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Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages

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Self-catering with 6 units £350-£1250 pupw sleeps 2-6


Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages

Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages


Mrs Ruth Saunders


01548 521272




Come and relax in our tranquil South Devon valley - unwind in one of our comfortable cottages with your own pretty garden – and take a walk round our imaginative nature trail. Our superb location means we are close to beautiful beaches and stunning coastal walks, Slapton village, and the attractive towns of Dartmouth, Totnes and Salcombe.

“The great escape! Relaxing, undisturbed and totally beautiful.”

We can recommend many coast and country activities to our visitors including local walks, rock-pooling, surfing, golfing and fishing. We particularly recommend a car-free day and taking the walk from Dittiscombe to Slapton village (2 miles) where there are two child and dog-friendly pubs serving good local food. Within the village there is also the walk around Slapton Ley Nature Reserve, ideal for bird-watching, and a half-mile further on there is the beach at Slapton Sands and beautiful views of the bay and Start Point Lighthouse. We also provide our guests with a temporary membership to Dartmouth Golf & Country Club (5 miles) where there are 18 and 9-hole courses, a pool, sauna, jacuzzi and gym.

Children will love the fresh air and freedom here at Dittiscombe. There is a play area set under the trees with a picnic table, swings, slide, climbing wall, sand pit, trampoline for the under 5s, and a living-willow wigwam to hide in. There is also a separate flat area for ball games.

‘What an amazing find . . . so peaceful and tranquil.’

From November to April we offer warm and cosy short breaks. Our cottages are perfect off-season with woodburners, spa baths and views of the rolling Devon hills from a cottage window. An ideal 3-night break away might include great coastal walks, excellent food in pubs and restaurants with menus offering local ingredients, and unique shopping in Dartmouth, Salcombe and Totnes. We offer 2, 3 and 4-night or more short breaks at all-inclusive rates. For further details please check the prices and availability page on our website.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionIroning facilitiesHealth/beauty facilities onsitePrivate parkingGardenSenior citizens reduced ratesCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesFreezerMicrowave cookerDishwasherLinen providedGolf available (onsite or nearby)Children's outdoor play areaVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerSingle sex groups NOT acceptedHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesBarbecueDrying facilitiesWashing machine

Facilities for children: Cots available, Highchairs available, Outdoor play area Facilities for Dogs: 20 acres of grounds and nature trails, flat area for games, dog bowls, towels and throws available. Children welcome from any age.



Plan route to Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SC 796688  Lat: 50.30957 Long: -3.69131

By Road:
Take the Totnes/Kingsbridge turn off on to the A384. At Totnes traffic lights (just before Totnes Rail Station), take the right hand turn on to the A381. Continue through the villages of Harbertonford and Halwell, past the Totnes Cross Filling Station. About 1 1/2 miles later take the lane sign posted Slapton and East Allington. After 3 miles turn right onto the lane Dittiscombe and Alston. Take the next right turn into Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre, alongside the stables, down the lane to the end and park by the farmhouse.

By Public Transport:
Use taxi from Totnes Railway Station.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Health/beauty facilities onsiteHealth/beauty facilities onsite
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Senior citizens reduced ratesSenior citizens reduced rates
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Children's outdoor play areaChildren's outdoor play area
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Single sex groups NOT acceptedSingle sex groups NOT accepted
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Washing machineWashing machine

Facilities for children: Cots available, Highchairs available, Outdoor play area Facilities for Dogs: 20 acres of grounds and nature trails, flat area for games, dog bowls, towels and throws available. Children welcome from any age.