The Retreat is a luxurious coach house, part of eight other stylish and luxurious character cottages within the exclusive Gitcombe Country Cottages Estate near Dartmouth. Recently listed in The Times' 50 Best Cottages for Summer feature, Gitcombe's cottages each boast tasteful Scandinavian Country-chic influenced interiors and luxurious touches granite topped kitchens plus a scenic and tranquil setting nestling in their own private valley in the heart of Devon's sought-after South Hams region.
As well as a stunningly scenic setting, a short drive from Dartmouth and Conde Nast Traveller award-wining Blackpool Sands, the cottages and coach house have access to a private health club with large indoor heated pool, Klafs sauna and steam rooms, plus a kids soft play area and sun deck with outdoor whirlpool offering truly beautiful inspiring views over the rolling hills, woodland and meadows of the valley setting. There's also an outdoor pool (open in summer), all-weather tennis courts and beautifully hand carved wooden play area.
All in all, Gitcombe is just as enchanting for kids as it is for adults - who could fail to have fun playing spot the moo cow across the valley whilst splashing about in the outdoor hot tub!
The Retreat is an architect designed contemporary coach house style with high beamed ceilings, flagstone flooring, luxurious bathrooms and a special wrap-around balcony accessed from the lounge overlooking the valley - ideal for wildlife-spotting over morning coffee or evening drinks. The spacious lounge offers plenty of space with a log burning fire, flat screen smart TV and Sonos sound system. A perfect space for family celebrations and crawlers and toddlers will love the open plan living, dining, where they can roam safely always in site of grown-ups.
The stylish kitchen area comes complete with granite worktop, dishwasher, washer/drier, fridge (with ice box), microwave, ceramic hob and oven, large kitchen island and dining area with seating for up to 10. There are 4 hotel standard bedrooms, three with en-suite shower rooms, one with a family bathroom just opposite and one with direct access to the private hot tub.
A private garden complete with dining area, barbecue, views across the valley plus space for up to 3 cars.
Short breaks of 3-4 nights are available between Sept-May annually, with shorter stays (min 3nts) and flexible arrival days accommodated Nov-Mid March. See prices tab for more details and use 'Ask the Owner a Question' under 'Owners' tab for special requests.
PLEASE NOTE: Gitcombe provides un-assembled ‘pop up’ style travel cots, so please be aware that you will need to erect the cot before bedtime.