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The Owlery

  • Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages
  • Slapton
  • Kingsbridge
  • Devon
  • TQ7 2QF
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Self Catering


  • Barbecue
  • Close to Beach
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Freeview
  • Garden
  • Garden - Open/semi-enclosed
  • Historic Romantic
  • Laundry Facilities
  • No Pets
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Other Accommodation On-site
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Rural Location
  • Self Catering
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks
  • Welcome Hamper
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower
  • Spa bath for two
  • Detached cottage
  • Private parking
  • Cosy wood burner

About this Holiday Cottage

Welcome to The Owlery Cottage in the heart of South Devon. Perfect for couples on a relaxing break, this charming one bedroom property is one of six at Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages and is surrounded by beautiful woodland and meadows. Our twenty acre private valley is the ideal base for exploring this stunning rural area and we are also located just two miles from the beautiful beaches of Start Bay.


The attractive open plan living area has wooden flooring, a wood burner stove, sofa, coffee tables, digital TV, a DVD player and iPod dock with FM radio. There is also a circular glass dining table for two and the kitchen is well appointed with an electric oven, hob and microwave. Shared laundry facilities can be found at our farm. 

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

Steps down from the sitting room lead into a luxury bathroom with spa bath for two complete with relaxing aquamassage jets. The bathroom also has a separate shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. The bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and is set on a galleried mezzanine level over the sitting room.


The lovely garden overlooks the pond and is partly gravelled and planted with sea-side loving plants. There is also a separate lawn area with raised shrub borders, climbing plants and a patio seating area. A further private lawn area looks up the valley, into the orchard and is ideal for birdwatching. 

Guests can also enjoy exploring our ten acres of grounds covering the valley which are home to woodland trails, grassland, nature filled streams and several ponds.

Other Things to Note

Bath and hand towels are provided at The Owlery we also supply a complimentary basket of logs for the wood burner. Further baskets can be purchased for £3 each. The rental charge includes oil fired central heating and electricity. Free Wi-Fi service is provided.

Guests can also enjoy a 25% discount at the Dartmouth Golf and Country Club with facilities including golf course, swimming pool and health and beauty salon. Further details are provided in the cottage.

Other Accommodation

The Owlery is one of six which we have available at Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages and is ideal for a romantic break or a couple with a young baby. Honeysuckle can also sleep two with space for a cot and we offer two cottages, Rafters and Buddleia which can sleep four + a cot. Dovecote Cottage can sleep either two or four people + a cot and our final cottage, Willow, is ideal for larger families and can accommodate six + a cot. 


Three night weekend and four night mid-week short breaks available during off peak times and start from £275 for a three night stay. The Owlery is not suitable for pets.

Around and About

Enjoy exploring the nearby historic village of Slapton, plenty of scenic walks or take part in a good range of watersports such as paddleboarding, sailing, swimming and surfing. Guests could also visit a host of National Trust houses and gardens or take a day trip to either Woodlands Leisure Park or the Plymouth Aquarium. 


From Totnes: take the A381 towards Kingsbridge. Continue through the villages of Harbertonford and Halwell and past the Totnes Cross Filling Station. About 1 mile after this turn left into the lane signposted Slapton and East Allington (the turning is on a sharp right-hand bend in the main road). Go down this road for approximately 3.3 miles then turn right signposted Dittiscombe.

After approximately 0.5 miles you will see on the right a sign for the Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre with wooden fencing and a private lane. Turn right here and with the horse stables and cream bungalow on your left continue down this private lane for 0.3 miles and the farmhouse will be found at the bottom by the gravel car park. Please call at the farmhouse for your keys and to be shown into your cottage.


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