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Honeysuckle Cottage

(Ref. 995511)

Bigbury, Devon Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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62 Customer Reviews

  • "We were delighted with the cottage, well equipped and maintained with a beautiful view."

    Our dog loved the woody grass area available for her, ideal for a ball game. In early May, Bigbury Court was very quiet. We loved the beach and the sea tractor, 2 miles away but you do need to be aware of tide times. Information provided in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2024

  • "Goodies on arrival very welcome so thank you."

    However cottage quite cold as heating may not have been on for a while? Took about three days to warm through. I would have appreciated the handbook for new CH controls as new digital box on landing could be confusing. Nice and clean and well equipped kitchen. However I have been here before and there has always been a contact number for the couple who look after the property but not this year. Consequently only helpline was Coast and Country whose number did not work when I tried during work hours. Not reassuring so needs to be acted on. Very disappointed that the ceiling over the lounge window leaked yet again when rain heavy, exactly as same time last year although not so bad. Owner was informed by C and C and their response was that it had happened before and needed major work to correct. Exactly what I was told last year but clearly this had not been done. (Once again the owners were out of the country). This is unfair on guests, some of whom who return in good faith that the property has been repaired and will be properly maintained. I would advise any new potential guests in winter to check with C and C that the roof work needed has been carried out. I would like to return if this is attended to. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Smith3.4Feb 2024

  • "Honeysuckle Cottage felt just like home, very well equipped throughout, great sea views and sad to leave."

    Well appointed for visits to Plymouth, Dartmoor, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge etc. The cake and tea on arrival much appreciated. No rain all week just plenty of sunshine and blue skies despite being cold to be expected in January.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay over Christmas- the festive decorations and mince pies were a lovely surprise on arrival."

    The house was very clean and had everything we needed including amenities. It was a very peaceful and quiet stay and we enjoyed exploring the local area and quick access to the beaches.

    Reviewed by Dominic4.7Dec 2023

  • "We loved this cottage!"

    Looked tiny from outside but inside spacious and comfy. The kitchen was one of the best equipped we have found, as we have learned over the years to always take a sharp knife which this time stayed in its bag. The view of the sea from the bedroom was gorgeous, as was the big comfy bed. A tiny thing - maybe a little gate so that you can let dogs out in the garden for a late night pee? However 2 garden chairs across the gap did the job. No longer a pub in the village which is a shame but thank you to Ash at the Pickwick which became our local - we made use of the roaring fire every day! Please be aware if you stay out of season - there are no paths or street lighting, take care if walking in the village - but loads of public footpaths around for dog walking. Lastly - best food of the week at the Oyster Shack and beautiful ancient Journeys End pub at Ringmore - again take care walking down from the car park in the dark! Thank you again for a great stay x

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2023

  • "Nestled amidst a picturesque landscape, Honeysuckle Cottage stands as a haven of comfort and tranquillity, beckoning travellers seeking an escape from the bustle of everyday life."

    From the moment you step through the threshold, a sense of serenity washes over you, as if the cares of the world have gently melted away. The cottage itself is a charming embodiment of rustic elegance, its warm interiors adorned with tasteful décor that exudes a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Each room is meticulously maintained, showcasing an abundance of natural light that dances playfully upon the pristine surfaces. The beds, plush and inviting, promise a blissful night's rest, ensuring that you awaken refreshed and ready to embrace the wonders that await. The surrounding environs of Honeysuckle Cottage are a veritable paradise for nature enthusiasts and those seeking solace in the embrace of the outdoors. Coastal walks, winding their way along the rugged shoreline, offer breathtaking vistas of the cerulean expanse of the ocean, where the rhythmic ebb and flow of the tides provide a soothing soundtrack to your leisurely strolls. The air is alive with the symphony of seabirds, their melodious calls echoing through the verdant landscape. As you immerse yourself in the natural splendour that surrounds Honeysuckle Cottage, you'll discover a sense of tranquillity that will linger long after your stay has concluded. Honeysuckle Cottage is more than just a place to rest your head; it's an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your soul. The combination of its impeccably maintained facilities, the warmth and hospitality of its owners, and the breathtaking beauty of its surroundings creates a harmonious symphony of comfort, tranquillity, and natural splendour. If you're seeking a sanctuary where you can reconnect with yourself and the natural world, Honeysuckle Cottage is the perfect retreat for you.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Nov 2023

  • "Cottage needs a serious deep clean and an upgrade of furniture and fittings."

    Reviewed by John1.9Oct 2023

  • "Well equipped cosy and comfortable."

    Good location , great to have the ‘paddock’ area for the dog . Cleanliness could have been a bit better , lamps and skirtings very dusty , but that’s me being fussy ! Felt like it hadn’t actually had a good spring clean in a while.Overall s lovely cottage and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Oct 2023

  • "I must admit the stay wasn't very enjoyable."

    The beds in the second bedroom were only children size & we booked for 2 adults. Separate rooms as I have insomnia! There was cobwebs in the lamp shades which i caught in my hand. We only stayed for one night as the car was playing up & weather was bad.

    Reviewed by Linda3.4Sep 2023

  • "An amazing property in a wonderful location."

    Cottage is cosy, very well equipped and a home from home. I will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely, spacious holiday cottage in a quiet area."

    Fully equipped kitchen (including a potato masher now!) and spacious lounge/diner - two new sofas were very comfortable. Upstairs the two bedrooms were also spacious and the beds were comfy (although the twin single bed mattresses were a bit 'springy' and noisy). Nice duvets and pillows. Bathroom was good with very good shower in the bath. Towels provided and plenty of cleaning products available. Good location near to Burgh Island beach. We visited Plymouth, Paignton, Dartmouth and Dartmoor. All easily accessible - just be aware of some narrow country lanes. Really would recommend this holiday cottage if you want somewhere peaceful. Good WiFi and variable 4G.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2023

  • "Honeysuckle Cottage was perfect for our stay with our dog, fabulous walks on the doorstep and close to some gorgeous beaches."

    The cottage was lovely, views over the countryside and sea in the distance. The cottage was well thought out with everything you would need. Would live to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really lovely location and amenities"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is our 2nd visit to Honeysuckle cottage, & probably not our last, well equipped , clean tidy & good location, with the general stores /pub close by & only mins from the beach , see you again……."

    Howard

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great week in Honeysuckle Cottage can't wait to go back."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "Only thing we could have done with was a potato masher, apart from that it was great."

    Thanks

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2023

  • "Firstly I would happily recommend this cottage."

    My grading relates to the practices of the holiday companies. Enjoyed the new sofas, lamp and security light. Lovely and clean as always and my favourite biscuits! Slept well as so quiet. Look forward to coming back again. However holiday was affected by bad leak in lounge onto window sill. Arrived to problem which had been noted by turn-round team who reported it to Coast and Country as well as Sykes. I was regularly needing to empty pans and replace / dry out towels. Ceiling badly stained and starting to sag slightly at the wall as problem worsened. Leaves removed from gutter at the end of the week but this had no effect. What surprised and disappointed me was that I had no contact whatsoever from C and C or Sykes all week. No apology. No asking if I minded having to deal with the issue as I did not actually sign up for this as part of a holiday. Nothing. Hopefully the next Sykes guests will be treated with more consideration and courtesy.

    Reviewed by Smith4.1Jan 2023

  • "Everything you could imagine was available - and a nice slice of cake with a cup of tea was most welcome on our arrival."

    Our dog settled really well and to be a stones throw from the sea was ideal. We were spoilt weather wise on New years Day and the cottage didn't take long to warm us through on the wet and windy days. Thank you for our stay!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and surprisingly spacious."

    The beds and settees were very comfortable, and the cottage was well equipped. Would we stay again? That's a resounding Yes from the four of us.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2022

  • "Couldn't fault the property, quality fittings and fixtures."

    Had a lovely time

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable week in Honeysuckle cottage, cosy and comfortable, we would definitely stay again and would be happy to recommend to friends."

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2022

  • "We found that coming back in the evening after a meal out, that the whole area outside the cottage is pitch black at this time of year!"

    ! An outside light would be a great advantage!! The settee in the property is broken, therefore very uncomfortable to sit on. We believe that other visitors have mentioned this! That left one chair with a footstool, but the remaining chair was coming apart too.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4Sep 2022

  • "Excellent location, great place to stay."

    Like home from home. On our return home I was a bit surprised to fine a message on our answer phone asking if we had settled in ok !!!!

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    It was like home from home. Everything that you need was found. Would certainly recommend this property to anybody

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our first impression was that the cottage was modern and clean but on further inspection it turned out to be not so clean and rather messy with lots of unnecessary clutter."

    There was no decent mirror (we had to go to a family funeral and would have liked to be able to check our appearance) and an almost total lack of clothes hangers. We felt it was in need of some TLC from the owner. The one redeeming feature was the presence of a steamer which made up for a lot as it is a most uncommon find! If thinking of upgrading an induction hob would speed up cooking and be much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Jun 2022

  • "Bread knife kept coming out of handle"

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7May 2022

  • "Had a brilliant stay thanks."

    Cottage was as described and had everything required. Situated in a beautiful spot with the sea in view. A shame the local pub is closed. A very small complaint that certainly didn’t spoil our holiday, a new settee might be in order. On the whole, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carole4.4May 2022

  • "Only one slight complaint, the settee needs new springs very soft, so no support"

    Reviewed by Robert4.7May 2022

  • "We were very happy with Honeysuckle cottage,and will book this again."

    The parking and access ,enviroment etc were good,as was the cottage itself.A very quiet and beautiful area

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a real enjoyable stay in this beautiful part of the country."

    The accommodation had everything we required. Very good for dogs, it even had a small field very close for short walks at night and early in the morning. The roads in the area are very narrow so we had to drive to he beaches. I would definitely recommend Honeysuckle cottage.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Apr 2022

  • "There was dog hairs on the sofa."

    Pots dirty in the cupboard and was dusty.

    Reviewed by Susan3.4Feb 2022

  • "We have just spent a lovely Christmas week at honeysuckle cottage very comfortable and inviting lovely and close to Bigbury beach ideal for the dogs this is our fourth time with sykes and have found them very helpful."

    Reviewed by J A5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a great time at Honeysuckle Cottage."

    It was clean, warm and comfortable and there was plenty of space and it appears to have been recently decorated. The other reviews don’t do justice to the views from the living room and back bedroom which look out over the sea - the sun sets were amazing. The place was conveniently located to get to Bigbury on Sea and other locations and although there were a lot of narrow roads in the area, there are plenty of passing places and some of the most courteous driving I’ve ever encountered so that was not a problem for us. The only thing we’d have asked for is some more crockery (too few cups and one or two chipped bowls) but this is a minor gripe. We’d be very happy to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Oct 2021

  • "The weather at the start of the holiday was very poor, but the cottage was so comfortable and a great place to chill out."

    As the weather improved the cottage proved to be a great place to tour Devon from once you learnt how to manage single track lanes, We would fully recommend Honeysuckle Cottage, the only down side was no visitors book to express our thanks. Sue & Colin Howard

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Oct 2021

  • "Honeysuckle Cottage is in a lovely quiet location, even on a Bank Holiday weekend."

    It is part of a complex, which is not obvious from the photos, but this is not a bad thing. There is good car parking with easy access to the house. Numerous public footpaths are available from the cottage in various directions with some stunning views. The cottage is spacious and well equipped, with ample storage. Some of the carpets and furnishings are a little tired, but overall we were very satisfied.

    Reviewed by Pat4.1Aug 2021

  • "The bed creaked."

    Apart from that it is a very comfortable, well-appointed cottage in a lovely quiet spot

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with 2 parking spaces in quiet courtyard location well equipped lots of space and very comfortable."

    With a view of the Sea be it distant. Lots of footpaths but some destinations like the Pickwick Inn & store in St Anns Chapel and the Beach at Bigbury on Sea required walking on narrow lanes which maybe in July & August would be much busier. Saying that the pub was lovely. Sunday lunch recommended. We chose takeaways. Dont recommend the Fish & Chips in Challaborough. Suggest booking other local restaurants pre visit as we could not get reservations in May. Oyster Shack & Journeys End were recommended. Would definately go back.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2021

  • "Honeysuckle Cottage is set in tranquil setting."

    High standard of cleanliness and everything supplied, didn’t need for anything, and much appreciated the finishing touch of tea, milk and cakes left for us. 2 bedrooms with plenty of space; lounge seating comfortable and a good choice on the TV. My daughter and I had a lovely relaxing break and would highly recommend Honeysuckle Cottage. We even managed afternoon tea in the sunshine in the front garden on arrival and breakfast the following morning listening to the lovely bird songs.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2021

  • "Thank you so much for your kind understanding when my husband was hospitalised during our stay!"

    We’d love to both come again and relax and enjoy the cottage and its surroundings

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Dec 2020

  • "One of the neighbours are not very social."

    Not very private as it’s an actual terraced building but it is in a nice quiet secluded area. Good amenities for cooking and very spacious rooms. I would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2020

  • "As always a beautiful home for the week, obviously slightly different with Covid precautions."

    House was fab location for all of Devon and Cornwall with Lands End around 1hr 15 minutes drive time. Managed to visit, Lands End, Lizard point and Eden project in Cornwall (different days). Travelled around Devon on the remaining days. Stunning. Was great to come back to a great house with pub and shop15 mins walk up the road. Definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is as described and has most things you need."

    Hard to tell if it had a deep covid clean, would only say it was to a normal standard. No bags provided to put used bedding etc in although you are asked to use them . Take dishwasher tablets and washing detergent if you want to use either appliance. Also take hand wash/ wipes etc in this current climate. On the plus side, had plenty of hot water, bed was comfy and was reasonably well stocked in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2020

  • "Despite the windy and muddy weather, Rosie the dog and I had a lovely week and having honeysuckle cottage to come back to was a real pleasure."

    Slept like a log, lovely warm cottage and a decent TV which is a rarity in a holiday rental. Will happily come back for another holiday next year, possibly before that to catch some better weather! Thanks to the owners and Coast and Country,

    Reviewed by Smith4.1Feb 2020

  • "Honeysuckle Cottage is a comfortable, well equipped cottage in a great location."

    A couple of details let the cottage down - no light bulbs in some lamps for example - we found spare bulbs in a cupboard but the cleaner should have done that for us. There were a couple of issues that need looking at - for example the lounge curtain rail was coming away from the wall - but these were relatively minor thinks and probably on the winter to do list. Our dog loved the grass area and because it was quiet had the run of the place - in high season with more people in residence the lack of a gate on the garden area could have been a pain - however if looking for an out of season, reasonably priced, comfortable and conveniently situated cottage - Honeysuckle Cottage is a good choice and I’d certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by Iain3.8Sep 2019

  • "DVD player not working - not connected to television as no scart port at back of television to connect it."

    Also food had been left in freezer which we disposed of. Everything else was fine.

    Reviewed by C4.7Jul 2019

  • "Everything excellent, just the beds were not very comfortable and needs new mattresses"

    Reviewed by Simon4.7May 2019

  • "Fabulous place to stay"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2019

  • "A comfortable week despite weather!"

    I personally find the sofa a bit low and squishy but was able to sort it with pillows and cushions so not a problem as no one in spare room needing the pillows! I think mattress has been replaced since last January so much appreciated. Also appreciated the welcome cake and tea, such a nice touch and made me feel welcome. Ideally I would have liked the manuals for main equipment as boiler setting could have been set to come on earlier than 07.00 as I was getting up to a cold cottage. The basic instructions were not quite sufficient for this, particularly if you got something wrong and needed to cancel it and start again! Overall a comfortable week and a big thank you to the owners.

    Reviewed by Smith4.4Jan 2019

  • "See above comment as regards cleaning"

    Aug 2018

  • "Well equipped, clean and comfortable."

    Mrs G GreenFeb 2018

  • "Reasonable value for money."

    Miss V SmithJan 2018

  • "The arrival instructions were excellent."

    The cottage was clean and ready for our arrival, everything was just as pictured. I was delighted to find the cooker, fridge and dishwasher were the same as I have previously used. The kitchen had everything needed to make our stay truly a home from home experience.(I rarely eat out, preferring to cook at home) The bed was massive, and comfy. Plenty of hot water, superb shower. The location of the cottage was perfect for us to explore the surrounding area. The bonus was not only the glorious weather, but the silence, we slept like babies!

    Mrs Sue WilsherOct 2017

  • "Dog friendly cottage but garden has no gate , so dog has to stay on lead ."

    Wouldn't stay again .

    Mr Peter MillierMay 2017

  • "Honeysuckle cottage was exceptionally clean and spacious, very comfy beds, well ..."

    Honeysuckle cottage was exceptionally clean and spacious, very comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, and pretty garden, what would have given it 5 stars would have been a garden gate as we have 2 dogs, also the bathroom needs a new shower, and a selection of DVDs would have been a nice touch

    Oct 2016

  • "Very functional cottage with everything provided, but could do with a better ..."

    Very functional cottage with everything provided, but could do with a better shower and details on how the heating worked

    Oct 2016

  • "Nice setting and well equipped, needs a few improvements in bathroom"

    JANICSep 2016

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    A little like a Tardis, looks small from the front and is very spacious inside. Nice décor and well equipped. Lovely

    Aug 2016

  • "The cottage was out of this world,, everything you could wish for or need."

    The views were spectacular and the surrounding area was clean and very attractive you really could have been anywhere in the world. This is a real spot for an holiday and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

    D. CawthraJul 2016

  • "Very clean & comfortable with lovely big comfy bed."

    Have stayed here several times , very quiet. Would have liked more towels & hair dryer. It would have been useful to have instructions how to change heating timer & what can be recycled and what to do with it.

    May 2016

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Beautiful location. One week wasn't enough. Can't wait to visit again !! Thank you.

    Mrs MARI JamesOct 2015

  • "Cottage was clean & comfortable, but a little tired."

    The information about the surrounding area & facilities was out of date. We had to contact the caretaker but we did not receive any communication back.

    Sep 2015

  • "Cottage lovely."

    Tried to contact caretaker for recycling bags but received no reply. Water not as hot as expected. However had a great week. Very well equipped. Would definitely book again. Very clean and spacious.

    Aug 2015

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This property is part of the Coast & Country Cottages collection.
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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x King-size
  • 1 x twin (can be made into a King-size on request)
  • Family bathroom with bath (shower over), wash hand-basin and w.c
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting / dining room.
  • Double oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle
  • Wifi is available Flat screen digital television and CD Stereo system
  • Parking for up to 2 cars
  • Small garden with table and chairs, large safe communal garden
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

Honeysuckle Cottage is a delightful two-bedroom barn conversion set in a small complex of character properties.

This tastefully furnished and well equipped barn conversion offers outstanding rural views over the surrounding countryside and benefits from far reaching sea views from the master bedroom.

The kitchen has a range of fitted units and a full range of appliances including a dishwasher and washing machine.

Toward the rear of the property is the large spacious lounge with comfortable sofa, two easy chairs and occasional furniture.

One the second floor are the bedrooms, two in total.

The master bedroom offers a King-sized bed, wardrobe and far reaching views, whilst the second bedroom has two single beds which can be made into a King-size bed on request.

A light and airy family bathroom with a nautical décor, has a bath, shower (over) wash-hand basin and w.c.

Outside is a small cottage garden with a table and chairs perfect for alfresco dining.

Parking for two cars is provided in the courtyard a short walk away.

Two well behaved dogs are welcome.

Ideal for a coastal family break, the popular sandy beach at Bigbury-on-Sea is just a short drive away, as is the local seafood restaurant The Oyster Shack, where you can indulge in freshly-caught seafood.

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

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About the location

BIGBURY

Bigbury-on-Sea 1.9 miles; Kingsbridge 6.8 miles; Salcombe 10.5 miles.

The village of Bigbury is approximately a two-mile drive from Bigbury-on-Sea, with its popular sandy beach, golf course and famous Art Deco hotel on Burgh Island. From this beautiful countryside area, enjoy walking routes along the Avon Estuary, or visit the Oyster Shack restaurant to sample some fresh Devon seafood. From Bigbury, explore the South Devon coast with its fabulous sandy beaches and its breathtakingly beautiful coastal path or visit some of the charming towns and villages dotted throughout the area, such as Modbury, Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. The city of Plymouth and the beautiful landscapes of Dartmoor are also within driving distance.

Garden not enclosed and additional communal gardens.
Up to two well behaved dogs permitted.
Please note that there is a £25 charge per pet

Strictly No Smoking