Jays Cottage is a delightful family-friendly home-from-home situated in the 18th Century country estate of Colmer. The breathtaking locality of this cottage makes venturing out and about a real treat, especially as you have a popular and friendly pub, along with a family shop, a mere 300 yards away. This wonderful location caters for absolutely everything you and your party will need. You can literally park the car and throw away the keys.
Boasting two swimming pools (one indoor and one outdoor), stunning tennis courts, and a glorious fishing lake set in 28 acres of fields and woods, Jays Cottage is not just an attractive holiday home, it's a holiday destination in its own right.
With 20 other privately owned cottages dotted throughout the Colmer Estate, a lovely sense of 'holiday' is in the air. Equipped to a high standard, this cosy beamed cottage has a wood-burner effect electric stove to cuddle up in front of after a long day of fun, or if the sun is still shining, why not dine al fresco on the sun-trap patio.
This perfect family venue not only offers endless on site entertainment surrounded by peace and tranquility but you are 20 minutes from Dartmoor, 15 minutes from some of south Devon's favourite sandy beaches, and should you wish to sample some of the South Hams' favourite gems, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Brixham and Modbury are only a short car drive away.
The Colmer Estate and surrounding areas are really special and promise to offer you a fabulous holiday whatever your needs. On site activity and a range of beauty spots are peppered around the grounds. With a delightful walled garden with play equipment, football, basketball, table-tennis and boules on hand, there really is something for everyone!
There's even a gym for the fitness conscious members of the party. Perhaps a charming summer stroll around the grounds is more your cup of tea, if so please ensure that you stop to enjoy the water garden with boardwalk, simply stunning when in full bloom.
For the keen angler of the group, the beautiful lake is literally a hop, skip and a jump from the cottage (a fishing licence will be required). Why not bring your rods and test your skills against the numerous species of freshwater fish? Whilst you slip off for a spot of fishing, the younger members of the party may fancy a swim or perhaps something more energetic such as a set or two of tennis (please bring your own tennis equipment, as this is not supplied on site).
This beautiful estate and the surrounding local area is a fabulous place to stay to enjoy one of Devon's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wherever your day takes you, a trip to the neighbouring villages, a wander to the local pub or a day out on sunny Dartmoor, you will not be disappointed; in fact you will fall in love with this stunning spot and everything it has to offer. What are you waiting for!
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner effect electric stove. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (2'6'' recommended for children only)
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Shared Games-room with pool table and darts
Please ensure that children are supervised at all times when in and around the swimming pool areas and near the fishing lake. The heated indoor pool and hard tennis court are open all year round - the indoor pool is available from 8am to 10pm - and the outdoor pool is heated from mid-May to mid-September.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Indoor swimming pool
- Private parking for 1 car plus visitors' car park
- No smoking
- Pub 300 yds
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
- Shared use of indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis court and fishing lake
Jays Cottage is such a pretty sight. With its private courtyard, this delightful cottage makes for the perfect holiday cottage.
The outdoor pool is a real favourite with all generations.
Anyone for a spot of tennis? If so, please don't forget your racket and balls.
Cosy living-room, with electric wood-burner effect stove at your disposal at a flick of a switch.
If the outdoor pool doesn't tickle your fancy, this large indoor heated pool is at your disposal.
Pitting your wits against the many species of fish in this lake is a great way to spend a day.
Looking back at the pool and the cottages.
Jays Cottage has a delightful second patio. Perfect to ensure that you have sun all day long.
This patio is a real sun-trap. Perfect for dining al fresco.
Cosy and inviting living-room.
Compact and well-equipped kitchen.
The master bedroom.
The twin room is perfect for children; however adults have also enjoyed a great night's sleep in this room.
Step outside of the cottage and you have so much to do right on your doorstep.
The wall lined garden is a great place to enjoy a range of ball sports, or perhaps a simple picnic in the sun.
For the younger members of the group there is this lovingly maintained play area.
Such a safe setting ensures that the 'little ones' can’t escape (unless they use the main entrance of course).
The beautiful grounds burst with colour and life.
A stroll around these lovely grounds is a real pleasure.
Or perhaps a wander through the woods could be a delightful way to spend a few sunny hours.
Another view of the well-maintained tennis courts.
The entrance to the Colmer Estate is very inviting, giving you a great taste for what lies within the grounds.