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Gatcombe is a 230 acre family run working robotic dairy farm set in its own secluded valley just half a mile from the A3052 for easy access. This traditional Devon farm has been in the Reed family for 3 generations and at present is farmed by Robert, Julie and their Sons, Thomas and Nicholas with Daughter Lauren, working off the farm.

With just 2 ensuite bedrooms, the personal touch is key for guests to relax, unwind and recharge whilst holidaying, visiting friends and family and exploring our beautiful countryside and coastline.




Julie Reed

Julie reed - Owner


1-6 Guests


2 Ensuite Bedrooms


Enclosed Garden


Farmhouse Breakfast


Free Off Road Parking


Working Farm


Free WiFi


Surrounded by footpaths which lead to the Jurassic World Heritage Coastline, Gatcombe is an ideal base for those wishing to abandon their car and savour the countryside on foot.

Two large, comfortable ensuite bedrooms, both traditionally furnished. Hearty English breakfast served on separate tables in the dining room. Large enclosed garden.

The Guest Lounge dates back 300-400 years and has traditional beams and a very unusual brick and beamed wall. 

With both a woodburner and central heating the guests lounge is most comfortable on those colder evenings when a night in is preferred.  Tea and coffee facilities are available along with satellite TV, board games and a variety of tourist information about the area.

Gatcombe Farm has a Georgian Farmhouse to which many guests who have become good friends return annually. The farmhouse accommodates 6 in its large, traditionally furnished, comfortable ensuite rooms. Both rooms have the following facilities:

1f6cc Home Ensuite King/Twin/Family Rooms sleeping 1 – 4 people
1f4fa Home 32” Freesat TV
23f0 Home Clock Radio
2615 Home Hospitality Trays 
1f481-1f3fb-200d-2640-fe0f Home Hairdryers
1f6cc Home Sofa/Chairs in bedrooms
1f6bf Home Toiletries and Towels
1f9f5 Home Sewing Kits
1f4fa Home Guest Lounge
2139 Home Tourist Information
1f4e1 Home Free Wi Fi internet access
♨️ Central Heating
🔥 Wood Burner
1f6ad Home No Smoking


Bed & Breakfast

  • Prices from £50-£55 per person per night based on two adults sharing an ensuite room.
  • Single Occupancy when available from £80 per night.
  • Children welcome (10yrs+) with special child prices up to the age of 14yrs when sharing a room with two adults.
  • Price includes a large English farmhouse breakfast.
  • Check-in is normally between 5pm – 7pm other times by mutually convenient arrangement.
  • Either a cheque deposit or card details are required on booking. (see booking conditions).
  • On booking a room either a cheque deposit or BACS transfer will have been paid or a card number taken to secure the room
  • Monies can be paid by BACS, cheque with a valid cheque guarantee card or cash.

Please read through the following carefully and take the appropriate action regarding insurance should you feel you need it.

  1. Prices are in Pounds Sterling(£) and are quoted per person per night or per room per night including full English Breakfast. On booking a room either a cheque or BACS deposit will have been paid to secure the room for your stay. 

  2. Numbers must not exceed the party number booked and pets are not permitted.

  3. Rooms are available from 5pm – 7pm on the day of arrival unless otherwise agreed, and must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

  4. Guests shall take all reasonable and proper care of the property and its contents, fittings and effects in or on the property and leave them in the same state of repair and condition and in the same clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period as at the beginning. Any breakages or damage to the property caused by your party must be paid for.

  5. If you have to cancel your holiday more than 30 days prior to arrival, we can either refund your deposit or reschedule your stay if appropriate.  Up until 7 days before your arrival, unless we are able to rebook your room, your deposit becomes non returnable.  Balance is payable 7 days before arrival and in the case of cancellation at this late point there will be no refunds.  We recommend that you take out appropriate Travel Cancellation Insurance, details of which can be provided from any reputable insurance firm, should you have any concerns regarding cancellation.

  6. Monies can be paid by BACS, Cheque or Cash.

Visit our farm

Bring your wellies and wander down to the farmyard to see the 360 dairy cows being milked by 5 Lely Robots new to the dairy for 2015. With cows calving all year around, there is always the chance of seeing a baby calf being born and if not you can watch Julie feed the calves twice daily.  There are many lovely walks around the farm where you can view the sea out over Seaton Bay.  It is possible to walk to Seaton,  Beer and beyond leaving your car at home, along the South West Coast Path.

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Start your day properly

Julie serves her Aga cooked breakfasts in the separate dining room on individual tables.  The Visit England award winning breakfast can be a full English using local and home produce or alternatively a lighter breakfast option is available with vegetarian and other dietary options catered for.  Julie uses as much locally sourced and home produce as possible including English bacon, sausages, tomatoes when in season, jams, marmalades and fresh home made bread.


5 out of 5 based on 45 TripAdvisor Reviews

out and about

Places of interest near Seaton

Seaton itself is situated on the mouth of the River Axe in Devon and is a lively little seaside town. There are shops, beautiful gardens, bowling, putting and tennis. The South West Coastal Path runs through the Undercliff Nature Reserve to Lyme Regis. Seaton has a sloping pebble beach, a pretty harbour and a peaceful promenade.

Seaton Tramway, a perfect way to see the beautiful Axe Valley by travelling on one of the electric trams which take you between Colyton, Colyford and Seaton with lovely tram stations, restaurants and gift shops at either end.  Travelling through Seaton Wetlands, this attraction is very popular with bird watchers and nature lovers.

Pecorama, Beer situated on the hillside above the picturesque fishing village of Beer, East Devon (on the south-west coast of England), PECORAMA has something to offer every member of the family. The attraction, having a railway theme, includes a fascinating Indoor Exhibition of modelling in various popular scales, whilst the Gardens are home to the famous Beer Heights Light Railway. This 7¼-inch narrow gauge passenger-carrying line, powered by miniature steam and diesel locomotives, winds its mile-long way through tunnels, loops and cuttings giving wonderful views of Beer and Lyme Bay en route.

Beer Quarry Caves take a conducted tour and view the vast underground chambers with their vaulted ceilings and huge supporting pillars of natural stone. Learn about how from Roman times the quarry has been used for huge blocks of stone used for 24 cathedrals as well as the appalling working conditions, and the dangers faced daily by generations of local quarrymen. Find out about the Caves’ role as a refuge for persecuted Catholics and hideaway for smugglers’ contraband. Meet the Beer Quarry Bats who have made the caves their home.

Lyme Regis and Charmouth for Fossil Collecting the coast around Lyme Regis and Charmouth is world famous for rocks that formed in the early Jurassic period, some 200 million years ago and the fossils that they contain. Fossils can be found here at any time of the year but storms make Lyme Regis and Charmouth an exciting destination in the autumn and winter for the simple reason that this is the time when the rough seas wash away the cliffs and scatter fresh fossils on the beaches.

The Old Bakery, Manor Mill & Forge situated at Branscombe and owned by the National Trust this charming settlement of ‘chocolate box’ thatched buildings dating back more than 200 years. Visit the working mill and forge, enjoy a traditional cream tea in the Old Bakery. A perfect start or finishing point for coastal and countryside walks.

The Donkey Sanctuary is only a 10 minute drive from Gatcombe and with free admission is a good day out for all ages.  With a delightful restaurant overlooking the beautiful countryside, you can call in just for lunch or enjoy a coffee after a brisk walk around the grounds.  A very popular attraction.


Location & Directions

  • Gatcombe Farm is signposted directly off the A3052 between the B3174 to Beer and the B3172 at Seaton Tower .
  • From M5 Exeter – Take the A3052 towards Lyme Regis. The farm is signposted on the right approximately half mile before the B3172 to Seaton where there is a Esso petrol station and water tower.
  • From Taunton M5 – Follow signs for Ilminster, Chard, Axminster and onto Seaton. Turn right onto the A3052 at Boshill Cross. Proceed through Colyford to Seaton Tower B3172. After half mile turn left signposted to Gatcombe Farm.
  • Accessible from Axminster and Honiton railway stations – approximately 10 miles.
  • Exeter Airport is a 30 minute drive away. 
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