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Avocet

Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon (Ref. 976155)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets No

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  • “A special house for a celebration”

    We booked this house for a family 80th birthday celebration. We loved it! The views are spectacular and we found Burgh Island and the coastline really interesting for walking and exploring. Although Burgh Island Hotel isn't open to non-residents, you are welcome to walk round most of the island, which was covered in wild flowers in June. We also enjoyed a few drinks at The Pilchard Inn on the island, and found the staff friendly and efficient. When the tide comes in and cuts off the island, ...

    We booked this house for a family 80th birthday celebration. We loved it! The views are spectacular and we found Burgh Island and the coastline really interesting for walking and exploring. Although Burgh Island Hotel isn't open to non-residents, you are welcome to walk round most of the island, which was covered in wild flowers in June. We also enjoyed a few drinks at The Pilchard Inn on the island, and found the staff friendly and efficient. When the tide comes in and cuts off the island, there's a sea tractor to bring you home, which was fun. The weather was good so we enjoyed spending time on the beach, but we also made sure we spent time at the house - as it's fabulous with so many facilities for all ages. We all enjoyed the hot tub and terraces, there were garden and beach games provided for the children, a barbecue, a games room with pool table, Wii and board games. Or just sitting on a balcony with a cup of tea, soaking in the view. All the decorations and furnishings are smart and tasteful. The bedrooms are huge and spotless, most have big windows with fantastic views and it was great having all the ensuites. It's not a cheap house to rent, but we felt it was good value. We were just slightly disappointed with Salcombe, which was crowded and spoilt by traffic in narrow streets, but there are plenty other places to visit nearby. The fish and chip café on the beach in the next bay (walking west along cliff) opens in the evening (BYO wine) and the food was great.

    - Friars_Folks, August 2018
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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This big split-level detached house is situated 200 yards above the beach in Bigbury-on-Sea.

With brilliant views to Burgh Island and around the bay, this is splendid contemporary accommodation to enjoy all year round.

You enter into the magnificent big shiny kitchen equipped with a wide range of kitchen gadgets and a dining area which can be screened by a sliding door to make the space more intimate.

A glass wall slides open on sunny days to the deck and garden.

The sitting room is even more striking, all light and spacious with another sliding wall of glass to the deck and time wasting views over the sea.

There is a handy en suite bedroom on this level and a door to the garage which forms a fun games room for playing pool or on the Wii, as well as storing your beach things.

The other bedrooms are spread over the floors above and below with a grand master double on the top floor with a smart en suite, dressing room and a little balcony and four big en suite bedrooms on the lower floor.

Outside is the large enclosed garden where you can fit six people in the hot tub to chat over those views of the coast.

Two barbecues on the sunny patio and another on the terrace mean you can create alfresco feasts at any time of day, and sit back to enjoy the spectacular sunsets over the waves.

The focal point of this village is of course the wonderful beach for strolling, sandcastling and surfing.

Walk across to iconic Burgh Island which featured in Agatha Christie’s work and maybe catch the long legged sea tractor back if the tide comes in.

the Coast Path is equally fine for good walking and seabird watching.

Fashionable Salcombe is interesting to visit to browse the shops and waterfront.

Avocet is a very special place carefully designed with green technology to make a minimal impact on this amazing environment.

Accommodation

Three levels. Four lower ground floor bedrooms: 1 x super king double with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, separate shower, two basins and WC, 1 x twin (can convert to super king double) with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin (can convert to super king double) with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower, WC and basin. 1 x ground floor super king double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin. 1 x first floor super king double with dressing room, balcony and en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower with hand shower, two basins and WC. First floor kitchen with dining area and doors to deck. Sitting room with wood burning stove and doors to deck. Ground floor WC with basin. Utility room. Games garage. Hot tub in garden.

Amenities

  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, 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 four cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue, hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property, Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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: Arrival after 4pm. This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500

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