Contemporary Country Cottages
Located near Dartmouth in South Devon
More than your home from home
Gold rated luxury holiday cottages
Heated Indoor Pool
Unwind in the pool, hot tub, sauna and steam rooms
Fully equipped cottages
Make your stay as stress-free as possible
The perfect sanctuary
At Gitcombe Estate anything is possible
Heated Outdoor Pool
Relax by the pool on the sunny, sheltered terrace

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.

Gitcombe House bedroom
Gitcombe House entrance
Gitcombe House terrace

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 unlimited use of the indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub.

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Outdoor swimming pool with Gitcombe House in the distance

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 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 8 plus infants
A spacious, secluded and elegant 5* Gold detached Devon holiday cottage, perfect for larger groups and family gatherings.
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 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 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.
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.

Discover the local area

Discover the area

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

Gitcombe House kitchen
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.

Person receiving a massage
Private chef making a pizza

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. 

Very good country cottage

Yennadon and indeed the whole estate are excellent. The estate is quite obviously looked after with great care and pride.
September 2021


It’s very impressive! Brilliant location, set in a real paradise, great facilities! Interior is exceptional with everything carefully thought of.
September 2021

Fantastic find

What a fabulous family holiday! The location is fantastic for relaxing at home (we booked a massage one of the days) or exploring – we went on a kayaking adventure down the River Dart one day.
August 2021

Just great

Second visit to Gitcombe after 7 years. Absolutely beautiful spot in glorious countryside. I recommend this place to anyone.
June 2021

A piece of heaven

From the initial booking to the farewell, our experience of Gitcombe was very professional and efficient. The grounds are truly immaculate, a real piece of heaven.
November 2021

Family stay

Gitcombe Retreat is a beautiful property, just stunning! It was comfortable & luxurious & has everything you needed for a relaxing break.
February 2022