About the Self-Catering Holiday Cottages

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

All cottages have direct access to our unique 20-acre rewilded valley made up of woodland, ponds and meadows.

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. Some gardens are fully enclosed, but please see more information on the individual cottage pages.

Check availability and book here.


Willows & Honeysuckle at Dittiscombe Estate

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

So wonderful to be back here. So many birds and beautiful wild flowers. An amazing and inspirational place. Wish we were staying longer! Reed Family, May 2021


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

Amazing location, quiet country surroundings, amazing landscaping. Easy access to towns and beaches. Very private but good internet, nice bonus. Great for our family dog. Very helpful and friendly hosts. Bourne Family, August 2021


Buddleia dog-friendly cottage at Dittiscombe

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

The cottages are set in some beautiful scenery, they are very comfortable and cosy. There are some lovely walks right outside your door and if you have dogs it is the perfect location as they are extremely safe. The Devlin Family, September 2021


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

We stayed in Dovecote cottage, a wonderful cottage for the 3 of us. Pretty and relaxing, fitted out with all we could need and spotlessly clean. Set in a very peaceful location and pretty walks around the estate. Ruth and Jon were welcoming and also helpful for local knowledge. We had a truly amazing stay here. Wyatt Family, July 2021


Dog friendly Honeysuckle Cottage at Dittiscombe Estate & Cottages, South Devon

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

As always, a perfect, relaxing holiday. We are so grateful to be able to share the wonderful, peaceful environment that you have created for humans, dogs and wildlife. Jim & Helen with Paddy, October 2021

The Owlery

The Owlery, romantic cottage at Dittiscombe Hills Estate

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

The Owlery was perfect for our week away. Great location, beautiful accommodation, very cozy, spotlessly clean, comfy bed, loved the spa bath after walking the coast path in the rain and the log burner… bliss! The kitchen had everything you could need.. very handy when eating out isn’t an option or you just prefer to stay in. It just felt that a great deal of thought had gone into ensuring that you had everything you could want… thank you so much! Lewis-James Family, May 2021

  • 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 a TV with streaming, DVD players, and free Wifi. 
  • 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 for drop-in washes, but can be made available for a wash or dry on request. 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. Further supplies of logs can be bought from us at £3 per basket and funds from this will go towards local tree planting to replace trees lost through the Ash dieback disease.
  • 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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