Buddleia Cottage – Sleeps 4 + cot, Friday to Friday. Dogs welcome

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Cosy cottage with log-burner. 1 king and 1 twin. Stable style front door and large fenced, private garden leading to Dittiscombe meadows and orchard. Wifi. Short Breaks. Cot and highchair available on request.

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Always a brilliant week. A beautiful spot. Perfect location for exploring the special corner of the UK that is the South Hams.

Sheppherd FamilyMay 2021

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. There are so many spectacular walks in the countryside and on the coast. Thoroughly recommend

Whittle FamilyAugust 2020

Buddleia cottage is suitable for couples and families and is dog friendly.  It has an open-plan ground floor with wood laminate flooring. The sitting room area features a wood burner with slate surround, bookcases, settle and cushions, digital TV, DVD player, Ipod player with FM radio, sofa and two chairs, and coffee tables. The dining area has a glass table and four chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped with ceramic hob, electric oven, extractor fan and microwave. There is a storage heater and convector heater on the ground floor.

The bathroom is on the ground floor and has a shower cubicle with electric shower, toilet, basin, heated towel rail and fan heater.

Upstairs the main bedroom has a kingsize bed and armchair, chest of drawers, dressing table, and view over the garden. The second bedroom has two single beds, chest of drawers, chair and underbed storage. Both bedrooms have night storage heaters. There is a shared cupboard for hanging and storage on the landing.

There is a rockery and curved stone steps leading to the the stable-style front door. The enclosed garden is to the side of the cottage, with a wooden gate, fencing and high hedging.  There is a picnic table, shrub border, and mostly level lawn surrounded by hedges and trees. There is also a garden gate connecting to Dovecote’s garden. Guests have direct access to the orchard and meadows above the cottage.  Buddleia is attached to Dovecote.

Find out more about Dittiscombe valley or about things to do with your dog while on holiday.


  • Cosy woodburner and fireplace


  • Stable-style front door


  • Open-plan ground floor


  • Private, well-screened garden


  • Wi-fi

General Cottage Information

    • Our prices can be found on the Booking page and are fully inclusive of heating, electricity and linen.
    • Towels are currently not provided and we would ask that guests bring their own sets.
    • Each cottage has sofas and chairs, coffee tables, LCD televisions, DVD players, Ipod players with FM radio and free Wifi. Further information on local information, eating out, and suggest itineraries can be found within our website.
    • 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. There is a dishwasher and upright fridge/freezer in Willows.
    • We suggest you bring your own bbq as we are currently not loaning these to guests.
    • All cottages are fully no smoking.
    • 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.
    • 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 currently closed but can be made available for an emergency wash or dry. Irons, ironing boards and clothes-airers are provided in each cottage.
    • If guests would like to use the log-burners we suggest you pick up logs, kindling, firelighters and matches from our local garages at Halwell, Harbetonford, or East Charleton.
    • Parking. Guests are welcome to unload their car outside the cottage and then to park in the commumal car park. The Owlery has its own private parking space. If you are bringing more than one car please would you let us know in advance of your arrival.
    • For guests with limited mobility 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. Honeysuckle cottage is our only single storey cottage.
    • There are no toys, games or swings available to visiting children at the moment, but don’t forget there’s plenty of space to run and play in the woodland and around the valley, with a flat area for ball games too!
    • Food deliveries can be made to your cottage door. Please book a delivery time for when you are here as we are currently unable to take delivery on your behalf. Sainsburys, Tescos and Waitrose all deliver to Dittiscombe. When ordering please give both your name and cottage name for the delivery.
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