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Private And Family Friendly Holiday Home

Stoke Gabriel, Devon, UK
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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!


Susan Mortimer

Member Since 2010
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 12, 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


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, En-suite
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Bunk beds
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • River
        • Village


            • Adventure
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Free unlimited fibre broadband with Wifi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Lounge has 2 double sofa's and 1 armchair and a large bean bag. Flatscreen TV with freeview, DVD player.
                    • Parking
                      Parking for 3-4 vehicles
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          Large chest freezer in utility room.
                        • Kitchen
                          Range cooker with 7 burners and double oven. Microwave. Large fridge. Dishwasher. Large extendable table with seating and chairs for 8.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Open plan with kitchen and seats 8 people on extendable solid pine table.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  A selection of local maps, walking, mountain biking and wild swimming guide books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  A selection of boards games and lego
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                  Selection of children's toys and games


                                    • Golf
                                      Churston Golf course less than 2 miles.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Hire available at the bottom of the village.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Large flat 1/3 arce enclosed garden.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Simple charcoal BBQ available to use.


                                        • 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

                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • golf
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • deepsea 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.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund


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                                                              Stoke Gabriel, Devon, UK

                                                              Coast/Beach: 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! Travel: 35 minutes from Exeter Airport or 40 minutes from Plymouth Ferry Port. Mainline railway station in Totnes less than 2 miles away. Distances: 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

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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

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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                              Property # 8053095