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Refurbished, Spacious, Stylish, Well Equipped Family Holiday Cottage - Sleeps 12

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious 5 bed, 3 bath, 2 reception roomed cottage in beautiful countryside near the stunning coast of South Devon.

Newly refurbished Oak is one of the cottages that make up Buckland Court - it is a deceptively large holiday home constructed from original farm buildings using local skills and materials. It sleeps up to 12 in 5 bedrooms (2 king, 1 linkable twin + sprung chair bed, 1 twin, 1 double with single bunk over) with 3 newly refurbished bath/shower rooms + basins in two bedrooms, 2 receptions (one with pool/table tennis table), a large very well equipped kitchen/diner, parking and beautiful communal garden.

The cottage is situated in the rolling countryside of the beautiful South Hams area of South Devon just 10 minutes drive from the stunning Devon coast. Oak offers newly refurbished (2015) stylish, comfortable self catering accommodation for up to 12 people and is an ideal venue for family or friends to get together, with plenty of room to spread out and relax - whatever you want to do. The living space is generous and made up of an L shaped lounge with ample comfortable seating, table and chairs for card/board games and a TV area with flat screen free view TV, and Playstation 3. A second reception area has comfortable seating, a smart TV, Ipod dock and a 6 foot games table for snooker and table tennis. The kitchen is newly refurbished and offers a large modern, fully equipped kitchen with everything you need including a dining area that will seat up to 14. The house is centrally heated with radiators in all rooms and comes with free wifi/internet access. Outside there is teak outdoor furniture. There is parking for 2 cars in the courtyard and overflow parking behind the nearby stable block. The lush communal gardens, accessible from the adjacent courtyard, amount to 1. 5 acres and include brick BBQ, picnic tables, areas for playing games, childrens playhouse and swings, ponds/water features and a wealth of wildlife all surrounded by lovely countryside. The caretaker Simon also breeds barn owls and is happy to show these to visitors, they are proving quite an attraction! Oak Cottage is perfectly situated to make the most of the beautiful South Hams countryside and stunning South Devon coast and beaches. There are walks to suit everyone along the coastal path or inland through woods, fields and of course the Dartmoor National Park is not far away. The towns of Dartmouth, Totnes, Kingsbridge and Salcombe are within easy reach. There are lovely pubs, restaurants, galleries and shops galore. River trips, steam train outings, water sports, sailing, golf, tennis, fishing, crabbing, horse riding - and if you have any energy left there are several child friendly activity parks in the area! The cottage also comes with 25% reduction in fees for the Dartmouth Golf and Country Club - 10 minutes away.

Unfortunately Oak Cottage is not suitable for STAG or HEN parties or groups of school leavers due to the close proximity of other holiday cottages.

More Details

Owner
Jude Ferrao
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Jude Ferrao

My sister and I are the owners of Oak Cottage. We are from London, have four boys and two girls between us and family and friends all over the country. We wanted to find a place we could all get together for great family holidays.

We bought in a beautiful area with lots to offer so that extended family and friends could get together whenever we wanted in a comfortable, well equipped house that was everything we wanted from our 'home from home'.

We have had 16 years of brilliant times at Oak Cottage with loads of wonderful memories. We use it a little less now the kids are older (we now tend to come for shorter breaks with family/friends and my sister has actually moved to Devon) which is why we are renting it out.

We want it to be well used and enjoyed as it should be - which seems to be the case judging by the reviews!

Jude Ferrao purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Jude Ferrao chose South Hams

Living in London we really wanted somewhere to get away to that was completely different from our everyday surroundings and that we could set up exactly the way we wanted.

We had holidayed in this part of the country and loved it - the South Hams area of Devon has beautiful unspoilt English countryside with narrow lanes, high hedges, green fields, quaint villages and you are never far from the stunning coastline and beaches that we love.

There are fabulous views, good walking, lovely beaches, golf courses (we are keen golfers), numerous other activities, good pubs and restaurants. Something for everyone whatever the time of year and all in a lovely 'away from it all' setting!

We loved this house because of the space and flexibility it offered - 5 bedrooms but also loads of living and entertaining space - it never feels full even with 12 of us there!

What makes this cottage unique

Oak Cottage is in a quiet rural setting with other converted cottages. The cottage is very spacious and well equipped and the beautiful 1.5 acre communal garden is there to be enjoyed by everyone complete with brick built BBQ and picnic tables.

The games area at the cottage is very popular and there is plenty of other space to spread out and relax. The large kitchen with table and seating for 14 is the hub of the house.

We have a great on-site caretaker, Simon, who will help you settle in - he is a font of local knowledge and only too pleased to help and advise. He also breeds Barn Owls and these prove a very popular attraction, the children in particular love to feed them!

While you do need a car you are never far from stunning beaches, fabulous walking, golf, shops, pubs and restaurants and there are plenty of other activities on offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We were visiting from the US and found Oak Cottage to be a lovely, characterful and comfortable property that easily holds 12. Beautiful both inside and out with great space for spreading out and everything you could want for a great stay. Great location from which to see lovely South Devon. We loved the river cruise in Dartmouth and the cliff walk around Start Point Lighthouse is exquisite. The home is meticulously maintained and the grounds have something for everyone. Can't wait to return!”
Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.25 Miles
Slapton
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Dartmouth Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
A38
Nearest Restaurant
1.25 Miles
Slapton
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Slapton Sands
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Lots of lovely beaches a short drive away. The closest is 3 mile long Slapton Sands under 10 mins away. 5 mins further towards Dartmouth is Blackpool Sands - a popular Blue Flag beach with restaurant/shop/showers/changing facilities. Travelling past Kingsbridge about 20 mins away are Thurlestone, Bantham and Bigbury (30 mins) and Burgh Island. If you prefer more remote beaches travel about 20 mins to Start Point and walk down coastal path to Mattiscombe and Lannicombe. South Hall Sands and Beesands are 20 mins. Beautiful Mill Bay at East Portlemouth opposite Salcombe which can be reached by foot ferry. Great walking through countryside and woods, along cliffs with fabulous views of the stunning coastline or along beaches at low tide. Walks suitable for children and experienced hikers.

Travel:

The cottage is in a rural setting down typical Devon narrow country lanes and a car is essential.

We are about 1 hour 50 by car from Bristol, about 55 mins from the end of the M5 (Exeter) and 45 minutes from Plymouth which is the nearest ferry port.

The nearest mainline station is at Totnes - 20 minutes drive from the cottage with trains direct from London Paddington and other parts of the country.

The nearest international airport is at Exeter with a larger one at Bristol.

Distances:

The nearest village is Slapton - 1.25 miles away

Torcross, Strete, East Allington, Chillington, Kingsbridge - 10/15 mins drive.

Dartmouth and Dittisham - 20 mins.

Closest supermarket, high street, swimming pool - Kingsbridge 15 mins

Totnes 15 mins

East Portlemouth and Salcombe about 25 mins.

Closest beaches 10 mins - many others within 20/30 mins.

Nearest golf club - 15 mins, most others within 30 mins.

The South West Coastal path - 15 minutes away.

Dartmoor National Park - 30 mins.

Further Details:

Great pubs and restaurants in the area at Slapton, Torcross, Strete, Beesands, Chillington, Stokenham, Dartmouth, Hope Cove, Salcombe, Totnes.

Dartmouth for boat trips out to sea or up the River Dart, shops, restaurants, galleries etc. Also Dartmouth castle has been guarding the town since 1300's.

Lovely walks from Dartmouth and also Kingswear opposite bank of Dart.

Steam train from Kingswear to Totnes.

Dittisham for crabbing and good pub and cafe. Also get to Agatha Christie's estate Greenway by ferry from here (or boat from Dartmouth)

Kingsbridge has nearest Tesco and Morrisons with high street shops, post office, cinema, swimming pool, leisure centre, tennis courts. River boat to Salcombe at high tide.

Totnes, supermarket, leisure centre - lots of eclectic/interesting shops and cafes. Totnes castle 12 century. Steam train trips from here.

Dartington - a collection of gift, glass and craft shops, restaurant.

Horse Riding - Dittisham.

Nearest Adventure Park - Woodlands Adventure Park - 15 minutes drive.

Water sports including sailing at various locations around the area.

Amenities

Kingsbridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family bathroom + shower bath and thermostatic power shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , En suite to Master bedroom, shower cubicle with power shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , Quadrant shower cubicle with thermostatic shower
  • Newly refurbished en suite shower room with Master Bedroom with power shower, basin, wc.. tiled floor. Newly refurbished large Family bathroom with power shower over shower bath, basin, wc, tiled floor. Newly refurbished shower/cloakroom with thermostatic shower, basin, wc, tiled floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 5 foot bed with wash hand basin
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double bed with single bunk over it. Limited hanging space
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Linkable beds can be twin or superking, with wash basin
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom, overlooks courtyard, Kingsize bed, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, en suite shower room. Bedroom 2: Overlooks courtyard, Kingsize bed, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, wash basin Bedroom 3: Overlooks courtyard, Linkable twin/superking beds, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, properly sprung chair bed, under bed storage, wash basin Bedroom 4: Twin beds, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, under bed storage, velux window Bedroom 5: Double bed with single bunk over, chest of drawers, under bed storage, limited hanging, velux window.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: There is seating and teak table immediately outside the front door of the cottage in the courtyard. Lovely lush 1.5 acre communal garden (access across adjacent courtyard) with games area, playhouse and swings and lots of places to relax and enjoy the rolling countryside on view. Complete with brick built bbqs and picnic tables. Ponds/water features - (unfenced so small children must be supervised). Ducks, chickens and rescue barn owls are kept on site. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: All bedlinen/duvets/towels/welcome pack provided (please bring beach towels). Property is cleaned before visit and after each week stayed by arrangement. All fuel and electricity included. Highchair/booster seat provided. Cot on request.

Reviews

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Refurbished, Spacious, Stylish, Well Equipped Family Holiday Cottage - Sleeps 12
average rating of 4.90625 based on 35 reviews
5

This was an ideal holiday home for families

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best equipped houses we have ever visited and we wanted for nothing it catered for everyones needs there was nothing i could fault it with.Simon the caretaker was excellent and was on hand if there was anything we needed or information on surrounding areas etc, I would not hesitate in recommending this to anyone and it is worthy of six stars. Will certainly return.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our first 6 star review! Thank you so much Penny, for a lovely review - we try hard to get it right so love to hear that we have - great to have Simon on site too! We very much look forward to welcoming you and the family back to Oak soon. Best wishes, Jude.
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5

Fabulous holiday enjoyed by all the family aged 3-69 yrs.

  • 5 of 5

Oak Cottage is a fantastic holiday home. Very relaxed home from home feeling on arrival. This spacious house with its large garden was enjoyed by everyone, especially the garden by 4 active children. Cleaniness excellent throughout! Great fully equipped family kitchen. There are several beaches within 30 minutes drive. We would definitely recommend Woodlands Theme Park. Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Totnes are all within easy distance.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Denise for leaving a lovely review for Oak Cottage, we are so pleased that you loved the house and found it well equipped and spacious and we are delighted that you enjoyed the garden so much - it is a lovely tranquil spot. Do hope you will visit us again sometime. Best wishes, Jude.
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5

Amazing family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a family holiday with 10 of us and 2 dogs!

Leading up to the holiday I cannot fault Jude at all, she responded to my emails quickly and was happy to answer any questions I had!

When we arrived there was complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits, cava which was well needed after our journey and a lovely touch!

Everything you could possibly think of has been thought about here and the kitchen is very well equipped!

The beds are so comfy and every person in each room thought so too! Each bedroom has plenty of storage space.

Downstairs there is enough room to accommodate everyone and has enough space so that you don't feel like you're on top of each other!

The grounds are stunning and there is a small play area for children.

Simon the caretaker is there to help with anything you need and was more Than happy to show us the baby owls he has been breeding.

Whilst staying here we had lots of days out which were all no more than an hours journey away which was lovely exploring so many different places.

I would highly recommend this cottage for family getaways and it is suitable for children too!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Stacey for your great review, we are delighted you enjoyed your time at the cottage - we have tried to make it modern and comfortable with plenty of space and things to do for everyone. Those baby owls are amazing as well! Devon is just such a lovely part of the country anytime of year and sounds like you got out and about and made the most of it. We do hope we can welcome you back again sometime in the future. With best wishes, Jude and co.
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5

Excellent accommodation. Very well equipped, spacious and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic. Great for multiple families. Grounds are really lovely.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Alyson, short and sweet but says it all - we are delighted you had a lovely week in Devon and hope to welcome you back sometime. With best wishes, Jude.
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5

Excellent holiday accommodation. Spacious, comfortable and everything you could wish for.

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 9 including young children. The cottage was perfect for our holiday and the gardens and very helpful caretaker added to the overall experience. The owners have thought of everything - it is a home from home and we would not hesitate to recommend it. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Pauline for your review - so good to hear that everyone had a lovely stay at Oak Cottage and that you found the house provided everything you needed - we look forward to having you back sometime in the future. Many thanks, Jude.
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Simply Perfect - Oak Cottage, Buckland Court

  • 5 of 5

Excited and prepared for a classic summer getaway to the coast, our stay in Oak Cottage, Buckland Court was simply perfect. The cottage was fully equipped for our large family group (5 adults and 4 teenagers) especially the beautiful spacious kitchen, which was brilliant for evening meals and getting together for a massive kick-start-the-day breakfasts. The pool table was a particular favourite feature whilst staying at the cottage, allowing many days to start and end with just "one more game?". The living room shelves were well stocked with books and dvd's brilliant for downtime between heading out to nearby beaches and other days trips (such as canoe lessons and visiting towns such as Dartmouth). Everyone agrees the property was spacious, homely and comfortable. Caretaker Simon was on hand to assist with any of our needs and provided brilliant local knowledge. We look forward to another visit soon :)

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for a really lovely review - it is so good to hear that you had a great stay in beautiful South Devon, loved the space and facilities the cottage has to offer and that the pool table, PS4 and DVDs got well used and enjoyed by all! Just what we want to hear! We really look forward to having you back again sometime soon. Best wishes, Jude
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $265.67
Pet Fee $33.21

Booking Notes:
Non refundable deposit of £200 will be required at the time of booking with the balance due 60 days before the start date of your stay. If the booking is made within 60 days the full cost will be due.
A security deposit of £200 is also required when you pay the final balance for your stay. This will be refunded on satisfactory inspection of the property within 2 weeks of your departure.
Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome by prior arrangement, £25 payable per animal per break/week.


Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually a Saturday but other arrangements may be possible - please ask the owner.
Short breaks start on Friday or Sat, or Monday or Tuesday.
Arrival after 3 pm and departure before 10 am but will try to be flexible - please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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