Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors, Bovey Tracey

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Bovey Tracey Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 15 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 and Additional Options 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.
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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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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.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,258 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,258 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,258 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,258 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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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 15 reviews
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.
Rating 5.0
Helpful friendly kind. I felt no pressure to spend more than I wanted or needed. All the arrangements were spot on. Good advice. Given. I appreciated their support through the preparation and the day. Feedback from friends and family was all good. My sons and I felt supported. I even co tasted the legal advice and got really good free! Advice about probate and other related matters. Thank u
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Our experience with Coombes & Sons recently when my father died was excellent in every respect. At each stage of the proceedings, they were able to offer solutions and suggestions to help us. Visiting from Canada, we had time constraints to deal with and they were most helpful in offering a welcoming venue for the service, with a manager who was equally experienced in dealing with such matters, plus an kind and accomplished celebrant and florist. Coombes even supplied an RAF flag to drape my father's coffin which was the perfect touch! All the staff at Coobes were respectful, accomplished and considerate throughout the proceedings.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Coombes and Sons funeral directors were outstanding. Every member of staff that I spoke to listened to me, offered their thoughts and recommendations, guided me through a very difficult time all of which led to the perfect send off for my father.
Each and every member of my family were so impressed with how the final day went.
Coombes and Sons reinforced the need and benefits of Local and small community services. They don't make you feel like "Just another customer". They will go the extra distance to make sure the "Final day" is special and unique, to you.
Thank you.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction. I am glad that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
I found your staff outstanding and most helpful In my hour of need,i would certainly recommend them to any one. thank you for the attension to detail work you provided for me with Patricias cremation.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that the arrangements for your Wife were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
We have nothing but praise for coombes & sons from the day of the death until after the funeral, unfortunately for us we had 2 funerals in 3 weeks but each of them we could not fault.
Response from Coombes & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
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