- Property code: FOXEN
- Changeover day: Saturday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Discount for small parties
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
- Washing machine
A hilltop location provides Foxenhole Farmhouse with stunning panoramic views across rolling Devon countryside to the river Dart and beyond to the heights of Dartmoor in the distance. This detached former farmhouse provides tasteful, very comfortable accommodation with an extensive garden in a beautiful area. Alongside the road, it is a 20 minute walk down the hill to reach Dittisham, a quintessential attractive and unspoilt South Devon village in a tranquil setting overlooking the widest part of the River Dart. There are delightful stone built and thatched cottages with gorgeous views of bright river craft making a splash of colour against a backdrop of densely wooded slopes. Narrow lanes reach down to the beach where the waters are a popular venue for boating enthusiasts. The village is lively with a village shop and two good pubs, one on the waterside where the quay is a favourite spot for crabbing and a tug on a bell rope calls the ferry boatman to collect you to visit Greenways, Agatha Christie’s original home, now part of the National Trust. Dartmouth and Totnes are easily reached by ferry and there are boats for hire, dinghy moorings and a sailing school.
Steps up to an open porch and front door. Hallway with cloak hooks and sliding door to downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC. Handsome spacious sitting room with two generous leather sofas, rugs on the tiled floor, huge feature stone hearth inset with a large woodburner (can be used as an open fire, with doors open), 50” wide screen TV with DVD, DAB radio and French doors to the conservatory. This lovely room has views over the garden and beyond is well furnished with wicker chairs and double doors open to the terrace. Tiled kitchen diner with ornamental fireplace and farmhouse table to seat 6. Bright coloured tiled work surfaces and triple aspect windows make this a very light room with splendid views, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric cooker with halogen hob and double ovens. Door to rear lobby/utility area with dog basket, washing machine and room for coats and boots. Carpeted stairs. Fine master bedroom with ‘antique’ pine furniture, 4ft 6in bed (with king size duvet), 22” flat screen TV, views across farmland to the River Dart and Stoke Gabriel and en-suite bathroom with painted floor, bath, shower over, basin and WC. Twin bedroom with 3ft beds (both with double duvets), matching tallboy chests, fitted hanging cupboard and more fine views. Second double bedroom with 4ft 6in bed (with king size duvet), 22” flat screen TV and views to the front of the house and countryside. Family shower room with painted floor boards, large shower enclosure, basin and WC.
A gravelled driveway leads to a parking area at the front of the house bordered by lawns that extend around the side. Further gravelled area beside the house provides ample space for boat and trailer. At the rear of the house a wide paved terrace is provided with table and chairs. Paths lead to the huge enclosed lawns and there is a raised deck area beside a fenced pond.
3 car parking spaces at the property.
Please note: If extra visitors are visiting the property, you are requested to make the owners aware before.
- Included: Bed linen, towels (guests to bring own beach/dog towels), 1 basket of logs included in the winter months, central heating (oil) and electricity. Stair gate in place at the bottom of the stairs which lead from the ground floor to the first floor. Travel cot and high chair available on request.
- Pets: Two small dogs or one medium size dog only. Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
- Telephone: Regret no lanline telephone or Wi-Fi. Mobile reception good outside for O2 and Orange.
- Local Facilities: Estuary beach, 2 pubs, café and shop at Dittisham 1 mile. Sandy beach Blackpool Sands 6 miles. Dartmouth 5 miles. Totnes 11 miles.
- Please Note: The property has its own water supply, providing true Devon water at its best.
We were met with a warm welcome and shown around the farmhouse. It was really warm and cozy and we were supplied with enough wood and coal to have a fire every evening when we returned from exploring the area. We have stayed in many cottages and this had everything we required and more. The farmhouse is in a lovely spot with great views across the countryside. It is in a very quite position and we really enjoyed our stay over the New Year. Our dog loved being able to be outside in the large fully enclosed garden - not having to worry about the dog was a real bonus.
We had a wonderful time on our 4th visit to this property and have booked again for next year.
Love staying at Foxenhole, 6th visit now and throughly enjou returning every year. Thanks
A most relaxing stay at Foxenhole Farmhouse, we have no complaints regarding the accomodation at all. However, one general criticism is that we were most disappointed to find that Dittisham village is set on an extremely steep hill with no parking near to the quay area - As we had travelled with my 86 year old mother who has limited mobility it meant visits to the quay area were extremely difficult, perhaps a statement on your website advising of the very steep hill would be a good idea. Regards, Steve Wiseman.
We really loved our stay at Foxenhole Farmhouse, The owners Elaine and Doug were very welcoming, helpful and not at all intrusive. The location is amazing, sitting high on a hill with views which were breathtaking. Our grandchildren particularly loved the chess set which kept them amused. We found an excellent crabbing spot off the pontoon at Dittisham, which is a delightful villAge. The Anchorstone cafe sell bait at £2 a bag which is very handy. We tried our hand at horse riding at Babeny Riding Centre on Dartmoor, this was an amazing experience and we really recommend it. Overall Foxenhole Farmhouse had everything we wanted, comfort, cleanliness, in a perfect location. Thanks again Elaine and Doug.
We really enjoyed the location and fabulous views. Owners were very welcoming and not intrusive, cottage has everything you need. It is a perfect base for the local area, we would definitely choose Foxenhole again when we visit the area in the future.
we had a fabulous stay. we will be back! for the 7th time!!
Fantastic place to stay, beautiful part of the country. Such welcoming owners and i would recommend to everyone that toad hall and especially Foxenhole is perfect for your dog friendly places to stay..
Your website should make it clear that the owners live right next door and that the house is not therefore as isolated as we were led to believe. A little misleading. Also we chose this house as it was "dog friendly" but wereven informed on arrival that dogs must not be left on their own in the property, even though there was a utility room with dog beds in it. That really restricted our movements as we would not normally take the dogs absolutely everywhere with us. In fact my son drove all the way back to the Midlands after two days in the house to bring his dog back home to stay with friends, and then drove all the way back to Devon!! That kind of restriction should be made clear upon booking.
We're sorry that you felt we should have pointed out the owners proximity. In fairness they are very experienced in hosting guests and always respect their privacy. Most guests appreciate that there's someone on hand to advise and help if required. Also, we can't see any reference in our description to it being 'isolated', so sorry if you got that impression. With regards to leaving dogs alone in the house, that restriction is in our booking terms and conditions and we find kindest for dogs that can be unhappy about being left alone in unknown surroundings and as a result either bark all day or cause internal damage. We hope that despite these concerns you still enjoyed your holiday.
- The Toad Hall Team
The owners were very welcoming and obliging.
We were welcomed by our friendly hosts, who gave us a guided tour. Everything was clean, and we felt at home straight away. We will definitely consider returning.
We had a lovely time despite the changeable weather. Would definitely like to visit again.
The Owners, Elaine and Doug, checked that we were okay during our stay. This was particularly relevant as we were Snowed In between our arrival on the Saturday and the Tuesday morning !!!! Good Luck with the new premises in Wadebridge - which happens to be our home town.
Highly recommended. A very warm welcome from Elaine and Doug.
lovely and clean, plenty of kitchen equipment. beautiful views and spacious accommodation. the owners were very friendly but not intrusive, there were flowers in the house and to our surprise another two vases were left in the porch for the following week which we thought was lovely. would definitely like to come back and stay in this delightful place again.
Lovely farmhouse & garden with fabulous views. Owners very helpful charming couple. Thoroughly recommend it.
We did enjoy our stay at Foxenhole farmhouse and would consider returning in the future. We loved the location and the views and sunsets were wonderful. The owners,Doug and Elaine were very nice and friendly,also the scaffolding did'nt really bother us. I thanked them for our stay there; they even brought us wine and chocolates as compensation for putting up with the scaffolding!
The accommodation was perfect for our needs. Location handy for shopping, plenty of local facilities. Highly recommended.
We had a lovely time at Foxenhole and can not wait to go again.
all fine - a perfect break
Foxenhole is an excellent base for either a couple or a family holiday. Should you require to eat out there are two pubs in Dittsham, the Red Lion and the FBI, also the Sportsman at the top of the lane. There are also more than a few restaurants in Dartmouth. Owners were helpful but not intrusive, also the locals in Dittsham! where all very friendly (some better for the knowing!) Beautiful area of the country, as are all the areas both in and on the periphery of the South Hams. Most places we visited in the fortnight were 'dog friendly' the one notable exception being Buckfast Abbey, NO dogs allowed.
We had a great week at Foxenhole. The cottage and location are wonderful.
It was our fourth stay at Foxenhole. We enjoyed lots of beautiful walks in the viscinity. The accommodation is very comfortable and an ideal place to bring a dog.
The property is in a perfect location, is lovely and spacious and exceptionally clean with stunning views from every window. Extremely pleasant, helpful owners. Would definitely recommend and we look forward to returning.
Extremely pleasant cottage owners, who are nearby. Some work was needed on the boiler whilst we there, but they very respectful and didn't want to disturb our break (which they didn't). The fish and chip van stops in the lay-by on the road on Wednesdays. I've never tasted fish so fresh (but I am from the Midlands).
We loved our stay at Foxenhall. It is wonderful for humans and dogs alike, and we will certainly go back there again one day. Lovely view, lovely PEACEFUL friendly house, incredible well situated. Very nice owners. We rattled around in it a bit, being justy the two of us. It is a sociable house. Great for a party of four or five, or even six.
Have just returned from Foxenhole. Wonderful spacious farmhouse and spotlessly clean. Views from house and garden spectacular. Location excellent. Have re-booked for next year.
Great week 's holiday at Foxenhole Warm homely house with lots of space Max the spaniel loved the garden Dittisham really is charming Locals friendly , Ferryboat pub a must Anchor stone cafe have the best seafood dishes ever Doug and Elaine made us feel very welcome on our arrival , look forward to returning
The farmhouse was everything and more that we wanted. Very clean on arrival and plenty of space for our family of four. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the location was fantastic. I honestly could not say one bad comment about this place.
A lovely cottage, spacious especially as there was only 2 of us staying with our dogs. Lovely large gardens, back and front and in an ideal situation for Dartmouth and the surrounding area. Owners were there to greet us and to say goodbye the evening before we left and were very friendly. The cottage was really warm with a huge fire in the lounge awaiting our arrival, a lovely touch and very welcoming.
Very happy with our stay in the cottage which was immaculately clean and in a wonderful location for all the local beauty spots. The garden was wonderful and our dog thoroughly enjoyed it. The owners were helpful and friendly and the vases of flowers in the cottage were lovely. Also the views from the garden across the countryside to the coast were utterly amazing.
We had a great holiday staying at Foxenhole Farmhouse. The accommodation is very spacious; modern and clean in an excellent location overlooking the Dart estuary. Foxenhole Farmhouse is a great place to stay to explore the Dart estuary and surrounding area.
we had a wonderful holiday at Foxenholes,by far the best accommodation we have stayed in. The owners greeted us with an open log fire, and checked everything was ok during the stay. They made us feel very welcome, and we will certainly try to fit in another visit during the winter or spring offers. We took some amazing photos, and will post them to you.
we had a brilliant stay and the owners had lit the fire and put up some lovely xmas decorations and a tree, it was a lovely cottage and nothing was any trouble if you needed it. very well furnished and equipped, one of the best we have stayed in and the views were amazing
A warm welcome, a warm, homely property - pleasure to return to after days out. Fantastic views from property. A relaxing place to stay at any time of the year
The Foxenhole Farmhouse is a superb property. It was everything we imagined and more. The owners made us feel very welcome on arrival by ensuring the property was warm and comfortable, they even had the log fire burning. Great location and fantastic views of the Dart and the countryside. We will be back next year. A wonderful Devonshire getaway property for sure!
Stunning views,well equipped house,owners very lovely, supermarket 10 mins by car. lovely walks for the dogs just across the road. really good enclosed garden.
Absolutely wonderful view. Very spacious property. Very nice conservatory. Very well maintained. Flowers and fudge on arrival. Plenty of cleaning products. Only downside was leaving.
We had a very nice week in the Foxenhole Farmhouse. It was high standard and very clean; plenty of space inside and outside. The view from here is amazing. Many thanks to the friendly owners. We would like to come here next year again...
Foxenhole Cottage was lovely. The owners were helpful, the property clean and spacious. Dittisham is cute and just 20mins walk away.
Foxenhole Cottage was lovely. The owners were helpful, the property clean and spacious. Dittisham is cute and just 20mins walk away.
As responsible dog owners who have stayed in numerous cottages, this is the first cottage that has met all our needs as well as our dog. As a result we all had a relaxing and rejuvenating break.