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Sleeps 11 adults Bedrooms 6 Pets 2 Welcome Region Devon Town/village Coombe

Large Holiday House, near Coombe (COMBECBC)

Combe Bridge Cottage is a sensational thatched cottage, built in the 17th & 18th centuries. With refurbished bathrooms, and large farmhouse kitchen, plus a stunning newly converted self-contained annex, it now sleeps 11 in 6 bedrooms, plus cot for baby, with room for an extra 2 guests on a sofa bed in the sitting room.

MAIN HOUSE: downstairs there is vast double sitting room with a baby grand piano (tuned twice yearly), and huge granite open fireplace; a snug for quiet reading/working; downstairs cloakroom; a comfortable kitchen with Aga and huge farmhouse table; an adjacent dining room for feasts; a back kitchen/laundry/scullery; and a boot-room with hooks and racks for outdoor clothing/footwear and a large American style fridge with ice maker. Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms, 2 en-suite, plus a third family bathroom. All the bathrooms have recently been upgraded, and the house enjoys full central heating, plus a wood burning stove in the dining room, and an open fire in the sitting room.

HAYLOFT: this annex, ideal for grandparents; older children; nannies, or anyone who wants a quiet space away from the main house, has recently been converted into a truly stunning 2 guest self contained living unit, with access from the main house. It features a fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, oven, induction hob, and a pretty bistro table and chairs; a stunning galleried living space with TV, writer's desk/bookcase; and a gorgeous sleeping platform (the old Hayloft itself) with a king sized bed, 2 chests of drawers, and designer fabric furnishings. With underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, it also has a new wood-burner heating the living space and the upstairs sleeping area.

Combe Bridge Cottage has a pretty orchard style garden to the rear, with a swing, and table and chairs for al fresco dining. There are also manicured lawns bordered by pretty cottage planting to the front, side and rear, and a terrace accessed directly from the farmhouse kitchen, with table, chairs and barbecue, to enjoy the sunshine.There is ample parking for 3 cars.

The cottage is just 10 minutes drive from the A38 and you can walk up to majestic Dartmoor straight out of the front door (the Two Moors Way passes close by). The south Devon coast is only a short drive. The nearest pub is just a 10 minute walk, nearest village shop a mile away, good supermarket and general provisions in Buckfastleigh (10 minute drive away), more eclectic food and antique shopping in the nearby town of Ashburton, with busier shops and restaurants in Totnes (a 20 minute drive away). It is a 15 minutes drive from the nationally acclaimed Field Kitchen restaurant, part of Riverford Farm, which also has a farm shop to die for.

Looking at the layout in more detail, in the main house downstairs there is a wonderful country kitchen with two oven electric Aga, plus conventional oven, dishwasher, sink and fridge, a large farmhouse table, and armchair; a "back kitchen" with induction hob, washing machine, microwave, double sink/drainer, second dishwasher, plus a separate boot room with American fridge freezer. Next to the kitchen is a beautiful dining room seating 12 for feasts (we have managed 18 before!), with a 17th century dining table and early 19th century rug from Afghanistan. Further on is a comfortable and spacious sitting room with huge granite inglenook fire place and a baby grand piano. At the back is a small snug, with WiFi and printer facilities (there are two additional portable WiFi boosters available to allow cover anywhere in the house). There are 3 staircases (one steep) from the ground floor leading to the pretty bedrooms above. The first leads to the master bedroom, which has en-suite bathroom with bath and shower (plus heated towel rail), arts and crafts wardrobe and dressing table, chest of drawers. A second staircase leads to a twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room, and pretty chest of drawers. The third leads to 3 bedrooms (one double bed, one single bed, and one single with pull out bed below, all with wardrobes and chests of drawers) which share a family bathroom with bath and shower over. All bathrooms have have been recently renovated. A travel cot is available and can be set up where needed.

We have recently fully converted the Hayloft, which is attached to and accessed from the main house, and has its own fully equipped kitchen, large living area with wood burning stove, beautiful custom designed desk/bookcase feature and staircase, and platform sleeping area. This is a truly stunning space, and provides the possibility both for self contained living quarters for grandparents, nannies, older children, relatives etc; and for additional living and entertainment space for the whole family, leaving the sitting room in the main house free for non TV dominated activities. The Hayloft is equipped with a new smart TV, has its own WiFi capacity, enjoys underfloor heating throughout, and has a new state of the art log burner with three glass doors allowing sight of the flames from anywhere on the ground floor. The Hayloft connects to its own bathroom along a corridor (both with underfloor heating), with heated towel rail and large walk in shower with both overhead and angled shower-heads. The corridor contains coat racks, mirror, ample room for boots shoes etc, and a one click state of the art clothes drier (yes, it rains on Dartmoor!) which can be easily moved in front of the wood-burner when you go to bed, leaving clothes toasty and dry for the morning. It is a beautiful space and often we choose to stay there for the beauty, and the form, and the romance of it.

  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • Internet Access
  • Open Fires
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Welcome Basket
  • Parking
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.
  • Ground Floor Bath/Shower room

Conditions

Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

LocationDevon

From Tavistock and the rivers Tavy and Tamar to the English Riviera of Torbay, and the nautical town of Dartmouth north across Dartmoor (with its famous miniature ponies) to the surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe, there can be few counties in England that offer such a broad spectrum of experiences to the visitor. 

Located in the South Westerly reaches of England, Devon shares a southerly border with Cornwall, and an easterly border with Somerset and Dorset. To the north and south the Bristol and English channels provide miles of beautiful coastline, and numerous attractions to the county. 

Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty (5), National Parks (2) and many other parks and reserves make it very easy to get off the beaten track, but the cities of Plymouth and Exeter are as modern and vibrant as they come.

Inland are a number of country landscapes to explore; Tarka Country to the north, taking its name from a famous novel, offering the Tarka Trail; a fantastic cycle route through the beautiful country landscapes. Centrally, Dartmoor National Park is the largest open space in South England, and offers miles of rugged and wild moorland for keen walkers to explore.

Dartmoor Zoological Park is situated on the edge of the moor. The zoo is the inspiration behind a Hollywood film, and home to an impressive range of exotic animals. Along the south coast is the spectacular Jurrasic Coast World Heritage Site, reaching from Exmouth along into Dorset, and offering a spectacular coastline to discover.

Further south along the coast is the borough of Torbay, home to some of Devon’s most popular seaside resorts and tourist spots, and known as the English Riviera. Devon’s county town is the attractive city of Exeter, offering a mix of historical and modern architecture and culture. To the south is the University City of Plymouth, a historic port, and home to The Hoe, a popular public open space offering a range of attractions.   

Devon is the third biggest county in the UK by area, but it's quite easy to get around. In population, it is only the twelfth largest, so it's really not very crowded! Geographically and in spirit quite unlike the neighbouring counties, Devon is characterised by the granite structure that forms Dartmoor rising out of its distinctive red soil, and the very different Devonian rock structure underlying Exmoor. The Devonian geological period was actually named after Devon since it was here that these rocks were first studied. 

South West

England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.

Area Devon

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