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Stone Cottage In Rural Settings, With 1.5 Acres Of Communal Gardens

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage 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, Cherry is the last Cottage to be built at Buckland Court. This very spacious high quality property in the Upper Courtyard is one of three mews cottages built with a sensitive application of both modern and traditional stone materials, furnished and equipped to a high standard and level of comfort. The entrance hall, which includes a small WC. On one side is a spacious living room on the other a beamed kitchen/diner with attractive limed oak units. The staircase from the kitchen leads upstairs to 4 bedrooms, 2 with en-suites, and a family bathroom.

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Richard Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2017

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 cottage in 2001

Why Richard Smith chose South Hams

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.

In 2001 we demolished some farm barns and built the new cottage -Cherry, reclaiming much of the original barn materials.

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 grounds and develop the large gardens. Having plenty of experience in holidaying with young children and looking after guests

we can recommend the area for family holidays.

What makes this cottage unique

If you are looking for a friendly holiday cottage to enjoy with your family in a quite rural environment yet close to the coast & Dartmoor then Cherry cottage is a good base for you.

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Cherry Cottage is an outstanding property, plenty of room for 8 people that it sleeps. It is clean and well presented, with fantastic facilities"
Jul 2015
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Slapton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower room 2 - shower
    Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master En-suite - toilet , shower
    Cloakroom - toilet
  • Downstairs WC. Upstairs family bathroom with bath/shower over. Master Bedroom en-suite with shower. Bedroom 2 en-suite with shower room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with King size double bed & en-suite. Bedroom 2 with double bed & shower room. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This is a NON SMOKING property, although smoking outside is permitted under the strict condition that any litter and ash is properly discarded. Additional cleaning charges will be applied if these rules are not strictly respected. Well behaved and obedient pets are welcome with prior agreement. This remains a farming community so dogs must be leashed at all times and pet owners are responsible for cleaning up any pet refuse. Pets are not allowed on furniture or in bedrooms at any time. Outside: The property enjoys the use of the 1.5 acre communal gardens which includes ponds with chickens, ducks and moorhens. Brick barbecues and picnic tables Cows and sheep in adjacent fields. Ponds are unfenced so small children must be supervised. Dogs to be supervised in rear gardens as chickens & ducks present. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen provided. All beds have duvets. Property is cleaned and towels and linen changed once a week. Please provide your own beach towels. Highchair & cot provided. All fuel & electricity provided. Other: Wifi available (Broadband speed may vary due to rural location).


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(1 traveler reviews)

Stone Cottage In Rural Settings, With 1.5 Acres Of Communal Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Lovely house, fantastic setting

  • 5 of 5

Lots of room and everything you need, and the garden was amazing!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


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.


Cherry cottage 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.

Further Details:

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

Slapton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Apr 21 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Holiday
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Aug 25 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Half Term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
Half Term
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Feb 16 2018 - Mar 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 23 2018 - Mar 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 12 2018
4 night minimum stay
Apr 13 2018 - May 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring Holiday
May 25 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Jun 1 2018 - Jul 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jul 20 2018 - Aug 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Aug 24 2018 - Sep 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2018 - Oct 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Half Term
Oct 26 2018 - Nov 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Nov 2 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas New Year
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 3 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $32.34
Refundable damage deposit $258.72

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 30% 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
Well behaved dogs allowed 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 Friday but other arrangements may be possible out of season. Arrival after 3pm, earlier baggage drop-off is OK on the day, by prior agreement, departure before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Cherry Cottage is available for short breaks during the low season at 70% of weekly charge
Cherry Cottage does not charge a booking fee.
There is a Cautionary Security Deposit of £200.
Payment by Card, BACS or cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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