Looking back at Eliotts Barn from the lawn.
The living area is a super comfy space to relax and unwind in after a full day of adventure and activity.
Bedroom three is home to this superb king-size bed.
The kitchen is beautifully designed and fully equipped with everything you will need to whip up a holiday feast.
This fabulous house is superb in every way. You are guaranteed a truly magical time in Eliotts Barn.
The stunning sandy beach of Hope Cove is right on your doorstep, along with this magnificent stretch of south Devon coastline.
A closer shot of the beautiful Hope Cove beach.
The kitchen opens up onto this subtly lit decked area. Great for enjoying an evening watching the sun go down whilst the little ones play in the garden.
Whether it's dining inside or out, both areas are superb.
Feasting together is such a pleasure in this glorious kitchen/dining area.
Oodles of preparation space. Ideal for the chefs amongst the group.
Looking into the living area from the kitchen.
Looking back into the kitchen from the living room. Please note there are 2 steps down into the kitchen.
What a great spot to enjoy a good book and a spot of peace.
Sumptuous sofa, perfect for snuggling on whilst watching a family movie. And up stairs we go ............
Bedroom three has its very own dressing area with oodles of storage space. Please note the step down into the bedroom area.
Beautiful bedroom three.
The exposed stone wall adds a further touch of splendour to this beautiful room.
Super inviting king-size bed.
Another great spot to unwind with a good book or the morning newspaper.
The en suite shower-room for bedroom three.
Bedroom three's en suite.
Bedroom two offers another superb king-size bed and a spacious area to relax and make yourself at home.
Slipping into this beautiful bed after a fun-filled day of adventure is a real pleasure.
Bedroom two offers plentiful storage space.
Family bathoom.
Family bathroom.
The twin room is bright and welcoming.
Peeking into the twin room from the landing.
Bedroom four offers a great space for the younger members of the group to make themselves at home.
Bedroom one is on the ground floor and offers direct access to the outside decked area via the stable-door.
Bedroom one offers this fabulous en suite shower-room.
Bedroom one's en suite.
On a sunny morning, why not step straight out of your bedroom onto the decking to enjoy your morning coffee.
Step straight out of bedroom one into this fabulous external sitting area.
Perfect area to retreat to at any time of the day.
This area is a fabulous sun-trap, which is why it is fully equipped with a huge sunshade for those who wish to escape the sun, yet still enjoy this beautiful outside space.
A great space to serve up a feast.
This external warm water shower is perfect for washing down your body boards and wetsuits following a day on the beach.
Welcome to Eliotts Barn.
The beautiful Eliotts Barn.
This superb stretch of South Devon coastline is simply stunning, with the icing on the cake being, it's only a matter of minutes away from your doorstep.
A beautiful stretch of coastline and beach at South Milton Sands.
One of the bustling beaches at the super Salcombe.
The beautiful beach at Thurlestone Sands. Many fabulous family days await on this gorgeous beach.
The Beachhouse is a great spot to grab something tasty to eat, especially as the little ones can continue to play on the glorious South Milton Sands whilst you enjoy lunch in peace.
Hope Cove beach is such a super hot spot.
These glorious sands are perfect for a family day or night on the beach.
What a glorious sight.
The glorious sandy beaches of Bigbury and Bantham are a short car drive away.
The beautiful Eliotts Barn.
Some of your attractive neighbours out for a stroll.

Eliotts Barn

4852

5.4 miles SE of Kingsbridge / Sleeps 8 + 2 cots*

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

Nearest pub

Hope & Anchor Hope Cove (1 mile)

Nestled in the heart of Hope Cove this pub is located close to the beach and offers both indoor and outside dining with a view of the beach. Food is traditional pub classics and dogs are very welcome.

Nearest beach

Mouthwell Sands (1 mile)

This sandy beach is ideal for families, the steep cliffs help provide shelter and there are a number of rock pools to explore. There is parking and toilets nearby.

Nearest walk

Hope Cove to Bolberry Down Walk (1 mile)

A moderate walk of just over four and a half miles with a great range of scenery including towering cliffs, superb coastal views and winding Devon lanes. The walk starts and ends at Hope Cove, a picturesque fishing village.

Nearest town

Salcombe (3 ¼ miles)

Long the favoured destination for yachties, Salcombe is in an exquisite location surrounded by sheltered water and a string of tiny, sandy bays. There is a distinctly upmarket feel to the town itself; boutique shops and chic cafes and restaurants abound throughout Salcombe’s quaint streets. Activities revolve around the wind and waves; sailing is the number one sport here and there is plenty of opportunity for lessons for the beginner or boat hire for the more experienced. For much of the year (March to October) you can also leave the car behind and use the South Sands Ferry.

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

Mrs Gage September 2012

Salcombe

Salcombe is located in the most southerly part of Devon.
Because of the narrow streets and the priority given to pedestrians, a park and ride scheme operates during the summer from the outskirts of Salcombe. Plently of shops, galleries and cafes/restaurants for relaxing with a cuppa. Sit by the marina to end off a perfect day. Visit Overbeck's a National Trust Gardens, and enjoy the views over the Salcombe Estuary from the house and garden. There are 2 lovely beaches in Salcombe, South Sands & North Sands.

Also nearby

Bantham (2 ¾ miles)

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

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 (3 miles)

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!

Greenway (15 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

September 2021

Well worth a visit

Best place we visited


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Sissons July 2021

Greenway

Former house of Agatha Christie


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Beautiful!

Amazing grounds and lovely views of the Dart.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely day out

This house is in the most beautiful spot, you could really imagine living there. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk beside the river is great for body and soul - look out for the resident seal!


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.

Bigbury on Sea Beach (3 ½ miles)

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.

Oyster Shack (3 ¾ 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

Mrs Leach 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

Miss Starrs 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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