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Oyster Cottage

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St Ann's Chapel, Bigbury-On-Sea, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Cosy cottage, great location, clean and well equipped."

    We were two couples and suited us well for long weekend. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was in a perfect location for exploring South Devon."

    It was relatively clean but a few things could be improved. The windows frames need cleaning, the main bedroom was particularly bad. The blinds, especially the kitchen need a good wipe. Skirting in the bathroom needs a proper clean, there were hairs that didn't belong to us. The double bed, although not uncomfortable, was creaky. Beds in the second room were not comfortable. The sofa looked nice but was not very comfy. Despite all of of this, we had a lovely week and on improvement, I would still revisit Oyster Cottage.

    Dear Mrs. ......... I was so sorry to read your grievances about the cottage. We have since placed an order for two new single beds, the double bed is brand new and we were surprised it creaky! It may be the wooden frame settling. We have now instructed our house keeper to clean all windows, frames, blinds and skirtings thoroughly. This will be revisited regularly and be pristine when you come again, to be sure. PS I did leave a voicemail for you on arrival, as I always do, out of courtesy, to see if your needs were suitably met. Next time, please do contact me and I will ensure anything you need will be available at Holywell Stores with no cost to yourselves. 07856 276581 Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week in Devon made possible by our stay in Oyster Cottage."

    Such a charming cottage in a great location for all our needs. A shop and Pub in spitting distance, the only downfall pub too close as we found ourselves in there after each walk!! Beaches were only 2.5 miles away and easily reached when walking on public bypasses. Oyster cottage catered for everything we needed, with a lovely welcome gift of a cake on our arrival. Highly recommend this property and would definitely stay again

    Thank you so very much for your kind and complimentary review about our cottage. It means so much to us. Lynne and Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, fully equipped with everything we needed for a perfect and comfortable stay, with good off-road parking."

    Great to have the excellent shop and pub on our doorstep too!

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and loved the pub too! Thank you. Lynne and Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Sep 2023

  • "Really nice stay."

    Everything we needed was provided. Small things that could be improved: Bedroom drawers were dirty so didn't use to put clothes in; maybe provide a few dishwasher tablets ( we had to buy some from the local shop); We had assumed we were nearer to the beach but that wasn't an issue. Thank you Oyster Cottage!

    Hi Simon, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. I am so sorry the dishwasher tablets were overlooked. I now double -check myself that nothing has been overlooked when guests are due to arrive and also - we have replaced the existing dressing table with a more substantial chest of drawers and have lined the drawers so that they remain clean. Please come again! Kind regards, Lynne and Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, very well furnished, very well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    This cottage is a real home from home, we were reluctant to leave. Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage.

    What lovely feedback David. Thank you so much, it means a great deal. Do come again. Kind regards, Lynne and Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a particularly delightful South Devon cottage furnished to a very high standard."

    The location is very convenient as it is approx 2 miles from Bigbury on Sea in one direction and 2 miles from the A379 in the other direction and is close to many lovely beaches. The parking is very safe.it is around 1 miles from the Journeys End gastro pub and 1.5 miles from the Oyster Shack gastro cafe near the Avon Estuary both of which are walkable with care and torches down the country lanes. There is most convenient shop just across the lane for basic supplies inc milk, there is a pleasant Co-op store in small town of Modbury (around 5 miles from the cottage) and for larger food needs the Tesco in nearby Kingsbridge is a good place to stop en route to the cottage. The cottage is only around a 35 minute drive to Saltram House (National Trust) near Plymouth which we particularly loved and is good rainy day location. Our highlights were Beesands near Start Bay, Bigbury on Sea and Kingsbridge. You can tell the owners of this cottage really care about giving visitors a wonderful stay in their cottage.

    Hi Andrea, It was very gratifying to read your review. We have ourselves stayed in many holiday cottages and feel the detail is important. It can make all the difference and we are delighted that you love the area too because we do also! We hope you may return sometime. Kind regs, Lynne and Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was fine."

    Unfortunately we were disturbed from 07:30 hrs by roadworks taking place (tarmac removal and retarmacing, road drills, jack hammers, dumper trucks etc) immediately outside the front door until Weds.

    Dear Roger, I am sorry this happened. The work is now complete, we do hope you may consider returning to a more peaceful holiday. With all kind regards, Lynne and Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger3.8Jun 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at Oyster Cottage."

    It exceeded our expectations, the pictures dont really do it justice. The cottage is light and airy and is furnished to a high standard with everything we could ask for, we loved the stable door! The owners left plenty of useful information and maps about the area, and these were invaluable. Wouldn't change a thing!! The location is perfect for walking (we had our dog with us). Walk to Ringmore, Burgh Island, the tidal Road, and Kingston on footpaths all from the property,

    Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are so pleased you had such a nice time! We are in the process of updating the photos, but the weather has been against us! Please do come again, you would be most welcome. Kind regards, Lynne and Peter Rixon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2023

  • "Immaculate property, very comfortable, and a good location."

    We loved it.

    Thank you so much. We really appreciate your comments. Kind regards, Lynne and Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC,1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Netflix, WiFi, selection of books, games and toys
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x stairgate installed to top and bottom of stairs
  • Designated parking for 1 car
  • Walled rear garden with furniture and barbecue, and enclosed front courtyard
  • One small well-behaved dog is welcome downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 100 yards, beach 2 miles
  • Close to Bigbury-On-Sea and Kingsbridge

The property

Oyster Cottage is a delightful, two-bedroom, white-washed property situated in the quaint village of St Ann's Chapel.

A stone’s throw away from village stores and The Pickwick Inn pub, and a short distance from the coastline, Oyster Cottage offers a homely base for a family break within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The designated parking space is located just outside the private, dog-and child-friendly walled garden.

As you step inside the front door, you will be greeted by a handy utility/cloakroom and drying room, as well as a wall-mounted map of the County in the hallway.

Be welcomed by a stylish, open-plan living space, complete with an elegant, fully-equipped kitchen, dining table for four, and a plush, teal sofa that faces a tasteful woodburning stove – an idyllic place to gather to watch a film on the Netflix-enabled TV or play a board game.

On brighter days, dine alfresco in the evening whilst watching the sunset in the west-facing garden, where you can light the barbecue and savour your food and drink around the large patio table.

When you’re ready, return indoors to relax in a charming double with accompanying en-suite shower room or a lovely twin, with adjoining family bathroom.

When you're ready to explore, start with a scenic walk right from your front door, or even take the kids to the nearby playground to provide them with a fun start to the day.

Make the short trip to the iconic Bigbury Bay, with a walk across at low tide to Burgh Island a must during your visit, whilst you can also spend time at the remote location of Ayrmer Cove.

Slightly further afield is Bantham Bay with its infamous Gastrobus, or head to South Milton with its seafood cafe.

On your return to your lodgings, grab essentials from the impressively-equipped village store, which is brimming with local produce, or dine out at one of the many surrounding eateries, including The 12C Journeys End Inn or The Oyster Shack.

Bigbury Golf Club is also nearby, offering breath-taking sea views, or visit Dartmoor National Park, which is easily reached by car.

Plymouth marina lies a little further away and is truly a sight to behold Here you can also find two stunning National Trust properties: Saltram and Buckland Abbey.

A trip to Kingsbridge for a tour of the Cookworthy Museum is recommended, or you can even take a ferry across the estuary to Dartmouth Harbour.

Round off your break by touring the beautiful Salcombe estuary, with its lovely North Sands Beach, the National Trust grounds of Overbeck's Garden, or embark on a hike up to the East Soar vantage point, before returning home to enjoy another stunning sunset back at the wonderful Oyster Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas