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3 Bed Barn Conversion With Fabulous Sea Views And The Infamous Burgh Island

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

The Beacon, 3 bed barn conversion in Bigbury on Sea, Nr. Kingsbridge, Devon - Peaceful Pretty Courtyard Location Within Easy Walking Distance Of The Beach

With stunning views and fabulous coastal walks, The Beacon in Bigbury on Sea is the ideal place to spend a family holiday. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is something for everyone, young and old. With acres of golden sand, the unique Burgh Island and spectacular views across some of the best South Hams' coastline, you would be hard pushed to find a better location to enjoy a week or two with family and friends.

The Beacon is a comfortable three bedroom converted barn located within half a mile of the beach. The property is one of six others in a small private complex and offers outstanding views of Burgh Island and the surrounding coast. It is laid out in an upside down configuration with the open plan lounge, and dining area situated on the top floor with exposed original beams supporting the pitched ceiling and roof. On the ground floor there are two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room. and a further twin bedroom. The family bathroom is also located on this floor. Outside there is an enclosed garden and car parking for two cars.

Bigbury on Sea beach offers plenty of opportunities for safe fun particularly if you’ve got children in tow. It is dotted with rock pools, so there’s plenty of creepy-crawly entertainment. While this beach is popular with families, there are a number of facilities and activities available if you’re seeking a bit more excitement on your holiday. There’s a wide and varied selection of water sports available to visitors who prefer their holidays to feature a little adrenaline rush. If you want to try something different from the usual bodyboarding or surfing then windsurfing and kite-surfing are gaining popularity here, with hire facilities located right on the beach. To give you 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. Dogs are allowed on the beach although they are restricted to certain areas during the summer. Bigbury on Sea beach has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag in recognition of the beach’s excellent standards, particularly its efforts to make the beach accessible to everyone. It is one of the South Coast's best locations for windsurfing, canoeing and dramatic coastal walks and is, undoubtedly, one of the most stunning beaches in the South Hams. 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’.

More Details

Property Manager
Patsy Tucker
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Bigbury-on-Sea in Bigbury

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The family bathroom is on the ground floor and has a bath, wc and wash hand basin. There is an ensuite shower room to bedroom 1 with shower, wc and wash hand basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Bedroom 1 has a king size bed and a newly refurbished ensuite shower room; Patio doors lead out to the front lawned garden. Bedroom 2 has twin beds usually pushed together as a double and bedroom 3 has small twin beds.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Linen and towels included in price except for short breaks. Beach towels are not supplied. Dogs are welcome but we do charge £25 per dog per stay.


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3 Bed Barn Conversion With Fabulous Sea Views And The Infamous Burgh Island
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Great holiday cottage in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

Really liked the atmosphere in the cottage and its just a short walk to the beach or the estuary. Well equipped and the hosts were very responsive when there was a small issue with the hot water. A little rough around the edges but this didn't put us off at all. Would look to re-book in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent cottage, plenty of room for 6

  • 4 of 5

Nice farm cottage, well equipped, with kitchen and living room on 1st floor with views of the sea. Was abit of a walk down the hill to the beach, otherwise excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

We are so blessed to live in such an area of outstanding natural beauty and if you are planning to come on holiday to the wonderful South Hams you will discover that once isn’t enough – you will want to return year after year.

We have beaches in abundance from glorious wide sandy expanses to little bays full of exciting rock pools to explore. Surfers delight in the waves at Bantham whilst paddle boarders enjoy the many estuaries. It’s a paradise for kite surfers, canoeists, sailors, kayakers and fishermen.

For those who love to walk and explore, we have Dartmoor, the wild rugged expanse of open moorland with Tors galore; our beautiful Dartmoor ponies and wonderful historic pubs. Hugging our stunning coastline is The famous South West coastal path where you can dip in and out from villages all along the coast.

We have Plymouth on the doorstep seeping in history with the historic Mayflower steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for North America in 1620 and the infamous Hoe where Drake finished his game of bowls before going out to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588. The historic Barbican is so vibrant and full of life, wonderful smells, ice cream and fishing boats galore. The Royal William Yard, the Grade 1 former Royal Naval victualling buildings, is a must for foodies with wonderful restaurants such as River Cottage, Prezzo and Wagamamas.

For golf lovers we have some of the most spectacular courses set on cliff tops with views to distract even the most hardened players. Running along the stunning coastline of Bigbury Bay, Thurlestone Golf course is a mix of links and cliff-top terrain with the latter providing breath-taking views of the legendary Thurlestone Rock to the East and the beautiful Avon Estuary and Burgh Island to the West. The course is one of the most exhilarating with majestic rocky seascapes above the coves where smugglers used to operate. It is also ideal holiday golf - not too severe, with quite generous fairways but the wind, of course, can blow with a vengeance. Bigbury on Sea is also a challenging yet forgiving coastal golf course, with stunning views in all directions.

And then there are all the wonderful odd and interesting villages, such as Salcombe, Noss Mayo, Modbury and Dartmouth where you can while away the hours (and pound coins!) watching the boats or children crabbing or purchasing a variety of local crafts.

What’s not to love?!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Either Ring Patsy or email or visit our website

Changeover Day:
Saturday Changeover - but we can be flexible! Check out 10am - check in 4pm.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.