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



Updated: 04-Oct-2016
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
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

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.

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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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From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests


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 www.dittishamcottage.co.uk 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October Half Tterm
22 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25

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 - www.dittishamcottage.co.uk

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

Notes on prices:
There is a supplement of £25.00 per week for a small dog.
Unlimited internet is provided for a small weekly charge.

1/3 Deposit required upon booking with the balance payable 6 weeks prior to visit. Payment by bank transfer or by arrangement with owner.

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Updated: 04-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • river
  • village


  • 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


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, WC


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: We are happy to take a small dog which is subject to a £ 25 supplement. Internet WiFi provided for a small charge. 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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