Buddleia Cottage – Sleeps 4 + cot, Friday to Friday. Dogs welcome

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Cosy cottage with woodburner. 1 king and 1 twin. Stable style front door and large fenced, private garden leading to meadows. Free wifi. Short Breaks. Cot and highchair available on request.

Thassilo & Sofia with Freya (white Swiss Sheep-dog), Germany

It was our first time in South Devon. A dreamlike-beautiful landscape and the cottage was classy. Freya has been infinitely happy, and we will definitely come again. The next time however not without the golf-bag: have never seen a place like in Thurlestone. Fantastic – just like the whole surrounding area. Thank you very much for a great week!

Thassilo & Sofia with Freya (white Swiss Sheep-dog), GermanyJune 2017
Mike, Claire & Josh, with Penny the cockapoo

Thank you we have had a lovely holiday in the cottage. Visiting the local area Dartmouth, Brixham, and Bantham beach. Penny enjoyed her walks in the gardens and meadows. Definitely will come back again!

Mike, Claire & Josh, with Penny the cockapooMay 2017
Jack & Jeff, Roxy & Leo

Thank you again for a fantastic holiday. Loved the walks and especially the garden, brilliant for our two dogs.

Jack & Jeff, Roxy & LeoMay 2017
Connor & Jack from Poole, Dorset

Just wanted to say a hugh thank you for providing us with a lovely cottage. Our dog has incredibly enjoyed the amazing walks in the woods. It was lovely and warm to relax in.

Connor & Jack from Poole, DorsetFebruary 2017
Jeanneret Family

Thanks Jon and Ruth once again for a superb family holiday. This was our first stay in Buddleia which works well when paired with Dovecote for extended family.

Jeanneret FamilyApril 2017
Mike & Lynne

Thank you Ruth, Jon and Kes. Great time as always, walks, cottage, and pubs. See you next year!

Mike & LynneMarch 2017
Ellis Family & Aragorn

Thanks for the lovely cottage. Great walks to Slapton and the beach.

Ellis Family & AragornFebruary 2017
Terence M

The walk round the estate is ideal for dog lovers giving fine views, and a chance to see bird life as you walk through Ruth and Jon’s own forest planted twenty years ago. The streams and ponds add to the tranquil feel making you relax further as you enjoy the wonderful peace and quiet.

Terence MNovember 2016

Buddleia is suitable for couples and families and is dog friendly.  It has an open-plan ground floor with wood laminate flooring. The sitting room area features a wood burner with slate surround, bookcases, settle and cushions, digital TV, DVD player, Ipod player with FM radio, sofa and two chairs, and coffee tables. The dining area has a glass table and four chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped with ceramic hob, electric oven, extractor fan and microwave. There is a storage heater and convector heater on the ground floor.

The downstairs bathroom has a shower cubicle with electric shower, toilet, vanity unit and electric fan heater.

Upstairs the main bedroom has a kingsize bed and armchair, and view over the garden. The second bedroom has two single beds. Both bedrooms have night storage heaters.

There is a rockery and curved stone steps leading to the the stable-style front door. The enclosed garden is to the side of the cottage, with a wooden gate, fencing and hedging.  There is a picnic table, patio chairs, shrub border, and mostly level lawn surrounded by hedges and trees. There is also a garden gate connecting to Dovecote’s garden. Guests have direct access to the orchard and meadows above the cottage.  Buddleia is attached to Dovecote.

To find our more about things to do with your dog while on holiday visit our Dog Friendly Dittiscombe page, or read about what our Collie Kes gets up to on her blog page.


  • Cosy woodburner and fireplace


  • Stable-style front door


  • Open-plan ground floor


  • Private, well-screened garden


  • Wi-fi

General Cottage Information

  • Our prices can be found on the Booking page and are fully inclusive of VAT, heating, electricity, linen and towels, where provided. Please see individual cottage descriptions.
  • Each cottage has sofas and chairs, coffee tables, LCD televisions, DVD players, Ipod players with FM radio and free Wifi, books, magazines, games, DVDs, and a comprehensive information file.  Further information on ‘what’s on’, local information, wildlife watching, eating out, maps and guides can be found in the communal laundry room or by linking to our website.
  • Details of the temporary guest membership to Dartmouth Golf & Country Club which offers 25% discount on golf, swimming, gym and health and beauty facilities is supplied in each cottage file.
  • Heating is either oil or gas-fired central heating, or night-storage heating with supplementary heating, and some cottages have woodburners.  Please see individual cottage descriptions.
  • Each cottage kitchen has an electric cooker and ceramic hob, cordless kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment (further freezer space is available in the Farmhouse), and all other equipment that is required for a Visit England 4-star rating .  There is a dishwasher and upright fridge/freezer in Willows.
  • Cots, highchairs, mattress protectors and non-slip rubber bath mats are available free on request. Guests are advised to bring other safety equipment such as harnesses and stair-gates.
  • Each bathroom has a bath (except Buddleia which has a shower cubicle only, no bath) and also a shower over bath or walk-in shower, toilet, washbasin, shaver point, and electric wall-mounted fan heater, heated towel rail or central heating radiator. Please see individual cottage descriptions for more details.
  • Bedding is non-feather duvets and pillows with polycotton protectors, and the bed linen is a polycotton mix. Beds are made up for guests’ arrival. Towels, are supplied in The Owlery and Honeysuckle (and to our overseas visitors free of charge).
    • BBQ‘s are available free on request.
    • All cottages are fully no smoking.
    • Each cottage has a fire extinguisher, fire blanket and smoke detector.  We also supply a small torch and matches although we would recommend guests bring their own torch if they wish to walk at night-time.
    • The communal laundry room is at the rear of the farmhouse with level access and has a standard washing machine and tumble dryer.  Irons, ironing boards and clothes-airers are provided in each cottage. There is a communal whirligig outside Willows. 
    • A complimentary basket of logs, kindling, firelighters and matches are provided in each cottage with a woodburner.  Further baskets are charged for at £3 per basket, subject to availability.
    • Guests are welcome to unload their car outside the cottage and then to park in the commumal car park. The Owlery has its own private parking space.
    • Towels can be ordered in advance, price £4 per set (one hand and one bath towel per set).  Towels are supplied free of charge for overseas visitors, and for guests in Honeysuckle and The Owlery.
    • For guests with disabilities we would advise you to ring us if you have any specific requirements so that you can fully enjoy your holiday – call Ruth or Jon on 01548 521272.
    • Food deliveries can be made to your cottage door and we are happy to put away your food if you haven’t arrived – please let us know the time you’ve booked the delivery, which should be after 4pm.  Sainsburys, Tescos and Waitrose all deliver to Dittiscombe. When ordering please give  both your name and cottage name, and ‘call at Dittiscombe Farmhouse’ for delivery instructions.