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
Walks, Trails & South West Coastal Path
The South West Coast Path National Trail is one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world. It passes along the coast at Slapton Ley some 2 miles from Buckland Court.
The path started life as a route for the Coastguard to patrol from lighthouse to lighthouse looking for smugglers. They needed to see into every bay and cove, so consequently the path closely hugs the coast, providing excellent views but rarely is it the most direct path between two points.
Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.
Whether you are looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a beauty spot, or to embark on the challenge of hiking large parts of the entire route from Minehead on the edge of Exmoor to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset. Choosing a local section of the path to walk is easy as downloadable guides can be found at www.southwestcoastpath.com.
The choice of walks suits all with Discovery Walks, Tea shop/Café Walks, Easy access and Pub Walks. The South Hams section of the path was voted by The Lonely Planet's Best in Travel as 'one of the world's best walks'.
Buckland is also situated in the centre of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with over 40 recommended walks within easy reach of the cottage.
The AONB provide detailed downloadable walking guides at www.southdevonaonb.org.uk.
Just outside Slapton village is The Field Studies Centre which runs frequent courses on all aspects of natural history, as well as guided walks around the Reserve, and the hire of boats for fishing on The Ley. The Centre also provides information on birds to be seen on the Reserve, including both resident and migrating birds and other wildlife such as otters.
The Field Studies Centre is surrounded by the 200 hectare Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve. Owned by the Whitley Wildlife Trust and managed by the Centre, the Ley is the largest freshwater lake in the South West and is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Although it is only separated from the sea by a narrow shingle bar, it is entirely freshwater. The lake is surrounded by Reedbeds, marshes and woodland habitats.
Alternatively, wander the lanes and footpaths of South Hams. Passing through rolling Devon countryside with red-earth fields, glorious valleys, woods carpeted with wild flowers and an abundance of wildlife. At the end there is always the village pub for a well earned drink.
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