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Dove Cottage

Dittisham, Devon (Ref. 976216)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Curtis

    “The property itself was exactly how it was advertised by you.”


    It suited our family break having 3 double bedrooms with ensuite, plus another room with twin beds. I did not expect to go into the kitchen and have to wipe all the cabinets doors, as they were sticky and dirty. The freezer compartment had bits of food particles in it. There was also a cup of used cooking oil on the side! Some of the glassware also needed rewashing. Dead flies/insect between windows and shutters. Smeary mirrors and glass bannisters. Muddy shelving in utility. Bits and dust under cabinets.

    - Mrs Curtis, July 2021

    Thank you for your feedback. We have notified and discussed your comments with the owner and the cleanliness issues you mention have been rectified. We hope this did not impact upon your stay too much. Property Owner

The property

A beautiful contemporary house in an enviable position, high on the edge of Dittisham with outstanding panoramic views of the Dart estuary.

A huge width-of-house patio makes the most of views over the river to the heights beyond: a great spot for alfresco dining, stargazing and sundowners.

From the patio (table/chairs), a steep path with occasional steps winds down through beautifully landscaped garden with garden room (tables/chairs, small kitchenette) and two lily ponds (unfenced).

At the bottom of the garden, a pedestrian gate leads directly to the centre of the village.

Steps (13) down to main entrance from parking area (space for three cars).

Inside, modern comforts and fuss-free lines create an elegant and relaxing house.

The focus of the living area is the floor-to-ceiling windows across the width of the house, allowing ever-changing light through the house and opening to the decked patio.

Contemporary, elegant living room (woodburner, TV/DVD) links to dining area, beyond which is a sleek curving kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric Aga - no other cooker) with door to boot room and back door to garden.

From the kitchen, step up to twin bedroom (TV) with door to terrace.

Utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, freezer, sink).


Upstairs, three further bedrooms, all with sensational estuary views - a double (5' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite), another double (5' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath), and, up a step, a large double (6' bed, TV) with en suite shower-room (suite) and doors to private balcony and possibly the best view of all.

No children under 7, except pre-crawling babies, due to ponds and steepness of the garden.

Damages Deposit £500.

A beautiful house with a truly spectacular, time-wasting view all year round: a wonderful place for mature families holidaying together. Dittisham: idyllically situated, end-of-lane little village (PO/stores, two pubs, church) beside the beautiful lake-like River Dart.

Jetty (crabbing), pedestrian ferry to Greenway (Nat.

Trust, once Agatha Christie’s), boats for hire, dinghy moorings, sailing school.

Dartmouth (town), 2 miles (ferry); Dartmouth Golf and Country Club, 3¼ miles.

Coarse sand beach (river), 1 mile; beach (sea) at Blackpool Sands (The Venus Café, Restaurant, Takeaway and Watersports), 6.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen / Breakfast Area Dining Area Drawing Room Twin Bedroom WC Entrance Hall Utility


  • Four bedrooms
  • On the ground floor: 1 x twin
  • WC with basin
  • On the first floor: 1 x king size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 a king size double with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin, 1 x super king double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin and balcony
  • Ground floor sitting room with wood burning stove and door to patio
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen with door to garden.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric Aga, microwave, fridge-freezer, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 7, except babes in arms, due to ponds and steepness of the garden.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

About the location


Darmouth 3.5 miles; Totnes 7 miles.

Dittisham is a picturesque village surrounded by rolling countryside, located on the banks of the River Dart in the South Hams. Wander along the quiet streets lined with quaint, stone cottages and lush gardens, until you reach the waterfront. Dittisham’s quayside is often regarded as the hub of village activity. Stop at the Anchorside Café for a spot of breakfast – while taking in the fantastic river views. Try your hand at some crabbing with the kids on the dinghy pontoon. Visit the iconic pink Ferry Boat Inn (or FBI as it is known locally). Ring the bell for the ferry and head across the Dart to Greenway, the once holiday home of the renowned Agatha Christie. For outdoor activity, there are sailing schools and canoe hire, as well as plenty of scenic walks. The harbour town of Dartmouth is just a short drive away or ferry away, and offers an array of shops, a cinema, plenty of restaurants and even a castle. Further afield, you will find plenty of fantastic beaches such as Blackpool and Slapton Sands, as well as key destinations such as Salcombe, Totnes, and Brixham to explore.

Note: This property does not accept children under 7, except babes in arms, due to ponds and steepness of the garden.