In Bigbury-on-Sea, 700 yards up from the magnificent beach and with sensational panoramic views, a large attached cottage, one of six converted from huge stone barns. Its end-of-row, seaward-facing position and split-level foundations make it very private with views from most rooms; from two raised decks (table/chairs) at the front, views are uninterrupted for almost 180 degrees from the Avon estuary, over Bantham and out to sea. Below the decks (steps down), at the front and side, a good-sized, lawned and gravelled, enclosed garden, with another little enclosed, lawned area sheltered by a high hedge at the back.Inside, exceptionally roomy with high apex ceilings and beams, made homely and comfortable with cottage-style furnishings and fabrics. Stable doors to ground-floor oak-fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven,) with tiled floor; utility area (washer-drier) with loo and 8 steep steps down to double bedroom (5' bed) with en suite shower cubicle, sea views and doors to garden. From the kitchen, 5 steps up to lofty living room (woodburner, TV/DVD) with oak floor (rug) and French windows to deck; also at this level, three more bedrooms - a double (TV/DVD, great sea views) with step up to en suite shower-room (wet-room suite) and doors to garden, a twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with doors to garden, and one with two singles. Bathroom (suite, shower over bath). A relaxing, family-friendly home with hard-to-beat views; minutes from the Coast Path and a choice of superb beaches.
Bigbury-on-Sea: village (seasonal café) with south Devon's biggest sandy beaches (The Venus Café, Takeaway and Surf School, seasonal beach shop), stretching to Burgh Island (The Pilchard pub; famous art deco hotel - you can walk to it at low tide, go by long-legged tractor at high; setting of Agatha Christie novels). Good windsurfing; fine cliffs for walking and sea-bird watching. Golf, 1 mile. Nearest shop, 3 miles. Kingsbridge, 10 miles; Salcombe, 15.
Three levels. 1 x lower ground floor king size double with en suite shower cubicle and doors to garden. Three first floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 2 x twin (one with doors to garden converts to super king double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. First floor sitting room with wood burning stove and French windows to deck. Ground floor kitchen with dining area. Utility area with WC and basin.
BIGBURY-ON-SEA Modbury 6 miles; Plymouth 12 miles. Bigbury-on-Sea is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is ideal for family holidays. Dusted with sand and lapped by shallow waters, the beach offers safe fun for groups particularly if you’ve got children in tow. In addition, Bigbury-on-Sea beach is dotted with rock pools, so there’s plenty of entertainment for budding marine biologists. There’s also a wide and varied selection of watersports available to visitors who prefer their holidays to feature a little adrenaline rush. Windsurfing and kite-surfing are popular here, with hire facilities located right on the beach. To give you some peace of mind, there are lifeguards present at Bigbury-on-Sea beach during May to September and the beach also has a first-aid room. You can even take the dog onto the beach, although they are restricted to certain areas during the summer. Bigbury’s most famous landmark is Burgh Island, which overlooks the beach itself. The island is accessible at low tide, when the waters reveal a causeway that links it to the beach. However, when the tide is in you can still reach the island by hitching a ride on the popular and unique ‘sea tractor’. Burgh Island boasts an award-winning hotel, elegant and rather genteel, it’s an ideal romantic retreat for couples. Explore the South Devon coast with its fabulous sandy beaches and its breathtakingly beautiful coastal path or simply take time to visit some of the charming estuary towns and villages dotted throughout the area, such as Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. The city of Plymouth and the wild open spaces of Dartmoor are also both close at hand.