Cottage in Slapton, Dartmouth, South Devon, England - Situated On The South Devon Coast, 2 Miles Inland From Slapton Sands
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 Cottage in 2001
Why Richard Smith chose Kingsbridge
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. In 2001 we demolished some farm barns and built the new cottage -Cherry, reclaiming much of the original barn materials. 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 grounds and develop the large gardens. Having plenty of experience in holidaying with young children and looking after guests we can recommend the area for family holidays.
What makes this Cottage unique
If you are looking for a friendly holiday cottage to enjoy with your family in a quite rural environment yet close to the coast & Dartmoor then Cherry cottage is a good base for you. 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.
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spacious enough for the whole group
lovely rural property - well equipped and comfortable. We had a full house and it worked fine.
The perfect family cottage
Ideal for a family holiday with loads of space, fantastic gardens and great location. Thoroughly recommended.
Thanks David & family for a really lovely review - it is so good to hear that you had a great stay in beautiful South Devon, loved the space and facilities in the cottage. We are delighted that you enjoyed the garden so much - it is a lovely tranquil spot
Just what we want to hear! We really look forward to having you back again sometime soon. Best wishes, Richard & Diane
Good cottage for a family holiday
We enjoyed our family holiday at Cherry Cottage. The cottage was certainly well equipped for a family holiday, including young children. We have only rated the cottage as 3 star as some of the facilities are ready for a 'redo'
Lovely house, fantastic setting
Lots of room and everything you need, and the garden was amazing!
Plenty of beaches a short drive away. 3 mile long Slapton Sands is under 10 mins away. Towards Dartmouth is the Blue Flag beach Blackpool Sands with restaurant/shop/changing facilities, no dogs allowed. About 20 mins away are Thurlestone, Bigbury, South Hall Sands, Beesands and Bantham for surfing with Burgh Island close by. More remote beaches closer to Start Point on the Southwest coastal path to Mattiscombe and Lannicombe. Secluded Millbay opposite Salcombe with North Sands close by.
Cherry cottage is in a very rural setting and a car is essential.
We are about 1 hour 45 from Bristol, 40 mins from Exeter with airport connection, 45 minutes from Plymouth which is the nearest ferry port.
The nearest mainline station is at Totnes - 20 minutes drive from Buckland with trains direct from London Paddington and other parts of the country.
The nearest village is Slapton 1.25 miles away with Torcross, Strete, East Allington, Chillington & Dittisham - 10/15 mins drive.
Nearest village post office at Strete.
Both Dartmouth & Kingsbridge have supermarkets & swimming pools -15 mins.
Totnes 15 mins.
East Portlemouth and Salcombe about 25 mins.
The South West Coastal path is 15 minutes away.
Dartmoor National Park - 30 mins.
Great pubs and restaurants in the area at Slapton, Torcross, Strete, Beesands, Chillington, Stokenham, Dartmouth, Hope Cove, Salcombe, Totnes & East Allington. Full listings available in the house.
Dartmouth for boat trips out to sea or up the River Dart, shops, restaurants, galleries etc. Also Dartmouth castle has been guarding the town since 1300's.
Lovely walks from Dartmouth and also Kingswear on the opposite bank of the river Dart. Steam trains from Kingswear to Paignton & Totnes to Buckfastleigh.
Dittisham for great crabbing with good pub and cafe. Visit Agatha Christie's estate, Greenaways by ferry from here (or boat from Dartmouth).
Kingsbridge has nearest Tesco and Morrisons with high street shops, post office, cinema, swimming pool, leisure centre, tennis courts. River boat to Salcombe at high tide in summer.
Totnes with large supermarket & leisure centre - lots of eclectic/interesting shops and cafes. Visit 12th century Totnes castle.
Dartington - gift and craft shops, restaurant.
Horse Riding - Dittiscombe.
Nearest Adventure Park - Woodlands Adventure Park - 15 minutes drive.
Water sports including sailing at various locations around the area including Blackpool Sands, Bantham, Salcombe & Dartmouth.