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Ashcombe - Columbia

Ashcombe, nr. Dawlish Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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Columbia simply has something to suit everyone’s tastes as there are plenty of facilities in the estate and beautiful walks nearby.

"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.

Columbia was converted from the Woodhouse Farm milling barn and two of the bedrooms are located in a unique round part of the building, once used for milling wheat with horses. The building overlooks the old farm courtyard and is designed to be a peaceful place for a group to enjoy their stay in Devon. The Woodhouse Farm indoor swimming pool is across the courtyard. Small flight of steps to entrance into open-plan living room with elec ‘wood burner’/pine kitchen with elec range cooker, leading to large dining room with table seating 16. Beams throughout and with rugs on Italian-tiled floor. First floor: Landing with two doors to patio (one south-facing). Large double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1) and adjacent bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom and twin bedroom with shared bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Further double bedroom and bunk bedroom with shared bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Full NSH included
  • Fan heater
  • Towels for hire £4 per person
  • Digital 32" TV
  • CD
  • Electric range included
  • Two washer/dryers
  • Additional dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Gas barbecue

  • 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
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-11-01
    Was away as 3 couples with 6 boys. Cottage had plenty of space for us. Great amount of bathrooms, save to eat etc. kids also loved the pool. We visited Dawlish warren, ex mouth and some of our group went to clay pigeon shooting. Electric hob, and no pint glasses my only criticism!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-10
    Great place to stay. Ample room for everybody & well equipped. Lovely location, pool was fantastic & well used by young & old. Only negative is lack of down stairs toilet, with a 3 year old it could have caused a problem.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-20
    Had a lovely long weekend here. House was nice and clean and had everything you could want. The pool was also brilliant, size and temperature just right. Overall an amazing place to stay, with stunning views.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-28
    The site managers were very helpful and attended to requests very quickly. A toaster burnt out, not our fault and not theirs, and they replaced it before breakfast the next day with a new 4 slot toaster. There was a kitchen with 2 dishwashers, a double oven and a separate catering sink in the dining room. The children loved the play equipment with ladders and dens and we all enjoyed the indoor warm pool especially in poor weather. There was no flat outdoor play space for ball games because of the lie of the land. The roads from the site were narrow and slow. We were delighted to discover real waves for surfing or just jumping at Dawlish Warren. Teignmouth pier was a good entertainment on a very wet day. The management have provided good facilities. They have some work to do on external paving and external windows but these did not affect our holiday. The paving is a negative point on safety but there are other good points.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-03-08
    Had a lovely weekend stay, used the pool which was situated close to this property, property was very well equipped. Couldn't find fault

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2014-12-01
    Lots of space, well equipped, good parking, swimming pool and sauna were great. Very friendly staff at Ashcombe Estates. Really great venue for a party of 13.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2014-11-23
    Had a great time staying in Columbia, our only negative feedback was that the cottage was very dusty and when booking it was due to the advertisement of the hot tub which was not available for our stay.

    Response from: Administrator

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We are pleased to hear that you had a great time in Columbia. Thank you for your feedback, we have spoken to our cleaning team regarding the dust and they are aware of the issue. Unfortunately the communal hot tub has been removed following a health and safety review in which we were advised that 70 plus people having access to one hot tub was unacceptable. Badger Cottage, The Old School House and Apple Tree Cottage have their own hot tubs and we will be adding hot tubs to individual cottages in the future rather than having one communal hot tub.

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8.5 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews collected by Reevoo

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