Guests are advised to have these directions to hand as the mobile reception is sporadic for the last section and your SatNav may struggle, so the following can be helpful.
For arrivals, if you have booked a Supacat transfer (rather than a map and key self check in) you will have booked an arrival time for your transfer. If you are going to arrive outside of your agreed check in time if you could keep us informed that would be super. Otherwise if you could call 10minutes prior to arriving and we will meet you by the allocated parking with the Supacat to whizz you up the hill!
For Sat nav purposes you would use PL20 6EU, this will bring you to the top of the “Abbey Deliveries” access road, this is at the bottom of a dip with a small bus stop flag sign opposite the turning. Take this road down onto the Estate, over 2 speed bumps, between 2 granite posts and you will see a pond on your right with a gravelled parking area on your left, – hopefully you will have called 10 minutes prior to arrival and we will be ready and waiting with the Supacat!
For directions from the North, take the M5 South and at the end of it following signs for Okehampton A30. Follow the A30 until you see signs for Tavistock, drive into Tavistock and then pick up and follow signs for Yelverton and Plymouth A386 follow this out of Tavistock. On reaching the Yelverton roundabout (there is only one) take the exit for the A386 sign posted towards Plymouth you want to then turn right immediately (this turning is about 25yds beyond the roundabout) continue on this road and you will go over a cattle grid and onto the moor for a short stretch, at the next T junction turn right and you will enter a village called Crapstone (and go over another cattle grid). On entering Crapstone you will go past a war memorial on your right and there is a turning on your left 100yds past this which you need to take, it is on a fairly sharp right hand bend, there is also a sign for Buckland Abbey (a brown sign) directing you down this road. Continue until you reach a cross roads (you have right of way) a sign on your right indicates that the carpark is straight on for another 100yds and that to your right is the Abbey Deliveries access route, turn right at this cross roads sign posted Bere Alston, follow the road as it goes down a dip, at the bottom of the dip you will see our sign marking the drive entrance on your left. Take this road down onto the Estate, over 2 speed bumps, between 2 granite posts where you will see the pond on your right and the gravelled parking area opposite.
If you are at all unsure of directions, do phone on 01822 259062.
We have parking for ONE car per StarBed.
The National Trust Buckland Abbey Estate is quite simply glorious, with fabulous way marked trails leading you around the woodland and stunning gardens to enjoy not to mention the Abbey itself, former home to Sir Francis Drake and recently the proud custodians of a rather super Rembrandt. Complementary passes are provided for the Estate for the duration of your stay along with an all too tempting discount voucher for the National Trust shop and all their fabulous ranges, it is well worth a browse.
The land leading from the parking area up to the huts is tenanted and guests are requested to leave gates as they find them to ensure the stock are contained accordingly. It is a 10 minute walk to reach the Hideaways some of which is across open pasture and can be slippery under foot. Please take care.