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The owners of Higher Gitcombe, Paul and Lynnie Jolly, pride themselves on offering good old fashioned hospitality combined with modern day home comforts. Such is the level of service that Higher Gitcombe was crowned winner of Channel 4’s Four in a Bed competition in 2015.

Their characterful newly-built home is tucked away down a pretty country lane in the heart of the South Hams, just ten minutes from Dartmouth and 15 minutes from Totnes, with its direct rail links to London and Cornwall.

As well as offering boutique-style B&B accommodation, Paul and Lynnie also offer health and well-being breaks, featuring delicious home-cooked, organic meals and a choice of sessions run by qualified practitioners from the local area. Options include meditation, reiki and more.

The River Dart is nearby, and it’s just a 15-minute drive to a beautiful Blue Flag beach. Local attractions include Woodlands Leisure Animal and Adventure Park, which is perfect for family days out. Higher Gitcombe is within easy reach of the villages of Cornworthy, Tuckenhay and Dittisham.  Dartmouth Golf and Country Club Spa is just five minutes away making Higher Gitcombe the perfect place for your escape to the glorious Devon countryside.  

This individually designed house has a real wow factor and – thanks to its slightly elevated position – wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. There is secure, gated, off-road parking for several cars, and more than an acre of grounds for guests to enjoy.

The interior is light and spacious, with a relaxed and welcoming feel. There are three stylish bedroom suites for guests to stay in on a B&B basis, each with smart, modern en suite facilities. Two of the rooms can ‘overflow’ into another bedroom to make five a possibility and there is the addition of The Lookout, which can sleep up to 4 children in separate beds. For full details please enquire at the time of booking.

The property has under-floor heating. Free wireless internet access is provided.

Each of the three en suite Bedrooms are individually designed and decorated with all the comforts of a luxury small hotel but retaining a homely feel. All the rooms have super king sized beds, crisp White Company linen, fluffy towels, robes and slippers and all the little extras to make your stay memorable. There is a well-stocked hospitality tray with fresh iced water jugs, wine glasses and fresh milk. Each suite has individually thermostatically controlled underfloor heating, along with full power WIFI and new ‘silent’ Caldura fridges. Guests can choose from the following rooms :

The Blue Delux.  Super kingsize double with en suite bathroom/wc.

Pink Premier. Super kingsize double with en suite shower room/wc.  This can extend to become the ‘Family’ suite using the adjacent twin bedroom which is included within the price with space to spread out and a work station desk.

Cream Executive. Super kingsize double with en suite jacuzzi bathroom/wc.  The Lookout forms part of this suite, a spacious, bright adjacent living space with comfy Scandinavian recliners and large 48″ flat screen TV with DVD player.

The Lookout can accommodate up to 4 children under 16 (each at £50 per person per night) if so required.

Bed and breakfast prices range from £120 to £150 per room per night based on two people sharing, or from just £95 per room per night for single occupancy. A minimum two-night stay applies to the single occupancy rate. Prices for the family suite start at £230.

Well-being breaks, which include all meals and a choice of activities vary in price, depending on the chosen itinerary.

Paul and Lynnie make the most of the wealth of fresh produce available on their doorstep to prepare healthy, wholesome breakfasts. The ingredients are organic wherever possible. Organic bacon and sausages come from Riverford Farm Shop; organic juices from Luscombe; cheeses from Sharpham; artisan breads from Dartmouth, Totnes and Dartington Farmers Food Markets.   Please advise Paul and Lynnie of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking and they’ll do their best to accommodate you.

Enjoy a complimentary cream tea at Higher Gitcombe

Book a stay at the Multi Award Winning Higher Gitcombe, winners of Channel 4’s Four in a Bed Competition and enjoy a complimentary delicious Devonshire Cream Tea in your suite on arrival.  Indulge in delicious scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam, whilst taking in the stunning open views across to Dartmoor. Your kettle will be boiled and your fresh milk chilled in the fridge.   Your sumptuous ensuite bedroom suites comes complete with crisp White Company linen, superking beds and superking pillows. 

This offer is only available on direct bookings with Higher Gitcombe. To make a booking please call 01803 712990 remembering to quote ‘Boutique and Breakfast at the time of booking. Alternatively, please use the enquiry form below.

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You have found a wonderful place to stay and Boutique and Breakfast is committed to giving you a personalised service so that you can find the right room at the right price. Simply fill in our enquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive a response from Higher Gitcombe tailored to your needs. This will be in the form of either a telephone call or an email.

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At a Glance

  • Suitable for larger parties
  • Locally-sourced food
  • Organic breakfast
  • Holistic treatments available
  • Secure private parking
  • 'Silent' Refrigerators
  • Free WiFi

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You have changed the game. What a wonderful gem of a B&B. Just delightful hosts, a beautiful house and utterly wonderful food. Thanks so much.


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