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Cherry Cottage Information
8 (4 Bedrooms, 2 with en-suite power showers)
Modern Fitted Kitchen, including Dishwasher & Microwave
Washing Machine & Tumble Drier
Freeview TV, DVD, Video, FreeTelephone & Broadband
Bed Linen Provided
Two Pets Allowed
Shared use of 1.5 Acre Garden
Membership of Dartmouth Golf & Country Club
£353 to £1158
Cherry is the last Cottage to be built at Buckland Court. This very spacious high quality property in the Upper Courtyard is one of three mews cottages built with a sensitive application of both modern and traditional stone materials, furnished and equipped to a high standard and level of comfort. Gas fired central heating, modern insulation and double glazing ensure this cottage is ideal for off-season use.
These cottages are situated on two sides of this most attractive flower filled courtyard setting. Cherry enjoys all the attractive amenities provided for this lovely collection of old cottages nestling deep in the heart of the South Hams.
The South Hams is Devon's jewel in the crown — an area of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty' that encompasses picturesque estuaries and a stunning coastline with miles of unspoilt beaches and hidden coves to a lush hinterland that extends to the wild untamed heathland of Dartmoor, there is variety for all to explore and enjoy.
From the richly wooded Dart Valley and the historic deepwater port of Dartmouth all the way to Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can discover the charm of charismatic coastal villages and towns.
Cherry cottage is close to the village of Slapton and is ideally placed for all the attractions of this beautiful corner of South Devon. The southerly location and warm Gulf Stream air ensure one of the mildest climates in the whole of Britain. The summers are long, autumns warm and winters mild, so that you can enjoy a visit at any time of the year.
The entrance hall leads to a Cloak-room with W.C., shaver point and wash basin. Adjacent is a spacious living room with three seater settees, Freeview TV, DVD, video, dining table and chairs.
A beamed kitchen/ diner is well fitted, having extremely attractive limed oak units, a very nice cooker with gas hob, electric double oven, microwave, integrated dishwasher, full size fridge/freezer and washing machine/tumble dryer — and there is even a wine rack. The dining area has a large pine table to seat at least 8 with matching chairs, a child's high chair and a small TV.
The staircase from the kitchen leads up to the landing off which there are 4 bedrooms: Large master bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with power shower, basin and WC, ideal for use as the family room with plenty of space for a cot. Double bedroom with 4ft 6in bed and en-suite shower room with power shower and vanity basin. Twin bedroom with 3ft beds and a basin. Bunk bedroom with full size bunks and velux window. The bathroom has a bath (with power shower over), basin and WC.
All the bedrooms rooms have windows overlooking the courtyard apart from the bunk bedroom which has a Velux, and bathroom. There are duvets on all beds. Linen is supplied and the beds made up in advance. A travel cot and high chair are available and towels can be hired. There is Gas central heating, electricity and telephone for local and incoming calls all included in the price. The free Broadband internet connection is via a RJ45 network socket in the Lounge or Wi-Fi.
The cottage is available for arriving guests from 3.00 pm on Fridays and is to be vacated by 10.00 am.
Outside there is a gravel area with bench seat, stone walls and shrub and flower borders. There is allocated parking space for 2 cars within the courtyard itself with additional spaces behind Buckland House stables.
Dartmouth Golf & Country Club membership with leisure facilities, 25% discount on green fees and day membership, 4 miles from Buckland.
Cherry cottage's spacious accommodation allows it to be used in conjunction with neighbouring cottages or Buckland House for larger groups and yet is cosy enough for intimate family holidays.
Where to Visit from Cherry
South Devons Heritage Steam Railways
We are fortunate in the South Hams to have two well known and popular Steam Railways running alongside the river Dart.
Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
One of the most scenic train rides to be found anywhere, try the Paignton to Kingswear (Dartmouth) line. Re-live the great days of steam railway travel. Your steam locomotive starts from Paignton Station passing Paignton Sands and Quaywest Water Park.
This rail journey takes in the spectacular Torbay coastline and runs through the wooded hills along the Dart Estuary. After going past Churston, the train runs inland and proceeds alongside the river Dart before terminating at Kingswear.
From Kingswear take either the Lower ferry or passenger train ferry across the river to Dartmouth station, probably one of the only stations never to have seen a train. Dartmouth is the home of the Britannia Royal Naval College, Bayards Cove, Butterwalk and Dartmouth Castle; England's first Castle to have guns as its main armament.
It's also possible to combine your rail journey with a river pleasure cruise from Dartmouth to Totnes and a coach ride returning to your start point. The Dartmouth River Cruise winds it's way along the river cruising past the home of the late Dame Agatha Christie and the pretty little villages of Dittisham and Galmpton. An interesting and slightly humorous commentary is provided by the Skipper. Look out for the wildlife; cormorants, kingfishers and seals are very often spotted!
Enjoy this fascinating journey that stretches out over the entire day The scenery is breathtaking, along the spectacular English Riviera and Dart river. This is one of the finest heritage steam railway journeys anywhere in Europe.
The steam train operates from April to October and fantastic Santa Steam Specials during December.
South Devon Railway
The South Devon Railway is one of Devon's and the West Country's best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.
It is a seven mile former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. Steam trains run with heritage rolling stock and offer a wonderful all day attraction for families and people of all ages.
While you are at Buckfastleigh, you can visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm and Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies: 3 Great Attractions, 1 Amazing Day.
Just off the A38 at Buckfastleigh, very close to the famous Buckfast Abbey, or by train to Totnes on the Great Western main line.
In recent years the engineering workshops at Buckfastleigh have been expanded to be able to service and rebuild our wonderful heritage steam engines. Many old pieces of machines have been re sited here from around the country to form a centre of engineering excellence for the Heritage railway industry.
Famous visiting steam engines from the National Collection are often spotted on this line.
For a full timetable and list of events visit www.southdevonrailway.co.uk.
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