Dog-friendly Dittiscombe, South Devon

Valley views at Dittiscombe Hills Estate

Beautiful place to stay. A haven for dogs and truly dog friendly. We stayed in a lovely cottage (Rafters) with fully enclosed garden. It had everything you might’s in a wonderful place with lots of dog friendly beeches, even in the summer.

Slapton Ley at Sunset

We really enjoyed our stay in such a beautiful, tranquil setting. We felt very welcome, and nothing was too much trouble. Our dogs loved the space in the cottage to stretch out, and private garden. We wish we could have stayed longer and will definitely book again.

Wildlife ponds at Dittiscombe Hills Estate

Great location and lovely grounds. As stated on your website, very dog friendly. So good having a secure garden. Beautifully kept surroundings.

Lower garden, wildflowers and lawn in Dovecote.

Beautiful dog friendly cottage situated in Dittiscombe Estate. Honeysuckle cottage had a nice size bedroom, compact lounge, well fitted out kitchen and very modern bathroom. The private garden afforded beautiful views over the estate. A perfect haven to be at one with nature. Our dog had 20 acres to explore which he loved.

Dog friendly holidays at Dittiscombe Estate

Bring your dog for a safe holiday at Dittiscombe Estate. We have a wonderful wildlife valley of 20 acres, ponds, streams and woodland for you and your dog to enjoy.

Find your perfect cottage from:
Rafters, 2 bedrooms, enclosed garden; 2 dogs welcome
Buddleia, 2 bedrooms, enclosed garden; 2 dogs welcome
Dovecote, 2 bedrooms, garden; 2 dogs welcome
Honeysuckle, couples’ cottage, enclosed garden; 1 dog welcome

Lots more information about the cottages on our Cottages page too. To check our availability click on the Booking page.

Dogs welcome here

Dogs are welcome on all our local beaches and in the cafes and pubs in Slapton and Torcross. Slapton Sands beach is about a 10 minute drive, or a walk of about 1 hour from your cottage door with spectacular walks along the South West Coast Path.

Most of our dog-friendly cottages have enclosed gardens with post and rail fencing with stock-proof wire in between. If you have a dog which might escape, or a very small dog, then please check with Ruth and Jon first before booking your cottage.

Charges for your dog

There is an extra cost per dog of £25 per week and £10 for a short break, and further details of this can be found on our FAQ page. We do not allow dogs to be left unattended in the cottages, unless by special arrangement.

Dog friendly South Devon

There are lots of places in this area that you can visit with your dog – beaches and coves, pubs and cafes, steam trains and ferries.  Our nearest village, Slapton, boasts two excellent ‘dogs welcome’ pubs, the Tower Inn and The Queens Arms.

Some of the most beautiful beaches in the South Hams are dog friendly every day of the year, with a few having partial restrictions during the summer months. It’s a good idea to remember to check tide times as some of these natural coves and estuary beaches can almost disappear at high water.

Using the South West Coast Path you will come across some spectacular coastal scenery and there are plenty of dog-friendly pubs and cafes along the way:

The Boathouse at Torcross
The Cricket Inn at Beesands.
The Gara Rock Hotel near Salcombe
The Cove BarHope & Anchor or Lobster Pods in Hope Cove
The Sloop Inn at Bantham
The Village Inn at Thurlestone

You’ll find a list of favourite beaches on our Beaches of the South Hams  page, and lots more information on our dedicated  Dog-friendly website. Or read Ruth’s blogs: New Adventures with your dog in the South Hams or a Dog-friendly Welcome in South Devon.

The Dog Lodge

The Dog Lodge, Slapton, is a luxury licensed kennels and it’s located just 1 mile away from us. Dogs will be required to have been fully vaccinated, including kennel cough at least 10 days prior to staying, and owners are politely asked to bring certificates with them. Please ring Cathy at the kennels on 01548 581159 for more information about vaccinations, rates and how to book your dog in.

  • Over 20 acres of safe space to play and walk at Dittiscombe

  • Dog-friendly walks from your cottage door

  • Dog-friendly beaches, pubs and cafes close-by