- Property code: HTHORN
- Changeover day: Friday
- Designated parking
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Short Breaks available
- Central heating
- Garden or outside space
- Washing machine
- Near Beach
Hawthorn, the latest addition to our cottages in Buckland Court, South Devon offers guests comfortable accommodation and easy access to the coast and the pretty village of Slapton. Buckland Court is nestled deep in delightful South Hams countryside, 1.5 miles from the historic village of Slapton with its world famous nature reserve, 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, 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 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.
Tucked away in a quiet corner, with windows looking out onto the courtyard Hawthorn is a contemporary and spacious cottage offering comfortable accommodation for up to 6 guests. The attractive living room has been refurbished using fresh fabrics and colours and stairs lead up to three comfortable bedrooms.
Stable door to attractive contemporary open plan living room with the seating area comfortably furnished with two sofas, TV with DVD and CD/radio. Dining area with table and 6 chairs. Modern kitchen with gas hob, integrated oven and separate microwave, fridge with icebox. Stairs to first floor and double bedroom with 4ft 6in double bed. Twin room with Velux window and two 3ft beds. Single/double room with 3ft bed and 3ft truckle bed which can pull out to form a double. Family bathroom with bath, shower over, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
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, (guests must provide their own beach towels), electricity, gas central heating and Wi-Fi.
- 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: Sorry, no pets.
- 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.
Low lying and therefore a bit gloomy when wet/foggy but nice grounds and beautiful countryside. Simon the caretaker pleasant and helpful.
Our second visit to this comfortable cottage which is set in lovely grounds complete with duck pond and orchard.Everything we needed was supplied -very comfortable beds and a cosy lounge area.We just love the peace and quiet of the place -but it's handy to visit Dartmouth -Totnes-Salcombe etc.To us it's a little slice of heaven .
Wonderful place to stay, we will come again. Thank you and Simon for a great time at Buckland court
This place is a little slice of heaven. The cottage worked well for us as a family, we especially enjoyed the downstairs aspect. To have the ducks, owls, gardens and cows was an added bonus to the cottage setting. Simon was fab, helpful and very welcoming. What Simon adds to the experience of living here is invaluable in regards to a constant point of contact who takes time to inform and to also spend time educating the children about their surroundings. The utility room with the pool table etc was also appreciated by the children, thank you.
What a lovely place, just right for our family. Cosy and well appointed, we have enjoyed ourselves here very much (and the kids loved the summer house!) Simon is a star and has been amazingly helpful, thanks to all. Stephen Marshall and family
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Hawthorn cottage. It was a family holiday and it was superb. Love the gardens and surrounds. Many thanks, Beryl, Duncan, Claire and Ralph.
Have spent 2 weeks in this beautiful spacious cosy cottage and will be sorry to leave. It is so quiet and peaceful with lovely grounds and scenic views. Have enjoyed talking to Simon the caretaker â€“ a lovely helpful man. Had long lovely lunches at Stokeley, try the Sunday roasts. Plenty to do round here or you can just relax and listen to the quietness and birdsong. Thank you for the welcome pack of wine crisps and orange juice, most welcome indeed. Had a great holiday and hope to come back soon. Julie Warner, Leicester
Six of us came here for a few days for Tribal Clash , a cross fit competition. We love the cottage. It is so spacious and wonderfully clean, a very important point for me! We didn't have any issues and Simon the manager was extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful. We were welcomed with a little welcome pack of crisps and wine which was perfect after a 10 hour drive! Would love to come again! Mr Humphries, Newmarket.
I think in terms of the weekly charge for the cottage cost of laundry facilities for Hawthorne should be included in cost. That said, cottage was superb, very tasteful and well decorated plus very clean and comfortable. The grounds are also immaculate.
<p>Glad that you loved the cottage and grounds and had a good holiday. The owners are looking into the charges for laundry facilities for future bookings. We hope that the small charges incurred won't stop you coming to this idylic spot again. The Toad Hall team.</p>
- The Toad Hall Team