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17th C thatched cottage, Dartmoor, 6 beds, 4 baths, sleeps 11 (+ baby, + 2)

People13
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
13
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday cottage in Yelverton - Combe Bridge Cottage

Spacious cosy cottage, modern amenities, in beautiful valley on edge of Dartmoor

Combe Bridge Cottage is a sensational thatched cottage, built in the 17th and 18th centuries. With refurbished bathrooms, and large farmhouse kitchen, plus a stunning newly converted self-contained annexe, it now sleeps 11 in 6 bedrooms, plus cot for baby, with room for an extra 2 on a sofabed in the sitting room.

MAIN HOUSE: downstairs there is vast double sitting room with a baby grand piano (tuned twice yearly), and huge granite open fireplace; a snug for quiet reading/working; downstairs cloakroom; a comfortable kitchen with Aga and huge farmhouse table; an adjacent dining room for feasts; a back kitchen/laundry/scullery; and a bootroom with hooks and racks for outdoor clothing/footwear and a large American style fridge with ice maker. Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms, 2 ensuite, plus a third family bathroom. All the bathrooms have recently been upgraded, and the house enjoys full central heating, plus a wood burning stove in the dining room, and an open fire in the sitting room.

HAYLOFT: this annexe, ideal for grandparents; older children; nannies, or anyone who wants a quiet space away from the main house, has recently been converted into a truly stunning two person self contained living unit, with access from the main house. It features a fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, oven, induction hob, and a pretty bistro table and chairs; a stunning galleried living space with TV, writer's desk/bookcase; and a gorgeous sleeping platform (the old Hayloft itself) with a king sized bed, 2 chests of drawers, and designer fabric furnishings. With underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, it also has a new woodburner heating the living space and the upstairs sleeping area.

Combe Bridge Cottage has a pretty orchard style garden to the rear, with a swing, and table and chairs for al fresco dining. There are also manicured lawns bordered by pretty cottage planting to the front, side and rear, and a terrace accessed directly from the farmhouse kitchen, with table, chairs and barbecue, to enjoy the sunshine.There is ample parking for 3 cars.

The cottage is just 10 minutes drive from the A38 and you can walk up to majestic Dartmoor straight out of the front door (the Two Moors Way passes close by). The south Devon coast is only a short drive. The nearest pub is just a 10 minute walk, nearest village shop a mile away, good supermarket and general provisions in Buckfastleigh (10 minute drive away), more ecelctic food and antique shopping in the nearby stannary town of Ashburton, with busier shops and restaurants in Totnes (a 20 minute drive away). It is a 15 minutes drive from the nationally acclaimed Field Kitchen restaurant, part of Riverford Farm, which also has a farm shop to die for.

Looking at the layout in more detail, in the main house downstairs there is a wonderful country kitchen with two oven electric Aga, plus conventional oven, dishwasher, sink and fridge, a large farmhouse table, and armchair; a "back kitchen" with induction hob, washing machine, microwave, double sink/drainer, second dishwasher, plus a separate boot room with American fridge freezer. Next to the kitchen is a beautiful dining room seating 12 for feasts (we have managed 18 before!), with a 17th century dining table and early 19th century rug from Afghanistan. Further on is a comfortable and spacious sitting room with huge granite inglenook fire place and a baby grand piano. At the back is a small snug, with WiFi and printer facilities (there are two additional portable WiFi boosters available to allow cover anywhere in the house). There are 3 staircases (one steep) from the ground floor leading to the pretty bedrooms above. The first leads to the master bedroom, which has en-suite bathroom with bath and shower (plus heated towel rail), arts and crafts wardrobe and dressing table, chest of drawers. A second staircase leads to a twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room, and pretty chest of drawers. The third leads to 3 bedrooms (one double bed, one single bed, and one single with pull out bed below, all with wardrobes and chests of drawers) which share a family bathroom with bath and shower over. All bathrooms have have been recently renovated. A travel cot is available and can be set up where needed.

We have recently fully converted the Hayloft, which is attached to and accessed from the main house, and has its own fully equipped kitchen, large living area with wood burning stove, beautiful custom designed desk/bookcase feature and staircase, and platform sleeping area. This is a truly stunning space, and provides the possibility both for self contained living quarters for grandparents, nannies, older children, relatives etc; and for additional living and entertainment space for the whole family, leaving the sitting room in the main house free for non TV dominated activities. The Hayloft is equipped with a new smart TV, has its own WiFi capacity, enjoys underfloor heating throughout, and has a new state of the art woodburner with three glass doors allowing sight of the flames from anywhere on the ground floor. The Hayloft connects to its own bathroom along a corridor (both with underfloor heating), with heated towel rail and large walk in shower with both overhead and angled showerheads. The corridor contains coat racks, mirror, ample room for boots shoes etc, and a one click state of the art clothes drier (yes, it rains on Dartmoor!) which can be easily moved in front of the woodburner when you go to bed, leaving clothes toasty and dry for the morning. It is a beautiful space and often we choose to stay there for the beauty, and the form, and the romance of it.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Alan and Caroline
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 November, 2016
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About Alan and Caroline

We are a family of five who have loved to spend holidays and weekends on our own and with groups of friends. We (Alan and Caroline) both work in London and this has been our haven. Our children are now grown up but still come down when they can. When we have large groups we sometimes are able to draft in the lovely Katy (a charming and very experienced chalet host who now lives in Tiverton) to do the catering; she makes everything go like a dream, is the best fun, totally discreet, and is the only person I am prepared to allow to run my kitchen other than me! If you are interested do contact us to see if she is available to help during your holiday, either for individual days or for longer periods. She knows CBC very well, and is a wonderful addition to a busy household.

Alan and Caroline purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Alan and Caroline chose West Devon

We fell in love with Combe Bridge Cottage when we first saw it. It is on the edge of the moor with fabulous walks right from our door step. The scenery is breathtaking and everyone who stays here sleeps deep and contented sleeps, with the sound of the babbling stream in the background. The hamlet of Combe is a friendly haven, and the small village of Scoriton, just 5 minutes away, has a wonderful pub with great beer and a warm welcome. It is very easy to access - just 10 minutes off the Exeter-Plymouth Expressway (A38).

Above all it is a beautiful, serene and peaceful place to be, and has given us some of our happiest times, hunkering down with family and friends, walking, eating, reading, drinking, sleeping, laughing, dancing. We have become fit and found peace walking the moors, and the unhurried pace of life is a marvellous antidote to our demanding career driven London lives.

What makes this cottage unique

The combination of beautiful cottage, replete with all creature comforts and ability to absorb large numbers of people with barely a murmur, and the extraordinary wild varied scenery of Dartmoor on our doorstep, makes this the perfect sanctuary. The Steinweg-Grotrian grand piano is a particular draw and there is tons of sheet music covering everything from Bach to Beyonce for you to enhance your playing skills. Feel free to bring portable instruments to play along with - it's a great space for making music.

We provide high quality all cotton bed linen, soft and warm goose and duck feather duvets, with antique Welsh blankets and modern woollen blankets on bed ends; thick fluffy towels; Simple handwash; and Molton Brown toiletries in the bathrooms.

The kitchen is equipped with Kenwood mixer, toaster, hand mixer, pestle and mortar, non stick high quality saucepans, a variety of frying pans, colanders, sieves, baking equipment, kitchen scales, aprons and cook books - everything the modern and traditional cook requires.

A basket of logs is provided for use on your arrival in all but summer months.

Wifi is available, with two boosters to locate as you wish to suit your needs around the house. The Hayloft has its own dedicated WiFi. A printer is also available for your use.

We have furnished the house for use as our home from home, with our own rugs, tapestries, blankets, cushions, paintings and artefacts, which add to the beauty of the house and its welcoming, homely feel. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than knowing how much our guests enjoy their stays in this beautiful home - other than staying there ourselves, which we do as much as time permits. We extend a warm welcome to you, and very much hope you enjoy your stay in this most beautiful and restful of homes.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

17th C thatched cottage, Dartmoor, 6 beds, 4 baths, sleeps 11 (+ baby, + 2)
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
4

Superb family home from home

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house in a lovely setting close to the moor. Ideal for large family groups. Great kitchen /diner with aga. Only one small gripe - if everyone wanted a shower at the same time the water went off!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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5

Fabulous location for multi generational holiday

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property in August 2016 for four generations of our family. The property is comfortable, quirky, well equipped and clearly well loved. Dartmoor is a lovely part of the country with plenty of interesting sites and parks to visit within easy driving distance - if you are prepared to brave the single lanes. The layout allowed for informal meals in the kitchen or more formal events in the dining room, as well as outdoor dining in the patio. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anybody wishing to rent it. I am sure it would make for an amazing family Christmas get together.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location and cottage, perfect get away for a large family group

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic rambling property where you can be with others or be alone. Gorgeous garden, really enjoyable to sit outside. The tradesmans arms walking distance away with lovely food and atmosphere. Perfect holiday home for all the family from the small ones to the older generation. Highly recommended just be aware of the narrow roads in the area which are manageable once you take care. House full of lovely art and bit's and bobs and feels really homely

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, beautifully decorated cottage with lots of space.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Combe Bridge Cottage near Scorriton. We were two families, 9 Persons alltogether and there was plenty of space for all of us. We had the whole house, including the Hayloft. We were able to join together round the grand piano and enjoy music while the older children had the opportunity to stay on their own and enjoy their music. The two kitchens were well equipped and we enjoyed cooking together after having lovely strolls around the moor. The bathrooms were clean, well equipped and modern. The beds were very comfortable and all of us slept well. The garden invited for reading, sitting in the sun or shade and the garden dining area was lovely for morning coffees and afternoon cream teas. The surrounding was very quiet and gave us the opportunity to relax completely. The house is extremely beautiful, even more than in the pictures. There was only one little disadvantage, which is due to the age of the house, but wouldn´t keep us from renting it again: Some of the ceilings and the doors are quite low, so I (1.91m ) hit my head quite often even though I tried to keep it down.

Thanks a lot for letting us stay in your beautiful house.

Stefan and Claudia

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Enchanting thatched cottage in a beautiful location, in superb condition

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was enchanting from the beginning, walking into it and finding each room even more enticing than the last. It was quirky, intriguing, superby furnished, easily large enough for a party of 10, very private and clearly haunted by a friendly and welcoming ghost. The gardens are immaculate and the gardening staff - who occasionally popped by discretely to attend to the flowers - were friendly and professional. It has plenty of lawns, with both flat areas and hillside, with a superb sunny patio adjacent the house. The river is about 20m away and gives a pleasant background sound that further adds to the feeling of peaceful seclusion. The bathrooms were in excellent condition, and I was amazed with such an old property that everything seemed in perfect order. We were lucky to have a good amateur pianist with us, and the baby grand piano led to some memorable sing songs (not something we are given to normally!) The nearby pub (about 8 mins walk) has a superb range of meals and good beers, with very friendly staff. The cottage is adjacent various fields and tracks, although it takes about 30 mins to walk (mainly uphill) to the open moor from the cottage - so we tended to drive the first part, then park at the edge of the moor. Needless to say, the surrounding moorland is exquisite.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Combe Cottage in May

  • 3 of 5

Great location, great as a walking base while close to A38 for longer trips. Needs some updating and of course has low ceilings but cosy and comfortable as a base for 8-10 people. Nice sitting out area, birds nesting in the roof, gardens well cared for and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tradesman's Arms, Scorriton
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bovey Tracy Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A38
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Riverford Field Kitchen
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Bigbury on sea
Car: necessary

Combe Bridge Cottage is in the Dartmoor National Park. An area of outstanding natural beauty, it is ideal for those who love the outdoors, offering exceptional walking, mountain biking and kayaking.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Yelverton, Dartmoor

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
4 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
£1,750
 
 
Christmas/New year
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Low season
5 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 4 nights
From
£275
£1,925
 
 
February half term
10 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Mid season
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 4 nights
From
£300
£2,100
 
 
Easter holidays
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
mid season
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 4 nights
From
£300
 
 
May half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
mid season
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 4 nights
From
£300
 
 
high season
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
high season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
High season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
Mid season
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 4 nights
From
£300
 
 
OCtober half term
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Low season
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 4 nights
From
£300
 
 
Christmas/New year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Rates are subject to change.

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Special offer rates for couples and smaller groups please email owner for more information Not available in peak periods

For bookings of 1 week or more a full linen change and freshen up with be done mid stay. This can be arranged at a mutually agreed time.

Pets accepted at an extra charge

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Yelverton in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    twin room bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Hayloft bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower room attached - part of Hayloft annexe
  • There are 4 bathrooms. An ensuite bathroom with bath and integral shower with the master bedroom; an ensuite shower room with bedroom 2; and a family bathroom with bath and integral shower for bedrooms 3, 4 and 5. Finally a shower room which is part of Hayloft annexe. All bathrooms are recently refurbished to high standards. In addition there is a separate downstairs cloakroom, off the snug.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , With en suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Shared family bathroom with bedrooms 4 and 5
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Shared family sized bathroom with bedrooms 3 and 5
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Child Bed , Child bed with pull out bed and mattress. Share bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom in Hayloft annexe. Has own living room, kitchen and bathroom Sofa bed in sitting room available
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Pets accepted on request

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