About the property
- House3509 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
House in Slapton, Dartmouth, South Devon, England - Situated On The South Devon Coast, 2 Miles Inland From Slapton Sands
Set in a sheltered valley among the rolling hills two miles inland from Slapton Sands, a little further to the popular Blackpool Sands, Buckland House is an elegant Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse built sometime before 1750 and largely rebuilt in the Regency style as a gentleman farmer's residence in 1860. The house has received a complete restoration to a very high standard and now includes a conservatory overlooking the ponds and gardens with a view towards Dartmoor. Offering high quality accommodation for two or more families, tastefully furnished in keeping with the period of property, this lovely family home offers an opportunity to enjoy a holiday in comfortable surroundings. The entrance porch leads to the main hall, off which are the principal reception rooms. The south-facing sitting room has a traditional Georgian feel, with dual aspect windows that overlook the formal gardens. A wood-panelled den leads to the large conservatory overlooking the rear garden and ponds. The large slate flag floored traditional farmhouse kitchen has a door to the patio and garden. A ground floor studio apartment with small self contained kitchen area and en-suite shower-room with views over the duck pond and orchard with a door to the patio; also access from the conservatory. Large shallow staircase leading to a landing with an original Victorian curved stained glass window with views over the countryside. Upstairs there are 6 bedrooms, 2 with en-suites and a family bathroom.
The House can be let together with neighbouring cottages for celebrations and weddings.
An area in the garden can be used to erect a marquee for special occasions seating up to 80 persons.
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 5, 2018
About Richard Smith
We are Richard & Diane Smith I live in England with my wife, our children having now grown up. My wife and I spend most of our spare time & holidays at Buckland, where we enjoy developing the house to improve the holidaying experience for our guests. The large gardens are a joy to work in with some unusual plants due to the very warm summers with mild winters. We have really fallen in love with the South Hams
Richard Smith purchased this House in 1995
Why Richard Smith chose Slapton
Having holidayed here as a teenager, learning to sail and canoe on the river Dart my wife and I wanted to have a holiday base in the area for our young family. We looked to create a family friendly holiday home and first bought property at Buckland in 1988. The areas beauty and opportunities for youngsters to enjoy water sports together with the pace of life in the South Hams convinced us this was the right place. It is a joy working to improve the house and develop the large gardens and so we have plenty of experience in holidaying with young children and looking after guests!
What makes this House unique
If you are looking for a friendly holiday home to enjoy with your extended family in a quite rural environment yet close to the coast & Dartmoor then Buckland House is the place for you. We are able to provided extended accommodation within our neighbouring cottages for special occasions, celebrations and weddings. Call us for more details. With the many visitor attractions close by suitable for young and old and a huge variety of things to do this area suits all ages.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Excellent - matched our requirements exactly.
The property was ideal for our family holiday (8 adults plus 6 children). The property had everything we needed for the stay and was well situated for local attractions.
Plenty of beaches a short drive away. 3 mile long Slapton Sands is under 10 mins away. Towards Dartmouth is the Blue Flag beach Blackpool Sands with restaurant/shop/changing facilities, no dogs allowed. About 20 mins away are Thurlestone, Bigbury, South Hall Sands, Beesands and Bantham for surfing with Burgh Island close by. More remote beaches closer to Start Point on the Southwest coastal path to Mattiscombe and Lannicombe. Secluded Millbay opposite Salcombe with North Sands close by.
Buckland house is in a very rural setting and a car is essential.
We are about 1 hour 45 from Bristol, 40 mins from Exeter with airport connection, 45 minutes from Plymouth which is the nearest ferry port.
The nearest mainline station is at Totnes - 20 minutes drive from Buckland with trains direct from London Paddington and other parts of the country.
The nearest village is Slapton 1.25 miles away with Torcross, Strete, East Allington, Chillington & Dittisham - 10/15 mins drive.
Nearest village post office at Strete.
Both Dartmouth & Kingsbridge have supermarkets & swimming pools -15 mins.
Totnes 15 mins.
East Portlemouth and Salcombe about 25 mins.
The South West Coastal path is 15 minutes away.
Dartmoor National Park - 30 mins.
Great pubs and restaurants in the area at Slapton, Torcross, Strete, Beesands, Chillington, Stokenham, Dartmouth, Hope Cove, Salcombe, Totnes & East Allington. Full listings available in the house.
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 on the opposite bank of the river Dart. Steam trains from Kingswear to Paignton & Totnes to Buckfastleigh.
Dittisham for great crabbing with good pub and cafe. Visit Agatha Christie's estate, Greenaways 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 in summer.
Totnes with large supermarket & leisure centre - lots of eclectic/interesting shops and cafes. Visit 12th century Totnes castle.
Dartington - gift and craft shops, restaurant.
Horse Riding - Dittiscombe.
Nearest Adventure Park - Woodlands Adventure Park - 15 minutes drive.
Water sports including sailing at various locations around the area including Blackpool Sands, Bantham, Salcombe & Dartmouth.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Deposit of 25% will be required at the time of booking with the balance due 4 weeks before the start date of your stay. If the booking is made within 6 weeks the full cost will be due. Security deposit of £200 to be added when the final balance is due. Refunded on satisfactory inspection of the property 2 weeks after departure. Up to 3 well behaved dogs by prior arrangement, £25 per animal per break/week. Payment via Card,bank transfer or cheque. Cancellation insurance advisable. Changeover Day: Changeover day is usually a Saturday but other arrangements may be possible out of season. Arrival after 4pm, earlier baggage drop-off is OK on the day, by prior agreement, departure before 10am. Christmas and New year dates are flexible - please enquire. Short breaks: Minimum 4 nights = 80% of weekly price.