- Property code: BLACK
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Central heating
- Designated parking
- Garden or outside space
- Short breaks available
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
Blackberry Cottage is a light and airy, contemporary reverse level cottage, one of several in Buckland Court which is ideally placed close to the popular and pretty village of Slapton and the stunning coast in South Devon. Also nearby there is the world famous nature reserve at Slapton Ley, 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 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 (except Blackberry) 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 feature 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 by 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.
Previous guests' comments:
"Quiet, restful location. Our guide to the area, Simon, was welcoming and knowledgeable making it a memorable week's holiday." Ray and Maureen Hope.
On the ground floor the entrance hallway leads to a good sized twin bedroom with exposed beams, good quality pine beds, bathroom with white suite (bath, shower over, basin and WC) tiled floor, shaker style panelling and exposed beams. Upstairs to a small landing area. Light, airy and spacious lounge with comfortable seating including a beech slatted double sofa-bed, reclaimed pine furniture, flame-effect gas fire, flat screen TV, DVD player, home hub compatible with apple products and bluetooth enabled phones, books and games. Door to an inner hallway and the extended part of the cottage. To one side is a large bright kitchen/diner with an unusual vaulted ceiling with velux roof window and remote control blind over the dining area. The kitchen area is fully equipped with cream painted units and walnut effect worktops, table to seat 6, a dishwasher and high chair. To the other side of the extension there is a superbly equipped shower room with a double size power shower, heated towel rail and tiled floors. Master bedroom with attractive King size 5ft bed and matching furniture; this room also feels light and airy due to its high vaulted ceiling and large velux roof window with remote control blind. The bedroom has a door leading to a further bedroom with full size 3ft bunk beds, which can also be accessed from the hallway.
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 with beds made up, towels, (guests must provide their own beach towels), high chair, changing top with mat, electricity and central heating (gas).
- Cot may be available from caretaker, please enquire.
- Can be hired from an independent hire company, details from Toad Hall Cottages.
- Telephone: No telephone.
- Pets: Pets welcome but must be on a lead in the grounds. Pet charge £25.00 per pet per week. (£30.00 from Jan 2019)
- 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 loved the cottage. It was a last minute booking and we were not sure, however, it was perfect (ok a sea view would be great but apart from that!). We really relaxed and enjoyed the peace and quiet. Pictures didn't do the cottage interior justice at all, it was so much better. Hope to stay again in the future. The surrounding area was beautiful.
A lovely cottage, well equipped in quiet location. Will definitely return. Simon was on hand to provide any assistance necessary.
Our stay at Blackberry was very enjoyable. We really had a wonderful time and the cottage was lovely. Simon the caretaker was extremely helpful and a truly wonderful man.
We absolutely loved the property and location, and the high standard of furnishings and cleanliness. Loved the garden too and the peaceful surroundings.
Had an amazing week. Blackberry was just lovely - clean, bright, well equipped, great quality furniture & smal touches like great bedding & towels - bed in master bedroom was unbelievably comfy! We loved the location, tucked away & tranquil but close proximity to beaches & amenities. Garden was a particular hit with our boys (5 & 6), safe enough to allow them to play outside on their own. Simon was lovely - helpful & knowledgeable & made us feel very welcome. We had an issue with the boiler on the last day so had cold showers but he was round early, fixed it & told us we could stay on beyond 10am to shower if we needed to. All in all a great holiday in very nice accommodation. Will certainly consider returning. Thank you!
Great weeks weather and a really nice cottage in a great setting. Welcome wine and snacks was a nice touch.
Yes, we very much enjoyed our stay.
This is a lovely remote spacious cottage with lots to do in the surrounding areas. We enjoyed a very relaxing time with long walks on the beach and good pub food nearby. An excellent stay would definitely visit again.
What an amazing place! Very remote and scary narrow roads but very well worth the effort to get there.
Excellent service. In particular, Simon Chapman the caretaker at Buckland Court, was very kind, friendly and helpful.
The property was fantastic. My 2 children had plenty of space to enjoy inside and outside of the property. The caretaker is so friendly and knowledgeable about the animals and area. Was a brilliant holiday and will definitely be visiting again.
We have stayed at Buckland Court many times before. This time the weather was stunning and the garden was looking the best we have seen it. Simon was as fabulous as ever and we really loved Blackberry cottage. Would love it to have WIFI though.
Simon the caretaker was fabulous! Nothing was too much trouble and he was full of ideas and places of interest to visit. Would love the cottage more if it had Wifi! A great week as usual!
Not enough space to say everything! We've had an amazing time! No faults whatsoever!
Our sixth time. Still enjoy our stay and the excellent walks. Everything here to make a great holiday. Thanks. D
We have all enjoyed our stay, very relaxing. Lovely cottage, would recommend. J, J
Blackberry was a beautiful cottage, and much more spacious than the website suggested. It is decorated to a high standard and very comfortable. Grounds are beautiful. Simon the caretaker was very welcoming and a goldmine of information. The only minor thing was that we had to keep the window in the bunk bedroom closed, as two bats got in the first night and flew around the room (it was also kind of cool, but they were quite noisy and flew really close to my head...)
The cottage was in most respects excellent, we did not however realise it was quite so isolated although to be fair you did give distances to things