2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Cottage in Kingsbridge

Rafters, dog-friendly cottage sleeping 4 guests with enclosed sunny garden near Slapton Village and Start Bay beaches
At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: Ruth & Jon Saunders
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  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Location: Kingsbridge
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Minimum nights stay: 3
  • Low season price per week: £625
  • High season price per week: £1250
  • Average price per week:£900
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (11 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


Rafters is a 2 bedroom, dog-friendly cottage set in a peaceful South Hams private valley near the beautiful beaches of Start Bay. It has sliding patio doors and an airy open-plan ground floor, leading to a sunny, fully enclosed garden.

Rafters is one of a collection of stone cottages at Dittiscombe Estate near Slapton Village. The Estate is a 20-acre conservation valley, all managed for the enjoyment of guests. Dogs are welcome here as there is plenty of space to walk and play safely in the garden and grounds. During the school summer holidays there is a Family Nature Walk every Sunday through the Estate with local ecologist Ken Neal which free to Dittiscombe guests.

The sitting area features a stone-built fireplace and surround with a flame-effect electric fire and storage heater, Wifi and TV with streaming, bookshelves, two double sofas and coffee tables.

The fully-equipped kitchen area has a ceramic hob, microwave, electric oven and storage heater, and the dining area has an extending oak dining table and four chairs.

The bathroom is on the ground floor and has a bath with electric shower over, an electric fan heater and storage heater, basin and toilet.

Upstairs there is a galleried landing which leads to the two bedrooms. The main bedroom has low, ancient rafters and a kingsize bed; the second bedroom has two single beds. Both bedrooms have storage heaters.

One step through the patio doors takes you to the fully enclosed level garden which is surrounded by trees, hedges, climbers, a stone wall and fencing. Wooden tables, chairs and a bench all sit on a gravelled area with garden pots and climbers, with a further area of lawn in front. A wooden gate leads to Willows garden next door.

If Rafters is unavailable we have other 2 bedroom, dog-friendly cottages so please call Ruth & Jon on 01548 521272 or visit our website to find live availability and booking. Other cottages at Dittiscombe: Buddleia (2 bedrooms, 2 dogs welcome). Dovecote (2 bedrooms, 2 dogs welcome), Willows (4 bedrooms, 2 dogs welcome), Honeysuckle (one bedroom, 1 dog welcome), The Owlery (1 bedroom, pet free).

11 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Warm welcome

By Mr & Mrs Priestley on 15-Apr-2022

A warm welcome every visit at Dittiscombe

A perfect stay

By Barber Family on 16-Jun-2022

A perfect stay, home from home, people lovely, doggy heaven.

Super Cottage

By Griffiths family on 24-Jun-2022

Super cottage in a lovely peaceful location.


January - March January - March 675
02/03/2023 - 28/05/2023 Easter & May 800
29/05/2023 - 04/06/2023 May Bank Holiday 850
04/06/2023 - 02/07/2023 June 800
03/07/2023 - 27/08/2023 July & August 1250
28/08/2023 - 10/09/2023 Early September 1000
11/09/2023 - 01/10/2023 Late September 800
02/10/2023 - 30/10/2023 October 750
01/11/2023 - 20/12/2023 November and December 675
21/12/2023 - 02/01/2024 Christmas and New Year 800



Children Welcome
Pets Welcome


Coffee Maker
Dining Room
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Living Room
Ironing Board


Away from it all
Farm holidays
Sports activities