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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 the most beautiful location imaginable. The views are breath taking and the property even more so. This is a truly luxurious retreat (it is aptly named) where everything has been thought of. The house is beautifully designed and furnished to an extremely high standard with everything to hand that you would have in your own home and kitchen.
Travelled with family
We were looking for the right place for my Wife to celebrate a special birthday with our 2 children and their families including 4 grandchildren aged between 5 years and just 2 months. The Gitcombe Retreat was just that for a week! Luxurious accomodation with beautiful scenery located in such a peaceful location between Totnes and Dartmouth. There is also plenty to do around the Retreat with it's own hot tub and BBQ on the patio, the indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and soft play area right next door and the outdoor pool, tennis court and children's play area nearby. We all enjoyed a fun day at Woodlands family theme park only a couple of miles away. The adults had as much fun as the children! And if you purchase discounted tickets online, when you leave the park at the end of the day you can pay the difference of the full daily price to obtain passes into the park for the week. We enjoyed days out at Blackpool Sands which has a shingle beach and Salcombe North and South Sands which are sandy. We also had a evening good meal in lovely surroundings at the nearby Malsters Arms. We had such an enjoyable week that none of us wanted to leave at the end of it! Thank you to Peter, Rodney and Emma for providing such a lovely place and all the facilities for our family to enjoy. We do hope to return.
Anthony from Sunbury On Thames
Excellent accommodation and facilities, exactly as described on the web site, on site team very supportive and accommodating.
Judith from Chippenham stayed at Gitcombe Retreat for 7 nights
A luxurious property offering everything you could expect to make your stay a memorable and pleasurable experience. The location is totally peaceful with wonderful Devon views over farmland, stretching to Dartmoor in the distance. The house is a pleasure too, that exceeded all our expectations, luxuriously fitted throughout with very comfortable beds, well appointed bathrooms, wonderful living room, well appointed kitchen etc etc. We have already booked our return visit.
Phil from Belbins, stayed at Gitcombe Retreat for 7 nights.
WOW, WOW, and WOW again!!! We loved every minute of our stay at Gitcombe; we were staying in the main house and brand new Gitcombe retreat and couldn't possibly decide which was the better of the two! They were both spectacular in their own way, and having the two properties for our group meant everyone had a little extra space to find somewhere quiet for some downtime, which is always needed when travelling in a big party :)
Rachel from stayed at Gitcombe Retreat for 3 nights.
Gitcombe Retreat is aptly named as a new, beautiful oak framed, property recently built high up amongst the complex of luxurious stone holiday cottages at Gitcombe House in Devon’s South Hams. The countryside views from the property are stunning. The four bedroom barn has been tastefully furnished throughout with comfortable beds, stylish bath or shower rooms,and meticulous attention to detail to give a peaceful, luxurious place in which to relax. The large open plan Living area is filled with light from the full glazing on two sides leading out on to a wrap around terrace, and the magnificent high vaulted ceiling. It has a fully fitted well equiped Kitchen, and large relaxing Dining area as well as comfortable sofas and a log stove.
It has its own private hot tub, and additional use of the on site indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, large hot tub, and outdoor summer swimming pool area.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this magical place. It is a gem. There is much to enjoy in the area, for adults and children.
The local Riverford Organics deliver, as do Waitrose and Sainsbury’s stores.
Jan from Pangbourne stayed at Gitcombe Retreat for 5 nights.
We had a wonderful week at the simply stunning property that is the Retreat! Lovely grounds and so much to do - an amazing break
Guest from London stayed at Gitcombe Retreat for 7 nights.
Muddy says: Want an easy getaway for all the family, without compromising on the luxuries? We've found the perfect cluster of cottages for your consideration, with a brand new baby on the block - and it's a beauty!
The Retreat at Gitcombe is a beautifully designed house, with fantastic views across the neighbouring countryside and the lovely sense of a secluded get-away. It's been furnished and decorated to a very high standard too. We also loved all the other facilities, especially the tennis court, basketball and swimming pool. All-in-all a great place to stay. We'll be back!
Matthew from Llandaff stayed at Gitcombe Retreat for 3 nights.
My family and I had a wonderful stay! You are a slice of heaven away from the busy hustle and bustle. We connected as family and friends and had many moments of bliss and joy. We loved the log fire, the kitchen, the huge sash windows, the history, the detail in a home away from home, the tennis court, the land, the views, the pool and last but not least the staff. You made our stay so memorable and I can not recommend it enough. If you have the chance to go, take it! Thank you Gitcombe House, we will be back soon !
Beautiful setting and comfortable well decorated accommodation. We stayed in Meavy barn with our 20 month old. Great extra touches for families such as changing mats and plastic tableware in addition to cots/high chairs etc...Indoor pool spotlessly clean and warm. Really handy to have an indoor soft play area for little ones on a rainy day. A lovely warm welcome from the hosts, we would definitely return in the future.
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