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Cleave Cottage

Bigbury-On-Sea, Devon (Ref. 985844)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • “Everything was fine.”

    Sadly, like so many rural locations, broadband speed means that any streaming is impractical, but we realised that this is a general issue, not specific to this property.

    Sadly, like so many rural locations, broadband speed means that any streaming is impractical, but we realised that this is a general issue, not specific to this property.

    - Mr Page, June 2021

The property

Cleave Cottage is a characterful, Grade II listed cottage boasting a charming thatched roof and sitting within the South Devon AONB, near Bigbury-on-Sea.

Surrounded by countryside and within close proximity to the stunning coastline, this is a home-from-home just perfect for that much-needed family break.

Get a sense of this property's character from the moment that you step into the living/dining room, an alluring layout enhanced by rustic features such as the flagstone flooring and exposed wooden beams, an electric-effect woodburner rests in a stunning stone fireplace for that added touch of warmth.

A flourish of quirky knick-knacks line the walls, giving it a quaint feeling.

Next to this, a pleasant kitchen provides quarry tile flooring and cream-coloured units which host a handy range of fixtures and fittings to make use of.

From here, you have access to the delightful family bathroom, offering a shower over the bath.

A set of steep, old-style stairs (no handrail) bring you to the welcoming first floor, the layout is ideal for families as the twin room can only be accessed from the master double bedroom.

A sizeable, enclosed garden rests peacefully to the back of Cleave Cottage, there is a choice of places to sit and unwind.

Bigbury-on-Sea, at the mouth of the River Avon, is just a couple of miles away and plays host to a wonderful beach where you can sit and bathe, or try your hand at some thrilling water sports.

The nearby Burgh Island attractively overlooks the beach.

The renowned South West Coast Path runs nearby and enjoys spectacular scenery, while hosting popular places such as Salcombe, Dartmouth and Plymouth - all of which offer much for visitors to see and do, suiting all tastes.

Tour magnificent South Devon from this heart-warming thatched cottage.


  • Two bedrooms (interconnected): 1 x double with door to 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with electric fire.
  • Electric heating, electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn and patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Two dogs on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Some low beams in property, please take care
  • Note: Twin bedroom can only be accessed through double room.

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.

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Please note: there are steep circular stairs (no handrail) leading to the first floor

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