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Beautiful Stone Country Cottage set within a 28 acre Estate plus Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

A lovely cottage set within a beautiful estate perfect for families and couples

Gatehouse West at the Colmer country estate is a warm and tastefully decorated cottage. It is situated on the west side of the passageway that opens out to the large outdoor swimming pool. Very comfortably furnished the cottage enjoys a south facing suntrap garden and is perfect for couples and families wanting to indulge in all that Colmer has to offer.

The stone built cottage is set in 28 acres of private grounds that include woodland, a fishing lake and meadows. There is a large communal heated outdoor swimming pool (heated late May to the end of August) and an indoor pool that is heated all year. As well as the woods and pasture there is a lovely walled garden giving children a safe place to play. It is also a peaceful and sheltered spot to read and relax. Colmer is centrally situated in the heart of the South Hams, an area of outstanding beauty, within easy reach of attractive towns such as Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Modbury. Beautiful beaches and envigorating coastal walks are within 20 minutes drive and Dartmoor National Park is just 8 miles away. This is a wonderful holiday destination with fantastic facilities on the doorstep and many places within the extensive grounds of this lovely location for those seeking peace and tranquillity. The awarding winning gastro pub, The California Inn, is only a short walk away, as is the local Spar shop. This is a luxurious, peaceful special place for both families and couples to stay at.


- Large outdoor kidney shaped swimming pool (heated late May to end of August).

- An excellent indoor heated (all year) swimming pool.

- All weather tennis court in good condition(please bring own equipment).

- Opportunities to play basketball, football, table-tennis and boules.

- Coarse fishing (carp and golden rudd) and picnicking by the private lake. (Fishing tackle and licence required).

- Gunnera board walk.

- Walled garden with play equipment, a boules pit and games pavilion.

- Fitness gymnasium with a good range of equipment.

- On site payphone.

- Visitor information and coin operated laundry facilities.

More Details

Member since: 2016
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About The Owner

We are a family of 4 who enjoy the outdoors. With relatives living in Modbury, we have enjoyed visits to the South Hams area for many years. The cottage is just 2 hours drive away from our home in Frome, Somerset where Sarah works as a physio and I work as an Engineer. We would love to keep the cottage just for ourselves, but for now we need to let others enjoy it as well....

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2015

Why The Owner chose Modbury

We weren't even looking to buy a holiday home in April 2015, when we saw the details for Gate House West in an estate agents window, whist waiting for pasties from the adjacent deli to be warmed up. We were intrigued, viewed the property, fell in love with the potential of what we saw, and just three months later were the new owners. Why did we fall in love with it? Well, as you can see from the pictures, it was impossible for a family that loves swimming, tennis and peace and tranquillity not to! By April 2016 we had completed a major refurbishment and redecoration of the cottage. We are really pleased with the result and we are sure that you will be too!

What makes this cottage unique

Excellent on site communal facilities shared by just a handful of guests. The pools and tennis court were the main attractions for us plus the location, making it our ideal bolt hole.


Modbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath with good quality shower and shower screen.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
The cottage is ideally located in the centre of South Devon's rolling country side. It is just 15 minutes drive from Dartmoor National Park and 20 minutes from a wide array of family friendly beaches and coves. There are many stunning coastal and river walks nearby as well as the charming towns of Modbury, Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Dartmouth.


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Beautiful Stone Country Cottage set within a 28 acre Estate plus Swimming Pool
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

So impressive, simply beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is picture postcard perfect. Well looked after and very clean. It is set in lovely grounds, very quiet. The pool outside is very good. Easy access to the local area, with excellent pub in walking distance. I highly recommend staying here and sampling the delights of the South Hams.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and well equipped cottage .

  • 4 of 5

We had a good holiday , although it was too early for the outdoor pool we enjoyed the indoor pool which we had to ourselves. Plenty of places to visit ,we even took in the Eden centre. Some of the roads were very hair raising , don’t always follow your sat nav , and avoid Bigbury on sea on Bank holidays and if you have problems walking up hills !

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Family Easter holiday

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely in a beautiful setting and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you liked the cottage and enjoyed your family holiday. The Colmer Estate is lovely and in a very special part of Devon. Hopefully we may see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place! Gatehouse West was everything we could have asked for, right down to the very welcoming complementary bottle of wine after a 10 hour drive! The cottage is fully equipped and very clean. The weather wasn't too great, but that didn't stop the kids from being in the heated outdoor pool every day, and enjoying the fishing. We would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone and hope to return ourselves one day too. Thank you Sarah and Mike for sharing your beautiful holiday home.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay.

  • 5 of 5

Cannot rate this property or the surrounding estate highly enough. The property is beautiful. Clean and well equipped for all your needs. The pools were a big hit with my daughter as was the tennis and table tennis courts. Although it was half term and there were other families staying on the estate, it was still surprisingly peaceful. A short walk up the road takes you to a lovely pub serving excellent food, with a small convenience store and petrol station opposite. All major attractions are within a short drive away. I would most definitely recommend this property and would most certainly look to book again. Thank you for a wonderful family holiday stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable, relaxing week. The only disturbance was beautiful birdsong and the sheep!


  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $26.23
Refundable Damage Deposit $65.58

The property is currently undergoing a refurbishment to bring it up to a standard that we are proud of. For a flavour of this please see the pictures and the 5 star trip advisor reviews of the other cottage we run at The refurbishment comprises new kitchen, furniture and bathroom. It will be completed by the end of March 2016 and we are sure you will be happy with what we do.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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