Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages, South Devon - Dartmouth, Devon, England

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Booking and Enquiries
phone 01548 521272 or
website http://www.dittiscombe.co.uk
email Click here to email owner
payment options Payment Options: cheque, bank transfer, credit card
Contact: Mrs. Ruth Saunders
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Key Cottage Information

Price range from £375 to £975 per week
Number of units of accommodation: 3
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms 
Number of bathrooms: 3 
Short Breaks: 
Suitable for the disabled:  no
Children are welcome:  yes Cot, High Chair available.
Pet Friendly:  yes(2 dogs welcome)
Rating: starstarstarstar4
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Come and relax in our pretty holiday cottages set in a beautiful South Devon valley. Each cottage has its own private garden and views of the peaceful countryside surrounding us. These cottages are pet-friendly and guests and their dogs can enjoy our two-mile nature trail around the valley which includes ponds, woodland and meadows.

Rafters, sleep 4 in 2 bedrooms, has a dog friendly garden which is fully enclosed. An open plan ground floor with ceramic flooring and sliding patio doors gives a lovely view over the south-facing garden. Upstairs the double bedroom and twin bedroom are situated under ancient rafters.

Buddleia, a 2 bedroom cottage, has a large garden, again dog friendly with high hedges and immediate access to the meadows in the higher valley above Dittiscombe. An open ground floor with woodburner makes this a cosy cottage. Upstairs there are is a kingsize bedroom and a twin room.

Dovecote, with 2 bedrooms, one king size and one with full size bunk beds, has a cosy sitting room with woodburner, and a separate, spacious dining area and kitchen. The pretty gravel garden leads to a picnic table and also to the meadows in the higher valley.

We accept 2 dogs in these cottages on request, although we restricted during the busy season.  The weekly charge for dogs is £25 per dog, and £10 per dog for a short break.

We offer short breaks and special offers at certain times of the year.  Please visit the 'Prices & Availability' page on our website for more details.

This owner/agency has featured on countrycottagesonline.com since 2008

Special Features:
  • Historical Property
  • Dittiscombe is a 300 year old hamlet with old stone barns originally used for animals, woodcutting and buttermaking. In nearby Torcross (3 miles) the Second World War Tank in memory of soldiers lost in the D-day landing practices.
  • With Exposed Beams
  • Communal laundry room and information point. 20 acres of valley exclusively for the use of Dittiscombe guests.
Entertainment Facilities:
  • TV
  • Video or DVD
  • Internet Access
Kitchen & Dining:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Type of Cooker: Cermaic hob and electric cooker
  • Dining Table Seats: 4
  • 2 Kingsize Bed(s)
  • 1 Double Bed(s)
  • 6 Single Bed(s)
  • 2 Bunk Bed(s)
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Jacuzzi Bath
  • Towels Provided
  • Central Heating
  • Wood Stove
Garden and Outdoors:
  • Enclosed Garden: Each cottage has its own garden with views of our valley and woodland.
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • Hillside
  • Wide ranging views across our own valley and beyond over rolling Devon landscape. Also wonderful night skies with no light pollution - excellent for stargazing!
Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages, South Devon  - Dartmouth,

Our cottages are ideal for a relaxing break any time of the year.  Each cottage is individually furnished and well equipped with full heating, ceramic hob and electric oven, and LCD television, Ipod and DVD players, radios and Wifi. Some cottages also have woodburners.  All are fully heated. As well as providing a comprehensive information folder the free wifi access in each cottage will help guests to easily find walks, wildlife events and local information. Children will love the shared play area.

Our fabulous location means we are just 2 miles from the historic village of Slapton with its two dog-friendly pubs, and Slapton Ley freshwater lagoon and nature trail.  Close by there are quiet dog-friendly beaches and great coastal walks with spectacular views taking in Start Point Lighthouse and the villages of Beesands, Hallsands and Torcross.   The estuary towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth, and the market towns of Kingsbridge and Totnes, are 20-30 minutes by car.

Availability and prices can be viewed by clicking on the weblink at the foot of the page.

Please visit the owner's website to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Devon.

Changeover Day: Saturday

Special offers:

06.01.2017 - 30.03.2017
Price from: 295 instead of 325

3 night short breaks in this cosy cottage, sleeping up to 4, set in the valley at Dittiscombe in South Devon, 295 is a fully inclusive price and Short Breaks can be taken any time from January to March. Please visit our own website for more information and to book.

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Availability updated on 15/10/2016

Pricing period First night Last night Weekly rate Changeover day Min Stay & Short Breaks Information Short Break Nightly Rate
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Summer Holiday 03 Jul 2016 25 Aug 2016 975.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks150 GBP 150 GBP
Late Summer 26 Aug 2016 01 Sep 2016 775.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks150 GBP 150 GBP
Autumn 02 Sep 2016 22 Sep 2016 575.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks125 GBP 125 GBP
Late Autumn 23 Sep 2016 20 Oct 2016 475.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks100 GBP 100 GBP
October Half Term 21 Oct 2016 27 Oct 2016 575.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks150 GBP 150 GBP
Winter 28 Oct 2016 22 Dec 2016 375.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks92 GBP 92 GBP
Christmas/New Year 23 Dec 2016 02 Jan 2017 750.00 GBP flexible No short breaks- -

South Devon has all kinds of visitor and natural attractions that keep holidaymakers returning year on year: a coastline and ailing in Kingsbridge, Dartmouth, Salcombe. Interesting towns such as Totnes, Modbury. National Trust properties such as Greenway, Colyton Fishacre and Saltram. South West Coast Path: East Prawle (birdwatching), Bantham for surfing, Bigbury and Hope Cove (sandy beaches), Thurlestone for rockpooling and canoeing. Start Point Lighthouse - tours and wonderful walks with seal spotting. Paignton Zoo, Dartmoor Zoological Park, Pennywell Farm and National Marine Aquarium, all within 1 hour from here.

Nearest Train Station or Airport: Totnes Railway Staion 12 miles, Exeter International Airport 30 miles

Recommended Places to Visit: Plymouth Barbican, Hoe and National Marine Aquarium. Dartmouth with park and ride and boat trips along the River Dart. Eden Project, 1 hour 45 minute drive from here. Salcombe with boat trips to Kingsbridge, sailing and boat hire, visit Mill Bay sandy beaches and walks to Gara Rock. National Trust properties at Greenway on the River Dart and Coleton Fishacre at Kingswear.

Annual Events: South Devon Walking Festival in September. Dartmouth Regatta in August. Salcombe Regatta in August. South Devon Crab Festival - Summer. Various Trailblaze events throughout the year. Dartmouth Food Festival - October.

Recommended Places to Eat Out: Devon has a huge number of superb eateries of all kinds. We have a local pub The Start Bay Inn at Torcross (4 miles from Dittiscombe)on the South West Coast Path - pop in for the freshest fish and chips in the area. The Cricket Inn at Beesands (5 miles from Dittiscombe), dog and child friendly, locally caught fish menus. The Fortescue Arms in East Allington (3 miles from Dittiscombe). Hearty menu using locally sourced produce. The Tower Inn Slapton (2 miles from Dittiscombe), expensive menu for special occasions.

Local Sports: Golf, Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Swimming, Surfing,


Pretty market town on the estuary with unique shops and cafes, Harbour House art gallery, two supermarkets, excellent Tourist Information Centre, Cornworthy museum of local life, and Summer Festival and Parade in July. Boat trips to Salcombe from May - October, also boat hire and kayaking.

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