Honeysuckle Cottage – Sleeps 2 Dog Friendly Friday – Friday & Short Breaks

A single storey couples’ cottage with lovely views, detached with enclosed garden, log-burner and wifi, 1 dog welcome, will consider two on request. Short breaks out of season – please enquire.


Honeysuckle view from garden

Dittiscome estate is a fantastic place. One could spend many, hours following the meandering paths . There are so many plant species to view/smell and animal species to see or perhaps only hear. Honeysuckle was a delight, comfortable well equipped and spotlessly clean……with views to die for. Perhaps needless to add, it is a haven for dogs.

The apple orchard at Dittiscombe Estate

A wonderful hidden valley with superb cottage in ‘as new’ condition. Really beautiful. For our 2 elderly dogs a 50 min walk to the coast was too far but when they were younger it would have been 10 out of 10 all round. Burgh island and Dartmouth both well worth the trip. But sitting in the cottage valley equally fab.

Wildflower bank at Dittiscombe Estate

We loved our stay at Dittiscombe. The location is absolutely beautiful and the grounds are an absolute pleasure to walk around. Our elderly dog had a new lease of life and enjoyed her stay as much as we did. We we welcomed by Ruth who walked us to our accommodation and showed us around. Everything that we needed was there and very clean. The kitchen very user friendly and the newly fitted shower room a super luxury .

Dittiscombe Estate & Cottages, aerial view April

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. It is very peaceful and Ruth and John very friendly. Ruth, in particular, very informative about the re-wilding projects being undertaken at Dittiscombe.

Honeysuckle Cottage is ideal for couples and welcomes one dog. With lovely views over Dittiscombe Estate and a nature walk into 20 acres of woodland and meadows from the cottage door, Honeysuckle is an ideal sanctuary for guests who enjoy relaxing in quiet surroundings.

Honeysuckle is a single-story cottage with a stable-style front door leading directly to the sitting room with sofa, chair, coffee tables, log-burner, Wifi and TV with streaming. 

Two steps take you to the bedroom which has a king-size bed, chair, bedside tables, chest and wardrobe. The kitchen, up one step, is fully fitted with electric oven, microwave and ceramic hob, dining table and chairs. The kitchen leads to the bathroom with a walk-in shower with grab rails, basin and toilet.

The south-facing garden is accessed at the side of the cottage where there is a level gravel area with a table and chairs and is fully-enclosed with post and rail fencing with stock proof wire. From Honeysuckle’s garden you will enjoy far-reaching views of the valley, woodland and wildflower banks. 

Honeysuckle has full central heating with a gas-fired combination boiler and programmer. Wifi available throughout the cottage.

The cottage is set in our peaceful valley but a 10 minute drive or about an hour’s walk off-road will take you to historic Slapton village with its two dog-friendly pubs and popular community shop.  A little further afield there is the huge stretch of beach at Start Bay and here walkers can join the South West Coast Path for spectacular coastal walks.  The pretty estuary towns of Salcombe, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge are all within a 30 minute drive.

Bath and hand towels are provided in this cottage. Guests are able to unload outside cottage, and parking is in the communal car park.

Things to do:

  • Discover what’s dog friendly in this area  visit our Dog Friendly Dittiscombe page.
  • Paddle the waterways of the South Hams in 2-man guided canoes with Singing Paddles. Dogs are welcome on these paddles.
  • Try Stand Up Paddleboarding with Waterborn in Kingsbridge
  • Forest Bathing with Donna McCheyne at Dittiscombe Estate on selected dates
  • Sunday Nature Walks around the Dittiscombe valley and woodland with local ecologist Ken Neal.

*As this cottage is single storey it may be suitable for guests with limited mobility but we would recommend that you contact Ruth & Jon on 01548 521272 if you have specific requirements. We can advise on Accessible walks – visit our Great Outdoors page for ideas and information.

  • Detached and single storey holiday cottage

  • South facing enclosed garden, valley views

  • Log-burner & full central heating

  • Nature walks from your cottage door

General Cottage Information

As well as individual descriptions for each cottage, more general information can be found below. You can also check our our Guide for Guests page, which should help you before and during your stay.

      • Our prices can be found on the Booking page and are fully inclusive of heating, electricity and linen.
      • Towels are automatically provided in Honeysuckle and The Owlery.
      • Each cottage has sofas and chairs, coffee tables, TV with streaming and free Wifi. Further information on local information, eating out, and suggest itineraries can be found within our website or in our Guide for Guests.
      • 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. 
      • We can supply a bbq on request.
      • 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.
      • Please see individual descriptions for each cottage bathroom. Some have baths with shower over, some with shower cubicles only, some with walk-in showers. All bathrooms have heating, toilet, washbasin, shaver points, heated towel rail or central heating radiator/towel rail.
      • 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 available to guests with a free washing machine and tumble dryer.
    • Irons, ironing boards and clothes-airers are provided in each cottage.
    • A complimentary basket of logs is supplied in cottages with log-burners. If guests would like to use the log-burners regularly 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.
    • Please bring your own toys and games for children. There’s plenty of space to run and play in the woodland and meadows, a flat area for ball games, and a small person’s playhouse under the trees. Please supervise children at all times.
    • On selected dates in the school Summer holidays there are free Sunday Nature Walks with local ecologist Ken Neal. Please enquire about these when booking.
    • Food deliveries can be made to your cottage door. Please book a delivery time for when you are here but after 8am to avoid disturbing other guests. Sainsburys, Tescos and Waitrose all deliver to Dittiscombe. When ordering please give both your name and cottage name for the delivery.
    • Keep in local. We have several excellent farm shops which we would recommend and these are listed in the Guide for Guests.
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