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Luxury Grade II Listed Georgian Farmhouse Set In Extensive Gardens

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

House 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, Buckland House is an elegant Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse built sometime before 1750 and largely rebuilt in the Regency style as a gentleman farmer's residence in 1860. The house has received a complete restoration to a very high standard and now includes a conservatory overlooking the ponds and gardens with a view towards Dartmoor. Offering high quality accommodation for two or more families, tastefully furnished in keeping with the period of property, this lovely family home offers an opportunity to enjoy a holiday in comfortable surroundings. The entrance porch leads to the main hall, off which are the principal reception rooms. The south-facing sitting room has a traditional Georgian feel, with dual aspect windows that overlook the formal gardens. A wood-panelled den leads to the large conservatory overlooking the rear garden and ponds. The large slate flag floored traditional farmhouse kitchen has a door to the patio and garden. A ground floor studio apartment with small self contained kitchen area and en-suite shower-room with views over the duck pond and orchard with a door to the patio; also access from the conservatory. Large shallow staircase leading to a landing with an original Victorian curved stained glass window with views over the countryside. Upstairs there are 6 bedrooms, 2 with en-suites and a family bathroom.

The House can be let together with neighbouring cottages for celebrations and weddings.

An area in the garden can be used to erect a marquee for special occasions seating up to 80 persons.

More Details

Richard Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 February, 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 house in 1995

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.

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 house and develop the large gardens and so we have plenty of experience in holidaying with young children and looking after guests!

What makes this house unique

If you are looking for a friendly holiday home to enjoy with your extended family in a quite rural environment yet close to the coast & Dartmoor then Buckland House is the place for you.

We are able to provided extended accommodation within our neighbouring cottages for special occasions, celebrations and weddings.

Call us for more details.

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

"The House was one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in- spacious,well supplied, and with lots to do for little ones (big garden,ducks, owls, swings, playhouse).

The area is stunning-a little bit of 'Paradise'
Jul 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
25 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring Holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 30% will be required at the time of booking with the balance due 6 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 departure.
Up to 3 well behaved dogs by prior arrangement, £25 per animal per break/week.

Payment via bank transfer or cheque. Cancellation insurance advisable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually a Saturday but other arrangements may be possible out of season. Arrival after 4pm, earlier baggage drop-off is OK on the day, by prior agreement, departure before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Notes on prices
Christmas and New year dates are flexible - please enquire.

Changeover day is usually Saturday but other arrangements may be possible for short breaks.Arrival after 4 pm and depart before 10 am.

30% deposit will be required at the time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks before the start date of your stay. We have a standard charge of £25-00 per week for a pet.
Short breaks: Minimum 4 nights = 80% of weekly price.
Payment by Bacs or cheque

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Slapton in South Devon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs wc with shower. Upstairs family bathroom with bath/shower over. Master Bedroom en-suite with bath/shower over. Bedroom 2 en-suite with shower. Groundfloor Studio flat en-suite with shower.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with zip linked twin beds & en-suite. Bedroom 2 with king bed & en-suite. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Bedroom 5 with double bed. Bedroom 6 with bunk beds. Groundfloor Studio Flat with double bed & en-suite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • 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 includes a large 1 acre enclosed front garden with patio area including chairs and tables. A second patio situated near the conservatory overlooking the rear gardens and ponds with chickens, ducks and moorhens. Brick barbecues and picnic tables, cows and sheep in adjacent fields. Parking for 6-8 cars. Ponds are unfenced so small children must be supervised. Dogs to be supervised in rear gardens as chickens & ducks present. Utility Room: Adjacent to the kitchen is a laundry/drying room with Butler sink, two washing machines, tumble dryer, airing line and ironing board. 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 with logs available October to March. Other: Games Room with Bar-billiards Table & Piano. Conservatory with Wood Burner, seating area, dining table & chairs. Wifi available (Broadband speed may vary due to rural location).

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