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Ashcombe - Badger Cottage

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Ashcombe, near Dawlish, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms6
Bathrooms2
Pets0

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Description

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

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES (at Woodhouse Farm)
* 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.
ASHCOMBE ADVENTURE CENTRE - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND
* Quad biking (woodland safaris)
* Clay pigeon shooting
* Paintball over streams and ravines
* Licensed bar and restaurant
* Conference rooms
A TOUCH OF THE WILD
* Children, family and adult outdoor events
* Spoon carving courses
* Bush-craft trips
* Wild Tots toddler group

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • No Pets Allowed
    No Pets Allowed
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Private Hot Tub
    Private Hot Tub
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 5

    21/04/2017
    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2017
    Two bathrooms are not sufficient for 12 people, especially with no with no toilet or cloakroom downstairs.


  • 8

    08/04/2017
    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2017
    We had a great time at badgers cottage and would recommend to others


  • 9

    23/04/2017
    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

    11/03/2017
    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

    19/02/2017
    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 !


  • 8

    30/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 28/10/2016
    Plenty of room for 12 people in comfort but lacked a downstairs toilet and accessible plug socket in one of the twin rooms. Particularly liked the privacy of the separate upstairs accommodation. The hot tub was a real hit


  • 10

    09/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 02/10/2016
    An amazing cottage in such a beautiful area. The setting was just perfect. The house itself was clean spacious and has everything you should need. The hot tub was just lovely and really added to the stay


  • 9

    11/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2016
    Had a great time. Cottage was warm and clean. Hot rub was fabulous. We all had a great holiday.


  • 10

    06/08/2016
    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2016
    The most amazing place to stay especially if the weather is good Would definetly recommend and visit and stay again


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