A fabulous Georgian house standing in two and a half acres of gardens, hidden in the South Hams village of Slapton.
The property is huge… it can comfortable sleep a party of 14 in 7 bedrooms… in fact it's a great house for a celebration with family and friends. There's even enough room in the grounds to erect a marquee (just drop us a note and we’ll speak to the owner!)
Maintaining many original Georgian features, Buckland House is a real gem… tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished with two living rooms, conservatory and games room. This 7 bedroom property also has 5 bathrooms!
The gardens are a real feature of the house. The terraced barbecue area is just in front of the conservatory and a fabulous spot to cook over the coals and dine alfresco in the summer evenings. When you decide to tear yourself away from the property, you'll find Slapton Sands just a couple of miles away and the historical Naval town of Dartmouth just 15 minutes away.
Dartmouth is a delightful town which sits on the River Dart, home to some fabulous fish restaurants and cafes, delis and many independent shops and art galleries. Head west and you'll find the popular sailing town of Salcombe with the sandy beaches of North Sands, South Sands and across the river to East Portlemouth.
A truly delightful and elegant property.
Living room 1: Decorated in blue and white, woodburner, Freeview TV, dual aspect windows with views of the grounds.
Sitting room 2: Open log fire.
Conservatory: With views over the grounds, wood burning stove, plenty of seating, dining table with chairs, patio doors onto terraced area.
Kitchen: Large traditional open plan kitchen and dining space with original exposed beams. Beautifully decorated with a pale blue and white colour scheme, slate tile floor with underfloor heating. Rangemaster cooker with a 5 ring hob and hot plate, dishwasher and an American style fridge/freezer. Dining table and chairs.
Utility area: Separate utility area just off from the kitchen, washing machine, a washer/dryer and a tumble dryer.
Ground floor Bedroom 1: En-suite shower room, a small kitchen area, door leading out to the patio area and beautiful views towards the grounds, direct access through to the conservatory.
Second floor master bedroom: King-size bed and en-suite. Large wooden wardrobe, plenty of room for a travel cot if you wanted to have a little one in with you.
Bedroom 3: King size bed, storage space and enjoys the wonderful views.
Bedrooms 4 and 5: Both sleep 2 in twin beds these rooms are both adequately equipped with fitted furniture and enjoy the fabulous views.
Bedroom 6: Bunk beds suitable for adults and children.
Bedroom 7: Double bed, wardrobe, separate wash basin.
All rooms have beautiful Georgian windows making them very light and spacious and allowing you to make full use of the splendid views which surround the house.
Ground floor shower room with power shower, wash basin and WC.
The master bedroom contains its own private en-suite containing a bath with a power shower overhead, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3 is another separate en-suite with a large generous step in shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
The family bathroom is also located on the first floor and provides a facility for the remaining bedrooms this considerable sized room contains a bath with a power shower overhead, washbasin, WC and heated towel rail.
Games room: Leading into the conservatory, a den of entertainment with piano, various children's games and a Bar Billiards table with a full explanation and set of rules on the wall.
Outside: Buckland House is surrounded by beautiful gardens and spectacular wildlife. In front of the conservatory and the terraced area there is a large enclosed garden. This area is suitable for a marquee, a wonderful spot to host a garden wedding or celebration. Towards the front of the property there is further lawn and patio area with garden furniture. Edging the property are well-kept grounds of approximately 1.5 acres with climbing frame and BBQ. To the front of the conservatory are duck ponds with free roaming ducks. These beautiful grounds create a pleasant and relaxing ambiance, allowing you to let yourself go and escape.
Guests will receive 25% reduction on the leisure facilities – indoor swimming pool and gym at The Best Western Dartmouth Hotel, Golf and Spa when you book this property.
Facilities and services: WiFi connection available. Bed linen and towels provided. (Beach towels not provided.) Arr/Dep. For weekly bookings is Saturday. Short breaks available in low and mid season, minimum 3 nights. Open fire/woodburner. Patio/courtyard. Parking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles. No smoking. Will accept 3 pets.
This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £500, which is payable to Marsdens Devon Cottages with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.
- Sleeps 14
- 7 Bedrooms
- Suitable for up to 3 pets
- WiFi connection available
- Saturday changeover
- 5 Bathrooms
- Bed linen provided
- Private parking
- 1.5 miles to the nearest pub
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- 2 miles from the coast
- Open fire/woodburner
- Tumble dryer
The fact you are reading this review I guess you are considering staying at Buckland. The best advice I can give is to stop considering and do it - without any hesitation. Superbly located in rolling farm land within easy reach of all Devon's wonderful attractions, The House is architecturally breathtaking, furnished with style, flair and innovation. Tucked away in the lanes, quiet and peaceful, Buckland House is an imposing and appealing feature of the landscape. Inside the design and attention to detail is great. Traditional kitchen equipped with everything - and more - you might need. Beautiful slate floor leading to extensive conservatory and spacious lounges. Seven bedrooms, delightfully decorated and furnished, comfortable beds with crisp linens and modern en-suiite bathrooms. Furnished patio area, barbecue, games room. All areas impeccably clean and maintained.You may have guessed that our three generations loved our time at Buckland and are delighted to recommend it. Mr Pickles - 27th October 2017
Lovely big house and great space for a large group. It was very comfortable and clean but obviously well lived in so we could relax and feel at home. Richard met us on arrival and showed us around and made us feel very welcome. There is some lovely country side and coast nearby and we enjoyed canoeing on some of the local rivers. A car and steady nerves required for narrow windy lanes. Would thoroughly recommend this place for large groups or family events. Mrs Gibbs - 8th September 2017
I'd recommend this property unreservedly. The house is spacious, beautifully furnished with a great open living/dining area. There is also a lovely outside dining area with BBQ which we used on the warmer evenings. It was in very good condition, clean and well maintained with all we needed in terms of utilities, entertainment etc. Outside the kids loved playing in the garden. Richard couldn't have been more helpful, providing additional information on things to do and dealing with the minor problems that did arise. Had a great week. Mrs Pallin - 18th August 2017
We spent the last week of the school summer holidays here and were very lucky with the weather. The children loved the swings and ducks and the garden was great to relax in, a real suntrap to enjoy a sundowner. Our dog Bim was able to wander in and out freely as the front garden is completely dog proof! The house was great, everything we needed was provided, even the crabbing buckets! All in all a great break and in a lovely spot, very relaxing and peaceful but not far away from all the beaches. Mr Middleton - 11th August 2017
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