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Tuckers Retreat

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 29 reviews

Tuckers Retreat - exterior relaxing area

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Built from natural cob, this luxury traditional cottage is warm and cosy and offers complete comfort. Fantastic indoor pool and leisure complex to enjoy whilst having a relaxing holiday with family or friends at any time of year. Centrally located for Barnstaple, Europe's prettiest floral town, combines sophisticated shopping with the bustling atmosphere of traditional pannier markets. There are many excellent restaurants and pubs nearby together with an array of activities for all.

** For much more information or to book online logon to our website from the link in the 'contact details' box at the bottom of this page. **

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Instow 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 50 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private indoor pool, Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The master bedroom has a lovely four-poster bed, great for romantic breaks and honeymoons, and now features an all new luxury ensuite shower room together with a 32" widescreen lcd tv. There is also a lovely spacious family bathroom.

Further details outdoors

There is a children's adventure playground onsite, with trampolines, swings and climbing frame. A range of quality new mountain bikes, adults, teenagers and child's, are now available - cycle from Tuckers Retreat and join the famous nearby Tarka Trail - the 180 mile dedicated scenic cycling and walking route.

Further details

Our superb indoor pool, which is heated to around 36c with spa and swimjets, and leisure complex is for the exclusive use of guests in our five luxury cottages.

The West Country region

With a very mild climate all year round North Devon is a wonderful location at any time of year


Barnstaple is the commercial centre of the region, combining sophisticated shopping with the bustling atmosphere of markets and speciality shops. The modern Green Lanes Shopping Centre compliments the traditional Pannier and Craft Markets held since 1855 in the Pannier Market Hall.

This attractive market town is the oldest and largest town in North Devon, nestling in the Taw valley on the other side of the estuary which the Saxons first settled in Barnstaple (Barum) over 1000 years ago.

The Long Bridge, crossing the tidal River Taw was thought to have been built in the 12th and 13th centuries and in Litchdon Street are located the Penrose Almshouses built in the early 17th century.

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Review 1-10 of 29

18 May 2014


"Fantastic Cottage in a great location"

This is our third visit to Tuckers retreat and our fourth to Combrew Farm. As always excellent accomodation and facilities in a brilliant setting. Combrew has easy access to many attractions. The added benefit of cycle hire on site was a real bonus. Looking forward to returning to Combrew in the future.

11 May 2014


"Go and stay at Combrew Farm Cottages"

Lovely cottage and very friendly and helpful owner.
Lots of facilities; pool, games room, outside play area. Our children didn't use them as much as we thought they would because we had a week of fantastic weather and we were out all day. Had it been raining the facilities would have really helped to keep the children entertained.
Although all the cottages were full, we rarely met anyone else and it was lovely and peaceful.
The location was great as it was only a short ride to get on to the Tarka trail. We went towards Bideford one day and Braunton on another. There is lots to do in this area and we never ran out of things to do.

25 Apr 2014


"Exceptionally well located and equipped holiday cottages."

Wonderfully located close to the Tarka Trail for excellent safe family cycling.Also close to the amenities of Barnstaple town with shops, cinema, bowling etc.Excellent attention to detail in the cott… More

1 Apr 2014


"Fabulous Stay"

Amazing cottage.We stayed for a long weekend, my Husband and I, along with our 11 month old daughter. They provided a travel cot and highchair for our use whilst we were there which was incredibly ha… More

26 Mar 2014


"Fantastic *****"

What a great find! We had a fabulous long weekend with our dog and can truly say it was one of the best holidays we have had. The cottage is very well equipped and is a true 'home from home', the decoration is superb and the facilities on site are great. The pool is just the thing to unwind after a long day walking on the beaches. Thank you for a fantastic stay and we can't wait to book again!

23 Feb 2014


"Superb Standard"

The accommodation and facilities were of excellent standard, over and above our expectations. The pool/spa was immaculate, warm and clean and a delight to the end of each day.

24 Aug 2013


"The standard by which others should be judged"

This is our second visit and it was simply excellent. The owners attention to detail sets the standard for others. The facilities are excellent and the accommodation has everything you could possibly … More

28 Jul 2013


"A fabulous cottage with everything the family needs for a perfect holiday"

From the booking through to the actual holiday Combrew Cottages supplied an excellent service and quality cottage which ensured the whole family had a great holiday.
The cottage had everything we needed and we were made to feel very welcome by the Tucker family.
The weather was stunning in North Devon but the extra facilities would have ensured we enjoyed the holiday whatever the weather.

We will be returning

18 Jul 2013


"Ideal for families"

We stayed in Tuckers Retreat for a week with our 20 month old toddler. The cottage and grounds were beautiful. The facilities on site are perfect for young families: friendly animals, kids' playground, heated pool and lots of open space to run around in. The location is perfect for a touring base for North Devon with a choice of lovely beaches and towns just a short drive away. Owners friendly and welcoming but not intrusive. Lovely holiday! Would definitely stay here again!

13 Jun 2013


"Another fabulous week in relaxing surroundings"

This is our third visit to Combrew Farm and Tuckers Retreat. The cottage is lovely, a real home from home, with everything you could possibly need and the general facilities on offer are brilliant. There is also Wi-Fi access, crucial for a family with a teenager who Tweets constantly! Sue, John and John Ross are so welcoming, it's like coming to stay with friends and that's what makes it so special. The weather was lovely this time so that was a bonus and it's amazing how different things look when the sun is shining; I don't think we noticed before how nice Instow beach was, as last time we drove through it was pouring with rain. We absolutely love Combrew Farm and now we have found it would not really think about going elsewhere; 2014 is already booked!

Review 1-10 of 29

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