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17 Burgh Island Causeway

Bigbury-On-Sea, Devon (Ref. 1056330)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely wonderful property - beautiful location with such fantastic views."

    The apartment was well equipped for all our needs and more. We loved spending our holiday here and will have many happy memories of sitting on the balcony looking across at Burgh Island and out to sea!

    Delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your time here at Burgh Island Causeway despite the stormy weather at the start of your stay! We hope to welcome you back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2022

  • "Lovely views."

    17 Burgh Island Causeway is in a wonderful location with fantastic views. The apartment is spacious and well equipped and comfortable. However, this was by far the most expensive property we have stayed in compared to similarly sized and located apartments at similar times of the year (not high season). Therefore, I was expecting a high level of quality of furnishings and presentation, which I didn't think was offered. For example, the balcony furniture was quite old and had definitely seen better days, as had the mattress in the master bedroom, which sagged on both sides. The cleaniness was less than perfect - crumbs in one of the cupboards, dust on the sockets & behind the bed for example. The towels smelled as though they had only been refreshed and were quite musty after only one use. I rewashed them at 90'C, then they were OK. This property was a third more expensive than the other properties, and so I had higher expectations. I wouldn't stay again as the property didn't feel value for money to me, despite the location.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and the people at the on-site restaurant are lovely."

    The views were wonderful and the beach was a lot of fun. Neither TV worked in the bedrooms and there was a cracked glass and broken freezer tray on arrival which we were not sure had been noted. WiFi is also very slow if you need to log on at all. We would have loved to book again but were very saddened to see that next years price for the same week has almost trebled. This has put us off using Skyes Cottages again because we feel it is exploitive to increase staycation prices quite so hugely. As a family we save all year for a holiday and it makes places like this unaffordable. The flat is set up with a single bed inside the double bedroom so it suggests the accommodation is aimed at a family. It was such a shame not to be able to rebook.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday and were able to take advantage of all the wonderful on-site facilities. The apartment certainly works well for families of all ages from grandparents to toddlers. Thank you for letting us know about the cracked drinking glass, our cleaning team have had many additional tasks and protocol to follow this year and therefore in this instance the item was not spotted. We are aware that the compartment door to the freezer ice tray has been broken and we are working to source a replacement. This does not affect the operation of the freezer. We were surprised to hear that neither bedroom televisions were working and will certainly look into this as a priority. If you had made us aware of this by contacting the maintenance number left for you in the apartment we would certainly have looked into this for you during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2021

  • "What an amazing apartment."

    Everything of a really high standard. The views are stunning and the location right on the south west coastal path means you can step out and walk & leave the car parked up. Having the clubhouse in the complex was a real bonus with the food served of an excellent quality.

    Reviewed by KatieDec 2020

  • "Hi, we have stayed at the apartments many times so knew what to expect."

    One of the main reasons we pay a bit extra for an apartment at Bigbury is for the swimming pool however we arrived and were told it was shut. I really feel this is something we should have been told at the time of booking or at some point in the many, many emails I received before arrival.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

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  • All-one-level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x Family room with king size and single divan with en suite bath, shower over, WC and basin, 1 x twin with en suite shower, WC and basin
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky sports, Blu-ray DVD player, and WiFi
  • Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars in a reserved parking space
  • Enclosed balcony with seating and shared use of leisure facilities including swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and gym
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in time 5pm
  • Note: Leisure facilities open from 10am every day (except Christmas 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 (for all other times of the year, please contact the Leisure Centre for opening times)

The property

Apartment No17 Burgh Island Causeway occupies the prime location as the corner apartment on the first-floor.

Its position with fabulous views to the glorious sandy beach of Bigbury and far-reaching sea views make this a magnificent destination year round.

One of the highly desirable corner apartments, with wrap-around balcony provides an incredible space for dining, lounging and sunbathing as well as being dual aspect to enable not only a wonderful view across the Causeway to Burgh Island offering sun from early morning, but also a West-facing aspect offering sunshine all the way to the magnificent ocean sunset views to the West.

Furnished with loungers and seating with a gas barbecue, it also benefits from a covered lit area, which allows use of the balcony in inclement weather as well as in the evening.

The stylish and spacious, open plan living space with a bright, dual aspect is stylishly furnished with an oak floor, cool palette, plush sofas including a sofa bed.

Equipped with Sky TV including Sky Sports, DVD & Blue-Ray for an entertaining evening in.

There is a smart well equipped kitchen with and dining space for meal times.

To the rear two generous en-suite bedrooms, a king-size with a single divan and a twin, both benefitting from magnificent sea views an additional luxury of the corner apartments.

Both rooms offer matching décor and ample storage.

The king-size room provides a superb bathtub whereas the twin room offers a refreshing shower for a perfect morning rinse.

For those who don't fancy cooking, room service can be ordered up to your apartment or make use of the restaurant and bar are on site.

A stay offers use of the shared facilities including the indoor swimming pool, gym & sauna.

Your daily essentials, can be found at the nearby local beach shop.

Bigbury is an iconic destination with huge possibilities for outdoor activity and with the renowned Burgh Island just a short stroll across the Causeway beach from the apartment.

Some of the most popular attractions include Bigbury beach, with its large open expanse of sand and the ability to walk across to Burgh Island, other than at high tide, when the historic Burgh Island Sea Tractor will transport you to and from the Island – a must for the kids!

The apartment development has its own private access gate (from the restaurant terrace) onto the slipway down to the beach.

Burgh Island is home to the Burgh Island Hotel, which has its own pub on the island.

The Pilchard Inn dates from 1336, and offers inside and outside dining.

The hotel also offers upmarket casual dining to visitors in its Nettlefold restaurant along with a delightful afternoon tea service.

Burgh Island is fascinating to explore, with numerous hidden coves and beaches, some of which can only be accessed by water, providing excellent kayak and paddleboard touring opportunities as well as good snorkelling.

The Island also offers walking and climbing itineraries, an ancient lookout at its peak with stunning views of the surrounding coast and Dartmoor, as well as being the famed setting for Agatha Christie to write many of her novels.

Bigbury and neighbouring Bantham are two of the Southwest’s finest beaches for water-sport lovers with RNLI/Coastguard patrol and opportunities for all kinds of surfing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding, which has grown rapidly in popularity.The highly recommended Discovery Surf School (which is based on the Bigbury Beach car park) offers top quality tuition for most watersports as well as hire availability for most of the necessary equipment.

The Venus Café is adjacent to Discovery for refreshment from Bigbury Beach, and there is a small beach shop off the public car park open in season.The apartment development sits just below the Southwest coastal path, which offers ample walking and hiking opportunities, to the West to Challaborough and Aymers Cove and on to Wonwell (a stunning beach on River Erme estuary).

Both the Rivers Avon and Erme, as well as Burgh Island, offer interesting marine birds and wildlife.

Bigbury Golf Club is 1 mile up the hill from the apartment, and is a private members club that welcomes visitors and suits all abilities.

Other local golf courses include Thurlestone to the east, and Staddon Heights to the west, which has fantastic views of Plymouth Sound and the Plymouth Ho.There are good fishing opportunities on many of the rivers in South Devon, and the stunning Dartmoor National Park is a short drive away to the North West of Bigbury.

Kingsbridge is the main town in the South Hams local area; around 20 minutes drive away, and offers a good selection of restaurants, bars and shops with the more famed resort town of Salcombe a further 10 minutes away.

Whatever time of year you choose to stay at 17 Burgh Island Causeway you will guaranteed a holiday to remember.

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

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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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Region Information

Note: The swimming pool is now open. Free For All from 10am-midday and 4pm-6pm. Outside of these times guests need to book time slots at the reception (they are 30 min time slots).

The Leisure Club is currently serving a hot food menu, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and hot drinks. Please contact Reception for the opening times as these vary depending on the time of year.

NOTE: Burgh Island Apartments have advised that the sauna is closed but the gym and changing rooms are open. This will be constantly reviewed and updated should the situation change.

Note:- BBQ’s are not permitted

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