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The Nook   -   Cottage charm meets modern living, with garden and parking


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The Nook is in a truly peaceful, 'chocolate box' location. Perfect for one couple or a small family to relax in this beautiful riverside village and explore the wider South Hams. A very pretty holiday cottage, this Grade II-listed building is about 350 years old and has been lovingly renovated to a wonderful standard, combining modern living with lots of original cottage features to ensure a very comfortable stay year-round. The open-plan living area is a charming space with an exposed stone fireplace and painted beams making the cosy room feel light and airy. Upstairs the master bedroom keeps the cute cottage theme going and the second bedroom with a single bed and futon for younger families sharing. There is a private garden at the rear for alfresco dining in the summer and a log burner for chillier winters, there is also private parking for one car and the village amenities are a short walk away.


The cottage can be entered from the front door on Lower Street or from the parking at the rear via the patio. The front door opens from the road into the hallway with space for coats and boots as well as a general storage cupboard. Through to the living room, a light and airy space, beautifully furnished, very much with comfort in mind. With white-washed walls, oak flooring and exposed beams to set the ambience. The lounge area is centred around the large inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove, two sofas and an armchair as well as a window seat. There's a TV with DVD player, with included premium TV channels (BT TV). The dining area has a prettily painted dining table and chairs.

A doorway and hatch lead through to the kitchen which overlooks the back garden. The slate-floored, shaker-style kitchen is well stocked for mealtimes, and also houses an integrated washer-dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven and halogen hob, and microwave. From the kitchen, a stable door leads to the patio garden and the parking.

A traditional curved stairway leads up to the first floor from the lounge. The master bedroom maintains the cute cottagey feel and is furnished with a painted oak kingsize bed with side tables, plenty of storage space and a built-in wardrobe. The second bedroom has a single bed and a single futon.

The modern bathroom has a bath with an electric shower over, and a heated towel rail.

This cottage may not be suitable for small children or the elderly. Please call for more information.

There's central heating and a wood burner (logs are provided for winter bookings).

You're welcome to bring one small dog with you, too


The Nook benefits from a delightful, private suntrap garden with river views – an idyllic spot to watch the sunset. This area is laid to gravel with flowerbeds and has plenty of seating.


There is a parking space behind the cottage.


The village pub The Red Lion Inn is a two-minute walk up the road. The Red Lion Inn 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 Café as well as ferries to the National Trust's Greenway house and gardens and also Dartmouth. The closest beach is Blackpool Sands, a 10-minute drive in the nearby village of Stoke Fleming.


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.

"The customer service from Dart Valley was excellent throughout and they always responded to questions. The Nook was welcoming and fully equipped. Despite being an old building the cottage was charming and comfortable with ample room for 4 people, it was also lovely to have the garden to sit outside in the sunshine. The village itself was a delight. We loved our early morning walks with the dog down to the harbour, enjoyed a boat trip to Dartmouth and some lovely evenings in the FBI pub where we were made to feel welcome. This was our first time using Dart valley cottages and we wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Thanks for a lovely holiday." - Emma - July 2023

"The Nook is the sweetest little cottage by the church on the quietest of lanes. So peaceful. You can glimpse the river from the back of it through the trees but otherwise it’s a quick 10 min walk down to the foreshore. Although small It’s got everything you need and a lovely little setting for table & chairs outside we had our breakfast there in the morning sun. Very cosy stay we loved it and will definitely be coming back. Very well organised and efficient team at dart valley cottages." - Caddy - July 2023

"Beautiful old cottage with an unusually big open, cosy ground floor for its age. Lovely furnishings, very clean and comfortable. It was also very cosy for our winter stay with the log burner. The cottage has the big bonus of a parking space which is unusual in the village. Quiet location in the village with beautiful views out across the river from the back." Liz - Jan 2023

"First thing to say is that other reviews have commented on the tight parking. The turning isn’t as bad as it first seems and there is plenty of room in the parking area itself. The cottage was lovely and well equipped. We used the ferry to get to Dartmouth. We also walked to Dartmouth and back one day. " - Lesley - September 2022

"Stunning little cottage in the most beautiful village. Gorgeous surroundings, and perfectly situated for travelling to Dartmouth, Greenway etc. We very much enjoyed visiting Bigbury whilst we were on holiday, a fantastic spacious beach which is also (mostly) dog friendly. Wouldn't hesitate to book again!" - Emma - August 2022

"Great cottage, well present, location great, well suited for a stay with 3 adults, toddler and baby. " - Becky - July 2022

"The Nook is the cutest cottage, in the most idyllic, perfect spot. We staying with our little dog and toddler, both of which had the best time exploring beautiful Dittisham and it’s surrounding scenery. The Nook has a real home from home feel, comfy sofas, kitchen essentials, a washer/dryer which was a godsends with the little ones clothes and just generally a really comfy place to stay. We will definitely be staying again and can’t wait to get back to the village of Dittisham - it really is such a gem! Thank you for having us!" - Rosie - July 2022

"Cracking location with everything close by, village is fantastic with great walks and views. Cottage was lovely with pretty much all you need. Some issues were quickly sorted by the agent." Mark - April 2022

"Lovely cottage, well equipped and comfortable. A problem with the heating when we arrived was swiftly sorted out by the maintenance team. Vehicle access to the village, road and the property is not the easiest but well worth these minor problems when you arrive at the Nook. The ability to access walks from the door is a great feature as is the easy access to the River Dart ferry system. The area map from the Red Lion pub/shop/post office was very handy to the walking network. We did quite a few walks around the area including one to Dartmouth, which, although fairly hard was very rewarding. Visits to nearby NT houses were good. All in all the Nook and it’s area lived up to our expectations." - Chris - October 2021

"We had a very comfortable stay at The Nook. Great to have dedicated parking and the sun trap garden, and perfect position for the village shop and the walk to The Ferry. Outside sun loungers need replacing urgently as they were broken, and the WiFi could be better (child lock was on which isn’t always necessary). The river views were unfortunately blocked by an overgrown hedge, but we spent a lot of time down by the water anyway. All in all a good cottage for the week but needs a bit of TLC in some areas. Would recommend the takeaway pizzas from The Ferry and a trip to The Cellar at Sharpham Vineyard for lunch and delicious wine!" - Laura - September 2021

"Comfortable well provided spacious accommodation and kitchen equipment. Peaceful location with parking" - Paul - September 20210.

"Enjoyed our stay at this sweet cottage. access for parking at the back of the property is very narrow and some larger cars might have difficulty. The cottage was clean with a nice welcoming pack and new garden furniture. The boiler in the roof above the small bedroom seemed to fire frequently in the night. Good exercise in climbing the hill to the Red Lion Pub ! Overall a lovely stay." - Jane - June 2021

"We had a very happy stay at the Nook. The cottage was comfortable and well stocked with everything one could need. We was blessed with great weather and because of the location of Dittisham we could comfortably leave the car and travel around by boat. The quay is a great place to hang out with pub right at hand. Only thing to mention is like a lot of places in Devon the roads around the village are extremely tight and hilly but you do get use driving around and keeping fit! Oh and great sunsets!" Jean - September 2020

So pleased we booked The Nook. Dittisham is a beautiful village and this cottage was perfect for myself, my wife and our 18 year old daughter. Very clean, well laid out with character features but modern at the same time. Very comfy beds. Lovely garden which gets the sun most of the day so you can sit out for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you want. It's 2 mins walk to a little slipway that leads onto the River Dart at Dittisham Mill Creek so we were able to carry our paddleboards down without having to drive! You just need to check the web for tide times but this is easy enough." Toby - September 2020

"A cosy and characterful cottage in a lovely place near wonderful countryside and river . We were extremely comfortable and close to , the beautiful river dart , the quay , the pub and restaurant. It is sometimes a steep walk but worth it." Julie - August 2020

The Nook is a lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage. The position is excellent and very quiet. The 2 parking spaces are useful. We like the proximity to the Red Lion pub and shop. The restaurant is excellent with wonderful fresh fish. We will book this cottage again" Harriet - August 2020

"We had a lovely 2 weeks of excellent weather and exploring with the Nook as our base. It is a well-equipped and cozy house in a great location. Lovely walks and close enough for day trips to some fabulous secluded beaches." Jeffrey - July 2020

Enjoyed are stay at the Nook. Everything we needed, great little find.We have stayed with friends before in Dittisham. Great location for Dartmouth and Salcombe. The FBI always worth a visit with good pub grub and right on the river dart." Craig - December 2019

“Comfortable and quiet. Provided all the amenities needed for a very pleasant holiday. Dart Valley Cottages responded well to a repair that became necessary and a working temporary fix was put in place whilst a new part ordered. Literature accurate and helpful. Would have been nice to have had some meals ‘al fresco’ but the weather put a stop to that. Log burner useful – cosy and warm. Locals friendly and helpful. Car-parking space very useful unlike some of the other cottages in Dittisham that don’t have them.” Michael 27 September 2019

“Delightful cottage and garden. We will be booking again. Welcome pack appreciated, especially milk for a cup of tea on arrival after a long journey.” Valerie – 14-21 September 2019

“Lovely holiday in a pretty cottage. Everything we needed. Lovely quiet location… Thank you for letting us stay in your cottage.” Mark, Sara, Millie and Livy – 28 July – 4 August 2019

“Pretty cottage. Pretty village. Pretty steep hill! Lovely time here and welcome pack was just that – welcome. “ Barbara and Brian – 6-20 July 2019

“A most enjoyable and relaxing week in a lovely cottage and location. The weather was ideal all week. Many thanks” Martin and Helen – 30 June – 6 July 2019

“An excellent and very relaxing week. Weather was superb too! A lovely cottage in a tranquil and picturesque corner of the village. Many thanks!” Stephen, Susan and Jane – 22-29 June 2019

“An enjoyable repeat stay at The Nook despite wet weather. The cottage provided all that we needed for a comfortable stay. The weather denied us the use of the pretty garden. The on-site parking is an added bonus. The village provides a choice of three eating establishments with the Red Lion PH being the closest to The Nook and doubles up as general store and Post Office.” Peter – 8-15 June 2019

“We had a lovely weeks stay in The Nook. The position is great, although the drive is a little on the narrow side if you have a large car.” Julie, Tim and Charlie – May 2019

“A haven of tranquility in Dittisham! Lovely cosy cottage, with beautiful garden where you can sit in the sun from sunrise to sunset – perfect! The cottage has everything you might need, with comfortable beds and plenty of hot water for showers. The garden was it’s greatest asset, and the parking! We were very lucky with the weather, and were able to eat our breakfast in the garden every morning, and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening watching the sunset over the River Dart. A quiet, characterful & peaceful part of a lovely village. We’ve been coming to Dittisham for many years, but have never stayed at The Nook – we will be back!” Charles – 18-25 May 2019

“We come to Dittisham every year but this was our first time at “The Nook” We have had a lovely week – perfect weather! The cottage is very cosy, quiet and has everything you would need. The garden was a little haven of tranquility and we ate breakfast every morning outside – lovely view from morning to sunset! Will be back” Jackie, Charles and Kate – May 2019

“We had a fantastic holiday at The Nook. We loved the cottage, so cosy, clean and well equipped with stunning views! We enjoyed the Ferry Boat Inn, Anchorstone Cafe, Greenway and Blackpool Sands. Already planning a return visit!” Claire, John and Isabel – April 2019

“Our second stay at The Nook in the lovely village of Dittisham. Again we where lucky with the weather. A lovely cosy little cottage to stay in. All in all a lovely half term break and I’m sure we will be back again” Hilary, Nicholas & Andy – February 2019

“Lovely cosy cottage. It was perfect for our Christmas stay. We even had a tame Christmas robin hopping into the kitchen. Attractive well appointed cottage, with many pretty features. A very cosy Christmas at THE NOOK .Very efficient wood burning stove plenty of wood supplied. Attractive interior. Well appointed kitchen. Comfortable bed and pretty bedroom. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this pretty cottage.” Cayla and Graham – 20-28 December 2018

“We had a lovely couple of days in Dittisham. The Nook was a very cosy place to stay with our new baby. Has everything we needed and was warm and homely.” Lucy, James and Joe – November 2018

“We’ve had a lovely few days at “the Nook” over half term. It is a charming, warm and beautifully decorated cottage and provided a great base for our trip. We have visited Dittisham many times but never stayed here before. Thank you” Sarah, James, Jack and Robin – 21-24 October 2018

“We have had a wonderful wee of warm Autumn sunshine. Thank you for such a comfortable cottage, which has everything we have needed. Dittisham is idyllic with some very friendly locals. Our neighbour Pat has been very helpful. We will definitely be back!” Beryl and Ken – 29 September – 6 October 2018

“This was our first visit to The Nook here in Dittisham and what a very pretty place it is. We loved the cottage, furnishings and decor. Someone has a very good ‘eye’. The log burner and logs have been very much appreciated as we arrived during very rainy weather. We have enjoyed everything there is to offer in the area. A very fine stay indeed!” Chris and Suzy – 22-27 September 2018

“This is our first visit to The Nook and Dittisham. A very cosy cottage in a delightful part of the world. We have had some very good walks from the doorstep and on one occasion walked to Dartmouth and returned by ferry. Looking forward to returning again!” Sandy and Morris – 15-22 September 2018

“This is our fourth time at The Nook – we had a great week again! We are very sad to leave” Florence, Tracey and Mark – 1 September 2018

“Gorgeous Cottage and village. The neighbour in the next cottage is really delightful. The Red Lion just great – everyone really friendly. Three of our four grandsons joined us for a few days – it was such fun crabbing on the quay…. Sitting in the garden enjoying a “sundowner” and looking over the Dart, just lovely. We arrived very tired and now feel very refreshed” Jim and Sue – 10-24 August 2018

“Our 5th visit to The Nook. We missed coming last year so it was great to see what had changed in the 2 years since we were last here. We were all in need of recharging our batteries and we have definitely managed to do that over the last 2 weeks!” The Dormer Family – 14-28 July 2018

“Lovely cottage, perfect location, glorious weather. Would strongly recommend Dittisham for – the walks the views, kayaking on the river, the friendly people, the Anchorstone Cafe .. Beautiful area – do hope to return. Many thanks” Sarah and Martin – 7-14 July 2018

“What a wonderful cottage. Everything you need and so comfortable.We only used the car one day for a trip to Dartington and Totnes. Ferry, train and walking the rest of the time. Absolutely perfect. The welcome tray was a lovely touch after a fairly long journey. Thank you so much” Peter and Cherry – 30 June – 7 July 2018

“Booked last minute (the day before!) and couldn’t have been happier at The Nook. A real home from home with everything you could need. Even the rain didn’t put us off! We will be back!” Amy and Chris 29 March – 3 April 2018

“Another successful and peaceful week at The Nook. Tray of goodies most appreciated on our arrival. Thank you. We will be returning” Annie and Johnny – 10-15 February 2018

“Absolutely loved The Nook. A perfect cottage in one of our favourite villages in teh UK. Our second visit here and this time, not struck down with flu! Thank you so much. A 3rd visit is very much on the cards.” Cliff and Liz – 29 December 2017 – 2 January 2018

“Our second stay at The Nook and again we have been lucky with the weather. Thanks again for a very comfortable base from which to explore the delights of South Devon and The Hams. Also for the thoughtful welcome of wine, biscuits and milk” Fred and Sheila – 25 September – 7 October 2017

“Our tenth holiday based in Dittisham, this time with grown up children. Excellent stay as always – all very comfortable and lovely views from garden. Thank you.” Jim – 27 August – 2 September 2017

“Lovely cottage and garden, with a stiff walk to the pub. Garden seating and cushions comfy and a well equipped kitchen” Amanda – 21 July 2017

“Another lovely week at The Nook. The parasol was much appreciated and put to use most days. We look forward to 2018! – Margaret and Peter – 17-24 June 2017

“Superb cottage with everything one could need. Lovely garden with fine views and a helpful lady next door. We have visisted numerous self catering cottages over the years and The Nook is right up there with the best. All in all we have thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the lovely village” – Carol and Mike – 3-17 June 2017

“We’ve had a lovely holiday at The Nook! The cottage is so cosy and we got lots of rest and sleep. Crabbing on the pontoon is fantastic fun” Hilary, Nicholas and Archy – 27 May – 2 June 2017

“Cottage is a delight – everything one needs to ameka perfect holiday. Dittisham is so beautiful. Who could ask for more, sunshine all week! Hopefully we will be back” Sue and Brian – 20-27 May 2017

“A beautiful cottage with amazing views from the garden. Friends from Norway joined us for a few days and loved the cottage. We have had a lovely time at The Nook. Many thanks” Julia, Ed, Tuerid and David – 13-20 May 2017

“Put simply – Delightful – Cottage – Location – Neighbours and on occasion Weather!” Tony and Gill – 17-24 April 2017

“A lovely few days. Cottage so comfortable and cosy. Thank you for the wine and milk – very welcome after our journey!!” David and Julia – 29 March – 2 April 2017

“As a family we have visited many cottages up and down the country. Suffice to say The Nook has delivered on all levels and we would happily return for another holiday” -Anne and Jonny – 22-29 October 2016

“Lovely comfortable cottage. Thoughtfully fitted out. Ideal location for exploring the area. Thank you everyone” David and Wendy – 22 October 2016

“We have had a wonderful week in Dittisham. The cottage is lovely. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Views from the garden are beautiful. We hope to be back for another visit” Yvonne and David – 24 September – 1 October 2016

“Cottage very cosy and has everything you need for a short break. Garden is lovely – great design. Great base for exploring surrounding area” Nigel and Wendy – 17-24 September 2016

“Our 4th annual visit to The Nook. Our 2 weeks have absolutely flown by – as usual” The Dormer Family – 20 August – 3 September 2016

“We spent a thoroughly enjoyable week at The Nook. A beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location. It is always tricky booking a property online having never viewed it in the flesh but we definitely made the right decision! Thank you so much for having us to stay at your beautiful cottage. The garden may be small but what it lacks in size it makes up for with oodles of charm, seclusion, a breath taking view and a lovely sunny aspect. Thank you too for the wine, biscuits and milk. Much appreciated” Claudette, Jak, Freddie and Charlie – 13-20 August 2016

“We have stayed in “Ditsum” before, 2 years ago and loved the location. The Nook is well situated, very comfortable and the parking space ie really a necessity here. Good views of the River Dart from the garden table, especially with a G & T! All in all a great week, we loved the Nook, such a lovely cottage, well appointed, garden patio had great views of River Dart (& parking space!!). We will return. Thank you” Sue and Graham – 16-22 July 2016

“Lovely cottage and thank you for such as well equipped kitchen. We will hopefully return” Al and Jan – 25 June – 2 July 2016

“This is our third visit to this lovely village and our first to The Nook. The cottage is lovely and so comfortable and our best so far. We where able to enjoy the lovely garden on most days. Thank you for the use of the cottage and also for the wine, biscuits and milk which was very much appreciated. We will return” Edward and Suzanne – 11-18 June 2016

“The Nook was wonderful. We loved its décor, garden and position in the village. Will definitely stay here again” Adrian – 28 May – 4 June 2016

“Charming cottage – really high standard – website does not do it justice” Christine & Mari – 21-28 May 2016

“Lovely week in excellent cottage” Geoff and Sue – 14-21 May 2016

“Back for 2nd visit. Lovely cottage in fabulous area. Thank you again” Neil and Lisa – 7-14 May 2016

“Thank you for ‘loaning’ us The Nook. It’s our third time at The Nook – it is a lovely, clean and well equipped cottage. We’ve had a great time as always. Thank you for the Easter treats” Tracey, Mark and Florence – 26 March – 1 April 2016

“Cottage is warm and comfortable – perfect for relaxing birthday break. I’ll be back” Sue – 14-19 March 2016

“We have stayed in many cottages in Dittisham over the years, but this was our first visit to The Nook. The cottage was great, and the added extras were excellent. Thank you. A wonderful week, and will definitely be back. Many thanks” David, Juliet and Martin – 5-12 March 2016

“We had a lovely stay in this peaceful cottage. Such a change from the city! Thank you” Heidi, Andrew and Poppy – 13-20 February 2016

“What a great place to spend a warm and cosy Christmas. Enjoyed the peace and quiet that cannot be found in London. You have a lovely little ‘Nook’. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Ps – Thanks for the treats and also the Christmas decorations” Reece and Morag – 22 December 2015- 2 January 2016

“Grim weather but we still managed to have a great holiday. Lovely cottage in beautiful area. Enjoyed the village and both of the quirky but friendly pubs” Mal and Lisa – 5-10 November 2015

“Another super week at The Nook. Just as comfortable and clean as last year. Thank you again for the wine, milk and biscuits – a lovely welcome. We’ve had a smashing holiday – Many thanks” Esther, Paul, Rufus and Cecily – 24-31 October 2015

“Dittisham is a real gem. Our first visit to The Nook and it was just what we wanted. We found the cottage very comfortable and warm… We cannot wait to return to The Nook and visit the other lovely places around here or just to relax” Paul and Jackie – 3-10 October 2015

“This is the first time we have stayed in the village. It’s been an enjoyable stay and the cottage is so warm and comfortable. We felt at home straight away and would have been happy to stay longer. The parking space was a real bonus and the sitting out area at the back was a real delight. All in all a perfect cottage in a fantastic village and would love to return one day” Richard and Lynn – 19-26 September 2015

“A beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. Been able to sit out in the garden every evening looking out over the river. Would definitely come again” Karen and Ian – 5-12 September 2015

“We will be sad tomorrow to leave this beautiful cottage and lovely village. We’ve had a great time – our second at The Nook – and we will certainly be back. We sat out on the deck chairs in the front of the house overlooking the magnificent views down the Dart. A great holiday” J Lewis and T Broome – 29 August – 5 September 2015

“What a beautiful house! Its our first time to Dittisham and this cottage and we instantly fell in love! The cottage is so beautifully furnished – a rare thing for a holiday cottage, thank you!!!!” Tim, Melanie, Daisy (10) and Ralph (4) (the finalist in the Regatta Crabbing competition – 1-15 August 2015

“4th visit to Dittisham, 3rd to The Nook. As always we’ve had a wonderful time as there’s so much to do and the cottage is so comfortable and well appointed to come home to everyday. Till next time!” The Dormer Family – 18 July – 1 August 2015

“A really well appointed cottage with everything you would need. Cool during the heat wave as well. Would love to return sometime” Julie and Monty – 28 June – 4 July 20-15

“First time in this cottage which is well appointed with all your creature comforts. Great addition of WIFI and all you need for a holiday home. Enjoyed the sunny garden. Back in September” Sarah and Andy – 19-27 June 2015

“Lovely Cottage and position. Good parking. A very enjoyable week” Philip – 30 May – 6 June 2015

“Enjoyed our stay at this delightful little cottage” Paul and Gillian – 15 May 2015

“This is our second visit to The Nook and it’s such a lovely cottage in an ideal location. A thoroughly enjoyable week and we’ve no doubt we will be back” Jill & Phil – 28 March – 4 April 2015

“Perfect cottage. Beautiful area. We will be back. Thank you so much” Cliff and Lizzie – 31 December 2014 – 5 January 2015

“Our second visit this year and our first Christmas away from family and friends in nearly 30 years and absolutely wonderful! The cottage is warm, cosy and so friendly. We are looking forward to our return – already booked!” Martyn and Ross – 20-29 December 2014

“Our second visit to Dittisham and the first time at The Nook. We were delighted to find such a lovely, cosy clean cottage and have loved staying here. We will return – thank you!” Andrea and Cliff – 6-9 December 2014

“Our first visit to Dittisham and we would love to come back again. The Nook is fantastic – cosy, clean and welcoming – thank you very much for the wine, milk and biscuits. We have appreciated the views and the peace and quiet.” Paul, Esther, Rufus and Cecily – 25 October – 1 November 2014

“Wonderful week in a beautiful cottage” David, Clare, William and Sophie – 18-25 October 2014

“Cottage hits the spot! Well done to the management team including the cleaner. Many thanks” Angie and Peter – 13-18 October 2014

“A wonderful cottage in a beautiful village in a picturesque valley. As a writer I found this brief stay truly inspirational. We will definitely return but for a longer stay” Jim – 12 October 2014

“We have very much enjoyed out stay in the cottage. Thank you.” Helen and Peter – 4 October 2014

“Excellent property – well maintained and presented” Douglas – 20-27 September 2014

“Many thanks for allowing us to stay in a very cosy cottage!” E Ford – 22 August 2014

“The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. The garden was lovely and we enjoyed sitting there in the evening. We did a lot of sailing on the river, so the locality was good for us. Overall a lovely location and a successful holiday.” Peter and Family – 2-16 August 2014

“We’ve had a fantastic week in your beautiful cottage. Our second time in Dittisham but first time at The Nook. Thanks for the wine and biscuits – very kind and most welcome after a six hour drive!” Hannah, James, Ava and Clare – 26 July – 2 August 2014

“We’ve had a wonderful 2 weeks – our second visit to The Nook and third to Dittisham. The Nook, as always, has been so comfortable – a real home from home. We will be back!” Jessica, Matthew and Lucas – 12-26 July 2014

“Beautiful village and cottage views wonderful. Enjoyed meals in the garden. A great place for a quiet and relaxing holiday. We hope to return! Andrew and Chris – 14-21 June 2014

“Beautiful cottage and garden with wonderful views. We ate all meals in the garden and watched the sun go down each night. Will definitely recommend The Nook to friends. It is a great retreat and place to recharge the batteries.” Alan and Ursula – 13 June 2014

“Beautiful village, cottage and very friendly people. We will be back again – have all had a great time.” Sarah, Rob and Hannah – 24-31 May 2014

“As soon as we say the decoration – that was it! It’s home form home as we have painted and distressed our own furniture. Thank you. Hope to visit again” Geri, Philip and Sarah – 4-9 May 2014

“Gorgeous cottage, had everything we needed. The garden in particular was lovely to sit in during early summer evenings” Colette and Rob – 19-26 April 2014

“Another lovely holiday in friendly Dittisham made all the better by finding this lovely cottage! We usually come as a foursome but this cottage is perfect for two, well equipped and with charming décor. We will come again and would recommend it without hesitation to others. The neighbours are charming and most welcoming” Malcolm and Jane – 13-19 April 2014

“Had a lovely stay in your charming cottage. Couldn’t think of a nicer place to spend our 41st wedding anniversary. Would certainly come back to The Nook and would recommend to all our friends” Jean and Mike 31 March – 4 April 2014

“Had a lovely stay in your charming cottage. Couldn’t think of a nicer place to spend our 41st wedding anniversary, Village was quaint and people friendly. Sadly the weather could have been nicer but is one thing we cannot change. Would certainly come back to The Nook and would recommend to our friends. Thank you for the wine, milk and extras – we were most grateful.” The Cudds – March 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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