Chestnut Cottage


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1 bedrooms

Up to 2 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: CHEST
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • May be suitable for those with mobility problems
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden or outside space
  • Short breaks available
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Chestnut Cottage, recently refurbished and located in a quiet valley not far from the coast and the village of Slapton in South Devon is part of Buckland Court. Located deep in delightful South Hams countryside, this ground floor cottage is close to Slapton Ley, a world famous nature reserve, 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 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.  Water is supplied through filtered and tested borehole water. 

Links to other cottages in Buckland Court.  Acorn (sleeps 4).  Apple (sleeps 5).  Beeches (sleeps 6).  Blackberry (sleeps 6).  Hawthorn (sleeps 6).  Maple (sleeps 4). 

Situated on the ground floor in the charming lower courtyard of Buckland Court, Chestnut is an attractive, roomy cottage for two. There are no access steps or within the cottage, which makes it particularly suitable for those with walking disabilities and enables easy push chair access.

Shared entrance hall with Maple cottage. Front door into small hallway that leads into a spacious very comfortable living room with two sofas, gas fire, TV with video/DVD player, plenty of books and dining table to seat 4. The kitchen area is well equipped and has a gas hob with electric oven, microwave and fridge with ice compartment. The comfortable bedroom has twin 3ft beds and attractive pine furniture. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC and over-bath clothes dryer.

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, Wi-Fi, electricity, 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.
  • Pets: Pets welcome but must be on a lead in the grounds. £30.00 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

June 2019

An excellent location and cottage

October 2018

Well what can I say, like a mini home from home. Ben the golden retriever settled in very quickly. Been to Slapton every year and didn't know this place existed-amazing place. Welcoming goodies too!

October 2018

We booked very last minute for a trip to the area. We were really pleasantly surprised by how how lovely and clean and well appointed this little cottage is. Our first trip to a dog friendly property and it far exceeded our expectations. Thank you for the welcome gifts especially the treats for Duke.

October 2018

A last minute trip! We loved it! Such a clean well equipped cottage in a beautiful quiet location. Thank you for the wine and treats for Ted. Would definitely come again.

August 2018

This is a lovely part of the county and we really enjoyed our stay. I've reduced the location rating because the narrow road through Slapton was always very busy and influenced our travel, probably because of traffic diverted from the closed A379 coast road.

July 2018

Lovely stay in a great location, ideal for our purposes. thoughtful goodies to make our stay start in a positive way. We enjoyed our stay in the cottage and hope to return soon.

July 2018

A lovely little cottage, perfect for two for the week. thank you very much for the wine! We had a lovely time and will return for sure.

July 2018

Great location for exploring the South of Devon especially as we wanted to visit Brixham, Dartmouth, Salcombe, Kingsbridge, along with the days on the beach at Torcross and Slapton Sands. We found we had everything we needed in the cottage and more besides. the site is very well maintained with the beautiful flowers and garden area. We felt very relaxed and at home here.

July 2018

Great stay. Very comfortable and well situated for our purposes

June 2018

We have had a fabulous time here at Chestnut Cottage. It has been is wonderfully situated for all areas of interest. It is incredibly well equipped, attention to detail even down to the hair bobbles. Super!

June 2018

What a lovely cottage-a real home from home! Really lovely and cosy with everything you could need. It is very rural and quiet but with access to lots of places, we visited Slapton beach, Beesands, Bigbury on Sea, Dartmouth, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Bantham beach, and also managed a day up in the moors. We would love to visit again!

June 2018

It has been pleasant having a 'short break' and visiting a friend in Kingsbridge. Thak you for the 'goodies' on arrival! Chestnut Cottage is a very comfortable welcoming base for this beautiful area. The Start Bay Inn at Torcross provide delicious food and a train trip from Totnes via Newton Abbott to Dawlish gives an interesting day out (The food at the Ugly Duckling is A1). There is a market in Kingsbridge near the river and once again good food in the pub nearby. Hope to be back again-this was our 5th visit.

June 2018

A greta little Devon Bolthole!! Warm, comfy and well equipped-many thanks for the use of your lovely apartment-hope to return.....!!

June 2018

This was a last minute decision to spend a few days down here in Devon, and so happy we did so. Your cottage is perfect, so clean and cosy with everything we needed. Just what we hoped for so that my teenage daughter and I could relax and unwind from our hectic lives. Thank you for the thoughtful 'goodies' which we found on arrival...much appreciated especially as we arrived late at night. Sorry we never got to meet you, but we hope to be back another time! Would highly recommend!

May 2018

I’m delighted with my week away and I really enjoyed staying at a cottage where the owners make it so special and put their own personality and love in the details... I’ve always been really impressed with the quality of your cottages over the years and now can’t wait now until my next trip!

November 2017

Would highly recommend . Really friendly and very helpful booking staff . Cottage was more than we could have hoped for . They have thought of everything you could possible need , books games dvd’s all in extreamly good condition . Lots of information about the area . A very high standard of kitchen appliances and dinning ware . Beautiful well maintained garden .

April 2015

Wonderful stay at chestnut cottage.beautiful location and the cottage had everything we needed.simon the caretaker was really helpful and friendly.toadhall cottages has come up trumps again!

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