We are located 1.5 miles north west of Slapton Village in the South Hams area of South Devon. The Farmhosue and Cottages are at the end of our private lane and we ask that you drive along this with care as it is used by wildlife, dogs, walkers and horses.
We recommend the Ordnance Survey Landranger Map, number 202 Torbay & South Dartmoor. We have spare copies if you need to borrow one during your holiday.
Our nearest towns are Kingsbridge (7m/10k), Dartmouth (6m/10k), Totnes (13 m/20k), Salcombe (11m/17k), and our nearest cities are Plymouth (30m/48k) and Exeter (40m/65k).
Eco Taxis (m) 07811 385275, approx. £25 one way from Totnes railway station to Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages.
Peters Taxi (m) 07762 684753, Rob’s Taxi 01548 580580/07970 758999, Totally Taxis 07542 626545 (dog friendly!),
East Allington Taxi Service 01548 521467 (approx. £7 to Slapton).
Use Traveline for up to date local bus timetables, coach and rail journeys, and for more information about public transport nationally. Telephone 0871 200 22 99.
By rail: Our nearest mainline station is Totnes which is a 3 hour journey from Paddington Station, London, or 30 minutes from Plymouth. Taxis may be hired at Totnes Station, and there is also a car hire company Alchemy Cars.
By Rail: Bookings and passenger information available from www.nationalrail.co.uk tel: 08457 484950
By air: International and domestic flights to Exeter, Plymouth and Bristol – please visit the following websites for further information:
www.flybe.com – now flying between London City Airport and Exeter International.
Driving Directions from Totnes:
Take the A381 towards Kingsbridge. Continue through the villages of Harbertonford and Halwell and past the Totnes Cross Filling Station. About 1 mile after this turn left into the lane signposted Slapton and East Allington (the turning is on a sharp right-hand bend in the main road). Go down this road for approximately 3.3 miles (you’ll see this bent tree along the way!) then turn right signposted Dittiscombe. After 0.5 miles you will see on the right a sign for the Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre with wooden fencing and a private lane. Turn right here and with the horse stables and cream bungalow on your left continue down this private lane for 0.2 miles and the farmhouse will be found at the bottom by the gravel car park.
Note: If you need to buy groceries en-route, instead of taking the A381 at Totnes go towards Totnes Town Centre and a Morrisons store is on your left. When leaving Morrisons, retrace your route to the traffic lights and filter left on to the A381 for Kingsbridge. Alternatively, the Harberton Filling Station, on the A381, stocks some perishables.
Directions from Slapton village :
Look for the signpost for Totnes (11 miles) in the centre of the village and with this on your left go past the Queens Arms pub on your left. Continue straight up the hill out of the village to the next signpost at the top of the hill showing Totnes and Halwell (Lower Green signpost) go straight on here. Continue straight on along this road for 1.6 miles to the Dittiscombe signpost on the left. Take this left turn and after 0.5 miles you will see on the right a sign for the Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre with wooden fencing and a private lane. Turn right here and with the horse stables and cream bungalow on your left continue down this private lane for 0.2 miles and the farmhouse will be found at the bottom by the gravel car park.
On arrival please park in the communal car park then come through the small gate to the front of the Farmhouse. We will show you into your cottage and answer any questions you may have. You are welcome to unload outside the cottage, then we ask that for the duration of your stay you park in the communal car park (except for The Owlery which has its own car park space). If there are more than two cars in your party, can you please advise us before arrival.
Your time of arrival should be after 4pm, unless otherwise agreed. Please advise us of your anticipated time of arrival before the start of your holiday. If you are likely to be later please ring the Farmhouse number 01548 521272 to keep us up to date. If you are going to arrive after 8pm please give us a call so that we can make the necessary arrangements for access to the cottage.
Guests are asked to depart before 10am. You can take your car back to the cottage for packing up, then please call at the Farmhouse to drop in the keys.