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For riverside accommodation in South Devon look no further than the village of Dittisham. Please take your time to browse our selection of Dittisham holiday cottages in this pretty riverside village; with a number of riverfront holiday cottages and properties that definitely make the most of their river and countryside views. Dittisham itself is only a short drive or ferry ride from the popular town of Dartmouth and offers a slightly quieter location that has families returning year after year.

Surrounded by glorious countryside and with the river Dart running by, Dittisham makes a lovely spot for a self-catering holiday at any time of year. The dinghy pontoon on the Dittisham Quay will provide children with endless fun crabbing and, just along the riverbank. is The Ham – an open green space with swings and lots of room to play and have a picnic. Right on the Dittisham quayside are the Ferry Boat Inn and the Anchorstone Cafe, both serving excellent local produce with picturesque river views. There is also a village shop and Post Office operating within the Red Lion Inn at the top of the village so you’re never too far from the village local.

Situated at the widest part of the River Dart, Dittisham is an ideal place for learning to sail and many families return year after year to mess about in boats. There are two sailing schools for lessons and boat hire as well as paddleboarding and canoeing available. Ring the bell at The Quay to summons the Dittisham Greenway Ferry which will appear to take you to Greenway House, the childhood holiday home of crime writer Agatha Christie and now National Trust property.

If you would like to know more about Dittisham, please take a look at our Dart Valley Guide: Dittisham.

Dittisham also offers a selection of pet-friendly holiday cottages if you travel with your four-legged friend and with the Dart Valley Trail on your doorstep, there are a number of great walks that take in all aspects this beautiful area has to offer. For a day at the beach, a 10-minute car journey to the coast you will find Blackpool Sands the local Blue Flag Award-winning beach.

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Recommended Dittisham Restaurants

The Ferry Boat Inn

Locate down on The Quay. This waterside pub offers a simple menu in a great location.

The Anchorstone Café

Only open from April to October The Anchorston Café is widely renowned for its food and its location, a lively, fresh menu that includes local seafood.

The Red Lion

The second of Dittishams two pubs serves good homely food in a homely setting.

The Sportsmans Arms

A local favourite especially for it’s Sunday carverys.

The Maltsters Arms

Located on Bow Creek in the neighbouring village of Tuckenhay, The Maltsters Inn is the perfect spot whether it’s a sunny afternoon out by the water or a post winter walk on the Dart Valley Trail.

The Seahorse

Located on Dartmouth’s South Embankment, The Seahorse is owned by celebrity chef Mitch Tonks, a fine dining restaurants, with freshly caught seafood, look no further for a fine dining experience.

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