A beautiful one bedroomed cottage, full of character, by a wild stream.
- english, french
About Sheila Johnston
I love living in this beautiful place with my animals all around me - I have two lurchers, three pygmy goats, six Indian Runner ducks and a flock of white doves who fly overhead at all times. My favourite things to do when I'm not at home gardening are to get out into the countryside with my dogs or onto the River Dart in our boat - picnics on the shore are just special.
Sheila Johnston purchased this Cottage in 1980
Why Sheila Johnston chose Dittisham
A luxury self-catering Folly with shared facilities offering peace and harmony for families, country lovers and... lovers ... perfect for honeymooners and couples who like to get away from it all, enjoy visiting National Trust properties, walking on the Coastal Paths, eating, sailing, swimming, playing golf and tennis. A perfect holiday ...
What makes this Cottage unique
Fingals is an unusual property, remote and tucked down narrow Devon lanes, but close to Totnes, Dittisham and Dartmouth. I simply fell in love with the position of this place and the extraordinary surrounding countryside and I am lucky enough to call it my home.
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Property is exceptional gem. Run away from your worries to this place. It's magical <3
Peace and tranquility
The Folly at Fingals is a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay. If you want to unwind in the fabulous Devon countryside this is the place for you.
Relaxing rural hideaway
A very peaceful and unique property in the heart of the Devon countryside. Perfect for relaxing, enjoying nature and recharging our batteries.
Amanda - thank you so much for taking the time to leave this lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and would welcome you back any time.
A very nice place to stay
Beautiful country location close to the river Dart , good art , comfortable bed , dog friendly and with a friendly dog . We had a great time and enjoyed our stay .
Lovely, very quaint and beautiful surroundings
Would highly recommend. Good value for money, and we had a lovely stay.
Surrounding area is beautiful too! Well equipped house with nice little touches.
Fingals is set in a Devon Valley with lush, colourful gardens, a grass tennis court, croquet lawn, swimming pool, sauna and gym - all of which are free to use by our guests. A delightful walk of just one mile will take you past Dittisham Mill Creek and the River Dart to the pretty village of Dittisham which has two pubs (one of which houses the village shop and post office), a fantastic waterside cafe and a ferry across to Greenway, holiday home to Agatha Christie now owned by the National Trust. There are other lovely Trust properties close by - Coleton Fishacre at Kingswear, Overbecks at Salcombe, Saltram House at Plymouth and others a short drive away. The River Dart offers all kinds of possibilities for adventures - from crabbing on the village pontoon to endless boat trips, sailing lessons, paddle boarding, kayaking or just pottering. Our closest stretch of the South West Coast Path is stunning - secluded coves and rock pooling beaches, panoramic clifftop views - it can be quite strenuous but there will be a glorious cafe or pub somewhere along your route for a little libation or refreshment. There are two steam trains, a zoo, wildlife park and hundreds of acres of Dartmoor to explore. It can be very quiet here out of season when only the birds and wildlife will entertain you, but if you prefer a more lively time then come when the Dartmouth Music/Comedy/Food Festivals or Regatta are taking place. There really is something for everyone. The only thing we can't provide is a mobile phone signal but there is free wifi and landline phones in all bedrooms. If there is anything else you would like to know please call us - we'd love to help and to see you here at Fingals for a holiday.