Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors, Bovey Tracey

Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors are here to support you if a loved one has just passed away and you need help arranging the funeral. We offer a range of funerals to suit your needs. You can find out more below or give us a call to discuss.
BASED ON 25 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Bovey Tracey funeral home

At Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors, here in Bovey Tracey, we pride ourselves on the standard of funeral care we offer to you. It would be our honour to arrange a farewell for your loved one that is a distinctive and heartfelt reflection of their life.

We understand that this will be a difficult time, which is why our caring team of funeral directors will be on hand to offer comfort and support. We are here to listen, as much as anything, taking the time to learn about you, your family and your loved one. This helps us to shape the funeral to how you want it.

The loss of somebody special can lead to a mixture of emotions, as well as uncertainty as to what to do next. We will provide guidance and advice, when you need it, so you are not left to make important decisions alone and whatever your preferences are for the ceremony, we will arrange them accordingly.

This means that regardless of whether you want a religious or humanist funeral, a traditional service or something a little more contemporary – a woodland burial, for instance – or even a send off that is uniquely personal to you and your loved one, we will endeavour to see your wishes through.

Established in 1807, Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors has been a trusted local presence for over 200 years, serving many generations of the same families. We can be found on Fore Street, in the centre of Bovey Tracey, placing us within easy reach of nearby towns and villages in Devon, including Chudleigh, Chudleigh Knighton, Coldeast and Kingsteignton.

If you want to spend some time with your loved one, our funeral home has a chapel of rest in which you can do so privately and in comfort. If it is more convenient for you, it can be opened outside of normal hours.

There is always a sympathetic ear ready to listen, so call us any time of the day or night and we will be here for you.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    Find out more
    From
    £1295
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £1295
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    Find out more
    From
    £2399
    plus £1519 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1519 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £2399
    plus £1519 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1519 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Where to find us

Address

73 Fore Street
Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AB
GB

Directions and Parking

See our map or get in touch if you need help with directions.

Please call us before your visit and we will advise you on parking.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01626 833409

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 25 reviews
Rating 5.0
I found Coombes and Son of Bovey Tracey excellent very caring and considerate. I would certainly use them again if the need arose.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. I am glad that you and the family were well cared for
Rating 5.0
I met both Martin and David and both were so kind, sensitive and supportive throughout. My father couldn’t have been given a more fitting send off and all went so smoothly. I would 100% recommend using Martin and David. Thank you for your kindness.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. It's always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Coombes & Sons helped us through a difficult time with patience and sensitivity.They helped us organise the Order of Service and liaised with church, florists, crematorium and venues with efficiency and kindness. Thank you.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family.
Rating 5.0
Courteous efficient service throughout
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
From the very 1st phone call & all the way through the organising process, David & Martin were very helpful.
I met with David to go through the details, & he made this stress free, & gave advice throughout & kep me up to date with everything.
Both David & Martin could not have done anymore, the service was outstanding, & at a difficult time such as this is, it really means so much.

Thank You
Nicola Tucker
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are providing the right level of care to our families. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
I was treated with respect. there was also a lot of humour involved. All staff were brilliant.
Thanks for all your help
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Mother. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The service was hugely professional, sympathetic, friendly and approachable. Funerals are never nice things, but I found Coombes & Son a huge relief to deal with at a very upsetting time. If you need an undertaker you won't do better than Coombes.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
From the initial contact the staff were polite, helpful and caring.
Everything was carefully explained and checked to ensure accuracy.
The appointment of a celebrant to lead the service at the Crematorium was very helpful and much appreciated.
The staff took on board what was wanted and ensured that those requirements were, as far as possible, met.
Thank you
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
The experience I received from the staff that dealt with my family were incredible. I can’t thank Carley and Paul enough for what they’ve done. They’re easy to talk to, very supportive and compassionate. They really lifted what felt like a massive weight off my shoulders. They’re a credit to the company and I can’t thank them enough.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you leaving feedback online for the branch. It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you from the branch.
Rating 5.0
From the minute I attended the shop I was given nothing but helpful information and a courteous service throughout.
Despite some issues relating to illness and personal loss of the team they still ensured my mum had the service she was promised and deserved. Having used Coombes and Son in the past I had no doubt we would receive a 10 out of 10, professional yet compassionate service. I cannot thank Martin and David enough. Then the addition of Tyrone for mum's final goodbye. Thank you to each of you.
Chris
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors. Our whole team are here to give the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 4.0
Everyone was very efficient and respectful. They also went the extra mile to make sure it was a memorable occasion.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you. Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
I cannot thank David and Martin enough for the dedication and help with my mums funeral. What was a very sad and distressing time was made so much easier by the help they gave me. They were always at the end of the phone to put my mind at rest. Even phoning me on the morning of the funeral to make sure I was ok. They talked me through every step there is nothing I would of changed. Thank you to you both
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
We were very grateful for the help and support we received from Coombes & sons funeral directors. They were very caring and considerate and helped make the whole process run smoothly. They were very thoughtful and never made us feel you couldn't ask any questions and were ready with suggestions when we were at a loss to know what to do. Thank you so much for your support at such a difficult time
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
I would recommend Coombes and Sons. I felt comforted by the staff, they were very friendly and genuinely caring.
They did a wonderful and very professional job at a difficult time.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after.
Rating 5.0
Fantastic service, very helpful and professional throughout the whole
Process.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Coombes were excellent throughout. Their response on telephone at the most stressful of times was respectful and reassuring. The service they provided throughout was considerate, helpful, kind and efficient. We were given advice on our options with no pressure to make particular choices. The conduct of staff on the day of the funeral was very respectful and they went above and beyond to meet our needs.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
I cannot praise or thank Martin and his team enough. They made a difficult time a little bit easier. They contacted me regularly to make sure I was OK. They have helped me over the weeks after the funeral. I did not expect such service and feel I would not have managed without his support
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you and that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
The service I received from Combes and son was excellent, they were kind, thoughtful and and nothing to much. Having lost my father 12 months previously followed by mother it was particularly re assuring that they were dealing with all the arrangements and we could put our complete trust in David and Martin who were very sensitive to our needs.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
We as a family were very happy with how you made what could be a very difficult time manageable. Both David and Martin were approachable, friendly and professional throughout this experience. Thank you.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am glad that you chose Coombes & Sons to look after your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Martin was sensitive, efficient and professional when arranging my late mother's funeral. He was readily available whenever I needed advice or help on any matters, and made the whole process pass simply and smoothly; for which I am very grateful. Nothing was too much trouble.
On the day the service proceeded with dignity and respect in a truly professional and seamless manner, which was a fitting tribute to my late mother.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose Coombes & Sons to look after your Mother. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful. It makes a difficult time a little easier.
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