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Ashcombe - Madeleine

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Ashcombe, near Dawlish, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms3
Pets0

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Description

Country estate that truly captures the essence of a fun-filled, action packed family holiday, but with easy access to Exeter and Newton Abbot.

"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.


Madeleine Cottage is one of the Woodhouse Farm Cottages, overlooking the old farm courtyard, and located a few yards from the indoor swimming pool. Once a calf-rearing barn, the lovely original beams in some ceilings are still on view. Small flight of steps to entrance. Living room with French door to patio. Well-equipped kitchen with dining area and Italian-tiled floor. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Electric ‘log-effect’ fire
  • Electric radiators included
  • Fan heater
  • Towels for hire £4 per person
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Two patios

  • 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.
* In-house chef (by arrangement).
* Massage therapist (by arrangement).
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

  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
    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
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    11/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    This holiday cottage was great. The beds were comfortable and kitchen was fully equipped and the house was clean and met all our needs including free Wi-Fi which kept the kids happy! The shared pool was also great. The cottage is a barn conversion and there are a total of 10 holiday lets on site. The only issue which may be a down side is that there are a lot of small single laned roads around this holiday cottage. However this did not impact on our holiday and was great to come back to this peaceful location after being surrounded by crowds on the beautiful beaches.


  • 7

    02/08/2017
    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    Lovely cottage complex in the countryside not far from Dawlish Warren Torquay and Exeter. Small swimming pool and play area were a boon for us with a 17 month old baby boy to entertain. Only negative was a very noisy boiler which we switched off each night in order to sleep. No mobile signal but low speed wifi adequate for emails but not streaming. A little expensive for the week before school hols but worth a visit.


  • 9

    24/04/2017
    Confirmed guest, 08/04/2017
    We took our triplet grandsons on a holiday in the Easter school holidays and ASHCOMBE could not have been better for them. Madeleine was ideally placed for us to keep an eye on them as they played in the play area and where they met other children to play with. They especially loved the swimming pool and spent as much time there as my husband could cope with. My only gripe was the sitting room being so lacking in light - it could have done with a larger window or glass door to the front. The apartment was spacious and the kitchen very good for family use - but I loved the washer/dryer which was used extensively with 3 dirty 9 year-olds! All in all a good choice for us and the boys.


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