3 (off peak)
The Owlery is Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages smallest and most romantic retreat. Nestling amidst glorious Devonshire countryside in a tranquil valley setting, this cosy pet-free cottage is exceptionally appealing to couples looking for a romanic break or to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary or honeymoon.
Sitting amongst extensive grounds, The Owlery offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind with a log burning stove for cosy winter nights, fabulous spa bath with room for two (perfect for a long soak with a glass of bubbly at the end of the day), an attractive king-size bedroom and pretty garden with stream and beautiful valley views for when the sun shines.
Guests not only have their own private garden for relaxing and alfresco dining, but also the use of the extensive grounds with nature trail where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll with wildlife to spot along the way. A true oasis of calm where peace and quiet abound!
Conveniently located, The Owlery provides easy access to Devon's glorious golden beaches, and super walking on the South West Coastal Path (the walk from Dartmouth to Start Point Lighthouse is particularly special with stunning seascapes along the way).
Slapton village is just two miles from the cottage where you will find two good pubs serving food, and Slapton Sands beautiful award winning beach a short walk from the village. There is a beautiful freshwater lake at Slapton Ley with an abundance of wildlife to see and also nature safaris; or walk to Torcross and be rewarded by the areas best fish and chips in the Start Bay Inn.
The popular sailing towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth are easily accessible by car and offer a great choice of interesting shops to browse, restaurants serving the freshest of seafood and pubs for a pint of local ale. Also within easy reach are the bustling market towns of Totnes and Kingsbridge. For those who like pampering and/or golf, a temporary membership is available to guests at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club. The club is just five minutes from the cottage and has nine and eighteen-hole golf courses, a pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym and beauty treatments available (guests receive a 25% discount on the facilities!).
The South Hams area is a very special part of South Devon and one of the country's most beautiful unspoilt places that entices people from far and wide. With its gentle micro-climate, magnificent coastline, pretty estuaries teeming with wildlife, stunning beaches, superb food and drink producers, pretty ancient villages and huge selection of attractions, you are sure to want to visit time and time again.
Jon & Ruth Saunders joined Independent Cottages in April 2012
Awarded Four Stars by Visit England, Owlery Cottage is pet-free and a cosy retreat for two, providing plenty of space and all the right ingredients for a relaxing break away.
Outside: The Owlery has a pretty garden where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine or alfresco meal (outdoor furniture provided) whilst looking over the pond. There is also a private lawned garden perfect for relaxing with views over the valley. The Owlery has its own parking space by the cottage.
Additional information: Short breaks available from November to March or at short notice if the cottage is free. A complimentary basket of logs is provided, along with bath and hand towels. The bed is made up ready for arrival. Unfortunately this cottage does not accept dogs and is not suitable for children/toddlers (unless babies in arms) but the owners other cottages are pet and child friendly. A local company can be recommended for guided kayak tours - what better way to discover the beauty of the local estuaries and rivers. Bike storage available.
Star Rating: 4 Star
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Romantic short breaks in cosy cottage with woodburner and spa bath, surrounded by tranquil wildlife valley but close to Slapton village and the South West Coast Path.
| Sat, 23 Dec 2017 for 4 nights, £395
Romantic cottage for 2 with woodburner, wine and chocolates included
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