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Private And Family Friendly Holiday Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Holiday Home for 8 in Stoke Gabriel, Nr. Totnes, South Hams, Devon

Butleigh Coombe is a our well-loved, 1930's detached family home that we rent out as a self catering holiday home during the summer while we explore Europe with our children. It is situated in the riverside village of Stoke Gabriel, near Totnes in the beautiful South Hams area of Devon. Our self catering accommodation has everything you need and will accommodate 8 people comfortably with a large enclosed 1/3 acre flat garden and off road parking for 3-4 vehicles. This makes it ideal for large families or 2 families or extended family holidays. It is within walking distance of the River Dart and a short drive to the seaside.

It has 2 king size beds, a standard double and bunk beds. Bed linen and towels are provided. The kitchen diner opens out to a lovely secluded part of the garden which acts as a sun trap for most of the day.

Only available during July and August 2018.

There are plenty of things to do here in sunny south Devon. Here are a dozen ideas for those summer holidays:

1. South Devon Beaches. There are dozens of beaches from large and busy to small and secluded. Sandy, stoney, rock pools and waves. Here are our favourites:

Churston Cove; swim with the seal!

Broadband Sands.

Bantham Beach; best surf on the south coast. Learn to surf and hire boards.

Mansands; A bit of a walk but quiet with caves and rock pools.

Hope Cove.

2. Visit Paignton Zoo. Great for a whole day and has a big indoor play area for children of all ages so you can visit in the sun or rain.

3. Walks on Dartmoor. So many to choose but we like to go to 2 bridges and then walk past the cafe and beyond. Not many of the other visitors go that far and the valley is beautiful with lots of opportunities to play in the river and build dams!

4. Crabbing at the bottom of Stoke Gabriel. You can get nets and bacon at the village shop.

5. Woodlands Adventure park near Dartmouth (25 minutes away). Outdoor and indoor fun. The girls love it there!

6. Hire canoes as the bottom of the village and go and explore. You can canoe to Tuckenhay in under an hour and have lunch at the riverside pub.

7. Kents Caverns in Torquay.

8. Explore the wonderfully quirky medieval town of Totnes and enjoy the many coffee shops and restaurants. There is a castle there too.

9. Do the Steam & Cruise. Travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, then cross the River Dart on our foot passenger ferry to Dartmouth, where you board one of our boats for a circular River Cruise (approximately 1 hour duration) around the river and estuary.

10. Visit Agatha Christie house and then get a boat across to Dittisham and have lunch in the pub or restaurant overlooking the river.

11. Babbacombe Model Village

12. Walk the coastal path. Our favourite stretches are around Coleton Fishacre and Soar Mill Cove.

13. Cycle from Totnes to Dartington. Flat and great for young children. For the more adventurous you could carry on to the Buckfastleigh Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary or to the Staverton Steam Railway.

14. Sail on the River Dart.

15. Torquay Wave Pool and Leisure Centre. Great indoor fun.

We have many more ideas when you arrive at the house so there is plenty to do come rain or shine!

More Details

Susan Mortimer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Susan Mortimer

This is our own family home which we are renting out as we go travelling over the summer. The area is great for families and the garden is safe and secure. The house was extended and fully renovated throughout, with new kitchen, heating, carpet, curtains etc in 2009. You get all the items you would expect at home and perhaps not in a standard holiday home. We hope you enjoy your stay in our beautiful part of the world.

Susan Mortimer purchased this house in 2006


Stoke Gabriel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Heated towel rail
    Toilet 1 - toilet , Wash basin. Off kitchen.
    En-suite - toilet , shower , En-suite with hand basin & heated towel rail
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with power shower, sink, heated towel rail and WC Family Bathroom with bath, separate shower, sink, heated towel rail and WC Separate WC and sink in kitchen/diner area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En-suite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Great family home. Combi central heating for instant hot water and constant supply. Underfloor heating in kitchen/diner. Outside: Private, level 1/3 acre garden mostly set to lawn with shrubs and plenty of raspberries to eat! We have a trampoline, a small charcoal barbecue and outdoor table and chairs. Plenty of lighting outside for long evenings. Utility Room: Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Chest Freezer and ironing facilities Towels and bedding included.


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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Church house Inn
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Plymouth Ferry Port
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Churston Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Totnes Train Station
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: recommended


Loads of beaches within 10 minute drive from sandy to pebbles, lively to quiet. Surfing beaches like Bantham within 30 minutes. We have the River Dart at the bottom of the village with lots of sailing, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding opportunities. We will leave details of the best places to go!


35 minutes from Exeter Airport or 40 minutes from Plymouth Ferry Port. Mainline railway station in Totnes less than 2 miles away.


Property is located within the village of Stoke Gabriel. Less than 2 miles to Totnes and Torbay. Within 30 minutes of Dartmoor National Park and within 10 minutes of great beaches.

Further Details:

Local shop and post office in the village. Also 2 pubs and a cafe/restaurant. Sainsburys is 5 minutes down the road as is Torbay which has all facilities required including a multi screen cinema, theatre, banks, waterpark, leisure centre, wave pool, miniature village, caverns, zoo, living coasts and much more. There are hundreds of things to do whether it is sunny or raining.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $349.6
CC fee 0.2% of rental total, per person per night

Changeover day is Saturday. Depart by 10am and arrive after 4pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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