Rafters Cottage – Sleeps 2 in 2 bedrooms – 2 dogs welcome – Friday to Friday.

Sleeps 2 in 2 bedrooms. Sliding patio doors direct to sunny, enclosed garden. 1 kingsize and 1 twin. Open plan ground floor with ceramic tiling throughout. Free wifi. Up to 2 dogs welcome. 


One of paths through the valley at Dittiscombe

We love Dittiscombe and have stayed here many times, the location is peaceful and it’s great for our 2 dogs as we can walk them around the trails straight from the cottage. The cottages are clean and comfortable and we hope to return soon.

Rafters Cottage garden and seating area at Dittiscombe

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.

Rafters is an airy, open-plan self-catering cottage. The ground floor has a well laid out sitting, dining and kitchen area with ceramic tiled floor throughout, and lovely views of the garden through sliding patio doors and windows.

The sitting area features a stone-built fireplace and surround with a flame-effect electric fire and storage heater, Wifi and TV with streaming, bookshelves, two double sofas and coffee tables.

The fully-equipped kitchen area has a ceramic hob, microwave, electric oven and storage heater, and the dining area has an extending oak dining table and chairs.

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

Upstairs there is a galleried landing which leads to the two bedrooms. The main bedroom has low, ancient rafters and a kingsize bed; the second bedroom has two single beds. Both bedrooms have storage heaters.

One step through the patio doors takes you to the south-facing, fully enclosed level garden which is surrounded by trees, fuchsia hedges, climbers, a stone wall and post and rail fencing with stock proof wire. Wooden patio furniture sits on a gravelled area with garden pots and climbers, and there is a further area of lawn.

Guests can enjoy Dittiscombe conservation valley on the doorstep, with lovely walks on mown paths around the ponds, woods and meadows. For more about your surroundings in Dittiscombe valley.

Things to Do:

  • Sunny south-facing garden

  • Fully enclosed garden

  • Wi-fi

General Cottage Information

As well as individual descriptions for each cottage, here is more general information 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. If you would like some towels provided please contact Ruth on [email protected].
      • Each cottage has sofas and chairs, coffee tables, TVs with streaming 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.
      • 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.
        • 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.
        • Please bring your own toys and games for children. There’s plenty of space to run and play in the woodland and around the valley 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. Sainsburys, Tescos and Waitrose all deliver to Dittiscombe. When ordering please give both your name and cottage name for the delivery and ensure deliveries are booked for after 8am. We also have several very good farm shops selling local produce. More information will be in your Guide for Guests pack.
        • Keep it Local. We recommend several excellent farm shops in the area in our Guide for Guests.
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