Willow at Dittisham Hideaways

Dartmouth, Devon

Suitible for: 2 Humans icon 2 Humans
Suitible for: 1 Dogs icon 1 Dog

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    Why we love it

    A safe space for your dogs to run around in, a wooded estate to sniff out, hot tubs and hammocks on deck, and Devon’s AONB to adventure through

    What you'll love

    Dogs will love

    • Smelling out the many nooks and crannies of the estate
    • Keeping pristine in the dog wash area
    • Discovering their bowls, bed, treats and a toy!

    Humans will love

    • Cloud watching from the hammock
    • Melting into the wood fired hot tub on the private terrace
    • Eating al fresco on the decking

    The place

    On the edge of a wooded valley, Willow Shepherd’s Hut is swaddled in nature. Built with pleasure in mind, there’s almost too much to enjoy on site. Breakfast could be under the umbrella on the terrace, and mid-morning could be anything from playing with the dog along the circular wooded walk or making your way to one of the beaches nearby. Evening, however, will no doubt be barbecuing on the deck, and a dip in the wood-fired hot tub. Inside, the power shower is a welcome feature for those heading back after exploring the River Dart, just a mile away. And dinner is a breeze with the modern kitchen at hand indoors. Whether you’re just looking to pad about and relax in style for a few days, or heading out to explore, Willow is equipped to take care of you.


    • 1 x King bed in open plan layout


    • Shower room with toiletries provided
    • Dog washing area

    Living and relaxing

    • Wood-fired hot tub on private terrace
    • Basket of logs on arrival for either hot tub or wood burner
    • Fire pit
    • Double hammock
    • Communal games barn
    • Wifi

    Cooking and dining

    • Kitchen including oven, toaster and coffee machine
    • Fresh herbs growing on balcony
    • Cooking basics provided - salt, pepper, oil
    • Welcome hamper including bread, butter, jam and a bottle of wine

    For the dog

    • Treats
    • Dog bed
    • Dog toy
    • Water bowls

    Booking information

    • Check in 1600
    • Check out 1030
    • £50 per dog per stay

    Optional extras

    • Upgrade your welcome hamper to include a bottle of sloe gin
    • Use of the EV charging points - paid directly to the owner

    You should know

    • Some paths on site are quite steep and might not suit those with mobility issues
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    In the neighbourhood

    • The Dartmouth Steam Railway, which runs nearby, is your chance to chug along on a piece of history. If your dog doesn’t mind the whistle and rattle, they can join you for the price of a £2 dog ticket. The steam network connects Dartmouth, Totnes, Paignton, Torquay, Brixham and Kingswear, and some routes allow you to “steam & cruise” going out by train and back by boat
    • Dartmoor is a fantastic place to explore even though dogs need to be kept on leads thanks to ground nesting birds, wild ponies and grazing livestock. There are informative, scenic and dog-friendly walks available through the company Moorland Guides
    • This being coastal Devon, there are plenty of beaches to choose from, but a local favourite for dogs is Strete Gate, which has no restrictions at any time of year, so the only private places you need to keep out of are those of the nudists who frequent the northern end
    • The Sportsman’s Arms, a short walk away at the end of the road, is very dog friendly, as is the Ferry Boat Inn in Dittisham, a mile and a half or so to the east
    • The National Trust property of Coleton Fishacre has a stunning garden that rights down to the coast. You can arrive the normal way, through the car park, or hike to it along the coastal path and up to the café for refreshment. Dogs need to be kept on leads and can’t go into the main house, but it’s still a lovely way to snuffle up an hour or two
    • Totnes is already a lovely town to pop into, but when the market’s on, it’s a must-see. The town square fills with stalls selling food and produce, the air with delicious smells. There’s no actual rule that your dog needs to be on a lead, but unless you want to wrestle it back out of the remains of a charcuterie stand, it might be a good idea.
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