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Activities

Discover the Activities near Gitcombe Estate.

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Biking Around Gitcombe

Available at your property

Please feel free to bring your bikes, although it is very hilly here!  Your bikes can be stored in the log stores opposite the cottages. You can hire bikes from Hot Pursuit Cycles.

There are multiple running routes around the Gitcombe Estate, they may be appropriate for some cycling. You can download a document showing the running routes near Gitcombe or download the Gitcombe Estate Map.

Or travel to Haldon Forest Park where there are many cycle trails to follow.

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E-Bike delivered to your door!

Available at your property

Electric Bike Hire, delivered to your door… The perfect way to explore the south Devon countryside, take a trip to Dittisham, a ride to a local pub, a trip to Totnes, call in at the Hunters Pub for a pre-arranged picnic.

All bikes must be pre-booked by an adult.

Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Tours

Available at your property

South Devon Tours’ Flagship Tour comes from above, with an aerial tour in your own privately chartered helicopter, letting you see the stunning jewel of the South West from above. Flights are arranged for private charters to take 3-4 passengers (this is dependant upon the all up weight calculations when carrying 4 passengers). The duration of flights are usually 1 hour air time depending where you wish to join the aircraft. Private charter rate is from £1,295 per hour, and all flights are subject to terms and conditions, with a request at least 7 days prior.

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Canoe Adventures

2 miles from Gitcombe Estate

Explore South Devon’s stunning River Dart estuary between the historic towns of Totnes and Dartmouth – setting off from Tuckenhay or Stoke Gabriel with pubs, secret places, campfires, shipwrecks, wildlife and stories along the way.

Get a group together to hire your own canoe, or multiple canoes, for your own river adventure. You could include a BBQ, wine tasting at Sandridge Barton Vineyard or pub stops. Ideal for family celebrations, Hens, Stags, Scouts, Guides, Schools and team building and rewards.

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Woodlands

3 miles from Gitcombe Estate

Woodlands Family Theme Park is the largest theme park in Devon, a fun filled family day out for everyone. From little kids to kid-ults there’s something for anyone and everyone! With one of the largest and best indoor play areas in the South West, amazing water rides, a zoo farm and much more, there’s fun to be had rain or shine. A great value family day out and with up to 30% off when you buy tickets online, it makes your day even better!

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Wine Tasting and Events at Sutton’s Cellar

7 miles from Gitcombe Estate

Home delivery and discount offer. Have fabulous wines delivered to your door, wine list Green Book May 2020 , We are delighted to offer guests of Gitcombe not only free delivery but also a discount of 10% on all orders over £150. Just quote Gitcombe when telephone your order.

Alongside the wine business Suttons offer tasting events and Pop-up dinners with local chefs in their newly renovated barn & marquee. 2 miles outside Dartmouth, just up the valley from Blackpool Sands. The postcode brings you straight to their door – TQ6 0LG. Suttons are friendly and always love to chat about wine!

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Blackpool Sands Sauna

7 miles from Gitcombe Estate

Step into a blissful haven of relaxation and rejuvenation with our exclusive sauna is located on the stunning Blackpool Sands Beach just outside of Dartmouth, Devon. Nestled amidst the picturesque coastal landscape, the sauna offers a surreal experience that blends the therapeutic power of heat with the soothing rhythm of waves.

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Crabbing

7 miles from Gitcombe Estate

The crabbing hotspots in and around Dartmouth are closely guarded secrets but here’s our list of top spots.

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Horse Riding Lessons at Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre

7 miles from Gitcombe Estate

Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre offers fantastic tuition with one of our highly skilled instructors. No mater if you are 5 or 105 riding is fun and exhilarating and what’s more it’s excellent exercise. Here at Dittiscombe we offer private lessons tailored to your individual skill level or group lessons where the group is all of a similar level.

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The Fizz Boat Dartmouth

8 miles from Gitcombe Estate

Book your bottomless bubbles cruise now! Celebrate in style!

All our cruises are based on 1.5 hours duration exclusive to your group and all priced per person. Include half a bottle of fizz per person and your choice of food from the sharing board menus. Simply Fizz £60.00pp Fizz & Nibbles £65pp Breakfast/Brunch £70pp Afternoon Tea £70pp Mediterranean £70pp Seafood £80pp add bottomless bubbles free of charge!

 

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Unique Devon Tours

8 miles from Gitcombe Estate

Unique Devon Tours is delighted to bring you both a selection of interesting and fulfilling one day tours, and a selection of rich and varied multi day tours.

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Sea Kayak Devon

8 miles from Gitcombe Estate

There is simply no better way to explore Devon’s stunning coastline than by kayak! Families, groups and individuals are all welcome and no experience is required. Try our popular Hidden Devon half day trip and our Young Family half day guided trips.

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The Flavel Arts Centre Dartmouth

8 miles from Gitcombe Estate

The Flavel is a modern, glass-fronted arts centre located in Dartmouth housing a cinema, theatre, library and commercial exhibition space.

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The Barn Cinema Dartington

9 miles from Gitcombe Estate

The Barn Cinema is a unique, 15th Century venue running a wide-ranging film programme – including independent arthouse, world and mainstream cinema, seven days a week.

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Pennywell Farm

10 miles from Gitcombe Estate

Great place for the whole family!

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Paignton Zoo

10 miles from Gitcombe Estate

With over 2,500 animals across 80 acres – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo.

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Sandridge Barton Wine

10 miles from Gitcombe Estate

Sandridge Barton, the home of Sharpham Wine is nestled in a picturesque valley in the South Hams, Sandridge Barton Wines may appear to be a new face on the UK wine scene, but our Devon-based vineyard and winery has been growing grapes since 2008, producing over 60 tonnes of fruit per year from our 32 acre vineyard. Set in a south-facing bowl and overlooking the River Dart, our vineyard is planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Meunier, Madeleine Angevine and Bacchus.

Open daily for tours, tastings, lunch in the restaurant Circa Sandridge Barton and selling our wines from our shop. Booking online at sandridgebarton.com is strongly recommended. 10% discount for Gitcombe Guests: GITCOMBE10

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Nature Reserve Torquay

14 miles from Gitcombe Estate

Welcome to Living Coasts, an all weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront in South Devon, where there’s plenty to see and do: mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more. Visit Penguin Beach to walk with the African and macaroni penguins and catch our entertaining feeding time talks.

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Horse Riding Lessons at Cheston Farm Equestrian Centre

14 miles from Gitcombe Estate

We can offer something to suit just about every equine enthusiast from Holiday Activity Days for children, beginner and intermediate lessons to dressage or jump coaching for advanced riders!

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Fishing Trips

15 miles from Gitcombe Estate

Our inshore Mackerel fishing trips run daily from the three Torbay ports during the Mackerel season. Join us aboard our boats ‘Funfish 1’ or ‘Sea Spray III’ for a sea fishing trip to remember. Our experienced captain will show you the ropes and will share with you his extensive fishing knowledge and life experience. You will likely leave with as many fresh fish as you need, to take home, cook and enjoy; not to mention a giant smile on your face and a memory that will last a lifetime.

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Salcombe Angling

16 miles from Gitcombe Estate

At Salcombe Angling, we offer various fishing charters for fishermen and women of all age and ability. From shorter 2 hour Mackerel trips to mid-channel wreck fishing, we offer a comprehensive selection of charter to suit all needs.

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Make Your Own Gin Salcombe

16 miles from Gitcombe Estate

At our outstanding distilling laboratory for adults, you will take charge of a beautiful mini copper pot still to develop and distil your very own 70cl bottle of gin.

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Naturemake

17 miles from Gitcombe Estate

Celebrating the magic of nature and the imagination! We offer enchanting craft workshops and parties at our New Naturemake Studio in East Portlemouth, bring the children along and create something magical.

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Becky Falls

27 miles from Gitcombe Estate

No visit to Devon would be complete without a visit to Dartmoor’s iconic landmark. Come and breathe some of the purest air in England, explore 50 acres of stunning woodlands and enjoy a very, very warm welcome!

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Plymouth Aquarium

28 miles from Gitcombe Estate

Home to over 4,000 Ocean animals just waiting to meet you, the NMA will take you on a journey around the world via our Ocean, giving you the chance to connect with our amazing blue planet starting right here in Plymouth Sound. Head off on a voyage of exploration, taking you everywhere from the Atlantic Ocean to the vibrant Great Barrier Reef. Immerse yourself in our underwater world and get ready to learn all about the wonders of our Ocean from our team of fun and engaging Ocean experts along the way.

Devon Clay Shooting

Devon Clay Shooting

30 miles from Gitcombe Estate

Devon Clay Shooting has been running since 2015, initially as a monthly clay shoot for those who could already shoot. Jason Bruckner, is a registered Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) Coach and teach all levels to shoot, family groups wanting a ‘have a go’ session whilst on holiday, to experienced shooters who need a little refresher. Jason offers a sporting layout of clay pigeon traps on his own land on the edge of Dartmoor between the beautiful town of Ashburton and famous Haytor rocks and many guests continue their day out with an exploration of the moors after their lesson. Prices start from £35 for a lesson, which includes one-to-one instruction including safety and gun fit, PPE, use of gun and will be tailored to each individual’s needs.

Devon Clay Shooting can also arrange Simulated Game days on various Estates in Devon, these days are run like a traditional driven Pheasant/Partridge day but you shoot clays. This is for experienced shooters who would like a great day out!

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The Devon Concierge Club

Available at your property

Now that your accommodation is all booked, this is the perfect time to start planning what you would like to do in the beautiful South Hams.

With this booking you have exclusive access to The Devon Concierge Club – the South West’s premium holiday planning service.

So what will make your holiday even more memorable?

  • activities such as paddle boarding, surf lessons, guided walks, kayaks, golf, horse riding across the wilds of Dartmoor
  • holistic and beauty therapies
  • creative experiences such as flower arranging, willow sculpting, pottery
  • experiences such as train journeys, boat trips, gin distilling, wine/cheese tasting
  • services such as a private chef, babysitter, dog walkers, car valeting
  • wine, hampers, picnics, cakes, balloons and much more.

Whatever it is, we will aim to source it for you.

Simply use the below link to make contact and let us do the rest!