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  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 0 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Coastal Property
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
  • Car Parking - On Site
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Freedom is a fantastic property for those looking for an active, fun filled holiday as activities start right from the estate!

"Enjoy the ‘cream’ of Devon at one of the ten cottages on the Ashcombe Estate..."

Situated in the heart of rolling Devon countryside, the privately owned Ashcombe country estate nestles in a peaceful valley close to the sandy beaches of Dawlish and Torquay. Enjoy walking on the estate’s hills and woodlands, swim in the heated indoor swimming pool, or relax in the sauna at Woodhouse Farm while children play in the indoor and outdoor playgrounds. The owners have made a great effort to ensure that the cottages are both comfortable and practical while the location could not be better for a wide range of Devon attractions.
It might be a family holiday or big reunion, a special celebration, a fun business get-together, a group trip, or a relaxing weekend to recharge your batteries; whatever the reason the facilities are designed to be perfect for winter and summer holidays and the secrets of the Ashcombe cottages’ appeal are presentation, comfort and convenience. The cottages are maintained to very high standards. All have leather sofas, flatscreen digital TVs and very comfortable mattresses - the owners consider a good night’s sleep the most important thing! The cottages either have Italian tiled floors or wooden floors, and some still retain many original features including oak beamed ceilings. The properties cater for almost any party size, sleeping from 4 to 28 people and are all rated either 4 or 5 stars. Ashcombe’s larger cottages provide great value for money for visitors sharing with their friends and families. For meals, an in-house chef can be booked to come and do the hard work (arranged direct with the owner). The heated indoor swimming pool, very close to the properties (apart from HGGL which is 1 mile away) is perfect for any rainy days and keep the children happy. Cider Barn sleeping 16 and Nut Tree Farm sleeping 28, which are both 5 star rated, also have outdoor swimming pools for the summer.
For those wishing to enjoy a more adrenaline-charged holiday, the brilliant Ashcombe outdoor activity centre (at extra cost) offers quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintballing and more and is located just under a mile down the lane and is available for those 14 years and over. Families with youngsters will love the ’A Touch of the Wild’, a camp based activity club where children can take part in courses like bush-craft and canoe building, or if you want to keep them entertained for longer you could enrol them in the Woodland Adventure Club where they will discover the fun you can have in the wild. From camp fire cooking and toasting marshmellows to bug hunting and learning woodland skills, a day with the experienced staff will ensure they come away with a new found love of the great outdoors. And for adults the Ashcombe Village Club provides cheap beer, event evenings and a cheerful atmosphere from which to unwind.
Both Dartmoor National Park and the historic city of Exeter are only 20 minutes’ drive away while the famous South Devon Coast, with wonderful sandy beaches, is barely 3 miles. Exeter and Newton Abbot Racecourses, several golf courses, loads of family theme parks, zoos, sailing and fishing are all within easy reach, not to mention the many excellent pubs and restaurants that Devon is famous for. The wild beauty of Dartmoor is 20 minutes away with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Numerous National Trust properties are close by including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with bustling boat harbour, castle, contemporary art galleries and boutiques. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and water sports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham with its annual crab catching competition. Slightly further afield, East C...


Freedom Cottage, overlooking the old farm courtyard, was converted from the Woodhouse Farm creamery where the farmer churned the milk, and is located across the courtyard from the indoor swimming pool. Four steps to entrance. Open-plan living room with dining area and door to sitting-out area. Well-equipped, galley-style kitchen with wooden worktops, high-beamed pitched ceiling, Velux roof light and slate floor. Spiral stairs down to lower ground floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional single bed (for +1 child) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for + 1) and en-suite shower room and toilet. Spiral stairs from entrance level up to first floor: Beamed double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Electric ‘log-effect’ fire
  • Electric rads included
  • Towels for hire £4 per person
  • Digital 32" TV
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Patio

  • Electricity included
  • Bed linen included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Hair dryer
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared payphone (in foyer of heated swimming pool)
  • Garden furniture
  • Parking
  • No smoking

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES (at Woodhouse Farm)
* Indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms (available all year) 10am–7pm.
* Pool table.
* Lounge with TV and broadband avail for early arrivals
* Small indoor children’s playroom
* Sauna
* Sun terrace with furniture (adjacent to pool).
* Enclosed orchard with seating.
* Enclosed children’s playground with swings and slides.
* Village club with licensed bar at Ashcombe, weekly events - 1 mile from Woodhouse Farm.
ASHCOMBE ADVENTURE CENTRE - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND
* Quad biking (woodland safaris)
* Clay pigeon shooting
* Paintball over streams and ravines
* Licensed bar and restaurant
* Conference rooms
A TOUCH OF THE WILD
* Children, family and adult outdoor events
* Spoon carving courses
* Canoe and bush-craft trips
* Wild Tots toddler group

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  • 9

    Nicola

    Posted by anonymous

    An excellent cottage and as described. Clean, pretty well everything we needed in the kitchen (a bread knife would be useful), beds are good, swimming pool is lovely and we had superb weather (I know this outside the owner's control, but it always helps!). Very minor point - TV in the bedroom was so far away from the bed you needed binoculars - perhaps that could be moved? Local beaches clean and interesting, great local walks, Eden project and the Jurassic coast are within striking distance and excellent stately homes if you're interested in history. The local adventure centre is for over 14s only - so I had some 13 year olds a bit disappointed - however, those who could use the facilities there enjoyed themselves. Only issues: there was no mobile phone coverage, so when we couldn't get the WiFi to work we couldn't easily communicate with the outside world (we tended to be out when the site office was open). I understand that the owners were putting in a new WiFi service the week after we left, so the very poor WiFi service we had shouldn't be a problem for subsequent visitors who need it.

    Confirmed guest, 13/08/2016 08/09/2016

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; The new wifi is now in place in most of the cottages and is a lot faster than the previous broadband. It is not available in all cottages as it is provided by Airband and works from a mast, therefore if the line of sight is not there then the cottage can only receive standard broadband. Unfortunately being in the countryside the remaining cottages are at the mercy of Open Reach! Mobile phone coverage is available if guests have wifi calls or are happy to walk to an area a little above the cottages.
8.8 out of 10 – based on 5 reviews collected by ReeVoo