Dower House


From £849

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4 bedrooms

Up to 8 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: DOWER
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Nearby shop
  • Designated parking
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Discount for small parties
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Central heating
  • Garden or outside space
  • Washing machine


Situated in the heart of the charming village of Dittisham and enjoying extensive views across the village and the Dart estuary, this gorgeous 18th Century cottage, originally a farmhouse, provides extremely comfortable and attractive accommodation in this very desirable location. The property has the great advantage of a private drive with ample parking, a secluded sloping orchard garden and most rooms benefit from the beautiful scenery, not least the spacious terrace that extends across the riverside of the house, a wonderful spot for breakfast on a sunny morning or a drink in the evening to enjoy the view and watch the busy life of the river. This is a superb house, cosy for a single family and big enough for two families holidaying together.

Please Note:

  • If a small party price is paid then only 2 bedrooms will be made up (these will be the master bedroom and the twin bedroom unless specified otherwise at the time of booking).
  • This property will only take a maximum of six adults. An adjoining annex is occasionally used by the owners.

“What a beautiful place. Accommodation fabulous. Perfect stay. Thank you so much for letting us stay in this lovely place.” The CM’s

Hallway off which is a shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Steps down to the dining/sitting room that has feature beams, a large stone fireplace inset with a large wood burner, a farmhouse table to seat 10, 2 small sofas, stereo/CD player with iPod dock and a door to the terrace. A step down to the spacious, most attractive drawing room that is very comfortably furnished with large sofas, TV with DVD, door to the terrace and features a fine stone fireplace inset with a large wood burner. Off the dining room is the kitchen/breakfast room, with freestanding fridge/freezer, ceramic hob, built in electric oven, combination microwave/oven/grill and dishwasher, table and chairs and door to the terrace. (A washing machine and tumble dryer are located in the external boiler room.) From the hallway steps up to a split landing. The master double bedroom has a 5ft bed, superb views and an en-suite bath/shower room with a corner shower, bath, basin and WC. Small bunk room with 2ft 6in set of bunk beds and lovely views. Large bedroom with twin 3ft beds and two floor level occasional pull-out beds and more lovely views. Second double bedroom with 4ft 6in bed, views and access to the side of the property. Family bathroom with separate shower, bath, basin and WC.

Please Note:

  • If a small party price is paid then only 2 bedrooms will be made up (these will be the master bedroom and the twin bedroom unless specified otherwise at the time of booking).
  • This property will only take a maximum of six adults. An adjoining annex is occasionally used by the owners.

Steps down to a landscaped area leading to the front door. Lawns extend at the front of the house to the side and on into a hedged and enclosed sloping orchard. A path runs around the side of the house to steps that lead up to the wide terrace across the property with spectacular river views. Garden furniture and gas barbecue provided. Further steps lead down to a lower level of lawn, also with wonderful views.


  • Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi (may not reach all rooms), travel cot, high chair, 1 basket of logs, heating (oil) and electricity.
  • Telephone: No telephone. Mobile reception satisfactory.
  • Local Facilities: Nearest beach (Blackpool Sands) 6 miles. Estuary beach and riverside pub five minutes walk. Shop 750 yards. Boat hire facilities in the village.

July 2018

This is our 7th visit and it is excellent. All credit to Mr & Mrs Tew and Rose Bastin. Looking forward to our 8th visit.

June 2018

A beautiful house that felt clean and looked after, a perfect mix of old style with modern facilities. Very tastefully furnished and decorated and the view was amazing - it was just perfect for our family gathering, thank you!

May 2018

Excellent Holiday. Our queries were dealt with and resolved immediately. Will definitely book again.

April 2018

Perfect place to stay Thank you for the welcome pack and the beautiful daffodils which were in tight bud when we arrived and lasted all week

September 2017

Dower House remains a wonderful property in an exceptional location and we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay as always.

August 2017

We really enjoyed our stay as we say the only thing to be improved upon is to regularly replace all bed linen.

Thank you very much for your feedback which we've passed to the owners. They have replied saying that linen and quilts are replaced regularly at this property. However, as a result of the feedback, the owners have replaced a number of quilts which are now 'pocketed' which will stop quilt filling 'bunching' which appears to have been a problem.

- The Toad Hall Team

July 2017

Unfortunately there was building work / re-roofing occurring on the cottage directly opposite / below the Dower house. This meant that the view was obscured by scaffolding & that we were woken up early each morning by builders. I understand that this work had been going on for some time as other residents were complaining to the property owners. While I understand that building does take place in the village, It would have been good to have been warned of this, as we may have chosen another cottage.

June 2017

I have used Toad Hall Cottages several times and have always found the properties to be even better than expected. Customer service is excellent and very efficient.

June 2017

5th visit to the Dower house says it all. Excellent property well maintained standards are high

May 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Standard of accommodation excellent, very comfortable and well equipped cottage.

February 2017

A superb property, beautifully appointed and very cosy.

May 2016

my wife and i thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dower House, which we both feel is the best UK property we have rented to date especially for the quality of the property, the fixtures and fittings and the value for money for just two people to stay there. Will hope to book and stay there again. It really felt like a home from home to us.

February 2016

Really lovely cozy cottage, with great views! Loved the kitchen which was very well equipped. The heating and wood burning stoves kept us warm through a cold February stay. Dittisham is also a great little village with a lot to do in the area. Also like the layout of the cottage - the small steps were fine for our 20 month old daughter and we could close the doors in the various rooms, instead of using stair gates. Can't wait to come and stay again. Good off road parking for our two cars as we were two families staying. Having 3 bathrooms was also very handy!

December 2015

Our 4th visit, and Dower House never fails to impress from its views to the housekeeping.

August 2015

Great holiday and would use the property again.

July 2015

The Dower House was a lovely comfortable and well appointed house for our family group. A great location with beautiful views and easy access to the ferry so we didn't have to get the car out to go to Dartmouth and Greenway House. A couple of things we thought would make The Dower House even more comfortable: Nests of tables in the lounges to use for drinks when sitting on the sofas Cushions for the outdoor chairs A washing basket for taking washing out of the washing machine A bit more cutlery so we didn't run short before setting the dishwasher off.

May 2015

Lovely house with new sofas and carpets, fabulous kitchen with top quality fittings, perhaps another tv in the sitting room for when fully occupied but no matter, the view from the terrace and quite village are just a lovely, hope to return next year.

May 2014

This is a superb house in a fabulous location. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the river is a special treat for us. The house is beautifully furnished and equipped and there was nothing we needed that wasn't there. The bedrooms are large and the bathrooms are lovely with great showers and baths. The village is peaceful and the Ferry Boat Inn serves great food. Our stay has been blessed by the best of weather (24 degrees) and we can only give this house, the location and the area our highest recommendation.

March 2014

A very fabulous stay, lovely house and area. This is the second stay we stayed. I hope there is a third!

March 2014

Accommodation was very well equipped. Lovely setting. Nice sitting on the terrace watching the sails.

March 2014

Fantastic house, fantastic spot. Hope to be back soon.

March 2014

Sat out on the terrace every day. If only the view was as good at home.

March 2014

Absolutely lovely house and a wonderful two weeks. We'll be back soon.

October 2013

First class accommodation and everything we needed for a cosy, comfortable stay. Appreciated the welcome pack and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in such a lovely house and location.

July 2013

A wonderful house in a superb setting. Perfect for families or couples.

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