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Ashcombe - Endeavour

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Ashcombe, near Teignmouth, Devon
Grade 5 Star rating
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Sleeps 15
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 6
Pets 0
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Description

Hill and woodland walks from the door, with heated indoor swimming pool and sauna, with quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting and archery available.

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.


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
  • Electric radiators included
  • Fan heater
  • Towels for hire £4per person
  • Further cot
  • Oil Aga included
  • Washer/dryer
  • Payphone
  • Wi-fi
  • Small enclosed patio garden
  • Gas barbecue
  • Sauna. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £200.

  • 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

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • 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
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Childrens Play Area
    Childrens Play Area
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses
  • Active Family Holidays
    Active Family Holidays


Customer Comments

  • 10

    21/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 20/01/2019
    Farmhouse was lovely. No complaints. Swimming pool kept 6 boys happy for the whole weekend. Didn’t try any local amenities so can’t comment.


  • 8

    03/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2019
    14 of us aged between 5 and 45 had a lovely stay at the cottage. We holiday every new year at different places. This cottage was lovely and warm and had a vast amount of utensil, dishes, saucepans etc. The only downside I found to be was that there is only one sitting room combined with a Dining room, it was spacious but for 3 families I prefer another separate room for the children or the adults to have some space. Bedrooms were all of a good size, and the kitchen was big enough to cook for our large group. The heated pool directly opposite was fantastic and the children went in twice a day every day. Overall I would recommend this cottage but think I would look for a bigger living area next year.


  • 9

    05/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    Fantastic stay throughly enjoyed our stay at the Endevour and would recommend it for a large family holiday!!


  • 9

    27/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 22/04/2018
    What an amazing stay! We stayed for my hen party and all the girls had a lovely time. The location is amazing to time out of the real world for the weekend. (There is a payphone in the house too...and WiFi) round itva struggle to get our Chinese meal delivered and some taxis refused to come out to us on the Saturday night...but pre-book and I’m sure you’ll be fine. The house was spacious and just amazing. It had everything we could have needed. Plenty of storage and seating for big groups. Small enclosed garden area which I’m guessing is south-facing as we all came back with a colour from sitting out one afternoon. The pool facilities were directly opposite the house and just lovely. We enjoyed a relaxed swim there. I’d definitely come back with my own family too. Ashcombe adventures is where we based ourselves on the Saturday and it’s also fantastic. We had great fun! Thanks and see you again in the future. Watch out for those pot-holes!!! ;)


  • 10

    21/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2018
    Such a lovely cottage, my family really enjoyed it. Lots of space and child friendly. Car park can get quite busy and Wi-Fi isn't great but overall a perfect getaway.


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