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7 Nights See prices

  • £600  to  £1120

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Short Breaks From

  • £140 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Dittiscombe Estate & Cottages

Dittiscombe Estate provides the perfect place to relax amongst the tranquility of a beautiful valley setting in South Devon. Here you can totally unwind as the Estate has 20 acres of valley for the enjoyment of guests and their dogs with a nature walk from each cottage door. Each cottage, Rafters and Dovecote, is comfortably furnished and has a private garden where you can enjoy the views of the surrounding valley. There is an imaginative nature trail which guests can explore or simply sit back and watch the wildlife from the cottage front door. A true piece of heaven . . . peace and quiet in abundance!

Rafters is dog friendly cottage suitable for couples and families of 4 in 2 bedrooms.

It has a lovely enclosed south-facing garden with sliding patio doors. It welcomes up to 2 dogs. It has an airy, open-plan ground floor with a sitting, dining and kitchen area, ceramic tiled floor throughout, and lovely views of the garden through sliding patio doors and windows.

A stone-built fireplace with a flame-effect electric fire and storage heater and convector, 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, enclosed level garden. Wooden patio furniture sits on a gravelled area and there is a further area of lawn.

Dovecote is dog-friendly cottage, suitable for couples or families of 3 in 2 bedrooms.

Up to 2 dogs are welcome. The cosy sitting room with wood laminate flooring and a beamed ceiling has a log-burner plus a convector and storage heater. There is a 2-seater sofa, armchair and coffee tables, Wifi and TV with streaming. There is a back door leading to a lower gravel garden and steps to a higher area of garden with lovely views and a picnic table.

The separate kitchen/dining room is fully-equipped with a ceramic hob, electric oven and microwave. The bathroom is on the ground floor and has a bath with electric shower over, heated towel rail and electric fan heater, toilet and basin.

Upstairs the main bedroom has a king-size bed, walk-in wardrobe, and storage heater. The second bedroom has a single bed a chest of drawers and convector heater.

The small gravel sitting area with a table and two chairs enjoys morning sun and the higher garden access by steps, is part-fenced with a picnic table, and has mature hedging and lovely valley views. The cottage garden gate gives access to the fields and orchard. The garden is not completely enclosed.


Dittiscombe Estate is a real retreat but it's still easily accessible to the unspoilt and beautiful beaches of this area. There are stunning coastal walks along the South West Coast Path, from Dartmouth to Start Point Lighthouse.

Just two miles north of Slapton village, which has two very good pubs and the popular community shop for local produce, you can also take the nature trail around Slapton Ley's lovely fresh water lake. Here there is an abundance of wildlife. Venture a short distance further to Torcross and for some of the areas finest fish and chips at the local pub.

Salcombe and Dartmouth, popular sailing towns, have much to offer and are within easy reach, as are the bustling market towns of Totnes and Kingsbridge.

The South Hams area is a very special part of South Devon and one of the most unspoilt and beautiful areas in the country. With a gentle climate all year round, visitors can enjoy dramatic coastline, pretty estuaries, beautiful beaches, excellent food and drink producers, lovely historic villages and huge selection of attractions.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jon & Ruth Saunders joined Independent Cottages in April 2012

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity
  • Eco / Green

Location (Devon)

Additional information

Short breaks available from November to March. A complimentary basket of logs is provided in Dovecote. Towels can be provided by prior arrangement. Beds are made up for guests' arrival. A local company can be recommended for guided canoe tours - what better way to discover the beauty of the local estuaries and rivers. Cot and highchair available. Bike storage available.

Up to two dogs are welcome and charged at £25 per dog per week (or £10 per dog for short breaks).

Dittiscombe Estate & Cottages Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 29th Mar 2024 - Fri, 3rd May 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 4th May 2024 - Thu, 4th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 5th Jul 2024 - Fri, 19th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 20th Jul 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 4th Oct 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 5th Oct 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
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Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1548 521272 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Jon & Ruth Saunders
Member Since April 2012

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Dittiscombe Estate & Cottages Noticeboard

Free to Dittiscombe guests: a Family Summer Sunday Guided Nature Walk around the Estate with local ecologist Ken Neal, 10am-12noon. Dogs are welcome on leads. We'll identify any wildlife we discover and chat about what you can do to help your local wildlife at home. Requires pre-booking with Ruth.  Also Forest Bathing sessions available on selected dates. These are charged for. Contact Ruth on for more information.

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Dittiscombe Estate & Cottages 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 15th April 2024