Willows Cottage – Sleeps 6 + cot, Saturday to Saturday. 2 Dogs welcome

Sleeps 6 guests in 4 bedrooms. Ideal cottage for family groups, or more space for couples. 1 king with en-suite toilet, 1 double bedroom, 2 bedrooms with single beds, 2 further bathrooms. Lovely views over the valley with enclosed garden. Free wifi. Cot and highchair on request. 2 dogs welcome.

Superbly comfortable accommodation in a beautiful location with easy access to all South Hams has to offer. Very dog friendly with great facilities for excercising the dogs on the threshold.

Terry & LesleyOctober 2018

Quite the loveliest cottage we have ever stayed in – you have thought of everything. Thank you for making it possible for us to enjoy this beautiful and peaceful valley. Recommend swimming in the river/sea at Bantham, crabbing at Kingsbridge, and meal at the Tower Inn.

Julian, Susan, Ben & Grace, with BuddySeptember 2018

Thank you so much for a fantastic time in your lovely cottage and gardens! Children had a fab time going for walks and spotting all the little birds. Dartmouth was great; the boat ride to the Castle was a lovely day out. Thanks again!

Bowlers & McWhinniesAugust 2018

Fantastic mini break. Beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings. We all loved Bantham beach especially Cooper! Start Bay and Slapton great for food. We will be back again to continue exploring.

Yvette,Scott, Elodie & Evan with CooperAugust 2018

A wonderful week spent in a lovely cottage. Our favourite spots were Bantham and South Milton Sands. We also enjoyed shopping and crabbing in Kingsbridge.

Pickup FamilyAugust 2018

Fab as always. Love it here. Stayed in every cottage at Dittiscombe now and will keep coming back. Thank you Jon and Ruth for being such lovely hosts as always.

Davies FamilyJuly 2018

Willows cottage faces south overlooking Dittiscombe valley and is dog and family friendly. The open plan sitting room is furnished with a digital TV, DVD player, Ipod player, 2 sofas, a chair, coffee tables, wall lighting, books and shelving, convector and storage heaters. There is wood vinyl flooring throughout.

The fully-equipped kitchen and dining area has a ceramic hob, microwave, electric oven, coffee maker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and storage heater. The downstairs bathroom has a walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Upstairs the master bedroom overlooks the valley with a king-size bed and an en-suite toilet with basin. Next door there is a single bedroom. At the rear of the cottage there is one double room and one single room. There are a few steps with a hand-rail which lead down to a further bathroom with a bath with mixer taps and shower head, small heated towel rail and electric fan heater. There is night storage heating in all bedrooms.

The garden looks out over a wild flower bank, Dittiscombe Hills and woodland. From the cottage gate you can access the lovely walk around the valley, ponds and woods. Willows garden is enclosed with post and rail and stock proof wire fencing. There is a gravel area and picnic table, stone walls, and shrub and flower borders. There are connecting garden gates to Rafters’ and Honeysuckle’s gardens. Find out more about the surrounding valley on the Gardens & Rewilding page.

Please Note: if your dog likes to escape or is very small please check with Ruth and Jon before booking.


  • Enclosed garden with views over Dittiscombe valley


  • En-suite master bedroom


  • Two further bathrooms


  • Walk-in ground floor shower


  • Fridge/freezer and dishwasher


  • Free Wi-fi

General Cottage Information

    • Our prices can be found on the Booking page and are fully inclusive of VAT, heating, electricity and linen.
    • Towels can be hired for this cottage at £4 per set of hand and bath towels. 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 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.
        • 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.  Pretty Local (online shopping direct from farms and producers in the South Hams, 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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