- Swimming pool
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Sky TV
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
50 Customer Reviews
"Firstly, the setting is absolutely breathtaking with the most stunning views of Burgh Island/Hotel - listening to the waves and watching the cross-tides and ever-changing scenery was pure heaven!"
No.5 is very homely, comfortable, and well-equipped with a lovely welcome pack and delicious complimentary Devon Cream Tea provided by the owner! Brian, the manager of the Club House, on site, where the food is very good with a broad range on the menu was so friendly, accommodating, and professional with everything - such a lovely guy! Our dogs loved the dog-friendly beach and the large terrace was such an added bonus! If I was to be picky the apartment could do with an update, that said, we loved it so much, we’ve booked again for next year! Finally, Highly Recommend a stay in this truly outstanding magical location… you can’t go wrong with No.5 deserving of 5-Stars
"Everything was just perfect, the property was cleaned to a high standard, and we were warmly met by the cleaners."
Nothing was too much trouble. The Free Devon Cream Tea was massive and we ordered food from the cafe, again to a high standard. The week as ever here at Burgh Island Causeway went by too quickly.
"The apartment was spacious and comfortable."
The decor is quite tired and dated. The bedding could do with refreshing (how old are those pillows!) Could you please get new waste bins and clearly mark them for recycling, food waste and non recycling. We ended up just putting everything in the same bin. Some hooks to hang wet suits on would also be helpful and maybe another airer as well. These are only miner points and having said all that the view from the balcony made up for it all in spades!! The pool and restaurant facilities were brilliant, our grand children spent many happy hours in the pool and we used the restaurant every day.
"Fabulous location, spacious apartment, fabulous size balcony with amazing views."
Parking easy and secure. However…… We were disappointed in cleanliness of bathrooms, kitchen and balcony. Most concerned about broken and dangerous floor tiles on either side of bathroom door threshold. Kitchen tired with plinths and oven trim falling off. Previous reviews have commented on the abundance of kitchen equipment which obviously has not been addressed, for example, 4 can openers, none of which worked. ( we bumped into the cleaner when exiting the property who commented on the note we had left with the can openers, stating that “they all worked last week”, which implied that all equipment is individually checked at the end of each rental). Listing states for 6 guests, however, although lots of crockery, no matching sets whatsoever, not even a set of 2 matching. A plethora of Information has been provided in the form of numerous ring binders and box files but majority is many years out of date. Again this has been commented on in previous reviews but not addressed.
"This is such a lovely property, thank you for sharing it with us!"
it was a fantastic week ; )
"We enjoyed a wonderful week."
The apartment was all we could have wished for, and the terrace and view made for a real treat of a holiday. The owner couldn’t have been kinder, sending information for our arrival and also treating us to the most wonderful cream tea from the leisure club. He also called us not long after we arrived to check we were happy with everything, which we certainly were…..such a gorgeous apartment, it felt like we were on holiday the moment we stepped inside and looked out at the view. The apartment is light and spacious and very well stocked with all the kitchen equipment one could need plus a good stack of books, CDs and DVDs although we didn’t turn the tv on at all….so much else to do…and watching the tide come in and out was mesmerising. A great place to stay, and our dog was very happy too with beach walks on tap and lots of activity straight from the apartment. Burgh island, the sea tractor, the pub…..all really good entertainment. No need to travel further. Thank you John, we loved your attention to detail and it made for a really good holiday.
"Overall decor was dated, whilst functional."
Outside furniture needed either updating or painting/ tidying up. Shower in no 2 bathroom very small and dated. Could remove bidet and make shower bigger like some of other apartments. Curtains were dated, other have wooden blinds. Lovely large balcony though and everything clean with good number of equipment in kitchen and lounge.
"This was our 20th visit to these apartments."
We particularly enjoyed the leisure club this year. The food was of the highest quality and the staff were particularly helpful and accommodating. We love the pool booking system and very much hope it is retained. We have already booked for next year.
"We had a lovely stay, Bigbury on Sea and Burgh Island are magical."
The apartment is in an ideal location and you do not need any entertainment other than sitting watching the sea come in & out. However, the whole apartment especially the bathrooms could do with updating. It is showing its age at present.
"Wonderful place to stay."
Relaxing and very comfortable. Unique place to enjoy the beach coastal walks and changing tides.
"We had a wonderful stay at apartment 5, the welcome pack, and facilities were fantastic."
Would recommend to anyone. The view was amazing and so close to the beach. We have an 18 year old dog, and he absolutely loved the holiday. Such a relaxing place. Will hopefully return again one day soon. Thank you
Very comfortable & warm even on the coldest week of the year. Hallway radiator caused smoke alarm to sound which we were told has happened before. Bathroom towel rail not working. These items reported to the caretakers who say the apartment is to undergo an update. We would suggest this is needed. Local information is also very out of date - recommended pubs were converted into flats years ago & others have long been closed. Less is more when it comes to the cupboards in the kitchen! Having said all that we would happily like to return after the refurbishment. Hope this is helpful!
Thank you for your feedback, in response to your comments, the smoke alarm has been fixed. The towel rail in the bathroom has also been repaired, along with the extractor fan. All of the out-dated local information in the property has been removed and replaced with updated brochures recently printed and provided by Western Marketing. There are several pubs recommended, and worth mentioning that the Pickwick Inn has recently re-opened. In regard to the kitchen utensils we are catering for a large variety of people that often ask for specific items. Over the last couple of weeks re-decorating has been taking place, with the addition of some new sun loungers and other maintenance, in order to maintain the upkeep of the property. Thank you again for taking the time to leave your feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Property Owner
"We have stayed on two occasions this year."
Very comfortable and enjoyable. However, can I suggest that someone actually defrosts the freezer as clearly hasnt been touched and is even worse than when we visited in March of this year. The cubpoards are overflowing and it's really difficult to find anything so again a sort out wouldn't go a miss.
Thank you for your comments. They have been passed on to the owner. - Helpful Holidays. Property Owner
"Cosy apartment with everything we need, super welcome back including cream tea voucher."
Stayed at the apartments about ten times in the last 20 years. My happy place and number 5 allows dogs which is fabulous for us and him. The owner goes the extra mile to ensure all is well. Nice food at the Club, indoor pool and Gunn and beach under your terrace. I’ve booked me, daughter and dog for a fortnight next year
"We have had a lovely holiday again at Number 5."
The apartment was perfect. It was well equipped and clean. The setting really is fabulous. We particularly enjoyed the film collection. The on-site cafe was great and the food was better than ever. Great seafood. The cream tea and home made scones were outstanding!
"A fabulous apartment with spectacular views of Burgh Island."
I spent my 60th birthday here and had the most wonderful time. Great on-site restaurant, pool and Gym with direct access to the beach . A perfect place to stay
"Another fantastic holiday at No."
5, comfortable accommodation, good weather and idyllic location, could not find better. One in party has limited mobility so was able to enjoy holiday just sitting on large terrace, which overlooks beach, listening to the waves and people watching. Good choice of outside furniture so sat out all day, including eating meals. Another lovely touch was the complimentary Cream Tea. Enjoyed it so much booked again for next year.
"Lovely place, so greatful we were able to take the four legged member of our family."
She loved it.
"Great apartment on the beach good facilities well laid out all with parking ..."
Great apartment on the beach good facilities well laid out all with parking swimming pool and a gym what more do you want for a beach holiday
"Exactly what we envisaged , stunning location and comfortable apartment"
"This property absolutely exceeded our expectations, it was gorgeous, clean, like a home from home."
It is so well equipped from the kitchen equipment to games to play and also guides for everything - so well organised. Everything was of lovely quality, the views and location are stunning and we will definitely be returning on a yearly basis this place is a pure tonic and just what the doctor ordered in terms of relaxation.
Thank you and that is the way i have responded with guest driven evolution .You may want to book early as some of2023 already sold Property Owner
"No5 Burgh Island was excellent, the apartment was very clean and a fantastic location overlooking the Bigbury Causeway with easy access to the beach."
We were unable to use the Restaurant and Pool Facilities as they were closed for the duration of our stay due to staff issues. Wi-Fi was good, apartment was warm & secure. Disabled access not the best.
"We had a lovely stay at the apartment, it was well equipped and tidy, perfect location with a beautiful view of Burgh Island."
"We had another perfect stay at apartment 5."
You could not ask for a better spot or view! The property owner always goes above and beyond to ensure you have the best holiday experience possible. We will be back!
"We had a lovely week in this fabulous apartment which had everything we needed and more."
"The apartment was lovely and it was just a shame that the gym was closed although understandably due to Covid so I found time to run the costal path instead."
The bed was very comfortable and the view was wonderful from the living room. It is quite isolated but once we got supplies in it was the most amazing relaxing holiday and will definitely be going back
We’d stayed at Butgh Island Causeway before so we knew it was a great location. Flat was clean and well equipped. Some lovely touches such as welcome parcel, providing beach towels and free cream tea at the club. Would have been great to use the gym/sauna but understandably shut for COVID. Will be back the next time we are in Devon.
Great walks close by.
"We have stayed at different apartments at the Causeway over the last 20 years."
This was the first time we have stayed at number 5 as we wanted to take our dog - number 5 allows dogs. The apartment had everything we needed with lovely touches such as dog bowls, treats etc. We have booked for two weeks next year!
"Great stay at 5 Burgh Island Causeway, such a beautiful view, so close to the Sandy beach."
Great stay with the grandchildren. Lovely owner giving us the personal touch, even a free cream tea and welcome pack thrown into the price, which was a lovely touch. Pool easy to book each day, only half hour slots due to Covid, but we had it all to ourselves, so no complaints. Would highly recommend to anyone, just book it.
"We always look forward to our holidays here, the flat has everything and the beds are really comfortable."
The place is beautiful, and we have lovely holidays here.
"Great holiday fantastic beaches the kids loved the freedom on the beach good restaurants near bye will definitely book for next year."
"I’m not sure if you have changed cleaners since our last visit but the cleanliness has dropped significantly."
The outside terrace is very dirty, it’s not been swept in months and desperately needs painting. The glass balustrade was so dirty you could barely see through it. I understand it’s a costal terrace and will get dirty quickly but all the other terraces along the row were much cleaner. Toilet seats are rickety and stained underneath. The new oven / cooker is great but the general condition of the kitchen is poor. Drawers don’t close properly / a cupboard door is hanging off. If anything there’s a little too many items, when you open the pan cupboard everything literally falls out and you can barely find anything. Bathrooms were not clean on arrival, we had to wipe over all services which were dusty. Towels provided are of poor quality, bath towels were too small so we had to use the beach towels instead. Not ideal. It’s such a shame really as our previous stay was wonderful, but these small details really have impacted our break away. We all feel the apartment just needs a little TLC, a lick of paint and some love to bring it back to its former glory. On a positive note the welcome pack was very much appreciated and the beds were really comfy with nice clean bedding.
Thank you for completing your feedback following your visit to Burgh Island, we have spoken with the owner regarding the points raised who has apologised if the cleaning was not to their usual high standard and has noted the points for improvement. He will investigate and take appropriate corrective action. Property Owner
"The location is just fantastic - you walk into the sitting room every morning and are greeted with a view of Burgh Island."
Our holiday was November and we had a few stormy days and 3 really sunny warm days but all perfect for long dog walks & relaxing. The surrounding area is just stunning - including the drive down into the Bay.
"Great location - but sadly the apartment had not been cleaned very well at all and detracted from the £2,200 we paid for the week - especially in light of COVID 19."
We were in Apartment 5 and our friends in Apartment 25 had a much fresher/more modern decor/facilities. 1. Matted dog hairs on the patio 2. Patio not very clean at all and the furniture very old - especially compared to the other apartments where we had friends staying in the block 3. The rugs were old/very dirty 4. Kitchen drawers (inside) dirty and greasy on outside 5. Kitchen counters greasy/stained 6. Bathtub stained and sealant yellow/orange 7. The duvet covers were old and in one room the fasteners broken so the duvet kept falling out of the cover 8. The sofa was old and uncomfortable
Thank you for your feedback which caused concern. I will take up all the cleaning and stain issues with my cleaner. It is a surprising occurrence ,as a high standard has been consistently delivered over many months and will be restored. The two small tired rugs and duvet will be replaced. The sofa is not old but is not as squishy as some, because it is a sofa bed. The patio furniture is teak which turns silver grey, a naturally ageing look. These improvements will be implemented now and in the near future to restore standards. Property Owner
"We have stayed in this apartment over 15 times now and it never disappoints."
The owner goes out of his way to make it special with lots of extras not often found in other holiday rentals. Bigbury-on-Sea is a very magical place and to be so close to the beach makes for a very relaxing holiday. The apartment is probably in need of some updating now to keep that high standard.
"We just love this place!"
We keep coming back to No 5, it's another home, such a beautiful and peaceful place and the apartment has everything we could possibly need for a real holiday. Between the beach and the leisure club there is all the entertainment we need, and once again we managed to leave the car where it stood for the week. Many thanks to John Davies for such a warm welcome, and to the staff who help to make this such a magical place!
"Bathrooms and bedrooms are rather tired and need updating, otherwise the apartment provides for every need and the owner could not have been more helpful."
On our arrival, Abby could not have done more to help.
"We were the first to use this cottage after lockdown."
It was spotlessly clean and had a good declutter making us feel very safe as I am shielding. Everything we needed was there. It is a truly lovely holiday cottage and when I spot a gap we will be back.
"It was lovely to receive the information package directly from the Owner full of brochures."
There were also some essentials waiting for us in the Apartment which was lovely. The view from the Apartment was spectacular and it was lovely to be met by Abi and Nick whose help was greatly appreciated. We will definitely be visiting again.
"Another great week at No 5 Burgh Island."
We never get tired of visiting this place and the apartment is absolutely fantastic.
"Apartment 5 Burgh Island Causeway provides the most perfectly located place to stay in this country I have ever known."
Not only is a gorgeous beach a few steps away, but the views from the apartment are magical. All the coast's best, sea, unique crossing tides, pristine sand, dramatic cliffs, combine to lead you into a natural high that lasts during the holiday and beyond. The Apartment is so beautifully equipped you feel immediately at home.
"Exceptionally well equipped apartment."
"Had a wonderful stay at no."
5. From beginning to end all our needs were met in a wonderfully appointed and equipped apartment. Gorgeous location with spectacular views across to Burgh Island. We hope to come back soon.
"Super food and service from Howard at the BIC Club."
Great waves after Storm Ali!
"We always have a wonderful holiday here, it just is an amazing place, and we return home refreshed and ready for work, exams, cross pets ."
...!! The aparrtment is really welcoming and comfortable, it has everything anyone could possibly need and more. Of course we have already booked for next year.
"Another fantastic holiday at No5 - we love this place so much and come here nearly every year."
Would thoroughly recommend to anyone.
"Absolutely fantastic week in Apartment 5."
Such a brilliantly equipped property and the view is wonderful. Our first ever visit to Burgh Island... and we cannot wait to return!
"This was our 13th visit to this apartment."
I think that says it all.
"Probably the best place to stay in Devon Stunning apartment Stunning location Welcome package and owner arranged rep to meet and greet to go through facilities and recommendations The whole family had a wonderful time and we can't wait to return View from large patio over the causeway and to Burgh Island was the perfect backdrop for a glass of wine in the evening or an alfresco lunch Situated over the beach."
.. just perfect for the family to be out on the waves in a couple of minutes Great experience..... thank you
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- One level
- Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin, 1 x twin with en suite shower room with shower, bidet, WC and basin
- Open plan living space with seating area with a king size sofa bed, dining area, kitchen and glazed doors to terrace
- Electric fires with night storage heating
- Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Bluetooth speaker, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and bath and hand towels (also beach towels and tea towels) inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair available on request
- Off-road parking for one car, or two cars nose to tail in a reserved parking space
- Enclosed terrace/patio with barbecue
- Indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna
- Shared use of leisure facilities and restaurant/bar within the building
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Pub less than 1 mile from property
- Note: Check-in time 4pm
- Note: Leisure facilities open from 10am every day (except Christmas day and Boxing day)
- Note: This property does not accept children under 14 in gym or sauna
- Note: The club restaurant/bar is open 10am to 9pm during the High Season, reservations recommended, Over Christmas and New Year the opening hours are from the 24th till the 4th of January open from 10 am till 4 pm - Christmas day and Boxing day closed (for all other times of the year, please contact the Leisure Centre for opening times).
Apartment 5 is a ground floor apartment with the fabulous views to south and west and big glass doors opening to a good sized terrace, partly under cover and with sun loungers, an electric barbecue and table and chairs.
The bright open plan living space has sofas on which to relax and watch the TV, a king size sofa bed and a rocking horse and PlayStation 3 for the children.
To the rear are the en suite bedrooms, comfortable and quiet with radios.
With the beach so handy, for which buckets and spades, kites and balls are provided, and the leisure centre and restaurant/bar to enjoy, this is an ideal coastal holiday location.
Most apartments have easy access (short walk from parking and between 5 and 9 steps down to the lift).
Burgh Island View Apartments
Just 20 yards from Bigbury-on-Sea's big and splendid sandy beach, looking to Burgh Island Causeway, are 29 stunning, high quality apartments, of which we let a number. Within the same building are excellent leisure facilities and a restaurant. The views over the sea to the south and west, and at low tide of a vast expanse of smooth washed yellow sand reaching to Burgh Island, are outstanding. The island's jolly pub, The Pilchard, is fun to visit (long-legged sea tractor at high tide). All the apartments, which are privately owned and individually furnished, have those sensational views, and are wonderfully light, with large, airy open-plan living/dining/kitchens and glazed doors to balconies or terraces. The smallish bedrooms, at the back (without views), have good quality en suite bath or shower-rooms. The apartment building is three-storey. Most apartments have easy access (short walk from parking and between 5 and 9 steps down to the lift). The ground floor (still high above the beach) apartments have big terraces, the first and top floor apartments have very good-sized balconies. The leisure facilities, which are free for guests to use and open from 10am every day (except Christmas Day), include a fine indoor swimming pool (40' x 20' x 4'6"), spa pool, well-equipped gym (treadmill, steps, cycles, Concept II Rower and other instruments of torture) and sauna (no children under 14 in gym or sauna). There are changing rooms, a shower and disabled loo. The Club restaurant/smart bar, is open 10am to 9pm during the High Season, reservations recommended (for all other times of the year, please contact the Leisure Centre for opening times), serves excellent food throughout the day, with a popular dinner menu which varies daily and themed evenings. You can also order meals to take to your apartment. The comfy lounging area has sofas and WiFi, and the sunny outdoor terrace faces the sea.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
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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Note: The Club is open from 10 am daily and offers a selection of hot and cold food and a wide selection of beverages. Booking is advisable for the restaurant during high season and weekends.
The Leisure Club includes the indoor swimming pool and gym and is also open daily from 10 am, booking is not required. The sauna is not currently operational. Please check The Club's closing time as this may vary depending on the time of year.
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