Dovecote Cottage – Sleeps 3+cot or small child, Friday to Friday. Dogs welcome.

Sleeps 3-4 in 2 bedrooms. Separate sitting room with log-burner. 1 king bed, 1 single bed with additional pull-out guest bed (suitable for smaller child). Bathroom with bath and shower over. Garden with views. Wifi. Up to 2 dogs welcome. Cot and highchair on request. Longer lets available, and short breaks out of season.

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Always a great welcome and exeperience …. heartily recommend.

J MossopMay 2021

Dittiscombe Estate & Cottages: A pretty haven of peace and tranquility with a varied choice of cottages. Any requests and queries regarding accommodation are dealt with promptly.

Roberts FamilyJune 2021

Dovecote self-catering cottage is pretty and welcoming. It is dog-friendly and suitable for couples, or families of three with a smaller child (please see bedroom descriptions below).

The cosy sitting room with wood laminate flooring and a beamed ceiling has a log-burner plus a convector and storage heater, and is furnished with a 2-seater sofa, chairs and coffee tables, a digital TV, DVD player, Ipod player with FM radio. There is a back door leading to a lower gravel garden and via steps to a higher lawned area of garden.

There is a separate kitchen/dining room with a slate floor, extendable oak dining table which will seat up to 8 people, small settle and storage heater; the fully-equipped kitchen area has a ceramic hob with cookerhood, mircowave, and electric oven.

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

Upstairs the main bedroom has a king-size bed, walk-in wardrobe, and storage heater.

The second bedroom has a single bed with an additional pull out guest bed (for a smaller child) which is normal bed length but slightly narrower at 2’6″ wide, and a chest of drawers and convector heater.

The small gravel sitting area with a table and two chairs enjoys morning sun and the higher garden access by steps, is part-fenced with a further table and two chairs, and has mature hedging and lovely valley views. The cottage garden gate gives access to the fields and orchard above Dovecote and to Buddleia’s garden. The garden is not completely enclosed.

Find our more about the surrounding conservation valley of Dittiscombe Hills, or if you’d like to know about things to do with your dog while on holiday visit our Dog Friendly Dittiscombe page, or read about what our Collie Kes gets up to on her blog page.


  • Beamed sitting room with woodburner


  • Separate kitchen/dining room


  • King-size bed

  • Two-tier garden with direct access to meadows

  • Free Wi-fi

  • Single bed with additional guest bed for child

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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