Contemporary Country Cottages

Located near Dartmouth in South Devon

Luxury self-catering Dartmouth holiday cottages and spa breaks in South Devon

We are passionate about creating your dream escape.

Whether that’s a peaceful retreat for two in the heart of the Devon countryside or a multi-generational celebration with family and friends.

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Escape the Ordinary

Escape the ordinary

Nestled in the South Hams, an area of outstanding natural beauty in Devon, Gitcombe is a private, family-owned estate with eight award-winning picture-perfect holiday cottages, each with its own distinctive character and use of the indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, steam and sauna rooms.


Experience the exceptional

Experience the exceptional

At Gitcombe Estate, anything is possible. Nothing is too much trouble. Our self-catering accommodation provides the perfect sanctuary to get away from it all. You’ll find a cosy log fire and access to heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, sauna, steam room and a full-size tennis court.

Cottages designed with meticulous care and attention to detail

Comfortable beds, spotless surroundings, and high-end appliances. And if you have particular access needs, just ask.

Sleeps up to 13 plus infants
An elegant and sophisticated, but homely and unpretentious 5* Gold, Grade II listed Georgian manor farmhouse. Original sash windows, shutters, ceiling cornices, pantry and “thunderbox” loo with modern flush system! And plenty of space to let those toddlers roar up and down the long sweeping hallway too.
Sleeps up to 8 plus infant
A spacious, secluded and elegant 5* Gold detached Devon holiday cottage, perfect for larger groups and family gatherings.
Sleeps up to 8 plus 2 infants
Gitcombe Retreat was designed by award-winning architects Roderick James and is an exquisite, modern property. Beautifully presented, with wheelchair access, it offers luxurious, indulgent space with lofty ceilings and breath-taking views of Dartmoor National Park from the wraparound balcony.
Sleeps up to 6 plus infants
A comfortable, mid-terrace 4* Gold Devon holiday cottage with spectacular views over the Estate grounds and surrounding hills towards Dartmoor National Park.
Sleeps up to 6 plus infants
A comfortable, mid-terrace 4* Gold Devon holiday cottage that’s been recently refurbished to a high standard. Bright and airy with breath-taking views over the Estate and the Devon countryside beyond.
Sleeps up to 6 plus infants
A magnificent end-of-terrace, 4* Gold Devon holiday cottage with heart-warming views from the Juliet balcony overlooking the tennis court and newly constructed adventure playground. There’s plenty of living space, perfect for larger families and older children.
Sleeps up to 4 plus infants
A cosy, mid-terrace 4* Gold Devon holiday cottage, with a den and beautiful views over the Devon countryside. Oh, and there’s also a secret passageway to the tumbling lawns below.
Sleeps up to 4 plus infants
A delightful end-of-terrace 4* Gold family Devon holiday cottage. Perfect for a ‘grown-up stay’ but it’s great for a baby-friendly holiday too. It has a magical decked roof terrace with high walls and stunning views across Dartmoor National Park.

Discover the local area

Discover the area

Explore what’s on offer in South Devon; from outstanding coast to breath taking countryside.

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Stars in the Devon night sky

A great, weatherproof English holiday, in the country by the sea.

At Gitcombe, you’ll find all the peace and privacy you’re looking for in a luxury self-catering Devon holiday cottage. And you’ll still be within a short drive of stunning Devon beaches, an unrivalled coastline, and the quintessential waterside towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe, as well as nearby Totnes.

If it’s nightlife you want, then before you drift off to a restful sleep, you’ll find spectacular starry skies revealed on the clearest nights, unaffected by light pollution.

Find us near Dartmouth in the South Hams.

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Services at your cottage

Services at your cottage

We offer a range on tailored additions for your stay with us that you and your family will love.

Read some of the reviews from our recent guests

You can read a selection of reviews from our recent guests below. 


We were a group of friends, 6 couples, who wanted to spend a weekend together. Gitcombe House was perfect!
September 2022

Glorious Gitcombe!

We returned for the 3rd year running to Gitcombe for our family summer holiday. There are not enough positive words to describe Gitcombe and the holiday it provides for us each year.
August 2022

Lovely stay!

Gitcombe was our home away from home and I don’t think that there has been a day that we didn’t use the pool at some point in the day.
August 2022


We have stayed at Gitcombe before and enjoyed the facilities of the Garden House. With the Retreat now added, the owners have surpassed expectations. We loved it and would love to come again if possible.
August 2022


We have had an incredible week at Gitcombe staying in the Meavy with our two teenagers. The setting is stunning, the accommodation exceptionally clean and the facilities first class, we did not want to leave!
July 2022

Amazing place!

We have just returned from a 2 week stay in Haytor cottage and had a wonderful holiday (2 adults and kids 9 &12)! The facilities were top class and I would thoroughly recommend a stay here and may well return at some point too!
July 2022