Barnstaple holiday cottage accommodation with private indoor pool, beach/lake nearby and jacuzzi/hot tub and internet access

Tuckers Retreat

from £74 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

49 reviews

from £74 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Tuckers Retreat - exterior relaxing area

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 14248

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • 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.

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Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Nearest beach Instow 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
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
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), 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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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 Devon 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 49

27 Sep 2015


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

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!

25 Aug 2015


"Wonderful UK holiday with lots to do inside and outside!"

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.

4 Aug 2015


"All you need from a self-catering holiday home"

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.

2 Aug 2015


"Fantastic cottages and great location"

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.

23 Jul 2015


"Another happy stay at Combrew"

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.

12 Jun 2015


"Home from Home"

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.

11 Jun 2015


"Home from home"

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.

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.

23 Mar 2015


"Superb value for money, don't miss out!"

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.

10 Mar 2015


"All you need, clean tidy and presentable"

Stayed at Tuckers retreat during Feb half term 2015 with my wife and 2 teenage boys and our small dog. The accommodation is excellent, everything we needed and even that which we didn't, dishwasher, washing machine, WiFi large TV plus TV in the main bedroom. 2 bathrooms and a well equipped kitchen. Boys made good use of the well heated swimming pool which features jacuzzi and water jets. Owners Sue and John made us very welcome supplying complimentary milk and some eggs which you can buy for a £1 when you run out. Good walk from the house to Fremington Quay which tired out the dog on a daily basis. Good area to explore too, recommend Clovelly, Lynton and Lynmouth and the Valley of Rocks. Would love to go back one day, its faultless.

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