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“Easily accessible yet tranquil Elizabethan manor hotel with romantic lived-in country house style interiors, extensive grounds for walking, and excellent food.”

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“Easily accessible yet tranquil Elizabethan manor hotel with romantic lived-in country house style interiors, extensive grounds for walking, and excellent food.”

Hotel Overview

“Nothing quite prepares you for the first sight of Elizabethan Combe House, with a wildly romantic Caroline interior. Set in its own park in picture-perfect Gittisham, this is one place where the idea of a special break really does live up to its promise, with luxurious rooms (including a divine cottage for two), lovely gardens and excellent food in the beautifully muralled dining room. Romance, and comfort, in spades. The hotel has no pool or spa, however.”

Recommended for
  • Restaurant
  • One of Top Foodie Hotels in SW 2013 as voted by Food Magazine readers
  • Garden
  • Restored Victorian kitchen garden
  • Romantic
  • Romantic Break
  • The thatched cottage is the perfect romantic hideaway
  • Country Escape
  • Weddings
  • Honeymoons
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • One of Top Foodie Hotels in SW 2013 as voted by Food Magazine readers
  • Garden
  • Restored Victorian kitchen garden
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Towelling robes
  • Free wifi
  • Wedding license
  • Cots available
  • Private dining room
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Good wine list
  • Wifi
  • Pet friendly
  • Some rooms only
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Disabled access

Activities

  • Riding
  • Great walks
  • Combe’s 10 Tours
  • Fishing
  • Sights nearby

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“Imagine a wildly romantic Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor set in 3,500 acres of one of Devon's finest country estates, close to the sea for long coastal walks, yet just a short drive from the historic city of Exeter. Beautiful Arabian horses and pheasants roam freely as you approach Combe House along a mile of winding drive. This charming country house hotel lies in Gittisham, the film location for a Rosemunde Pilcher novel and described by Prince Charles as the "Ideal English Village" with its pretty Devon cob and thatch cottages, Norman Church, babbling brook and Village Green - a timeless picture of days gone by.

Why people love Combe …The ”WOW factor” location ..and it’s so handy ie 5 mins A30,15 mins M5 exit 29 and 25 mins from heaps of
Devon’s best spots .
AND The consistent high quality of Hospitality, great food & wine with unobtrusive but friendly service by a team who love to please & love what they do.

What to do in the area:- Heaps. We’re 20 mins from Sidmouth, to Lyme Regis World Heritage Jurassic coastline, 25 mins from the wide open spaces of Dartmoor , we have walks ie Letterboxing & Guides , 25 mins from Cathedral city of Exeter, for sightseeing , shopping & restaurants .
National Trust Houses ,Castles & Gardens , Knightshayes, Killerton, A la Ronde , Castle Drogo ,Powderham Castle , Forde Abbey , Bicton Gardens .
Farm Shops & Markets , Darts Farm , the National Farm shop of the Year .

Breakfast , Full English , with all local; produce , incl Combe’s daily baked Croissants & freshly laid eggs from Combe’s own Chickens .

Other Meals . Two course Lunch & Canapes for £29 . Bar Menu from £9, Combes Full Afternoon Tea £22.50, Devon cream tea £10.
Dinner 3 course & Canapes £54 , Tasting Menu 7 courses £75.
Other Restaurants/Country pubs close by , plenty …we provide a list .
Ie ;- The Railway Inn , Honiton : The Holt Inn Honiton : The Hare & Hounds Inn ,Honiton/Sidbury: The Bird’s Nest, Chinese & the Wine Bar Honiton

Most popular Rooms . The Linen Suite , Tommy Wax Master Bedroom & Combe’s Thatch Cottage.

Message for Readers . “Somewhere different, somewhere special “ where visitors are always made most welcome .”

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15 rooms from $273 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Restaurant
  • One of Top Foodie Hotels in SW 2013 as voted by Food Magazine readers
  • Garden
  • Restored Victorian kitchen garden
  • Romantic
  • Romantic Break
  • The thatched cottage is the perfect romantic hideaway
  • Country Escape
  • Weddings
  • Honeymoons
Activities
  • Riding
  • Great walks
  • Combe’s 10 Tours
  • Fishing
  • Sights nearby
Other highlights
  • Free wifi
  • Quiet
  • Wedding license
  • Country House
  • Full of character
  • Good wine list
  • Intimate
  • Feels cosy despite it's size.
  • Charming
  • Artworks
  • Family portraits.
  • Antiques
  • Pet friendly
  • Some rooms only
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Traditional

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