Pond House stands proud overlooking the beach.
What a stunning view! Step out of your lounge onto this amazing decked balcony with unrivalled sea/beach views.
If you fancy a spot of shade, and more importantly peace and quiet, there is a lovely raised decked area at the rear of the property. The perfect secluded hideaway.
Huge sitting-room opens out onto the decked area. Perfect for those large family/group occasions.
Dining al fresco in this amazing spot is a real treat.
A hop, skip and a jump across the road you will find the signpost to one of south Devon's gems, Burgh Island, and of course the beautiful sandy Sedgewell beach awaits.
What an amazing sight. Hours of fun to be had, literally on your doorstep.
Sedgewell beach in all its sandy glory.
Lovely sitting-room, perfect for bringing everyone together for some evening entertainment.
The sitting-room leads into the separate dining-room.
Dining-table to seat 10. Perfect for serving up a feast.
Dining-room leads in the sitting-room, and then out onto the hallway.
Spacious and well-equipped kitchen, which leads out onto the decked area.
What a superb view out of the kitchen window. It almost makes washing up a pleasure (even though there is a dishwasher).
Master bedroom boasts a super inviting super-king size bed. This bedroom is on the ground floor.
En suite to master bedroom. Comprises of a bath and a shower cubicle.
Bedroom 2, also on the ground floor.
En suite to bedroom 2 comprises of a shower cubicle. Perfect for washing sandy toes after a day on the beach.
Just outside of Bedroom 2, in the entrance hall , you have this fabulous games table.
Ping pong or table football, take your pick.
Family bathroom on the first floor comprises of a bath and a shower cubicle.
Bedroom 3 is home to this delightful twin room.
Bedroom 4 is the bunk bedroom. We would recommend that the top bunk is only to be used for children under 14 years old.
Bedroom 5 is on the first floor.
Entrance hall, what a grand sight.
Upstairs landing area which leads into all first floor rooms.
Utility-room. Perfect for storing all the buckets and spades.
Pond House is fully enclosed, making this a perfect place for children.
Welcome on board!
Sedgewell beach, simply stunning!
If the sun is a little too much, then find shelter in one of these coves.
In this fabulous location, you also have Challaborough beach just around the corner. You’re really spoilt for choice.

Pond House

3825

Bigbury-on-Sea / Sleeps 10 + 2 cots*

7 Nights from £1065 - £2448

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

Nearest pub

The Pilchard Inn (¾ mile)

A small traditional pub originally built over 700 years ago for local fisherman. These days only half the pub is open to the general public (the other half is for locals) and as there is no kitchen only bagettes and drinks are served. Outside seating is available during summer months.

Nearest beach

Bantham (½ mile)

Bantham Beach is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has numerous awards tucked under its sandy belt. Overlooking Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can take the famous sea tractor and head to the island or sit and enjoy the views from the shore. A great surfing beach, the huge swathes of sand and sea allow plenty of space for everyone. Well-provisioned and life guarded in the summer, Bantham is a fantastic family-friendly beach.

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

Nearest walk

Burgh Island (¾ mile)

Sat opposite Bigbury-on-Sea, Burgh Island is a tiny tidal island. Home to a scattering of buildings including a hotel, the island becomes completely cut off at high tide. Once the favourite haunt of pirates and smugglers, it’s easy to lose yourself in the atmosphere at Burgh Island.

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

Mrs Pratt October 2013

Thought it might be interesting to go over for dinner, but £60 per person... Pub has unwelcoming signs outside for non-residents. The island is very small and you can walk all the paths in about an hour. The views are not as worthwhile as walking the coast path.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Nice beach

We had a very nice afternoon stop at the beach. Fine sands, fantastic view, clear water.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

A lovely place to visit, the views from the top of the island are beautiful. There is also a pub on the island for a well earned drink and the idea of the tide coming in and cutting you off is very unusual and a lot of fun.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning January 2009

Great view

Worth going across to Burgh Island for the view back to the Devon coastline alone. Go to the top of the hill where there is a ruined cottage and walk around it for the full 360. The hotel does look a bit posh if you are in walking gear, but we have promised that we will go back for Sunday lunch. Go to the pub for refuelling but beware, it can get busy in the holiday periods.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Whitehorn October 2008

A Bygone Age

Well worth a visit just to enjoy the magnificent panorama that this unique view point affords - even better in the evening with a pint at the Pilchard to watch the sun go down!
If you're looking for something a bit different for a special occasion then treat yourself to a stay in the hotel and get the full flavour of this art deco retreat where guests still dress for dinner and enjoy a cocktail or two - the sunsets are even better then!

Nearest town

Bigbury on Sea (½ mile)

Huge expansive yellow sands, an enchanting island reached by foot at low tide and fat, juicy Bigbury Bay oysters – Bigbury-on-Sea has much to offer the visitor. Take a trip by sea tractor to Burgh Island, where Noel Coward and Agatha Christie attended elegant parties in the 1920s, hire a surfboard and catch some waves, walk the coast path or simply sit back and enjoy the stunning views - Bigbury is at the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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

Mrs Pratt October 2013

Local post office stores is Tardis-like - we could find all we needed there, and friendly too

Also nearby

Bigbury on Sea Beach (½ mile)

Sit on the sand, go for a paddle or walk across to Burgh Island at low tide. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury on Sea Beach offers plenty of choice for everyone. If you don't want to bring your own, sports equipment hire is available. There are also lifeguards on patrol in the summer, an added comfort for families with children.

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.

Bigbury Golf Club (¾ mile)

18 fun holes with spectacular views over the coast and out to Burgh Island.

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

July 2008

Enjoy the Views

Stunning location for a course - never mind how the golf goes, you can just stand back and take in the view!

Oyster Shack (2 miles)

Fresh, local oysters from Bigbury Bay; if you are squeamish about eating them raw, there are a variety of baked and grilled options.

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

July 2008

Shell Out!

Very good sea food restaurant, lots of choice - not just Oysters! Good lively atmosphere - best to book, even at lunchtime.

Rocky's Cafe (2 ¼ miles)

The food at this beachy cafe (full name: Rocky's Chew, Lick and Suck Shop and Cafe) has got a good local reputation. We hear that Rocky is something of a local character too.

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

Mrs Pratt October 2013

An excellent local crab sandwich!

Kingsbridge (4 ¾ miles)

Kingsbridge stands at the head of the estuary, and is full of interesting lanes and passageways with specialist, often family run, shops.

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

August 2011

Lovely town to visit with quirky little market.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Kingsbridge

Set on a steep hill with a small harbour at the bottom, where a weekly market is held, Kingsbridge has lots of lovely shops to wander in and out of- often owned by generations of the same family- something we see too little of these days. A few good deli's, greengrocers, and butchers shops lend it an old fashioned air - reminds me of towns from 30 years ago - and there are plenty of chic kitchen and furnishings/interiors shops and cafes to entice as well as a popular farmers market once a month . Great 25m swimming pool and gym/squash facilities at the leisure centre, the Reel Cinema, which is small but perfectly formed, a bowling green and tennis courts, and trips down the estuary on "Rivermaid" means this is a place with lots on offer!! Wish I could live there!!

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