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Rafters is a 2 bedroom, dog-friendly cottage set in a peaceful South Hams valley near the beautiful beaches of Start Bay. It has a lovely enclosed, sunny garden with sliding patio doors which lead to an airy open-plan ground floor. The sitting, dining and kitchen areas all have ceramic tiled flooring, with a lovely view out to the garden.
Rafters is one of six holiday cottages at Dittiscombe near Slapton Village. It is a collection of pretty stone barns which nestle in a 20-acre conservation valley, all managed for the enjoyment of our guetss. Dogs are welcome here as there is plenty of space to walk and play safely in the garden and grounds. If Rafters is unavailable we may have another 2 bedroom, dog-friendly cottages for your selected dates so please call Ruth & Jon on 01548 521272 or visit our website where you'll find a live availability and booking page.
The sitting area features a stone-built fireplace and surround with a flame-effect electric fire and two two-seater sofas, coffee tables and footstool. There is a digital TV, DVD player, Ipod player with FM radio and bookshelves.
The fully-equipped kitchen area has a ceramic hob, microwave, electric oven and storage heater, and the dining area has an extending oak dining table and chairs.
The bathroom is on the ground floor and has a bath with electric shower over, an electric fan heater and storage heater, basin and toilet.
Upstairs there is a galleried landing which leads to the two bedrooms. The main bedroom has low, ancient rafters and a kingsize bed; the second bedroom has two single beds. Both bedrooms have storage heaters.
One step through the patio doors takes you to the fully enclosed level garden which is surrounded by trees, fuchsia hedges, climbers, a stone wall and fencing. Wooden tables, chairs and a bench all sit on a gravelled area with garden pots and climbers, with a further area of lawn in front. A wooden gate leads to Willows garden next door.
Other cottages at Dittiscombe: Buddleia (2 bedrooms, 2 dogs welcome). Dovecote (2 bedrooms, 2 dogs welcome), Willows (4 bedrooms, 2 dogs welcome), Honeysuckle (one bedroom, 1 dog welcome), The Owlery (1 bedroom, pet free).
By Stephanie & Chris on 10-Jul-2019
Second visit cottages have everything we need for a dog friendly holiday. Owners very helpful and very approachable Cottages and very comfortable and clean with special touches for dog owners Lovely walks in owners land.
By Mr & Mrs Hardacre on 11-Mar-2019
Welcome, friendly and helpful hosts. Very dog friendly. Excellent location and lovely cottage.
By Val & Derek With Tilly on 17-Nov-2018
Lovely cottage,very clean amazing setting so peaceful.Ruth and Jon have a gem of a place but Shhhh! dont tell people!
Absolutely fantastic week
By Rachel & Steph on 15-Sep-2018
Absolutely fantastic week. Rafters is beautiful, so comfy and clean. Lovely, welcoming hosts, beautiful area. Thank you!
Lovely countryside setting
By Vance Family on 18-Aug-2018
Beautiful cottages in a lovely countryside setting. Clean, well equipped and homely. We were made to feel very welcome on arrival and will definitely be going back again soon.
Grounds are superb
By Mr & Mrs Rigney on 05-Jun-2018
Grounds are superb, and contain a number of mown pathways along which to take a stroll any time of day. Grounds are secure for children and dogs. Adequate parking. Jon and Ruth very welcoming, and easy to speak with.
Friendly and helpful owners.
By Karen & Keith on 07-May-2018
Friendly and helpful owners. Cottage in peaceful rural location, Beautifully planted and maintained surroundings. Lovely walks from cottage and coastal path and dog friendly beaches short drive away (Slapton, Beesands, Hallsands).