Cottage in Slapton, Nr. Dartmouth, South Devon, England - Well equipped, just 10 minutes drive from nearest beach
About Keith Lockstone
Keith and Sue purchased Larches Cottage in late 1999 as a get-away-from-it-all to relax in beautiful surroundings.
Keith Lockstone purchased this Cottage in 1999
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Lovely, well equipped barn conversion. Very comfortable and clean. There is internet and some mobile phone signal (o2 and EE) and the roads are easier to navigate than some previous reviews imply.
Thanks for the kind words Andy, it's been good to have you.
Loved the cottage. Well appointed ( dish washer, etc ). And most importantly, dog friendly. Had a nice vibe to it. No phone signal unless you are on dog walk hill, but there is wifi. Getting there is a beast on the Devon lanes buts that's part of the adventure. 10/10 from me.
Pretty, country property
The Larches is a pretty country property in a converted outbuilding of Buckland House with access to the surrounding gardens. Furnishings were as advertised and we found the property was clean and equipped with fresh sheets and towels upon arrival. A car is essential and renters should be aware that access to the nearest main road - between Totnes and Kingsbridge - is via four miles of hilly, narrow lanes.
In all, we enjoyed our visit and would recommend this property to anyone seeking a quiet spot to spend a week in the South Hams..
We had a fabulous time in Slapton, Devon cottage was lovely had everything we needed and more would like to stay again sometime
Lovely peaceful and well equipped cottage. Comfortable and plenty of space.
Good directions make it easy to find in a rural setting but with other cottages nearby. Everything you need Inc efficient heating and comfy beds and TV with a good signal. WiFi works well and with all included this is good value and worked well for us.
Lots of lovely beaches a short drive away. The closest is 3 mile long Slapton Sands under 10 mins away. 5 mins further towards Dartmouth is Blackpool Sands - a Blue Flag beach with restaurant/shop/changing facilities. Travelling past Kingsbridge about 20 mins away are Thurlestone, Bantham and Bigbury (30 mins) and Burgh Island. If you prefer more remote beaches travel about 20 mins to Start Point and walk down coastal path to Mattiscombe and Lannicombe. South Hall Sands and Beesands are 20 mins.
It is essential to have your own transport as the nearest bus route is 1.5 miles away.
Parking is available by the cottage for two cars with additional spaces behind Buckland House stables.
The nearest village is Slapton - 1.5 miles away.
Torcross, Strete, East Allington, Chillington - 10/15 mins drive.
Dartmouth and Dittisham are 20 mins.
Closest supermarket, high street, swimming pool - Kingsbridge 15 mins
Totnes 15 mins.
East Portlemouth and Salcombe about 25 mins.
Closest beaches 10 mins - many others within 20/30 mins.
Nearest golf club - 15 mins, most others within 30 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.
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 opposite bank of Dart.
Steam train from Kingswear to Totnes.
Dittisham for crabbing and good pub and cafe. Also get to Agatha Christie's estate Greenway 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.
Totnes, supermarket, leisure centre - lots of eclectic/interesting shops and cafes. Totnes castle 12 century. Steam train trips from here.
Dartington - gift and craft shops, restaurant.
Horse Riding - Dittisham.
Nearest Adventure Park - Woodlands Adventure Park - 15 minutes drive.
Water sports including sailing at various locations around the area.