Fingals Folly and Wisteria Balcony Suite | Self-catering in Devon | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Fingals Folly and Wisteria Balcony Suite - Self-catering in Devon

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Old Coombe Dittisham, Dartmouth, TQ6 0JA, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Richard & Sheila Johnston

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+44 (0)1803 722398(landline)

Play grass tennis, nip to the bar, swim in the pool - or cosy up in your own pad at this charmingly laid-back country house close to river and sea

Fingals is groovy, a jumble of a place in a hidden valley in one of the loveliest parts of south Devon. It's run with charm, humour and a dash of idiosyncrasy by Richard and Sheila. Each year, a little more accommodation is added onto the Queen Anne farmhouse. The Folly is the latest twist, a mad-cap scheme to add colour and genius, with a cleverly conceived little 'deck' area where a boat has been laid to rest so that you can loll in dappled sunshine beside a brook. In the main house, you have a private balcony area for a spot of garden gazing or watching the lawn tennis court. All the bedrooms are fresh and comfortable, the double with a big quilt-covered bed; the bathroom feels French, with pretty wallpaper and blue and white tiles. But the best thing of all about self-catering at Fingals is that you don't always have to! You can nip to the bar, book dinner, even breakfast – all normal facilities are to hand, yet you have the option of doing your own thing. Walk down to the river or the pub, hire canoes, paddle, laze on the beach, a 20-minute drive. Fingals is generous, idiosyncratic, laid-back and great fun.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Tennis court
On the premises.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Local points of interest from Richard & Sheila Johnston:

Local points of interest from
Richard & Sheila Johnston:

  • Painting courses in next door barns
  • Greenway (Agatha Christie) House short ferry accross river
  • Greenlane walks from front door and coastal walks a short distance away
  • Dartmouth a 20 min boat ride away on the Dart river
  • Dartington hall with literary festival and Summer music school 20 mins
  • Beaches coves and estuaries to swim in
Points of interest

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  • 1 Cottage for 2
  • , 1 Apartment for 4
Price:(i) £350 to£1000 per week

Price for 1 room for 3 nights £150-£400.

Booking info:

Weekend breaks off season.




Old Coombe Dittisham, Dartmouth, TQ6 0JA, Devon

Self-catering The Folly (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double
Price: (i) £ 350 to £ 1000 per week
Self-catering The Balcony Gite Suite (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double & 1 twin, both accessed separately from balcony, sharing 1 bath/shower room
Price: (i) £ 350 to £ 1000 per week

Richard & Sheila Johnston

Visit website

+44 (0)1803 722398(landline)