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We are open from 09:00 to 20:00 7 days a week

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  •   Friday Changeover
  •   Bed linen and towels provided
  •   Central Heating
  •   Private Parking for 2 cars
  •   Short breaks available please enquire
  •   Garden
  •   Terrace

Donore, Dittisham

Sleeps 7

Donore, Dittisham is a superb 200 year old cottage. This holiday cottage enjoys excellent views over the village towards the river Dart and the countryside beyond. It has a wealth of charm and character throughout and is decorated and furnished to an high standard. The cottage has off road parking for two cars, two patios with tables and chairs and a large garden with a lawn and flowerbeds. Donore is perfectly located with river and all local amenities only a few minutes walk away.

Accommodation: The front door leads into the large but cosy lounge and dining room with slate floor, TV and freeview and Dab Radio/Bluetooth Speaker. There is also a separate but equally cosy snug with river views, Smart TV with Netflix, freeview and DVD player. A large spacious kitchen features a family size table and chairs, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, separate freezer, electric cooker, docking station, radio and a door leading to the utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a stable door that leads from the utility room to one of the patios and onto the garden. There is also a downstairs cloakroom with toilet and basin.

Upstairs: There are two bedrooms on the first floor, one with a large double bed and en suite shower, toilet and basin. The second bedroom has a super king size double which can be 2 singles – zip and link, (please state preference at time of booking) and river views, plus a large family bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet and basin.

On the second floor set into the eaves is a large bedroom with three single beds and river views.

Outside: The cottage has a large sloped grassy garden with views of the river and two patios areas complete with garden furniture. There is off road parking for two cars.

Bed sizes and configurations

Master Bedroom – (First Floor) Super king size bed (Can be made up as a twin)

Second Bedroom – (First Floor) Double bed

Third Bedroom – (second floor) Triple room

Bathrooms

Family bathroom (first floor): Bath, shower, toilet & wash basin.

Master bedroom en suite: Shower, toilet & wash basin.

Ground floor cloakroom: Toilet and wash basin.

Bed linen and towels

Bed linen is provided but guests will need to bring towels.

Parking

There are 2 private parking spaces in front of the property.

Pets

Regrettably pets are not accepted here

Arrival and departure times

Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

WiFi

This property includes WiFi

“Beautiful cottage in a charming location. Thank you for sharing your cottage”  The Agers 20-27 October 2019

 

“Another excellent stay at Donor … See you again next year. Thanks” Geoff and Lesley – 7 September – 4 October 2019

 

“Lovely Cottage in a fantastic location” Henry, Ellen & Co – 31 August 2019

 

“We were a family of 6, 4 adults and two children (7 and 10 years). We arrived in Dittisham in two cars within minutes of each other, even though we started from different locations! Great to have 2 good parking places, and WOW, what a fantastic view greeted us, a pretty cottage looking down on the river Dart. Opening the front door was another WOW, a huge lounge and dining room with 3 large sofas, and large dining table, with grand decorations…Another small cosy lounge , and a large kitchen diner on the first floor. We used 3 bedrooms all clean, and two with good bathroom facilities. The weather was mixed but we had plenty of places to visit, and lovely trips on the dart. A very grand place in a lovely setting made a very happy holiday.” Gathorne – 10-17 August 2019

 

“Another wonderful two weeks in Paradise. This is or 14th summer holiday in a row staying at Donor in Dittisham – another wonderful time” The Campbells – 27 July – 10 August 2019

 

“Relaxing week in a very beautiful spot” The Corses – 20-27 July 2019

 

“Lovely stay in this spacious and comfortable cottage” The Morrises – 20-27 July 2019

 

“A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Crabbing every night and lots of walking. Overall a delight”The Marvells – 6-13 July 2019

 

“We usually stay in a different cottage when we visit Dittisham. On this occasion it was booked for the week we wanted. Thank goodness it was as we have discovered a gem in Donor Cottage and will definitely be back… We do not want to go home but do so with lovely memories of a great holiday but with achey legs!!” Mike and Chris – 22-29 June 2019

 

“7th stay in Donore. Really relaxing holiday. Looking forward to September. Back for 4 weeks. Thanks again. A holiday venue away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A cottage centred in the village of Dittisham in the South Hams. The cottage is spacious and very comfortable, set in its own gardens with private parking. The layout of the cottage may cause difficulties for people with disabilities. The stairs from the lounge to the kitchen level are quite high. The garden is quite steep. The cottage is ideally placed to explore the nearby coast and interesting houses and visitor attractions. It is a place where you can become and feel part of the local community, should you so desire. Thankfully there are no amusement arcades or seaside type activities. It is all about village life and living on the river Dart. It is cottage that I (we) have stayed in a number of times and truly hope that this can continue.” Geoff ad Lesley – 8-22 June 2019

 

“Very good, cosy and also very welcoming!” Parsons 16 April 2019

 

“4 weeks! First time ever. Really enjoyable. One day’s rain in 4 weeks. Sorry the holiday has ended but back again hopefully in 2019” Geoff and Lesley – 7 September – 5 October 2018

 

“Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting – thoroughly enjoyable stay!” Simon  and Angie – 24-31 August 2018

 

“Most beautiful cottage – everything just perfect. We love Ditsum – it’s our family place, so much for everyone … Thank you Donore!!” Pople and Young Family – 17-24 August 2018

 

“Another wonderful holiday here – the weather was amazing! Happy days in Dittisham” The Campbells – 10 August 2018

 

“A lovely cottage. Very enjoyable week” Deborah and Nigel – 31 July – 7 August 

 

“Lovely stay. Great weather. Fine cottage” Ladd and Keel Family – 6-13 July 2018

 

“Lovely cottage in super postion – our introduction to beautiful Ditsum and stunning river Dart location. Very comfortable and we all loved it. Fab weather” James, Catherine and Freddie, Simon and Michelle, Paul and Anita – 29 June – 6 July 2018

 

“Sixth stay in Donore – feels more like home with every visit. Sorry to leave Donore and the cloudless sky but back in September for four weeks. Thanks.” Geoff and Lesley 8-22 June 2018

 

“Our 16th year of coming to Ditsum – still beautiful in the rain. Perfect house for a rainy day – we loved it. Thank you so much x” Welford Family – 6-12 April 2018

 

“Yet another 2 weeks in paradice! Wonderful cottage as ever in a beautiful village. Will come again” Nigel and Barbara – 21 July – August 2017

 

“Donore has a wonderful view and feels like home. Nice, clean and tidy. See you again in September” Lesley and Geoff – 2-16 June 2017

 

“Thank you. What a lovely holiday home – all you could want and more. Beautiful location” – Gowing and Phelps – 9 October 2016

 

“Lovely cottage. Beds very comfy. A fab time had by all” – The Davisons – 7 October 2016

 

“Beautiful as ever. Three excellent weeks. Nice to escape everyday life. Thanks. See you again” – Geoff and Lesley – 9-30 September 2016

 

“Well worth the long journey. Beautiful area and a comfortable cottage” – Morris Family – 19-26 August 2016

 

“Sixth time – excellent as always” – Graystone Family – 29 July – 5 August 2016

 

“Been coming to this fabulous village for over 7 years and yet we never tire of it. Fabulous people, stunning scenery and glorious weather!! Why would we need to be anywhere else! See you next time. Many thanks” – Mandy, Kevin, Charlie and Alfie – 8-22 July 2016

 

“Donore – a fabulous house with everything you need. Very tranquil, very clean, loved the gardens.. Thank you, we loved coming back to the house after a day out and having a drink on the patio. xx” – Jon and Michele – 1-17 July 2016

 

“Second stay in the cottage – so relaxing and comfortable. Looking forward to returning in September” Geoff and Lesley – 10 -24 June 2016

 

“Excellent accommodation, which served us well for several family get-togethers” – Dungay Family – 1-8 April 2016

 

“Flawless place” – The Brocks – 28-31 October 2015

 

“We have really enjoyed our time in Donor. A really comfortable cottage. Thank you” – Geoff and Lesley – 11 September – 2 October 2015

 

“Lovely week’s holiday . Great cottage” – The Widdowsens & Laura – 14-21 August 2015

 

“Yet another blissful holiday in paradise” – Campbells – 31 July – 14 August 2015

 

“Fifth time – great as always” – Graystone Family – 24-31 July 2015

 

“Just fabulous” – Sam W – January 2015

 

“It was our 5th visit to Dittisham but 1st to Donore – fabulous cottage, garden and patio .. we never wanted to leave at the end of our two weeks.  Thanks very much. Hope to be back!” – Carol, John and Joanne – 25 July – 8 August 2014

 

“Very good, cosy and also very welcoming!” – The Parsons – 16 April 2019

 

“Many thanks for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage” – The Hill Family – 31 May 2014

 

“Such a special two weeks in such a special place. Thank you!” – Katie, Ed and Matilda – 5 April 2014

Christmas and New Year Offer

Any 7 Night Stay

Was £1030 – Now £850

Short Breaks Available

Donore is a comfortable, pretty and traditional cottage in the centre of Dittisham

Travelling by car

Dittisham is around 17 miles from the A38 Intersection at Buckfastleigh.

Travelling by train

Dittisham is around 8 miles from Totnes Railway Station, which has a selection of Taxi’s.

Travelling by Air

Dittisham is around 45 miles from Exeter International Airport.

Travelling by ferry

Dittisham is around 30 miles from the Ferry Port at Plymouth.
+ Description

Accommodation: The front door leads into the large but cosy lounge and dining room with slate floor, TV and freeview and Dab Radio/Bluetooth Speaker. There is also a separate but equally cosy snug with river views, Smart TV with Netflix, freeview and DVD player. A large spacious kitchen features a family size table and chairs, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, separate freezer, electric cooker, docking station, radio and a door leading to the utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a stable door that leads from the utility room to one of the patios and onto the garden. There is also a downstairs cloakroom with toilet and basin.

Upstairs: There are two bedrooms on the first floor, one with a large double bed and en suite shower, toilet and basin. The second bedroom has a super king size double which can be 2 singles – zip and link, (please state preference at time of booking) and river views, plus a large family bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet and basin.

On the second floor set into the eaves is a large bedroom with three single beds and river views.

Outside: The cottage has a large sloped grassy garden with views of the river and two patios areas complete with garden furniture. There is off road parking for two cars.

+ Key Features

Bed sizes and configurations

Master Bedroom – (First Floor) Super king size bed (Can be made up as a twin)

Second Bedroom – (First Floor) Double bed

Third Bedroom – (second floor) Triple room

Bathrooms

Family bathroom (first floor): Bath, shower, toilet & wash basin.

Master bedroom en suite: Shower, toilet & wash basin.

Ground floor cloakroom: Toilet and wash basin.

Bed linen and towels

Bed linen is provided but guests will need to bring towels.

Parking

There are 2 private parking spaces in front of the property.

Pets

Regrettably pets are not accepted here

Arrival and departure times

Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

WiFi

This property includes WiFi
+ Reviews

“Beautiful cottage in a charming location. Thank you for sharing your cottage”  The Agers 20-27 October 2019

 

“Another excellent stay at Donor … See you again next year. Thanks” Geoff and Lesley – 7 September – 4 October 2019

 

“Lovely Cottage in a fantastic location” Henry, Ellen & Co – 31 August 2019

 

“We were a family of 6, 4 adults and two children (7 and 10 years). We arrived in Dittisham in two cars within minutes of each other, even though we started from different locations! Great to have 2 good parking places, and WOW, what a fantastic view greeted us, a pretty cottage looking down on the river Dart. Opening the front door was another WOW, a huge lounge and dining room with 3 large sofas, and large dining table, with grand decorations…Another small cosy lounge , and a large kitchen diner on the first floor. We used 3 bedrooms all clean, and two with good bathroom facilities. The weather was mixed but we had plenty of places to visit, and lovely trips on the dart. A very grand place in a lovely setting made a very happy holiday.” Gathorne – 10-17 August 2019

 

“Another wonderful two weeks in Paradise. This is or 14th summer holiday in a row staying at Donor in Dittisham – another wonderful time” The Campbells – 27 July – 10 August 2019

 

“Relaxing week in a very beautiful spot” The Corses – 20-27 July 2019

 

“Lovely stay in this spacious and comfortable cottage” The Morrises – 20-27 July 2019

 

“A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Crabbing every night and lots of walking. Overall a delight”The Marvells – 6-13 July 2019

 

“We usually stay in a different cottage when we visit Dittisham. On this occasion it was booked for the week we wanted. Thank goodness it was as we have discovered a gem in Donor Cottage and will definitely be back… We do not want to go home but do so with lovely memories of a great holiday but with achey legs!!” Mike and Chris – 22-29 June 2019

 

“7th stay in Donore. Really relaxing holiday. Looking forward to September. Back for 4 weeks. Thanks again. A holiday venue away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A cottage centred in the village of Dittisham in the South Hams. The cottage is spacious and very comfortable, set in its own gardens with private parking. The layout of the cottage may cause difficulties for people with disabilities. The stairs from the lounge to the kitchen level are quite high. The garden is quite steep. The cottage is ideally placed to explore the nearby coast and interesting houses and visitor attractions. It is a place where you can become and feel part of the local community, should you so desire. Thankfully there are no amusement arcades or seaside type activities. It is all about village life and living on the river Dart. It is cottage that I (we) have stayed in a number of times and truly hope that this can continue.” Geoff ad Lesley – 8-22 June 2019

 

“Very good, cosy and also very welcoming!” Parsons 16 April 2019

 

“4 weeks! First time ever. Really enjoyable. One day’s rain in 4 weeks. Sorry the holiday has ended but back again hopefully in 2019” Geoff and Lesley – 7 September – 5 October 2018

 

“Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting – thoroughly enjoyable stay!” Simon  and Angie – 24-31 August 2018

 

“Most beautiful cottage – everything just perfect. We love Ditsum – it’s our family place, so much for everyone … Thank you Donore!!” Pople and Young Family – 17-24 August 2018

 

“Another wonderful holiday here – the weather was amazing! Happy days in Dittisham” The Campbells – 10 August 2018

 

“A lovely cottage. Very enjoyable week” Deborah and Nigel – 31 July – 7 August 

 

“Lovely stay. Great weather. Fine cottage” Ladd and Keel Family – 6-13 July 2018

 

“Lovely cottage in super postion – our introduction to beautiful Ditsum and stunning river Dart location. Very comfortable and we all loved it. Fab weather” James, Catherine and Freddie, Simon and Michelle, Paul and Anita – 29 June – 6 July 2018

 

“Sixth stay in Donore – feels more like home with every visit. Sorry to leave Donore and the cloudless sky but back in September for four weeks. Thanks.” Geoff and Lesley 8-22 June 2018

 

“Our 16th year of coming to Ditsum – still beautiful in the rain. Perfect house for a rainy day – we loved it. Thank you so much x” Welford Family – 6-12 April 2018

 

“Yet another 2 weeks in paradice! Wonderful cottage as ever in a beautiful village. Will come again” Nigel and Barbara – 21 July – August 2017

 

“Donore has a wonderful view and feels like home. Nice, clean and tidy. See you again in September” Lesley and Geoff – 2-16 June 2017

 

“Thank you. What a lovely holiday home – all you could want and more. Beautiful location” – Gowing and Phelps – 9 October 2016

 

“Lovely cottage. Beds very comfy. A fab time had by all” – The Davisons – 7 October 2016

 

“Beautiful as ever. Three excellent weeks. Nice to escape everyday life. Thanks. See you again” – Geoff and Lesley – 9-30 September 2016

 

“Well worth the long journey. Beautiful area and a comfortable cottage” – Morris Family – 19-26 August 2016

 

“Sixth time – excellent as always” – Graystone Family – 29 July – 5 August 2016

 

“Been coming to this fabulous village for over 7 years and yet we never tire of it. Fabulous people, stunning scenery and glorious weather!! Why would we need to be anywhere else! See you next time. Many thanks” – Mandy, Kevin, Charlie and Alfie – 8-22 July 2016

 

“Donore – a fabulous house with everything you need. Very tranquil, very clean, loved the gardens.. Thank you, we loved coming back to the house after a day out and having a drink on the patio. xx” – Jon and Michele – 1-17 July 2016

 

“Second stay in the cottage – so relaxing and comfortable. Looking forward to returning in September” Geoff and Lesley – 10 -24 June 2016

 

“Excellent accommodation, which served us well for several family get-togethers” – Dungay Family – 1-8 April 2016

 

“Flawless place” – The Brocks – 28-31 October 2015

 

“We have really enjoyed our time in Donor. A really comfortable cottage. Thank you” – Geoff and Lesley – 11 September – 2 October 2015

 

“Lovely week’s holiday . Great cottage” – The Widdowsens & Laura – 14-21 August 2015

 

“Yet another blissful holiday in paradise” – Campbells – 31 July – 14 August 2015

 

“Fifth time – great as always” – Graystone Family – 24-31 July 2015

 

“Just fabulous” – Sam W – January 2015

 

“It was our 5th visit to Dittisham but 1st to Donore – fabulous cottage, garden and patio .. we never wanted to leave at the end of our two weeks.  Thanks very much. Hope to be back!” – Carol, John and Joanne – 25 July – 8 August 2014

 

“Very good, cosy and also very welcoming!” – The Parsons – 16 April 2019

 

“Many thanks for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage” – The Hill Family – 31 May 2014

 

“Such a special two weeks in such a special place. Thank you!” – Katie, Ed and Matilda – 5 April 2014

+ Offers

Christmas and New Year Offer

Any 7 Night Stay

Was £1030 – Now £850

Short Breaks Available

+ Travel

Donore is a comfortable, pretty and traditional cottage in the centre of Dittisham

Travelling by car

Dittisham is around 17 miles from the A38 Intersection at Buckfastleigh.

Travelling by train

Dittisham is around 8 miles from Totnes Railway Station, which has a selection of Taxi’s.

Travelling by Air

Dittisham is around 45 miles from Exeter International Airport.

Travelling by ferry

Dittisham is around 30 miles from the Ferry Port at Plymouth.
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“Thank you. What a lovely holiday home – all you could want and more. Beautiful location” – Gowing and Phelps – 9 October 2016

 

“Lovely cottage. Beds very comfy. A fab time had by all” – The Davisons – 7 October 2016

 

“Beautiful as ever. Three excellent weeks. Nice to escape everyday life. Thanks. See you again” – Geoff and Lesley – 9-30 September 2016

 

“Well worth the long journey. Beautiful area and a comfortable cottage” – Morris Family – 19-26 August 2016

 

“Sixth time – excellent as always” – Graystone Family – 29 July – 5 August 2016

 

“Been coming to this fabulous village for over 7 years and yet we never tire of it. Fabulous people, stunning scenery and glorious weather!! Why would we need to be anywhere else! See you next time. Many thanks” – Mandy, Kevin, Charlie and Alfie – 8-22 July 2016

 

“Donore – a fabulous house with everything you need. Very tranquil, very clean, loved the gardens.. Thank you, we loved coming back to the house after a day out and having a drink on the patio. xx” – Jon and Michele – 1-17 July 2016

 

“Second stay in the cottage – so relaxing and comfortable. Looking forward to returning in September” Geoff and Lesley – 10 -24 June 2016

 

“Excellent accommodation, which served us well for several family get-togethers” – Dungay Family – 1-8 April 2016

 

“Flawless place” – The Brocks – 28-31 October 2015

 

“We have really enjoyed our time in Donor. A really comfortable cottage. Thank you” – Geoff and Lesley – 11 September – 2 October 2015

 

“Lovely week’s holiday . Great cottage” – The Widdowsens & Laura – 14-21 August 2015

 

“Yet another blissful holiday in paradise” – Campbells – 31 July – 14 August 2015

 

“Fifth time – great as always” – Graystone Family – 24-31 July 2015

 

“Just fabulous” – Sam W – January 2015

 

“It was our 5th visit to Dittisham but 1st to Donore – fabulous cottage, garden and patio .. we never wanted to leave at the end of our two weeks.  Thanks very much. Hope to be back!” – Carol, John and Joanne – 25 July – 8 August 2014

 

“Many thanks for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage” – The Hill Family – 31 May 2014

 

“Such a special two weeks in such a special place. Thank you!” – Katie, Ed and Matilda – 5 April 2014

 

“It is just like home from home now! Always a fabulous place to stay. We will be back soon” – Goswells and Harris’s – 10 September 2013

 

“Fantastic house, fantastic village – we had a great holiday and hope to come back” – The Orbell Family – 9-16 August 2013

 

“WOW!! What a super place in beautiful par of the world. Thank you” – Gosnell and Team – 24-28 May 2013

 

“Lovely cottage, well appointed and comfortable. Thanks. Not damp and not musty” – Alden’s – 5-12 April 2013