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Ashcombe, nr. Dawlish
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps15
Bedrooms7
Bathrooms6
Pets0
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Hill and woodland walks from the door, with heated indoor swimming pool and sauna, with quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting and archery available.

"Enjoy the ‘cream’ of Devon at one of the eleven 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 (arranged direct with the owner). 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.


Endeavour was once the main Woodhouse Farm house and features its own private garden and sauna. Part of the building overlooks Ashcombe Valley, the remainder overlooks the old farm’s courtyard, and the house is just across from the indoor swimming pool. Entrance into spacious open-plan living room with open fire. Large dining room with electric ‘log-effect’ fire. Well-equipped fitted oak kitchen with oil Aga, elec cooker and breakfast area. Utility with 5-person sauna. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Cloakroom/toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with additional single bed (for +1); one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further twin bedroom with en-suite shower room. Single bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electric ‘log-effect’ fire
  • Full NSH included
  • Fan heater
  • Towels for hire £4per person
  • Further cot
  • Oil Aga included
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small enclosed patio garden
  • Gas barbecue
  • Sauna

  • 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







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Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • No PetsNo Pets
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 13/08/2016
    Wonderful, the location is a real get away from it all. I wouldn't recommend it as a place to take a minibus and apart from a small pool not really any more amenities laid on. We had a great time though.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/07/2016
    Well thought out and equipped. Swimming pool and other facilities very good. Would be helpful with a large party to have a better broadband service. All in all, though, a very good arrangement and stay, we enjoyed ourselves at Endeavour.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/07/2016
    Our clients had a wonderful stay in very pleasant surroundings. This is why our organisation keeps coming back to use the facilities. Our clients have a learning disability and appreciate the familiarity and we acknowledge the kindness and understanding of the owners.


  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2016
    Our family holiday at the cottage was lovely with stunning views of the Devon country side. The cottage was very spacious and well equipped for families. There was a onsite warm indoor swimming pool within walking distance of the cottage and also lots of other child oriented activities. The only downsides to the cottage we stayed in was that we thought it was not very well layed out in places, ie the kitchen could do with more plugs where the toasters are kept so you don't have to move them every morning, also one of the cutteraly sets need be put by the kettles so you don't have to walk around the kitchen when you forget a spoon or knife. Some of the matterises need replacing as they are so noisy, even the littlest movement the springs would make so much noise. The drainage in some of the bathrooms was poor with sinks not draining and some showers, all in the the bathrooms could do with updating as well as some other areas. The last point we want to make is the cleanliness of the floor, we had to where shoes in doors in the end as the floor was so dirty. Overall tho if these few issues can be rectified it would be the perfect family cottage, which we would all love to visit again.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed our lovely cottage and we agree the area is, undeniably, stunning! We intend to address all comments that have been raised and we thank you for bringing them to our attention. We have already made a start and replaced the double mattresses and some of the single mattresses. The slow draining sinks and showers have been cleared and the bathrooms have either been updated or are in line to be updated. The cleanliness of the floor has been brought to the attention of our cleaners. We are particularly pleased to hear that you would stay with us again on future visits to Devon and very much look forward to welcoming you back.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 20/02/2016
    very well equipped property literally across the road from the pool and play area


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2016
    we chose endeavour as a base for a group holiday with 5 families, the set up is great & staff couldn't be more helpful (they replaced the entire oven within a day for us!) and also provided 3 high chairs and fire guards, stair gates etc so that it was safe for the little ones. The playroom and pool are fantastic and just over from the house so very easy even with 1 year olds! Brilliant location for exploring the local area too. The only negatives were the Aga doesn't have temp control and isn't set overall at a high enough temp to be useful, and the maintenance guy didn't know how to change it, and I'd say it's a bit tired - some damp patches appearing, couple of the beds were uncomfy and bathrooms definitely been well used, but it is charming! Oh and towels weren't provided which was a bit annoying but they kindly lent us some! Overall we had a great week and would recommend it for large groups & will likely be returning.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/11/2015
    We were pleasantly surprised at our accommodation, enough comfortable seating for everyone. Amazing wood burners with wood supplied :) A lovely kitchen with a large stove and fridge which made dealing with the large number of people easy . The beds were comfortable with crisp clean good quality white linen. The only negative thing I would mention is the down stairs bathroom mould and the dirty light fitting .... Only a small point . The swimming pool was great 😀 The manager Sue , was extremely helpful and nice . It was the nicest weekend my family and I have ever had !!! Many thanks


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 31/10/2015
    Brilliant farmhouse. The only addition required is a fire guard, so the wood burners can be used with young children around.


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