In Bigbury-on-Sea, 200 yards up from the sandy beach and with L153 and L188 as neighbours (same owners), a smart, detached, single-storey house with superb panoramic views over Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island. Large sea-facing paved terrace for enjoying those timewasting views, refreshing sea breezes and stunning sunsets, and lawn; below, another good-sized lawn and shed for surfboards/beach gear. Inside, a fresh seaside theme, fun fabrics, oak or tiled floors (rugs). From gently sloping drive, level path and 2 steps up to terrace (alternative entrance via gentle slope with handrail down from back lane gate) to door to hall. Bright open-plan kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, electric cooker) with big glazed doors to terrace (table/chairs, barbecue, steps down to drive and shed). Living room (TV/DVD/PVR, iPod dock, woodburner, sofa bed for alternative sleeping), opening to sunroom (sofas/chairs, high glass ceilings) with those superb views and more glazed doors to terrace. Three smart bedrooms - a double (low 5' bed, TV/DVD) and a twin, each with en suite shower-room (suite), and a small double (5' bed, limited space around bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath plus hand-shower). Cloakroom (loo); utility room (washer-drier, sink). Professional catering available. A stunning spot with outstanding views.
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.
One level. Three bedrooms: 2 x king size doubles (one with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin and the other with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower, WC and basin), 1 x twin with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin. WC with basin. Utility room. Kitchen with dining area and glazed doors to terrace. Sitting room with wood burning stove and sofa bed. Sunroom with glazed doors to terrace.
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.