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South Devon Highlights

Dittiscombe – your perfect base in South Devon

Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages is located mid-way between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth and is just a short drive from plenty of dog-friendly beaches, estuaries and the South West Coast Path.

You’ll find inspiration for things to do during your stay from the list of highlights and upcoming events below. Also we have a suggested 3 night itinerary on our Short Breaks page. You can visit the Tourist Information Centres in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth to get some local advice, or call at the Farmhouse and Ruth or Jon will be able to help you.

Recent guests have recommended . . .

Great for coastal walking, nearby towns of Dartmouth, Salcombe and Kingsbridge are well worth a visit. We also found Greenway Agatha Christie’s holiday home now owned by the National Trust an interesting place to visit, as well as the house there are large gardens to explore. Mr & Mrs Heywood, July 2018

The South Devon Steam Railway is not far and is located near Totnes where there are also two English Heritage Castles. A visit to Dartmouth and pretty Salcombe is recommended. John & Sue, June 2018

A good number of coastal walks within the area. Agatha Christie’s summer home at Greenways nearby – a steam train ride, walk or ferry trip from Dartmouth. Excellent area for dog walks. If you are a National Trust member lookout for NT car parks along the coastal paths. Mr & Mrs Rigney, May 2018


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Local Events

  • Take a leisurely group paddle in a two-man canoes with Dave of  Singing Paddles, looking at the abundant wildlife on the creeks rivers of the South Hams. A Valentine’s Hot Sausage Tour is going out on 14th February.  Call or text Dave on 07754 426633.
  • The Dart Music Festival is back with a delicious mix of music for all tastes. Set in the beautiful estuary town of Dartmouth in the South Hams. 10,11 12 May. Free entry.

Outdoor Activities

Food & Drink South Devon

Food, Art & Music

  • Salcombe Crabfest is a celebration of crab and all things seafood. 5th May. The event has demonstrations, crab picking demonstrations, make a crab pot, music, wine tasting and more! Special talks  from renowned local chefs and food authors too. A great day out in Salcombe for all the family.
  • Buckfast Abbey Beekeeping Taster Days from April to September 2019. For people thinking about taking up beekeeping. Dates March, July and September. Visit the Buckfast Abbey website for more details.