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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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    House #6729555
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      House #439067
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        Cottage #6816743
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          Barn #6511932
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              Cottage #8148516
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                  Cottage #6499495
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                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    Apartment #1070032
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 4 BR
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                      Villa #1980562
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                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Multiple rentals Apartment #8172356
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                          Very Good! 4.0/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Bungalow #1841596
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                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Cottage #1944803
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              • 2 BR
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                              Mobile Home #1900482
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Cottage #1652378
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Cottage #6476682
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
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                                    Cottage #1983472
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                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      House #1889160
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                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                        • 2 BR
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                                        Cottage #1887463
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                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Cottage #8153650
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                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            Apartment #8169495
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                                            Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Cottage #6063187
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                                              Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
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                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  Apartment #8155426
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                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                    House #1568411
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #444353
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        Barn #1633178
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                          Apartment #8173914
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            Apartment #1853007
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
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                                                              Viewed 93 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                Apartment #8169175
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                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #1206990
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                    • 1 BR
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                                                                    Barn #8052415
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                      (47 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8172356
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                                                                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #6897
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                                                                        Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          House #1523737
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                                                                          Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            Apartment #6541485
                                                                            5
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              • 4 BR
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                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Barn #866497
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                                                                              Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                Apartment #6522710
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                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  Mobile Home #6714319
                                                                                  12
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                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Apartment #6727370
                                                                                    10
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
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                                                                                      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Very Good! 4.0/5
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                                        Chalet #8154868
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1944530
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                                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                                            Bungalow #1796023
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                              House #1088924
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                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Cottage #8092475
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                                                                                                  Good! 3.9/5
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                                  Apartment #6797372
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                    House #1839961
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                                      Cabin #1952869
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed at The Coach House for a few days, and we loved it. The property is gorgeous, and perfect for what we wanted. There were four adults in our party, and plenty of space for us all. The area was wonderful. A very steep dirt track to get to the property, but don't be put off-it's worth the drive down! Thank you for the perfect place for our mini break.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Quiet, relaxing

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lakeside was a good size and had everything we needed for our stay, including an OS map of the area. It was lovely to arrive to complimentary scones, clotted cream, jam and wine, too! The location is easy to find - near enough to civilisation that a pub, Spar, petrol station and an honesty stand of local produce was easily within walking distance, but far enough away to feel we were nestled in the countryside. As we visited in January, we were lucky to have the site (almost) to ourselves, so the swimming pool etc was even more of a luxury. And there were no kids to turf us off the table football! The house has a plentiful supply of heaters and is very cosy. Lakeside overlooks a lawn and small woodland fishing lake. There's a boardwalk through the brook and marshy bits, but definitely take wellies or waterproofed walking boots if you want to explore that area. Some excellent bird-action for ornithologists too, although I'm not sure the fisherman would approve of the heron we spotted on day one! Disappointed we didn't see the horseshoe bats but we were out of season. If you go in the winter months, we suggest a torch as although the site has good lighting, there are inevitably some dark bits. This is a good location, within easy driving distance of Bigbury Bay, Slapton Sands, Hope Bay, Salcombe and Dartmoor. The agent was easily contactable and helpful when we needed a light fixed too. All in all a very nice Wintry stay. Thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely place, had everything we needed and very relaxing.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Perfect for two young families to stay over the New Year period, all child friendly including stairs gates and excellent layout on the ground floor as all open plan. Highly recommend!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016