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7 Nights See prices

  • £575  to  £750

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  • £116 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

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£650 Fri, 31 May 2024
7 nights - The Owlery, romantic cottage in higher valley at Dittiscombe, access to nature trail on Estate, spa bath, close to Slapton village and Start Bay beaches.

Key Information

  • Sleeps

    2

  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children

    Please
    Enquire

  • WiFi

    Yes

  • Dogs

    Sorry
    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Access

    Stairs

  • Hot Tub

About The Owlery

The Owlery is situated on the Dittiscombe Estate. It's a romantic retreat, set amidst glorious Devonshire countryside in a tranquil valley setting. It's a cosy pet-free cottage which is ideal for couples looking for a romantic 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 which two can fit in and enjoy a long soak and a glass of bubbles, 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 where you can relax and dine alfresco, but they can also use the grounds which are extensive with a nature trail which provides a nice walk with wildlife to see. A true oasis of calm where peace and quiet abound!

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.

Accommodation comprises:

Open-plan kitchen/dining/living room with space to cook, dine and relax in front of the log burner. Comfortable seating, a television, DVD player, and a kitchen well equipped with electric oven/hob, microwave and fridge provide everything needed for self-catering. There is also a dining table and chairs.
Attractive king-size double bedroom with views of the orchard upstairs above the living area on a galleried mezzanine.
Bathroom with shower, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and fabulous spa bath with room for two - relax at the end of the day with a long soak and aqua-massage.

Outside

The cottage has a lovely garden with outside furniture where guests can relax and look over the pond during the warmer months and relax, as well as a lawned garden for relaxing in privacy. There is a parking space by Owlery Cottage.

Location

Conveniently located, The Owlery provides easy access to South Devon's glorious golden beaches, and endless walks along the Coastal Path (the walk from Dartmouth to Start Point Lighthouse is particularly special with stunning seascapes along the way).

Slapton village is two miles from the cottage where you will find two good pubs and the popular community shop. Slapton Sands beautiful award winning beach is a short walk from the village. There is a stunning freshwater lake at Slapton Ley with lots of wildlife to see and also nature safaris; or walk to Torcross and savour fish and chips at Start Bay Inn (some of the finest in the area!).

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.

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.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jon & Ruth Saunders joined Independent Cottages in April 2012


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Amenities / Facilities

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

Location (Devon)

Additional information: Short breaks available from November to March or at short notice when available. A complimentary basket of logs is provided, along with bath and hand towels, and the bed is made up for guests arrival. Sorry but no dogs and the cottage is not suitable for children/toddlers (unless babes in arms). 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.

The Owlery Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

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

7 Nights
£625

Short breaks
not available


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

7 Nights
£650

Short breaks
not available


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

7 Nights
£750

Short breaks
not available


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

7 Nights
£650

Short breaks
not available


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

7 Nights
£595

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (King)
Children:
Enquire with owner
Dogs/Pets:
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Accessibility:
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
Smoking:
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Friday
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.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Jon & Ruth Saunders
Member Since April 2012

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The Owlery Noticeboard

Nature walks around the Estate with local ecologist Ken Neal on Sundays throughout the school summer holidays which are free to Dittiscombe guests. Pte-booking required contact Ruth at hello@dittiscombe.co.uk. Also Forest Bathing sessions around the Dittiscombe woods to learn to connect with nature: on selected dates with guide Donna McCheyne. Book direct with Donna on 07941 508004.

Last Minute Offers

Fri, 31 May 2024 for 7 nights, £650
The Owlery, romantic cottage in higher valley at Dittiscombe, access to nature trail on Estate, spa bath, close to Slapton village and Start Bay beaches.
Fri, 5 Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £650
The Owlery, romantic cottage in higher valley at Dittiscombe, access to nature trail on Estate, spa bath, close to Slapton village and Start Bay beaches.

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The Owlery 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 19th May 2024

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