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Buckland House, Buckland Filleigh, Beaworthy, Devon EX21 5JD
Buckland House is a Georgian country house in the most relaxed and welcoming of styles. It’s suitable for parties of family or friends, weddings, special celebrations, reunions, or corporate or business use.
Buckland is a big, grand and beautiful house, sleeping 30 in 17 bedrooms with 9 bathrooms. The house has 7 doubles, 5 twin singles and 3 singles, with options for a few more in extra beds by negotiation. Most of the bathrooms have roll-top baths and two have showers.
There is a ball room for dancing, dining room, sitting rooms, library, snooker room, drawing room, breakfast room and play room. The house is heated by an industrial wood-burning boiler and wood is sourced from the estate.
The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, cooking utensils and an ample amount of crockery and cutlery for 30 guests. To cook on there is an Aga and a large 6 ring gas cooker, the pantry has plenty of shelf space, 2 fridge freezers and one full height fridge.
The house is set within 289 acres of parkland, farm land and woods, and has terraces and a swimming pool next to the house. There is also a lake, with rowing boat and lots of fish (carp, roach, tench), plus skeet shooting and croquet lawn. Roe deer are regularly seen in the parkland.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
Buckland is one of my favourites of our houses, and the one at which I’ve spent the most time. It really is a generous house, light-filled and seemingly perfect for a party, no matter what the time of year. It’s most stand-out attribute is its atmosphere and sense of timelessness. Some sun-lit summer evenings, it could easily be any time this century, or the last.
About the Location
Buckland is in North Devon, just inland and between the seaside towns of Bideford and Bude. The house is about twenty-five minutes’ drive from the A 39.
Things To Do
Should you ever wish to leave the estate, there is plenty to do in the area. The house is between the North and South Devon coasts, and is a great base from which to explore Devon and Cornwall.
Buckland allows a maximum of 120 guests at a wedding, and has a list of local B&B’s for guests that cannot fit in the house. There is also an allowance for seven tents, for guests wishing to camp, and two yurts (crafted on the estate) for campers who might need a proper bed.
Buckland also has its own very special ‘boat marquee’, crafted from wood sourced on the estate, available for a small charge.