Dovecote Cottage – Sleeps 3+cot or small child, Friday to Friday. Dogs welcome.

Sleeps 3-4 in 2 bedrooms. Separate sitting room with log-burner. 1 king bed, 1 single bed with additional pull-out guest bed (suitable for smaller child). Bathroom with bath and shower over. Garden with views. Wifi. Up to 2 dogs welcome. Cot and highchair on request. Short breaks available out of season.

A perfect child and dog-friendly cottage. Thank you, we’ve had a wonderful week exploring South Devon.

Louise, Richard, Hayden with RalphAugust 2018

A lovely, peaceful location, ideal for exploring South Devon. Beautiful woods and lovely for dogs!

Simon, Heidi & GwenAugust 2018

We had a lovely time in the South Hams and Dittiscombe is a fantastic place to be based – so peaceful and the boys loved exploring the grounds. I am sure we will be back!

The Brown FamilyAugust 2018

We very much enjoyed our stay at Dittiscombe. It was a perfect stay for us; the setting is beautifully relaxed, the cottages are perfect for our needs, and both of you – plus Debbie and Dick – were very welcoming.

Peter & MariannaJuly 2018

Such a relaxing place to stay. The week has flown by. We’ve loved the peace and tranquility – a proper ‘get away from it all’ break.

Emma and John with Roxy & ConnieMay 2018

Cottage (Dovecote) in a peaceful, rural location, Beautifully planted and maintained surroundings. Lovely walks from cottage and coastal path and dog friendly beaches short drive away (Slapton, Beesands, Hallsands).

Sarah and Alan, with Boris the LabMay 2018

Dovecote self-catering cottage is pretty and welcoming. It is dog-friendly and suitable for couples, or families of three with a smaller child (please see bedroom descriptions below).

The cosy sitting room with wood laminate flooring and a beamed ceiling has a log-burner plus a convector and storage heater, and is furnished with a 2-seater sofa, chairs and coffee tables, a digital TV, DVD player, Ipod player with FM radio. There is a back door leading to a lower gravel garden and via steps to a higher lawned area of garden.

There is a separate kitchen/dining room with a slate floor, extendable oak dining table which will seat up to 8 people, small settle and storage heater; the fully-equipped kitchen area has a ceramic hob with cookerhood, mircowave, and electric oven.

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

Upstairs the main bedroom has a king-size bed, walk-in wardrobe, and storage heater.

The second bedroom has a single bed with an additional 2’6″ pull out guest bed suitable for a small child, chest of drawers and convector heater.

The small gravel sitting area with a table and two chairs enjoys morning sun and the higher garden access by steps, is part-fenced with a further table and two chairs, and has mature hedging and lovely valley views. The cottage garden gate gives access to the fields and orchard above Dovecote and to Buddleia’s garden. The garden is not completely enclosed.

Find our more about the surrounding conservation valley of Dittiscombe Hills, or if you’d like to know 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.


  • Beamed sitting room with woodburner


  • Separate kitchen/dining room


  • King-size bed

  • Two-tier garden with direct access to meadows

  • Free Wi-fi

  • Single bed with additional guest bed for child

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 parkThe 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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