Autumn Short Breaks in our Beautiful
South Devon Valley
Close to unspoilt beaches, small villages with pubs and cafes, and the estuary towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe, Dittiscombe Hills Estate is a rural retreat in the exclusive South Hams area of South Devon.
Dittiscombe an historic hamlet of six self-catering cottages and Farmhouse, nestles within a beautiful South Devon private rewilded valley. We are located in the heart of the South Hams, much of which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, renowned for its gentle rolling landscapes, stunning beaches, rivers and estuaries, great walking routes and watersports.
Nearby there is Agatha Christie’s Summer residence, owned by the National Trust; the South Devon Steam Railway which takes you through a stunning valley setting beside the River Dart.
Our nearest village, Slapton, is just a 10-minute drive away. Beside the village sits the National Nature Reserve of Slapton Ley, an ideal spot for nature safaris, canoeing and bird watching, The stunning dog-friendly beaches of Start Bay will draw you to the sea and a walks along the South West Coast Path.
Although Dittiscombe is set in a peaceful landscape, you’ll find dog and family-friendly pubs, farm shops and cafes just a few minutes by car. Visit our dog-friendly and food & drink pages for lots more information.
You’ll find the best prices if you book directly with us. Availability, prices and online booking can be made using the secure and commission free link on our How to Book page. Or if you’d prefer to chat about your holiday and have some questions not covered by the website, then please call Ruth and Jon on 01548 521272.
Have a look at the video below to view the lovely wildlife valley which is a private, safe haven for our guests.
The cottages are surrounded by an exclusive valley of woodland and meadows, each has a lovely garden, free Wifi and some have woodburners and spa baths. Our family cottages sleep 4-6 guests: Willows, Rafters, Dovecote, Buddleia ; and our couples’ cottages are Honeysuckle and The Owlery.