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 unlimited use of the indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub.
The Gitcombe team – Peter, Rodney, Emma, and Wilson the dog - 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.
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.
So, whatever the weather or time of year, you’ll find all the exceptional facilities you could want to match your holiday wishlist. We’re family-friendly too, with a dedicated soft playroom and outdoor adventure playground. We also adore dogs, and you may meet Wilson, our golden retriever, wandering around. We’re sorry but we aren’t able to welcome other canine guests unless they are registered assistance dogs.
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.
Find us near Dartmouth in the South Hams
"It's really out of this world"
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.
Our self-catering holiday cottages with hot tubs and access to a private pool are fully equipped to make your stay as stress-free as possible. But if you want a little extra luxury with your spa break, you can call on our bespoke concierge service. We offer a range of services that can be tailored to your individual requirements. For example, meals can be made to order and even served at your table. All you have to do is ask.
"Gitcombe provides pure relaxation, whatever the weather."
Our cottages are designed with meticulous care and attention to detail. You’ll find everything you’d expect - and more. Comfortable beds, spotless surroundings, and high-end appliances. And if you have particular access needs, just ask.
up to 13
"The house was so comfortable, and the Gitcombe team made everything very easy. There was plenty of space for us all to spread out. We can’t wait to return!"
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.
up to 8
"Gitcombe Retreat is beyond incredible. Words cannot describe how utterly amazing it is."
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.
up to 8
"A fantastic open plan room at entrance level, with a well-equipped kitchen, underfloor heating, wood fire and lovely decoration. The attention to detail is amazing."
A spacious, secluded and elegant 5* Gold detached Devon holiday cottage, perfect for larger groups and family gatherings.
"An enchanting cottage and possibly the most relaxing place I have ever stayed."
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.
up to 6
"Burrator was warm, comfortable and well-equipped. There were even REN toiletries which added a lovely luxurious touch. Great to have self-catering with a pool and hot tub!"
A comfortable, mid-terrace 4* Gold Devon holiday cottage with spectacular views over the Estate grounds and surrounding hills towards Dartmoor National Park.
up to 6
"We enjoyed the balcony views of the tennis courts, play area and pool. We could let our children roam around and still keep an eye on them. The property was immaculate and felt like a real home from home. What’s not to love?"
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.
up to 4
"The cottage was a dream, with just amazing attention to detail."
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.
up to 4
"The cottage was simply wonderful – beautiful and well-looked after, with high-end appliances. It was a fantastic place to bring a small child."
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.
Chic award-winning Devon holiday cottages with sleek kitchens, elegant soft furnishings, luxury bathrooms, log fires, private patios, warm and comfortable in all seasons. English pared down styling, with a contemporary, scandi touch.
Or Luxuriate in Gitcombe House, sleeps 13, perfect for relaxed family holidays throughout the year including Christmas and New Year. Big on space yet still homely. A classic Georgian country house where antique furnishings combine with contemporary comforts and luxuries. Perfect for the extended family or a group of friends.
In Spring 2019 we launched a state of the art, detached 4 bedroomed oak framed building with a wraparound balcony and far-reaching country views. The access and facilities will meet all the criteria required for individuals with particular access needs. Level entrance, stunning bedrooms and accessible bathrooms where style has not been compromised. Coupled with improved access to the indoor pool this will certainly add a new dimension for our Gitcombe Guest!
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.
Panorama of Totnes with Castle
Dartmouth Golf and Country Club
Hope Cove Devon near Salcombe
Kingswear and Dartmouth Castle
Not much more to say than this was one of the best holiday we have ever spent as a family. The Retreat is a dream, just an amazing attention to detail. We loved every minute. Emma, Peter and Rodney are the perfect host and...
We stayed at Gitcombe House for 4 nights in early October. The house was so comfortable with a wonderfully equipped kitchen. Everything in the house and grounds was very well looked after. We loved having the indoor pool...
We had a wonderful stay at Gitcombe. There were amazing facilities on site (pool, hot tub, tennis court and outdoor play area) and all were absolutely immaculate. The Garden House had a fantastic open plan room at...
We stayed in Burrator, one of the cottages, which was very warm, comfortable and well equipped. The setting is beautiful and very peaceful and despite Covid restrictions, the use of the pool and hot tub worked really well...
A great, weatherproof, English holiday, in the country by the sea! Exclusive, luxury, self-catering holiday cottages and leisure spa, with heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor and outdoor play areas, hot tub,...
Meavy Cottage and the Gitcombe estate were simply wonderful and the pictures are very true to how beautiful and well looked after they both are. This was a fantastic place to bring a small child; despite the Covid...
This time we stayed in 'Haytor' it enjoys balcony views over the tennis courts, play area and an outdoor pool. We could let the children aged 10, 8 and 6 roam around and still keep an eye on them. The property was...
We celebrated our wedding anniversary by staying at Gitcombe House with our 2 daughters, son-in-laws and two grandchildren. The house is lovely and had plenty of space for us all to spread out. The children loved the...
Gitcombe House is possibly the most relaxing place I have ever stayed, my only complaint is that we only stayed for 3 nights! Next time it will be at least 21!!!! We have been welcomed personally by wonderful people and...
We have just returned from a week staying at The Retreat at Gitcombe. We have stayed in some beautiful properties over the years but can honestly say that with this one we hit the jackpot! What a stunning holiday home in...
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