Discover a wildly romantic, luxury country house hotel, Privately Owned, Grade-1, 15-bedroom Elizabethan Manor rich in heritage and set in glorious gardens amidst 3,500 acres of one of Devon’s finest estates, where pheasants and Arabian horses roam freely. Take a walk down the mile of winding drive to picturesque Gittisham, once described by HRH Prince Charles as “the ideal English Village”.
Over 10 years, Ken & Ruth have endeavoured to create a special experience for their guests. All of the bedrooms have been recently refurbished and combine contemporary furnishings with fine antiques and fresh flowers.
Accommodation of special note...
THE LINEN SUITE
Furnished in a cool, contemporary style with shades of natural linen and stone, the Linen Suite has a huge sitting room faithfully restored from the original Victorian laundry. Period features have been retained including the former drying rack, which takes up the width and breadth of the room and is suspended from the ceiling. The stylish bedroom has custom-made painted furniture while the stunning bathroom features an amazing 6ft diameter, circular copper wash tub. Read about the Linen Suite here
COMBE THATCH COTTAGE
Combe House is approached by a mile long drive from the village, and tucked away in the woods at the entrance is the restored Combe Thatch Cottage - a romantic hideaway for two with its own private, secure walled garden and welcoming log burning stove in the sitting room.
The original cottage features have been enhanced and embellished with comfortable contemporary furnishings in shades, complimented by fine antiques and fresh flowers. Perfect for that very special and secluded treat! - View Combe Thatch Cottage
Hadleigh Barrett & Stuart Brown, both Master Chefs of Great Britain, love to use seasonal, quality produce drawing on the Westcountry’s bounteous larder and Combe’s own kitchen garden - read more
Ken maintains an exciting and varied cellar where wines have been selected for taste and character rather than purely vintage or name - read more about Ken's wine list.
No time for a relaxing stay? Then why not come visit and enjoy coffee and homemade biscuits in the Great Hall with its huge log fire; or why not enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the dining rooms, which have spectacular views over the estate towards Dartmoor National Park.
For Special Occasions there are 2 unique private rooms; the elegant Panel Room, or the faithfully restored Georgian Kitchen, lit only by candles ,with its own Victorian cooking range.
For your Wedding or Special Celebration why not have the ultimate treat, Combe House can be exclusively yours for up to 100 guests; 150 with a marquee on the croquet lawn.
Nearby, you can explore the antique shops & galleries of Honiton, or walk the South West coastal path - Sidmouth to Lyme Regis, or enjoy the rugged open spaces of Dartmoor, historic house & gardens of Devon, or visit the cathedral city of Exeter. With Combe House you are ideally located to explore the beautiful and historic South West region - for more information out and about in Devon.