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Berry Cottage

Dittisham, Devon (Ref. 995250)


Very good

Coast & Country Cottages rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

* Based on a combined average customer score

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55 Customer Review(s)

  • M

    “Wonderful ….”

    . what a find … what a place. With perfect weather this cottage & location is stunning and memorable. With careful planning and understanding of the tide ( not difficult ) access to the property is do able …… ...

    . what a find … what a place. With perfect weather this cottage & location is stunning and memorable. With careful planning and understanding of the tide ( not difficult ) access to the property is do able …… Great place - it’s just a ‘way of life ‘ . I found people very respectful of the ‘private’ quay. Enjoyed the ambiance of the Ferry Boat Inn - especially when on a beautiful evening , folk sat on the jetty , chatted and enjoyed their drinks. I wouldn’t hesitate to return - in fact , I am - 2023 !!

    - M, June 2022


  • Two bedrooms both en-suite: 1x King with freestanding bathtub (approx
  • 1200mm in length) with hand-held shower attachment, wash-hand basin, w.c., heated towel rail, shaver point and underfloor heating
  • 1 x Double bedroom with large walk-in shower (with rain head and regular shower fittings), wash-hand basin, w.c, heated towel rail, shaver point and underfloor heating
  • Sitting/dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Private terrace with large pre-cast concrete table and wooden bench seating.
  • Feature fireplace and wood-burning stove
  • Smart TV The dining room includes Bose iPod dock
  • Four-ring induction hob, integrated electric and microwave ovens, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Whilst there is no allocated parking at the cottage, spaces can usually be found on 'The Ham' nearby (approx 100m), or on 'The Level' at the top of the village
  • Wireless broadband internet available, and telephone for local and incoming calls (limited mobile coverage)
  • Strictly no smoking
  • One small, well-behaved (and well-managed!) dog is welcome
  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Guests will need to bring their own beach towels

The property

Berry Cottage is an immaculately presented Grade II listed waterfront retreat, situated on The Quay in the pretty village of Dittisham, boasting uninterrupted views across the River Dart.

This former 19th Century fisherman's cottage has been recently, sympathetically and extensively refurbished to create a luxurious, cosy dog-friendly holiday home over three levels, sleeping up to four people (children over 5 only). The cottage has a charming living/dining area, with original supporting beams, delightful views and a wood-burning stove.

Two steps lead up to the well-equipped and elegantly crafted kitchen.

A door leads out to the rear terrace and decking areas. An open staircase (with restricted head height in parts) leads up to the two en suite bedrooms.

Master bedroom has superb river views and King-size bed.

Narrow and relatively steep stairs lead up to an en suite built into the roof space above, with a freestanding tubby bathtub (approx. 1200mm in length).

Second bedroom is accessed via its own en suite which features a large walk-in shower.

Two steps lead up into the bedroom with double bed. To the rear of the cottage there are two flights of stone steps up to a private terrace.

A further set of stone steps offer access to a spacious wooden decking with chairs, table and sun loungers, plus river views.

A small dinghy can be moored outside the cottage.

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.

The Quay in Dittisham is accessed by one steep and narrow road (mostly one car width) only. Whilst it may be possible to park for a short period nearby to unload/load on arrival/departure this will be dependant on local tides and usage of the nearby pub and cafe. We advise guests to park at The Ham and carry luggage (preferably in small, soft bags not suitcases!) along The Quay to Berry Cottage. You can purchase weekly car parking tickets from the two car parks in Dittisham.

Property has five sets of narrow/steep stairs - may not be suitable for guests with health or access concerns.

For reasons of safety - including the proximity of the cottage to the waters edge, and steep internal staircases - children under 5 years of age are not permitted.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas