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 cottage at Dittiscombe

Sleeps 6 +Cot    2 Dogs Welcome
Free Wifi    En-suite Bedroom
Walk-in ground floor shower

An idyllic location and if you are taking your dog there is no place better. Fenced gardens for them to run in and beautiful walks from your doorstep. This was my fourth visit and will definitely return. Louise, July 2017


Rafters cottage at Dittiscombe

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

Thank you so much for such a lovely stay over New Year. We loved Rafters cottage. The cottage itself was lovely and the personal touches were so thoughtful and welcoming. Just what we were looking for – escapism, peace, relaxation, a home from home! Gillian & Louise, New Year 2017-18


Buddleia, enclosed garden for dogs

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

We felt as though we had found a small piece of paradise. The location is really beautiful, lovely walks and really dog friendly. Ruth and Jon were really kind and friendly and we felt really comfortable staying in their lovely cottage. We really didn’t want to leave and cant wait to go back. Gilbert Family, April 2017


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


Cottage sleeping 2, Dittiscombe, South Devon

Sleeps 2 + Cot   1 Dog Welcome
Enclosed Garden  Single Storey
Free Wifi      Woodburner

Ruth and Jon made us very welcome, again, and were keen to ensure we enjoyed our stay. Their attention to detail is commendable, whilst certainly not intrusive. The grounds are a pleasure to wander around; being both tranquil and well managed to enhance the natural flora and fauna. Mr & Mrs Charlton, Augus 2017

The Owlery

The Owlery, romantic cottage at Dittiscombe

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

The Owlrey is fantastic, all facilities were provided, the bed was a real “home from home” comfort and the bath was ….amazing.
The farm provided enjoyable walks with lovely break out/ picnic areas. Mr & Mrs Geach, July 2017

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 for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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 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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