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Abbots Ash

Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon (Ref. 976221)

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  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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    Mrs Roberts

    “We have recently had the most ...”

    We have recently had the most wonderful family holiday at Abbot’s Ash and would wholeheartedly recommend it. ...

    We have recently had the most wonderful family holiday at Abbot’s Ash and would wholeheartedly recommend it. The barn itself is beautifully renovated, equipped and furnished but is also extremely practical. We were a family of ten covering three generations and it was the perfect home for a relaxing week in the countryside with close access to stunning beaches. Our four grandchildren are three and under so they loved the interior space, the secure gardens and the fact that we could spend long days by the sea. This summer, the weather was on our side and we all took full advantage of it with sea swimming and picnics on the beach every day. The kitchen and utility room were brilliantly equipped and a pleasure to use, the sofas relaxing, the beds and linen extremely comfortable. Our only (minor) criticism was that South Hams district has an unsatisfactory rubbish disposal policy which meant that our bins were already full on arrival! Happily, Sykes and the local caretaker sorted out the problem very efficiently. The games barn was opened by us - but immediately closed as there was a barn owl nesting inside. We beat a hasty retreat and left her to her brood! Thank you Sykes for another winner.

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Abbots Ash is a detached Grade II listed cottage tucked away down country lanes five miles from Bigbury -on-Sea.

Originating in the 15th century and later owned by Nelson’s family, it combines traditional beams and features with wonderfully contemporary and stylish comfort and chic.

As soon as you head up the steps and into the hall, you will feel right at home, especially when you turn into the vast lofty open plan living area which stretches the length of the cottage.

Snug within lime washed walls, it offers a comfy seating area beside the cosy wood burning stove, a study area with desk and French windows to open to the garden on a sunny day.

At the other end is the excellent kitchen and dining area, all beautifully equipped and a sociable space with breakfast bar.

On this ground level are the three calming bedrooms.

Take the stairs up to another amazing reception area, a sitting room with another wood burning stove and more comfy seating.

Behind the cottage is a charming enclosed garden with lawn, a fun games barn and a prettily planted suntrap courtyard with seating area.

Despite its peaceful location, this cottage is in a central location for an assortment of brilliant sand and surf beaches on a spectacular coastline where you can go rock pooling, surfing, walk the Coast Path and play golf.

If you want to eat out, the nearby village of Aveton Gifford has a pub, or you can head to Kingsbridge town for a choice of shops and restaurants.

Abbots Ash is truly an exceptional holiday destination in the heart of the stunning South Hams.

Accommodation

Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with bunks and single day bed. Bathroom with roll top bath, hand shower, WC, basin. Shower room with shower, WC, basin. Ground floor open plan sitting room with seating area for 5 with wood burning stove, kitchen, study area and dining area. First floor sitting room with wood burning stove, seating for 8 and king-size bed behind curtains.

Amenities

  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with freesat DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: This property is best for maximum of 7 adults and sleeps a maximum of 9, including babies
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

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

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About the location

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.

Region Information

Note: This property is best for maximum of 7 adults and sleeps a maximum of 9 including babies.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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