Rafters Cottage – Sleeps 4 + cot, Saturday to Saturday. Dogs welcome

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Sunny, south facing cottage overlooking the garden. 1 kingsize and 1 twin. Open plan ground floor with sliding patio door to enclosed garden. Free wifi. Up to 2 dogs welcome. Cot and highchair available on request.

Conlon Family with Bogart

Thank you so much for what has been the perfect Easter break. You really have thought of everything, even down to the crabbing buckets which we enjoyed in Darmouth! Rafters is spotlessly clean. You should be proud of these wonderful cottages!

Conlon Family with BogartAprl 2017
Murdin Family

We felt very welcome from the moment we arrived. The cottage was idyllic as was the location. A beautiful part of the country we were sad to leave!

Murdin FamilyApril 2017
Val & Jeff, with Cleo

My bed was fantiastic. Lovely bedroom. Run out of lovely things to say!!

Val & Jeff, with CleoApril 2017
Erin (aged 7) & Holly (aged 5)

We loved it! It’s a great place to stay and it’s got lots of things to do! We love the park!

Erin (aged 7) & Holly (aged 5)April 2017
Martin, Mary & Moss

Yet another relaxing break at an amazing location which keeps on amazing us all. We will return as we love this gem of a place, and thank you Ruth and Jon for making us feel so welcome.

Martin, Mary & MossMarch 2017
Val and Derek

Wonderful Cottage. So dog friendly.  Brilliant setting.Ruth and Jon on hand if needed. I would strongly recommend Dittiscoombe to friends and family – but having discovered this gem may be I should keep it to myself!

Val and DerekNovember 2017

The airy open-plan ground floor has a well laid out sitting, dining and kitchen area with ceramic tiled floor throughout, and lovely views of the garden through sliding patio doors and windows.

The sitting area features a stone-built fireplace and surround with a flame-effect electric fire and storage heater. There is a digital TV, DVD player, Ipod player with FM radio, bookshelves, two double sofas and coffee tables.

The fully-equipped kitchen area has a ceramic hob, microwave, electric oven and storage heater, and the dining area has an extending oak dining table and chairs. The downstairs bathroom has a bath with electric shower over, an electric fan heater and storage heater.

Upstairs there is a galleried landing which leads to the two bedrooms. The main bedroom has low, ancient rafters and a kingsize bed; the second bedroom has two single beds. Both bedrooms have storage heaters.

One step through the patio doors takes you to the south-facing, fully enclosed level garden which is surrounded by trees, fuchsia hedges, climbers, a stone wall and fencing. Wooden patio furniture sits on a gravelled area with garden pots and climbers, and there is a further area of lawn. A wooden gate leads to Willows garden.

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.


  • Sunny south-facing garden


  • Sliding patio doors


  • Airy, open-plan ground floor


  • Fully enclosed garden


  • Ancient rafters and galleried landing


  • 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 parkThe 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.