Ashcombe Farmhouse, Yealmpton

This handsome stone farmhouse is idyllically placed in a tranquil rural Devon setting, just outside Yealmpton. With abundant living space, a huge garden and a heated outdoor swimming pool, this is a truly indulgent holiday let. Plus, the farmhouse is perfectly positioned for exploring the pretty Yealm estuary, south Devon’s breathtaking beaches and the wilds of Dartmoor.


5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 10

Prices from £1,968 for 7 nights (Saturday–Saturday)

WiFi available

Ample parking at the property

Up to 2 dogs allowed at an additional cost

Features & amenities

This spacious Devon holiday let is a quintessential English farmhouse. Beautifully constructed from stone, the house offers period charm in abundance. Inside, Ashcombe Farmhouse has generous living and bedroom space, with superb modern amenities. Outside, there’s a vast garden to enjoy, plus the luxury of a heated swimming pool.

Located just outside Yealmpton, the house is set among farmland (the farm is home to award-winning Angora goats) and against the backdrop of rolling Devon countryside, making it perfect for a tranquil escape with family or friends. The property also boasts a rich history, being linked to the ancient Puslinch estate, owned for generations by notable Yonge family, And with the natural beauty of the South Hams and South Devon’s stunning coast nearby, this unique let promises a magical Devon holiday.


  • 5 bedrooms – 3 kingsize bedrooms (2 with en-suites and one on ground floor), plus a twin bedroom and a bunkbed bedroom
  • Large kitchen-diner
  • Well-equipped with appliances which include dishwasher, washing machine and BBQ set
  • Lounge with TV featuring Sky channels 
  • Boot room 
  • Conservatory 
  • WiFi throughout property
  • Very large garden 
  • Access to an outdoor heated pool (Covid-checked daily and access subject to water tests)
  • Lots of parking in the property’s grounds
  • Access via a long private drive


Ashcombe Farmhouse is found less than a mile to the south of Yealmpton in the south-west of Devon. 

Yealmpton is a pleasant village in the South Hams where you can find a choice of local pubs and shops, with options for eating out and picking up supplies. There’s also a fine Victorian Gothic church. The farmhouse let itself is set in an idyllic rural location, with a vast garden and surrounded by farmland and the green hills of Devon beyond.

The property is a short walk from the Yealm estuary, and a little further downstream, you’ll find the pretty riverside villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers. There are ample opportunities from here to explore the spectacular South West Coast Path. This holiday let is also ideally positioned for visiting the many attractions of Plymouth city, Dartmoor National Park, the coves and beaches of south Devon, and all that the neighbouring county of Cornwall has to offer. 

Getting there

By car
If travelling from outside the Westcountry, you can drive to Exeter then head west along the A38 (or west along the A38 through Plymouth). From the A38, take the exit for Smithaleigh/Yealmpton and when you arrive in Yealmpton, turn left into Torr Hill, continuing onto Ford Road. At the crossroads further down this road, turn right int0 Ashcombe Hill, then left into the private drive to arrive at the holiday property.

By train
There are a number of train routes serving Plymouth. From here, you can catch a bus direct to Yealmpton or use a taxi service for the remaining section of the journey.

By coach
You can catch a coach service to Plymouth, followed by a local bus or taxi service for the remaining half-hour journey to your holiday let in Yealmpton.



Beautiful farmhouse refurbished and equipped to a high standard. We were two families and had plenty of space. The house is really well kitted out with pots, pans, crockery, etc so it’s easy to cook for 10. The beds are really comfortable and linen fresh and white. House spotlessly clean when we arrived. Gardens amazing – lawns, fruit trees and flowers with some striking artichokes! The pool is clean and big enough to keep teens happy and even swim a few laps – best of all, the water is warm and the pool area a real sun trap so you can relax and read while the kids splash in the water. The location is so peaceful in its own sheltered valley but just down the drive a pretty walk along the stream. Perfect for a relaxing holiday in Devon and we all loved it and can’t wait to come back!

We had a 6 night break with 7 adults, 2 toddlers and 2 dogs. The place exceeded our expectations. The accommodation was as described, if not better, and the grounds were amazing. The garden was securely fenced off so even one of the smaller dogs could get out if in the garden. The pool could be secured behind the gates, so peace of mind that the younger children couldn’t access. The location was fabulous for exploring local areas. Would highly recommend and hope to revisit again soon.

Lovely property with beautiful gardens and pool area. The house is very spacious, even with 10 guests. You are a bit of a walk (along some narrow lanes) from any shops/amenities so be prepared to drive. Any teething problems were sorted out very quickly. We had a fabulous week here… and who doesn’t love waking up to the sound of sheep in the neighbouring field.

An excellent place ideal for a couple of large families. Beautiful setting and great facilities. Very well located for excursions to the coast. Very easy for our dog. Laura was very helpful. We will return.

We were the very first guests in this comfortably refurbished farmhouse building, tucked away in the Devon countryside. A couple of inevitable teething problems were quickly and efficiently resolved by the hosts, with no inconvenience to ourselves. Communication was excellent. Yealmpton itself has a really good cafe serving cream teas, two good pubs and Ben’s Farm Shop, which are all worth a visit. Otherwise there is easy access to gorgeous scenery and coastline, and also to historic Plymouth. Being near to the coast, the weather we experienced was always better than that forecast, which has to be a bonus! Definitely a property to come back to.

Local attractions

Newton Ferrers & Noss Mayo

2.5 miles
Explore these two pretty villages nestled on opposite banks of the gentle River Yealm. This tranquil corner of the South Hams offers breathtakingly scenic walks, lovely traditional pubs serving good food, and opportunities for sailing and paddleboarding,

Mothecombe Beach

3 miles
Nestling in a rocky cove, this sheltered beach boasts soft golden sand, rockpools and shallow waters, making it perfect for a family seaside day out. What’s more, it backs on to classic rolling Devon landscapes and links to coastal paths with sensational views.


8 miles
Known as ‘Britain’s Ocean City’, Plymouth is a seaside blending seafaring history and modern urban attractions. Discover the National Marine Aquarium, The Box museum, the cobbled streets of the Barbican, diverse shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and more.

Dartmoor National Park

6 miles
This ruggedly beautiful wilderness is the perfect place for rambling, mountain biking or horseriding. Climb the granite tors, explore ancient woodlands and enjoy a picnic while you take in the sensational views of this majestic and legendary landscape.

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