Maple Cottage, a tastefully appointed light and airy first floor apartment overlooking the courtyard at Buckland Court is close to the pretty village of Slapton and the beautiful coastline of Start Bay in South Devon. Nestled in delightful South Hams countryside its location places it close to the world famous nature reserve of Slapton Ley, a 3 mile beach and several 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).
Maple offers self-contained, tastefully decorated first floor accommodation with private landing and entrance hall, leading to a light and airy open plan living room. This comprises; comfortable sofa, chairs and window seat; dining table to seat 4; TV/DVD FM Radio; fully equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. Off the entrance hall, there is one double bedroom and one twin-bedded room, both with built-in wardrobes and matching pine furniture. There is a bright and spacious bathroom incorporating bath with shower over, basin and WC. Hairdryer provided. This first floor location has the benefit of a delightful outlook, with views across the courtyard and up the tree lined driveway.
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.