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Gitcombe Retreat

(Ref. 1039237)

Cornworthy, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfection once again."

    We are coming back. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing!"

    Best holiday home we have ever stayed in! Couldn’t fault in any way. Gitcombe Retreat is just pure bliss and we will definitely be back :)

    Reviewed by Kirstie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Gitcombe is a superb location and the Retreat is a beautifully appointed building x"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • Four Bedrooms: 1 x fully accessible ground-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x lower-ground-floor super-king-size and en-suite shower room with basin and WC, 1 x lower-ground floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be a two singles upon request)
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting space with woodburning stove
  • Balcony wrapping around two sides of the property with wonderful valley views
  • Large paved terrace with 4 meter long teak table with 12 chairs.
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric built-in oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV with Sonos sound system and WiFi
  • Fuel, fires and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • BBQ available
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, (please bring your own linen), bed sides/guards, high chairs, booster seats, baby baths, potty's, changing mats are available on request upon booking
  • wheelchair and extra ramp also available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars at the front of the property, with additional general parking spaces in a designated car park
  • Private garden with outdoor dining space, private hot tub and barbecue area
  • Indoor facilities: heated indoor swimming pool (30ft x 18ft, 3ft deep), changing rooms, showers and WCs, sauna and steam rooms, children’s soft-cushion indoor playroom, table football, toy shed, and indoor leisure spa open daily from 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Outdoor facilities; heated outdoor swimming pool (34ft x 22ft, 3ft – 6ft deep) open daily subject to weather from last Bank Holiday in May to second week of September, sunbathing terrace, hot tub, tennis court (championship size) with complimentary racquets and balls, basketball net on tennis court, boules court, wooden swings, children’s adventure playground, 14-acres of grounds with footpaths to surrounding countryside and pubs
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

Set in the outstanding setting of the South Hams countryside, you will find the magnificent Gitcombe Retreat.

Having been designed by the award-winning architect Roderick James, this luxurious abode styled with chic interiors provides the ultimate getaway for groups of eight looking to celebrate or simply holiday in style.

Gather in the sociable open-plan living space and admire the beautiful beams that line the ceiling and the striking woodburning stove that takes centre stage in front of the impressive bi-fold doors leading out onto the balcony wrapped around two sides.

Settle on one of the two beautiful blue sofas or chat by the contemporary kitchen island as you watch the chef of the group whip up a delicious home-cooked meal and sip on a refreshing glass of bubbly.

Take your seat at the spacious dining table as you delight in the lovingly prepared feast and exchange stories of times gone by, before raising your glass to a memorable holiday with fantastic company.

Take the evening outside to the large paved terrace with a private hot tub where you can indulge in drinks whilst watching the sun set across the stunning rolling countryside.

Grab your towels and head indoors to one of the four bedrooms available within this property; the ground-floor is home to an easily accessible double bedroom with the added benefit of an en-suite shower room, whilst down on the lower-ground-floor you will find two super-king-size bedrooms each with an en-suite shower room and third super-king-size that can be transformed into two single beds upon request.

The lower-ground-floor also features a grand bathroom with a tranquil ambiance boasting a freestanding bath, basin and WC, creating the ideal place to enjoy some time to yourself.

When you manage to tear yourself away from this luxurious dwelling, be sure to make the most of the sites indoor facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room as well as a sunbathing terrace and championship size tennis court where you can work on your swing.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1038868, 1039238, 1039240, 1039243, 1039244, 1039246, 1039247, 1040677, and together can sleep a total of 59 guests.

Gitcombe Estate Cottages

Resting within the beautiful Devonshire countryside on the outskirts of the village of Cornworthy, sits this magnificent collection of nine luxury properties known as the Gitcombe Estate. With accommodation to suit all tastes, requirements and party sizes, properties range from a Grade II listed manor house, to a newly built stylish timber framed property designed by award-winning architects. Cleverly combining contemporary touches, like Bose iPod docking stations, with more traditional features including oak beams and wood burning stoves, the properties present a winning combination for visitors of all ages. Relax in the delightfully furnished living accommodation, cook in the stylish kitchens, or unwind in the spacious 14 acres of the estate. The holiday homes vary in style and sleep between four and 13 guests. On sunny summer days, enjoy an alfresco breakfast or barbecue lunch in your garden. For young party members, the hand-carved children’s adventure playground is the perfect place to for them to burn off any extra energy, whilst for older children and adults in the group, the tennis court is a fabulous spot for a friendly tournament! This impressive complex also has both indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools meaning you can enjoy a leisurely swim, whatever the weather. Relax in the hot tub, sauna or steam room - or simply sit back and watch as the children have fun in the fantastic indoor soft play area. When you want to venture out from this idyllic haven to experience the delights of South Devon, there is a plethora of fun activities and stunning locations just waiting to be explored. For spectacular beaches, head to Blackpool Sands just three-miles west of Dartmouth, or visit popular Salcombe and enjoy its numerous sandy coves. If you are searching for all-weather family attractions, nearby Woodlands Leisure Park and Pennywell Farm (around a 45 minute drive), both offer fantastic days out for those with young children. The incredible Paignton Zoo is also within easy driving distance, home to an exotic variety of animals including lions, tigers, gorillas, and even crocodiles… an entertaining day out no matter your age! For foodies South Devon is home to some of the finest eateries and food producers in the country. Visit the artisan wine and cheese makers at Sharpham Vineyard, or dine in one of the excellent, critically acclaimed restaurants in the region – for example the Seahorse in Dartmouth, where you can enjoy some of the finest fish and shellfish freshly caught along the South Devon coastline. For history buffs, visit the historic Buckfast Abbey which sits along the River Dart, explore Dartmouth Castle perched atop the entrance to the Dart estuary, or experience Dartmouth’s guided Mayflower 400 tour, and learn more about the town’s vibrant past first hand. However, you choose to enjoy your time in South Devon, choose one of the impressive Gitcombe Estate holiday homes for the perfect base from which to explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Totnes 4.4 miles

Cornworthy is a picturesque village in the sought-after South Hams area of Devon that dates back to Saxon times. Much of the village makes up part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The coastal towns of Dittisham and Dartmouth are nearby and provide excellent opportunities for marine activities and some of the UKs best seafood restaurants (such as The Seahorse). Totnes is also a short drive away, an attractive, vibrant town, which also includes a railway station that provides direct services to London Paddington in under three hours. For shopping addicts Totnes offers an excellent range of small independent retailers and unique shops. The town is famed for its promotion of ethical products, wholefoods and fair trade goods. In the Civil Hall Square you’ll find the weekly market which is held on Fridays and Saturdays. And an Elizabethan market held each Tuesday morning (May-September), when traders dress in Elizabethan period costumes and the Totnes Sunday Good Food Market.

Please be aware that the site amenties are shared with other guests staying on the Gitcombe Estate

Gitcombe Retreat sleeps up to 8

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter