The stunning Oak Cottage.
What a lovely spot to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Comfy sitting-area leading straight onto the decked area.
Perfectly positioned dining-table.
Decked area looking out onto the fully enclosed garden.
Perfect spot for a barbecue whilst watching the games unfold in the garden.
The welcoming committee are always close by as you make your way up the driveway to Oak Cottage.
What a fabulous sandy beach in Bigbury-on-sea, only a short drive away.
Challaborough beach, just round the corner from Bigbury-on-Sea beach. You're spoilt for choice.
Even closer to Oak Cottage is the infamous Dartmoor National Park. This is a 'must do' day out. A fabulous day out for the whole family.
Watching the Dartmoor ponies roam freely and happily is a real joy. They are not shy, and will certainly put on a display for you.
Lovingly maintained lawn at Oak Cottage.
Looking back into the sitting-area from the decked patio.
Open plan sitting/dining area.
Looking back through to the kitchen from the sitting-area.
Well-equipped kitchen.
Plenty of space for preparing that family feast.
The front door leads straight into the kitchen-area.
The master bedroom boasts the most wonderful views.
One of the many breathtaking views that can be enjoyed from the cottage.
Bedroom 2, once again with lovely views over the rolling countryside.
Family bathroom with a super corner bath.
Vibrant colours flow through the second bedroom.
Some very special touches throughout Oak Cottage.
An abundance of games and books for you and your party to enjoy. Hours of fun and games to be had in this corner.
Delightful decoration throughout.
Looking at Oak Cottage as you enter the courtyard and make your way to your allocated parking spot to the right of the property.
The entrance to Swainstone Manor.
The driveway leading up to Oak Cottage requires a 5mph speed limit due to the un-even and bumpy surface.

Oak Cottage


3.2 miles NW of Modbury / Sleeps 6 + 2 cots*

7 Nights from £502 - £1254

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Ship Inn (6 miles)

In a superb position right on the water, The Ship Inn is a peaceful, traditional pub without juke boxes or quiz machines, perfect for a relaxing lunch.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Cox June 2012

Had an excellent evening with great food with absolutely wonderful staff including the owner Lisa.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Penney July 2008

The Ship Inn

Great atmosphere and excellent food.

Nearest beach

Mothecombe Beach (4 ½ miles)

Large, sheltered and unspoilt, this beach has lots of fine sand at low tide and safe areas to bathe in shallow waters. Open to the public on Wednesdays and weekends, Mothecombe Beach is situated at the mouth of the River Erme and has plenty of rocks to explore and climb. Parking is a 15 minute walk away.

Nearest walk

The Puffing Billy Track (1 ¾ miles)

There is an old tramway track across the south of Dartmoor which climbs to 1,500 feet to give wonderful panoramic views down the south Devon coast. Originally used by the clay mining industry trams, this route forms part of the Two Moors Way, which runs from Ivybridge in the south to Lynmouth in the north.

Nearest town

Ivybridge (2 miles)

Perfectly poised between Dartmoor National Park and the South Hams, Ivybridge makes a fantastic base for an exploration of Devon. Excellent walking, cycling, horse riding and rock climbing is right on the doorstep, and if you jump in the car, the fabulous beaches of the south Devon coast are just a short drive away. For horticulture fans, Lukesland Gardens, with 24 acres of woodlands, shrubs and wild flowers set into a valley with a cascading brook running through it, is less than two miles from Ivybridge.

Also nearby

Bigbury on Sea Beach (7 miles)

Bigbury on Sea Beach is a popular family destination, with easy access and good parking. Just across the water is Burgh Island, where Agatha Christie and Noel Coward once kicked up their heels. You can visit the island during the summer courtesy of a special ‘sea tractor’.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Van De Poll July 2017

Help for Disabled

The Venus Cafe, just below the car park at Bigbury-on-Sea, has a beach wheelchair that can be borrowed free of charge. We were able to wheel my mother over to Burgh Island.
The slopes going down to the beach are quite steep. It's not so bad going down, but you need to be quite strong to push the wheelchair back up!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pratt October 2013

Large sandy beach when the tide is out. Interesting rock formations around towards the Avon estuary.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Lovely Sandy Beach

A large sandy beach and great for surfing. Children can play.You can either walk across to Burgh Island or take the sea tractor when the tide covers the causeway.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Great beach

A large sandy beach with some surf. Walk to Burgh Island at low tide or take the sea tractor.

Dartmoor Union Restaurant and Bar (3 miles)

A 16th Century bar and restaurant, serving light bites in the bar and the finest local Devon produce in the restaurant.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Smart wine bar style restaurant. Award winning food. Own mini brewery. Great wines.

- Peter Reynolds

The Local Food Company (1 mile)

If you would like to order a hamper of locally sourced food for your arrival then this is who you need to contact. They can arrange a delivery of fresh, organic produce for your arrival or during your holiday and can provide anything from freah meat, fruit and vegetales to groceries and household items.

Lukesland Gardens (2 ¾ miles)

Set in a perfect little valley complete with a babbling brook and waterfalls. Find a quiet corner to enjoy the peace and tranquility in the Tudor garden or use your nose to find the Circedephyllum grove - apparently their leaves are so full of sugars that they smell like caramel. Take a stroll through the azaleas, rhododenrons and copper beeches in the Victorian garden, meander by the ponds, or breathe in the fresh scented air of the pinetum. Tea and homemade cakes are available in the Old Billiard Room of the Gothic revival house but tours of the house are available only a handful of times throughout the year.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Great for all ages

This a wonderful place for children to play and explore. There are 24 acres to immerse yourself in, with special trails and treasure hunts for children, which are fun for all the family to take part in and help everyone learn more about the gardens. If you just want to sit and soak up some nature, there are plenty of beautiful, tranquil scenes to enjoy - the azaleas are a feast for the eyes in hot pinks and magentas.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

A great place to let the children roam free and explore. Dogs on leads are welcome too.

Bantham (7 ½ miles)

If you are looking for the perfect family beach then this could be the one. There's a wide expanse of gently sloping golden sand and numerous rockpools alongside seasonal lifeguard cover. The beach is in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it's not hard to see why with views over to Bigbury and Burgh Island.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

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