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
Start Bay & Slapton Sands
Start Bay reaches from the Mew Stone at the mouth of the river Dart and encompasses the famous Blackpool Sands beach, Slapton Sands, Torcross and ends in the rocky cliffs that curve around the Start point lighthouse.
The coastal villages of Stoke Fleming and Strete are within a mile of the sheltered cove protecting Blackpool Sands. The lovely cove is flanked by wooded cliffs, the shingle beach having attractive facilities including the Venus café, windsurfing, canoeing and sailing hire. Blackpool Sands is one of the best beaches in Devon and extremely popular with families.
Slapton Sands extend for over 3 miles from Strete Gate to Torcross with the unique coast road set on the shingle ridge and having the freshwater Slapton Ley one side and the sea the other. The Ley has an abundance of flora and wild life being a designated National Nature Reserve.
Slapton Field Centre organises guided walks in the water meadows, marshland and pond dipping on the Ley.
When in Torcross enjoy the most wonderful fish & chips at the Start Bay Inn.
From Torcross the best way to reach Start Point is by using the South West Coastal path, visiting Beesands and Hallsands along the way.
The village of Hallsands collapsed into the sea on a stormy night in January 1917. The entire village was destroyed together with the livelihoods of its people. Dredging of shingle from along the coast between Hallsands and Beesands had been permitted to provide material for expansion of the naval dockyard at Keyham.
Over a number of years, storms battered the coastline and swept away part of the sea wall before destroying the village. Studies showed that the beach had fallen by between seven and 12 feet. All that remains of Hallsands is the ruins of the chapel, perched on the edge of the cliff top. Dozens of families lost their homes but amazingly, no villagers died in the tragedy.
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