Larches Cottage Information
Sleeps:  
5 (3 bedrooms)
 
 
Facilities:  
Modern energy efficient Cottage with Fitted kitchen
 
Dishwasher, Microwave, Washing Machine & Tumble dryer
 
Freeview TV, DVD, Video and Free Broadband
 
Telephone
 
Towels and Bed Linen Provided
 
Travel Cot, Highchair and Stair Gate
 
1.5 Acre community garden
 
Membership of Dartmouth Golf & Country Club
 
1 Pet Accepted
 
 
Changeover:  
Saturday
 
 
Price Band:  
£319 to £823
Larches Cottage

 

The South Hams is Devon's jewel in the crown — an area of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty' that encompasses picturesque estuaries and a stunning coastline with miles of unspoilt beaches and hidden coves to a lush hinterland that extends to the wild untamed heathland of Dartmoor, there is variety for all to explore and enjoy.

From the richly wooded Dart Valley and the historic deepwater port of Dartmouth all the way to Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can discover the charm of charismatic coastal villages and towns.

Buckland Court, close to Slapton Sands and the village of Slapton is ideally placed for all the attractions of this beautiful corner of South Devon.  The southerly location and warm Gulf Stream air ensure one of the mildest climates in the whole of Britain.  The summers are long, autumns warm and winters mild, so that you can enjoy a visit at any time of the year.

Larches Cottage at Buckland Court

Larches is one of three mews cottages situated around their own enclosed courtyard.  The three cottages are recently built with a sensitive application of both modern and traditional materials enjoying all the attractive amenities provided for this lovely collection of old cottages nestling deep in the heart of the South Hams.

Larches has been built to a high standard with carpeting throughout and fitted with comfortable furniture and furnishings.  Gas fired central heating, modern insulation and double glazing ensure this cottage is ideal for off-season use.

Accommodation

Downstairs

Entrance is from the courtyard through a stable door to a tiled hallway.

Off the hallway is a downstairs WC with shaver point and basin.  There is an attractive and spacious open plan living room having a lounge area at the front, with comfortable sofas and chairs, 32" Flatscreen Digital TV (Freeview), DVD, Video, and simulated electric woodburner.

Larches Cottage - Kitchen

The beautifully equipped kitchen area with tiled floor has a tasteful range of fitted cupboards, gas hob and built-in electric oven, microwave cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washer & dryer.  The large dining table to seating 6 complements the kitchen area.

Upstairs

Upstairs at the front overlooking the courtyard there is one double room (5ft bed) and one single room with a 3ft bed.  To the rear is a twin room with 3ft beds and with Velux window.  An airing cupboard heated by the large hot water tank leads off the landing and a fully equipped bathroom with a power shower over the bath, basin, shaver point, heated towel rail and WC.

Bed Linen & Towels are included in the letting charge and the beds made up in advance.  A travel cot and high chair are available in the cottage.

Larches has gas central heating, electricity, broadband and telephone for local and incoming calls all included in the price.  The free Broadband internet connection is via a RJ45 network socket in the Lounge or Wi-Fi.

The cottage is available for arriving guests from 3.00 pm on Saturdays and is to be vacated by 10.00 am the following Saturday.

Outside

Outside there is a gravel area with bench seat, stone walls and shrub and flower borders.  Parking is available by the cottage for two cars with additional spaces behind Buckland House stables.

Larches Cottage benefits from the use of one and a half acres of open grounds with two duck ponds and a barbecue for you to enjoy with other residents.  There is plenty of room for children to play and adults to relax but toddlers should be supervised.  Access is via the archway in the Lower Courtyard.

Larches Cottage nameplate
  • Saturday changeover
  • Hairdryer (in main bedroom)
  • No smoking
  • 1 well-behaved dog accepted
  • Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms
Larches Cottage has 4-Star Rating

Dartmouth Golf & Country Club membership with leisure facilities, 25% discount on green fees and day membership, 4 miles from Buckland.

Larches cottage accommodation allows it to be used in conjunction with neighbouring cottages or Buckland House for larger groups and yet is cosy enough for intimate family holidays.

Where to Visit from Larches

Salcombe Harbour

Salcombe harbour and Kingsbridge estuary

East Portlemouth and Salcombe straddle the narrow inlet from the sea that leads into Salcombe harbour.  East Portlemouth has it's sandy beaches with a ferry service which takes visitors to and from Salcombe.

This is an area very popular with yachtsmen and dingy sailors alike as the harbour here is both wide and sheltered.  The excellent sailing facilities enable all those visiting to appreciate this unique situation.

Events of interest to yachtsmen are the Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta and the Salcombe Town Regatta.

The Island Cruising Club (ICC), based in Salcombe, has over 60 years experience of RYA yacht courses and yachting training.

Overbecks Gardens

Nearby is Overbecks Museum and Gardens at Sharpitor, a beautiful National Trust property within a 6 acre plot having an astonishing range of exotic trees, shrubs and plants.  The gardens enjoy a wonderful view over the sea cliffs and into the estuary.

In Summer, cruise the Estuary from Kingsbridge to Salcombe with the Rivermaid.  Creeks Cruises are available that meander up some of the tranquil waterways which can include Frogmore, South Pool, Waterhead, Batson, Collapit or Blanksmill Creeks.

Cruising the length of the Salcombe estuary, crossing the Bar and cruising a little way out along the coast, either in around Starehole Bay and Bolt Head or eastwards towards Prawle Point, the most southerly part of Devon.  Heading East towards Prawle Point takes you past the delightful beaches of Gara, Moor Sands, and Elender Cove.

Off Salcombe is the wreck of a Bronze Age ship, one of only three known in Britain.  Discovered in May 2009, it has been dated to 900 B.C. The cargo included hundreds of copper and tin ingots, a bronze sword, a number of bronze axheads and several golden bracelets, called torques.

In the same area another Bronze Age shipwreck was found in 2006 which held even rarer treasures.  These included an eight-stranded braided-wire torque, two rolled-up ribbon torques and part of a twisted bar torque, which date to between 1300 and 1100 B.C.  Once worn as a bracelet, the braided-wire torque is incredibly rare and is probably French in origin.

More recently, the Salcombe Cannon Wreck is of a 17th century ship that contained 400 Moroccan gold coins and Dutch items.

 

Some recent comments from our guests —

"Amazing location for a holiday cottage with beautiful gardens, picnic tables and BBQ for those staying in the cottages."
Holidaymaker on 26th Jul 2011

"Some lovely walks along the coast road at Blackpool and Strete and they are only three and a half miles from the cottage."
Holidaymaker on 18th Jul 2011

"Lovely property and grounds.  It is rather remote and you have to use the car to get anywhere so would be suitable for walkers or those that don't mind driving everywhere.  Very pleasant stay and very well equipped."
K Phillips on 20th Jun 2011

"The booking process was simple and the property was exactly as described on the web site.  Excellent quality location and very well appointed cottage.  We wanted for nothing (save better weather!) and had a lovely holiday!!  Many thanks"
John Dean on 5th Oct 2010

"We had a blissful holiday thanks to the lovely weather, gorgeous scenery and excellent places to eat!  We previously used helpful holidays as students - over 20 years later, with kids and grandma in tow, we had an equally memorable holiday.  Hope to use you again - without the 20 year gap!"
Karen Creeth on 23rd Jun 2010

"Larches was in a very peaceful setting accessible through winding country lanes - sat nav made finding it an absolute doddle.  We enjoyed a lovely week in the well-appointed cottage making day trips to several beautiful seaside towns and the Eden project.  Our 15 month son especially liked visiting the chickens and ducks in the nearby garden each day."
Mrs S Palmer on 19th Apr 2010