When you book a holiday in South Devon, a traditional self-catering holiday cottage is the easiest way to look after your whole family. The privately owned Ashcombe Estate is set in classic rolling Devon countryside with twelve wonderful holiday cottages to rent nestled around the traditionally farmed valleys the superb facilities include:
The Woodhouse Farm complex has a great heated indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a handy social room, a sauna plus indoor and outdoor children’s play areas. All exclusively for our holiday cottage guests to relax in – whatever time of year it is.
The private swimming pool and surrounding building are kept at a constant warm temperature making it a great place for you to relax all year round. Within the swimming pool building there is a children’s playroom plus a new games room with a pool table, a 42″ plasma screen, 4 person Sauna and WiFi access.
The swimming pool is 4′ 6″ deep so is suitable for all ages, there are onsite changing facilities and loos.
The gardens around Woodhouse Farm have an excellent outdoor children’s playground installed in 2012. The courtyard has the original “Salmon Leap” fountain designed by Ranulf Rayner in 1997 which resulted in the foundation of a whole new fountain design business run on the estate.
The Ashcombe Activity Centre for outdoor fun includes a huge clay pigeon area, off-road quad bike safaris, archery, paintball and much more. Located in a secluded valley away from the cottages.
The Activity Centre has been getting people muddy for nearly twenty years. Guests over 14 years old can once again act like they are… 14 years old! Tackle the amazing 10 miles of off-road quad-bike safari track, learning to shoot clays, archery or even shooting each other with semi-automatic paintball guns!
Located half a mile from the main complex, there are some 40 Quad-Bikes, skid-steer karts and rage-buggies available and offers instruction and guided safari-tours through the woodlands and fields surrounding Ashcombe. Naturally, overalls and helmets are provided… but we still expect you to get quite muddy.
The Paintball site is probably one of the most entertaining in the country, it has its own self-contained facilities and has a great mix of different areas, including one with a real downed light aircraft! State-of-the-art modern semi-automatic guns and full protective gear are provided.
There are over 20 automatic Clay Pigeon traps which can be used on a ‘turn up and shoot’ basis or with an Ashcombe Adventure Centre instructor who will be able to get you connecting with targets most satisfyingly. There is also a Skeet Range to further test the shooting skills.
The centre also offers you the chance to try archery, their Krypton Factor style brain-teaser giant puzzles, the longest hyperslide / zip-line you will ever go down and you can finish it all off with food and beer in the aptly named “Stagger Inn” bar and restaurant in the main buildings. Please book directly by calling 01626 866766
The Ashcombe Village Club is a members club open to our cottage guests. It is always a hive of activity and a relaxing place to have a beer and soak up local gossip! Open to all on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights plus Sunday afternoons.
Meet friendy staff who are a team of enthusiastic local volunteers. The club raises impressive amounts for charity, including the Ashcombe Church, by offering a well stocked and well-priced bar in addition to weekly and monthly events.
Cottage guests are welcome to come to join in with our club events or just come for a drink. The Village Club is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights plus Sundays from 1pm.
The Club is also available to hire as a venue for wedding receptions and parties and plays host to a wide variety of events over the year ranging from the Village Olympics to Ferret Racing and Barn Dances.
Ashcombe Fitness Club is a professionally managed, fitness training group which our guests can participate in.
Do you want to lose weight, get fit and feel completely re-energised? There are special week long courses on the Ashcombe Estate:
Apples & Pears Retreat was recently awarded “Best Mixed Boot Camp in England” in the first National Boot Camp Survey – run a non-military fitness programmes combined with nutritional weight loss eating plans to help boost physical health and inner well being.
Join a like-minded group staying at Nut Tree Farm and enjoy a daily results-driven exercise routine with experienced instructors ensuring you get the most out of your week at Ashcombe.
Training sessions are suited to all different levels and include activities such as boxing, circuits, cycling, yoga, trekking, swimming, personal training and nutritional seminars. You’ll also have some free time to enjoy the superb facilities including the large indoor heated swimming pool and be able to do all this in beautiful surrounding countryside.
Pre-book into our fitness groups as part of a dedicated house-party where you are part of a group with organised diet and exercise routines.