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The Coach House

(Ref. 967203)

Ugborough, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • pool (10)
  • size (5)
  • fridge (5)
  • indoor (5)
  • house (5)
  • lovely (5)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "A larger fridge would have been useful."

    We all have had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed the outdoor pool.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Aug 2023

  • "Very clean accommodation that was as described."

    Pros- pools are both checked regularly and kept clean Indoor pool bookable as a family which is nice and good booking system Grounds are well maintained and nice surroundings. BBQ for use at property. Pub in walking distance but didn’t go Cons- narrow lane to access the property that is very busy Supermarkets are some distance away and local shop limited Boiler in cupboard in bunk bed room woke son early morning and in night

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.4Aug 2023

  • "This is a lovely place to stay with excellent facilities for families."

    This was our second visit and we enjoyed our stay. Our grand daughter is a keen swimmer and made lots of use of both pools. The outdoor pool was never very crowded and the booking system for indoor pool means you have it to youselves. The Coach House is very comfortable. The only negative we have is the size of the fridge and tiny freezer compartment. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Aileen4.4Aug 2022

  • "You have a wonderful property in a beautiful setting, which enabled us to have a wonderful stay, thank you!"

    The property was very well equipped also. The property was a little cobwebby here and there, but everything else pushed this into insignificance and a minor maintenance issue was resolved very promptly. Thank you for facilitating a wonderful start to our summer holiday :) !!

    Reviewed by Camille4.7Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage - home from home with all the facilities you would want and need."

    Great location and very friendly. Lots for the kids to do to keep them entertained.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Apr 2022

  • "The venue was lovely and location excellent."

    There was an issue with the fridge/freezer, the size was OK but there was no internal shelf and the door to the freezer compartment was broken and could only be closed with difficulty. There was also an issue with the swimming pools, neither had a rail by the steps. I have an arthritic knee and could only enter when others around to assist. I swim regularly on my own. This was a problem for me, particularly in the indoor pool where a rail or other could be easily fixed alongside the steps.

    Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately I was only very recently made aware of the fridge issue - replacement parts have now been obtained. Apologies if this caused any inconvenience during your stay. There are many steps around the estate and there is indeed a safety rail installed along the steps from the outdoor pool to the indoor pool building - although I do acknowledge these steps are reasonably steep. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Aug 2021

  • "Yes, the fridge is too small and its shelf was broken and balanced to look ok but was unusable."

    My mum has a much more useful, yet still half size, fridge. Also the sink needs a drain clean as it glugs loud enough to hear from the car park, or wake you at night. The laundry dryer at 4quid (why? 20p in London) and didnt quite dry. Small things, otherwise the Colmer estate was super, relaxing and quiet and we enjoyed the super pools and easy shoert drives out to many pretty coves and small towns.

    I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the Colmer Estate. I will investigate the communal tumble drier - no other comments have been received. If there is a plumbing issue with the kitchen sink it will be rectified. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was spacious and comfortable and the location was amazing."

    The kids were never out of the pool and it was so lovely having family close in the other accommodation.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable week at the Colmer Estate, a pretty secluded setting with an extra bonus of a heated outdoor pool."

    The cottage was very comfortable, and had everything we needed. A great base to explore the nearby beaches.

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Aug 2020

  • "We have had a lovely time at The Coach house, nice spacious accommodation and good size garden."

    Lovely surroundings and the outdoor heated pool which made it for the kids as even when is was raining the kids were in the pool. Location was also good, took us about 20/30 minutes to get to different places apart from Torque which was about 50 mins. Little pub and a petrol station/spar shop within walking distance. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was as expected - clean and tidy on arrival, all services working in the cottage."

    The owner called me on arrival day to mention an issue the previous week which was fixed by the time we arrived. It was good that the owner called and wished us a good holiday. Facilites in wider Colmer Estate were as detailed, the outside pool was a success with the kids. If there is one area of upgrade that I would encourage the owner to consider is to put a simple wifi connection into the cottage. We knew it wasn't there but I was hoping that I could use my mobile phone roaming signal, however, Colmer and the immediate area seems to be in a particularly poor mobile phone signal area. Wifi would have been very useful, to allow us to plan, book tickets etc. rather than having to leave site all the time to do this.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.4Jul 2019

  • "The coach House was very comfortable and clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing break."

    The indoor pool and gym could be used at anytime (maybe not during school holidays though) and the grounds were a pleasure to walk around. The garden was a sun trap and was a pleasure to sit out of an evening. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quite relaxing break.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at The Coach House. The gym and indoor pool are available for use all year round and the outdoor pool is heated from the end of May until early September. We hope to be able to welcome you again to the Coach House in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "This house was perfect for our young family."

    We loved the grounds and the indoor pool was really warm. We had 4G on our phones so no internet not a problem. Would love to go again and defiantly recommend.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a few issues with the cottage: - There was no wi-fi or mobile signal available."

    This made it impossible to plan or book anything to do locally without a trip up the road. I'm aware that the cottage listing doesn't mention wi-fi anywhere but it would seem essential in an area that has no mobile reception either. All the other cottages seemed to have wi-fi networks except this one for that reason. Some of our neighbours were good enough to let us use there's when we needed to call anywhere but this couldn't be done from our cottage. - The fridge in the kitchen needs to be fixed. It worked fine but is very small and all of the shelves inside the door are missing meaning you can fit even less in there. - The DVD player stopped working while we were there. Luckily we managed to get a DVD out before it stopped turning on all together. - The bed in the main bedroom is very small and uncomfortable. The room could easily accommodate something bigger. Other than the above we were very happy. It's a lovely cottage in a great estate. *** Owner Response *** Thank you for giving your comments after your recent stay at the Coach House. The property does not currently offer wi-fi which is accurately noted in the property description. Mobile phones can be used at Colmer - but given it's rural location signal is intermittent and some providers are better facilitated than others. The new fridge in the kitchen now has an added door shelf which will hopefully provide extra storage space. Unfortunately our stone built property which dates back to mid 18th century gives limited space to install a large kitchen! The DVD player has always worked well and unfortunately malfunctioned during your stay - it has since been replaced. The double bed is a standard double size and is a quality bed - no further comments have been received from other guests. I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday and benefitted from the many facilities provided at the Colmer Estate***

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Apr 2018

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x children’s bunk
  • 2 x Bathrooms (family bathroom with bath and over head shower, WC and wash basin, En suite off bedroom 1 with shower, WC and wash basin
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, shared washing machine and tumble dryer, WiFi and TV with DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Shared use of indoor pool, please note that the indoor pool is closed from November 2023 until mid March 2024 - booking system in operation and large heated outdoor pool - available end of May to early September
  • On-site facilities to include fitness room, games room, children's play area and a hard tennis court (bring your own racquets and balls)
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: This property will sleep a total maximum of 6 people (4 adults and 2 children with children above the age of 3)
  • Note: Shared washing machine and tumble dryer on site at additional cost

The property

The Colmer Estate is an exclusive collection of 20 holiday cottages set in 28 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.

A range of indoor and outdoor facilities will keep the whole family entertained whatever the weather and include both an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness room, games room, children’s play area and a hard tennis court (bring your own racquets and balls).

Please check with the owner to confirm availability.

Nearby, are many sandy beaches, including Bigbury on Sea where you can cross the water by sea tractor to explore Burgh Island and its elegant art deco hotel.

The popular towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth are both just a short drive away.

The original Coach House is now a detached, single storey cottage.

A traditional stone building, the open plan living area is bright and contemporary as are the three comfortable bedrooms - a double, a twin and a children's bunk room.

From the living area, French doors open on to the patio and front lawn, where you can enjoy the late summer evenings - and glimpses of the pool are visible through the archway of the gatehouse.

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About the location


Plymouth 12 miles.

The small and delightful Georgian market town of Modbury rests in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the western side of Devon’s glorious South Hams district. Modbury offers a range of shops, cosy pubs and good quality restaurants. Surrounded by unspoilt rolling fields and bordered by a stunning coastline, this is a place for those who enjoy great opportunities for walking, cycling, sailing, surfing and sea bathing. Explore the matchless South Devon coast with its fabulous sandy beaches (some of them dog friendly all year round) and its breathtakingly beautiful coastal path. Or simply take time to visit some of the charming estuary towns and villages dotted throughout the area, such as Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. The city of Plymouth and the wild open spaces of Dartmoor and also close at hand. A brilliant holiday location at any time of the year.

Note: Maximum four adults.
Note: This property will sleep a maximum of 6 people, including infants.
Note: Shared Washing machine and tumble dryer on site at additional cost.
Short Breaks not available.
Please note that the indoor pool is closed from November 2023 until mid March 2024