About the Self-Catering Holiday Cottages

Find your perfect holiday cottage from six pretty stone barns and gardens near Slapton, all tucked away in an exclusive South Devon valley.

All cottages have exclusive access to our unique 20-acre rewilded valley made up of woodland, ponds and meadows. Each cottage has been sympathetically converted from old stone barns, part of a larger farm called Dittiscombe Hills, and they nestle in the valley at the end of a private lane.

Each cottage is individually laid out, decorated and furnished to a Visit England 4 star rating.  There are thick stone walls, exposed beams and recessed windows, feature fireplaces, slate, wood or ceramic flooring and log-burners, providing a homely setting all year round.

Five are dog-friendly: Willows, Rafters, Buddleia, Dovecote and Honeysuckle. Please note we do not permit pets to be left unattended in the cottages, unless by special arrangement. The Owlery is our romantic cottage for 2 and is pet-free.

Outside the cottages have individual, private gardens with lawns, flower and shrub borders, gravel patios, garden furniture with access to the 20 acres of private valley and lovely views.  Some gardens are fully enclosed, but please see more information on the individual cottage pages.


Willows cottage sleeps 6 at Dittiscombe

Sleeps 6 +Cot    2 Dogs Welcome
Free Wifi    En-suite Bedroom
Ground Floor Bathroom, South Facing Garden

Quite the loveliest cottage we have every stayed in – you have thought of everything. Thank you for making it possible for us to enjoy this beautiful and peaceful valley. Julian, Susan, Ben & Grace, September 2018


Rafters cottage sleeps 4 at Dittiscombe

Sleeps 4 + Cot    2 Dogs Welcome
Free Wifi   Sliding Patio Doors
Enclosed South-facing Garden

Beautiful cottage, excellent location, perfect weather  . . . what more could we ask. Thank you to you both for being around for tips and advice and for anything we needed.  I have no doubt that we will come back to you again very shortly. Vance Family with Rosie the Border Collie, August 2018


Buddleia, enclosed garden for dogs

Sleeps 4 + Cot   2 Dogs Welcome
Free Wifi    Large Private  Enclosed Garden
Easy Access to Meadows & Orchard

Beautiful cottages situated in stunning valley with walks from the cottage gate round fields and beautiful nature gardens.  A wonderful place for relaxation, walks and only a short distance from nearby beaches. Wright Family, May 2018


Dovecote, dog friendly cottage at Dittiscombe

Sleeps 3-4 + Cot   2 Dogs Welcome
Free Wifi    Garden gate to Meadows 
Separate sitting room with Log-burner

Cottage (Dovecote) in a peaceful, rural location, Beautifully planted and maintained surroundings. Lovely walks from cottage and coastal path and dog friendly beaches short drive away (Slapton, Beesands, Hallsands). Sarah & Alan, May 2018


Honeysuckle cottage sleeps 2 at Dittiscombe

Sleeps 2 + Cot   1 Dog Welcome
Enclosed Garden  Single Storey
Free Wifi      Log-burner

Rural location in the heart of the South Hams district of Devon. Beautiful countryside and very peaceful. The cottages overlook a private valley with an excellent woodland walk around the estate divided up into several paths which is ideal for your dog(s). John and Sue, June 2018

The Owlery

Autumn in Dittiscombe Valley, South Devon

Sleeps 2 + Cot    Pet Free
Spa Bath       Free Wifi    Romantic Setting
Own parking space  Log-burner

The cottage was in an idyllic setting so beautiful and quiet. It felt very remote but was only a 10 min drive to the coast. It was lovely and clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. I would definitely recommend The Owlery as a special place to stay. Maria, July 2018

  • Our prices can be found on the Booking page and are fully inclusive of VAT, heating, electricity and linen.
  • Towels are included in The Owlery and Honeysuckle and can be hired for Willows, Rafters, Buddleia and Dovecote at £4 per set of hand and bath towels. Towels are supplied free of charge to overseas visitors.
  • Each cottage has sofas and chairs, coffee tables, LCD televisions, DVD players, Ipod players with FM radio and free Wifi, books, magazines, games, DVDs, and a comprehensive information file.  Further information on ‘what’s on’, local information, wildlife watching, eating out, maps and guides can be found in the communal laundry room or by linking to our website.
  • Details of the temporary guest membership to Dartmouth Golf & Country Club which offers 25% discount on golf, swimming, gym and health and beauty facilities is supplied in each cottage file.
  • 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 (further freezer space is available in the Farmhouse), and all other equipment that is required for a Visit England 4-star rating .  There is a dishwasher and upright fridge/freezer in Willows.
  • 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. Towels, are supplied in The Owlery and Honeysuckle (and to our overseas visitors free of charge).