Gamekeepers Hide

Gamekeepers Hide has been restored to provide high quality self catering. Gamekeeper's Hide is a well presented and sort after cottage offering a perfect holiday retreat for up to four people. Located on the Colmer Country Estate, it is situated in the heart of the South Hams area of Devon.

The estate is a collection of individually owned properties set in an Area of outstanding Natural Beauty in the Idyllic South Hams. This beautiful private estate of 28 acres which consists of meadowland woods and wetlands, you will also find plenty of walks or quite spots where you can picnic quietly read or doze. The estate is also home to a variety of wildlife - badgers, foxes, rabbits and deer. It is brilliantly located for ease of access to Kings bridge - Salcombe - Dartmouth - Totnes and Plymouth, and it is surrounded by picturesque villages, and unspoilt country side. Dartmoor and Torbay are also within easy reach.

The cottage front entrance leads into an open plan lounge with dinning area and fitted kitchen, with electric hob and oven, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. The Lounge area consists of a flat-screen Smart TV and CD Player. Unlimited wireless broadband is available to guests.

Upstairs is a double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom with shower, toilet, hand basin and equipped to a very high standard. Brightly furnished throughout, the Cottage has a light, modern feel. There is gas central heating, with radiators in every room.

Outside is a gated, sheltered patio with table, chairs, sunloungers and a barbecue. The sunny walled garden is close by. We regret, Gamekepper's Hide is a non-smoking property and no pets are permitted.

 
Table outside Gamekeepers.jpg
 

Facilities

The cottage is brightly furnished, with a light modern feel and quipped to a very high standard. Gas central heating is provided with radiators in all rooms.

Ground floor
Lounge/kitchen/diner

First Floor
Double bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom with shower, WC, hand-basin.

Cottage facilities
Unlimited Wireless broadband
Flat-screen Smart TV
CD / radio
Electric cooker
Refrigerator
Microwave
Toaster
Iron and ironing board
Travel-Cot
Hi-chair
Laundry facilities on site
Pay-phone on-site
Private parking
Private barbecue
Private gated garden with patio, patio furniture, sunloungers

Please note we are a non-smoking cottage.

The Perfect Getaway.

The cottage front entrance leads into an open plan lounge with dinning area and fitted kitchen, with electric hob and oven, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. The Lounge area consists of a flat-screen Smart TV and CD Player. Unlimited wireless broadband is available to guests.

Upstairs is a double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom with shower, toilet, hand basin and equipped to a very high standard. Brightly furnished throughout, the Cottage has a light, modern feel. There is gas central heating, with radiators in every room.

Outside is a gated, sheltered patio with table, chairs, sunloungers and a barbecue. The sunny walled garden is close by.

We regret, Gamekepper's Hide is a non-smoking property and no pets are permitted.
 


Gamekeepers Hide - Gallery


Located on the Colmer Estate - Modbury, Devon 

Set in the heart of the South Hams, one of Devon’s most beautiful regions, our collection of properties on the Colmer Estate make idyllic retreats for family breaks and escapes with friends. The kind of peaceful estate in the countryside that makes you feel a world away from the hustle and bustle, Colmer Estate’s home to a whole selection of facilities to make your break one to remember.
Classic stone cottage look out across the heated outdoor pool, and sunny days are all about curling up on a sun lounger after a game of tennis on the tennis courts and just enjoying the sounds of the kids having fun in the pool. There’s a fishing lake for the anglers, as well as an indoor pool for the cooler months - and the all-important adventure playground.

Facilities - All our visitors have free access to the wonderful facilities that are available on the Colmer estate

Indoor Pool
The indoor pool is open and heated all year round.

Fitness suite
Above the indoor pool is a rowing machine, an exercise bicycle, a treadmill, a sit up frame and a bench press with weights.

Outdoor Pool
The outdoor pool is open and heated from May to September. Next to the pool you may also enjoy playing table tennis.

The Lake
The fishing lake is well stocked with carp, golden rudd and trout. A fishing licence is available from any Post Office - however children under 14 can fish without a licence.

Walled Garden
Very exciting play equipment for children and a boules pitch for everyone to enjoy. There are also picnic tables to be found. Our walled garden is a very special, safe area and is the only place where ball games are permitted - a football goal net is provided. A brand new log cabin and games room has been added.

Adventure Play Area
This is situated in a clearing in the woods behind the tennis court.

Tennis Court
The all-weather tennis court is always available but depending on demand in the high season guests may occasionally find it necessary to work out a polite booking system.

Croquet
Once we had a croquet lawn in front of Colmer House but unfortunately the moles found it! The gardener is working hard to restore it and if you feel equal to the challenge the croquet set is kept in the laundry room.

Laundry Room
Washing and tumble drying machines for the use of visitors.


Prices 2019 (Per week)

January 4th to February 9th £450

February 9th to 23rd ( Half Term ) £495

February 23rd to April 6th ( Winter Off-peak ) £470

April 6th to 27th ( Easter Holidays ) £690

April 27th to May 4th ( Early Spring ) £550.00

May 4th to 11th ( May Bank Holiday ) £580

May 11th to 25th £660

May 25th to June 1st ( Spring Bank Holiday Peak ) £990

June 1st to 15th £730.00June 15st to 29th £760

June 29th to 13th £795.00July 13th to 20th ( Summer Holidays ) £890

July 20th to 31th August ( Peak Summer Holidays ) £1250

August 31st to 7th September £780

September 7th to 14th £670

September 14th to 28th £570

September 28th to October 19th £530

October 19th to 26th ( Half Term ) £695

October 26th to November 2nd £590

November 2nd to December 21st £490

*December 21st to January 4th ( Christmas & New Year ) £850

*For this festive period, alternative dates can be arranged over Christmas and New Year.
Short breaks no less than 4 nights.


Prices 2019 (Short breaks or long weekends)

Short breaks or long weekends are also now available subject to availability in the low season.

To calculate the price divide the weekly price by 7, multiple by the number of days you wish to stay and add £50

  1. Price includes gas/electricity/heating/bed linen.

  2. Towels for short breaks are not supplied.

  3. Payment can be made via Cheque or Internet Banking.

  4. Internet Banking payment details will be provided after acceptance of your booking.

  5. Cheques made payable to Mr B Stubberfield.

Booking info

  1. Reservations require 35% deposit within 5 working days of verbal or email booking, along with a completed and signed booking form. Payment via Cheque or Internet Banking for 35% of the booking, plus one payment of £100 for a returnable security deposit.

  2. Final Balance to be paid 8 weeks before start date of your holiday.

  3. Internet Banking payment details will be provided after acceptance of your booking.

  4. Cheques made payable to Mr B Stubberfield.

Reviews - Overall holiday experience Av 4.8/5

A great find! 5/5 Stayed Oct 2018 Kathryn M. The property and estate were absolutely fabulous. An excellent spot to discover the delightful area. The owner was extremely helpful. Highly recommended!


A lovely wee cottage on a well kept country estate within driving distance of beaches and towns. 5/5 Stayed Jul 2018. Gamekeeper's Cottage is set within a lovely estate.The cottage is small but carefully furnished and equipped for most eventualities.The owner's are a delight and were very informatve re places to visit and supplied lots of useful tips to make our stay even more enjoyable. You will need a car although there is a supermarket less than 10 mins walk that sells most things required for a week's stay.There is a decent pub opposite the garage/shop serving food and a good beer selection.We ambled there for a few nights! Salcombe,Dartmouth and great coves and beaches are within 30 mins drive or less.There is also South Devon Chilli Farm just up the road which is a must visit even if you don't like chillis! The cottage is really for a couple or maybe one young child.There is tennis, an indoor and outdoor pool, all well kept, and lovely short walks through the estate.If you want peace then don't go during school break although to be fair all the children were well behaved and it is definately not a rowdy place. We miss it!


Peaceful, stylish and relaxing 5/5 Stayed Jun 2018. This was our second visit to Gamekeepers Hide. We loved it the first time and now there has been a classy refurbishment and it's lovelier than ever. The decor is light and bright, new furniture and a smart TV so that we could wander back from the pub then catch up with our favourite programmes. As before, we made a couple of visits to charming Kingsbridge and iconic Burgh Island plus a few rambles around the lake, grounds and surrounding countryside. Had a splash in both pools too. We will certainly be back and will probably do the same super-relaxing stuff.


Gamekeepers Hide, a cosy and compact cottage where you will find peace and tranquility. 4/5 Stayed Jun 2018. Nicely furnished lounge/dining area and well equipped kitchen,two bedrooms comfy beds,nice bedding not spacious but adequate,bathroom with shower,private patio area that gets morning sun,two heated swimming pools next to cottage both inviting, nice walks on the estate and lovely beaches in close proximity,we loved it and hope one day to return.


A lovely little cottage with great facilities and fabulous surroundings. 5/5 Stayed Feb 2018 Laura N. Gamekeeper's Hide and the shared facilities are wonderful. Our children loved swimming every day and we enjoyed a fun family tennis session. The weather was pretty kind to us overall. One day was extremely wet but the pool and a pub lunch in Kingsbridge kept us all happy followed by some relaxing time at the cottage. We met up with friends who live in Stoke Gabriel on 3 of the days - one day at their house, one at Goodrington Sands and park and the other at Woodlands Theme Park. Both day trips out were fabulous. Woodlands was only £7.50 admission each which felt like a real bargain as so many similar places cost double that! We also visited Bantham Beach and Bigbury-on-Sea which we loved too. We only discovered the little shop at the garage on the last day but they had some wonderful food options. We had a really fabulous time and would love to visit again soon. Comfortable, clean and compact


Fabulous location with excellent amenities. 4/5 Stayed May 2018 Alison H. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the cottage proved to be a perfect base for us to explore the surrounding area.


Such a beautiful cottage in the most perfect location just an amazing relaxing family holiday 5/5 Stayed Oct 2017. We have stayed before in Gamekeepers hide when we arrived this time the whole of down stairs had been changed new flooring sofa and chairs so modern very clean welcoming. We also were lucky with the weather sun shine every day just a little windy on the beaches. Our little boy swam in the indoor pool every single day the pool is just feet away from the cottage also its very warm all yr round. The cottage has everything you could wish for nice furnishings comfy chairs and beds. The patio has a patio enclosed so safe for little ones its south facing so receives sun light from early morning it was lovely sitting out their on two occasions having our breakfast. The estate is huge with natural woods and gardens tennis courts by husband and son also enjoyed a little corse fishing. Kingsbridge is a good town for walking its also the start of the estaury and does have organic and farmers markets twice a week. We love it as its also only about 15 min drive from Burgh Island and our favourite beach Bantham. Salcombe and Dartmouth or inland a little to Dartmoor. We will be back again just after Easter. It is a very peaceful quiet estate but only about 10 min walk from a few shops organic stalls and a wonderful inn The California Inn such a short walk well worth visiting. The Pead Family


Gamekeepers hide set within huge grounds the cottage was perfect 5/5 Stayed Jun 2017. We had a wonderful holiday with our children the cottage was everything and more than we could have wished for parking right in front to the cottage. The cottage was lovely we were even provided with a welcome pack and wine and little treats for the children. The cottage itself is very well presented with its own patio which even had a bbq and sun loungers good for us because it also had a picket gate we needed that with little ones. We had everything we needed and more at the cottage. Even a map of the grounds which are truly stunning their are over 28 acres of grounds and gardens which you can walk all around. A well stocked fishing lake two gardens one is known as the Victorian garden this garden had adventure area for our children and a huge green area for ball games and a log cabin.

Both our children spent hours in both heated pools the indoor pool is very warm and oh yes their is also a gym above it. outdoor pool that is huge and also heated both pools are just fee away from the cottage. We played or had a knock about on the tennis courts which have just been re-laid. The grounds are just breath taking.

The cottage is so close to blue flag beach a must to visit is Burgh Island only about 15 min drive. We loved kingsbridge and the quay and marina and pontoon was so nice to go their in the evenings the week we were their it was the Kingsbridge music festival two great days we loved it. We went to Salcombe anyone coming to the South Hams has to go to Salcombe it is just so beautiful. Their is so much to do a week was not enough we will be back now we have found this little gem of a cottage and location the owners left us a map of the grounds so useful as you can walk all around (take your wellies or walking shoes) This cottage was just perfect the estate is truly beautiful with two heated pools its also a very quiet and peaceful estate its location is perfect only a very short drive from sandy beaches and coastal towns. We have already booked for Oct half term as now we have found this cottage and location it would be so hard to find anything else so perfect for our family holiday a bit of advice we now know why it is so sort after many thanks to the housekeeper and estate manager they were so helpful nothing was too much trouble The Kempshalls from Somerset

We look forward to hearing from you soon