Explore south Devon, glorious England, as ever it was!
A secluded, private Devon valley, amidst rolling hills and countryside, the glorious setting for Gitcombe House County Cottages. Near the village of Cornworthy, betwixt Dartmouth and Totnes, at the heart of the South Hams, in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'', yet close to the coast and amazing beaches. With the world renowned South West Coast Path and Dartmoor National Park right on your doorstep.
COUNTRYSIDE enjoy unparalleled views from your cottage, along with trees, wild flowers, birds, badgers, rabbits, hares, sheep, cows, star lit skies and copious fresh air. Further afield explore the wilds of Dartmoor National Park with its moors, tors, wild ponies and sheep and stunning river valleys. Walk the amazing South West Coast Path.
If you're energetic and enjoy country footpath walking, amble to one of our local pubs, straight from your cottage door. Bring a baby sling for little ones. Should it get dark, arrange a lift back to Gitcombe...otherwise it's down to the moon and stars to guide you!
BEACHES a fabulous coastline offers safe, clean beaches and coves, even a lighthouse to visit. Beautiful Blackpool Sands, our nearest beach, and the fab, organic Venus Cafe, is just a 20 minutes drive from Gitcombe. Conde Nast's Traveller magazine voted it one of the UK's best for families. Head towards Kingsbridge for more gorgeous, sandy beaches at Salcombe, Hope Cove, Bantham and Bigbury.
TOWNS & VILLAGES tranquil and rural as it might be here, we're just 15-20 minutes drive from the bustling waterside towns of Dartmouth and Totnes. Dartmouth is a sailor's paradise, home to the world famous Britannia Naval College, with visiting ships and yachts to see, not to mention a steam railway and castle. Don't forget to check out the chic boutiques, galleries and fabulous restaurants. Totnes, quirky, bohemian capital of the South West, has a great market, endless independent shops to browse, as well as vintage teashops and cafes with divine treats to tempt you.
CITIES further afield are the historic cities of Exeter, famed for its cathedral, and Plymouth, renowned for its maritime heritage. Both offer excellent shopping, cinemas and theatres if the weather is less good.
So young or old, if swimming, sunbathing, messing about with boats, surfing, crabbing, rock-pooling, walking, golfing, horse riding, tennis, eating out, shopping, visiting houses, gardens and animal attractions is your thing, you'll be spoilt for choice.