- Property code: APPLEC
- Changeover day: Friday
- Designated parking
- Discount for small parties
- Short Breaks available
- Central heating
- Garden or outside space
- Washing machine
- Near Beach
Apple is a delightfully neat, refurbished, modern cottage, one of several in Buckland Court whichis located in beautiful South Hams countryside, not far from the historic village of Slapton, South Devon. Nearby there is a world famous nature reserve, a 3 mile beach and excellent real ale pubs. Dartmouth and Kingsbridge are within 15 minutes drive, both with interesting shops, fine restaurants, boat trips, sailing and much more. Totnes, a quaint Elizabethan town is 9 miles away and Dartmoor, with wonderful walking and spectacular scenery is within easy reach. Buckland Court is well situated for a wide range of indoor and outdoor pursuits including golf. A gate from the courtyard opens out to a sweep of grass and orchard (1.5 acres) including a large pond populated by ducks. There is a built in barbecue with picnic benches where guests can relax and young people can play outdoor games and a children’s adventure playhouse on stilts with a slide and swings and a pool table/tennis table in the laundry room for those rainy days.
The cottages are very comfortable and well furnished and set around a pretty courtyard with summer hanging baskets and benches. The kitchens are well equipped with gas hobs, cooker extractor hoods, built-under ovens, fridges and microwaves. All beds are standard size (4ft 6in doubles, 3ft singles). The bathrooms all have a shower over the bath, hand basin and WC. All cottages have central heating, a gas fire in the living area and are equipped with iron and ironing board. There is a large communal laundry room with coin operated washing machine, dryer and freezer. There is a large range of local information and in season a small incubator, who knows what you might see hatch during your stay! Water is supplied through filtered and tested borehole water. The resident caretaker keeps a whiteboard up to date with the latest sightings of wildlife, can lend you a bat detector, a metal detector or a telescope and is conversant in German and French. He is always ready with suggestions that will help you get the most out of your holiday.
Please Note: This property is suitable for a maximum number of 4 adults.
Apple is a delightful small, refurbished, modern cottage and this is reflected in the price. The ground floor entrance is next to the gate leading to the spacious grounds. There is a charming, cosy open-plan living room with polished floor, a large comfortable settee, chairs and dining table; large screen Freeview TV, plus Fire Stick for Netflix, Amazon, Sky and BBC iPlayer etc. Wi-Fi. DVD player, video recorder, CD player radio with connectivity to smart phone. Twin USB charger points for charging phones, iPads etc. Books and games. Directors chairs stored under the stairs (can be taken into the garden). The fully equipped kitchen has a gas hob, built-in electric oven and grill, microwave & refrigerator. Upstairs there are 3 bright bedrooms furnished in pine: one double, one twin and one single room. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Extra freezer space is available in the laundry room.
An archway in the corner of the lower courtyard (separated by a substantial gate) opens out to a large pond populated by ducks and a sweep of grass and orchard (1.5 acres) including a built in barbecue with picnic benches where guests can relax and young people can play outdoor games as well as a new children’s adventure playhouse on stilts with a slide and swings.
Car parking in the drive, not in the lower courtyard except for loading and unloading.
- Included: Bed linen and towels, electricity, Free Wi-Fi, central heating (gas).
- Cot, High chair and Infant bed guard may be available from caretaker on a first come, first served basis, please enquire.
- Telephone: No telephone. Mobile reception poor.
- Pets: Pets welcome but must be on a lead in the grounds. Pet charge £25.00 per pet per week.
- Local Facilities: Beach 2.2 miles. Shop and pub 1.7 miles. Dartmouth Golf and Country Club with leisure facilities: 25% discount on green fees and day membership, 4 miles
Despite the above, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was restful, quiet and very relaxing which is what we both wanted. We got used to the very narrow lanes after the first few days. It was very good having a on site caretaker and he was very good and helpful. I'll be honest I'd never heard of your company before but I shall certainly use you again, so many thanks for a very restful holiday.
Yes we did enjoy our stay. The property was smaller than expected but it was comfortable enough. Simon, the caretaker, was able to help when we had problems with our hot water, which was a huge relief!
We loved our stay at Apple Cottage, Buckland Court, Slapton.Accommodation was lovely and homely as well as very clean. Surroundings beautiful, and caretaker Simon was friendly, welcoming and informative! We look forward to coming back again!
We loved our stay at Apple Cottage. We were very pleased with the overall location apart from we had forgotten the narrow lanes and high and sprawling hedges but that you can't do anything about as it is Devon! The cottage was lovely, very quiet in delightful grounds. I particularly appreciated the full cupboard of utensils, pots and pans and the bags / cling film / dishcloths / washing up liquid etc that we had not found in other properties with other companies. Cleanliness was good, I have no complaints apart from the spiders but that is county life again! The beds were comfy, we were warm and cosy. My only negative observation was although the sofas were covered nicely on top, there were grubby covers underneath. Perhaps a darker colour would help as I understand the wear and tear and punishment they must get. On the whole we loved it. Thankyou.
Thank you for your feedback, this will be passed to the owners and caretakers to look at the sofas. We appreciate your understanding of the countryside and hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, The Toad Hall Team.
- The Toad Hall Team
Stayed here for a wonderful few days over Easter and have to say that it is a small but lovely place to stay. The bedrooms are comfy as is the downstairs, and although the living accommodation downstairs is dinky, it is well equipped. The cottage is set in beautiful grounds, and my son thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the ducks, chickens and geese. As seems the norm, Simon (caretaker) was helpful, and very welcoming.
Lovely little barn conversion, in beautiful grounds. Our son loved the flocks of ducks and chickens running around the place. Simon the care taker was brilliant, very knowledgable and helpful. The cottage is compact, but has every thing you could need. The welcome pack of snacks and drinks was much appreciated and a lovely touch. Slapton was a great base for our adventures, we travelled all over Devon and Cornwall, but loved coming back to the cottage to relax each evening. Lots of outside space and seating to use in the evenings, as well as a barbecue and small play area with swings. We have already booked our next Toadhall cottage holiday, hopefully the next place we stay will be as good as this.
Thank you so much for making our holiday in South Devon one to remember! We all had such a great time, special thanks to Simon the Caretaker, a very helpful chap and a pleasure to chat to! We will definitely recommend booking a holiday with Toad Hall Cottages to our family and friends, the level of service was faultless and the accomdation exceeded our expectations! Thank you for a fantastic holiday!
Simon the caretaker made our holiday. He went over and above what I would say was his duty.His knowledge of the area and his passion for the surroundings in which he worked was A1 please pass on our gratitude to the cottage owner. We will return.
Perfect holiday in a perfect cottage. The caretaker on site was brilliant.
This cottage has a very small one room ground floor which has everything crammed into it and a larger upstairs as it spans an alleyway adjacent. The upstairs is roomy with three rooms. Decor is dated but everything works and is OK. Downstairs is large enough for two adults. Any more than this and you will be falling over yoursleves or the furniture when moving about. The actual complex is amazing, with absolutely everything you could dream of. Animals, lots of children to play with if you are a small person and lots of space outside to run about. Its a great complex. The manager is also really helpful and will do anything to help make your stay enjoyable. We stayed in the summer 2013 but cant remember the exact date.