Rivermaid Ferry from Kingsbridge to Salcombe

South Devon Highlights

Dittiscombe – your perfect base in South Devon

Dittiscombe Hills Estate & Cottages is located mid-way between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth and is just a short drive from plenty of dog-friendly beaches, estuaries and the South West Coast Path.

Some outdoor activities and watersports have reopened with social distancing measures in place. We’re delighted to say that Singing Paddles is offering canoe trips again. Call or text Dave Halsall on 07754 426633.

Or if you’d like to know more about other local activities please contact Ruth and Jon on info@dittiscombe.co.uk.

Canoeing with Singing Paddles on Slapton Ley
  • Brixham Fish Market

    The Brixham fish market tour was admittedly an early start (tour starts 05:50am so early wake up call) but it’s very interesting & a good part of the £15 pp ticket price goes to the fishermen’s mission & includes breakfast after the tour. The round robin steam train, boat from Dartmouth was a great day out we did the boat first & returned on the train which was less busy on a warm day. Mr & Mrs Loughridge, April 2019

  • The National Trust

    Great for coastal walking, nearby towns of Dartmouth, Salcombe and Kingsbridge are well worth a visit. We also found Greenway Agatha Christie’s holiday home now owned by the National Trust an interesting place to visit, as well as the house there are large gardens to explore. Mr & Mrs Heywood, July 2018

  • The Steam Railway

    The South Devon Steam Railway is not far and is located near Totnes where there are also two English Heritage Castles. A visit to Dartmouth and pretty Salcombe is recommended. John & Sue, June 2018

  • Coastal Walks

    A good number of coastal walks within the area. Agatha Christie’s summer home at Greenways nearby – a steam train ride, walk or ferry trip from Dartmouth. Excellent area for dog walks. If you are a National Trust member lookout for NT car parks along the coastal paths. Mr & Mrs Rigney, May 2018