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 £395 to £1300 per week
Number of units of accommodation: 6
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms 
Number of bathrooms: 4 
Short Breaks: Yes - The minimum number of days for a short break is 3
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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The owner/agency for Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages, South Devon has been advertising with Country Cottages Online for more than 9 years. Read More

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.

Dog-Friendly Accommodation

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

Our dog-friendly cottages:

  • Dovecote, sleeps 3 plus 1 child
  • Honeysuckle, sleeps 2 + cot

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
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Type of Cooker: Ceramic hob and electric cooker
  • 5 Kingsize Bed(s)
  • 1 Double Bed(s)
  • 8 Single 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! Firework free valley.
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.

Payment of 1/3 deposit on booking, balance six weeks before holiday start date. Full details on our 'Book Now page on the website.

Changeover Day: Saturday


20.03.2018 - 27.03.2018 (7 nights )
Price: 395 GBP* send enquiry

27.03.2018 - 03.04.2018 (7 nights )
Price: 509 GBP* send enquiry

* Short break prices are approximate, please email for exact price

Special offers:

18.03.2018 - 07.04.2018
Price from: 540 instead of 595

Easter weeks in family cottages from 540 for a week in 2 bedroom cottage and 810 in cottage sleeping 6. With enclosed gardens, dog-friendly, private access to lovely surrounding valley. Log-burners, 2 dogs welcome.

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18.03.2018 - 14.04.2018
Price from: 375 instead of 400

Easter Short Breaks in family cottages - 3 nights for 375 (reduced from 400) or 395 for 4 nights. Plenty of places to hide your Easter eggs in the valley at Dittiscombe, or walk to Slapton village and find the two dog and family friendly pubs. More to explore at the beaches of Start Bay or around Slapton Ley nature reserve, all just a few minutes' drive from Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages in South Devon.

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Availability updated on 13/12/2017

Pricing period First night. Last night Weekly rate Changeover day Min Stay & Short Breaks Information Short Break Nightly Rate
Weekday From Weekend From
Spring 09 Feb 2018 29 Mar 2018 395.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks100 GBP 110 GBP
Easter 30 Mar 2018 12 Apr 2018 595.00 GBP flexible No short breaks- -
Spring 2 13 Apr 2018 24 May 2018 520.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks125 GBP 125 GBP
May half term 25 May 2018 01 Jun 2018 750.00 GBP flexible No short breaks- -
Summer 1 02 Jun 2018 02 Jul 2018 660.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks135 GBP 145 GBP
Summer 2 03 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 850.00 GBP flexible No short breaks- -
Main summer 21 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 995.00 GBP flexible No short breaks- -
Autumn 1 01 Sep 2018 27 Sep 2018 595.00 GBP flexible No short breaks- -
Autumn 2 28 Sep 2018 25 Oct 2018 495.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks110 GBP 110 GBP
Autumn 3 26 Oct 2018 21 Dec 2018 395.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks100 GBP 100 GBP
Christmas/New Year 22 Dec 2018 03 Jan 2019 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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