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.

Beautiful peaceful location and very dog friendly.  Visit the Start Bay Inn for fish and chips and East Portlemouth for beautiful scenic walks.

Mr & Mrs TompkinsMay 2018

Received a very warm welcome from the owners the cottage was quaint and traditional but up-to-date with excellent facilities.

Mr & Mrs ParrottApril 2018

Beautiful cottages situated in stunning valley with walks from the cottage gate round fields and beautiful nature gardens.  A wonderful place for relaxation, walks and only a short distance from nearby beaches.

Wright FamilyApril 2018

A lovely, lovely break in a stunning setting and superbly kept cottage.

Gracie & DianaFebruary 2018

Such a beautiful location and a perfect way to see in the New Year! Thank you.

Barrett FamilyDecember 2017

Thank you so much for your hospitality, your cottage and grounds were fantastic.  Please thank your girls who prepared our cottage, it was wonderful to arrive to such a clean and well-resourced home from home!

Glynis & SueSeptember 2017

Great time at a great location. Everything was as we would wish for relaxing and peaceful stay. What was said was done, what was promised, came true!

Pete & KathSeptember 2017

What a magnificent and unspoilt garden of Eden this place is. We enjoyed discovered this region and were baffled by the friendliness of people, nature, pub life and silence. Thank you. We hope to be back soon!

Robbe, Karin & Guido, BelgiumAugust 2017

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 bathroom is on the ground floor and has a shower cubicle with electric shower, toilet, basin, heated towel rail and fan heater.

Upstairs the main bedroom has a kingsize bed and armchair, chest of drawers, dressing table, and view over the garden. The second bedroom has two single beds, chest of drawers, chair and underbed storage. Both bedrooms have night storage heaters. There is a shared cupboard for hanging and storage on the landing.

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 high hedging.  There is a picnic table, 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 and linen.
  • Towels can be hired for this cottage at £4 per set of hand and bath towels. Supplied free of charge to overseas visitors.
  • 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.
    • 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.   Pretty Local (online shopping direct from farms and producers in the South Hams, delivered on Fridays), 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.  
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