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Victorian cottage with direct views over river Dart in the heart of Dittisham.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Victorian Cottage in Dittisham, Dartmouth, South Devon, England - Set In One Of The Most Beautiful Villages On The River Dart Nestling In The South Hams, Devon. AONB.

2 Rock cottage has been fully refurbished for the summer of 2015, with new carpets, flooring, dishwasher, fridge, cooker, ceramic hob, washing machine, tumble dryer, broadband, HDTV BluRay player Tassimo coffee maker and full decorated throughout, and available from 23.May as as a holiday rental cottage for the first time. A log burning stove is being installed during October, ensuring you have the perfect cosy cottage.

It is a cosy, pretty Victorian Cottage built in 1887 with stunning views overlooking the river Dart and rolling Devon countryside, with the peaks of Dartmoor national park into the distance.

Dittisham is one of the most attractive and beautiful villages within the South Hams of Devon with quaint thatched cottages lining meandering lanes, all leading down to the river.

There are two historic pubs The Red Lion just a few paces from the cottage door, and The Ferry Boat Inn down on the waterfront a short walk away, both serving excellent food and drinks. The area is steeped in local interest and there is lots to explore.

Take a scenic ferry ride to Dartmouth 3 miles down river, between the wooded valley sides, passing yachts and you may be lucky and see some of the abundant wildlife or catch a glimpse of the steam train on its way from Kingswear to Churston over the Maypool viaduct near the Summer home of Agatha Christie at Greenway.

Ring the bell at the Anchorstone Cafe at the pontoon edge to call over the water taxi from Greenway, who will carry you over to the Greenway, the world famous home of Agatha Christie, recently adopted by the National Trust as one of its flagship locations.

Dittisham is a perfect centre for Boating, crabbing, walking, and relaxing.

Please Note - Strictly Non-Smoking.

More Details

Nikki Stringer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Nikki Stringer

We were lucky enough to buy Rock Cottage Dittisham as our holiday home 12 years ago to enjoy with our two children as they were growing up.

Running a growing family business brought with it it's own stresses and pressures, our cottage was the perfect 'get away' to recharge the batteries and relax.

Jumping in the car from our home in Warwickshire, Friday nights and driving west down the M5 became a regular event. By late evening we would be in our lovely cottage ready for our coastal weekend.

With our children now in their twenties, now it is time for others to enjoy Rock Cottage, a very special place to relax, explore or just sit and appreciate the extraordinary views.

Nikki Stringer purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Nikki Stringer chose Dittisham

Having visited the South West of England for many years, we settled upon the South Hams in Devon as the place we wanted to make our summer home.

To us, it is unique with beautiful villages, scenic rivers and rolling hills, all combining to make an interesting location with all the facilities for all ages.

Only a short walking distance to the river and with plenty of places to walk or sit and contemplate. Some swings and slides on the ham

What makes this cottage unique

Dittisham winds around some ancient tracks that lead down to the River Dart, with the cottages and houses lining the valley sides as they wind down to the river.

Although not directly on the riverside, Rock cottage as the privilege of having open views out across the river that seem to change every day.

There is also good parking a short and level stroll away which is quite unusual in the village as private car parking spaces are a quite a luxury that only the larger properties enjoy.

Rock Cottage has been comprehensively refurbished over the past few months completing by the end of 2014 and will ready and waiting for new visitors in 2015!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We are sorry to leave this lovely cottage and Dittisham, we have had a wonderful holiday in the comfortable well equipped cottage with the unforgettable view.

We had a great meal at the Red Lion and also at the cafe on the jetty down by the river (loved the swallows too!)

We will always remember our holiday here an know where we will want to stay when we come back to this beautiful area"

Kind regards

Gill & Tony
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dittisham in Dittisham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms. Small dogs welcome Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Strictly Non-Smoking Outside: There is no garden however there are many open spaces and lovely walks within a few steps of the cottage. Space is at a premium in Dittisham village and the cottage, like many others in the village, does not have a specific parking space. There is plenty of parking a few paces away. Utility Room: Laundry room. Washing Machine & Tumble Drier. compact Ironing board & Iron. Vacuum Cleaner. This small room is ideal for hanging outdoor gear. Separate outside access. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen for double bed and two single beds is provided beds made up ready for your arrival. Towels (not beach towels) are included. The cottage is cleaned weekly before your visit. The towels and laundry services are provided upon changeover. Other: The Cottage is strictly Non-Smoking


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Victorian cottage with direct views over river Dart in the heart of Dittisham.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great cottage with lovely view of the estuary from bedroom window.Well equipped & in a good location

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Great cottage for couples & older children. The unusual staircase arrangement isn't ideal for small children & guests with mobility problems.

Very nicely decorated & equipped with everything you need. Stunning view of estuary from bedroom window. Short walk to one of the two village pubs which is also the shop & post office. Very friendly with good food.

Has a spot opposite cottage to unload car & street parking close by.

Loved Dittisham & surrounding coast & countryside. Great to have the option of travelling by boat & steam train close by.

Would go back & recommend to friends & family.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review and we are delighted you and your family enjoyed your holiday in Dittisham. We look forward to welcoming you all back to 2 Rock Cottage in the future. Many thanks Nikki
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Car: necessary


Dittisham Ham - A large open, flat and level grass playing field overlooking the river with yachts at their moorings. A short walk down Riverside Road where you can sit and watch the activity on the river. Swings and climbing frame for the young at heart or fly a kite and play ball games. Easy access to the water, an ideal safe place to enjoy stand up paddle boarding or just messing about in boats.

Dittisham Pontoon - The favourite place for crabbing or just chilling out. (10 minute walk)


Nearest Rail station is Totnes on the First Great Western Line. About 30 minutes by Taxi at a cost of about £20.

Nearest airport is Exeter about 1 hour drive.


The nearest major towns are Dartmouth (4 miles, 13 minutes) and Totnes (10 miles, 25 minutes) and Kingsbridge ( 12miles, 25 minutes)

Please see our website for a complete list of places of interest and beaches within a short journey from the cottage.

Further Details:

Just a few paces from the Red Lion pub and Post office /shop. Ideal for visiting the National Trust property a short ferry ride to Agatha Christies house at Greenway. Dittisham is the boating haven.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dittisham, South Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 8
19 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
8 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 14
6 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 15
20 Oct 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 16
10 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 17
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner at
or by telephone 07973 418751.
1/3rd deposit payable up to 6 weeks prior to holiday with the balance payable 6 weeks before your visit. Full payment is requested if booking less than 6 weeks in advance of your arrival.
There is a refundable security deposit required of £100. Full terms & conditions are posted our website, please click on the 'T & C's' page on our website -

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Check-in after 3.30 pm. Check-out 10.00 on leaving date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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