Christmas at Dittiscombe

Christmas, New Year & Winter Short Breaks

Relax in a cosy cottage with log-burner and spa bath and sample a little of what the South Hams has to offer with a short break

The Owlery and Honeysuckle 1 bedroom, romantic couples cottages, short breaks £275 for 3 nights from 6th November to 22nd December.

Flexible dates for Christmas and New Year with availability in 1 and 2 bedroom cottages. Please call us if you have specific dates: Ruth and Jon on 01548 521275;  or check our availability page here how to book.

Find details of all our cottages on The Cottages page.

Prices are fully inclusive of heating, electricity, and linen (towels are provided foc in Honeysuckle and The Owlery), and a complimentary basket of logs for those cottages with woodburners. Extra charge of £10 per dog for a short break.

Read Ruth’s blog with suggestions for a short break while staying at Dittiscombe, and go to our What’s On page to find out about local events and exhibitions.

What our Guests Say About Their Short Breaks

Derek and Tilly (cairn terrier)

Wonderful cottage,peaceful,great place to escape to. Jon and Ruth are perfect hosts. A real gem of a place.

Derek and Tilly (cairn terrier)November 2017
Mr & Mrs Smith

Highly recommended. Really comfortable cottage set in beautiful surroundings. Especially good for dogs

Mr & Mrs SmithNovember 2017
Helen and Paddy

The cottage, the garden, views and the amazing grounds were just what we needed for a peaceful, relaxing few days. We hope to return.

Helen and PaddyMay 2017
Rob & Kath with Luna

Wonderful cottage, wonderful walks and wonderful area. Many thanks.

Rob & Kath with LunaJune 2017
Claxton Family

We only stayed for two nights and I wish we had stayed more. Try to book as long as you can to really make the most of the beautiful surroundings and nearby beaches.

Claxton FamilyFebruary 2017
Scrase Family

A lovely and peaceful place to stay, reflect and ‘reboot’. Clean and tidy, warm and well provided for.

Scrase FamilyOctober 2016

Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages South DevonOur charming cottages are a perfect short break location. In comfortable, cosy cottages, surrounded by an unspoilt landscape, guests have space and privacy in which to relax and unwind. Each of the following cottages have king-size beds, woodburners, and full heating throughout: The Owlery, Honeysuckle, both 1 bedroom detached cottages, and Buddleia and Dovecote, both 2 bedroom cottages with a little more space.
Nearby there’s great walking on the South West Coast Path, around the freshwater Ley at Slapton, or on majestic Dartmoor. We also have a good range of excellent local pubs and restaurants for all tastes, and plenty of unique shopping opportunities in Salcombe, Totnes and Dartmouth. Find out more from our Food & Drink and Great Outdoors pages. And if the South Hams is new to you then click on Ruth’s Blog page and you’ll find a good round up of what this area has to offer.


Honeysuckle Couples' Cottage at DittiscombeIn Honeysuckle a single-storey detached cottage, guests can relax in front of the woodburner and watch the wildlife over the pond and valley. The wildlife walk can be taken from the cottage door. One dog is welcome in this cottage, two on request. Kingsize bed and separate kitchen dining room.


Romantic cottage for 2 at DittiscombeIn The Owlery you are surrounded by meadows and gardens and can snuggle up in the king-size bed or enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa bath, which is big enough for two!

This is a pet free cottage with its own private parking space.


Dovecote Holiday Cottage, Dittiscombe, South DevonDovecote, a two bedroom cottage, has a cosy sitting room with woodburner, a separate kitchen dining area with slate floor, and a kingsize bed.

Dogs are welcome with a garden gate leading to the orchard.


Buddleia at DittiscombeBuddleia has a kingsize bed, stable-style front door which leads to a large private garden, woodburner, and a second twin bedroom.

Dogs are welcome, with easy access to the meadows and orchard.


We have two further dogs welcome cottages, Rafters sleeps 4, and Willows sleeps 6, which are also available for short breaks. Further details of all our cottages can be found on the Cottages page.
Our short break prices are all inclusive, so there are no extras to pay when you arrive on holiday at Dittiscombe. Prices include bed linen (beds are made up for your arrival), central heating or night-storage heating, electricity, and a complimentary basket of logs, firelighters and kindling for those cottages with woodburners. Towels are provided in Honeysuckle and The Owlery.


Start Point South DevonSuggestions for your 3 night break: 
Friday evening: Dinner at either The Tower Inn or The Queens Arms in Slapton, and a chance to read up on local history in front of a log fire.
Saturday: Explore Torcross a pretty coastal village just 3 miles from Dittiscombe. The village has many stories to tell, and great places to eat and drink too. From the village car park take either the 1 or 2 hour trails by the side of Slapton Ley and along the South West Coast Path, enjoying both sea and Ley-scapes on either side, or stop at the Memorial Tank to learn more about Operation Tiger, the D-Day landing practises which took place within Start Bay during World War II.
Sunday: Drive to Start Point Lighthouse and take the circular walk round to Great Mattiscombe Sands looking out for seals and seabirds along the way; or walk from Hallsands to Beesands where you will find an excellent fresh fish menu at Britannia Shellfish Cafe or at The Cricket Inn.

We offer our guests at Dittiscombe a Priviledge Guest Membership to Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, just 5 miles from us. This gives a 25% discount on all leisure facilites including the use of the pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room, and either the 9- or 18-hole golf course.