Imagine sitting back with a glass of something tasty enjoying the far-reaching sea views.
Fabulous open plan kitchen and dining area.
Bedroom 1 is home to a super inviting king-size bed. The dual aspect feature of this room is simply stunning.
The living-room offers a fabulous space for the family to gather round on a chilly evening and enjoy the glow of the open fire. Simply perfect!
Step out of the living-room patio doors onto the raised patio-area and prepared to be wowed by such a stunning view.
You even have a secluded suntrap complimented with comfy sun-loungers for the sun lovers of the party. Comfy cushions for the loungers are also available.
Burgh Island feels within touching distance. Taking the sea tractor over to this fabulous spot is a great day out for all the family.
The sandy beach is right on your doorstep and will prove a huge hit with all generations.
The open plan flow of this beautiful house is calming and spacious.
This lovely house allows you to feel the sea breeze and enjoy the fresh sea air from the comfort of the living-room.
With beautiful decor and detail.
Cuddling up on this fabulous sofa will be just the ticket after a day of fun, sea and sand.
The kitchen is well-equipped and spacious, making whipping up a family feast a doddle.
Dining al fresco is a must, however if the weather doesn't allow you have a super dining space right here.
Bedroom 1 is so pretty.
Bedroom 1 is light and airy, offering a great spot to relax with a good book should you need to escape the excitement of the main house.
Shower-room number 1 boasts a good-sized shower cubicle and powerful shower system.
Bedroom 2 can be configured as these super cute twin beds, or if preferred they can be linked to make a super-king size double.
Bedroom 2 also has a vanity area.
The family bathroom is perfect for washing the days sand and sun cream off the little ones, or perhaps a long soak with a good book is more the ticket.
Bedroom 3 also has fabulous sea views. This bedroom can be configured as a super-king size double bed for extra sleeping flexibility.
Bedroom 4 is simply delightful. This king-size bed is complemented by oodles of space a TV and wait until you see the view!
The view from bedroom 4 is definitely worth savouring. Imagine enjoying your morning cuppa in bed with such a view to start the day.
The second shower-room is spacious and airy yet super warm underfoot due to the under-floor heating in this room.
Step into Tarquin and kick your boots, sandals or flip flops off in this welcoming entrance hall.
Tarquin offers sea views, enclosed gardens front and back and a stylish yet comfortable interior.
Looking back at the front of the house.
Plenty of places to dine and sit with the family to enjoy the beautful spot and scenery Tarquin offers.
The perfect spot to sit back, relax and watch the sun go down.
Anyone for a day out on the beach. With this beautiful beach a matter of minutes away - what are you waiting for!
Good luck pulling the little ones away from this glorious beach.

Tarquin

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

Nearest pub

The Pilchard Inn (¼ mile)

A small traditional pub originally built over 700 years ago for local fisherman. These days you are welcome to sit around the fire and watch the tide roll in. A popular curry night takes place on Friday each week with food supplied by the hotel. Downstairs you'll find the new Pilchard Cafe, serving food all day.

Nearest beach

Bigbury on Sea Beach (¼ 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.

Nearest walk

Burgh Island (½ 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 (40 yards)

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

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

Bigbury Golf Club (1 mile)

18 fun holes with spectacular views over the coast and out to Burgh Island. Visitors are made welcome and bookings can be made at the pro shop.

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 ¼ 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.

Discovery Surf School (200 yards)

Year round lessons for small groups.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Bramworth June 2011

Surf lessons for all ages and levels with an emphasis on safe quality tuition in small groups (wetsuits & boards are provided).

Greenway (16 miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

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

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Well worth a visit

The setting exquisite. Such lovely views. A walk to the boathouse a must. Trails for the children excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Viv Chandler May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

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