The Owlery - Dartmouth, Devon, England

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The Owlery, surrounded by gardens and the valley at Dittiscombe
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Welcome tray and log-burner.
Summer wildflower meadow above The Owlery
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Beautiful, unspoilt beaches nearby.
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Wildlife abounds in the valley at Dittiscombe
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Kayaking and canoeing the tranquil South Devon rivers.
Booking and Enquiries
phone 01548 521272 or
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 £595 per week
Number of units of accommodation: 1
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms 
Number of bathrooms: 1 
Short Breaks: Yes - The minimum number of days for a short break is 3
Suitable for the disabled:  no
Children are welcome:  no
Pet Friendly:  no
Rating: starstarstarstar4
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The owner/agency for The Owlery has been advertising with Country Cottages Online for more than 9 years. Read More

Beautiful Romantic Couple's Cottage in South Devon

The Owlery, a romantic getaway cottage in its own peaceful valley in South Devon. Available for Christmas, short breaks, Valentine's day, summer holidays and romantic getaways. 

Spa bath for 2. Cottage surrounded by garden with views of higher valley at Dittiscombe.

The cottage is perfectly located for a walking break - stride out and walk straight from your cottage to the beach, a 50 minute walk  - or perhaps a more dramatic section of the South West Coast Path appeals?  Nearby is Slapton ley National nature Reserve, a haven for birds.

Between November and ApriL we offer short breaks and suggest an itinerary which might include dinner at The Tower Inn in Slapton, with a chance to read up on local history in front of the log fire.  Explore Torcross, a pretty village on the beach just 3 miles from Dittiscombe, with 1 and 2 hour trails by the side of Slapton Ley and along the South West Coast Path, enjoying both sea and Ley-scapes on either side, with a stop at the Memorial Tank to learn more about Operation Tiger, the D-Day landing practises which took place within Start Bay during World War II. A drive to Start Point Lighthouse, with a spectacular coastal walk round to Great Mattiscombe Sands looking out for seals and seabirds along the way; or from Hallsands to Beesands where you will find an excellent fresh fish menu or a tasty Sunday lunch at the Cricket Inn.

Feedback from previous guests includes:

'We couldn’t have found a more relaxing, peaceful retreat for much needed time out together.'

'A magical place of peace and tranquility.'

This 4-star rated, detached cottage comes with space for private parking. This is a truly romantic property, ideal for 2.

This owner/agency has featured on since 2008

Special Features:
  • With Exposed Beams
  • Communal laundry room with tumble dryer and free washing machine. 20 acre estate and conservation valley available exlusively to Dittiscombe guests.
Entertainment Facilities:
  • TV
  • Video or DVD
  • Internet Access
Kitchen & Dining:
  • Microwave
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Type of Cooker: Electric oven and hob
  • Dining Table Seats: 2
  • 1 Kingsize Bed(s)
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Jacuzzi Bath
  • Towels Provided
  • Central Heating
  • Wood Stove
Garden and Outdoors:
  • Garden: Surrounded by meadows, orchards and a pond, the garden sits on three sides of the cottage with paving and wooden furniture, a sunny gravel garden and lawned area.
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • Hillside
  • Views of the surrounding conservation valley, the orchard and the pond. Access to the nature trail, woodlands and meadows from the cottage door.
The Owlery  - Dartmouth,

Inside this Sleeps 2 Cottage:

With a wooden-floored open-plan living space with kitchen and dining area, this cottage provides the warmest of welcomes to guests. The cottage is very romantic with a wood burner, circular glass dining table, comfortable sofa and coffee tables.

The kitchen comes fitted with an electric oven and hob, and microwave. The house also boasts WiFi, a digital TV, DVD player and an Ipod player with FM radio.

The bedroom has a luxurious king-size bed and is set on a galleried mezzanine that overlooks the sitting room. Like the rest of the property, this room is light and airy and is decorated and fitted to a high standard.

The luxury bathroom is just a few steps down from the living area and has a wonderful oval air bath which has room for two, guests can have a gentle and relaxing aquamassage in the bath. There is also a separate shower cubicle.

The pretty garden overlooks the small pond, which creates a wonderful romantic country atmosphere for days or evenings relaxing with your partner. There is a separate patio area, complete with furniture and raised shrub borders and climbing plants. This creates your own private space which means you can spend some quality time together with no distractions. A further private lawn area looks up the valley and into the orchard, an ideal spot for birdwatching.


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

1/3 deposit on booking, balance payable 6 weeks before start of holiday. 100 security deposit cheque payable with balance, held until after stay.

Changeover Day: Friday


18.03.2018 - 25.03.2018 (7 nights )
Price: 385 GBP* send enquiry

25.03.2018 - 01.04.2018 (7 nights )
Price: 385 GBP* send enquiry

01.04.2018 - 08.04.2018 (7 nights )
Price: 385 GBP* send enquiry

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

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Pricing period First night. Last night Weekly rate Changeover day Min Stay & Short Breaks Information Short Break Nightly Rate
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Spring 09 Feb 2018 24 May 2018 385.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)100 GBP 110 GBP
May half term 25 May 2018 31 May 2018 495.00 GBP Friday No short breaks- -
Summer 01 Jun 2018 19 Jul 2018 520.00 GBP Friday No short breaks- -
Summer Holidays 20 Jul 2018 30 Aug 2018 595.00 GBP Friday No short breaks- -
Autumn 31 Aug 2018 25 Oct 2018 470.00 GBP Friday Weekends and Mid Weeks100 GBP 110 GBP
Winter 26 Oct 2018 21 Dec 2018 395.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)92 GBP 100 GBP
Christmas/New Year 22 Dec 2018 02 Jan 2019 550.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)100 GBP 100 GBP

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)

Nearest Train Station or Airport: Totnes Railway Station, 12 miles Exeter International Airport, 30 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 Events: 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: Fortescue Arms, East Allington Church House Inn, Stokenham Tradesmans Arms, Stokenham The Millhouse, South Pool The Oyster Shack, Bigbury

Local Sports: Sailing, surfing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding all available within 6 miles of Slapton, or at Salcombe and Dartmouth. Fishing at Valley Springs Fishery, 2 miles. Surfing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing at the local beaches (3 - 6 miles fr


A beautiful town on the banks of the River Dart with a nautical charm and fascinating history which is reflected in the ancienc narrow streets which house boutique shops, art galleries & delicatessens. A cobbled market place features colourful stalls and Farmers markets supplying local produce used by the local gourmet restaurants, pubs & cafes. If you love the water, Dartmouth is the place for you with sailing, fishing, kayaking, or just sitting and watching the many boats from the banks of the harbour. Take the steam train ride to Paignton for a treat or enjoy visits to Dartmouth Castle, National Trust properties at Greenway and Coleton Fishacre. Walk the South West Coast Path or laze on our clean beaches. On the hills above the harbour sits Britannia Royal Naval College which has been training officers for the Royal Navies of the world since the beginning of the 20th century. Throughout the year Dartmouth is host to many Festivals including the Comedy, the Food and the Dart Music, the Galleries Week, the Shakespeare Week and Agatha Christie Week and of course the Dartmouth Royal Regatta.

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