About our Cottages

The South Devon Holiday Cottages for rent on the Ashcombe Country Estate are ideal for a Westcountry Staycation. Each property is a perfect self-catered holiday home for you to explore Devon from – at any time of year. The cottages are easy to get to, under 10 minutes from the M5, with the South Devon coastline and Dartmoor right on the doorstep too. Groups, families and friends all love settling into our big holiday cottages, enjoying the happy atmosphere not to mention the indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and beautiful South Devon countryside. People looking for a fun and relaxing holiday find it at our cottages.

Swim at the cottage’s indoor or outdoor swimming pools, amble along estate walks, or miles of cycling and experience Ashcombe’s outdoor activity centre with quad bikes, paintball and clay pigeon shooting. Take a 4 mile drive to down the lanes to the sandy beaches of Dawlish and Teignmouth or hop on the dual carriageway in 20 minutes to the historic city of Exeter.


Not a lot of time for creative photography today, but I did have to take a new shot of the Ashcombe Country Cottage's Woodhouse Farm complex. The last time I went to do the picture (day 135) I found a Sainbury's van parked right in the shot which wasn't really what I was after. Now I have the viewing screen mounted on the quadcopter's controller it does make life easier when doing aerial photography. We have an older version of this view in the office to show people where they need to go to... but now there's a new garden, carpark etc so it's good to get it up to date. The building on the left is the indoor pool and games rooms, behind it is the outdoor playground. Cottages from left around the courtyard are America (sleeps 4), Madeleine (sleeps 6), Columbia (sleeps 15), Rainbow (sleeps 15). Then Endeavour Farmhouse (sleeps 15) and Owl Cottage on the lane (sleeps 6). On the right is a 50KW mini solar farm which provides some of the energy used in the properties. Above that are farm buildings used for cattle and storage.


Ashcombe is a 2,000 acre estate. The Rayner Family have been its custodians since 1932. Described as the ‘hidden valley’, Ashcombe’s beautiful scenery and friendly atmosphere is treasured by villagers and visitors alike. There are walks in the ancient Tower Plantation and miles of country lanes to amble down, a 12th Century church to visit and perfect rural views to admire.

Ashcombe is less than 4 miles from the South Devon coast, 10 miles from Exeter and 15 miles from Dartmoor National Park so there is always plenty to do whether you wish to walk or drive from your cottage.  Very easy to get to but still quiet and rural, Ashcombe is indeed a hidden gem in the Heart of Devon.

Woodhouse Farm Indoor Pool

“The perfect house for a family get-together. Never had such a good week. Weather great, swimming pool a dream. Thank you!”
 Monica Nemson – Luneberg, Germany

“Super place, well thought out. Will come again. Ashcombe Adventure Centre a boon” The Stanford Family, Salisbury


Visitors book

“Fabulous cottage, loads to do locally. Activity Centre BRILLIANT!” The Jones Family, Milton Keynes