Gitcombe House Country Cottages are baby and toddler friendly cottages in South Devon, which are perfect for a holiday with a baby or toddler. The owners, Joanne and Peter, have 8 holiday cottages, which effortlessly manage to achieve the seemingly impossible – making a holiday with a baby or toddler actually feel like a holiday!
Gitcombe House Country Cottages
The cottages sleep from 2 people (plus cots) to 8 people (plus cots), and for larger parties, Gitcombe House is available which sleeps 12 people plus cots. The cottages have access to the shared leisure facilities including a hot tub, sauna, steam room, full size indoor swimming pool and outdoor swimming pool.
The cottages are set in gorgeous Devon countryside and are close to beaches and seaside towns such as Dartmouth and Salcombe.
Baby & Toddler Checklist
These are few of the things which make Gitcombe House great for holidays with babies and toddlers.
• Indoor and outdoor swimming pool
• Hot Tub
• Steam room
• Sun bathing terrace
• Tennis Courts
• Basket Ball Net (on tennis court)
• Babysitting / Childminding available.
• Log Fires
• Adventure Playground
• Indoor soft play
• Toy Shed
• 14 acres of ground to explore
Excellent Leisure Facilities
We all know that looking after babies and toddlers can be tiring. But the best thing about Gitcombe Cottages is that there are excellent leisure facilities onsite to help parents have a relaxing holiday too.
Take your pick from the magnificent indoor swimming pool with wooden Adirondack style bear chairs around the edge, the sauna and steam room, the hot tub or the outdoor swimming pool. There is also a sun bathing terrace around the outdoor swimming pool which has far reaching views over the countryside to Dartmoor National Park.
If you are feeling sporty, you can have a game of tennis on the championship size court or play basketball or Boules. Because there are only 8 cottages sharing the facilities, you can be assured that they won’t be too busy when you want to use them.
Joanne and Peter have a team or babysitters or childminders on hand to help out if you fancy a bit of adult time.
Luxuriously appointed cottages
All of the cottages are luxuriously furnished, and as soon as you arrive you can’t help noticing the Jane Churchill fabrics, Farrow & Ball paints and Miele appliances. The stylish touches continue throughout the cottage with the Villeroy & Bosch bathware in the bathroom, Devon made REN soap and shower gel and white fluffy towels.
The open plan designer kitchens have granite work tops overlooking a relaxing living space with underfloor eating and a log fire. The owners have made sure that the kitchen is well equipped with every appliance you could possibly need during your stay.
Each cottage is designed for al fresco dining too with a private patio, or a balcony, wooden garden dining furniture and a BBQ.
There is also free WIFI (no passwords required) and iPOD connectivity in the cottages.
Why will babies and toddlers love holidays at Gitcombe House?
There is so much for babies and toddlers to go at Gitcombe that they will quite happy to spend their holiday playing in the grounds or splashing about in the swimming pools.
The outdoor swimming pool is heated from Mid May to Mid September so toddlers will be able swim outside without getting too cold. There are steps leading into the pool making it easier for toddlers to get in, and the pool is located in a sheltered spot in the grounds.
The indoor pool is heated too, and it is cleaned using bromine rather than chlorine which is better for little ones’s sensitive skins.
Gitcombe cotttages are set in 14 acres of grounds with loads of space to have a picnic in or simply have a wander and explore – perfect for a bit of wildlife spotting.
There is a toy shed with buckets, spades, windbreaks, crabbing lines, body boards, and bats and balls which is available for guests to use.
There is also an indoor soft play with balls and play shapes specifically for under 5’s. Babies will love playing on the rockers (made locally in Devon)
There is a hand carved adventure playground with wooden swings and a pirate ship, train and tree house which is perfect for letting off a bit of steam.
Things to do with Babies and Toddlers Near Gitcombe House
The cottages at Gitcombe are situated in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Devon’s South Hams and are close to beaches and seaside towns such as Dartmouth and Salcombe.
The closest beach is Blackpool Sands which is about a 20 minute drive away. There are also great beaches at Dartmouth and Salcombe, and Bantham Beach is very popular too. Older children may enjoying a bit of surfing at Bigbury.
Other baby and toddler friendly days out in the local area include the South Devon Railway Pennywell Farm, Paignton Zoo, Woodland Theme Park or strawberry picking at Ashprington.
Toddlers will love crabbing at Dittisham.
There are plenty of family friendly places to eat in the local area including the Maltesers Arms (5 min drive away) and the Watermans Arms which has a small stream with lots of ducks in it
Baby and Toddler Equipment Provided by Gitcombe House
The following items are provided by Gitcombe House so you don’t need to pack them!
Pop Up Travel Cots (not assembled on arrival)
Toddler cutlery and tableware
Digital TV and Freeview
To book a holiday at Gitcombe House click here
Cottages are available from £1360 in June for 7 days. All linen, towels, baby equipment is included in the price.
Short breaks are available outside of peak season
Plan an online grocery shop before your arrival to save time.
Larger cottages are available for multi family holidays or 3G holidays (with grandparents)
Parking is available outside each cottage
Each cottage has a washing machine / dryer and a hairdryer.
There is plenty of baby equipment available to borrow for families with twins.