The Cottages at Dittiscombe

Find your perfect holiday cottage from six pretty stone barns and gardens near Slapton which are tucked away in an exclusive South Devon valley.

They all have gardens and views and exclusive access to our unique 20-acre conservation valley.  Each cottage has been sympathetically converted from old stone barns, part of a larger farm called Dittiscombe Hills, and they nestle in the valley at the end of a private lane.

They are individually laid out, decorated and furnished to a Visit England 4 star rating.  There are thick stone walls, exposed beams and recessed windows, feature fireplaces, slate, wood or ceramic flooring, providing a homely setting all year round.

Five are dog-friendly: Willows, Rafters, Buddleia, Dovecote and Honeysuckle. Please note we do not permit pets to be left unattended in the cottages, unless by special arrangement. The Owlery is our romantic cottage for 2 and is pet-free.

Outside the cottages have individual, private gardens with lawns, flower and shrub borders, gravel patios, garden furniture with access to the 20 acres of private valley and lovely views.  Some gardens are fully enclosed, but please see more information on the individual cottage pages.

Willows

Willows cottage sleeps 6 at Dittiscombe

Sleeps 6 +Cot    2 Dogs Welcome
Free Wifi    En-suite Bedroom
Ground Floor Bathroom, South Facing Garden

Really lovely cosy, comfortable cottage, very well equipped kitchen, lots of nice touches, and so peaceful! Incredibly well set up and thought through for taking dogs. Munoz Family, March 2018

Rafters

Rafters cottage sleeps 4 at Dittiscombe

Sleeps 4 + Cot    2 Dogs Welcome
Free Wifi   Sliding Patio Doors
Enclosed South-facing Garden

Well…. what a fabulous place to stay. We chose a week that the weather was very kind to us and the sun shone all week.
The settings in which this cottage stands are beautiful…..Jon and Ruth are very welcoming hosts. Will definitely be returning. Mrs Tinkler, February 2018

Buddleia

Buddleia, enclosed garden for dogs

Sleeps 4 + Cot   2 Dogs Welcome
Free Wifi    Large Private  Enclosed Garden
Easy Access to Meadows & Orchard

Loved the cottage and surroundings. The dogs enjoyed having the freedom to roam. Cottage was beautifully clean and had everything we needed. Glad to see how respectful you are of the environment and pleased to see the various recycling schemes in place. Barratt Family, January 2018

Dovecote

Dovecote, dog friendly cottage at Dittiscombe

Sleeps 3-4 + Cot   2 Dogs Welcome
Free Wifi    Garden gate to Meadows 
Separate sitting room with Log-burner

Lovely quiet cottage away from it all but not far from the beach. Our dogs loved the grounds, from a pond to running in the fields. Ruth and Jon very helpful. Mr & Mrs Bennett, September 2017

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle cottage sleeps 2 at Dittiscombe

Sleeps 2 + Cot   1 Dog Welcome
Enclosed Garden  Single Storey
Free Wifi      Log-burner

Rural location in the heart of the South Hams district of Devon. Beautiful countryside and very peaceful. The cottages overlook a private valley with an excellent woodland walk around the estate divided up into several paths which is ideal for your dog(s). John and Sue, June 2018

The Owlery

The Owlery, romantic cottage at Dittiscombe

Sleeps 2 + Cot    Pet Free
Spa Bath       Free Wifi    Romantic Setting
Own parking space  Log-burner

Such a peaceful, beautiful location and we love The Owlery. Thanks Ruth and Jon for the haven you have created. Hope to see you again before too long. Fiona and Dick, April 2018

General cottage information

  • Our prices can be found on the Booking page and are fully inclusive of VAT, heating, electricity and linen.
  • Towels are included in The Owlery and Honeysuckle and can be hired for Willows, Rafters, Buddleia and Dovecote at £4 per set of hand and bath towels. Towels are 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 coin-operated 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.
  • Parking. Guests are welcome to unload their car outside the cottage and then to park in the commumal car park. The Owlery has its own private parking space. If you are bringing more than one car please would you let us know in advance of your arrival.
  • For guests with limited mobility 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. Honeysuckle cottage is our only single storey cottage.
  • Children’s toy box with bats and balls, bodyboards, and crabbing lines is located in the laundry room.
  • 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 (food and drink from South Hams farms and suppliers, 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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