We are a family of 5, with children aged 12,10 and 5, and having booked our holiday very last minute, really didn't expect to stumble upon such a gem! As we drove into the Gitcombe Estate we were absolutely amazed by the beauty of the situation - green rolling hills and beautiful stone buildings. The outdoor swimming pool, set up high with views of the main house, was warm and clean. The indoor pool, also at a very comfortable temperature, was a great hit with the kids, and the sauna and jacuzzi were a great hit with the parents! Never have we seen such a view from a jacuzzi!! Stunning! The accommodation was very clean, well equipped and stylish. Although we did get out and about, we didn't really feel the need to, as it was just so relaxing at Gitcombe. We are looking forward to our return!
Gitcombe House Country Cottages is an oasis of calm, set in a truly idyllic valley between Dartmouth, which is an amazing day out for crabbing & fish and chips, and Totnes, which is perfect for crusty hipsters (our daughter had a harp lesson there). There are castles and beaches within 30 minutes? drive. I don?t think it could be situated any better. The facilities are superbly maintained, perfect for families, and all the grounds, tennis courts, swimming pools and hot tub were a massive hit with the three nippers. It really is a weather proof holiday! The owner Peter, his father Rodney, and the manager Emma were all super helpful and made the experience a pleasure. The best feedback is we have already booked for next year, which will be our third visit! Bravo!
For us there is nowhere better. Just returned from our 6th consecutive stay and we?re already in for next year. To say we love it here is an understatement. Staying at Gitcombe is like living the dream. The place sits in the most fantastic spot with breathtaking far reaching views and the accommodation and facilities are first class all round. The upkeep and management of Gitcombe is a credit to the owner Peter and his Dad Rodney and all their team. We like living where we live but there?s always a tinge of sadness when we return from our holiday. Counting down to next July!
We were a party of five families reuniting after university along with our growing brood of young children and babies. From the moment we arrived our impressions were fantastic and nothing disappointed. We stayed in Gitcombe House and it was a great mix of comfort, grandness and luxury - as well as cosy. We loved the garden and sunny spot out the back for evening sun. The facilities including the laundry were fab. The kids loved it. And the gorgeous bathtub was a hit with the kids and mums too! We made us of the fab tennis court along with a bit of basketball. Lots of useful scooter practice too for the toddlers. The playground is gorgeous. Running out of superlatives. Our fave was being able to make use of the stunning outdoor pool. Beyond Gitcombe, it?s a great location to explore lovely beaches, idyllic pubs and Devon towns. We?ll be back!
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