£113 / night
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Tuckers Retreat, Combrew Farm in beautiful North Devon – Home 14248 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Tuckers Retreat, Combrew Farm in beautiful North Devon – Home 14248

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 83 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Built from natural cob, this luxury contemporary two bedroom cottage is spacious and warm 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 - there is also a steam sauna, well equipped gym, games room, indoor badminton court, tennis court, adventure play area etc, mountain bikes etc. Centrally located for Barnstaple, Europe's prettiest floral town which 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.

The master ensuite bedroom has a four poster king size bed and the second twin bedroom has full size single beds together with a lovely family bathroom. Downstairs there is a luxury fully fitted oak kitchen dining room together with a lounge with 42” LED tv and stone fireplace with wood burning stove.

Tuckers Retreat being fully centrally heated and double glazed is perfect for a family holiday or romantic break at any time of year - rest assured you will always receive a very warm welcome!

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 uxury cottages.

Further details indoors

Tuckers Retreat has a wonderful contemporary oak kitchen dining room and is well equipped with all the latest appliances including fan oven,gas hob, microwave, dishwasher,washer dryer, and a dining table which comfortably seats 4 adults. The lounge has a 42” LED tv and a beautiful stone fireplace with wood burning stove whilst upstairs the ensuite master bedroom has a lovely king size 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 together with a twin room with full size single beds - all have super comfortable mattresses for your sleeping comfort whilst on holiday.

Further details outdoors

Just outside there is your very own enclosed bricked seating area with table, chairs and lovely countryside views where you can relax, sit back and enjoy the summer sun. Yards away there is a childrens adventure play area with many large trampolines, swings and climbing frame.

Work the body, relax the soul in the luxurious indoor under floor heated swimming pool and spa. You can enjoy an invigorating swim at one end of the pool and a relaxing massage at the other. For the more energetic there are 3 high powdered swim jets within the pool which when activated are like swimming against a strong current! There is also a fitness room to complete your work out and afterwards you can soak up the peace and tranquillity in the wonderful Tylo steam sauna. There is also a games room with pool, table tennis, air hockey & darts, indoor badminton court, tennis court and pets corner.

A range of quality new mountain bikes, adults, teenagers and childs, are now available - cycle just half a mile from Tuckers Retreat and join the famous nearby Tarka Trail - the 180 mile dedicated scenic cycling and walking route.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private tennis court
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Sauna
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Being centrally located for all that’s on offer in beautiful North Devon it is easy to get around, whether on foot or by bike - we have quality mountain bikes to hire at very reasonable rates, by the nearby frequent bus service, by car or by train - the station is just two miles away - everything is within easy reach of Tuckers Retreat.

Interaction with guest

We will be on hand to offer you a warm welcome when you arrive and to offer you any advice you may require during your stay - we want you to have the very best and relaxing holiday possible - hopefully you can see on here from our many excellent independent TripAdvisor reviews that our many valued customers enjoy their holidays in Tuckers Retreat and often return year after year.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

Only well behaved adult dogs accepted, maximum two, charged at £25 each per week or part week.


About the owner

John & Sue T.
Average reply time:
5 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
25 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 16 Aug 2006. Located in Devon, it has 83 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £499 to £1254.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

83 reviews

Very Good

“Very cosy,animal friendly and well equipped.”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2016

Lovely place to stay at and so conveniently placed to some great areas. Lovely log burner and very clean property with an outstanding indoor pool that is heated to 36 degrees. Trampolines for the children to play on and all in such a safe environment. John and Sue are very nice owners and are always on hand if needed. 2 properties also dog friendly with all beaches dog friendly from October to May.

“Amazing rental in a great location with so much to see and do”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2015

Having stayed in a few holiday lets before I was expecting good basic comfort but this was much more. With a modern kitchen and new bathrooms it was sharp, clean and yet really cosy with comfortable beds and log burning fire. We were given a warm welcome despite our late arrival and only had to ask if there was anything we wanted. There was teabags, milk, oil and eggs as well as a fully a fully equipped kitchen. Towels were also provided. There is even an information room on the farm with leaflets and computer for planning your adventures. The indoor swimming pool was excellent as was the games room where we enjoyed table tennis. I hired a bike from the farm and cycled went down the Tarka trail which is just down the lane and over the main road. A great day out and lovely cafe at fremington quay for a well deserved tea and cake at the end. A great location with easy access to town and the rest of the county. We enjoyed days out in exmoor, the North Coast and down to Cornwall. Instow is nearby and a lovely costal village with a beach, pub and great place to watch the sunset. We enjoyed evenings at the farm, sat out with a bbq and glass of wine watching the animals, until the sunset over the fields the returned indoors to a cosy log burning fire. So peaceful and relaxing. Fantastic holiday. Plan to return next year!

“Wonderful UK holiday with lots to do inside and outside!”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2015

We stayed here for a week as a family of 4 and we had a wonderful time as the location is so near to great beaches, long flat cycle routes, restaurants etc. On site there is so much to do so if the weather is not so great, you're able to swim in the warm pool and play badminton as well as table tennis, pool and air hockey. We have stayed in other properties in Devon but found this to be the best one in terms of activities and location.

“All you need from a self-catering holiday home”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2015

Tucker's Retreat is ideal for a small family (3-4) and even has collapsible cot. Master bedroom has 4-poster bed and very nice en-suite with shower. Washing facilities and good size kitchen. Private garden with shared (large) fish pond. Parking right out front. Ideally located in between Barnstaple and Bideford and also the beaches. Instow beach very close. For young children there are trampolines, table-tennis, badminton, pool-table and an indoor swimming pool. Will definitely be going back - Combrew Farm is our home-from-home. John and Sue are also only too pleased to help and ensure the stay is most enjoyable.

“Fantastic cottages and great location”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2015

This was our third stay in Tuckers retreat at Combrew farm and it was just as good as the first stay. Sue was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was immaculate and very well equipped. The children loved the warm pool. It was in a great location for lots of places to visit. We will be back in the future.

“Another happy stay at Combrew”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2015

I've lost count of the number of times we've stayed at Combrew. This time we stayed at Tuckers Retreat, and as expected, we found it very well equipped and very clean. Weather was fine, so we both enjoyed our holiday very much.

“Home from Home”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2015

This was our 5th consecutive visit to Tuckers Retreat and we still enjoy it as much as ever.The accommodation is first class and you couldn't want for anything. We are always made so welcome and we had another lovely relaxing stay. We will keep coming back.

“Home from home”

Reviewed 11 Jun 2015

We loved this cosy little cottage with its own courtyard garden and pond. Two comfortable bedrooms and two well appointed bedrooms. Cosy, warm and safe with a built in stairgate. A reclining chair in the garden would have been lovely on a sunny day to better enjoy the tinkling water and birdsong.


Reviewed 16 Apr 2015

We had a warm welcome when arriving at the cottage. The cottages are all very comfortable and everything is provided. They are in an excellent location for travelling to places in North Devon. We enjoyed going to Appledore. We hope to return in the near future.

“Superb value for money, don't miss out!”

Reviewed 23 Mar 2015

Everything you could wish for, beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean and very we'll maintained we enjoyed another totally chilled out stay at Combrew Farm, this place really is a jewel in North Devon, Sue & John make sure your stay is so comfortable you don't want to leave! Everything is within walking distance or a short drive away. we stayed in Tuckers cottage again, lots of little extras surprise you, from fresh eggs from the chickens to biscuits to have with your first cuppa after a long journey. We took the dog this time which made the long walks even more enjoyable and when we got back we were able to relax in the jacuzzi before dinner, where else can you do this without paying top hotel prices? Superb value for money we will definitely return.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view John & Sue the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send John & Sue (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. John & Sue (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call John & Sue (the owner) before booking?

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send John & Sue (the owner) a message.

If John & Sue (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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