Eating In

Our holiday cottages might be self-catering, but that doesn’t mean you have to actually do all the cooking when eating in. Opt for a chef to cook you a perfect dinner party in the comfort of your own Ashcombe cottage.  Excellent locally sourced food is cooked by a chef in your own cottage – so good that you could be eating in a top London restaurant. Invite your neighbours or have a special celebration meal without all the preparation and cooking.

Local chef Nina Caldwell from ‘Devon Cooks’ is at hand to provide a sumptuous evening meal in the comfort of your cottage. Sourcing local and seasonal ingredients to create a memorable meal allowing you to kick back and relax after a great day of exploring Devon.

Chef Nina at work

Chef Nina at work

Nina has worked as a private chef for twenty years on land and private luxury yachts around the world and has a wealth of knowledge within her field. Nina is based in nearby Exeter but grew up in the beautiful Ashcombe valley, working in a local hotel before taking on her culinary journey around the world. For more information visit her website or call her to book on 07547 007938.

For big groups book a waitress to serve food & drinks so you can totally relax and enjoy sublime food sampling the best of what the Westcountry has to offer.

One of the most popular options is to have meals delivered pre-prepared and ready to cook. You can order this a few days before you arrive just ask us for a menu.

The Well Hung Meat Company
Also consider booking one of the excellent Meat Boxes from The Well Hung Meat Company – a Devon Organic lamb, beef, pork and chicken producer. They have an excellent selection of produce to choose from all slow-grown in South Devon. Your box is despatched via overnight courier for delivery to you the next day so book it the day before you travel, or after you arrive.


We recommend that our guests call Naz Indian Cuisine (01626 774786), Finn McCools (01626 774040) for traditional fish and chips and Hung Le Chinese (01626 773495) in Teignmouth. Visit Dawlish for Siew Mays for excellent Chinese food as well as the awesome Gurkha Restaurant for authentic Nepalese and Indian Curries (01626 862266).