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Pipiriki   -   Spectacular views and outstanding garden in peaceful location


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Pipiriki is a fabulous, detached holiday home with truly spectacular views over the river and quayside from most rooms, as well as from the stunning garden – an acre of immaculately-landscaped lawn reaching to the riverbank. With three comfortable bedrooms for up to six guests, it’s the perfect escape for couples or families wanting tranquillity while within walking distance of the village shop, inns, riverside, and the many water-borne activities on offer. Plus, there’s parking for two cars.


A flight of stairs leads down from the parking space to the entrance and a parquet-floor hallway with plenty of space for coats and boots. A dual-aspect lounge offers fantastic views over the river towards the quayside. With comfortable sofas, a 43" smart TV and a DVD player make this is a great spot to unwind. A sun trap conservatory again has more panoramic views of the river and has access out onto the elevated patio with a table and chairs.

The dining room with a parquet floor offers more dual-aspect views and seating for six. The ground-floor kitchen has an electric hob, an eye-level double oven with a grill, fridge, dishwasher, and microwave. A utility room houses the fridge-freezer, washing machine and a cloakroom/WC with plenty of room to rinse wetsuits and wet weather gear.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and river views, as well as an en suite shower room with a walk-in shower (there are two steps down into the shower). The second bedroom is a twin with two single beds and dual-aspect windows with more of those fabulous river views. The third bedroom features a double bed and plenty of storage space.

There is also a family bathroom on this floor with a bath and overhead shower, as well as a separate WC.

A 'z-bed' is available for an extra child.

There's electric heating throughout.


The one-acre garden at the rear of the property is beautifully landscaped and stretches to the riverbank. Beautiful lawns and mature flowerbeds are well-kept year-round.


At the front of the house, there is off-road parking for one car and plenty of on-road parking.


Both of the village pubs are an equal walk away. The Red Lion is a 10-minute walk down Riverside Road, The Red Lion also hosts the village shop and post office. A 10 minute walk across The Ham will take you to The Quay where you will find the Ferry Boat Inn and The Anchorstone Café as well as ferries to the National Trust's Greenway house and gardens, and also to Dartmouth.


During peak season (May, June, July, and August) we need to keep to Friday changeovers and a minimum stay of 7 nights. However, please do contact us with any requests you may have, and we will accommodate them if at all possible.

Outside the peak season, we can be more flexible and don't need to keep to a Friday changeover.

Please get in touch if you need any advice or tips on places to visit, walks (we're right on the South West Coast Path), pubs and restaurants, etc.


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.

"We loved the house and garden with their magnificent views, and being able reach to the river along a short path at the bottom of the garden (we brought a paddleboard which could be launched there close to high tide). Also being so close to the centre of Dittisham, with its pubs and village shop that stocks local produce. As other reviewers have said, the house itself was a little faded, but that didn't get in the way of our enjoyment. So much to do in the area along the river and by the seaside, and fun to be able to get around by boat - but also a pleasure to spend time in the comfortable house with its views. We were a family of 5 (it might have been a bit of a squash to fit in 6 as the 3rd bedroom is quite small)." - Guest - August 2023

"My family has stayed at Pipiriki countless times; We're always happy to arrive and sad to leave. The house feels like a home, the views are sublime, the garden is completely wonderful, and the location second to none. Its the silence, long views of River, hills and woodland; and the homely feel of Pipiriki is relaxing, it doesnt have that corporate, could be any holiday house feel, we like its home from home aspects. If the weather is inclement, we sit in the comfortable sitting rooms and watch the life on the River; One of my family said, In a changing world, Pipiriki stays the same', we cant wait to return next year." - Kitty - August 2023

The accommodation was comfortable and had all the facilities and a well equipped kitchen. The views out over the river from the dining room, kitchen, lounge and conservatory were amazing. My mother-in-law of 90 years of age joined us for the week and she had a wonderful time and did not want to leave." - J Sutton - July 2023

"A comfortable house with magnificent views of the Dart. Very steep garden down to water.side. The Ferryboat Inn and Anchorstone cafe nearby and very good. Excellent location" - Gillian - June 2023

"Lovely stay again at this cottage in the beautiful village of Dittisham. This is the third visit. Lovely location and we can see the improvements each year to the cottage. The location is possibly the best in the village with amazing views from most rooms and in a village where parking is limited there is plenty easy parking just outside the cottage on Riverside Road." - Sue - April 2023

"The view from the property is mesmerising , the setting is wonderful and it’s an incredibly peaceful location. We were very comfortable and felt at home and relaxed. The property was well equipped and had everything you might need over the course of a week. The house has great charm , it’s not modern and it’s not immaculate but we loved it ! The gardens are lovely and what a nice feature that you have your own gate at the bottom of the garden , very handy for a short cut to the ferry when the tide is out. I would suggest this is an ideal choice for anyone wanting a tranquil holiday where you want nothing more than rest and relaxation and an antidote to the stress of modern life." - Robert - September 2022

"Pipiriki is the best holiday home we've ever stayed in. Nowhere else has had such a huge lawned garden, perfect for cricket, the spectacular views, perfect for spending hours admiring the beautiful River Dart, the wonderful location, perfect for being in the best spot in Dittisham. The house is relaxing and homely, with everything that we need for a comfortable stay; We highly recommend a holiday here," - Kitty - August 2022

"The best view of any holiday cottage we have stayed in. River at the end of the huge garden great for swimming and water sports. This is an unmodernised house, so don’t expect luxury but the setting and view more than make up for it. Two great pubs in walking distance. Perfect." - Tim - June 2022

"We have stayed in Pipiriki many times. It is a lovely house with everything you need for a comfortable week staying near the River Dart. It’s lovely to have the parking and the view from the back of the house and garden is absolutely spectacular." - Adrian - June 2022

"A beautifully situated cottage. There are glorious views and comfortable places to enjoy them whatever the weather. The local shop and pubs are easily accessible - as is the river for water sports although there are some slopes to climb and steps at the property. We had a wonderful time here. The mature gardens are lovely - though sloping, but there are terraced areas to enjoy. Dittisham is a superb spot. The ferries give ready access to Greenway and Dartmouth. A great place to stay and a good base for the South Hams but you could spend the whole time here quite happily." - Gillian - June 2022

"Excellent location overlooking the River Dart. House nicely furnished and equipped with plenty of space. The garden in great shape. All appliances in good working order and wifi decent too. " Paul - May 2022

"A lovely location with great views. Lovely reception rooms and sheltered sunny balcony overlook river. Although the property is slightly dated this did not effect our holiday other than shortage of glasses and crockery were inconvenient. Oven door had to be propped close with broom." TJK - September 2021 (Please note a brand new oven has now been installed - apologies to you for any inconvenience.)

"Our second visit to this splendid house with eye watering views of the river below. Sitting on the veranda most evenings was unlike anywhere else we've ever been.....warm evenings in September without a touch of breeze and so quiet you could hear a pin drop. We were happy to see the owners had installed a new blind which shields a huge window in the lounge from low sun in the morning. There is very little we would change but the bed in the master bedroom could use some attention....what we called "the Ditsum Creak". A really enjoyable stay." - PortMorris - September 2021

"We've stayed at Pipiriki countless times, but never cease to be blown away by that view, (sparkling River Dart as far as the eye can see) that garden, (endless swathes of lawns & trees) that location.(moments from the River foreshore). The house is very much a 'home from home' which, to me is very much part of its immense charm. Its a 'real' property, not a copybook 'holiday let'. So rare these days. As a plantswoman, I think I have to give it 'Best in Show ! '. Or, at the very least, ' People's Choice !'" - Kitty - August 2021

"An amazing find, absolutely stunning location, beautiful views, gardens & location, had everything we could possibly need, will definitely be returning, only tiny negative & this is purely personal to us, main bedroom with ensuite the bed was very hard & uncomfortable for us & family bathroom overhead shower a bit tricky to keep the water flowing if using in the hand just to wash hair." - Kim - June 2021

"Pipiriki is a lovely quirky old house in a fantastic position that has all the modern amenities that are needed for a great holiday." - Peter - June 2021

"We have visited this house many times and this holiday was blessed by beautiful weather. The house has everything you need for a family holiday. The kitchen is well equipped, there is a comfortable lounge and good sized bedrooms. There is also plenty of parking on the road outside. However, the highlights of this house are the stunning views and beautiful garden. Pipiriki does not have a tumble dryer or clothes horse. The washing machine is good and there is a line outside but in poor weather drying clothes or washing would be challenging. Dart Valley Cottages are a good local company who we have now been booking cottages with for over 20 years so we are certainly satisfied customers!" - Mandy June 2021

"This property must have one of the best positions in Dittisham. The gardens which are very steep are beautifully kept and run down to a gate that takes you right to the edge of the Dart. What a great location! The house is big and spacious with three bedrooms, one double ensuite, a large twin and a double. All have comfy beds. There is a separate shower over bath and a separate loo upstairs. There is also a very handy loo in an older type large boot room/scullery which is downstairs, this room is very handy for taking off any wet clothes and boots. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer here, aswell as an old sink. The kitchen has an induction hob and wall mounted oven/grill. There is also a dishwasher. The dining room has original wood flooring and seats 6 very comfortably. Views from here are great. The living room has two comfortable 2 seater settees and an arm chair and a wall mounted smart tv. Again the views are stunning. There are double doors leading out into a sun room which has a huge picture window looking both ways up and down the Dart. There is a lot of extra seating here. Doors lead out of to a flat patio that runs across the front of the house and has plenty of outdoor seating. The views are the biggest draw to this property. Overall the property is large, comfortable and well equipped with everything you might need from a holiday home. There are steps down to the house from the parking space through one gate or from the other side of the parking space a slope runs down to the back door but if you can manage the garden you can certainly manage the few steps. I can't wait to return to this property." - Patricia - May 2021

"The cottage was in a fantastic location and with amazing views up both directions of the river. As regular visitors to Dittisham we have never actually stayed in the village and this was the perfect place to stay. Our family has long ties with the village and some of it's residents and so it was lovely to reminisce on the balcony looking out over the river. The Cottage itself was warm and welcoming and we would definitely recommend it to others. We look forward to our next visit." - Charlotte - April 2021

"One of the best located houses in Dittisham. The views from Pipiriki are exceptional, the river access from the bottom of the garden makes it perfect for paddleboarding and canoeing, the short walk to the pubs, the shop and the park mean you have everything you need on hand - and there is easy parking outside the house, which is rare for houses on the river at Dittisham. The garden is glorious - enormous and beautiful. The house is homely and comfortable, with plenty of space for a large family. We loved the wet room for changing in and out of wetsuits and rinsing them. We hope to return!" Fran - April 2021

"It was lovely to just sit and watch the view changing through the day. Great location in the village, close to shop/pub and easy access to the water's edge for launching our paddleboard and kayaks. Used lots of the takeaways from pubs and cafe for an easy holiday" Anthony - 31st July 2020

"We have been going to Pipiriki for several years. There is nowhere else in Dittisham like it. As soon as we step out of the car we start to unwind, knowing that the next few days will be spent in a wonderful home, surrounded by a spectacular large garden, and with the breathtaking views of River Dart spread out in front of us ! That vast green garden, the lovely 'home from home' feel of the house, makes it very hard to leave." Kitty - July 2020

“An excellent week in a stunning location. A stunningly located cottage with beautiful views of the Dart. You can simply watch the comings and goings on the river from the comfortable interior or stroll down through beautifully maintained gardens to access the estuary shore and walk to the quay. This is a perfect place to escape to for peace, tranquility and lovely country walks.” Rachel – 26 July – 2 August 2019

“After a life time of travelling around the world, now a stay at Pipiriki is my idea of Paradise. Just being in that lovely home from home, with THAT VIEW and THAT GARDEN, is my ultimate de-toxer. Pipiriki is a real home, not a clinical Holiday Let. And that’s important in this depersonalised old world of ours. A place to sit and relax, and enjoy such a lovely location. Don’t change a thing and Thank you” Kitty – 19-26 July 2019

“Another fantastic week in Dittisham – our first in Pipiriki though …. but definitely not our last. An amazing house, homely comfortable and amazing views. Already planning next year.” Lucy, Steve, Tom, Rich and Katie – 5 July 2019

“Our first visit to Pipiriki – what a wonderful place! The views are breathtaking, the garden, beautiful and the house, very homely and comfortable. Dittisham is a delight. The weather has been mostly good – it is so lovely and peaceful here. Have enjoyed watching the wild-life including a resident Kestrel and th eseagull chicks on next doors flat roof getting bigger by the day. Sue and Julian – 21-28 June 2019

“Thanks for another peaceful, recharging stay at your beautiful house with the most stunning view. The garden looked superb again! and updates in the kitchen and en-suite bathroom lovely. Sad to leave – view relaxing even in this June monsoon rain. xxx” Tom and Lesley – 31 May – 6 June 2019

“Another delightful stay. This was our 8th visit to Pipiriki so we like it very much. Plenty of space inside with stunning views and beautiful garden. New hob in kitchen is great and plentiful supply of hot water now heating/hot water has been reorganised. A home from home! We are already ‘pencilled in’ for next year!” Adrian – 24-31 May 2019

“Very relaxing stay. Great house, beautiful large garden and a magnificent view. Parents and children all loved everything about this stay” Guy – 12-19 April 2019

“Lovely stay in a beautiful spot with brilliant walking nearby! House is brilliantly equipped and comfortable” Rosie, Chris and John – 29 December 2018 – 3 January 2019

“Wonderful home to celebrate New Year and a 60th birthday – felt at home! Loved the views and a chance to revisit the area visited in childhood many times” Geordie, Lizzie, Jane – 29 December 2018 – 3 January 2019

“Lovely house in a great location” John and Pat – 10-23 November 2018

“Had a fabulous stay. Particularly loved the fabulous views of the Dart! Visited lots of local attractions. Fun and beautiful!” The Gregory Families – 3-17 August 2018

“We have had a really great time surfing at Bigbury … and crabbing on the pontoon. This is a lovely place to come on holiday” Jane, James, Will and Lucy – 13-20 July 2018

“And again a beautiful stay at Pipiriki. Lovely weather and good meals in the Anchorstone” Peter and Christine (The Netherlands) – 6-13 July 2018

“Another great visit. Lots of paddleboarding – enjoyed brief encounter with seal near Anchorstone….Thank you again for sharing your house with its super views!” Lesley & Jon – 1-8 June 2018

“The sun is shining as I look down on the timeless view. All good as ever” The Smiths – 26 May – 1 June 2018

“Another great week!” Nick, Tracey and Diana – 30 March – 6 April 2018

“Thank you for a lovely relaxed break in Patrick and Kate’s comfortable house, with such a superb views” Judy – 17- 22 September 2017

“We have had a very comfortable and relaxing stay in this wonderful home. The location is fabulous with amazing views and ease of so many wonderful trips and walks” Brian and Caroline – 8-15 September 2017

“Another great week at Pipiriki. Never tire of the amazing views. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home!” Lesley and Jon – 1-9 September 2017

“We have had another lovely week here at Pripiriki. We are back in May!” Adrian, Mandy, Charlotte and Harry – 18-25 August 2017

“Beautiful views. We have been lucky with the weather! Enjoyed our restful stay immensely!” Coolican Family – 11-8 August 2017

“We all had a wonderful time again. The views are still amazing and we feel very much at home in Dittisham” Tony, Sheila, John and Viv – 14-21 July 2017

“We had a lovely time – thank you. Fantastic views along with beautiful weather – really made our week” Sue, Peter, Rich, Lizzy, Jack, Mark, Sarah and Iris – 30 June – 7 July 2017

“We have had a lovely stay with mixed weather but all days enjoying the wonderful view! Numerous bunnies, woodpeckers and jays to look out for in the garden. Having been visiting Dittisham for 16 years it was our first trip to the Anchorstone and it was brilliant!! Thank you” The Malkin Family – 2-9 June 2017

“As lovely as ever, great weather, great views and a lovely convivial house made for relaxcing. Thank you” The Smith Family – 27 May 2017

“Lovely house with great views” Maria and Graham – 21 May 2017

“Superb weather enhanced our visit to this delightful abode. Easter Sunday service at St Georges Church was the icing on the cake. Many thanks from us all for an amenable visit.” Lionel and Fiona plus family -21 April 2017

“Weather was great. We have had a wonderful time. The view of The Dart is fantastic and a lovely house” Nick and Tracy plus family – 14 April 2017

“The views were really stunning and ever changing with the weather and light. We would like to return in warmer weather and enjoy the terrace and garden” Sheila and Tony – 2 January 2017

“An ideal base for exploring the many attractions. Warm, comfortable accommodation, topped off by peaceful views across the river (particularly with afternoon tea in the conservatory) – all made for a thoroughly enjoyable stay” Janet, Lesley and Alan – 14 October 2016

“We had a wonderful holiday exploring and enjoying the view from Pipiriki – a lovely house that offered everything we needed” Lindseys and Colleys- 16-26 September 2016

“Lovely weather which has enabled us to relax and enjoy the fabulous view. Have spent many hours sitting on the balcony watching the boats, birds etc etc. Dittisham is a perfect place to re-charge the batteries and hopefully we will be able to return next year” Peter and Pat – 2 September 2016

“We had another great stay this week – Thank you! Made use of the terrace for BBQs in the lovely weather and the great new TV when it was raining! Love all of the new furniture too! Thank you” Bateman Family – 19-26 August 2016

“Great time here – views breathtaking and sunshine. Wonderful place to relax and enjoy a quieter pace of life” Roberts Family – 18 July 2016

“Good views. Brilliant for catching boat to Dartmouth. A peaceful and beautiful location in a mad world” – The Tweeds – 9 July 2016

“Idyllic place to have a holiday. Stunning views over the river Dart. We’ve all had a lovely time here. So relaxing and peaceful. Especially like the balcony area! There is a very useful pub with groceries and post office at the end of the road. My daughter married here at the beautiful church … you amazing house was the icing on the cake…. Thank you ..Thank you” – Beverley – 30 June – 7 July 2016

“Had a really fantastic holiday. Views stunningly beautiful. Walk down to the Ferry Boat Inn via garden gate is well worth it – tide allowing. PS Look out for Green Woodpecker, rabbits and Jay” – Shaw, Cadman, Johnson Clan – 24 June 2016

“Great stay. Loved the views from the house and watching Woodpecker and rabbits… Thank you so much for sharing your house in such a wonderful setting” – Jon and Lesley – 10-17 June 2016

“We had such a lovely time here. I really enjoyed crabbing and playing in the beautiful garden. Thank you so much – I wish to come here again” – Emma Crossland (Aged 9) – 23-28 March 2016

“A wonderful 10 day break. The view certainly makes this house a special place” – Maggie and Martin – 22 October 2015

“We really enjoyed our few days away in this lovely family home. We enjoyed the views, the pubs and the Anchorstone Café. Found everything we needed in the house and more. Loved the garden” – Nichols and Haines Family – 11 October 2015

“As everyone says , the marvellous views and lovely garden conquer all!! We have had a lovely peaceful and relaxing stay… Moon on the water was beautiful… we return home with happy memories and aching legs!!!” – John and Karin – 18 September to 2 October 2015

“Our 9th Week here in Pipiriki. The first with our family. As usual excellent. Back next year thanks” – Geoff and Lesley – 17-24 July 2015

“We have had a lovely week with good weather. The house as previously stated is wonderful” – Lesley and Andy – 3-10 July 2015

“Another two weeks in Pipiriki – a beautiful restful holiday. Back in three weeks with the family – looking forward to it. Thanks” – Geoff and Lesley 12-26 June 2015

“Our third stay in this beautiful house. Perfect!” – Claire, Mark, Bryony, Rowan and Keith – 23-29 May 2015

“Wow, what a beautiful, unique property. We have absolutely loved our stay. What a great homely home with some of the most stunning views I have ever seen. Thank you for the opportunity to allow us to share this beautiful house. We will definitely be back” – The Davies Family – 15-22 May 2015

“Lovely visit to a very comfortable house in this beautiful place. Thank you!” – Pat, Lawrence, Diana and Caroline – 8-16 May 2015

“Even the wet rainy weather could not dampen our enjoyment whilst staying here. Will hopefully return for another visit to your beautiful home” – Wilcox Family – 4 May 2015

“Had a lovely time here. Stunning views and beautiful garden. ..Lots to do and see” – Hadley Family – 28 April 2015

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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