Ashcombe - The Cider Barn

Ashcombe DAWLISH South Devon EX7 0QD
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Ashcombe DAWLISH South Devon EX7 0QD

Ashcombe - The Cider Barn: Devon

Accommodation
Explore the wild beauty of Dartmoor and its fantastic walking opportunities only 20 minutes away from this fantastic house..
The Cider Barn is accessed via a long, steep, winding, uphill drive through the original apple orchard. The building and garden both overlook the scenic Ashcombe Valley and all the way to the south Devon coast. The property benefits from total privacy and is ideal for groups and extended families, and has its own exclusive use of a heated outdoor swimming pool. Tucked away at the bottom of the drive lies Apple Tree Cottage (ref HKH) which can provide accommodation for an extra 6 guests. 1 mile from Woodhouse Farm. Spacious reception room with wood-burning stove and oak floor, leading to large, well-appointed dining room (with games cabinet) seating 16 at single oak table, with rear entrance lobby at one end and well-equipped kitchen with two ovens and hobs and Italian-tiled floor at the other. Utility/boot room. Also leading from reception room, double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet, double bedroom with en-suite toilet, and twin bedroom. Adjacent wet/bathroom and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. Three twin bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. All with oak doors.. Wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally Full CH incTowels incSmart TVs throughoutWasher/dryerPayphoneWi-fiEnclosed garden with superb viewsEnclosed patioGas BBQPrivate outdoor heated swimming pool (16ft 6in x 8ft 6in) open Apr-Oct. Elec inc Bed linen incCotH/chairHair dryerDVDBluetooth speakersM/waveD/washerF/freezerShared payphone (in foyer of heated swimming pool)Garden furnitureParkingNo smoking. Set in the heart of rolling Devon countryside, the privately owned Ashcombe country estate nestles in a quiet, beautiful valley filled with things to do and a short drive from the sandy beaches of Dawlish and Torquay. Enjoy walking around the estate’s hills and woodlands, swim in the heated indoor swimming pool, or relax in the sauna at Woodhouse Farm while children play in the indoor and outdoor playgrounds. Both The Cider Barn, a mile away and sleeping 16, and Nut Tree Farm, sleeping 28, have their own outdoor swimming pools for the summer.
The cottages are both comfortable and practical, with a wide range of Devon attractions right on the doorstep. All are maintained to very high standards with leather sofas, Wi-Fi, flatscreen digital TVs and very comfortable beds. Many retain original features, including oak beamed ceilings, and all have either Italian-tiled or wooden floors.
Sleeping from 4 to 22 people, and rated either 4 or 5 stars, the cottages can accommodate almost any party size, and an in-house chef (arranged direct with the owner) can be booked to take care of the catering.
The brilliant Ashcombe Adventure Centre for outdoor activities, is just under a mile down the lane. Available at extra cost for those 14 years and over, it offers quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintballing and more. Also located on the estate is ’A Touch of the Wild’, a camp-based forest activity club. Children can take part in bush-craft courses and activities ranging from camp fire cooking and toasting marshmallows to bug hunting and learning woodland skills - a day with the experienced staff will ensure youngsters come away with a new found love of the great outdoors. The Ashcombe Village Club opens on various evenings providing cheap beer in a cheerful atmosphere, event evenings, traditional summer fêtes and shows.
Both Dartmoor National Park and the historic city of Exeter are only a 20-minute drive away, while the famous South Devon Coast, with wonderful sandy beaches, is barely 3 miles. Exeter and Newton Abbot Racecourses, several golf courses, loads of family theme parks, zoos, sailing and fishing are all within easy reach, not to mention the many excellent pubs and restaurants that Devon is famous for. Walk in the wild beauty of Dartmoor with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes, or visit the numerous nearby National Trust properties including Agatha Christie’s house, Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with bustling boat harbour, castle, contemporary art galleries and boutiques and brilliant Regatta Week and Air Show. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and water sports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham. Slightly further afield, East Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive.
All in all Ashcombe is an excellent base from which to explore, experience and enjoy ‘The Cream of Devon’. All big supermarkets deliver direct to your cottage. Main shops 3 miles.

Site
Set in the heart of rolling Devon countryside, the privately owned Ashcombe country estate nestles in a quiet, beautiful valley filled with things to do and a short drive from the sandy beaches of Dawlish and Torquay. Enjoy walking around the estate’s hills and woodlands, swim in the heated indoor swimming pool, or relax in the sauna at Woodhouse Farm while children play in the indoor and outdoor playgrounds. Both The Cider Barn, a mile away and sleeping 16, and Nut Tree Farm, sleeping 28, have their own outdoor swimming pools for the summer.
The cottages are both comfortable and practical, with a wide range of Devon attractions right on the doorstep. All are maintained to very high standards with leather sofas, Wi-Fi, flatscreen digital TVs and very comfortable beds. Many retain original features, including oak beamed ceilings, and all have either Italian-tiled or wooden floors.
Sleeping from 4 to 22 people, and rated either 4 or 5 stars, the cottages can accommodate almost any party size, and an in-house chef (arranged direct with the owner) can be booked to take care of the catering.
The brilliant Ashcombe Adventure Centre for outdoor activities, is just under a mile down the lane. Available at extra cost for those 14 years and over, it offers quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintballing and more. Also located on the estate is ’A Touch of the Wild’, a camp-based forest activity club. Children can take part in bush-craft courses and activities ranging from camp fire cooking and toasting marshmallows to bug hunting and learning woodland skills - a day with the experienced staff will ensure youngsters come away with a new found love of the great outdoors. The Ashcombe Village Club opens on various evenings providing cheap beer in a cheerful atmosphere, event evenings, traditional summer fêtes and shows.
Both Dartmoor National Park and the historic city of Exeter are only a 20-minute drive away, while the famous South Devon Coast, with wonderful sandy beaches, is barely 3 miles. Exeter and Newton Abbot Racecourses, several golf courses, loads of family theme parks, zoos, sailing and fishing are all within easy reach, not to mention the many excellent pubs and restaurants that Devon is famous for. Walk in the wild beauty of Dartmoor with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes, or visit the numerous nearby National Trust properties including Agatha Christie’s house, Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with bustling boat harbour, castle, contemporary art galleries and boutiques and brilliant Regatta Week and Air Show. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing and water sports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands, Slapton and picturesque Dittisham. Slightly further afield, East Cornwall and the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive.
All in all Ashcombe is an excellent base from which to explore, experience and enjoy ‘The Cream of Devon’. All big supermarkets deliver direct to your cottage. Main shops 3 miles.

Amenities

  • Open Fire / Woodburner
  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Shower
  • Television
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Pool - Indoor
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Washing Machine
  • Pet Friendly
  • Coastal
  • English Country Cottages
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
  • Family Fun Active
  • Country Cottages
Ashcombe - The Cider Barn: Please share your stay experience
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Guest
Dec 2012
Accommodated all 16 of us with ease. Kitchen really well equipped and lots of space to hang out. Cottage was well situated to get around and did walks nearby. Would recommend for the price.
Guest
April 2012
The steep drive to the Cider Barn is worth it for the amazing views and the feeling of total privacy. We enjoyed the scenery and the heated pool whatever the weather. The Cider Barn was perfect for our family of 3 generations to enjoy a holiday together, there was lots of space. The location is great for days out and there are lots of places to visit within a reasonable drive.
Guest
March 2012
A lovely property - bit of a steep drive up so could be interesting in bad weather. Lovely living room and dining area. Bedrooms a bit cramped.
Guest
April 2011
My family and I had a wonderful week here. My grandchildren, aged 2-9 made full use of the outdoor pool even in April! Adults enjoyed the wood fire of an evening and the automatic ice maker was a hit. We visited Exeter races, Paignton Zoo, Powderham Castle, Dawlish Warren-all worth the visit. The only drawback for me was the single track roads which I found scary but my children found quite fun. The house is ideal for big groups as each room has its own facilities.
Guest
Nov 2010
It was a fantastic building with great views. We will be back for sure.
Guest
May 2010
The barn was stunning. The seating was spectacular. Decor was tasteful and the furnishings complimented the barn. There were 17 of us (incl two babies) and because of the fabulous layout of the house, we didn’t feel crowded.
Guest
May 2010
Furnished to a high standard and fantastically remote. The pool is a big plus.
Guest
Aug 2009
Good quality fixture and fittings. The twin bedrooms were rather cramped.
Guest
July 2009
No deposit asked for on arrival. Heated outdoor swimming pool. Free access to indoor swimming pool & games room. Maintenance people were very pleasant & obliging. No hidden extras.
Guest
June 2009
The barn has excellent, the reception rooms and the well equipped kitchen. The plunge/swimming pool was a great hit with the young children. Outdoor furniture and BBQ also good.
Guest
May 2009
The accommodation was fantastic. The groundsman were very helpful and considerate, even coming to check the pool during the weekend. The barn was a great party house! We all had a great time!
Guest
Feb 2009
A truly wonderful place - the location, accommodation, leisure facilities, equipment and comfort were all top-notch. We really couldnt fault it!
Guest
Feb 2009
A great family and party venue.
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