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17 Burgh Island Causeway

Bigbury-On-Sea, Devon (Ref. 1056330)


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  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Linda

    “The apartment, which we have stayed in many times, was lovely.”

    However, there were some snagging issues. There is a problem with the fridge door which falls open if the shelves on the inside of it are filled with bottles of milk etc. This is a long-standing problem that has been going on for a few years and which I have reported previously. I spoke to Nick, a maintenance man who came to carry out a repair, and he said he would report back to the owner on this as something needing doing. The telephone handset is faulty so you can hear calls come in but ...

    However, there were some snagging issues. There is a problem with the fridge door which falls open if the shelves on the inside of it are filled with bottles of milk etc. This is a long-standing problem that has been going on for a few years and which I have reported previously. I spoke to Nick, a maintenance man who came to carry out a repair, and he said he would report back to the owner on this as something needing doing. The telephone handset is faulty so you can hear calls come in but cannot ‘answer’ the phone to speak to the person on the other end. This is important if you have given the number as a contact number for family, friends, food deliveries etc. Be careful of the ironing board hanging on the back door of the cupboard with the washing machine in, the screws are loose and need to be refixed/could fall off. The digital weighing scales need a new battery/are unreliable. We had a maintenance problem on arrival and called the number for the maintenance man given in the information folder but had no response until we emailed Coastal Living about another problem a few days later. Both were then resolved quickly but I am not sure that the number given for the maintenance man in the information folder is right and may need to be updated. We rented numbers 17 and 19 this week and found number 19 to be much better equipped and more comfortable, with a much nicer welcome pack and very easy communications. It had lovely seaside bits and pieces, a seagull on a stick, a lighthouse and that sort of thing that gave it a lovely seaside vibe. All those seaside bits and pieces had been removed from number 17 (it used to have them) which is a bit of a shame, as they all add to the holiday feel of the place. There has been a refurbishment of number 17 in the last year. Some have commented that the beds are uncomfortable. I was concerned about this as my elderly dad was coming with us. As the owner said, people have different perceptions when it comes to based comfort. My dad’s assessment was, for those who look for comfort, the bed was adequate although certainly not as comfortable as the beds there previously. This goes for all the beds throughout the flat. There is nice new balcony furniture. As ever, the view is amazing and it is a lovely relaxing place to be. It is nice that, after a number of years of restrictions, the swimming pool and gym are backed to ordinary operating arrangements and that the changing rooms are open. It is a lovely apartment to watch the tides coming in and out. Its view is one of the best from the Burgh Island Apartments. But if you do not mind a lovely but a slightly more restricted view and are looking for more comfort etc. then it is worth considering number 19 which is also a lot cheaper.

    - Linda, September 2023

    We totally agree with you that at Burgh Island Causeway there is an apartment to suit everyone.. it’s a wonderful place and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the unbelievable views from our apartment. It’s great you were able to enjoy our new bedrooms and our new balcony furniture. We hope that everyone has a top notch experience whilst staying with us, we pride ourselves on the fact that we are responsive to every guest. We were slightly disappointed that you felt the need to call our emergency contacts for the hot water only to discover that it was working perfectly but it’s better that we were able to help. We are glad that you have found, during your stay, the apartment that suits you the best, although it is slightly disappointing that you haven’t made your comments about that apartment public so that they can benefit from the positive experience you had there. Property Owner


  • All-one-level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x Family room with king size and single divan with en suite bath, shower over, WC and basin, 1 x twin with en suite shower, WC and basin
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky sports, Blu-ray DVD player, and WiFi
  • Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars in a reserved parking space
  • Enclosed balcony with seating
  • Shared use of leisure facilities including swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and gym
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in time 5pm
  • Note: Leisure facilities open from 10am every day (except Christmas day)
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 14 in gym or sauna
  • Note: The club restaurant/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 opening times)

The property

Just 20 yards from Bigbury-on-Sea's splendid sandy beach, looking to Burgh Island Causeway, is this amazing apartment occupies one of the highly desirable corner positions overlooking the soft sandy beach.

17 Burgh Island Causeway boasts sensational views, with a wonderfully light and airy open-plan living area, with natural light seeping in through the glazed doors to the amazing wrap round balcony, providing an exclusive outside area that can be enjoyed year round.

Enter the gorgeous open-plan space, hosting an attractive kitchen, equipped with all the amenities needed for a self-catered stay, taking your meals over to either the formal dining space or the casual breakfast bar.

Rest your feet on a quiet Saturday night, snuggled up on the sofa with a glass of wine whilst you watch a film on the TV.

Listen to the sound of the waves crashing as you relax on the balcony, with exceptional sea views.

To the rear two beautiful and spacious en-suite bedrooms, a king-size with a single divan and a twin, both benefitting from magnificent sea views an additional luxury of the corner apartments.

Both rooms offer matching décor and ample storage; the king-size room provides a superb bathtub whereas the twin room offers a refreshing shower.

A stay offers use of the shared facilities including the indoor swimming pool, gym & sauna.

Your daily essentials, can be found at the nearby local beach shop.

Bigbury is an iconic destination with huge possibilities for outdoor activity and with the renowned Burgh Island just a short stroll across the Causeway beach from the apartment.

Some of the most popular attractions include Bigbury beach, with its large open expanse of sand and the ability to walk across to Burgh Island, other than at high tide, when the historic Burgh Island Sea Tractor will transport you to and from the Island – a must for the kids!

The apartment development has its own private access gate (from the restaurant terrace) onto the slipway down to the beach.

Burgh Island is home to the Burgh Island Hotel, which has its own pub on the island - The Pilchard Inn dates from 1336, and offers inside and outside dining - the hotel also offers upmarket casual dining to visitors in its Nettlefold restaurant along with a delightful afternoon tea service.

Burgh Island is fascinating to explore, with numerous hidden coves and beaches, some of which can only be accessed by water, providing excellent kayak and paddleboard touring opportunities as well as good snorkelling.

The Island also offers walking and climbing itineraries, an ancient lookout at its peak with stunning views of the surrounding coast and Dartmoor, as well as being the famed setting for Agatha Christie to write many of her novels.

Bigbury and neighbouring Bantham are two of the Southwest’s finest beaches for water-sport lovers with RNLI/Coastguard patrol and opportunities for all kinds of surfing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding, which has grown rapidly in popularity.The highly recommended Discovery Surf School (which is based on the Bigbury Beach car park) offers top quality tuition for most watersports as well as hire availability for most of the necessary equipment.

The Venus Café is adjacent to Discovery for refreshment from Bigbury Beach, and there is a small beach shop off the public car park open in season.The apartment development sits just below the Southwest coastal path, which offers ample walking and hiking opportunities, to the West to Challaborough and Aymers Cove and on to Wonwell (a stunning beach on River Erme estuary).

Both the Rivers Avon and Erme, as well as Burgh Island, offer interesting marine birds and wildlife.

Bigbury Golf Club is 1 mile up the hill from the apartment, and is a private members club that welcomes visitors and suits all abilities.

Other local golf courses include Thurlestone to the east, and Staddon Heights to the west, which has fantastic views of Plymouth Sound and the Plymouth Ho.There are good fishing opportunities on many of the rivers in South Devon, and the stunning Dartmoor National Park is a short drive away to the North West of Bigbury.

Kingsbridge is the main town in the South Hams local area; around 20 minutes drive away, and offers a good selection of restaurants, bars and shops with the more famed resort town of Salcombe a further 10 minutes away.

Whether your coming for a summer holiday on the beach, or a winter escape to storm watch and recharge, 17 Burgh Island will not disappoint.

Burgh Island View Apartments

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 a number. 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 apartment 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. 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 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


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.

Note: The Club is open from 10 am daily and offers a selection of hot and cold food and a wide selection of beverages. Booking is advisable for the restaurant during high season and weekends.
The Leisure Club includes the indoor swimming pool and gym and is also open daily from 10 am, booking is not required. The sauna is not currently operational.
Please check The Club's closing time on Facebook or Instagram as this may vary depending on the time of year.

Note:- BBQ’s are not permitted

This property offers the following short breaks:

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