Gitcombe House Country Cottages & Leisure Spa
Child friendly cottage complex, Devon – Luxury holiday cottages near Totnes, South Devon
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About Gitcombe House Country Cottages & Leisure Spa
Glorious Gitcombe is the ideal chic retreat for all the family to enjoy a happy holiday. It's the perfect antidote to our increasingly hectic lifestyles!
Gitcombe Estate is a very special place for a memorable family holiday - it is just as enchanting for kids as it is for parents. This delightful haven in South Devon is where nine stylish cottages share brilliant family facilities, including a large indoor heated pool and soft play room to keep little ones happy whatever the weather. Make the most of your stay and relax in the magnificent outdoor hot tub with it's panoramic views across the rolling countryside, unwind in the sauna, get fit on the tennis court or amble across to the local, for some tasty home-cooked fare. The stunning expanse of South Devon’s coastline is within a 20 minute drive, including the award wining Blackpool Sands and with so much for families to see and do in the area, Gitcombe is just a win win.
The Away with the Kids review
Gitcombe House Country Cottages, with its scenic cluster of pretty converted farm cottages nestled in tranquil valley in the heart of Devon's sough-after South Hams region, manages to deliver the relaxing break you never thought possible when holidaying with young children. The excellent facilities inspire quality family time both indoors and out and you can return home feeling relaxed and refreshed. There are great views down the valley & fantastic leisure facilities that will certainly suit all the family. Make the most of your stay and relax in the magnificent outdoor hot tub, unwind in the sauna, steam room and heated indoor pool. Get energetic on the tennis court or amble to the local, The Maltsters Arm, Tuckenhay for some superb seafood!
Nine child friendly cottages
Luxury Scandinavian-style cottages, with cosy log burning fires, comfortable beds, iPod dock and private deck. The contemporary self-catering holiday cottages come with sleek, open plan kitchen, living and dining space, elegant soft furnishings, luxury bathrooms, log burners/open fires, private patios, and are warm and comfortable in all seasons. English pared down styling with a chic, scandi touch. The cottages have been thoughtfully designed for families with young children with stair gates, travel cots, high chairs and kid's cutlery provided.
Gitcombe House is one of nine stylish and luxurious character cottages within the exclusive Gitcombe Country Cottages Estate near Dartmouth. This elegant, yet homely five bedroom, grade II listed Georgian farmhouse is ideal for larger or multi family groups in search of something special. Gitcombe House is the only wheelchair friendly property as there is a downstairs bedroom (can be made up as a single or super king) and shower room and with it being a Georgian property the doorways are nice and wide.
Take advantage of Gitcombe’s trusted list of recommended babysitters and parents can catch a few hours of grown up time and enjoy that rare opportunity of sampling the local cuisine in relative peace and quiet.
To cater for Englands changeable weather and seasons Gitcombe boasts an extensive array of facilities. The indoor heated swimming pool is open from 8.30am-8.30pm perfect for that early morning dip or a late afternoon relax. It comes with child safety features such as a secure key pad access system on the door and is a constant 3ft depth throughout. The pool is treated bromine instead of chlorine which is kinder to little ones skin and eyes. There are steps leading into the indoor pool, as many younger children like to sit on the steps and paddle and splash if they are beginners.
One of the best views across the lush green countryside is from the sunken hot tub, with superb a snapshot of Dartmoor National Park on the horizon and truly magical under a starlit sky with the kids tucked up in bed.
The outdoor heated swimming pool is open from mid-May to mid-September. Heated to a devine 29.5 degrees (the same as the indoor pool) it is literally like dipping into a warm bath! It is the perfect spot for relaxing as it catches the sun all day in a sheltered spot. The pool is secured by a pool gate and hand carved wooden fencing. Around the pool terrace there are wooden benches, tables, bear chairs, large umbrella and chairs in the shade along with sun loungers, perfect for sun bathing whilst keeping an eye on the kiddies. The outdoor pool is 34ft x 22ft and has a deep end. Shallow end 3ft – deep end 6ft.
Little ones will love the soft playroom and outdoor hand-carved adventure playground with wooden pirate ship, train, tree house. The indoor pool and soft play area really comes into their own when the weather is not at its best as it gives little ones the space to burn off some energy without compromising the status quo of the holiday cottage and provides a welcome distraction.
The toy shed is well stocked with crabbing lines, body boards, buckets and spades, as well as bats and balls for beach action.
Location and things to do in South Devon
Gitcombe nestles in gorgeous countryside in Devon's South Hams, an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Close to an amazingly beautiful coastline, stunning beaches and the chic waterside towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe. Within just a 20 minute drive from two blue-flag beaches, Blackpool Sands and Bantham you can certainly make the most of the sunshine with beach days aplenty. If you have never discovered the joys of crabbing before then you must try your hand in Dittisham. There are many beautiful places to visit and lots for little ones to do nearby but a car is a must to get the best out of this rural haven
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