Otter Cottage

Dartmouth, Devon
  • 8
  • 4
  • Pet Friendly

Mews-style cottage in a flower filled courtyard, tucked away in a lovely countryside setting. Just 3 miles from the ever popular Slapton Sands.

  • Minutes from Dartmouth and Slapton Sands
  • Easy access to Devon beaches and South West Coast Path
  • Chance of seeing otters at Slapton Ley Nature Reserve

About Otter Cottage

Spacious and comfortable rooms with an open plan, beamed, kitchen/diner. The lovely sitting room has plenty of space to relax and unwind with extra dining facilities, whilst the bedrooms are spacious, light and airy with most of them overlooking the courtyard.

Otter Cottage shares a large 1.5 acre garden with other cottages, which gives plenty of space for outdoor play and relaxation. The children will delight at the duck ponds and free roaming chickens. (Please note that dogs must be kept on a lead here).

Go beach combing at the delightful Slapton Sands or visit Slapton Ley Nature Reserve for beautiful views, as well as rare migrant birds and the occasional otter!

This lovely cottage is an ideal getaway and perfect base, whether you are just looking to unwind or you want the opportunity of discovering this beautiful area of South Devon and all that it has to offer.


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"What a lovely cottage and location to enjoy a winters weekend. Beautifully prepared and spotless throughout. This lovely home invites your family and friends to enjoy it, to entertain and to cook and spend time together. The beautiful local area, rolling lawns, ponds and BBQ area are certainly calling us back for a summer visit."

Steve Pink - December 2017

"My family's had two wonderful holidays staying at Otter Cottage. We're 5 plus a dog and we had lots more room than we needed, everything was thoughtfully provided and of a lovely standard - nice bed linen, brilliantly equipped kitchen, great TV, and all spotless. The location is fantastic and on each holiday we've been spoilt for choice for days out at the beach, seaside village and town, moors, or just very locally around Slapton and wonderful local walks. The owners had provided thoughtful local info and suggestions and contact details, and the instructions for working things, finding the property and the key were all great. I'd totally recommend this cottage as a wonderful place for a family holiday."

Katey Woodrow - August 2017

"We had a great time at the cottage as an extended family group. The accommodation is nicely arranged with plenty of bathrooms and space on the upstairs floor. The downstairs has a lovely lounge where we could relax if the weather was bad (which it wasn’t!) The garden is great and is situated in a very special and secluded rural area of the South Hams. There’s a really lovely local walk around Slapton Ley and woodland. We had 4 young children with us who loved the freedom of the garden and hopefully we didn’t make too much noise! With 2 dogs, 2 families, 4 young children in tow, it was a great place for us to all relax enjoy some family time in a beautiful area and enjoy fantastic days out on the many beautiful local beaches."

Neil Dewhurst - July 2017

"Ideal for a family holiday with loads of space, fantastic gardens and great location. Thoroughly recommended. Lots of room and everything you need, and the garden was amazing!"

Christine Hopley - July 2017

"Just got back from a family holiday with 8 of us and 2 dogs in the Cottage.Everything you could possibly think of has been thought about here and the kitchen is very well equipped.All the bedrooms have plenty of storage space and comfy beds.Downstairs there is enough room to accommodate everyone and has enough space so that you don't feel like you're on top of each other! The grounds are stunning and there is a small play area for children.We had lots of days out on the beaches which were all no more than half an hours journey away. Lovely exploring so many different places. I would highly recommend this cottage for family getaways, very suitable for children too."

Chrissie Mackie - August 2016

"We were a group of 8 including young children. The cottage was perfect for our holiday and the large gardens with ponds & BBQ added to the overall experience. The owners have thought of everything - it is a home from home and we would not hesitate to recommend it. Thank you."

Verity Massett - July 2016

"We absolutely loved our stay at Otter. The cottage itself was lovely - kitchen was very well equipped and the gardens perfect for relaxing in the sun. The location was great, with several beaches within a 15-20 minute drive. Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay. We absolutely loved every second. Perfect for the whole family - toddlers right up to Grandparents. We didn’t want for anything."

Liz Trebble - July 2016

"Perfect half-term week for 6 adults and 3 children. All the facilities needed for the whole party, although one minor glitch - shower in master bedroom takes time for water to empty. That said, everything else in the property was great. Spent time in Dartmouth, did steam train ride to Paignton from Kingswear, walked part of the SW coastal path, visited Salcombe, very pretty. Walked to and used the pubs in Slapton and Beesands. A great week enjoyed by all. Driving the roads around the immediate vicinity is a challenge - all single track with passing spaces."

Sarah Tromans - May 2016

"We had a very enjoyable holiday break, mid-March. The cottage is beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable. We were able to get out and enjoy walks in the wonderful Devon landscape including Prawle Point and Dartmouth Castle, following directions from maps in the cottage. We ate like kings from the local Farm shop. Definitely want to come back again!"

Logesh - March 2016

What makes this area
So special...

South Devon is full of English charm, beaches, splendid coasts and picturesque villages. Slapton is a pretty countryside village. From here you can explore the South Devon coasts and beaches, Slapton Ley Nature Reserve and the South West Coast Path.

Property details

Otter Cottage: sleeps 8 across 4 bedrooms, two of which are en suite. Living space is comprised of a kitchen/diner, sitting room and ample shared gardens.

Ground Floor

Kitchen: fully fitted, modern kitchen/dining room with small TV in dining area
Sitting Room with Freeview TV, Video, DVD player.  Extra dining table
Door to cloakroom with wash hand basin and WC 
Stairs rise to:

First Floor

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2) with king size bed, space for travel cot (supplied), en suite bathroom with power shower, wash hand basin and WC.  Views over courtyard
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2)  Double bed, en suite bathroom with power shower, wash hand basin and WC.  Views over courtyard
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2)  Twin beds with wash hand basin, views over courtyard
Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2)  Full size bunk beds
Family Bathroom including bath with power shower over, wash hand basin and WC


Gravel area with bench seat.  Shared use of communal cottage gardens of 1.5 acres with BBQ, duck ponds and free roaming chickens.
Parking for 2 cars within the courtyard with additional parking behind Buckland Stables



What you need to know

Cot and highchair available
Smoking is allowed outside only please.

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