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Great for families with spectacular views sleeps 10 +

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,027 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


Tara was build in the 1930's and I try to reflect this in some of the décor as there are splashes of Art Deco furnishings/pottery. Entered from the parking area is the Entrance Porch, Hall, dual aspect sitting room with comfortable sofas and chairs, TV with Sky Freeview, large patio doors to balcony which runs the entire length of the property enabling one to take full advantage of the views across the beach to the sea, the River Avon and Bantham Beach. Dining room decorated in Art Deco Style with tables and seeting for 12 and patio doors to the balcony. Adjoining small sun room with door to balcony. Well equipped fitted kitchen with electric halogen hob, built-in-eye-level double oven/grill, microwave,a large larder fridge separate under the counter freezer and dishwasher leading to rear lobby with back door, boiler room and shower room. Cloakroom and basin. Separate WC. Bunk bedroom. Twin bedroom with sea views. 2nd Floor:- Twin with sea views, double bedroom plus a double with ensuite with large shower cubicle and toilet. Separate family bathroom with washbasin & WC plus a Shower Room with large cubicle, washbasin & WC. Double beds are 5ft and all twins are 3ft including bunk beds. Ground Floor/basement there is a garage which houses the washing machine and tumble dryer together with an extra fridge freezer. You can access the downstairs playroom which has a table tennis table and pool table with a further lounge with TV (freeview), Outside :- attractive enclosed terraced garden with stone paved patio and covered terrace that runs the entire length of the house. Wide shallow steps lead down to areas of lawn, flower borders, shrubs and mature apple trees. Garden furniture, Barbecue.

Sheena Wilson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2017

About Sheena Wilson

We bought the house in 1999 as a development project as my husband is a builder but liked the area so much that we decided to let it out in order to keep it. I have worked in the Hotel industry for many years. My business is 99 % return customers - people are happy to arrive and very sad to leave so I guess I must be doing something right! I only live 30 minutes away so I meet, greet and clean the house with my happy band of friends!

Sheena Wilson purchased this house in 1999

Why Sheena Wilson chose South Hams

The reason that I fell in love with Bigbury is that I spent many happy holidays as a child in the South Hams - I live in that village now and wanted something near to home which was completely different and family friendly. We looked at Cornwall but it takes so long to get there and the surfing and beach is only 30 minutes away! Its like being in a different world and with no hassle of getting in a car for hours or waiting at airports! The weather when its wet seems to blow through quickly so its rare not to get some days without a bright spell (don't quote me though) anyway when its raining the games room comes in really handy. Also its a short distance to walk to beach in your wetsuit and easy to return and dive into a hot shower!

What makes this house unique

The spectacular views and the games room for those rainy days!


Bigbury-on-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2027 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 En-suite to Bedroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower cubicle
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Large shower cubicle plus Washbasin
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Groundfloor with Washbasin and separate Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Washbasin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 (Upstairs) Sea Views - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , En-Suite
    Bedroom 3 (Upstairs) Sea Views - 2 twin/ single , Family shower room opposite
    Bedroom 5 (Ground Floor) Country Views - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds (3 ft mattresses)
    Bedroom 2 (Upstairs) Sea Views - 1 queen , Family shower & separate bathroom right opposite
    Bedroom 4 (Ground Floor) Sea Views - 2 twin/ single , 3 ft mattresses
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is a surf school at Bigbury on Sea


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Great for families with spectacular views sleeps 10 +
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A great house for large family holidays

  • 5 of 5

Three generations with lots of grandchildren fitted easily into this well appointed house. With a games room, garden and short walk to a great beach there is plenty to do for all ages. Walk to the The Pilchard Inn on Burgh Island (check the tides) or visit the Oysyer Shack for seafood (a short drive). A good surfing beach with all sorts of boards and wet suits for hire. Overall, a great holiday venue and thoroughly recommended

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pilchard Inn
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Bigbury Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Oyster Shack
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Plymouth Dry Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Sedgewell Sands
Car: necessary

Bigbury-on-Sea is an ideal family beach holiday location with miles of golden sand, excellent for castle building and burying granny & grandpa! its ideal for cricket, volleyball, windsurfing and kite surfing not to mention surfing - there is a local surf school which have paddle boards and surf lessons available. The Lifeguards on duty in the holiday season keep a watchful eye on all the users of the beach marking out areas for bathing, surfing etc. Dogs are not permitted on some parts of the beach from May - September which can be a bonus if you have little children. Close to Bigbury there is a wonderful 18 hold golf course with spectacular views of the River Avon and surrounding coastline together with views of Burgh Island - this unspoilt little island has featured in many films, is a natural bird sanctuary and can be reached at low tide by foot or at high tide you may want to visit the 14th Pilchard Inn by "Sea Tractor" basically a tractor on stilts the kids will love it! Sadly our local PO stores has closed but we have a fantastic Holywell Stores at St Anne's Chapel. Dane delivers to Bigbury-on-Sea every morning if you want any groceries or papers! There is a Venus Café close to the Beach which is very good serving locally sourced food plus a separate beach shop. If you are a walker then the walks around Bigbury are spectacular as the South West Coast Path allows you to walk from Bigbury to Wonwell Beach and the River Erme. Or to wade over the Avon River at low tide and visit the Sloop Inn at Bantham. You may wish to walk up the Avon River and do a spot of bird watching. Salcombe and Kingsbridge are within driving distance - both can be accessed by the tidal road one hour before and after high tide and on the way you may like to call in on the "Oyster Shack" a well known fish restaurant. One of my favourite spots are up the Avon Valley both the Avon Mill garden Centre which serves lovely homemade food, great cream teas and an offers an ever changing Art Exhibition - there are walks up and down the Avon river from their car park. Alternatively, the Aune Valley Café just up the hill offers a really good lunch. On your way to either venue, you can visit the Blackdown Rings which gives you spectacular view of the South Hams, Dartmoor and Estuaries in the distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A Heating charge of £10.00 per night is charged in the Winter/Spring and Autumn if the central heating is used.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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