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Ayrmer House

(Ref. 976150)

Ringmore, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful views and amazing walks from the doorstep."

    Couldn’t fault the facilities provided.. definitely thought of everything… even delicious homemade brownies on arrival! Couldn’t recommend enough!

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jun 2024

  • "An excellent holiday with glorious views and very friendly owner!"

    Reviewed by Philip4.7May 2024

  • "Ella was a lovely lady nothing was too much trouble."

    The property was superb, witg a magnificent view.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0May 2024

  • "Such a fabulous house and location, we had a lovely holiday."

    Ringmore is delightful and the pub excellent, with friendly staff and a talented chef. The house is spacious and extremely well equipped. The welcome treats were really appreciated. We saw a variety of wildlife from the house including fox, deer and woodpecker. The location is peaceful and beautiful, with superb views from the terrace and practically every window. We would be delighted to return, it is simply one of the nicest places we have stayed in the South Hams.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2024

  • "Ayrmer House is a beautiful house in an outstanding location."

    A feeling of calm and relaxation occurs as soon as you arrive. The views start as you drive up to the house and continue as you see the uninterrupted view to the sea from the huge windows. Great walks to Ayrmer cove and also onto Bigbury on sea. A visit to the pub the journeys end is always a must. This is our 4th stay at Ayrmer and I know it won't be our last.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2024

  • "A top of the range cottage."

    Beautifully furnished and with a view to die for looking out to sea through an isolated cove. A lovely 13th Century in the village and a well stocked general stores only 2 miles away. Bigbury on Sea is nearest beach and well provided with water sports, lifeguards and catering outlets. Access road to cottage through village is best suited to smaller cars as narrow road. However, a 5* property and a lovely owner living in the adjoining house.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Just a very special place to stay, peaceful, comfortable and a wonderful view"

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our first experience at this type of holiday, would we do it again?"

    Yes! The view out of the living room window was very impressive and the pictures don't do it justice, weather was kind, wall to wall sunshine, local pub excellent. We had everything we needed, it was lovely to meet Ella the owner who lived adjacent, also her tin of treats and cold bottle was very welcome after an arduous Bank Holiday drive down. Tranquil, quiet, views to die for and a large house that met our needs, relaxing worry free holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely property with a wonderful owner living below."

    This is a beautiful spot with an idyllic view of the sea. We had a great family holiday with 2 grown up children and will be returning with more of the family next year

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2023

  • "We had such a wonderful Christmas, our second stay in this property and it was just as stunning as we remembered it being, a beautiful setting to relax and recharge in."

    Fabulously equipped too.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Dec 2022

  • "Three generations stayed a week and it was perfect in every way including the weather, location, the accommodation, facilities and the welcome."

    Husband and I stayed several years ago when it was a bed and breakfast but it works so well as a self catering holiday house. The view is outstanding and access to the beautiful cove is an easy 20 minute walk. We couldn’t fault the place.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was absolutely spotless and very well equipped."

    There were so many extra touches that made it very special. Ella the owner is such a gracious hostess and made us feel very welcome. The view down to the cove is absolutely stunning. We have already rebooked for next year!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "In Ayrmer House there is everything you can wish."

    It is perfect equipped and Ella is a lovely and kind person.

    Reviewed by Beate4.7Jun 2022

  • "2nd stay at Ayrmer and still absolutely stunning."

    Ella is the perfect host. The property has been redecorated since our last visit and feels lovely and fresh. Ayrmer is a very comfortable cottage with everything you need for a visit to South Devon. It is very spacious and the views are stunning.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2022

  • "Gosh , where to start…a lovely 1960’s house with amazing views and an absolutely charming host, Emma, someone I’d love to spend a long lunch with to hear more about the history of Ringmore."

    Ayrmer House is exceptionaly warm and cosy. The beds, pillows, linen are super comfortable. The kitchen is very well equiped. Location wise this is a great touring base to see all Devon has to offer. Equally if you need a quiet week to relax and unwind from city life, this is an absolutely fantastic spot. We parked up the car and enjoyed the fabulous coastal walks direct from the house over to Bigbury on Sea . The local pub, the Journey’s End, is a short stroll and serves really great food and drinks (do book for food though as it is very popular).

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is our second stay at Ayrmer House and having never stayed anywhere twice before, this sentiment hopefully speaks for itself."

    The house is wonderful, the location is outstanding and we will definitely be returning again.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Dec 2021

  • "A beautiful property, well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    Amazing view down the valley. It is so helpful to have the owner Ella on site, who can deal with any queries immediately. The only downside is the narrow lanes to get there!

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Ayrmer house, it is brilliantly situated close to the south west footpath, with glorious sea views from every window and on a footpath to a secluded cove where we swam everyday."

    There is a convenient shop nearby and a really good pub in the village, I would advise pre booking. Everything you could need is available in the house which is light and airy and extremely comfortable. Ella the owner is helpful and friendly. I hope very much to return in the future and explore this area more from this lovely house.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Amazing house host views and beaches"

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2021

  • "Well presented and well equipped holiday home."


    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely homely feel, wonderful views and comfy cosy beds."

    super friendly owner Ella

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2021

  • "The 3pm check in time and the 9am check out time due to COVID is just ridiculous."

    We effectively lost two days of our holiday. We actually left the evening before we were due to leave because we couldn’t face the thought of having to get up and out by 9am, especially with the additional asks to strip bedding etc. So we were not at all happy about that.

    Thank you for your feedback. The owner of the property wants to be sure all the guests and her housekeeping team are safe during this time and structed a check in and check out time system to allow the property to be thoroughly clean. During your holiday there were still Government restrictions in place as well but since then they have been lifted. Because of this the new check out time is now 10 am but the check in time remains at 3pm Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at Ayrmer House."

    The view from the house is just stunning - the huge windows downstairs allow you to enjoy the view to the full and having balconies outside every bedroom is a huge bonus. The owner (who lives downstairs) was extremely friendly and helpful - a lovely lady. Ayrmer Cove is about 1km away down a walking path and the beautiful beaches of Bigbury and Bantham are only a short drive away. We ate in the Journey's End (a stone's throw from Ayrmer House) and also the Pickwick arms in near by St Ann's Chapel and both were excellent. The only downside is the narrow country roads which can make for stressful driving but it was worth it!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2021

  • "Ayrmer House is the perfect coastal hideaway, whether its warm and sunny or stormy and cold."

    The house has everything you could need and is immaculately clean (vital for a relaxing holiday at the moment!) The views are spectacular and the short walk to the cove is worth doing as many times as possible during your holiday. The village is beautiful, and the Journeys End pub does excellent food (takeaway only until end of May 21). The location is fantastic for exploring the coastal path, with lovely walks in all directions, particularly worth the 2 1/2 mile walk to Burgh Island and a pint at the Pilchard Inn. It's also a great base for exploring the local area with Kingsbridge and Salcombe easy drives away. Can't recommend the property enough. I'm sure there are more 'luxury' properties but it is comfortable and welcoming, with views that cannot be beaten. Everything you could want from a Devon holiday.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0May 2021

  • "It was great location beautiful cottage has wonderful view I would highly recommended."

    Reviewed by Bahez4.4Oct 2020

  • "Ayrmer House is a fabulous, comfortable, welcoming place in the most spectacular setting."

    Ella is a warm host, on hand with advice and recommendations if needed but leaves you to your holiday if you prefer. The extra cleaning measures in place due to the current situation were really reassuring and the place was immaculately. The house itself has everything you could need and want, is beautifully decorated with amazing views no matter the weather. Warm and sunny enjoy the terrace and balcony, cold and stormy, watch it roll in in front of the woodburner. This is the perfect place for a peaceful break with lots to do nearby if you want it. The walk to the cove is short and easy, perfect for a late afternoon stroll to watch the sun go down. There is quick access to the coastal path with great walks in all directions. The Journeys End pub in the village is excellent, with fabulous food (best to book) and a short drive away is the amazing Oyster Shack, a must for seafood fans. We're already planning our visit in the spring, can't wait to be back in Ringmore.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent stay, owner very helpful."

    House could do with a bit of updating here and there, but overall an excellent place to stay. We would definitely return.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Ayrmer House. The Owner undertakes a programme of repair and restoration regularly and the majority of customers love the property too. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had an amazing time, marred only by a 6 hour power cut on our final night which totally killed the holiday buzz."

    The house was beautiful, comfortable, well equipped and we couldn’t have asked for more from the owner.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a special place."

    We loved it.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Aug 2020

  • "It would be difficult to find a more perfect family holiday cottage in a more beautiful location."

    We hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Aug 2020

  • "We have been to Ayrmer Cottage many times - it is a home from home."

    Well equipped, comfortable and outstanding views and location. Can't recommend highly enough!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2020

  • "A really fantastic holiday home with exceptional views from every room ."

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2020

  • "Ayrmer House is one of our favourite places."

    A comfortable house with everything you could wish for, wonderful views, good local food and great walks. What's not to like?

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2019

  • "Most excellent accommodation, must rate as the best we have ever used."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Sep 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Ayrmer House which is tucked away at the end of the Village but within easy walking distance of the very good Pub."

    The House has lovely views from all rooms over the valley to the sea. Immaculately clean and well equipped we could not have had a better place to stay to enjoy a peaceful break..

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "We’ve been to Aymer House before so we knew what to expect, which is a fine, well-equipped house with wonderful views in a great location."

    We were made very welcome by Ella, who provided us with some delicious home-baked flapjacks, a bottle of wine and milk in the fridge. The Nespresso machine in the kitchen, complete with some coffee pods, was an added bonus. The layout has been cleverly designed so that the spectacular view down the valley to the sea forms a backdrop to every room, which is what helps to make this house so unique. If you want a place to relax and unwind, they really don’t come much better than this.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with amazing views and gorgeous walk to the beach."

    The owner is on site, very nice and willing to help if anything's needed. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2019

  • "This is our second holiday at Ayrmer House and I would highly recommend it to everyone."

    There is a lovely pub very

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2019

  • "Best equipped cottage we've stayed in."

    Brilliant location for a seaside holiday. Owner was really welcoming. Would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.4Oct 2018

  • "The house is situated in the most fantastic setting: surrounded by rolling countryside flowing down to beautiful Ayrmer Cove."

    There are National Trust walks all around which include paths to the cove/beach, and onto the S.W. coastal path. The house has these stupendous views from EVERY room and has a massive balcony accessed by all 3 bedrooms, and there is also a private ground floor terrace to drink in more of the views, and sometimes to even hear the waves. The house is stylishly laid out- the owner has thought of everything, and whilst she lives in the adjoining annexe, the feeling of being in the house is one of total privacy. The welcoming owner is on hand if needed. The level of cleanliness throughout the spacious house is very high. We would love to stay at Ayrmer House again in the future. I would describe staying at Ayrmer House, where it is situated in the beautiful Devon countryside, and so close to the sea as a real health tonic, and the ultimate wind-down holiday place to be!

    Reviewed by Helena5.0Oct 2018

  • "A wonderful house; sea views, comfy beds, everything you could possibly need and more."

    Ella is a fantastic host; helpful and informative, her thoughtful touches really ensured a superb family holiday. We would definitely recommend Ayrmer House.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2018

  • "Some of the beds could be a little more comfortable, but this didn’t spoil our enjoyment of Ayrmer House."

    It’s a beautiful house with a stunning view and everything you could possibly need provided plus some homemade flapjack to greet us. Ella was really friendly and made us feel so welcome. We would definitely go back there for another relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful location, fantastic views and just a short walk to the beach."

    Extremely comfortable property with everything we needed. Personal touches by the friendly owner ensured that we had a very enjoyable and restful holiday.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Jun 2018

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  • 3 x twin bedrooms and door to balcony (one links to super king double, two with basin and the third with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin
  • WC with basin
  • Ground floor hall
  • Open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen
  • Larder
  • Utility room.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with 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 four cars
  • Barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

350 yards from Ringmore's excellent pub is this bigger part of a roomy detached house (the owner lives in an annexe).

With amazing views out to sea from all the rooms, it is super accommodation for family or friends to enjoy a wonderful break on this lovely coastline.

Leave your coats and boots in the entrance hall and go on through to the large open plan living space with traditional stone walls and a cosy wood burning stove.

You will enjoy those great views down the valley from the comfort of the sofas and window seats and from the big dining table.

At the end of a lovely day on the beach, head on up for a peaceful night in the three bedrooms, with either en suite or a washbasin, plus a door from each room on to the first floor balcony which has a table and chairs for gazing over the sea and the fabulous sunsets.

Outside you have your own terrace with barbecue and also with those tranquil coastal views.

For a quiet little beach, take the footpath which leads down the valley to National Trust Ayrmer Cove in 900 yards, or go to Challaborough and Bigbury-on-Sea with your bodyboards, surf boards and buckets and spades for brilliant seaside fun on big sandy beaches.

For eating out, the local inn is renowned or a couple of miles away is an excellent seafood restaurant.

And you can walk it all off with long hikes along the South West Coast Path - don't forget your camera.

Ayrmer House is an outstanding location with walks radiating from the doorstep and a stunning coastline.

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

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About the location


Bigbury-on-Sea 3 miles; Kingsbridge 7 miles; Salcombe 11 miles; Plymouth 15.5 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 over this quintessentially English village. Ringmore is a conservation village with thatched cottages, a peaceful rural pace of life & an award winning pub, the Journey's End Inn serving cask ales, local produce and a friendly welcome. A comprehensively stocked shop and Post Office is located in St Anne's Chapel, a short drive away and they are happy to deliver. Three different paths lead down to Ayrmer Cove from the village, and connect with the South West Coast Path. Footpaths lead to Challaborough Bay and to the golden sandy beaches of Bigbury-on-Sea, from which Burgh Island is reached by the famous Sea Tractor. Bigbury-on-Sea beach is ideal for family holidays. Everyone is sure to marvel at the huge expanse of sand, enjoy exploring the rock pools, or sample the varied watersports available to the more active visitors. If you want to try something different from the body boarding or surfing, then windsurfing and kite-surfing are gaining popularity here, with hire facilities located right on the beach. For peace of mind, there are lifeguards present at Bigbury-on-Sea’s Blue Flag beach from May to September, and a fabulous café specialising in selling organic and local food; whose surf ‘n’ turf is one of the best in the area. A few miles from Ringmore are plenty of delightful South Hams villages, coastal beauty spots and the traditional English market town of Kingbridge on the estuary.

Note: The charging of electric cars is prohibited at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas