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Smugglers Cottage Dittisham, the perfect riverside location.
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Smugglers Cottage Dittisham, the perfect riverside location.
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Upper Terrace
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Master Bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Double Bedroom
Dittisham Quay
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Dittisham, Dartmouth, Devon, England

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michelle...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“fantastic setting”
Reviewed 30 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Have just returned from a fantastic short break at smugglers. The cottage is typically chocolate box with lots of quaint features. The housekeeper was very welcoming and left the essentials in the kitchen. The views were mesmerizing as it was ever changing with the tide and the ferry was a great way to travel about. A big thank you to the owner for being so accommodating. This was our second visit and it didn't disappoint- would definitely recommend.

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Liked best: the views from the patio
Liked least: the approach to the cottage was a little hair-raising
Travelling group: Friends
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Maxine L...
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“The ambience and setting of Smugglers Cottage surpassed our expectations and ensured a wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 10 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Five friends from Australia fell in love with the appeal of Smugglers Cottage as presented on line. It did not disappoint All information provided ensured we were well prepared for accessing the cottage and for 2 weeks we were able to relax and enjoy all the cottage, the setting, the village and the surrounding area could offer. The information pack ensured car parking and wood for fire were easy to access and the outdoor areas ensured we could enjoy all that the view suggested. The cottage is well placed to use the Ferry to Dartmouth, enjoy magnificent food nearby, and share breakfast with the swans arriving with the tide. The caretaker was prompt with assistance when required, and ensured our departure was not inconvenienced by the tide. We look forward to a return holiday.

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240kathyc
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“An extraordinarily beautiful place”
Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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The cottage is as beautiful and peaceful as it looks - its position on the bank of the Dart river is stunning - 100yrs from the front door is the local pub the Ferry Boat Inn with great food and great banter- you can ring a bell outside the pub at the pontoon and a small boat arrives to take you the other side of the river to 'Greenway' where you can visit Agatha Christies breathtaking holiday home which sits on a hill top -and walk on further through a forest walk down to Kingswear . Another river boat takes you to the beautiful ,vibrant town of Dartmouth where you can shop the little lanes, have a crab sandwich or take a steam train to the Victorian Holiday town of Paignton - The cottage is very traditional - stone floors and thick walls - the owners have painstakinly retained all the character of the building but all modern conveniences are there - the bedrooms are lovely and bright - the master, with ensuite utterly charming - and the dining room very cosy especially with a fire roaring - it is well equipped and plenty of heat and hot water- the outside terraces are lovely to sit on at any time of day from 6am when only the ducks are awake till moonlight when the last boats stop chugging - my husband fished from the terrace whilst i caught a bucket of crabs - this place will remain in your hearts for a long time after you leave it

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Liked best: crabbing from the terrace - and waking up to that gorgeous view
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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J F
Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful peaceful break at Smugglers Cottage”
Reviewed 7 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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My husband and I together with our three children and two of their friends (all in their 20s) spent a long weekend at Smugglers Cottage at the end of Feb/early March. We were bowled over by the location, right on the River Dart, utter peace and quiet and beautiful views. We were also very impressed by the accommodation which was warm and cosy and with plenty of room for all 7 of us. There was also plenty of hot water (young people are always having showers!) because we read the instructions left by the owners about using the booster switch in both bathrooms. The property which is an enchanting and very historic cottage with thick walls and low ceilings was clean and tidy when we arrived, and also stocked with all the mod cons you need in the 21st century (efficient heating, hot water, internet, TV, washing machine etc etc). It is worth noting that the cottage is at the bottom of a very steep hill and that cars have to be parked at the top of the hill, unless you park for a short while at low tide on the beach beside the cottage. All of us would happily go back, especially in the summer when it would be enchanting. Lots to do and see all around, even out of season.

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Liked best: Beautiful location and comfortable beds
Liked least: Steep hills of Dittisham!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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treveri20...
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“'Loved it'”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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This is a beautiful cottage, with lots of character in a fantastic location.
We booked it for a family celebration and had a brilliant time.
It was very well equipped and had everything we needed. We had our meals in the lovely dining room and even had breakfast on the sunny terrace for 2 of our mornings (in February). The lounge was warm and cosy, once we'd got the wood burning stove going.
The bedrooms were all also nice and comfortable with views overlooking the estuary.
I was a little concerned following a previous negative review but I really don't know what he was talking about. - of course it's a little dark - it's a characterful thatched cottage - but it was most definitely not dingy
We were a family of 6 and had plenty of hot water using the booster switches as advised and after a long walk had 5 showers and 1 bath with no problems.
The setting is brilliant, really peaceful and quiet, and although visiting in February we were very fortunate with the weather and thoroughly enjoyed sitting out on the terrace for breakfast looking out over the river as the sun rose.
We all thought the cottage was great and with two very friendly pubs in the village it was a wonderful long weekend break.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: needed to get the fires going to get it warm and cosy
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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