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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! 4.8/5
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    • 5 BA
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    House #6729555
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      Cottage #6816743
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        House #439067
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          Barn #6511932
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            Barn #8173054
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              Cottage #8148516
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                House #8173053
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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! 4.8/5
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                      • 2 BR
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                      Cottage #6476682
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Cottage #1944803
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                          Very Good! 4/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Bungalow #1841596
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            • Sleeps 7
                            Multiple rentals Apartment #8172356
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                            Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Barn #1633178
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                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Mobile Home #1900482
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #1652378
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                                  Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Cottage #8153650
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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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                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        Cottage #1983472
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
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                                          Apartment #8173914
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Mobile Home #6714319
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                                            Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Apartment #8155426
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                                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                House #1568411
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  • 4 BR
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                                                  Barn #866497
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 4 BR
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                                                    Villa #1980562
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                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                      Cottage #820088
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                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                        Cottage #6897
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #444353
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                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                            Cottage #1887463
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                                                            Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Cottage #6063187
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                Apartment #8066582
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                  House #1346119
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    House #1523737
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                                                                    Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Apartment #8169495
                                                                      12
                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Apartment #6541485
                                                                        5
                                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Bungalow #1796023
                                                                          10
                                                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #6522710
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                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #6727370
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                                                                                Good! 3.9/5
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                Apartment #6797372
                                                                                10
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                                                                                  Very Good! 4/5
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Chalet #8154868
                                                                                  10
                                                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (19 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Cottage #8165048
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                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      House #8110086
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                                                                                      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (21 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Barn #8052415
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                                                                                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Apartment #8131471
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                                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                                            Cabin #1952869
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                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #8092475
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
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                                                                                                Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Cottage #8133093
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #8169175
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #459118
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great place, great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed here in February half term, 2 adults and 3 children. The cottage was just amazing, very spacious, comfortable, beautifully decorated and welcoming. Kids loved it. The little one was happily entertained exploring the cupboard full of toys in the evenings, when we were at the cottage The location was perfect, close to Torquay and Dartmouth. We only stay for three days so we did not have enough time to do not even a quarter of the different places that were suggested in the welcoming folder. But for whatever reason we end up visiting Greenway, Agatha Christie's summer house, which is just very close to Dartmouth, taking the ferry. It was just lovely, the endless garden and the views. We have left the brochure close to your welcoming folder. Thank you very much, we really hope to go back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      We would thoroughly recommend The Coach House

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were really impressed with the way in which the whole of The Coach House has been fitted out, it has a really well equipped kitchen. Its a very cosy house, even we we visited in February, with a lovely wood burner. Its a brilliant location to explore Bantham, Thurlestone, Hope Cove and Salcombe and we would thoroughly recommend it and hope to visit again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent location, immaculately presented

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely cottage with everything needed for a holiday. Really good location and parking. Would stay again
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017