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3 Glendale Cottages

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Dittisham near Dartmouth, Devon Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great time in the cottage and the surrounding area."

    It was quiet and the cottage was fully equipped and very comfortable. Walking to and from the parking lot is tough because of the slope, but also very doable. A wonderful place for those seeking peace and quiet and who like to explore Devon.

    Reviewed by Marieke5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our stay at 3 Glendale cottages was delightful!"

    The location was perfect, very peaceful and relaxing. It was lovely to wake up to views of the river each morning! The cottage was very well equipped-everything you could possible need. Decor was lovely and it was so cosy and comfy! The log burner was a lovely addition for a winter stay (bring your own logs though as we struggled to find them locally!) we had an issue with the heating on the first night and the company were so helpful, fixing it straight away even though it was out of hours! The location was fab-lovely to walk down to the ferry and pop down into Dartmouth or over to Greenaway. We even saw seals! Lovely to pop into the Ferry Boat inn as well! Couldn’t recommend enough!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2024

  • "We loved staying in this cottage which is just around the corner from the jetty at Dittisham, the Ferry Boat Inn and Anchorstone Cafe."

    Despite this it is very quiet, with a small but surprisingly sunny little patio just opposite the front door. The cottage was warm and very comfortable with underfloor heating in the living area. We really appreciated the supplies (milk, butter, bread etc) which were provided for us- that is a lovely touch. Although the cottage is nearly at the bottom of the hill and parking is not on site, having stayed in Dittisham before we have solved the problem of transporting bags and groceries to the cottage by bringing a wheelbarrow with us. Parking at The Ham car park, we could then either wheel our bags along the foreshore at low tide, or via the Public Footpath when the beach is inaccessible. Definitely a result and we would recommend this to future guests! We would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone who is looking for a cosy cottage in a peaceful location near the Dart with enough amenities and ferry links close by to avoid the need to move your car all week if you don't want to. We are already looking a dates for next year.... Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Most of the towels had stains on (bleach)so I would definitely supply new ones."

    Reviewed by Jo4.1Aug 2023

  • "Would highly recommend this beautiful cottage with wonderful views of the river Dart."

    The comfiest beds ever! Very homely with everything you need. Such a peaceful and calm location that is so quiet. The local pub FBI is a must for a visit for their lovely pizzas. Wonderful location to get the ferry boat in to Dartmouth. Our kids loved crabbing off the pontoon just a stone’s throw away from the cottage. It’s worth noting that the ceilings are low so anyone nearing 6 foot may struggle downstairs. Also not suitable for anyone with any mobility issues as there is a steep slope down to the cottage and parking not nearby. The email description suggested parking down by the river if the tide is out - please note this is not very easy and the slope is SO STEEP so most cars struggle when fully packed to get up and down (especially in rain!). Much safer to pull in higher up the hill in the little drop off section to unload. Would definitely return to this wonderful place.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jul 2023

  • "This cottage exceeded my expectation, it was superb."

    , there was even a very useful welcome pack which I appreciated.All the furnishings and equipment are up-market products which I would have in my own home. Nothing has been skimped on.First class all-round.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "This is a fantastic property ,the second time we have stayed at this property ."

    Quaint ,peaceful and very relaxing .There is a lovey pub that serve good beers and food right on your door step .A lovely restaurant opposite the pub serving delicious food and a ferry on your doorstep to whisk you off down to Dartmouth .All in all a fantastic place to stay.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2023

  • "There were no logs provided, or washing detergent for washing machine."

    I tried to contact the office to request these, but nobody replied, in fact I still haven’t heard from anyone, and it was only a 3-day stay.

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback we can only apologise that the logs were not left for your visit, as it was a last minute booking this was missed, the owner is very apologetic and is happy to reimburse you for any logs you have purchased during your holiday. We are also sorry that your call did not come through to us, we have check all avenues and are unsure as to why your call did not appear. We do hope you still enjoyed your New Year’s break and hope to welcome you back to Dartmouth soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Greta4.1Dec 2022

  • "The Hill is steep as stated re unloading luggage !"

    !! The Level carpark is uphill from the cottage - 1 in 5 for about 300 Yards , The property was clean and well maintained. The location is delightful on the River Dart with good 2 minute ferry for access to Agatha Christies House (National Trust) on the other side and also a 25 min Ferry trip down to Dartmouth - More frequent in Summer though! I would like to add that the shower floor is a little slippery and could also do with a Handle in the shower cubicle for balance. The Bath could also help with a handle fitted to help exit . Please note my EE phone didnt work in the lower village for the period we stayed there , so a bonus sometimes!!. Beware of using Ringo on phone app for car parking on the Level as there are advert panels which appeared to take all your bank details for Ringo but was in fact a subscription to an online which cant be cancelled streaming service.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2022

  • "A lovely modern and comfortable fisherman's cottage a short walk from the the ferry point on the beautiful Dart."

    We had an amazing week as love paddle boarding, so location perfect for us. We really appreciated the food 'welcome pack', a kind thoughtful touch. Hopefully we can return next year.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Jul 2022

  • "The toilet seat was a bit loose we affectionately called it the rodeo ride."

    Minor complaint. The area was a bit lacking in eating locations but with a vehicle this was easily overcome with a quick drive (15 minutes or less) to neighbouring communities. We loved the cottage and Dittisham. Thank you for a memorable stay.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a wonderful location which does present some challenges, but we were aware of."

    Excellent Ly presented and clean, with our only gripe was the creating bathroom floor that.regularly woke during the night as our elderly relative frequented. The pillows are firm so take your own if this doesn’t suit. Paid a full week’s rental for four nights stay which I felt was harsh given the remaining days were to allow for the builders / decorate ours to work. Would otherwise give maximum rating for a little gem.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable 4-night stay in this cottage, everything was done so nicely and it is definitely one of the best places we've stayed in."

    Extremely comfortable for a young family of four, lovely beds and a great bathroom, with stunning views over the water and only a 30 second walk to the waterside. Log burner was a real treat, a cute built-in kitchen table ample enough for all of us, plus a TV with lots of films available and a fabulous welcome hamper - we felt spoiled! Only thing to say is that unloading and packing up was a but tricky because of access, so involved a few trips up a steep hill with big bags, but not a problem at all, well worth the effort. The local pub next to the river was amazing, very child and dog friendly, and we spent many a happy evening crabbing on the jetty :) Would love to come back, highly recommend

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2022

  • "We found the property to be as described, in a lovely location and apart from the loose fitting toilet system all was great."

    That’s until the neighbours informed us the drains outside our property were blocked and sewerage was discharging onto the pathway outside the entrance. Apparently it is a known problem with the property. For us it meant we could no longer use the toilet or shower. We emailed Sykes and the neighbours phoned the property owner, this was approximately 10am in the morning. To cut a long story short we were eventually informed by the neighbours Wessex water were aiming to call at 7pm that evening but couldn’t guarantee the time/ date. We contacted Sykes again to seek the owners opinion as we had no facilities, plus we had made plans for the following day; anniversary meal etc. The owners response was basically tough luck, it’s not my fault. This I must say really annoyed me as it’s clearly a know problem. I wasn’t looking for a huge sum in compensation but some recognition of the problem. We waited for Wessex until approx 6.30 that evening and in the end had no option but to pack up and go home early. given we had no facilities etc. So, in conclusion, it’s a lovely property but if things go wrong don’t expect the owner to step in and help out.

    I am the property owner and your feedback is the first that I have heard of the issue you experienced during your stay. Having lived here for nearly 20 years, I assure you that this is not a known problem at any of the Glendale Cottages. I will contact Coast & Country Cottages to understand what happened and ask them to contact you to discuss this further. I apologise that your stay was not what you had hoped. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul And Paula3.4Apr 2022

  • "Excellent property, thank you for the Christmas tree all decorated for our arrival."

    Although no problem with us, please check the temperature of the hot water in the kitchen as it is scalding. Wonderful stay thank you.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in the perfect location."

    Lots to do on your doorstep walks trips on the river and plenty to do further a field. Would highly recommend Dartmouth hiring a boat and the steam train.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "The overall stay was very good, location, cottage, all good."

    How ever I need to mention that the overall experience with Sykes was not a pleasure, this break had to be re arranged due to Covid and I felt that my hands were tied in having to take the holiday. My original option of cancelling the break was not possible due to the unavailabilty of getting in contact with your insurance brokers, whom I purchased insurance with. A total waste of money, no support, no call backs, no email responses, awful. Then when we decided to keep the booking, instead of loose our money you required for further funds. What a shame. So with that I will not be using your company again.

    Reviewed by Ingram4.4May 2021

  • "Superb place."

    Charming character cottage . Didn't want to leave. We loved it here. It was a cold and windy but sunny week so the gorgeous extra throws put on the sofas and beds were very welcome to snuggle up in. Although the cottage was lovely and warm with the underfloor heating and the option of a log burner. Lovely hot firm shower, very comfy beds. Beautifully furnished with lovely final touches. Thank you for the welcome pack. Sparkly clean. Stunning views.Lovely to be very close to the pub, good to hear people laughing again. Btw the pub does amazing takeaway pizzas, chips and ale. Probably in my top 3 cottages I've had the pleasure of staying in over the last 30 years.

    Reviewed by Kazzymia4.7Apr 2021

  • "Thanks, we had a great stay, made all the better with wall to wall sunshine."


    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2021

  • "Delightful cottage, with everything you need for a short break."

    Nice welcome pack on arrival and well equipped kitchen for the necessary self-catering in the current climate.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2021

  • "Possibly leave information about heating."

    Had a lovely holiday - the cottage was very comfortable and in a fabulous spot.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will look to provide instructions for the heating to avoid further confusion. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday in this beautiful location! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan4.1Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic location cottage was in spotless condition cant fault anything will definitely use again."

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Oct 2020

  • "The car park is a good up hill walk and dropping off/picking up is a problem ..."

    The car park is a good up hill walk and dropping off/picking up is a problem even out of season but saying that we had a good break

    Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Dittisham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and almost everything was in order."

    There were some marks on one of the pillow cases, but we took our own pillows and cases so this wasn't a big problem.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at 3 Glendale Cottages. Thank you for letting us know about the pillow case and please be assured that this is not our usual standard and that the linen has been removed from circulation and replaced. We look forward to welcoming you back to the area soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Sep 2020

  • "This property was one of the best holiday let’s ever."

    The location was perfect close to the river Dart in the delightful village of Dittisham. We had been to Dittisham previously and were aware that it is very hilly so not for the infirm. The cottage was really well equipped and had everything needed to prepare meals if needed. We enjoyed the pizzas in the Ferry Boat Inn practically on our doorstep and the Anchor Stone Cafe for delicious seafood. The property was exceptionally clean and a welcome hamper was a lovely gesture. I have no hesitation in highly recommending this property.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Everything about the property was exactly how it looked in images and had all the necessary amenities we required; washer, dryer, dishwasher, kitchen appliances etc."

    The welcome basket was also a lovely touch with milk and butter provided upon arrival. Property was also exceptionally clean and well presented.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2020

  • "3 Glendale cottage was a wonderful place to stay."

    Very well equipped and all fixtures and fittings good quality. House was immaculate and very clean on arrival and a lovely welcome pack waiting for us. A few steps from the pub and the waters edge so a really great location if you bring a boat or kayak as we did. Unfortunately we had possibly the worst week of weather that the UK has seen in 4 months which slightly took the shine off what would have been a perfect week.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was exceptionally hot this summer and would benefit from having fans available."

    Front porch door is starting to rot and didn't close properly. Main bedroom door stuck and was hard to close. It really needs to be very clear about the poor/limited accessibility and state the property is not suitable for anyone with mobility problems. It is a beautiful location and property, but very expensive in the summer considering the limited accessibility and lack of garden compared to other properties. .

    Thank you for the feedback regarding your stay at 3 Glendale this summer. We are sorry to hear that you found the property exceptionally hot, the property owner will be providing fans to avoid this. We will be sending our maintenance team to rectify the issues you have specified and we have now amended the description to state the property is not suitable for wheelchair access. We hope to see you again in the future. Coast and Country Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Aug 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage, very clean and well specified."

    It’s just a few easy steps to the pub and the creek. Only one bathroom so best for a family or a couple. We did have a problem with the heating on the first morning but Sykes and the owner had this sorted within hours - a professional service. There is some damp in the twin bedroom that needs some attention otherwise absolutely perfect and we will be back hopefully when it’s a bit warmer!

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at 3 Glendale a Cottages in Dittisham."

    The weather wasn’t great but we made the most of our week. The cottage was lovely and cosy with all necessities there. We would definitely return. Thanks

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Feb 2020

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge with ice box, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Car park nearby
  • Patio area with table and chairs
  • No pets or No smoking
  • Pub within 0.1 miles, Village shop 0.2 miles
  • Welcome Hamper provided

The property

Enjoying captivating glimpses of the River Dart in the delightful village of Dittisham is this charming terraced cottage, 3 Glendale Cottages.

This spacious accommodation is ideally placed for a family seeking to immerse themselves in all that this corner of Devon has to offer with a well-equipped base to come back to each evening.

Upon entering the dwelling, you are welcomed into the contemporary-styled, open-plan living room boasting characterful beams and a charming inglenook fireplace.

Find yourself cooking delicious home-cooked meals within the kitchen before gathering your loved ones at the dining table for a sociable evening.

After dinner, curl up on the plush sofa with a good book in hand whilst the warmth of the woodburning stove fills the room with tranquillity before you head to bed.

Once the evening has drawn to a close, head up the staircase where you can catch glimpses of the estuary with every step before you reach the two well-presented bedrooms.

Here, you will find a well-presented double bedroom with a quaint window seat and a twin bedroom which is situated next to the gleaming family bathroom.

To the outside, there is a small patio area where a spot of alfresco dining can be enjoyed or you can enjoy a scenic walk to the nearby pub which serves delicious food.

Venture slightly further afield to the town of Dartmouth where a larger selection of amenities awaits you, as well as a waterfront with a magnitude of watersporting opportunities on offer.

For those feeling slightly more adventurous, choose to walk along the iconic South West Coast Path to soak up the scenery further.

3 Glendale is an excellent choice for a family holiday to this superb area of Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Totnes 12 miles.

Dartmouth lies on the banks of the beautiful River Dart estuary in the popular and picturesque South Hams area of South Devon. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to the coast, Dartmouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Devon. It offers a stunning waterfront, ancient narrow streets lined with boutique shops, restaurants and art galleries plus many local events such as the annual Dart Music Festival and the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta, along with the Dartmouth Food Festival held every October. There are many interesting cycling and walking routes around Dartmouth, including the South West Coast Path, the Dart Valley Trail and plenty of quiet country lanes. A trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway through picturesque countryside to Paignton is a must, and so is a boat trip across to Kingswear and on to Brixham, a pretty little harbour town. For those seeking some beach activities, there is a wide choice in the South Hams area such as Blue Flag Award winner Blackpool Sands, and Slapton Sands, both extremely popular and just a stone's throw from Dartmouth. A relaxing location in South Devon.

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Unfortunately the property is not suitable for wheelchair access due to the location and access to the property.

Choice of two car parks in the village, one of which is located up a steep hill from the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas