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Ferry Cottage


Brixham, Devon

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This picturesque, Grade 2 listed, detached cottage that is traditional from the outside but has a modern feel on the inside has a superb riverside location. The two double bedrooms have uninterrupted views across the River Dart towards the village of Dittisham and downstairs provide space to relax and enjoy this wonderful setting. Other cottages on the estate include The Lodge, a cosy retreat for two, South Lodge, a larger 3 bedroom property, and finally The Apartment, an impressive apartment that sleeps 8 guests and is spread over two floors in Agatha Christie's former holiday home.

There is a substantial, enclosed large patio area at the side of the cottage perfect for riverside living. With the foot ferry linking Dartmouth, Dittisham and Totnes on your doorstep, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding area. The Ferry Boat Inn just across the water is located in the pretty village of Dittisham, just ring the bell for the ferry, available every day except Christmas Day.

There is even a steam railway stop just a short walk away from the cottage, so why not let the train take the strain, this railway links to the main line. You can travel in a number of ways around the Greenway estate and further afield and there are many walks available with the close proximity to the South West coast path and Dart Valley Trail.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Large living area with mezzanine level, few steps down to open plan kitchen with dining table, sitting room, large bathroom and shower room, utility room.
First floor
Two double bedrooms (1 x 6' double bed which can be a twin on request and 1 x 5' double bed, family bathroom with shower over the bath.
Other floor
Visitor notes

Heating: There is gas central heating.

Parking: There is space for 2 cars on the driveway.

Garden: Garden is to the back and the side of the property, enclosed with private gate to property woods and gardens. There is a large table and chairs provided.

Accessibility: There is a shuttle car which runs to the foot ferry from Greenway house for less able visitors.

Television/DVD/Radio: Large screen TV provided with DVD and Blue-ray player. There is also a DAB/Bluetooth radio/CD player.

BBQ: A barbeque is provided for guests to use.

Local amenities: The Ferry Boat Inn, directly opposite is accessible by the Dittisham ferry.

Offers: Guests can benefit from a late Sunday checkout time of 4pm.

Entry to the National Trust's English Riviera properties is yours for free, as well as exclusive out of hours access to the gardens.

Discount: Guests will benefit from 10% off retail purchases in the Greenway estate shop.

Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Pub Nearby
  • Romantic Location
  • Garden Appeal
  • Cot/Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

The exterior of Higher Brownstone Farm, Coleton Fishacre, Devon  © Mike Henton

Devon's a big and beautiful county with much to offer. From bucolic sleepy market towns to the miles and miles of coastline, much loved by surfers, swimmers, families, and walkers from all over the world, a trip to this special place will stay with you for ever. We have a great range of holiday options in Devon, from holiday cottages brimming with character and lovingly restored to our bunkhouses and bothies, all located on or near land in the care of the National Trust.

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place to visit
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  • Living Coasts
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Kents Cavern
  • Pennywell Farm
  • Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
  • Woodlands Leisure Park
  • Cockington Village
  • Walking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • horse riding
  • bird watching
  • canoeing.
National Trust places to visit
Greenway Greenway house and garden on the River Dart: 'the loveliest place in the world'
Coleton Fishacre
Coleton Fishacre A luxuriant garden by the sea, with an Arts and Crafts-style house, featuring Art Deco-influenced interiors
Compton Castle
Compton Castle Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden
Bradley Delightful medieval manor house, set in woodland and meadows through which the River Lemon runs
Overbeck's Luxuriant coastal garden surrounding elegant Edwardian house with diverse collections
South Milton Sands
South Milton Sands Long sandy beach, rockpools and dunes with beautiful sunsets


Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • August 2016
    • Unknown
    Perfect location

    As soon as we walked through the door the wow factor hit us. Everyone was instantly happy and excited after the long drive. Three days into the holiday we booked for the following year. The location was perfect, the standard of accommodation was show-home condition.

  • J Palmer
    • August 2016
    • Cambridgeshire
    Excellent holiday!

    Area, location, local sights, free access to NT properties as we are no longer members.... all made our stay enjoyable. Excellent holiday!

  • Anonymous
    • August 2016
    • Unknown
    An outstanding cottage

    The location and quality of the decoration and presentation of the cottage made our stay enjoyable. An outstanding cottage.

  • E. Andrew Proctor
    • August 2016
    • Kent
    Wonderful cottage

    Wonderful cottage in an idilic setting. Definitely worth a repeat visit or two. This cottage is new - we were only the 8th visitors, but already there is wear and tear, though this did not detract from our enjoyment.

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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