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Forge Cottage

Dittisham, Devon (Ref. 1066259)


Coast & Country Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Paul

    “Forge cottage is a beautiful period cottage.”

    It is spacious and cosy with a good layout and lovely and clean throughout. It has a few quirky features as you would expect with a house this old which add to the character. ...

    It is spacious and cosy with a good layout and lovely and clean throughout. It has a few quirky features as you would expect with a house this old which add to the character. The bed is soft and very comfortable and we had good nights’ sleep in it. Previous comments mention that you feel like you are falling out of bed. The reason is that the floor slopes slightly and therefore so does the bed. I put a couple of blocks under one side and it was great! The toilet is unusual in that the seat is weighted to stay up (fine for blokes!). The bio mass boiler is interesting and needs to fire up to get hot water and heating (although there is an immersion heater, it didn’t seem to do anything). You need to be able to lift a sack of pellets from the shed to the house and lift it up to pour in to the boiler, so need to be strong. The stairs are quite steep but fine and add to the charm. Wouldn’t recommend them for small children or the infirm however. The internet was broken and I reported it every other day but it wasn’t fixed before we left, although the owner did try. Coast and Country / Sykes were helpful but you need to liaise directly with the Dartmouth office and the number they give you is for a central call centre where they won’t put you through to the Dartmouth office so you end up repeating yourself when they phone back. There was no welcome basket as we have had in other cottages and very limited provisions, so take your own cooking oil, pepper, tea and coffee. Also take your own cleaning cloths, washing up liquid, pan scourer, black bin liners. Also take your own Cafetière if you want one. The instructions in the book are out of date and confusing, especially around rubbish disposal, so we have added some notes to correct this. All in all we had a great holiday with plenty to see and do nearby. We recommend the boat trip from Dittisham to Dartmouth!

    - Paul, September 2021


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x children's bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Biomass central heating with immersion heater and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge and freezer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed paved garden opposite front of cottage
  • One dog is permitted at a charge of £25 per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 1.4 miles

The property

Resting in the charming hamlet of Capton where thatched cottages and winding streets are commonplace, is this traditional mid-terrace dwelling, Forge cottage.

Retaining its rustic and traditional style, expect to find original timber beams, bespoke furnishings and a homely atmosphere, sleeping two adults and two children it’s perfect for a tranquil family holiday to Devon.

Take in the pretty exterior of this pale green cottage with pastel blue windows and a neighbouring thatched roof cottage, before stepping back in time through the stable door.

Be welcomed into the cottage kitchen to find the essentials for home cooking, an electric oven, hob and a fridge with freezer box, amidst the old wooden sideboard, shelves and worktops, whilst a long dining table with chairs and a bench seat rest in the corner.

Take a step up into the sitting room, passing the windows adorned with quaint, vintage shutters, and relax on one of the two armchairs or the sofa while the woodburning stove that rests perfectly within the fireplace warms you as you enjoy watching TV.

Climb the bespoke wooden stairs up to the first floor, passing the vintage metal signs decorating the walls beneath the skylight, before coming to the first bedroom boasting a king-size bed and unique wooden storage shelves and hanging space, along with a cute reading corner home to an armchair.

A stair ladder in here and on the landing, the second now converted to a book shelf, leads up to the second floor which is prohibited to guests due to the steep nature of the steps, however they still provide charming features to this already quirky dwelling.

Completing the first floor is the lovely children's bunk room with fitted bunk beds, shelves for storage and a pretty armchair, along with the wooden panelled family bathroom boasting a bath, separated shower and an unusual novelty of a 'gentleman's toilet'.

Mornings and evenings can be spent soaking up the warm weather in your private south facing paved garden opposite the cottage, with furniture for alfresco dining whilst the linhay next to the off-road parking space provides excellent storage for bikes, kayaks and outdoor gear!

The pretty village of Capton is a tranquil base for your South Hams adventures, with the lovely village of Dittisham providing the nearest village store for all your essentials, along with The Red Lion Inn, Anchorside Café and its own FBI, the pink Ferry Boat Inn, all offering excellent watering holes and delicious food.

Enjoy an exciting day out with your family at Woodland's Family Theme Fark, just under three miles away, where rides and attractions await you, along with indoor and outdoor play areas and a fantastic farm zoo with cute meerkats and even falconry displays!

Back in Dittisham you can venture out onto the River Dart with boat and canoe hire available, or head south to the bustling town of Dartmouth where the busy streets line the hillside overlooking the harbour and the picturesque village of Kingswear across the water.

Take a sea safari out to sea or simply explore the River Dart before coming back to the town to visit the historic Dartmouth Castle standing in its imposing position guarding the mouth of the river, with Bayard's Cove Fort and Dartmouth Museum worth visiting too.

Spend a day on the coast at the Blue Flag award winning Blackpool Sands, home to a shingle beach within a beautiful sheltered bay with a bathing raft, lots of watersporting opportunities and summer lifeguards.

From here take a little walk along the South West Coast Path to stretch your legs, or set aside a whole day for a trek along the coast taking in the gorgeous scenery, coming across secluded coves and admiring the quaint coastal villages of Devon.

Make memories to last a lifetime with your nearest and dearest at Forge Cottage in Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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.

Property suitable for 2 adults and 2 children - bunk beds only suitable for children

Please note the staircase to the first floor is steep with deep treads.

Children not to be left unattended in the garden as there is a dried stream that runs through it

No access is permitted to the top floor due to steep access

Heating and hot water is operated by a Biomass pellet burning stove and guests will need to top this up daily. Full instructions will be in the property on you arrival.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute