Beachside locations don't come any better than this.
What a great spot for taking in the fresh sea air and fabulous coastal views.
Bedroom three has fabulous sea views.
En suite to bedroom three is home to this wonderful bath and huge shower.
You can enjoy the glorious views and seaside feel from the comfort of the comfy living-room.
Your fully enclosed patio area is perfect for both relaxing in and enjoying dining al fresco.
Serving up a feast at this glorious table is such a treat, especially with such special views.
Cosy up in the evening in front of the glorious wood-burner.
Challadene has a fabulous open plan configuration. Perfect for enjoying the house and the great location at the same time.
The kitchen is fully equipped and very spacious.
Dining, relaxing and cooking together is what makes this family home so special.
The utility-room is the perfect space for storing your wetsuits and beach wear.
The entrance hall links the ground floor perfectly. The stairs to bedroom three lead up from the entrance hall.
Bedroom one has a lovely seaside feel.
En suite to bedroom one. What a glorious shower.
En suite to bedroom one.
Bedroom two is also very cute.
The family bathroom on the ground floor is located next to bedroom two.
Bedroom three is so pretty.
Bedroom three offers oodles of space and fabulous seaviews.
Bedroom three also offers this fabulous balcony area. What a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee.
Your enclosed external space is vast. A great spot to let the little ones blow off the cobwebs, whilst staying within close proximity to you and within the gated grounds of the house.
The main house and beach hut are located a nice distance away, giving that sense of being together, yet offering privacy when required.
Dining al fresco is a must in this glorious beachside location.
Challaborough beach and seafront - stunning!
The 'Beach Hut' also has this delightful seating area. Perfect for that morning coffee, in peace!
Living area in the beach hut. The perfect getaway for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the main house, even if just for five peaceful minutes.
Bedroom one in the beach hut.
Twin room in the beach hut.
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!
The beautiful Challaborough beach is right on your doorstep.
The perfect mix of coastline and sea.
Looking back up at the house from the outer perimeter fence.
Your gravelled parking area can fit numerous cars.
Looking down to the sea from the front door.
The 'beach hut' has its own enclosed area.
Good luck getting the little ones off the beach!
The pub is just across the way. Perfect for a few drinks and then stumble home.
The best fish and chips can be found at Fryer Tucks.
The beautiful and super popular Bigbury Beach is only minutes away.
Pop over to Burgh Island during the day or night. When the tide is in, the sea tractor makes for a magical journey across the beach.

Challadene

4610

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

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

Nearest pub

The Waterfront Bar (200 yards)

Overlooking the fabulous beach at Challaborough, this beach bar is open daily offering outside dining and excellent sea views. If you are spending a day on the beach then this place is ideal.

Nearest beach

Challaborough beach (300 yards)

An arch-shaped cove, Challaborough Bay consists of a fine sand beach backed by greenery-clad cliffs. On the doorstep of Challaborough village, the beach is a lovely spot for families and is also a popular choice amongst surfers.

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

September 2020

Fabulous views

After walking across the sands to the island you have the most wonderful views. The coast paths are easy to find. There are lots of places to take wonderful photos but don’t go too close to the edge as the sides are very soft.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

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

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 (¼ 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

October 2013

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

Also nearby

Bantham (1 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

June 2022

Perfect beach

Something for everyone here plus a good cafe.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Great beach with views across to Burgh Island

Lovely privately-owned, wide, sandy beach. Beautiful views across to Burgh Island, walking access is possible at times, depending on the tide. Good facilities, lots of parking (there is a daily charge, so check before going). We enjoyed a great pizza from one of the gastro-buses in the car park. There are picnic benches in the gastro-bus area, and hot, and cold drinks, and other food available.


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 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Bigbury Golf Club

A well maintained golf course with great views. Staff and members very friendly and welcoming.


Rated 5 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!

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

June 2022

Community cafe a must

Just above the beach in a White House is a community tea rooms. Views to die for from either inside or out and the cakes and light lunches were so delicious we went back for more!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Mrs M

Lovely beach for families and very well patrolled.
Good access for dogs too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

October 2013

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


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

July 2008

Great beach

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

The Pilchard Inn (¾ 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.

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

September 2020

Fabulous pub

We walked over To have a few drinks on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon, we didn’t notice that the tide had come in and we had to paddle over the main land. Great pub and atmosphere really lovely staff and food. This is a must to visit if you are in the area.

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 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Delicious seafood

We ate here for lunch and it was absolutely delicious. Quite pricey but the quality was worth it. Oysters were very fresh and we enjoyed the different toppings. BBQ octopus and dressed crab. Brilliant for gluten-free (delicious GF bread!) Came off the beach - 10 mins from Bigbury-on-Sea so we had a lovely day. Thank you.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

The oyster shack

Great sea food and welcoming staff. Quirky decor very relaxed and informal. We went twice for lunch which speaks volumes and I can recommend the lobster. We visited in autumn and could imagine on a summer evening sat outside it would be magical.


Rated 5 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.

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