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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
National Trust properties in Devon
We are fortunate to have many interesting National Trust properties close to Buckland so why not spend a day – summer or winter – at these properties.
Sir Richard Acland gave away his estate of 2,590 hectares (6,400 acres), one of the largest the Trust has acquired which includes 20 farms and 200-plus cottages. Killerton House, built in 1778-9, brings to life generations of the Aclands, one of Devon's oldest families. The garden, created by John Veitch, is the highlight of Killerton, beautiful all year round. Marvel at the ancient rhododendrons, magnolias and rare trees surrounded by rolling Devon countryside.
Saltram House, Plympton
Still a largely undiscovered treasure, and the result of centuries of sophistication and extravagance, Saltram is the perfect family day out: close to Plymouth and yet in a world of its own. Home to the Parker family for nearly 300 years, the house with its original contents provides a fascinating insight into country-estate life throughout the centuries.
A "ham", or homestead, existed on the site from Tudor period and salt was harvested from the nearby estuary, hence its name. The first family of note to own the property were the Mayes or Mayhowes. They developed the site for 50 years before selling to the Baggs family who turned the farmhouse into a mansion.
Fine Robert Adam interiors and beautiful collections bring the 'age of elegance' to life at Saltram. Learn about some of the fascinating characters and family stories, including the correspondence between Frances, the first Countess, and Jane Austen.
Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear
Travel back in time to the Jazz Age in this evocative country home of the D'Oyly Carte family. Enjoy the 1920s' elegance of the Arts and Crafts style, and glimpse life behind the servants' doors. Experience the Savoy Theatre, Hotel and Gilbert and Sullivan connections through music playing in the Saloon. Inspiring views add to the light, joyful atmosphere in which you can lose yourself. Paths weave through glades, past tranquil ponds and rare tender plants from New Zealand and South Africa.
The house was built between 1925 and 1926 from a design by Oswald Milne, a former assistant to Edwin Lutyens and is heavily influenced by the Art Deco movement.
The garden runs down a narrow combe from the house to the sea at Pudcombe Cove It was originally planted by Lady Dorothy Carte and includes exotic species that are only able to grow due to the proximity of the Gulf Stream to this part of the coast of Devon.
(Travel via the ferry from Dittisham or Dartmouth) This is an extraordinary glimpse into the private holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family. The relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s and contains many of the family's collections, including archaeology, Tunbridge ware, silver, botanical china and books.
Outside you can enjoy the large and romantic woodland garden, with restored vinery and peach house, wild edges and rare plantings, which drift down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart estuary.
Enjoy the adventure of arriving by ferry at Greenway Quay or arrive in style on the 1950s bus.
Greenway was the birthplace of Humphrey Gilbert, an adventurer, explorer, member of parliament and soldier who was half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh. He pioneered the English colonization of North America and the Plantations of Ireland.
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