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West Charleton, near Kingsbridge
Grade 5 Star rating
Customer's Choice 2015
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Buddleia boasts a fantastic south-facing garden with BBQ and children’s play area, perfect for days when you wish to just relax.

Buddleia is a fabulous, well-furnished, modern holiday property of very generous size, superbly suited to a large family for summer holidays and family gatherings year-round. The owners have renovated it to a high standard to create a wonderful, detached home set in the village of West Charleton, between the riverside town of Kingsbridge and the wide expanse of beach at Slapton Sands, on the South Devon Coast. It has its own private gated driveway and large, enclosed, level, lawned garden - very secluded and south facing. Skirting the rear of the property is a large decked area with glass balustrade, table (seats 12) and steps down to the lawn. To the front is a small pebble Mediterranean-style patio area. This is a very family-friendly holiday home; the large kitchen/dining room forms the main hub of the house and - with its large breakfast bar and bar stools - creates a good social area for cooking, chatting and dining. The separate living room features a 42in plasma TV and wood-burning stove - ideal for cosy nights in during autumn and winter; in summer the large French doors can open up onto the decking. For children, there is an outdoor play area with a slide and swings. West Charleton lies on the A379 - one of the many villages en route from Kingsbridge to Dartmouth. Within 20-30 minutes’ drive are many popular and well-loved locations in South Devon: the yachting haven of Salcombe, the rugged cliffs and tiny coves at Hope Cove and Thurlestone, Bantham Beach (popular with surfers), the busy market town of Kingsbridge, Totnes and Modbury, the famous beaches of Slapton Sands, working fishing village of Beesands, East Prawle - surrounded by NT coastline and close to the Start Point Lighthouse, the little sandy bays at East Portlemouth and the historic maritime town of Dartmouth. Shop 1/2 mile, pub 50 yards.

Large entrance hall. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, plasma TV and doors to large decked area. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with range (for cooking), American-style f/freezer, TV and doors to decked area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, sofa, door to patio, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom, en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, sofa, large apex glass window, en-suite shower room, toilet. Double bedroom (5ft bed). Twin bedroom. All upstairs bedrooms with far-reaching views to Salcombe. Main bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Two TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large decked area with glass balustrade, furniture, sun loungers and large enclosed, level, lawned garden; small patio to front
  • Outdoor play area with slide and swings
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 6 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Equipment store
  • No smoking
  • NB: Steps to large, enclosed, level, lawned garden

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Customer's choiceCustomer's choice
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • No PetsNo Pets
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2016
    Beautiful house. Enjoyed our stay here very much and would recommend it to others. Extremely well presented with some lovely touches.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2016
    Buddleia is a wonderful cottage. It is big and modern yet still manages to be cosy. We came here for a wedding party week which was particularly special. All our party loved the cottage, particularly my niece who loved the great toys cupboard. We felt instantly at home. The location was great for us as our wedding was in Bigbury. Our reception was at the Oyster Shack which you *must* visit if you are staying in the area. It's the best seafood place in the world. The cottage is perfectly suited for long coastal walks which we highly recommend. We went on several. We have stayed at many large holiday homes across the UK and were generally very happy but we did find that a few common items were missing at Buddleia which would have improved our stay (perhaps they are things the owner might want to consider buying for future guests?). I have never been left wanting in other cottages so a bit more provision of popular items would greatly improve the cottage I think. Most important items: Deep cereal bowls (the only bowls provided were very shallow and wide), Big serving platters (we did a BBQ for 10 ppl and didn't have anything to serve things on), Tongs for the BBQ, Cosy throws, Bread board, non-stick pans ( this was particularly annoying!), Fruit bowl, Prosecco/fizz topper, pastry brush. (OK, so the last item is a bit pedantic!) We booked as a party of 9 and were actually a party of 11 due to a last minute change. but only had 9 very average sized towels and had to request more. I know we should have notified them of the change in numbers but I have never been short of towels at other places, and it felt a bit tight to just give one medium size towel each. It would be nice to have a laundry cupboard with extra towels if they are needed. I must add the owner's daughter was incredibly helpful and friendly and sorted the issue within an hour. Final minor quibble was that the owners in all other cottages we have stayed in tend to leave something (small!) on arrival, such as a pint of milk, or pack of biscuits. This cottage provided nothing which was a bit of a shame. It's such a minor touch but is always very welcoming. All in all though, we loved the cottage and would not hesitate to stay again. We felt instantly comfortable and at home. The garden is gorgeous, and the play area is perfect for children. It is absolutely beautiful and spacious, and made a very cosy home for our wedding week. Thank you !!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback, in response to the following items: Cereal bowls - we chose these for their versatility they hold the same quantity as a standard size bowl, the design is a matter of preference. Serving platter - we will now provide a stainless steel serving platter. BBQ tongs - we do provide kitchen tongs, in addition we will now include a longer pair for BBQ’s. Bread board - for hygiene reasons we provide two dishwasher proof chopping boards. Non-stick pans - we provide an assortment of pans, this being two non-stick frying pans, one medium non-stick stock pot, one large all enamel stock pot, one medium size non-stick milk pan, stainless steel two tier steamer and four John Lewis stainless steel induction based saucepans. A Fruit bowl is provided; this is not left out on display. We will now provide a wine stopper and pastry bush. With reference to the towels, we provide Vossen bath sheets, size 90 x 145cms; these are larger than an average bath towel. We only leave towels for the amount of guests on the booking form; from previous experience spare towels get used at the beach and as a result have gone missing. We do not advertise a welcome pack but thank you for your comments and we are glad your party enjoyed your stay at Buddleia.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/09/2016
    This was the most amazing holiday. The house was so beautiful and so well equipped, the owners had thought of everything and the toy and game cupboard was a very thoughtful idea. The age range was 4years to 70 years and we all had an awesome time.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/08/2016
    Great place for 3 families to spend a week. The youngsters loved the garden and the decking was perfect for all fresco dining. The house was clean, comfortable and well furnished. Would highly recommend this house.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 06/08/2016
    A fabulous property with a great layout to suit a large family group. Everything worked very well. The garden is safe and exciting for young children with a great treehouse/climbing frame with a slide and swings. The property is very clean and kept to a high standard. A great place to explore South Devon

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/06/2016
    Perfect house in a great location. Stayed here with our children and grandchildren age range 7months to 65 years and it suited us perfectly. Lots of great walking on coast path with plenty of places to visit too.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/05/2016
    Our week long break was a family gathering to celebrate my 60th birthday, our party consisted of eight adults and two children, (ages 4 and 1). We could not fault any aspect of this property, except Great Grandma could not find a toast rack, corrected by a visit to a charity shop in Kingsbridge, this was left at the property in order for others to serve their morning toast in style! Plus points worth mentioning, ample parking, we had four cars, plenty of space for more. The toy cupboard has a wide range of things to keep the kiddies amused as well as the well constructed, swings and slide set up in the garden, (fast slide). Kitchen is well equipped, although we did not cook as much as expected, as their is a pub almost opposite the property and on our first night we ordered food and the plates wrapped in foil were brought across to Buddleia; we also used the pub for Sunday lunch and a family meal at the end of the week. Location and the view from back of house is wonderful, good quality bench and chairs to dine outside and sun loungers to laze away those sunny days. We holiday in rented houses at least once per year and their is usually some aspect that does not come up to par, this was not the case with Buddleia, if anything it exceeded our expectations.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/04/2016
    Superb residence and location, for our family together, plenty of space for everyone. Will certainly book again in the future. The owners had thought of everything you would require. We also had a couple of evenings at the Ashburton Arms (over the road) , great food and drink, and a warm welcome

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/04/2016
    We had a very enjoyable stay. A thunderstorm directly overhead stopped the wifi for a few days but owners were very helpful and sorted out the problem as quickly as they could. The accommodation was spacious and very suitable for our family group of 6 adults and 4 children.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/03/2016
    Lovely house with all the facilities needed, the owners have thought of everything. One word, Fantastic. However The pub over the road was very unhelpful and totally boring.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your feedback. The small village pub often receives positive comments in our visitors book.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/03/2016
    What a beautiful and relaxing stay. With a group of 10 friends for a long weekend and Buddleia was the perfect place to enjoy our stay in Devon. The place was spotless when we first arrived, with lots of parking space too (we had 3 cars and there was room for more in the private driveway). Lots of lovely kitch furnishings, and more than enough living room space, kitchen equipment and dining seats for all of us and more. We did a lot of evening dining and games, and it was a great place to have done this. Each bedroom was so inviting, with crisp sheets, a light airy atmosphere, and towels for every individual. Plenty of natural lighting and peaceful at night. Never a queue for the bathroom either with plenty of en suites to go around. Wifi is a little temperamental and could do with being a bit stronger for the size of the property and potentially the amount of people that might be using it - but nothing that affected our stay. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to relax, entertain, and not have any worries as you enjoy the great views from the windows and garden. Definitely want to come back here and have a great BBQ evening when it's warmer in the summers with the amazing decking and garden area. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your feedback, we have now replaced the hub which should hopefully resolve the wifi issue.

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