Apple is a delightfully neat, refurbished, modern cottage, one of several in Buckland Court whichis located in beautiful South Hams countryside, not far from the historic village of Slapton, South Devon. Nearby there is a world famous nature reserve, a 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 and new for 2015 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. 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 through 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.
Links to other cottages in Buckland Court. Acorn (sleeps 4). Apple (sleeps 5). Beeches (sleeps 6/8). Blackberry (sleeps 6). Chestnut (sleeps 2). Hawthorn (sleeps 6). Maple (sleeps 4).
Apple is a delightful small, refurbished, modern cottage and this is reflected in the price. The ground floor entrance is next to the gate leading to the spacious grounds. There is a charming, cosy open-plan living room with polished floor, a large comfortable settee, chairs and dining table; large screen Freeview TV, DVD and some DVDs provided, radio and Hi-Fi with CD player & iPod connection; books and games. Directors chairs stored under the stairs (can be taken into the garden). The fully equipped kitchen has a gas hob, built-in electric oven and grill, microwave & refrigerator. Upstairs there are3 bright bedrooms furnished in pine: one double, one twin and one single room. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Extra freezer space is available in the laundry room.
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.
Parking: Car parking in the drive, not in the lower courtyard except for loading and unloading.
Please Note: This property is suitable for a maximum number of 4 adults.