- Dartmouth, Devon, England
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Key Cottage Information

£650 - £1120 weekly price range
Sleeps  2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms 
1 bathroom(s)
pets welcome
Pet Friendly (2 dogs welcome) & cat-friendly
Family-Friendly: Cot, High Chair available.
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Number of units of accommodation: 1
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This cottage is from Dittiscombe Estate & Cottages, an Independent Owner

Bookings and Availability (last updated: 21.05.2024 )
Price from £650 per week
Price from £650 per week
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Description: About Rafters

Charming 2 bedroom pet-friendly holiday cottage just 3 miles from Slapton Sands

Book a break at the Rafters and enjoy some of the best of the Devon coast and countryside on holiday.  This welcoming 2 bedroom pet-friendly cottage is nestled in a conservation valley and is part of Dittiscombe holiday cottages, a small collection of cottages which are set in the South Hams district of south Devon, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty found 30 minutes from the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.

The Rafters is a charming welcoming holiday home and sleeps up to 4 guests in its 2 bedrooms.  This welcoming cottage is pet-friendly and with its own safe enclosed garden is ideal for holidaymakers with pets. 


Inside this 2 bedroom dog-friendly cottage near Dartmoor and Slapton Sands

Inside, the Rafters has a real home from home feel with its cosy lounge with ample comfy sofas, warming woodburner and TV, it’s airy well-equipped kitchen/diner and galleried landing which leads to the two bedrooms (there is one romantic bedroom with a king size bed and one comfy twin bedroom).  The living accommodation is on the ground floor at this cottage and the bedrooms on the first floor.  The ground floor family bathroom with bath (shower over), basin and WC completes the cottage.  Idyllic garden views are a feature of this charming holiday home.

Outside the cottage is the lovely south facing, fully enclosed level garden, complete with lawn area, patio area, fuschia hedges and a stone wall.  With outdoor garden furniture you can dine alfresco in summer time and dogs can play safely in the garden whilst you relax and unwind

This is a superb pet-friendly holiday destination with access to around 20 acres of dog walks on site.  There is also a wildlife conservation valley and nature trail suitable for children.  Play and picnic area.


Discover the South Hams and Stunning Devon Coast on Holiday

With a lovely garden and good walks on site, there is plenty to enjoy at Dittiscombe holiday cottages.  If you want to explore though, the South Devon Coast AONB is close at hand and wonderful Slapton Sands beach is only 3 miles away!  If you want to enjoy outdoor pursuits in the countryside too on holiday, the lush greenery of Dartmoor National Park is only around 30 minutes’ drive away.

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Special Facilities

Special Features

Historic property Historic property
Exposed wooden beams Exposed wooden beams
Special features Bird watching area, Dark sky friendly, Laundry room, Original Features, River/stream in garden

Entertainment Facilities

Digital TV Digital TV
Free Wifi Free Wifi

Leisure Facilities

Sorry this property does not have any onsite leisure facilities

Property Facilities

Kitchen & Dining

Microwave Microwave
Fridge/freezer Fridge/freezer
Washing machine Washing machine
Tumble dryer Tumble dryer
Type of cooker Type of cooker: Electric cooker, Hob
Dining table Dining table seats 6


First Floor:
Bedroom 1 King size bed(s)
Bedroom 2 Single bed(s)Single bed(s)
Bed linen provided Bed linen provided


Bath Bath
Shower Shower

Other facilities

Hairdryer(s) Hairdryer(s)


Central heating Central heating

Garden and Outdoors

Enclosed garden Enclosed garden: private garden
Patio Patio
Parking Parking

Family-Friendly Facilities

Children welcome Children welcome
Cot Cot
High Chair High Chair
Stairgate Stairgate

More About this Property and Booking Information

Rafters  - Dartmouth,
Type: Barn Conversion Barn Conversion.
Types of Bookings welcome:
Friends FriendsFamilies Families
Booking Terms: 33% deposit is required to secure your booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before your holiday. Full terms available at point of booking..
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Setting and Local Information

Views: Countryside views over fields and farmlands, Garden views, Valley views, Woodland views
Secluded Secluded
Near the beach Near the beach
Pub(s) nearby Pub(s) nearby
Good area for walking Good area for walking
Golf course nearby Golf course nearby

Pet-Friendly Facilities

Dogs welcome Dogs welcome - up to 2 dogs
Cat welcome by arrangement Cat welcome by arrangement
Dog Throws Dog Throws
Exercise Field Exercise Field
Dog Waste Facilities Dog Waste Facilities

Local Attractions near Dartmouth

Top Attractions: Beaches - unspoilt and safe, sand and shingle, child and dog friendly, along the South Hams coastline Walking - South West Coast Path from Salcombe to Dartmouth and beyond (join up just 3 miles from Dittiscombe) Woodland Leisure Park (5 miles) Dartmouth marina ( 6 miles) Slapton Ley freshwater lagoon and birdwatching hides (2 miles) National Trust Houses at Greenway, Overbecks, Colyton Fishacre and Saltram. Steam Railway at Totnes to Buckfasleigh. Riverlink boat trips from Dartmouth to Totnes and RiverMaid from Kingsbridge to Salcombe Paignton Zoo (10 miles) South Devon Steam Railway from Totnes to Buckfastleigh (10 miles)

Recommended Places to Visit: The Eden Project, 2 hour drive Cothele National Trust House, 1 hour Greenways, Agatha Christie's house run by National Trust, ( miles) Plymouth Marine Aquarium (18 miles)

Annual Eventst: Dartmouth Food Festival, October South Devon Crab Festival, August Celebrate Start Bay, August Dartmouth Candlit Christmas, December Dart Music Festival, June

Recommended Places to Eat Out: Local village inn and plenty of quality pubs

Local Sports: beachcombing, bird watching, canoeing, fishing, golfing, horse riding, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, surfing, stargazing, walking, wildlife watching

Property Location

Nearest Town/City: Kingsbridge, Devon, 6 miles away
Nearest Train Station: Totnes, 10 miles away


Dartmouth is a picture perfect town, positioned on a hillside by the River Dart Estuary.  The area by the river is particularly pretty and the town is sheltered by various hills which all add to its appeal.  Located near to the coast, a cottage holiday in Dartmouth may appeal to those looking to stay in an attractive town with excellent facilities near to the Devon coastline. 

Enjoy strolling along Dartmouth’s narrow streets on a cottage break and discover a variety of independent shops, boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries.  Equally enjoyable is time down by the river, just taking it easy.  Boat trips, fishing and sailing are popular activities on offer in this part of Devon. 

There is no shortage of things to see and do in this part of the West Country and there should be something to suit all tastes.   Top family attractions in the area include Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Pennywell Farm and Woodlands Family Theme Park.  Those with an avid interest in history can choose from the National Trust’s Greenway, where Agatha Christie lived, Coleton Fishacre House & Gardens, Dartmouth Castle or the Golden Hind Museum Ship at Brixham.  For those who want to take in the scenery at a relaxed pace then there is a steam train which runs along the English Riviera Geopark coastline from nearby Paignton.   

Keen walkers should enjoy walking around town or join the South West Coast Path for footpaths along the coastline. 

Dartmouth has its own Tourist Information Centre, we strongly recommend that you visit for free information and leaflets on what this town and the local area have to offer.  You may just find that the staff are experts on local attractions.

Whether you opt for a cottage holiday in Dartmouth itself or a rural retreat stay in the nearby countryside, we hope you have the best of times..

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