Just 20 yards from Bigbury-on-Sea's big and splendid sandy beach, looking to Burgh Island Causeway, are 29 stunning, high quality apartments, of which we let 13.
Within the same building are excellent leisure facilities and a restaurant.
The views over the sea to the south and west, and at low tide of a vast expanse of smooth washed yellow sand reaching to Burgh Island, are outstanding.
The island's jolly pub, The Pilchard, is fun to visit (long-legged sea tractor at high tide).
All the apartments, which are privately owned and individually furnished, have those sensational views, and are wonderfully light, with large, airy open-plan living/dining/kitchens and glazed doors to balconies or terraces.
The smallish bedrooms, at the back (without views), have good quality en suite bath or shower-rooms.
The building is three-storey.
Most apartments have easy access (short walk from parking and between 5 and 9 steps down to the lift).
The ground floor (still high above the beach) apartments have big terraces, the first and top floor apartments have very good-sized balconies.
Arrival after 4pm.
The leisure facilities, which are free for guests to use and open from 10am every day (except Christmas Day), include a fine indoor swimming pool (40' x 20' x 4'6"), spa pool, well-equipped gym (treadmill, steps, cycles, Concept II Rower and other instruments of torture) and sauna (no children under 14 in gym or sauna).
There are changing rooms, a shower and disabled loo.
The Club restaurant/smart bar, is open 10am to 9pm during the High Season, reservations recommended (for all other times of the year, please contact the Leisure Centre for the opening times), serves excellent food throughout the day, with a popular dinner menu which varies daily and themed evenings.
You can also order meals to take to your apartment.
The comfy lounging area has sofas and WiFi, and the sunny outdoor terrace faces the sea.
First floor: superb views across the beach to Burgh Island and out to sea on either side (amazing sunsets).
Glass-fronted balcony (teak furniture).
Open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, fridge, electric cooker, TV/DVD) with light Danish oak furniture and glazed sliding doors to balcony.
Washer-drier in hall cupboard.
Two bedrooms - double (5'6" bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath), and twin with en suite shower-room (suite), both en suites fitted in beautiful limestone.
Bigbury-on-Sea: village (seasonal café) with south Devons 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.