WELCOME TO DITTISCOMBE ESTATE & COTTAGES

Relax in the tranquility of our rural valley estate in beautiful South Devon

Within the spacious 20 acre retreat of Dittiscombe Estate, our six individual holiday cottages are surrounded by a glorious South Hams valley. Just 10 minutes by car, guests will find beautiful beaches and countryside, and a little further afield the estuary towns of Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe.

Much of the South Hams is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, renowned for its gentle rolling hills, rural coastline, beaches and rivers, with plenty of walking routes and watersports to enjoy.

“Once again Dittiscombe did not disappoint. Such a beautiful estate which Ruth and Jon maintain so well. If you are seeking a peaceful, quiet place to relax, then we cannot recommend Dittiscombe Cottages highly enough. Looking forward to our next visit already.
Thank you Ruth & Jon.

Steve & Colleen with George, July 2021

The Holiday Cottages are surrounded by 20 acres of woodland, meadows, ponds and nature trail, and you can enjoy it all straight from your cottage door. Your self-catering cottage is comfortably furnished and has a private garden where you can soak up the views and peace of Dittiscombe Estate.

All the cottages have Wifi and TVs with streaming, some have log-burners and spa baths, and all are individually laid out and designed around the original farm buildings. Read more on the individual cottage pages.

Dittiscombe’s location is ideal for exploring the South Hams and the AONB, a truly unspoilt part of South Devon. Historic Slapton village is just a 10 minute drive away, and there you’ll find two very good pubs currently serving local food and drink. There is also a freshwater lagoon at Slapton Ley where you can take a gentle walk around the edge, discovering the local wildlife. The beautiful beach of Start Bay, which is 3 miles long, is nearby too.

Read our blogs to find our more about the coast and countryside of the South Hams.

The future look - rewilding the landscapeRewilding Britain

Rewilding at Dittiscombe: learning to love a new-look landscape

Can we learn to love a new look landscape by embracing a partnership with nature and living alongside it rather than trying to dominate and alter natural processes? We started rewilding at Dittiscombe in 1998 which became our own personal journey as well that of the land around us.

Could Messy Gardening Save the Planet?

Can we help the planet by doing virtually nothing in our own back gardens? At Dittiscombe Estate we've been rewilding a previously farmed valley for over 20 years. Find out if the proof is in the oak tree!

A Dog's Holiday - New Adventures in the South Hams!

Try a new holiday experience with your dog while you are on holiday in the very dog-friendly area of the South Hams in South Devon.

What our guests say about us

Absolutely amazing stay, location is to die for and doggy heaven. Ruth and Jon are fabulous hosts and extremely helpful and friendly. The cottage was so cosy and welcoming absolutely spotless everything you could possibly want.

Jones FamilyMay 2021

It just felt that a great deal of thought had gone into ensuring that you had everything you could want… thank you so much!! We would definitely recommend and will definitely stay again.

Sarah L-JMay 2021
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