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
Salcombe harbour and Kingsbridge estuary
East Portlemouth and Salcombe straddle the narrow inlet from the sea that leads into Salcombe harbour. East Portlemouth has it's sandy beaches with a ferry service which takes visitors to and from Salcombe.
This is an area very popular with yachtsmen and dingy sailors alike as the harbour here is both wide and sheltered. The excellent sailing facilities enable all those visiting to appreciate this unique situation.
Events of interest to yachtsmen are the Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta and the Salcombe Town Regatta.
The Island Cruising Club (ICC), based in Salcombe, has over 60 years experience of RYA yacht courses and yachting training.
Nearby is Overbecks Museum and Gardens at Sharpitor, a beautiful National Trust property within a 6 acre plot having an astonishing range of exotic trees, shrubs and plants. The gardens enjoy a wonderful view over the sea cliffs and into the estuary.
In Summer, cruise the Estuary from Kingsbridge to Salcombe with the Rivermaid. Creeks Cruises are available that meander up some of the tranquil waterways which can include Frogmore, South Pool, Waterhead, Batson, Collapit or Blanksmill Creeks.
Cruising the length of the Salcombe estuary, crossing the Bar and cruising a little way out along the coast, either in around Starehole Bay and Bolt Head or eastwards towards Prawle Point, the most southerly part of Devon. Heading East towards Prawle Point takes you past the delightful beaches of Gara, Moor Sands, and Elender Cove.
Off Salcombe is the wreck of a Bronze Age ship, one of only three known in Britain. Discovered in May 2009, it has been dated to 900 B.C. The cargo included hundreds of copper and tin ingots, a bronze sword, a number of bronze axheads and several golden bracelets, called torques.
In the same area another Bronze Age shipwreck was found in 2006 which held even rarer treasures. These included an eight-stranded braided-wire torque, two rolled-up ribbon torques and part of a twisted bar torque, which date to between 1300 and 1100 B.C. Once worn as a bracelet, the braided-wire torque is incredibly rare and is probably French in origin.
More recently, the Salcombe Cannon Wreck is of a 17th century ship that contained 400 Moroccan gold coins and Dutch items.
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