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Coombe Bridge Cottage

Buckfastleigh - South Devon Countryside

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 11
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Parking
COMBEC
£1285 - £3132 per week *

Description

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.

Notes: This property has a £250 Good housekeeping deposit, which is payable to Discovery Holiday Homes with the balance of your holiday OR at the checkout you can choose to pay the £5 per person Good housekeeping deposit waiver instead. For a full list of beds, as well as amenities available at this property, please go to our 'At a Glance' tab below the photo gallery.

Features

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 11
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Parking
  • Nearest pub 0.3 mile
  • Countryside Views
  • BBQ
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No smoking

Prices

Reviews

Fabulous cottage - ticked all the boxes! We booked Coombe Bridge Cottage to celebrate my husband's 60th Birthday. We had friends and family come and stay over a period of 2 weeks. Plenty of room to spread out, all the bedrooms were sumptuous and well furnished and the bathrooms were well fitted. The Cottage has an Aga which we mastered very quickly and cooked everything from chickens to sourdough! The outside eating area was a sun trap and we ate our breakfast outside enjoying the gentle sound of the river just across the road. Can't rate this place enough! Word of warning.....the roads are narrow and sometimes quite hairy!Mrs McWilliam - 29th August 2017
This is a charmingly, quirky property with extensive accommodation set in a beautiful, quiet place. We were a group of 6 retired ladies who'd decided that we preferred to have a property which would allow us our own rooms. We enjoyed walking in the surrounding countryside during the day and cooking for each other in the evenings. These cottages allowed us ample space to be together or on our own. The furnishings were all in good taste and perfectly serviceable. We would have appreciated a more extensive range of crockery so that, when someone was looking for a breakfast bowl, they didn't have to wash up a previously used one. I have to say that, whilst we didn't require much access to TV, this was only possible via the Hayloft. We considered that it would be preferable if the television was situated in a communal living area, rather than a bedroom. We loved the peaceful location and got used to negotiating the narrow lanes.Sheila D - 9th June 2017
We have had the most amazing time away in Combe Cottage . A stunning property and the weather for the week was perfect too . There were 12 of us plus a baby for the week and the cottage worked perfectly for all of our needs . Fun time in the garden or cards late at night around the kitchen table . The senior members of our family loved the peaceful atmosphere that the cottage gave to us and the younger one loved playing in the stream - although it was a little cold ! I would highly recommend this beautiful place- we were all so sad to leave this morning - thank you again!Ali P. - 27th May 2017
Idyllic house with wonderful walking! This beautiful house in an idyllic setting beside a stream was perfect for a very happy family Christmas. As several connected cottages it has lots of interesting nooks and crannies and staircases, with a comfortable living room with open fire and grand piano at its centre, as well as a perfectly equipped kitchen, just right for cooking Christmas meals for 11 without stress. Everything was in very good order including the excellent bathrooms. Good food shopping nearby in Ashburton and the excellent Riverford Farm Shop. Our two families enjoyed several different walks up through deep hollow ways to the moor and in the valley in which the cottage sits. It must be glorious in the summer too. Many thanks to Alan and Caroline for a wonderful week. Jane - 21st December 2016
Superb family home from home! Beautiful house in a lovely setting close to the moor. Ideal for large family groups. Great kitchen /diner with aga. Only one small gripe - if everyone wanted a shower at the same time the water went off! Hazel R - 9th November 2016
Fabulous location for multi generational holiday! We rented this property in August 2016 for four generations of our family. The property is comfortable, quirky, well equipped and clearly well loved. Dartmoor is a lovely part of the country with plenty of interesting sites and parks to visit within easy driving distance - if you are prepared to brave the single lanes. The layout allowed for informal meals in the kitchen or more formal events in the dining room, as well as outdoor dining in the patio. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anybody wishing to rent it. I am sure it would make for an amazing family Christmas get together.Vanessa C. - 22nd September 2016
Beautiful location and cottage, perfect get away for a large family group! Fantastic rambling property where you can be with others or be alone. Gorgeous garden, really enjoyable to sit outside. The tradesmans arms walking distance away with lovely food and atmosphere. Perfect holiday home for all the family from the small ones to the older generation. Highly recommended just be aware of the narrow roads in the area which are manageable once you take care. House full of lovely art and bit's and bobs and feels really homely!Mary D. - 5th September 2016
Lovely, beautifully decorated cottage with lots of space. We had a lovely stay at Combe Bridge Cottage near Scorriton. We were two families, 9 Persons alltogether and there was plenty of space for all of us. We had the whole house, including the Hayloft. We were able to join together round the grand piano and enjoy music while the older children had the opportunity to stay on their own and enjoy their music. The two kitchens were well equipped and we enjoyed cooking together after having lovely strolls around the moor. The bathrooms were clean, well equipped and modern. The beds were very comfortable and all of us slept well. The garden invited for reading, sitting in the sun or shade and the garden dining area was lovely for morning coffees and afternoon cream teas. The surrounding was very quiet and gave us the opportunity to relax completely. The house is extremely beautiful, even more than in the pictures. There was only one little disadvantage, which is due to the age of the house, but wouldn´t keep us from renting it again: Some of the ceilings and the doors are quite low, so I (1.91m ) hit my head quite often even though I tried to keep it down. Thanks a lot for letting us stay in your beautiful house. Stefan and Claudia - 27th August 2016

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