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Garden House

Cornworthy, Devon (Ref. 1039238)

Coast & Country Cottages rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Electric car charging
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Jane

    “We had a very enjoyable stay at Garden House and the team were very helpful.”

    The swimming pools and grounds are beautiful and we loved making use of them. Regarding the house, it was very comfortable, but we felt there could be improvements. Problems we had during the stay were sorted out very promptly. There was a lot to clean and it was satisfactory, but not excellent. The kitchen cupboards need a jolly good sort out. About 50 wine glasses and two rolling pins but only eight mugs. Not ONE cupboard to put food in for eight. No decent roasting tins. We didn’t use the ...

    The swimming pools and grounds are beautiful and we loved making use of them. Regarding the house, it was very comfortable, but we felt there could be improvements. Problems we had during the stay were sorted out very promptly. There was a lot to clean and it was satisfactory, but not excellent. The kitchen cupboards need a jolly good sort out. About 50 wine glasses and two rolling pins but only eight mugs. Not ONE cupboard to put food in for eight. No decent roasting tins. We didn’t use the house outside space much as there was no sun after 1pm. Some of the seals had gone on the windows and need replacing. One under counter oven wasn’t big enough for eight. Furniture was very comfortable and the main living room was great. The windows in the children’s bedroom were very condensated in the morning and the curtains and bedding did get damp. Showers and bathrooms were good. We were disappointed that there was dog poo under the climbing wall in the adventure playground one morning and our grandchild narrowly avoided stepping in it.

    - Jane, August 2023


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (2'6" beds) and 1 x L-shaped cabin bunk beds for under 12s
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Wood and stater pack for woodburning stove included in rent
  • Travel cot, (please bring your own linen), bed sides/guards, high chairs, booster seats, baby baths, potty's, changing mats are available on request upon booking
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed private terrace area with furniture, Weber BBQ and built-in BBQ
  • Decking area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles and pub 1.6 miles
  • Indoor shared facilities: heated indoor swimming pool (30ft x 18ft, 3ft deep), changing rooms, showers and WCs, sauna and steam rooms, children’s soft-cushion indoor playroom, table football, toy shed, and indoor leisure spa open daily from 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Outdoor shared facilities; heated outdoor swimming pool (34ft x 22ft, 3ft – 6ft deep) open daily subject to weather from last Bank Holiday in May to second week of September, sunbathing terrace, hot tub, tennis court (championship size) with complimentary racquets and balls, basketball net on tennis court, boules court, wooden swings, children’s adventure playground, 14-acres of grounds with footpaths to surrounding countryside and pubs

The property

Discover a delightful detached cottage, Garden House, nestled in the village of Cornworthy, Devon on the stunning Gitcombe Estate.

A few miles from the village of Blackawton, in the stunning Devonshire countryside, this property is located within a complex of eight other properties and has been completely renovated throughout to provide a welcoming space for families or friends.

Return after a long day sightseeing and look forward to relaxing in the open-plan living space with delightful views across the surrounding fields from the patio doors.

Curl up on one of three stripped sofas and tune into the TV for an evening of entertainment as the woodburning stove roars to life in the background.

Gather at the dining table with a lovingly prepared home-cooked meal and discuss plans for the days ahead as you eat.

The kitchen has been fitted to a high-standard with white fitted units and sleek black worktops, providing all the space needed for some cooking.

As the sun sets, you can retire to one of four bedrooms, set up as a king-size, double, a twin bedroom and a bedroom with L-shaped cabin bunk beds for the younger guests, with two en-suite shower rooms and a family bathroom to share.

To the rear of the property is a patio terrace area where you can enjoy a refreshing drink during the summer months, or take advantage of the on-site facilities such as the indoor heated swimming pool.

Garden House is the ultimate location for friends and families to relax and unwind.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1038868, 1039237, 1039240, 1039243, 1039244, 1039246, 1040677 and 1039247, together they can sleep 58 guests.

Gitcombe Estate Cottages

Resting within the beautiful Devonshire countryside on the outskirts of the village of Cornworthy, sits this magnificent collection of nine luxury properties known as the Gitcombe Estate. With accommodation to suit all tastes, requirements and party sizes, properties range from a Grade II listed manor house, to a newly built stylish timber framed property designed by award-winning architects. Cleverly combining contemporary touches, like Bose iPod docking stations, with more traditional features including oak beams and wood burning stoves, the properties present a winning combination for visitors of all ages. Relax in the delightfully furnished living accommodation, cook in the stylish kitchens, or unwind in the spacious 14 acres of the estate. The holiday homes vary in style and sleep between four and 13 guests. On sunny summer days, enjoy an alfresco breakfast or barbecue lunch in your garden. For young party members, the hand-carved children’s adventure playground is the perfect place to for them to burn off any extra energy, whilst for older children and adults in the group, the tennis court is a fabulous spot for a friendly tournament! This impressive complex also has both indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools meaning you can enjoy a leisurely swim, whatever the weather. Relax in the hot tub, sauna or steam room - or simply sit back and watch as the children have fun in the fantastic indoor soft play area. When you want to venture out from this idyllic haven to experience the delights of South Devon, there is a plethora of fun activities and stunning locations just waiting to be explored. For spectacular beaches, head to Blackpool Sands just three-miles west of Dartmouth, or visit popular Salcombe and enjoy its numerous sandy coves. If you are searching for all-weather family attractions, nearby Woodlands Leisure Park and Pennywell Farm (around a 45 minute drive), both offer fantastic days out for those with young children. The incredible Paignton Zoo is also within easy driving distance, home to an exotic variety of animals including lions, tigers, gorillas, and even crocodiles… an entertaining day out no matter your age! For foodies South Devon is home to some of the finest eateries and food producers in the country. Visit the artisan wine and cheese makers at Sharpham Vineyard, or dine in one of the excellent, critically acclaimed restaurants in the region – for example the Seahorse in Dartmouth, where you can enjoy some of the finest fish and shellfish freshly caught along the South Devon coastline. For history buffs, visit the historic Buckfast Abbey which sits along the River Dart, explore Dartmouth Castle perched atop the entrance to the Dart estuary, or experience Dartmouth’s guided Mayflower 400 tour, and learn more about the town’s vibrant past first hand. However, you choose to enjoy your time in South Devon, choose one of the impressive Gitcombe Estate holiday homes for the perfect base from which to explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Totnes 4.4 miles

Cornworthy is a picturesque village in the sought-after South Hams area of Devon that dates back to Saxon times. Much of the village makes up part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The coastal towns of Dittisham and Dartmouth are nearby and provide excellent opportunities for marine activities and some of the UKs best seafood restaurants (such as The Seahorse). Totnes is also a short drive away, an attractive, vibrant town, which also includes a railway station that provides direct services to London Paddington in under three hours. For shopping addicts Totnes offers an excellent range of small independent retailers and unique shops. The town is famed for its promotion of ethical products, wholefoods and fair trade goods. In the Civil Hall Square you’ll find the weekly market which is held on Fridays and Saturdays. And an Elizabethan market held each Tuesday morning (May-September), when traders dress in Elizabethan period costumes and the Totnes Sunday Good Food Market.

Please note that the site facilities are shared with other guests staying on the Gitcombe Estate

Special Offer: Garden sleeps 8 + infant 12 th October 5 nights £995

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season