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Seaspray (Bigbury-on-Sea)

(Ref. 995787)

Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage and location - excellent space for 8, including elderly and young children."

    Wonderful views all-round of the sea and landscape. We are already looking forward to returning to the property in August. Internet speed and reliability a little slower and patchy - obviously a little issue with the locks / keys when first accessing the property, but dealt with very well and swiftly in the circumstances. We can't wait to get back and enjoy the sunshine and seaside later in the year.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Apr 2024

  • "Seaspray was the perfect base for our holiday."

    We were two families with young children and did not find anything lacking. The outdoor shower and drying room were particularly useful as well as the big cupboard of toys and books. The children enjoyed the garden and the grown ups very much enjoyed the amazing views.

    Thank you so much for the feedback - it's really appreciated and we're glad you had such a brilliant stay...it's a very special place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2024

  • "The bungalow was excellent for our family holiday."

    The views are amazing, sadly we didnt get very good weather, our grandsons were with us the first weekend and they loved the toys and even managed to get a swim in the sea between storms. The beds were very comfortable and despite the windy weather we all slept really well. Found the utility room great for hanging wet clothes to dry. Look forward to staying again in the future.

    Thank you so much for the feedback - it’s really appreciated…and we’re glad that you and your family enjoyed Seaspray as much as our family does! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "The main issue was the blinds in the conservatory / dinning area."

    Only one side was working correctly with both the front and patio door side broken and only useable by hand. The whole holiday experience was however very relaxing , comfortable and enjoyable. It’s a lovely location in our favourite Devon coastal setting.

    We're glad you had a relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable stay at Seaspray - and enjoyed the amazing location as much as we do. Thank you for your feedback (hopefully it didn't detract from your holiday)...we've now attached curtain wands to ensure that the blinds work. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Aug 2023

  • "Our third stay at Seaspray."

    It is perfect for the family. The location is unbeatable - fabulous coastal views; spacious accommodation; large garden; short walk to the beach and coastal path. Thank you. We are looking forward to our fourth visit!

    Thank you for your feedback...we're glad you had another perfect stay and enjoyed a special time with your family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great property, amazing views and a lovely garden."

    A couple of very minor issues and they were resolved straight away. Property has everything you need, very clean and comfortable. Great location, albeit a steep walk back up to it. Would recommend taking black out blinds with you if have young children, bedrooms very light on summer nights. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7May 2023

  • "Seaspray was excellent."

    Beautiful location and views, lovely garden and the house is very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "This was our second visit."

    Once again, Seaspray was absolutely perfect for us! The location is fabulous and the bungalow is very well eqipped for children. Our grandchildren loved the bunk beds. Thank you. We will definitely come again!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2022

  • "Stunning location and a beautiful, welcoming home."

    The beaches nearby were amazing! We particularly loved the amazing views from the dining table and garden. The kitchen was very well equipped and all the toys, games and kids equipment (cot, little table etc.) made travelling with young children much easier. Would recommend making clearer in the listing or communications that there is a bed guard available (we wouldn't have bothered bringing our own) and would also advise making the details on waste collection a bit clearer - perhaps a sheet on the fridge so it's easy to find. Overall one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in - unbeatable location, gorgeous garden, stunning views and a lovely cottage with plenty of space.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Seaspray and so much so we have booked again for next year."

    The house is in a great location with the best views of the sea and coast from any property we have stayed in. The property is very comfy and loads of indoor and outdoor space. Our party consisted of 6 (wife and I, two kids and grandparents) and we had ample space. Our eldest (4) loved his room as it had a lovely animal theme and very happily slept in there without a problem. The house was stocked with everything you need as a family on holiday: washing machine and dishwasher tablets, hand wash, loads of toys, kids puzzles and books. I wish they hold told us this in advance as this would have saved precious boot space and is a great selling point for families. There is also a storage box outside with things for the beach (buckets, spades etc.), which again it would have been great to have been made aware of and made it clear it was for guests. Only a few very niggles; 1)the blinds in the conservatory have seen better days and need replacing asap. You will want to close them in the afternoon to keep the house cool, but when do you will find sections are broken or don’t work well. 2) we have an electric car and as it is a little remote there are no charging stations within 30 mins drive. It would be a great benefit to get a electric car charger added to the property. There are some on other rentals on the road, so it would be great to see next year.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Jul 2022

  • "Superb property with amazing views ."

    Perfect for 6 adults .

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful family holiday at Seaspray."

    The property is lovely. Very comfortable, clean and well equipped. The toys and games were a great bonus. Also the outdoor shower is so useful after a day at the beach. The owner was very kind and helpful. We particularly enjoyed the amazing views and spectacular sunsets and the beach nearby was a joy. We certainly hope to return.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful holiday home with everything one could need."

    It is clean, bright and in very good condition with beautiful views. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback Mrs Keene...we're glad you and your fellow guests enjoyed Seaspray as much as our family does. Look forward to welcoming you again another time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2021

  • "It would be good to state that the location is not suitable for people with walking disabilities."

    Thank you for your feedback Mr Sakkers...and we're glad you enjoyed your stay and rated Seaspray highly. We had included an indication in the listing that the South Hams is a hilly area and there is a walk down / up a paved hill to get to and from the beach. We have asked Coast and Country cottages to make this even clearer for guests in the future and we hope this didn't inconvenience you and your guests during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by T4.7Oct 2021

  • "When I called Sykes Cottage the day before we were due to go i was given the wrong number for the Property Managment company I."

    E. I was given the previous management company/people instead, and only through phoning around after contacting them did I get hold of the current ones. Also Sykes Cottage info said 3pm check in when it turned out to be 4, so all in all Skyes just need to double check the info they have on file before passing it out to the guest. The property itself was ideal

    Thank you for the feedback and glad you had a great stay at Seaspray. We’ve passed your comments re: arrival time / contact details back to our management company and Sykes to ensure that there is no confusion for guests in the future. - from the property owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Seaspray was absolutely perfect for us."

    It is a very spacious bungalow with a lovely garden and superb views. Thank you for an amazing holiday. We will definitely come again!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cottage instructions inaccurate."

    There was no starter kit or logs for burner. Instead cupboard listed was labelled owners & filled with misc items!, Washing was left hanging in utility room, obscuring cupboard initially. Late evening during a thunderstorm with no other form of heating, being told the shop supplying logs 5 miles away, not helpful. Ash tray wasn’t emptied . Several large windows with views, filled with water from failed double glazing, spoiling the view. The patio door wouldn’t open in the bedroom that also needs a new mattress/bed. Had to sleep in children’s bed in little bedroom. Door keys need some attention, don’t always lock or unlock first time. My daughter had the same design & had no trouble once replaced. It was very difficult to manoeuvre my husbands xj jag through the narrow gate entrance, could do with opening the fixed side! There were conflicting instructions for rubbish collections with 2 different dates & no clear instructions what went in which bin, bearing in mind other parts of the country have different systems as do we in the High Peak! If all these issues were addressed it would be a really fab place to stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback – it’s very useful in helping us maintain the high standards and positive reviews we’ve had for Seaspray in the past; we apologise that you didn’t have a trouble-free stay and hope that this didn’t get in the way of a relaxing time by the sea. Some of the feedback you raised we have solved immediately (log burner kit is in the utility room cupboard, fixed patio door which was sticking due to salty sea air, replaced the sticking doorkeys and WD40’d the locks, removed the incorrect instruction booklet and clarified the bin instructions, provided feedback to our cleaning company re: washing in the utility room). We have been trying to find a glazer to fix the window which has obscured visibility for more than 3 months (and we should have left a note to apologise for this); given the location, the salt and the harsh winters, we regularly have this issue and can usually replace the window panes quickly…however we are having to ask guests to bear with us whilst the glazers catch up on the backlog of work they have due to Covid. It would be helpful to understand the issues you had with the bed / mattress; we purchased the bed / mattress new c. 2 years ago from John Lewis and when we were there this week we couldn’t find anything amiss? We understand some drivers of very large cars may find it challenging to access the large drive we have at Seaspray; whilst we have not had any other feedback on this (either from other guests or delivery drivers, or our gardener who has a large van), we have cut the hedge back either side of the gate which widens the access further. Thanks again for your feedback and hope that you visit Bigbury again in the future - from the Owner of Seaspray Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary3.4Jun 2021

  • "Bigbury-on-Sea is a wonderful holiday destination."

    The beach is one massive stretch of sand that seems to go on for miles at low tide. The views from Burgh Island are fantastic. We enjoyed being able to do various walks straight from the cottage door which meant we didn’t need to drive anywhere for several days. However you do need to drive to pick up groceries apart from a small shop in the next bay of Challaborough which is accessible on foot down a steep unmade track. Sea spray cottage itself has everything you need in the way of facilities and equipment, it is on one level apart from a step down into the conservatory and one up to the master bedroom, there are several steps in the garden. The area in general has steep hills and is difficult if you have mobility issues. No need to watch tv as the view from the conservatory provides entertainment every minute of the day and whatever the weather, bring binoculars. We had near perfect sunny, warm weather for the two weeks we were there but if it rained every day you would need to drive out of the village along narrow country lanes to find indoor things to do. We went on this holiday as an older family group and it’s one of the best holidays we’ve had.

    Reviewed by Coralie4.7Sep 2019

  • "Right from the booking early in the year up to and including whilst we were away the Sykes' agents were very helpful, friendly and efficient at dealing with both the reservation and any subsequent queries."

    The holiday was a very special family get together as a celebration of good news following my recent health issues and it could not have been any better. The travel directions were excellent (although the last bit of the route along the typical narrow, high hedged Devon roads is not for the faint hearted!) Seaspray felt welcoming and smelt very clean as soon as we opened the door. Unlike previous holidays with other companies the photographs are accurate and not deceptive. It was wonderfully equipped with ample, spacious accommodation for 8 of us of 3 generations. We only used a car once during the whole week, unfortunately we chose to have a takeaway on the one evening that one of the recommended restaurants didn't deliver to Bigbury-on-Sea! The location is amazing, we all enjoyed the beach even on cloudy days - we were there on the hottest day of the year and although it was busy there was still plenty of space. We had some great multigeneration games of beach volley ball and the waves were perfect for grandchildren learning to bodyboard - but challenging enough for the "bigger" children. The Venus Beach cafe was wonderful - pasties strongly recommended and an excellent variety of both food and drink. The walk back up to the house is a little steep but great for walking off calories after pasties and ice creams..... The tractor trip and climb up Burgh Island fitted the bill perfectly providing great entries in the Year 3 holiday homework "busy book". We would also recommend treating yourself to afternoon tea at the Island hotel if you have a special occasion to celebrate whilst on holiday. We would all have liked to stay longer and would definitely recommend Seaspray and Sykes Cottages. We will certainly chose Sykes in the future.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2019

  • "A well equipped, comfortable and clean holiday house in a superb location."

    A very good selection of toys for the children. We hope to go back.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Jun 2019

  • "The accommodation was lovely with amazing views."

    We we all very pleased with our choice. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2019

  • "Location and comfort!"

    Reviewed by Ros5.0Jun 2019

  • "The property was immaculate with stunning views and we had a fantastic holiday."

    But we want to let you know about the following: The utility room and outside smelt very strongly of oil. This was very unpleasant and the smell drifted into the bedroom adjacent to the utility room.

    Thank you for your feed on your recent holiday, we are pleased you enjoyed the property and views. We are sorry that you experienced a smell of oil during your stay. The owner has been informed and is sending someone to investigate. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. We hope to welcome you back to the area soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by V4.4May 2019

  • "Bungalow is very spacious with spectacular views."

    We had a baby with us and would have liked a proper cot. Travel cot provided not as comfortable as would have liked. Beautiful area, highly recommended.

    Thank you for your feed back following you recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday. We have informed the owner of your comments, unfortunately there is not enough space for a permanent cot however they are sourcing a more comfortable travel cot. We look forward to welcoming you back to Coast and Country Cottages in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2019

  • "Brilliant property - high quality of equipment yet somehow we felt very relaxed and didn't worry about breaking anything!"

    Views are amazing - beach on the doorstep yet far enough away not to be noisy and annoying when busy. Coastal paths lovely in both directions. Garden full of bird song fro sunrise to sunset. We even had glow-worms at night!

    Mr Tim HollingdaleJul 2018

  • "Lovely bungalow in perfect location, with views to the see and Burgh Island."

    Well equipped and comfortable. we had a minor problem that was remedied quickly.

    Mr John DavisJul 2018

  • "It's just perfect!"

    Light and bright with amazing views. Wish we could just buy it and move in. And you can get a signal on your phone which was a bonus! Brilliant

    Miss Michelle DixonSep 2017

  • "Excellent holiday cottage with outstanding coastal views"

    Apr 2017

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
Choose from over 400 properties in Salcombe, Dartmouth and the surrounding South Devon coast and countryside - the perfect destination for a holiday all year round.

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 2 x King-size beds, 1 x twin,1 x bunk bedroom (children only)
  • Shower room with shower cubicle, basin, w.c and heated towel rail
  • Family bathroom with bath and hand-held shower attachment, w.c, basin and heated towel rail
  • Outside shower
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room.
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Fridge/freezer, Stoves hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, toaster, kettle
  • TV/DVD, BT Vision
  • Wifi available
  • Off road parking on private drive for two cars
  • Mature garden to front and side mainly lawn, two stone terraces with table and chairs, Webber coal BBQ, outside shower
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

Seaspray is a single storey holiday home with stunning sea views over Bigbury Bay, and within just a few minutes’ walk down the hill to the beautiful sandy beaches of Bigbury and Bantham.

Set in a private and beautifully maintained mature garden the accommodation is very well-equipped and suited either to family parties or couples looking for a great base and quality accommodation within this hugely popular South Devon location. The hallway offers level access to the living accommodation, bedrooms, bath/shower rooms and utility area.

There is a well-equipped kitchen and utility room, and the spacious living room has two double sofas (one with ‘chaise’ extension), a lovely wing-backed armchair, side table, TV with BT Vision, and feature slate hearth with wood-burning stove.

The room extends via an open archway into a conservatory dining area.

Sitting within a mostly glazed conservatory area is a lovely dining room with delightful sea views.

A large wooden table has bench seating and chairs.

Doors lead out to the garden and terraces.

There are four bedrooms, two double bedrooms each have wooden-framed King-size beds, one has French doors to the terrace and garden.

A twin room has two wooden-framed single beds, whilst the small fourth bedroom (for children only) has a set of bunk beds.

A travel cot and high chair are provided, along with an extensive range of children’s books and games There is a shower room with large shower cubicle and family bathroom has a bath with hand-held shower attachment.

Outside the is a hot/cold shower - ideal for cleaning up sandy children and equipment after a visit to the beach!

To the front and side of the property is a good-sized, mature garden laid mainly to lawn, as well as two stone terraces with table and chairs.

Barbecue available.

Bigbury-on-Sea Beach has a wide and varied selection of water sports available to visitors who prefer their holidays to feature a little adrenaline rush.

If you want to try something different from the usual bodyboarding or surfing then windsurfing and kite-surfing are popular here, with hire facilities located right on the beach.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

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No pets permitted.

For reasons of comfort the accommodation is available for a maximum of six adults only.


Please be aware there is a short walk down / up the hill to get to and from the beach. Please give us a call if you have any questions around the hilly nature of the area.

Strictly No Smoking