Dittiscombe, South Devon

Come and relax in our self catering
holiday cottages near Salcombe and
Dartmouth in beautiful South Devon

Visit Dittiscombe – self catering
holiday cottages set in an
exclusive valley near Dartmouth
& Salcombe, South Devon

Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages Pond

Six beautiful holiday cottages
and gardens

Owlery

Pheasant

Unwind in our exclusive
wildlife valley

Great Mattiscombe BeachBantham Boat HouseSalcombe beach

Discover the beautiful beaches and
coves of the South Hams

Honeysuckle, dog friendly self catering cottage at Dittiscombe

Comfortable, individually styled accommodation

KayakingSurfingWalking Coast PathSailing

Watersports, walking, fishing... whatever your
favourite activity, South Devon has it all!

Cosy cottages with log-burners, ideal for Short Breaks

Dog-friendly Self Catering Cottages for South Devon Holidays

Find your pretty self-catering holiday cottage at Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages, a collection of six stone cottages located in the heart of the South Hams area of South Devon.

Just a 10 minute drive (50 minute walk) from the stunning dog-friendly beaches of Start Bay and the historic village of Slapton. We are near the South West Coast Path and the pretty estuary towns of Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.

Have a look at the video below to view the beautiful coastline around South Devon and what you can enjoy in this stunning part of the country

Our individual cottages are surrounded by an exclusive valley of woodland and meadows, each has a lovely garden, free Wifi and some have woodburners and spa baths. Our family cottages sleep 4-6 guests: Willows, Rafters, Dovecote, Buddleia ; and our couples’ cottages are Honeysuckle  and The Owlery.

Many of our returning guests come for the peace and tranquillity we offer, for the freedom to safely walk with children and dogs from the cottage door around our private conservation valley, and to visit and explore all that the South Hams has to offer.

From Start Bay (a collection of five dog-friendly beaches) you can join up with the South West Coast Path – head west towards Salcombe, head east to Dartmouth. Glorious views will accompany you all the way, and you can stop off at various small villages on the path for refreshments: Torcross, Beesands, East Prawle, Blackpool Sands, Gara Rock, South Milton Sands to name a few!

Easy days out might a ride on the South Devon Steam Railway which runs from Totnes to Buckfastleigh, or a visit to Greenway, Agatha Christie’s Summer residence,

Visit our Dog Friendly page to find out what to do with your dog on holiday and our Short Breaks page for special offers and prices. Visit our Cottages page for more detailed information and to read about the local area visit our Blog page. Please call Ruth or Jon if you have any specific requirements or questions on 01548 521272 or e-mail us from the How to Book page.

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Dittiscombe cottages are set in a peaceful valley, close to the beautiful beaches of South Devon

The cottages are surrounded by 20 acres of woodland, meadows, ponds and nature trail, and you can enjoy it all straight from your cottage door. Your cottage is comfortably furnished and has a private garden where you can soak up the views and peace of Dittiscombe Hills.

All the cottages have Wifi, digital freeview TVs, some have woodburners and spa baths.

Dittiscombe’s location is ideal for exploring the South Hams and the AONB, a truly unspoilt part of South Devon. Historic Slapton village is just a 10 minute drive away, and there you’ll find two very good dog-friendly pubs serving local food, The Tower Inn and The Queens Arms. There is also a freshwater lagoon at Slapton Ley where you can discover a diverse range of wildlife and take guided nature safaris during the summer months. The unspoilt beaches of Start Bay are nearby too: Slapton Sands, Torcross, Beesands and Hallsands are all dog friendly with some excellent and cafes serving fish ‘n chips and Devon cream teas! Find our more about our beautiful local coastline by reading Ruth’s Blog.

From Start Bay we recommend you take the car and enjoy the spectacular drive to Dartmouth to see its cobbled streets, ancient buildings, and the fabulous views across the harbour, and soak up the stunning view of Blackpool Sands along the way.

There are many award-winning beaches and river estuaries in our local area, most of which are dog-friendly, ideal for swimming, kayaking and watersports. There’s great walking along the South West Coast Path, and the picturesque sailing towns of Salcombe, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge are all a short drive away. The dramatic landscape of Dartmoor is to the north, a drive of approximately 40 minutes.

Read our blogs to find our more about the coast and countryside of the South Hams.

In Pursuit of Spring

At Dittiscombe in South Devon Ruth has been watching the wildlife in the valley as it continues with its daily rituals. There has been plenty of wildlife action, from delightful Thrush songs to a brief visit from some unusual visitors.
Starling sunrise at Dittiscombe

The Twelve Degrees of Christmas

Up early and armed with a camera and trusy dog Kes, Ruth set off in pursuit of some beautiful photos in the valley at Dittiscombe on Christmas Day. First up a starling sunrise to start the beginning of what was to be a perfect day.
Start Bay, South Devon

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What our guests say about us

Superbly comfortable accommodation in a beautiful location with easy access to all South Hams has to offer. If you want a tranquil, relaxing break, surrounded by nature, look no further. Thank you very much. We will definitely be back.

Terry & LesleyOctober 2018

Quite the loveliest cottage we have ever stayed in – you have thought of everything (Willows). Thank you for making it possible for us to enjoy this beautiful and peaceful valley.

Julian, Susan, Ben & Grace with BuddySeptember 2018

Absolutely fantastic week. Rafters is beautiful, so comfy and clean. Lovely, welcoming hosts, beautiful area. Thank you!

Rachel & Steph, with DaisySeptember 2018

Wonderful week from start to finish. Accommodation and grounds were fantastic and enjoyed exploring the local area. Thank you very much and will see you again soon.

Paul & Wendy with FrodoAugust 2018

A wonderful place that we would love to come back to. A warm welcome, excellent facilities and amazing location. Thanks to Ruth and Jon.

Kevin, Nicola, Caitlin & Rosie the Border CollieAugust 2018

Fab as always! Love it here and stayed in every cottage at Dittiscombe now and will keep coming back. Thank you Jon and Ruth for being such lovely hosts as always.

Davies FamilyAugust 2018
 

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