What you need to know about our cottages: the Holiday Cottages on the private Ashcombe Country Estate are ideal for a South Devon Staycation. Each property is a self-contained self-catered holiday home for you to explore the Westcountry and Devon – at any time of year.
Unlike many rural holiday lets, our cottages are very easy to reach, under 10 minutes from the M5, with the South Devon beaches and coastline as well as Dartmoor right on the doorstep. Groups, families and friends book our larger holiday cottages often years ahead, 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 will find it at our South Devon holiday cottages.
Swim at the cottage’s main indoor or individual outdoor swimming pools, amble along estate woodland 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. No need to sit in the car for those extra hours when everything is on the doorstep.
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. Relax with a pint of Ashcombe Cider at The Ashcombe Village Club when you have finished your day.
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.
“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
“Fabulous cottage, loads to do locally. Activity Centre BRILLIANT!” The Jones Family, Milton Keynes