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Make a holiday cottage in Dittisham your home away from home

Dittisham or ‘Ditsum’ as it is called by the locals, is a village on the banks of the River Dart. The village and its surroundings are popular with holidaymakers who have an affinity for sailing and boating. Tiny Dittisham has a permanent population of around 425 and is renowned for its natural beauty. Excellent beaches, including Blackpool Sand and Torcross, are just 20 minutes away from holiday cottages in Dittisham, and there is plenty of shopping to be had in nearby Dartmouth.

HomeAway has a great selection of holiday cottages in Dittisham well-suited for all kinds of holidaymakers. The cottages can sleep up to eight people and many come with added amenities such as river views, BBQ areas, terraces, gardens and Wi-Fi. With rates ranging from £353 to £1194 per week, this coastal village has excellent rental accommodation available for all budgets and tastes. Visitors looking to stay in a larger town may want to consider holiday rentals in Dartmouth.

Things to do

-Watersports: Fishing enthusiasts need only travel nine miles to Brixham to gain access to a wide variety of fish. Serious anglers go far offshore in pursuit of skate, bass, flat fish, conger eel, pollock and pouting. Mackerel fishing offers a more relaxed experience and keen anglers reserve a place on a boat and head for Berry Head. Mackerel fishing trips typically last two hours, include all the equipment necessary, and depart daily.

-Culture: Across the river from the village is the beautiful holiday home and gardens of famed crime author Agatha Christie. Currently under the care of the National Trust, the home is filled with lovely items and collections of books, silver, china, Tunbridgeware and other artefacts. This is where Christie spent her summers and she used some of the surroundings in her books. Nearby the home there is a boat house that was the inspiration for the crime scene in Dead Man’s Folly.

-Family activities: Paignton Zoo is less than 15 miles from holiday cottages in Dittisham and has a huge variety of wildlife ranging from tiny amphibians to giraffes, lions, and gorillas. The animals are well cared for by expert keepers, and visitors to the zoo get to experience habitats from around the world. There is also a kids’ zone and steam train onsite as well as a convenient restaurant.

Outdoor activities: The South West Coast Path is rated as one of the best walks in the world and is easily accessible from Dittisham holiday cottages. There are a variety of different walks featuring a wide range of landscapes all available in the area. Dogs may accompany visitors over the entire pathway, and sightseers can take advantage of ferries to help vary their journey. HomeAway lists plenty of options for accommodation close to the South West Coast Path including holiday cottages in Bovey Tracey, Dawlish and Ashburton.

Weather in Dittisham

The climate of Dittisham is mild, with the warmest period ranging from May to September, when highs are in the low-20s. October is cooler (expect averages of 10?C), but still pleasant. The coldest months of the year are November to April (on average between 0?C - 10?C).

Travel to Dittisham

Holiday cottages in Dittisham are located midway between Plymouth and Exeter, and are best reached by car. From the M5, drivers can take the A38 past Dartmoor National Park towards Totnes. From Totnes, Dittisham is just a few miles away.

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Wonderful sea view location

5 of 5
Thoughtful welcoming touches by the owners very much appreciated and set the tone for a pleasant stay. Apartment offered all we had wished for, superb views, ideal location and interior design/decoration. Driveway to car park bit tricky, with tight corner at top end and big dipper ride down to numbered parking bay. OK (even fun) if you are a confident driver, otherwise plenty of parking on road outside. Broadband speed (measured at 10mbs) good enough if you want to watch Sky Go while away from home and if you take a HDMI cable with you the lounge TV has a spare HDMI 2 connection, giving a good picture through the TV. Nearest part of Goodrington beach (washed by tide) allows dogs all year round and is a bit of a mecca for dog owners, 200 metres further on the dryer 2nd part of beach no dogs are allowed.Dog owners very well behaved and good at cleaning up, no signs of fouling around the area. Good area for walking, either as 'strollers' like us now or for more of a challenge the South West coastal footpath is on your doorstep. Would loved to try walking from Brixham back to apartment when I was fitter. If you like steam trains you will love the sights from the apartment of the Paignton to Dartmouth train and its evocative steam whistle as it passes through Goodrington station. Would I stay again? Very much so.
  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2018

Warm, spotlessly clean, furnishings and bedding good quality and well equipped kitchen

5 of 5
Warm welcome, thank you for the scones, lovely little conversion, the dogs loved it, we will be back. Thank you
  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2018