The Owlery, romantic cottage for two

- Dartmouth, Devon, England
The Owlery in the higher valley at Dittiscombe The Owlery, romantic cottage for two - thumbnail photo 1
The Owlery in the higher valley at Dittiscombe
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The Owlery open plan sitting area
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The Owlery bedroom
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Wisteria outside cottage.
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Spa bath big enough for 2 in The Owlery
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The Owlery kitchen window
Welcome tray and log-burner in The Owlery The Owlery, romantic cottage for two - thumbnail photo 7
Welcome tray and log-burner.
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Beautiful, unspoilt beaches nearby.
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Wildlife abounds in the valley at Dittiscombe
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From The Owlery overlooking Dittiscombe valley
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Kayaking and canoeing the tranquil South Devon rivers.
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Part of the nature trail around Dittiscombe Estate
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South Milton Sands, dog and family friendly beach

Key Cottage Information

£550 - £750 weekly price range
Sleeps  1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms 
1 bathroom(s)
No Dogs Allowed
No Dogs Allowed
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Number of units of accommodation: 1
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Price from £550 per week
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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.


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Guest Reviews and Holiday Feedback

Latest reviews:

Norma, date of stay: February 2018.

We have stayed at The Owlery for many years and it is a wonderful, peaceful escape from normal life. There is so much to do in the local area and it is beautiful in all seasons. Jon and Ruth are completely respectful of your privacy, but you always know there is someone there to help if the need arises. The cottage is warm, cosy and practical with a fantastic spa bath! If I could, I don't think I'd ever leave.

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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
Washing machine Washing machine
Type of cooker Type of cooker: Electric cooker, Hob
Dining table Dining table seats 2


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


Bath Bath
Shower Shower
Towels provided Towels provided
Jacuzzi bath Jacuzzi bath

Other facilities

Hairdryer(s) Hairdryer(s)


Central heating Central heating
Woodburner Woodburner

Garden and Outdoors

Garden Garden: private garden
Patio Patio
Parking Parking

Family-Friendly Facilities

Adults only Sorry adults only

More About this Property and Booking Information

The Owlery, romantic cottage for two  - Dartmouth,
Type: Barn Conversion Barn Conversion.
Types of Bookings welcome:
Couples Couples
Booking Terms: Terms available on request.
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Setting and Local Information

Setting: Hillside Hillside
Views: Countryside views over fields and farmlands, Countryside views over hills, Rural 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

No dogs allowed Sorry no dogs

Local Attractions near Dartmouth

Top Attractions: South West Coast Path, Blackpool Sands, Greenway, South Devon National Landscape

Popular towns to visit in South West England
Slapton: 2 miles away,
Dartmouth: 6 miles away,
Totnes: 9 miles away,
Bigbury-on-Sea: 11 miles away,
Torquay: 16 miles away
The Owlery, romantic cottage for two

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

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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