Our Grade II listed Georgian manor farmhouse with original sash windows, shutters, joinery, ceiling cornices, pantry and 'thunderbox' loo! Complete with period furnishings.
Enclosed garden, perfect for alfresco relaxation and dining. The ideal, large self-catering holiday home for families. Great for extended family groups, or for friends with children, to join together and enjoy a fabulous Devon holiday. Both elegant and homely.
For those less able to access stairs, Gitcombe House offers full accommodation at ground floor level in the form of a twin bedroom next to a shower and toilet.
Coming and going: portico entrance with boot rack, opening, via shallow step (7cm), to large, flag stoned entrance hall with coat store. Turned staircase leading to generous, first floor landing with antique bagatelle table for guest use.
Cooking: generous, flag stoned, kitchen/breakfast room (5m x 5m) with bespoke kitchen cupboards, full 'batterie de cuisine' and ample catering space for large family groups. Oil fired Aga, along with conventional electric oven and hob. American style fridge/freezer. Granite work tops. Central L-shaped island unit, with overhead hanging pan/utensil unit. Pine dresser, dining table and chairs. Pew bench. Digital radio, Bose iPod docking station further portable station). Walk-in pantry. Shuttered window onto grounds.
Laundry: door, via kitchen, across passage way to utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, sink and drying area.
Dining: beautiful, formal dining room (5m x 5m) with shuttered windows and polished, wooden flooring. Mahogany extending dining table and chairs. Magnificent French chandelier. Open fireplace. Selection of library books. Denon CD player. Beautiful, antique rocking horse for magical rides to wherever the imagination takes you!
Living: light, uplifting drawing room (5m x 5m) with sash windows and original shutters to two sides, overlooking front garden and grounds. Comfortable, deep, sofas and armchairs, Crucial Trading sisal careting, open fire with fender, 47" flat screen digital TV, Blu-ray DVD player and Bose sound dock.
Sleeping: double beds have luxury, deep, pocket sprung mattresses and rooms have black out blinds.
Bedroom one, fabulously appointed, large proportioned (5.5m x 5m) master bedroom with en suite. Super king mahogany sleigh bed, with free standing cot. Mahogany wardrobe, easy chair and writing bureau. TV. En suite with bath and shower attachment, WC, basin and heated towel rail. View to back garden.
Bedroom two, spacious family room (5.5m x 4m) with three single beds. Room for a cot. Overlooks the front garden. Huge wardrobe space! Cast iron fireplace. TV. (Can be made up as one super king and one single bed, by prior request - need two weeks notice).
Bedroom three, smaller bedroom (3.5m x 3m), to front of house, with two single beds and a chest of drawers and TV. (Can be made up into a super king bed by prior request - need two weeks notice).
Bedroom four, large (5m x4m) light and airy room with sash windows to two sides, looking over front garden and grounds. White, forged iron, Victorian style 'And So To Bed' super king bed with free standing cot.
Bedroom five, spacious room (4.4m x4m) with king-size mahogany sleigh bed and room for a cot. Cast iron fireplace. Window to grounds.
Bedroom six, smaller downstairs bedroom (3m x 3m) with two single beds and bedside table.
Snug: on ground floor, with shuttered windows overlooking back garden and grounds. Perfect as a children's 'chill out' room or den! With flat screen TV amd DVD player. Selection of adult and children's games and a wide selection of DVDs.
Landing: generous landing area, with antique Bagatelle table (for guests' use).
Bathing: ground floor: shower room with drench head shower, loo, hand basin and heated towel rail.
First floor: generously proportioned family bathroom to luxuriate in, with cast iron slipper bath, toilet and walk-in shower with drench head and handheld shower head. A double sink with large mirror above, along with shaving sockets and storage below. Original cast iron fireplace. Views to grounds. Further, separate loo, across landing, with original, working, 'thunder box' WC.
Master bedroom has an en suite bathroom (shower over bath, hand basin and loo).
Outdoors: enclosed garden to the front of the house, with lawn, flowers and shrubs. Garden bench seat. Wrought iron gate to parking, grounds and outdoor swimming pool. Enclosed rear garden, overlooking the grounds, with wooden dining table and chairs seating 12, barbecue. Rear gate to grounds and out to leisure facilities.
Parking: 2/3 cars can park directly in front of the house. Further space for cars in the general parking area. Oil fired central heating and hot water throughout. WiFi available throughout the property.
Two traditional, wooden (assembled) cots are available in this property. Additional pop up style travel cots available by prior arrangement. As Gitcombe House is a large Georgian property stair gates do not fit onto the stairs.
At your disposal are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tub, sauna, steam room, championship size tennis court, 14 acres of beautiful grounds, riverside walks and devon trails on your doorstep along with an array of great cafes, restaurants/pubs to eat in and relax. Dartmoor is a 30 minutes drive away with waymarked moor walks or miles of rambling for those more adventurous, and the cycle route 28 passes the properties entrance, taking you all the way to the Salcombe Estuary.
The cottage is baby, toddler, and child-friendly with travel cots, high chairs, booster seats, baby baths, children's cutlery, food blenders and other child-friendly touches along with soft play area and playroom and an outdoor adventure playground.
There is so much to do and explore in the area, being so close to an amazingly beautiful coastline, stunning beaches and the chic waterside towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe, not to mention an abundance of attractions to suit all ages ... South Devon is the perfect destination.
For culinary explorers try the Seahorse at Dartmouth, the Elephant in Torquay, or a little further away the Michelin starred Gidleigh Park.
For walkers, you will find miles of trails and tracks on your doorstep, the beautiful South Devon Coastpath and the wilds of Dartmoor.
So whether you're an expert surfer, nature fanatic, avid walker, food expert, beach lover, professional rock pooler, skilled mountain biker Gitcombe House and Country Cottages has it all.