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Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 5 Dittisham B&B and Inns
Goreme
1 review
“Lovely atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Great place for a calm and relaxing stay. Ian and Karen were wonderful hosts and catered for our problematic diets (veggie and a wheat allergy) without any fuss at all. Guest room was comfortable, clean and had lovely views. Breakfast was fab and afternoon cake was a bonus! Location is great, quiet with good access into Dittisham and Dartmouth. Would thoroughly recommend Downton Lodge in a second.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

Funnily enough we used Tripadvisor to find a place to stay whilst on holiday on the Scilly Isles to break up the return journey to London, as we've been wanting to visit Mitch Tonks' fish and chip shop 'Rockfish' in Dartmouth for ages. Downton Lodge seemed to come very highly recommended so we went with that. So glad we did - it's a truly delightful home and having stayed in quite a few swanky hotels around the world, I can honestly say that seldom have I been anywhere where the rooms and indeed the whole building are so incredibly well furnished and finished. Karen and Ian have done an incredible job on their home and should be very proud of themselves, they're also very welcoming hosts and provided us with a delicious breakfast the following morning! ... Can't recommend it highly enough!

Also the fish and chips at Rockfish was the best we've ever had - and that coming from a couple who detoured there for the night on the way back to London, just to check them out - so as you can imagine it's a dish we're quite keen on!

Dartmouth was also a joy to behold ... For some reason, given it's maritime past, I was expecting something a little more industrial than picturesque - but it's a really charming town. Looking forward to heading out this way again, time permitting, and having a good old explore - and of course when we do we shall make sure we're staying at Downton Lodge.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Perfect place and just as described on the website. Great room which was spotlessly clean, with a very comfortable bed with lovely bedlinen and fluffy white towels in the bathroom. Delicious breakfast every morning and Karen and Ian went out of their way to make sure I had plenty of yummy gluten free food for breakfast. The cakes (gluten free and non gluten free) provided for afternoon tea were an especially nice touch.
Karen and Ian are great hosts and obviously take a great deal of pride in their home and clearly enjoy running their super bed and breakfast. We would definitely return and highly recommend a stay at Downton Lodge.

















  • Stayed August 2013
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templecombe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

What a beautifully peaceful, exquisitely decorated and spotlessly clean place to stay when on holiday in Devon, with Dartmouth and all its charm just a stones throw away.There were sea views on one side and beautiful views of Dartmoor on the other and a lovely garden to look out onto. Our hosts attended to our every need and were especially kind when we found ourselves without a car on our second evening, taking us down to the pub at Dittisham to meet up with family and collecting us later. This was really over and above the call of duty!
We will definitely return and wish Ian and Karen continued success in the future.

Room Tip: All the rooms are as good as each other, and all have sea views; two with a balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Stratford upon Avon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

A superb place to stay. The house is beautiful and obviously loved by its careful owners. Everywhere is spotlessly clean and so well planned, with even a little lounge on the landing, equipped with sink, fridge and cold water. It is in an incredibly delightful spot with views to die for. It was great having the little balcony to sit on and admire the countryside.
The food was generous and tasty with excellent choices.
Karen and Ian have thought of everything to give guests a most comfortable and enjoyable stay. The extras (cake is one of them) made us feel welcome, as did our hosts who were friendly and very accommodating.
Martha, the BIG poodle, is such a lovely girl and so well behaved.

Room Tip: We sneaked a peep into all the rooms and they were all lovely.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

Downton Lodge is ideal for those that want a peaceful break and only a few minutes from Dartmouth.
We have stayed at Downton Lodge every year for about the last 5 years, when visiting Dartmouth we wouldn't stay any where else!
Karen and Ian are perfect hosts, their house and rooms are beautiful, the breakfast is lovely and fresh with plenty of choice, nothing is to much trouble for them.
Karen and Ian know the area very well and are happy to help you with places to visit, there are many beautiful places to visit and plenty to do in the area of Dartmouth, we were even lucky enough to catch a few sightings of the Dartmouth dolphin this year.
We have only just got back from our stay and already looking forward to going back next year, we would recommend Downton Lodge to anyone.

Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This was our third stay with Ian and Karen, and again wehad the perfect break. The rooms and the house are beautiful with every comfort provided. We also enjoyed the use of the small lounge with cake and a variety of drinks provided, as we were with friends and so could all sit and chat together. Many thanks to our hosts fora lovely break.

Room Tip: The French room is our favourite with two big single beds and a little balcony to sit and enjoy the...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast

Property: Downton Lodge Country Bed and Breakfast
Address: Dittisham, Dartmouth TQ6 0JD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmouth > Dittisham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Dittisham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A wonderful base from which to explore the beautiful South Hams. Set in a secluded position down a peaceful farm lane, convenient for the charming village of Dittisham, the river Dart and Greenway. Historic Dartmouth with its fine range of shops, restaurants and cafes is just ten minutes drive. Great walking. Ample safe parking. ... more   less 
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Downton Lodge Country Bed And Breakfast Dittisham, Devon

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