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5 Beachdown

Challaborough, near Bigbury-on-sea, Devon (Ref. 976228)


(34 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Highchair available

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property."

    Great location, we had 3 generations staying and had lots of space for everyone to enjoy a great break. The view isn't fantastic as it does overlook a static caravan park but it really wasn't an issue, there was no noise and it didn't impact us at all. A really short walk to the beach and local footpaths meant that we could enjoy amazing views, the beach and the local area. We would recommend staying. Sue Sue

    Reviewed by SueJun 2022

  • "Beautiful property with good modern facilities."

    Great position for walking and the beach. Master bedroom mattress badly stained probably in need of a topper for protection. The rubbish recycling situation was not at all clear but appeared the same for all properties. The general bin area was a bit of a let down as it was chaotic and most unhealthy. The roads to the property were challenging and didn't encourage day tripping but were not an insurmountable problem. Generally we had a most enjoyable stay and enjoyed the local area and position. We would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2022

  • "The view is a mobile home park."

    Sea maybe from the roof terrace. Be aware there is a 3+ mile drive down very narrow lanes to get to property. Eating out ( apart from fish + chips) is a drive through those lanes. Supermarket shopping is a long way, suggest you order online BEFORE you leave to get a slot if you want a delivery. The place was great especially if you like walking ,surfing. I think a picture from the main window would be an honest view of what would be seen, be it not the best promotional picture.

    Reviewed by CharlesMay 2022

  • "A beautiful property, with all the facilities you need."

    It was very clean and well laid out. It’s a few minutes walk to the beach and dog friendly. Lots to do and see in this area and a trip to the Lobster pod bistro at Hope Cove a must.

    Reviewed by ValerieApr 2022

  • "Lovely stay in this beautiful house - second time we have stayed here and it won’t be the last !"

    Reviewed by JanisApr 2022

  • "We had a winter trip to this wonderful holiday home so the country lane leading to it was quiet, I imagine in the summer months it would be a challenge."

    The heating and light all on for us as it was a 5pm joining time, a lovely touch to find a welcome pack of chilled Prosecco & nibbles made it feel special .

    Reviewed by HelenJan 2022

  • "Fabulous house, everything you need."

    Home from home. Beds very comfortable and lovely to arrive to some welcome goodies. Great access to the beach. Some of the country lanes challenging but that's South Devon for you. Great time had by all the family

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2021

  • "Absolutely loved the house, and the location was great."

    one suggestion we have is to put a bench or something outside, near the door. We went to the beach everyday, and it would have been useful to have somewhere to sit while taking off wetsuits, wet shoes, muddy boots etc. A stiff broom, and/or an outdoor hose would have been helpful to keep that part of the drive way clean from gravel, sand, mud etc.!

    Reviewed by GavinOct 2021

  • "This is a wonderful holiday house to stay in provided you are happy staying local."

    It is not a destination to use as a base for touring as the narrow single track lanes to get anywhere would make it very frustrating. Beautiful local walks and the beach is just a few steps away which dogs can play on after 1st October. We ordered a supermarket delivery to bring our groceries as there is only one little shop. We loved it!

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2021

  • "Lovely spacious property close to beach and good views across countryside."

    Even though it was October we were able to make use of the roof top garden which was great. It can be problematic getting in and out of Challborough as roads are narrow but countryside around is gorgeous. Good communication with owner. Only issue was some of the staining of some chairs and sofa but this has to be expected at end of season. Overall we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2021

  • "Superb place to stay, spotlessly clean, very well equipped ."

    Plenty of lovely walks with outstanding views on the door step will defiantly return again in the near future.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "Very clean apartment, which supplied plenty of plates, glasses etc which whilst simple is always nice."

    No complaints or negative comments whatsoever. Thank you

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2021

  • "Truly a beautiful property."

    Tastefully decorated, spacious, clean and very comfortable (especially the beds - good quality mattresses). Owners are extremely helpful and answered queries quickly. I would highly recommend this property which is in a perfect location and only a few steps from the beach. 10/10 ⭐️

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2021

  • "Stunning property."

    We all really enjoyed our stay at 5 Beachdown. Just a shame the weather wasn’t warmer so we could enjoy the lovely rooftop area more. Plenty to do and see in the area. Just be aware, if you have a four-legged friend with you, a lot of beaches restrict access from 1st May, including Challaborough, or the areas you are allowed are quite small due to them mainly being coves. As others have mentioned, the lanes are very narrow in places but we didn’t have too much of a problem with sensible driving. Would not hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2021

  • "This place is amazing!"

    Everyone loved it, 5 minute walk to the beach. We done so many long walks up the very steep hills and was very good for exercise. All the facilities were good. Met all out needs. Big Tesco is a 20 minute drive which isn’t too bad. Nothing but praise for this place. Price was really good! Will definitely be coming back again

    Reviewed by MatthewDec 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at 5 Beachdown."

    The beach is 2 minutes walk away, while Bigbury-on-Sea is a 15 stroll over the hill which then gives you an opportunity to walk over to the island at low tide a must for the spectacular views. If you like kayaking this is the perfect base we went all around the island in and out of the rocks. My son managed to bodyboard one day but other than that the sea was very calm although it is a well known surf area. As regards the property it was excellent the bedrooms are huge and the open plan living area and underfloor heating was cosy! The only minor thing we picked up on was that the filters in the vacuum cleaner could do with replacing we like to keep on top of the high standards the place has but the smell of the vacuum cleaner let it down, same with clothes dryer the filters would benefit from a clean. Overall an excellent place to have a relaxing holiday if you love just mulling around the beach and Creation nearby.

    Reviewed by GavinOct 2020

  • "A lovely to place to have a get together with family and the beach is so close by."

    The only thing I would say is that the fridge is far too small for 8 people. It would be useful to have an additional fridge for drinks perhaps. The Fryer Tucks fish and chip shop by the beach did an excellent take away for us all one evening - highly recommended.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "We had an amazing stay at Beachdown - definately 5 star accomodation"

    Reviewed by KellyAug 2020

  • "The key code you gave us was incorrect ."

    Fortunately the owner warned us it may have not been updated so we were okay, if he had not then it would have been very frustrating as there is no phone reception there. A star for the owner but a failure on someone’s behalf. This is the fourth time to Beach down we love it and great owners too. We will return next year as the house and location is perfect although the narrow lanes to access it are a bit scary and beware your car will have Light verge scratches but it doesn’t put us off. The house is modern and airy and the welcome gift is really appreciated. A small beach is a few minutes walk away which is ideal when you have children. My view is 5 stars.

    Reviewed by MaiellaAug 2020

  • "The house was ideally situated for visiting the local beaches it was very clean ..."

    The house was ideally situated for visiting the local beaches it was very clean and fully equipped for a family holiday we all agreed it’s somewhere we would come back to

    Reviewed by DilysJul 2020

  • "This accomodation is absolutely stunning."

    The location was perfect and we could not fault a thing. We really had the most amazing time.

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2020

  • "The house was perfect for our family requirements"

    Reviewed by ShaneAug 2019

  • "Beautifully light, modern and spacious property that is configured for a relaxing family holiday."

    You can get out on the warmth of the deck most days or out of the breeze on the upper roof. The South West Coastal Path is only a few hundred yards away too as an added bonus. We had a very happy week here.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2019

  • "Amazing house, close to the beach in a lovely quite area."

    Had a very relaxing holiday with all the family.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2019

  • "A fabulous new property which is accurately represented by the photos."

    A very well stocked kitchen with all the equipment you could possibly need. We stayed in early April, so the weather wasn't warm enough to take much advantage of the outdoor dining area or roof terrace, but I'm sure both would be great in summer. A great location for walks along the coastal path and some stunning views. The settlement is quite remote and approached along some steep and winding country lanes and it's some distance to a large supermarket - although there is a NISA very nearby and at least one supermarket chain delivers. Overall can highly recommend the property

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2019

  • "Overall 5 Beachdown was an excellent holiday rental for our family."

    However the first impressions of the site was not great. Your email sent 4 / 05 / 18 indicated that there was maintenance work progressing on site, when in fact there is construction of two additional properties in progress. This did not worry us other than the entrance and road is a bit rough. On reaching the property, again the first impressions were a little disappointing in that there are a number of weeds on the drive / parking area that really should be attended too and the front entrance needs a clean up. Internally the property was excellent and very well equipped, however the stair carpet could use a good clean as it was badly marked where I guess previous renters have spilled drinks carried down to the bedrooms and also the bathroom towels are a bit on the small side for anyone who has a large area to dry, but this is being picky. The location is great, the local shop well stocked and the beach lived up to expectation.

    Reviewed by MAug 2018

  • "Perfect holiday destination."

    Beautiful place to stay. Our welcome to the House was superb with flowers cake and locally sourced prosecco! The helpful holidays team had made everything easy and the instructions were easy to follow. Everyone has made our holiday really special. Thank you to Nick and Sarah who own the house Elaine who looks after the house and the Helpful Holidays team who facilitated our wonderful break. The whole experience has been brilliant making for a very relaxing happy holiday.

    Reviewed by EileenJul 2018

  • "Fantastic house."

    Great features decking roof terrace electric blinds fab tv. Bags of room nice showers comfy beds and everything you need in a kitchen

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2018

  • "Spacious clean and everything you could need for a perfect stay right by beach."

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2018

  • "We had a great holiday at Beachdown and really enjoyed the surrounding area."

    I've only ticked Met Expectations because the description of the property by you was spot on and it did meet our expectations. thankyou.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

  • "Lovely touches of fresh milk, a beautiful cake and prosecco greeted us on arrival!"

    Great house. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2018

  • "Great location with lots of walks & areas to explore if weather good."

    Make sure you have a cream tea!

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2018

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  • Four ground floor bedrooms: 2 x king size double (one with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin), 2 x twin (one with additional bed for alternative sleeping, the other can convert to super king double)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • First floor open plan living space with seating area, dining area and kitchen with bi-fold doors to deck.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property, Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: Care should be taken with young children on the roof garden.

The property

Just 150 yards from the lovely sandy beach in Challaborough is this contemporary detached house in a little gated collection of 12.

Designed ‘upside down’ to create a light and spacious living area with a nautical theme, this is high quality and beautiful seaside accommodation with eco-friendly credentials.

From the hall, stairs sweep up directly into the...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bigbury-on-Sea 2.3 miles; Salcombe 11.9 miles; Plymouth 20.6 miles; Paignton 24.5 miles

Ringmore is a small village in Devon, in the South Devon AONB, one mile from the secluded beach and stunning cliffs of Bigbury Bay. The Saxon church of All Hallows stands majestically overlooking this quintessentially English village with thatched cottages and a peaceful rural pace of life.

Region Information

Note: Arrival after 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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