- Property code: BEECH
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Short Breaks available
- Central heating
- Garden or outside space
- Washing machine
- Near Beach
Beeches Cottage, one of the larger properties in Buckland Court offers spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to 6 guests, close to the pretty village of Slapton and the coast in South Devon. Located in delightful South Hams countryside and near the world famous nature reserve at Slapton Ley, it's also close to a 3 mile beach and several 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. 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.
Beeches Cottage is the most spacious at Buckland Court, has full central heating and sleeps 6 in three bedrooms with full-size beds. Downstairs, a striking feature of the cottage is its spacious open plan living and dining room. The dining area has oak laminated floor and a fully equipped kitchen, including microwave, freezer and dishwasher. There is a step down to the large living area with gas log effect fire, two big three seater sofas and three armchairs. There is a TV, DVD and a stereo system. Upstairs a huge picture window with doors looks out from the landing over the orchard and gives access to a small patio and the communal gardens. The master suitecomprises a large double bedroom with sofa and TV and an en-suite bathroom. The bedroom has views over the duck ponds and gardens across rolling countryside towards Dartmoor. There are two further good sized twin bedrooms each with two 3ft beds and a second bathroom. Both the family bathroom and the en-suite have showers over the baths.
From the landing French windows to small private patio with garden table and chairs. 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, towels, electricity, central heating (gas), travel cot, high chair and stair gate.
- WiFi available.
- Telephone: No telephone.
- Pets: 1 dog only. (must be on a lead in the grounds). Pet charge £25.00 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.
We have been to Beeches many times. Excellent homely cottage. Provides everything we could need. We choose to book with Toad Hall cottages - the service is excellent. Thank you.
Lovely property but a little remote for us. Ideal for those seeking a 'get away from it all' holiday. Also WiFi was very hit and miss. We were well looked after by Simon the caretaker though, nothing was too much trouble.
However , comments above excepted, we enjoyed our stay ....the house suited us , spacious , well equipped etc and the location great. Simon the caretaker was a huge asset .....very friendly , helpful and informative .
Simon was very helpful and pleasant. He seemed to be working at all hours obviously very committed to his role as caretaker. The grounds were amazing and ideal for children to play safely.
The cottage was welcoming, well equipped and well furnished, and the surrounding gardens were beautiful. Simon the caretaker was always available, if needed, but was not intrusive. We had a very enjoyable holiday. Thank you.
Our stay was fantastic in the beech