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Curlew Cottage   -   Character cottage with superb river views


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Curlew Cottage is a picturesque holiday cottage with stunning views of the river and surrounding valley from the garden, conservatory, and master bedroom. In the delightful waterside village of Dittisham, Curlew is pet friendly and perfectly equipped for four guests to enjoy a relaxing self-catering holiday. It’s just a short walk to the village and the quay, where you can catch the ferries to Dartmouth and Greenway or stay and enjoy the locally renowned Anchorstone Café and Ferry Boat Inn.


The front door opens into a small entrance hall with space for coats and boots and leads to a cosy lounge with a brick fireplace and open fire, a sofa and two armchairs, and a TV with DVD.

Steps down from the lounge lead to the very well-equipped kitchen-diner, with a tiled floor, oven, hob and extractor, integrated fridge-freezer, microwave, and dining area. A door from the kitchen opens into the conservatory with an additional dining area and views over the garden and river. The conservatory also houses the washer-dryer.

A narrow, twisting staircase from the sitting room takes you up to the two bedrooms and a bathroom. The en-suite master bedroom has fantastic views of the river and features an iron bedstead. There is a small adjoining dressing room.

The second bedroom has twin iron beds and a feature fireplace. The family bathroom has a bath with an overhead shower. There's also a small WC at the bottom of the stairs.

There's electric heating and an open fire. One basket of logs is provided between October and the end of April.


The garden at the rear features well-tended flowerbeds, a lawn and lovely views of the river. A paved area with garden furniture lets you to make the most of this picturesque setting.


There is no private parking at the cottage, but you can pull up outside to unload, and there are a few unrestricted spaces just along the road and ample free unrestricted parking around the corner on Riverside Road.


The village pub, The Red Lion, is a 2-minute walk up the road. The Red Lion also hosts the village shop and post office. A 10-minute walk will take you to The Quay where you will find the Ferry Boat Inn and The Anchorstone Cafe, as well as ferries to Greenway and Dartmouth.

Dittisham truly is a Devon gem. Nestled a few miles upstream from Dartmouth, this unspoiled and tranquil village is perfect for a relaxing riverside break and really makes the most of its waterside location. Watersports, fishing, sailing, paddle boarding and leisurely river rides are on your doorstep. Or why not hire a boat and explore the valley at your own pace?

On land, the shoreline meadow makes for a perfect picnic spot. Downstream by the jetty is The Ferry Boat Inn – drink and dine while enjoying picture-perfect views across the river valley beyond. It’s also where you can hire a canoe or kayak and paddle the river’s shallower waters.

Dittisham is also superbly connected by river to the Dart Valley’s must-see villages, towns, and attractions. Year-round frequent ferries take you to the historic port of Dartmouth, picturesque Kingswear and the eclectic charms of Totnes. And, just across the river on the opposite bank, a quick boat trip takes you to Agatha Christie’s resplendent Greenway holiday home and gardens, now cared for by the National Trust, and an idyllic day out.

"A really nice place to stay for a few days, well equipped cottage. Very tranquil place with charm to rest and relax. Nice walks in the area." - Pauline - August 2023

"Cottage certainly lived up to expectations. Helped by the sunny and warm weather during our stay, we loved our two weeks here. View from the garden is simply stunning, cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the beautiful River Dart, using the little and bigger ferries on the river to get to and from Greenway and Dartmouth. So much to see and do in this beautiful part of the country. We will be back!" - Mark - June 2023

"We’ve stayed at many places around the United States and around the world, and Curlew Cottage in Dittisham is one of the nicest places we’ve ever stayed. The house is so extremely well appointed. The kitchen had all the dishes and pots and pans and utensils you could ever want. The appliances were all modern. Cleaning supplies and laundry detergent was supplied. The bathrooms were spotless and well supplied, too. We spent much of our 5 days there sitting in the sun room or out in the back garden. Others have commented on the steep stairs to the bedrooms. My wife and I are pushing 80 and they didn’t bother us. The village of Dittisham is kind of small and isolated. But we enjoyed strolling around the village and taking trips to places like Dartmouth, Brixham, and Looe. One word of warning. The roads leading into and out of Dittisham are frequently just one narrow lane. And it could be kind of scary negotiating those narrow lanes with traffic coming the opposite way." - Thomas - May 2023

"Fantastic cottage with great views of the Dart Estuary Spotlessly clean cottage and well equipped. Lovely conservatory for use on Warner days" - Goodwin - February 2022

Curlew is our current favourite - fantastic view, comfortable and well-equipped. A few suggestions: a dishwasher would be great / hot water for bath requires Immersion heater to be on permanent. A hose pipe would be useful ( dog spray down in garden )" - Slocombe - October 2021.

"Curlew Cottage was exactly how it had been described - there was nothing disappointing about it at all and I wanted for nothing more while I was there - except maybe for larger bath towels! It was perfectly equipped for 4 people, you wouldn't have wanted anyone over for supper as it really was catered just for 4. The quality of the sheets were so nice which really makes a difference and the pillows very comfortable. It was a great place to write - which is why I was there for nearly a month. Very peaceful and lovely walks. I would highly recommend. My 83 year old Mum came and stayed and I would say that the hills back-up from the river were too much for her and she is very fit." - Keeling - July 2021

"A peaceful retreat with wonderful river view.Good to return to its quiet location at the end of a day spent visiting old haunts. A comfortable and well equipped cottage and the swifts circling at dusk were a special treat." - Damerell - July 2021

"We had a really relaxing couple of weeks at Curlew Cottage. The location was really close to the centre of Dittisham but still very quiet and the view from the garden as spectacular as before. The cottage was really clean and well presented with everything that we needed for our holiday." - Peter - June 2021

"This was our second time to Curlew cottage. It is well presented internally and has a lovely garden with the most amazing views of the river Dart. Upstairs has two good size bedrooms with luxurious White Co bedding, so beds are really comfortable. The stairs are very steep which is nice and quirky and makes you appreciate how old the property is, but May not be suitable for elderly or very young children. Downstairs the lounge is a bit dark, but on both stays we have never used the lounge as the property has a wonderful conservatory at the back - who wants to sit and watch TV when you can spend your evening watching the wide variety of birds fly past and enjoy what’s happening on the river below." - Karen - May 2021

"Lovely location.and of course views.parking was easy close to cottage. Could not find any house instructions so unable to recycle as did not know collection days. But a relaxing break." Sarah - September 2020

"We had a great stay for the week beginning 21st August. The phenomenal views over the Dart from the back of the house make the stay memorable. The conservatory was ideal for feeding baby, distance working (wifi was satisfactory) and evening meals. The kitchen radiator and the bathroom towel rail provided the perfect heat to dry out baby clothes and wet raincoats. Wonderful hot water and kitchen layout were comfortable. Induction cooker takes time to get used to if not familiar with it. Some of us found the bath plug a bit confusing. Slight lack of cooking things and cups etc due to Covid 19 arrangements. Nice privacy in the back garden, we were in and out and around and it was a welcome space and of course the view. Sometimes we parked in Riverside Road and at times we were able to park near the house which was handy for packing up." Rosalind - August 2020

"We had a lovely week in Curlew Cottage. It’s a perfect location overlooking the river Dart ,we spent most evenings having dinner in the conservatory with stunning views and we also enjoyed having a drink in the nicely kept little garden too The cottage was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Some things had been taken away due to Covid but it didn’t matter. We would def return and stay there again, hopefully next year." Paul - July 2020

“Stunning property and fantastic views over the River Dart. Wonderful holiday cottage with once again excellent and professional service from Dart Valley Cottages. The property was stunning with wonderful views over the River Dart. The property had everything you needed and was well placed to walk into the pretty village of Dittisham. On arrival there was a tea tray set with shortbread biscuits which we felt was a lovely touch. Every room was spotlessly clean and the garden a delight too.” Janine 1 -5 November 2019

“Perfect short break. Curlew Cottage was perfect. It was presented to a very high standard with everything we needed and more. We had 4 perfect nights sleep in a very comfortable bed with beautiful linen. The view from the garden and the back bedroom window was stunning. It was just a shame that the weather was awful for the whole of our stay….We want to go back when we can take advantage of the garden and conservatory to enjoy the peace and amazing views of the beautiful River Dart.” Angela 28 October – 1 November 2019

“Charming terraced cottage. We found the cottage in excellent condition, bedding and towels of a high standard, kitchen was well equipped. Parking in Dittisham can be challenging but fortunately we always managed to find a spot nearby.” Agata – 27 September 2019

“Location outstanding – a very comfortable spotlessly clean dog friendly cottage. Last minute booking then a change of accommodation but we were so glad it was changed. Fabulous cottage with outstanding views. Spotlessly clean with quality bed linen and towels. Weather was mixed for us but having the conservatory was a real bonus, watching the tidal changes in the estuary, the wildlife and the weather was so relaxing. Who needs a screen. Curlew cottage was thoughtfully equipped for all your needs. Friendly locals in a very pretty village on the doorstep to so many stunning places to see, too many to choose from. Ronnie the black lab was very happy but exhausted and it was so lovely to stay in quality accommodation with your dog and be welcome with him in so many other places. The booking process was very straightforward and we would definitely consider using Dart Valley Cottages again. Thank you.” Jane – 23-27 September 2019

“This was our first booking with Dart Valley Cottages and we were pleasantly surprised. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and had fantastic views over the river Dart. The village of Dittisham is lovely and quiet although quite steep in places.” Paul – 13-20 September 2019

“It would be hard to find anything but praise for this beautiful cottage with stunning views.The decor and quality of the equipment was probably the best in our experience and would be difficult to beat. Dittisham is in an area of outstanding natural beauty but you do need to be reasonably mobile to achieve maximum enjoyment from this holiday.” D B Grimble – 6-13 September 2019

“Everything met our expectations. The cottage is in a lovely position with great views across the Dart estuary. Everything to a high standard including conservatory and small garden with patio.” John – 30 August – 6 September 2019

“This is our 3rd visit to Curlew! We were here on honeymoon in March 2015 and then again in October 2015 when we where expecting our first child – Edward now 3 years old!!! The Cottage is as lovely as ever and it has been very special to revisit all our special places and to be able to enjoy the garden our first summer visit!! The cottage is as spotlessly clean and comfortable as ever. Emma, Ian and Edward 18-26 July 2019

“My sister and I had a lovely break in Curlew Cottage. It’s very pretty and comfortable and we had glorious weather and so spent our breakfasts and evenings in the garden enjoying the wonderful views. We heard curlews every evening and were treated to spellbinding aerial displays from the swifts. The conservatory was a real boon. All in all a delightful cottage.” Penny – 5-12 July 2019

“What a lovely, characterful, comfortable cottage with a view to die for. Could recommend the area highly. Dittisham is the most wonderful place, the cottage a fabulous, charming bolthole and the view to die for…” Adrian, Rebecca and Hugo the dog – 28 June – 5 July 2019

“We’ve had a lovely week in Dittisham and Curlew Cottage has the most wonderful views. This is the holiday here and we hope to be back” Tracey and David – 21-28 June 2019

“Relaxation from the minute we walked through the door. The cottage itself is beautifully decorated, so well equipped and spotlessly clean. But the view – fantastic at all times of day and in all weathers. This was our third visit for good reason – we can’t think of a better place to relax and unwind. Dittisham itself is delightful and there is always something to do or watch on the river – also very dog friendly. The cottage is full of character , very comfortable and has the most amazing little garden and spectacular views of the ever changing River Dart – cannot wait to return next year” Peter and Lisa- 31 May – 14 June 2019

“A lovely cosy cottage with spectacular views – very homely” Dawn, Tony, Alisha, Daisy and Mollie – 24-31 May 2019

“Great cottage with fantastic views. We stayed at Curlew Cottage late May and luckily had great weather. Cottage is lovely, really well decorated and clean and spectacular views of the river Dart from the conservatory. Nice little garden with good furniture. Great location in Dittisham, can thoroughly recommend it. Have stayed in a few cottages in Dittisham and this id the best. We have not had the TV on once as we have just loved spending our evenings in the conservatory watching and listening to the wildlife including an owl flying straight over us and a long eared mouse coming past. Hope to return” Karen and Jim – 17-24 May 2019

“This cottage is beautiful. What an amazing view. We had a wonderful week here. Enjoyed our days out visiting Greenway, Dartmouth and Dartmoor etc but the best part of our holiday was sitting watching the beautiful view. We will definitely return. Thank you” Pamela, Ron and Bertie (the black cockapoo) – 10-17 May 2019

“Lovely week in Cottage with a beautiful view. Enjoyed lots of walks.” Jude, Nick and Henry (the Chocolate Lab) – 26 April – 3 May 2019

“Another lovely stay at Curlew Cottage. We felt our shoulders drop as we arrived! This is the second time we have stayed at this lovely cottage in the lovely village of Dittisham. It is so peaceful and relaxing with fantastic views of the Dart. We stayed with our two children and our dog. There are some really lovely walks to enjoy in the area. We will be returning again” Nicola, Steve, Lewis ad Joe – 12-19 April 2019

“Lovely cottage with views of the Dart Valley. Very comfortable cottage in a great village location with views across the beautiful River Dart to Stoke Gabriel. The cottage is very clean, warm, cosy and furnished to a high specification. There are some great books about the local area which we enjoyed reading by the log fire. Within easy walking distance to pubs, shop and restaurant in Dittisham. Good access to many great walks, South Hams beaches, Dartmouth, Dartmoor. … we would highly recommend a stay in this cottage and hope to book another stay soon” Claire – 1-8 March 2019

“Curlew Cottage is just a beautiful cottage. We have absolutely loved staying here,. It is so comfortable and totally relaxing with the most beautiful view in a sunny Devon location and we’ve had incredible weather. We could not have asked for anymore – a huge thank you to the owners xxxx” Simon and Angie – 23-28 February 2019

“A lovely characterful cottage – cosy and warm and very well-equipped. Beautiful views over the estuary. We stayed in December but it would be wonderful to stay in summer and use the garden overlooking the river. We loved this beautiful cottage and its stunning views. It is well equipped and immaculately clean! Thank you for the extremely generous box of lovely local delicacies. A fantastic little mini break. Many thanks” Rebecca, Martin, lia and Eva – 29 December 2018 – 1 January 2019

“We love Dittisham and so lovely to be able to stay in the village in such a beautiful cottage. Five star cottage with beautiful views. Very relaxing stay for 3 nights. Lots of crabbing on the Quay and fantastic weather too” Mark, Sara, Millie, Livvy and Maisy (the dog) – 24-27 October 2018

“What a gorgeous cottage! We loved it here. We have walked and walked! .. Red Lion a great place to enjoy an evening, food good and bar staff very friendly and dog friendly too. All in all a fabulous holiday and one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in” Russel, Tracy and Bartie (the dog) 21-28 September 2018

“Thank you for a fabulous goodie bag and enjoyable stay!” 24 August 2018

“We had a beautiful stay at Curlew Cottage. Beautiful view, comfortable and ideal base for touring the area. Thank you for the cookies and milk” Ralph and Nivena – August 2018

“We have absolutely loved our time here! We’ve visited all of the lovely villages and beaches around here and had a wonderful time. The house has provided us with everything we have needed. We’ve had such an amazing time” Ali, Johny, Louis and Maeve – August 2018

“Another fabulous stay in this cute little cottage. Always great to come back to, as is Ditsum!! Our 10th year of visiting and we still adore it!!” Mandy, Kevin, Charlie and Alfie and Sid the dog – 20 July -3 August 2018

“Lovely cottage, amazing views. Thank you for all the thoughful additions. Much appreciated. Had two very relaxing weeks. We and our chocolate labrador, Willow, enjoyed the walks and sitting in the garden”Chilling”. Like the house martins – we will be back!” Richard, Liz and Willow – 6 – 20 July 2018

“We had a blissful week! The cottage is so beautiful and th view is spectacular. We wish we could take it home with us! Thank you so much! xxx” Jane, Richard, Freddie and Louisa – 1 July 2018

“Beautiful cottage. Fantastic views. Lovely weather. Fantastic views at night.” 15-22 June 2018

“Also our second visit and everything as beautiful as we remembered. Wonderful welcome and the cottage relaxing and full of character. Spent much time in the garden watching life and activity on the estuary. Such amazing views. Many thanks” Peter, Lisa, Hattie, Verity and Dodle dog – 1-18 June 2018

“Wonderful to return to Curlew Cottage for our second visit. The garden was looking even more beautiful and we enjoyed the views and the wildlife” Brenda and Ed – 25 May – 1 June 2018

“Thank you for sharing your beautiful – Immaculately presented cottage.Thank you for the most efficient cleaners. Biscuits, milk and tea greatly appreciated. Attempted to paint the view!!! Home now for rest and recuperation” Thelma and Derek – 11-18 May 2018

“We have had a lovely stay. Biscuits, milk and teato greet us. Fabulous views from the garden. A sunny week! Top quality bedding and utensils. Great place to stay. ***** 5 Stars!” Mary, Cousin Jeanette and Millie the Collie – 8 May 2018

“We had a lovely stay here particularly love the garden. Cottage very well equipped. Thank you for the biscuits and milk” Diane, Gordon, Clemmie and Daisy Dog – 13 April 2018

“Thank you for a wonderful first experience fo Curlew Cottage and Dittisham. We’ve had a lovely relaxing week and have really enjoyed the blissful peace of your garden. The FBI has become our second home – good food and a great place to watch Isabel crabbing. Your cottage is very beautiful – everything you need and more. We’ll definately be back! xxx” Nikkie, Paul, Isabel and Maddie (the pup) – 26 August – 2 September 2017

“Such a great cottage and what a view your lovely garden has! You will be pleased to know the dog respected it! On two nights sunsets and stars where amazing on rainy days. Thank you for your good DVD collection. Kitchen set up was great as mum and I love to cook! and the back room perfect to contain dog from the rest of your lovely home. Love your house. I hope to stay again” Rachael, Eleanor and boots the dog – July 2017

“What a beautiful cottage. What an amazing location. It was a joy to open our bedroom window in the morning and admire such an idllic view. We loved sitting in teh garden and eating our meals in the conservatory” Susanne, Daniele and Annalisa – 8-15 July 2017

“Thanks to Eldine for the recommendation. We had a much needed relaxing week in Curlew Cottage. Most of all enjoyed relaxing with the most beautiful views. Thanks” – Peter and James – May 2017

“We’ve had a wonderful time in a well equipped and cosy cottage. Wonderful view! We hope to be back next year” – Mandy, Mark, Desna and Alison – 4-11 March 2017

“Cosy cottage. Beautiful views from the garden. This being our ninth visit to Dittisham so no surprises but always a wonderful base” – Linda and Kevin plus Holly Dog – 27 December 2016 – 2 January 2017

“My second stay in Curlew Cottage – we all love the cottage. I came to Dittisham every year on holiday when I was little and it brings back so many lovely memories. Curlew Cottage is beautiful – so home from home – we love it here and we will be back” – The Allans – 5-8 November 2016

“A beautiful cottage – we felt right at home – will return” – The Lynthams – 22-29 October

“Our second stay in the wonderful ‘home from home’ cottage. We’ve had an amazing week – so much to see and do locally” – The Birtles – 1-10 October 2016

“We have had a really happy week in this cosy and comfortable cottage. – Thank you!” Rosalind, William, George and Savana (the Dog) – 24 September – 1 October 2016

“Had a lovely week here in your cosy cottage. A joy to not need to use the car. The views are fabulous and luckily the weather has been good enough to enjoy sitting in the tranquil garden. Hope to come again. Thank you.” – Sue, Rosemary and Max (the dog) – 17-24 September 2016

“We have read the previous reviews and can only endorse what has been written. A well kept cottage in a glorious position. Hope to come again. Thank you for the doggy treats” – Jackie and Colin and Fern and Holly the dogs – 3-10 September 2016

“Had a lovely week in a very comfortable cosy cottage. So well equipped with everything you should need. We enjoyed full sun in the pretty garden with a beautiful view” – Carly, Glen, Freya and Evie and Emmy (the dog) – July 2016

“Fantastic location with amazing views and such a lovely and quiet week away from city life! We hope to return. Thanks” – Maggie, Mark and Freddie – July 2016

“A simply delightful cottage with beautiful views and a great location. The Cottage is furnished and fitted to a high standard which all makes for a very comfortable stay. The peace and quiet was perfect. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our week at Curlew Cottage” – Anne, Eleanor and Imogen – 2-9 July 2016

“This was our first stay in Curlew Cottage. What a beautiful place with the most wonderful view. Because the weather was so good we made full use of the garden” – Jo, Ian, Will and Flo – 28 May 2016

“Another lovely week in this cottage with the most glorious view” – Brett and Patricia and Rory, James and Caroline – 21 May 2016

“Beautiful cottage – we loved it and the weather was lovely. Have been staying in Dittisham since I was a child and this is one of the loveliest cottages I have stayed in. Buddy my chocolate Labrador was very happy with the treats. Thank you for a lovely long weekend” – Barbara – 8 May 2016

“Wild garlic, primrose, bluebells, all in abundance along the hedgerows and stonewalls – such a beautiful time to visit here. We were very comfortable in Curlew Cottage with its glorious view to the river Dart – which was ever changing and fascinating. Impressed with the friendliness of the locals” – John and Airling, Mike and Sue – 23-30 April 2016

“The cottage was beautiful and immaculately presented, with fabulous views of the Dart” – Mark – 2-9 April 2016

“A wonderful cottage, with amazing views. Very well equipped and everything explained clearly. Thank you for the fresh flowers, milk and biscuits – a lovely start to our holiday” – Katherine, Nigel, Ella and Jack – March/April 2016

“This was a long awaited break after 2 years of illness – just what the doctor ordered! Beautiful, Serene, Magical. A stunning cottage in a fabulous place” – Carol and John – March 2016

“Lovely cottage, very well equipped, comfortable beds, good bed linen, plenty of towels, gorgeous views – all in all a perfect little cottage. We are well impressed with your company and brochure – we will use your company again!” – Sharon – 13-20 February 2016

“Wow, what a gorgeous cottage, so well appointed and with wonderful views. We’ve had a lovely week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Very many thanks” – Sue and Ken – 15-22 November 2015

“We were here on honeymoon in March this year and we loved it so much in Curlew and Dittisham that we booked to come again straightaway. We have had another magical week in this special place – a real home from home. We are already planning another visit for next year with our newborn (March!) or perhaps a ‘babymoon’ in February if we dare. Thank you for creating such a beautiful place” – Emma and Ian – 24-31 October 2015

“A beautiful place to stay. Great location, very comfortable and well equipped. Lovely area to explore – would definitely recommend” – Graeme and Nicky – 3-10 October 2015

“Our second visit to Curlew Cottage, with probably the bet view in the whole of Devon! Curlew is a delightful cottage in a perfect setting! So glad the owners are happy to share it. Already decided that we will be back next year!!!” – Allen and Jackie & Holly the Lab – 26 September – 3 October 2015

“Beautiful cottage, so well appointed, so cosy and comfortable. Lovely sitting with stunning views. Have stayed in lots of other accommodation both home and abroad and Curlew Cottage is equipped to a very high standard in comparison. Definitely the best ever” – Liz and Ray – 19-26 September 2015

“What a well presented ad more than well equipped cottage. Lovely and clean with great attention to detail – the little things make all the difference, like the tea tray and biscuits waiting on the kitchen table! What a bonus the conservatory is to enjoy the spectacular view – and appreciate the binoculars too – another nice touch. We have had a lovely week here – Thank you so much” – Ian and Beryl 12-19 September 2015

“Our first but not our last! We fell in love with Dittisham 5 years ago and have now found the best cottage. We will return next year to the jewel! Thank you! xxx” – Dom, Julie, Lydia, Evie and Poppy and Bella the dogs – 29 August – 5 September 2015

“What more can we say about the view – fantastic! Delightfully furnished cottage, comfortable beds, great DVD collection! Provided everything and more we required. Thank you for the use of your lovely cottage” – Andrea, Peter, Harley, Ann and Stan – 22-29 August 2015

“Many thanks for a wonderful stay in probably the best cottage. We’ve ever stayed in” – The Lawrie Family and Labrador – 8-22 August 2015

“We have enjoyed many holidays down in South Devon but this by far has been the best. The Cottage is in such a beautiful spot. Our two spaniels have enjoyed all the walks and water as we have too. The views from the garden complete it all.. We will be back to Dittisham again. It was super. We had a lovely time. Thanks” – The Ashby’s – 1-8 August 2015

“Another memorable stay in this fabulous cottage. We’ll see you very soon! Many thanks” – Mandy, Kevin, Charlie, Alfie and Sid the dog – 4-25 July 2015

“We have stayed in many cottages in different parts of the UK. This in our view is the best place we have ever stayed in. The combination of the view, ambience, facilities, equipment, décor, furnishings and attention to detail (the torches on the bedside tables), made our stay a great experience. Many thanks” – John and Maggie 27 June – 4 July 2015

“Curlew Cottage is a highly recommended property with spectacular views and location. A really lovely cottage and garden , amazing views and wonderful weather – what more could we want. We would love to come here again” – Sylvia and Stephen and Lisa and Merlin the dogs – 20-27 June 2015

“We have had a perfect week at your lovely cottage. Beautiful location. We have enjoyed ever minute and will miss the garden and views. The cottage has been tastefully furnished to a high spec and very comfortable. Thank you so much” – Patricia, Brett, John and Rory – the Westie – 13-20 June 2016

“What a beautiful cottage that is well looked after and loved – that was our first thought when we come inside. Surrounded by its own piece of heaven. What a place of peace. Who could ask for more. We will return” – Jan and Paul and Daisy the Boxer – 6-13 June 2015

“This is our second visit to this beautiful peaceful cottage and we loved everything about it” – Susan – 30 May – 6 June 2015

“We have had a lovely week here in Curlew sitting on the terrace looking at the Fab views. We would love to come again” – Carol, John and Joanne – 23-30 May 2015

“Have spent a wonderful week here. Cottage delightful, so well equipped and clean! with exquisite views. Will definitely come again.” – Anne, John and Ellie – 16-23 May 2015

“Just writing to let you know how much we enjoyed our week at Curlew Cottage. Think it is our 6th holiday in Dittisham with your company and this cottage was definitely the best so far. We’re already looking at booking again before word gets about! The setting and the garden were just beautiful. Loved the way the owners had retained the quirkiness and charm of the old cottage with their own individual touches, interesting prints, details, books etc. It is the sort of cottage where you knew you could find everything you wanted and excellent quality. So good to have a well equipped kitchen with all the odds and ends you forget to bring, even binoculars! Thanks to the owners on our behalf” – Sally & Bob – 18-25 April 2015

“Wonderful cottage, wonderful views and a wonderful break away from the busy city of Birmingham. We will miss the peace and quiet and of course the view. The biscuits where a lovely thought especially the ones for our dog. Thanks for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. We hope to be back someday soon” – Rachel, Ian, Charlotte, Emma and Tippy (the Dog) – April 2015

“Here on honeymoon! A wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage. We wished we had booked 2 weeks. Lovely interior here and we will be back!!! Thank you” Emma and Ian 28 March – 4 April 2015

“Wonderful stay and very well appointed cottage. Would recommend to others” – The Souter Family – 14-23 March 2015

“A beautiful cottage and glorious views. A splendidly equipped cottage – better than we’ve ever been in!! Thank you for everything” – Maureen and Bill – 7-13 March 2015

“We came in the murky depths of January for 4 nights to recover from a busy family Christmas. The Cottage is beautifully appointed and finished with care and love – and the views!! – we could just have sat all day and looked! Back soon!” – Cliff, Jane and Poppy the Bichon – January 2015

“Yet another fantastic week in this beautiful village. First time in Curlew – what a gorgeous little gem stunning views. We will be back soon” – Tracy and Paul – November 2014

“It’s been a lovely few days in your pretty, comfortable cottage. Thank you” – Shirley and Stella – November 2014

“You’ve done a fantastic job with this cottage. So nice to have good radios! Lovely – thank you” Allie, Nick and Alex – Oct – November 2014

“We loved Curlew Cottage. It was in a delightful position. We hope to be able to book this cottage again next year at a similar time” – Allen and Jackie – 27 September – 4 October 2014

“This cottage and village is so delightful – such a peaceful and tranquil place with no traffic noise. Just birds singing. Thank you for all the lovely things you have provided to make our stay so comfortable. Bery well equipped. Am sure we will be back. The Garden was lovely and safe for the dogs.” – Lisa, Gary and Nell and Darcy (the dogs) – 20 – 27 September 2014

“Beautiful cottage with outstanding views. We had a fantastic week in Dittisham, loved the village and the beautiful cottage. We booked last minute having seen the photos online – the view was so much better and what a delight the cottage was. Spent a few nights on the patio taking in the spectacular view! Décor tastefully done and everything we needed. What a pleasure. Thank you we will definitely be back!” – Susan and Graham – 6-13 September 2014

“Lovely location and cottage. We have enjoyed a very peaceful week and have appreciated all the care that has gone into making Curlew Cottage such a lovely home. We would love to stay longer next time!” – Tracey 30 August – 6 September 2014

“Curlew was lovely. The view from the garden is amazing” – Ute – 14-21 June 2014

“What a find! What a view! What a shame I had to go. I will be back – thank you so much” – Cecil – May bank holiday 2014

“Very honoured to be the first guest and hope to be back gain very soon. The best view in Dittisham and cosiest cottage” – Fran – 18-21 April 2014

Dittisham truly is a Devon gem. Nestled a few miles upstream from Dartmouth, this unspoiled and tranquil village is perfect for a relaxing riverside break and really makes the most of its waterside location. Watersports, fishing, sailing, paddle boarding and leisurely river rides are on your doorstep. Or why not hire a boat and explore the valley at your own pace?

On land, the shoreline meadow makes for a perfect picnic spot. Downstream by the jetty is The Ferry Boat Inn – drink and dine while enjoying picture-perfect views across the river valley beyond. It’s also where you can hire a canoe or kayak and paddle the river’s shallower waters.

Dittisham is also superbly connected by river to the Dart Valley’s must-see villages, towns, and attractions. Year-round frequent ferries take you to the historic port of Dartmouth, picturesque Kingswear and the eclectic charms of Totnes. And, just across the river on the opposite bank, a quick boat trip takes you to Agatha Christie’s resplendent Greenway holiday home and gardens, now cared for by the National Trust, and an idyllic day out.

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