English Country Cottages

Ashcombe - The Cider Barn

Ashcombe, nr. Dawlish


Property Reference: HGGL
  • Sleeps16
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms8
  • Grade5 Star rating

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Availability & Price

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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 offers special 6 night durations in July for the Tour De France. 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
  • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
  • GardenGarden
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • 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 and hot tubs are 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.


The Cider Barn is accessed via a long, steep, winding, uphill drive through the original apple orchard. The building and garden both overlook the scenic Ashcombe Valley and all the way to the south Devon coast. The property benefits from total privacy and is ideal for groups and extended families, and has its own exclusive use of a heated outdoor swimming pool. Tucked away at the bottom of the drive lies Apple Tree Cottage (ref HKH) which can provide accommodation for an extra 6 guests. 1 mile from Woodhouse Farm. Spacious reception room with wood-burning stove and oak floor, leading to large, well-appointed dining room (with games cabinet) seating 16 at single oak table, with rear entrance lobby at one end and well-equipped kitchen with two ovens and hobs and Italian-tiled floor at the other. Utility/boot room. Also leading from reception room, double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet, double bedroom with en-suite toilet, and twin bedroom. Adjacent wet/bathroom and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. Three twin bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. All with oak doors.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
  • Full CH inc
  • Towels inc
  • Freeview TV
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with superb views
  • Enclosed patio
  • Gas BBQ
  • Private outdoor heated swimming pool (16ft 6in x 8ft 6in) open Apr-Oct

  • Elec inc
  • Bed linen inc
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Hair dryer
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Shared payphone (in foyer of heated swimming pool)
  • Garden furniture
  • Parking
  • No smoking

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES (at Woodhouse Farm)
* Indoor heated swimming pool with hot tub and 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. Accommodated all 16 of us with ease. Kitchen really well equipped and lots of space to hang out. Cottage was well situated to get around and did walks nearby. Would recommend for the price. Dec 2012.
  2. The steep drive to the Cider Barn is worth it for the amazing views and the feeling of total privacy. We enjoyed the scenery and the heated pool whatever the weather. The Cider Barn was perfect for our family of 3 generations to enjoy a holiday together, there was lots of space. The location is great for days out and there are lots of places to visit within a reasonable drive. April 2012.
  3. A lovely property - bit of a steep drive up so could be interesting in bad weather. Lovely living room and dining area. Bedrooms a bit cramped. March 2012.
  4. My family and I had a wonderful week here. My grandchildren, aged 2-9 made full use of the outdoor pool even in April! Adults enjoyed the wood fire of an evening and the automatic ice maker was a hit. We visited Exeter races, Paignton Zoo, Powderham Castle, Dawlish Warren-all worth the visit. The only drawback for me was the single track roads which I found scary but my children found quite fun. The house is ideal for big groups as each room has its own facilities. April 2011.
  5. It was a fantastic building with great views. We will be back for sure. Nov 2010.
  6. The barn was stunning. The seating was spectacular. Decor was tasteful and the furnishings complimented the barn. There were 17 of us (incl two babies) and because of the fabulous layout of the house, we didn’t feel crowded. May 2010.
  7. Furnished to a high standard and fantastically remote. The pool is a big plus. May 2010.
  8. Good quality fixture and fittings. The twin bedrooms were rather cramped. Aug 2009.
  9. No deposit asked for on arrival. Heated outdoor swimming pool. Free access to indoor swimming pool & games room. Maintenance people were very pleasant & obliging. No hidden extras. July 2009.
  10. The accommodation was fantastic. The groundsman were very helpful and considerate, even coming to check the pool during the weekend. The barn was a great party house! We all had a great time! May 2009.
  11. The barn has excellent, the reception rooms and the well equipped kitchen. The plunge/swimming pool was a great hit with the young children. Outdoor furniture and BBQ also good. June 2009.
  12. A truly wonderful place - the location, accommodation, leisure facilities, equipment and comfort were all top-notch. We really couldnt fault it! Feb 2009.
  13. A great family and party venue. Feb 2009.
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