English Country Cottages

Ashcombe - Rainbow

Ashcombe, nr. Dawlish


Property Reference: HDDE
  • Sleeps15
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms7
  • Grade4 Star rating
Ashcombe Adventure Centre Exterior Living room Living room Double bedroom Surrounding area Swimming pool Surrounding area Adventure Centre Double bedroom Triple bedroom Bunk bedroom Bathroom Sitting-out-area Sitting-out-area Surrounding area Aerial shot Games room Sauna Children’s play area Kitchen/diner

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Availability & Price

Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

 
Available start days
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • StairgateStairgate
  • WifiWifi
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

"Enjoy the ‘cream’ of Devon at one of the twelve 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. The heated indoor swimming pool 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. At the end of the day the Ashcombe Village Club provides cheap beer and a cheerful atmosphere.
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 Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive. Take a walk along the South West Coast Path which runs along the entire length of the Jurassic Coast and offers the walker stunning views, with a bird’s eye view of many coastal features. From the coast path you can experience the drama of sheer cliff faces, take in the wonderful towns of Beer, the ‘picture postcard’ fishing village, or Budleigh Salterton. This tranquil and historic seaside town nestles on the edge of a pebble beach beneath spectacular red cliffs, made famous by literary giants such as Noel Coward, P.G. Wodehouse and Anthony Trollope. Visit Seaton with its famous trams or Sidmouth which still has a unique charm and has captivated thousands of holidaymakers. Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, Regency history, clean beaches and friendly shops – it is all here in this lovely seaside town. All in all Ashcombe is an excellent base to explore, experience and enjoy ‘The Cream of Devon’. Main shops 3 miles.


Rainbow Cottage overlooks the old farmyard at Woodhouse Farm and is designed to be the ideal place for a group to enjoy their stay in Devon. Woodhouse Farm’s heated indoor pool and children’s play areas are just across from the communal garden/courtyard. Entrance from garden into spacious living room with electric ‘log-effect’ fire, rugs on Italian-tiled floor and French door leading to patio. Oak-beamed dining room with dining table seating 15 and Italian-tiled floor. Large farmhouse-style kitchen with range-style cooker and tiled floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bunk bedroom with adjacent shower room and toilet. Beamed throughout ground floor. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with adjacent bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with adjacent bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Further twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Electric ‘log-effect’ fire
  • Electric rads included
  • Fan heater
  • Towels for hire £4 per person
  • Travel cot
  • Digital 32" TV
  • Additional TV
  • Range-style cooker included
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Two small patio areas
  • Gas barbecue

  • 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

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Very spacious house, large kitchen and lounge. Very comfortable in nice location. Cannot fault it. March 2012.
  2. Our cottages were a fantastic location for my hen weekend. They were spacious, comfotbale, and had all facilities we would need. The views were beautiful, the pool was a treat. Fantastic value for money, I would definitely return for a weekend with friends or family. March 2011.
  3. Plenty of room for 14, good size sitting room and dinning room, all bedrooms had en-suite or bathroom next door, hightly recommended. Jan 2011.
  4. A real home from home, very comfortable. Sept 2010.
  5. Spacious, well equipped and clean. June 2010.
  6. Very friendly staff and excellent location. Availability of the swimming pool was an added bonus. May 2010
  7. Plenty of room. Clean and well stocked. Oct 2009.
  8. Nice building, excellent views, swimming pool was a nice bonus and although there were multiple buildings on the same site it was never noisy. Sept 2009.
  9. It generally met the description. Aug 2009.
  10. We booked Rainbow, it was even better than I thought, the photos on the web did not do it justice. I was totally ideal and more for all my friends. I booked this cottage for my 40th and the layout of the cottage was definitely ideal. The kitchen was even better and we were able to seat 12 comfortably and to decorate it for the Sat night, it was perfect. We would like to come again. April 2009.
  11. We have just returned from a ’girly’ weekend away at Rainbow cottage. We all had a wonderful time, just taking time out from hectic family life! It was certainly an added bonus to have the swimming pool. Thank you. June 2009.
  12. We found the cottage to be homely and spacious. Beautiful surroundings. Plenty of room for all the children to play and the pool was a fantastic bonus! Feb 2008.
  13. I would just like to say this was a fantastic place to spend the weekend with friends. We had a great time. Feb 2008.
  14. A great place for a group get-together! June 2008.
  15. Less than 10 minutes from Teignmouth, Dawlish and Dawlish Warren with its fantastic beach. Would recommend the Elizabeth Inn at Luton (5 minutes) fabulous. Feb 2008.
  16. The cottage was fantastic and so lovely that they put up Christmas decorations. On arrival the people who met us were really lovely and very helpful. Dec 2007.
  17. The book in the cottage with info on local services activities etc was really useful!! Sept 2007.
  18. Accommodation excellent and very flexible for our party of ten. Nov 2007.
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