Description: About The Owlery, romantic cottage for two
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.
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.
This owner/agency has featured on countrycottagesonline.com since 2012
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Setting and Local Information
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.
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 May Celebrate Start Bay, August Dartmouth Candlit Christmas, December Dart Music Festival, June
Recommended Places to Eat Out: Church House Inn, Stokenham The Queens Arms, Slapton The Tower Inn,Slapton The Oyster Shack, Bigbury Britannia on the Beach, Beesands
Local Sports: beachcombing, bird watching, canoeing, fishing, golfing, hiking, horse riding, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, surfing, stargazing, swimming, tennis, walking, watersports, wildlife watching
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..