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Rocket House   -   Large family home above the river

Dittisham
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Rocket House is a stunning, spacious, light-filled home in beautiful Dittisham. Ideal for big families, up to ten can enjoy a self-catering break. There’s a large open-plan living space and four bathrooms, parking for three cars, great river views and extensive outdoor areas – perfect for family meals and post-beach barbecues. Take a short stroll to the quay to enjoy the ambience of the Anchorstone Café or Ferry Boat Inn, go crabbing on the pontoon, or hop on a boat to explore the Dart Valley.


Accommodation:

From the driveway, the front door leads into a small porch to store boots and coats, then it's straight into the large dual-aspect open-plan kitchen, with river views, granite worktops, plentiful stylish kitchen units, two sinks, a microwave, a Nespresso coffee machine (please note that the milk-frothing device does not currently work). There's also a Miele integrated under-counter fridge, freezer and dishwasher, a hob and oven, and a separate oven and grill with a second eye-level extra-large oven and grill.

The kitchen leads out onto a balcony with river views, a bistro set and steps down to the garden. The large sitting room has a smart TV and DVD player, an open fire, and triple-aspect windows with river views. The large dining room has an oak-painted dining table and seating for eight. Off the dining room, there is a small snug or children’s playroom with a TV and a cloakroom with a WC. From the playroom, there's the double garage housing the washing machine - and a ping-pong table.

Downstairs, there are four bedrooms with oak flooring throughout. The mezzanine landing has an additional WC. The very large master bedroom has a superking-size oak bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table, as well as a sofa bed (which can be configured on request at the time of booking). This bedroom also has patio doors to access the garden. The en suite wet room features a large walk-in shower, toilet, bidet, and wash basin.

The second bedroom has a kingsize bed, dressing table and en suite shower room. The third bedroom has a kingside bed with built-in wardrobe and an en suite shower room. The fourth bedroom is a twin bedroom with 2 single beds.

Across the corridor is a family bathroom with a bath and a WC.

A travel cot and high chair are available

There's central heating and an open fire for comfort (logs are supplied for Winter bookings).


Outside:

The garden can be accessed from the kitchen via the oak balcony, where you'll find a large, gravelled entertaining area with a long wooden table and benches and a Weber barbecue and firepit. Stone steps then lead down to a small play area for children with a 'living willow' teepee. The garden can also be accessed via the master and the third bedroom.


Parking:

There is space on the drive for 3 cars.


Nearby:

The village pub, The Red Lion, is a 5-minute walk up the road. The Red Lion also hosts the village shop and post office. A 5-minute walk down the hill 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.

"We were a family of 8( 2 children) who stayed for 6 nights at Rocket house. We had a great in such lovely accommodation in a perfect little village." - Cheryl - July 2023

"A wonderful setting for such a spacious house. So much room for our group, although we all liked squashing on the decking outside as the view was beautiful and it felt so serene out there. The rooms were all spacious and there were plenty of bathrooms for us all. Amazing to be able to walk down to the river dart for a quick dip in the morning, although a little muddy underfoot once in it felt lovely. Would love to stay again. Although, the roads are a little narrow and tricky, a more noticeable sign to the property would be good as all the party drove past it and had to reverse up the hill." - Loopy - July 2023

"This is a very lovely property with great views of the Dart. Warm & spacious with lots of bathrooms." - Cathy - April 2023

"Spacious “living spaces” which was important given our group size and the variable weather. Bedrooms and bathrooms entirely adequate. Ample parking a particular benefit as was an especially well equipped kitchen although refrigerator space might perhaps have been more generous. One or two small “irritations” but nothing one isn’t going to encounter in most establishments in this quality/price range in many parts of the world; however and as already pointed out to the agent: living room chair legs need repair before someone is injured; outside front door light not working. We would like to compliment the local “handyman” on his prompt (once alerted by the agent) assistance. Overall a good “consumer experience” and we would certainly consider a return visit and recommending this property to others." - David - December 2022

"Beautiful house, spacious for our family of 10 people that came from Germany and the Czech Republic for our small wedding ceremony in Devon. The house had everything we needed, great views, it was spotless clean. We were all comfortable and we had a great family time, in a beautiful village with beautiful walks and boat trips. We would definitely stay again. I wish we have had more time. Thank you Dart Valley Cottage's." - Karina - October 2022

"Rocket House is perfect for a family, in our case family plus their partners. Location is just up from the key which meant we could carry our kayak and paddle board down to the water with ease. The pub is excellent, really friendly with great home made pizzas. Good location for getting to Dartmouth both by car or ferry, also visited Stoke Gabriel a few times both by water and car where there is the lovely River Shack cafe and restaurant. Overall difficult to beat this property." - Peagam - October 2021

"A beautiful, spacious house with stunning views of the Dart estuary. Large kitchen, dining room and lounge, plenty of room for everyone. Bedrooms very comfortable. We enjoyed the outdoor space for bbq's and gathering around the fire pit. Manageable parking for 4 cars. Despite restrictions, enjoyed walking down to the pub and local cafe. Ferry access to Dartmouth a joy and plenty to do on the water. Would not hesitate to recommend." - Pacole - July 2021

"Rocket House was perfect for our family gathering, leading up to our son’s wedding at the local church. The layout, comfort & location were great. The staff at Dart Valley Cottages were friendly, knowledgable & attentive. Thank you!" - The Houses - July 2021

"This is an excellent home from home. Good position great views very well equipped big enough for two families with some “space” too. Would definitely recommend this house for a great stay in the lovely village of Dittisham" - Thorns - June 2021

"This venue is ideal for a family of 10. Plenty of space, safe garden experience for families with small children. Lovely dining room with plenty of space. 5 minute walk to to River Dart. Well equipped. We as a family would rebook!" Dianne - August 2020


“Lovely big house. The house is very well equipped, modern, comfortable with lovely views and very well situated near the local shop and near pubs and ferry. Really lovely place the Dart Valley. It felt like staying at a friends house rather than a rental with things like milk, firewood, salt, toys etc available. The calm quiet beautiful morning mist on the Dart – magical” Matthew – 21-25 October 2019

“A lovely break with the family to celebrate an up coming 80th birthday. Views from this cottage the icing on the cake. Catching ferry across to Greenway and again into Dartmouth great fun. Fabulous meal at Red Lion – very welcoming. A thoroughly lovely stay at Rocket House – would love to return.” Vincent Family – 1-4 September 2019

“Surprise find. A very comfortable house. Wonderful location. Would definitely go back again. Excellent Café and friendly pubs on hand.” Andrew – 24-31 May 2019

“Perfect for a family Christmas. Thank you!” Hawkes Family – 22-29 December 2018

“Had a lovely week in Rocket House. Thank you. The welcome gifts were much appreciated – especially the Victoria sponge on our daughter Victoria’s birthday! We were here with our family as a 50th wedding celebration and we will have lovely memories. Enjoyed our stay. The house is ideal for a large number of people, in our case grandparents, their children & grandchildren.” Pam and Colin and Family – 26 October – 2 November 2018

“Great Holiday!!!!!” Leigh, Brooks, Barcraft Families – 3 August 2018

“Very good stay with family in this house which has a beautiful location and views. We have relaxed, eaten and played games and laughed ourselves silly! We leave refreshed and renewed. Thank you” The Keady Family – 2-9 June 2018

“Spent Easter here with our family – 6 adults and 2 children and 1 baby. Very comfortable house – had a super 2 weeks” Coopers and Westons – April 2018

“A wonderful stay at the idyllic Rocket House. The festive welcome pack and little tree were a lovely treat. Views, log fire and master bedroom shower absolutery amazing. Many thanks to Christine for quickly sorting out the issue with the bed. Much appreciated.” 30 December 2017

“This house is amazing. Such space and we couldn’t believe how many bathrooms. Just such a lovely place to spend a long weekend – thank you. The directions where spot on and the guide was very helpful especially as we did not know the area. The pub up the road was a good recommendation and handy as it is also the local shop. Thank you for the welcome gifts – very thoughtful and went to good use. Just a great house with everything you could need. Thanks x” The Whitedside Family – 28 September – 1 October 2017

“My whole family really are enjoying this holiday during Regatta week. Lovely and spacious house. It is great for my little cousin to drive her cars around. We also like the variety of hiding places. We love the size of the kitchen. This is one of several times that we have visited Dittisham and I think that this is the best house yet. Hopefully my family will let me come again” Beth – 4-11 August 2017

“Great time here in this massive house. We will come back to Dittisham” The Ladd’s from Somerset – 21-28 July 2017

“A lovely spacious house. The playroom and selected of toys and dvd’s was appreciated. The views are spectacular and sitting outside was lovely. The boat ride to Dartmouth was relaxing as opposed to driving. The Prosecco and cake on arrival was much appreciated. Thank you very much” The Taylors – 7-14 July 2017

“Really appreciated nice furnishings, bedding etc. Fantastic spece for us all here. Outside space delightful and parking for 3 cars is great. Fabulous situation. Perfect for our family of 8. THANK YOU TO ALL.” – Hunts, Murphys, Harveys – 18 June 2017

“Beautiful house, wonderful views, very well equipped kitchen. Great shower in the large bedroom. Third time Dittisham – we love it. Thank you” – 19 May 2017

“Fastastic spacious house and stupendous views. Loved it here” – 17 May 2017

“What a wonderful house and lovely welcome pack from Dart Valley Cottages. Many thanks for all your help Christine. Rocket House is just glorious and so well equipped. Easy to get out and about but very tempting to stay in with the fire and fab view! Fabulous family Christmas spent here. The shower in the master bedroom is just superb. Fabulous, fantastic, brill” – 23-30 December 2016

“Lovely house with so much space. Loved the large, well equipped kitchen and the proximity to the Quay. Loved being in Dittisham! Thanks also to Dart Valley who have been so helpful” – Judy and Will – 7 October 2016

“Wonderful house for a group. We may bring the family here one day. Loved the views and the very spacious feel to the house. Well equipped. This is our second visit to Dittisham and we’ll be back! Thank you” – Jane and Neil – 23-29 September 2016

“Lovely house with the most beautiful views, spacious and lovely design. Wonderful for a break” – Madeline and Steve – 23-29 September 2016

“An enjoyable week here – thank you. Lovely, peaceful village. Liked both pubs” – The Baldwins – 16-23 September 2016

“Excellent cottage made even better by very good weather” – The Webbs – 9-16 September 2016

“Wonderful home and area: even in the rain” – Templeton and Groom – 13-20 June 2016

“Everything we look for in a holiday house and more. Space, ample bathrooms, comfy beds and a fabulous view. We had a wonderful sunny weekend and would certainly hope to return” – Cleevely’s, Smyths and MacDonalds – 2 -6 June 2016

“Had a great time. House fantastic for celebrating our daughters wedding and preparing the bride for the big event. All our guests very impressed with the house and of course Dittisham” – 25-30 May 2016

“A wonderful long weekend celebrating a 1st and 70th birthday! Made full use of the brilliant kitchen, the space and the lovely views” – 21-25 April 2016

“Love the house! Love Dittisham!” – The Allcocks and The Taylors – 1-8 April 2016

“Lovely place, ideal for a large family and small granddaughter! Ditsum is a lovely village” – The Doyle Family – 30 October – 2 November 2015

“Like previous guests we are returning visitors to Dittisham – we all love it here. Rocket House had everything we needed for an enjoyable holiday, homely and comfortable. Dittisham is a very special place and we hope to come back very very soon” – 23-30 October 2015

“Had a wonderful week of sunshine. The children loved the willow den. Must have had at least 15 holidays in Ditsum and hope to return. Lovely light and airy house.” – Clare, Ben, Florence, Nella, Anthony, Helen, Alex, Harriet, Jill and Norman – 4-11 September 2015

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the bed in the master bedroom was fabulous!” The Hamerton Family – 10-17 July 2015

“Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful house. We have had a very relaxing and peaceful holiday and would love to return some time soon. The Space and amazing views were the highlights along with the good quality sofas, fixtures and fittings. The wet room was also a great highlight!” Natasha and Family Whitsun week – 23-30 May 2015

“The first guests in Rocket House! Thanks for allowing us the privilege! We have had a wonderful holiday and your home has satisfied all our needs and more! You have a superb home and it has made our stay very comfortable. Mornings on the balcony taking in the views and the peacefulness have been pleasurable. We probably didn’t make full use of your fabulous kitchen but it had all the accessories we required.” – David, Christine, Victoria, Jordon, Chris and David – 4-8 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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