that we needed and more. Everybody loved having their own hot tub, BBQ, enclosed garden and a big hit with the kiddies their own adventure play area. The view was amazing from our cottage and so peaceful. Kiddies enjoyed playing in the play room at the top of the hill. Cottage was in a great location for days out. Highly recommend this cottage for big parties with little kiddies

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-29
    Lovely cottage which was well equipped and perfect layout for two families staying together. Very spacious and ample parking . The rear decking area was perfect for sitting out and catered for the whole party. The hot tub was great to relax in after a day out. The roads are very narrow for the last couple of miles leading into Ashcombe which was a concern at first but they were never busy and we soon got used to them. Overall a great holiday made more enjoyable and relaxing by the property.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-01-25
    Badger cottage was wonderful. Spotlessly clean and had every home comfort available. Fantastic holiday and would definitely recommend.

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews collected by Reevoo

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