Coombe Location

2 Coombe courtyard


When you arrive at Coombe you will find a tranquil valley surrounded by rolling hills and woodland. We have converted stone barns into studios, workshops, a gallery and accommodation, all situated around a Provençal style courtyard.

Located in a designated ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’ in the heart of the Devon countryside, one mile from Dittisham on the river Dart. Our nearest train station is Totnes (direct routes from London Paddington).

I’ve just returned inspired from Coombe Farm Studios what an idyllic location. It must be wonderful in the summer. I was apprehensive as I drove through the snow to get to Dittisham, South Devon, but shouldn’t have worried as the accommodation was cosy, warm and snug. The painting studio was warm, airy and had excellent light.

Although it’s no longer a working farm, our neighbours sheep graze our field, ducks enjoy the stream, chickens roam and white doves from the adjoining hotel fly overhead. All provide immediate subject matter for painting and drawing and fresh produce for meals – which are taken outside in the courtyard when the sun shines. Locations outside Coombe for the courses include local villages and towns on the river banks as well as stunning private gardens, beaches and the nearby Dartmoor National Park. For trips on location we provide transport within the course price, all locations are within a few miles of Coombe and we ensure there are adequate seating facilities, places to get a drink and toilets.

It is a wonderful place for a creative and relaxing holiday, including opportunities for partners or friends not attending the courses to join you and take their own time out to sail or fish on one of the most beautiful rivers in England, play golf, go riding, SUP boarding, walking or relaxing on the beach. The are historic towns and villages to explore and wonderful coastal walks and beaches all within easy reach.

Students painting by the dart