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.

“Beautiful location and surrounding countryside and the re-wilding at Dittiscombe is inspiring and very much what we need as a country. Ruth and Jon were excellent hosts.
Whittle Family, August 2020

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.

Could Messy Gardening Save the Planet?

Can we help the planet by doing virtually nothing in our own back gardens? At Dittiscombe Hills Estate we've been rewilding a previously farmed valley for 21 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.
Wildflower bank in Devon

The Secret World of a Devon Hedgerow

Devon hedgerows burst with wildflowers between April and July, so it's a perfect time to enjoy these abundant displays. But they are also wonderful wildlife corridors and areas of true biodiversity. A walk or cycle along a Devon green lane will be a journey of discovery!

What our guests say about us

Dittiscombe is a little gem for a cottage break in the South Hams. The cottages are cosy and clean with spacious gardens. It was a real delight to be woken every morning by the sound of birds singing and the occasional owl. So many beautiful villages around, with some great eateries, just delightful. We will certainly be back!

Kleibergen FamilyApril 2021

An oasis of tranquility, the perfect place to recharge the batteries, restore the soul and be inspired by the rewilding project that Ruth and Jon have patiently brought to fruition over the last 20 years. A truly unique setting for holidays and retreats.

John LeahAugust 2020

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