The Cottage is simply a dream.
The fabulous feature fireplace with wood-burner for cosy nights in at any time of year.
Bright and welcoming, the lovely kitchen/diner.
A fabulous eye for detail everywhere you look.
The dreamy double bedroom is beautifully furnished.
Your holiday begins here.
Stylish interiors marry seamlessly with characterful charm here.
The perfect way to relax after a busy day exploring.
Sit back and relax, you are on holiday after all.
The owners have a keen eye for detail and this is evident throughout this beautiful property.
Beautiful touches throughout.
The kitchen/diner is beautifully created for sociable dining.
Sit and chat whilst the chef creates a master piece.
Time for dinner!
Gorgeous furnishings throughout.
Cook up a feast with lots of fresh vegetables from local roadside stalls.
Love the clock!
The  feature staircase leads from the sitting-room.
Beautifully crafted from local stone, the spiral staircase leads to the first floor.
The twin bedroom has two three-foot beds, perfect for either children or adults.
Sweet dreams.
The perfect spot for a quiet holiday read.
The family bathroom is perfect for a long soak after a busy day.
Sumptuous bed linens for a great night's sleep.
Breakfast in bed? Well you are on holiday after all!
The main bedroom is gorgeous.
The en suite shower-room.
The spacious main bedroom.
Every thing has been thought of here, for you and your dogs.
The path leads to the fabulous outside space.
Sit in blissful peace and quiet in the garden.
The lawned area, ldeal for both children and your four-legged friends.
Enjoy a spot of al fresco dining in the sun.
There are plenty of gorgeous places to explore.
Convenient parking at The Cottage.
Kingsbridge is such a pretty place.
Discover miles of coast path in south Devon.
One of many beautiful beaches in south Devon.
With such a stunning coastline. you'll be spoilt for choice here.

The Cottage

4914

1.5 miles NW of Kingsbridge / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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

Nearest pub

The Church House Inn is a delightful 13th century pub with characterful interiors, an inglenook fireplace and wood burners. Food is freshly cooked to order and there is outside seating available for summer al fresco dining.

Nearest beach

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

October 2022

Beach walk

large car park and a short walk to a small ferry to Bigbury on sea, a great beach walk


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

Nearest walk

A circular walk of just over six miles through the peaceful Avon Valley with stunning views of the Blackdown Rings and Iron Age Fort. There is one steep ascent on this walk so its unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Nearest town

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

If you're looking for a traditional, bustling market town surrounded by lush rolling countryside then Kingsbridge is the place for you. Situated at the head of the estuary you'll find interesting lanes and passageways with an eclectic assortment of independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Closed!!

We went on a Tuesday for lunch.
We had a pushchair and this made some places inaccessible. places that were open were full the pub by the carpark was a 40 minute wait for food.
Many of the shops said they only open at the end of the week. This was during the Easter holidays!!


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Lovely town to visit with quirky little market.


Rated 3 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!!

Also nearby

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

October 2022

Better than Eden project

Really wonderful visit to greenway ,( the day before we had been to Eden project that was so disappointing compared to Greenway) interesting visit round house, and the gardens are wonderful the trees and plants labelled so helpful, my sister and I went on the ferry from Dittisham only a little ferry but great fun and only five minutes across estuary recommend as you can only park at Greenway for Three hours and it is all so fascinating there we spent longer than three hours. Well done to all at Greenway.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Well worth a visit

Best place we visited


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Greenway

Former house of Agatha Christie


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

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

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

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

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

June 2023

Quirky but fabulous!

A slightly challenging drive to the Oyster Shack (very narrow, winding lanes) is amply rewarded by fabulous food and friendly service. It really is a shack, but a very comfortable one!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Fab food and location

Third time coming here, as previously experienced amazing food well worth the cost.


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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Historically, Dartmouth was of strategic importance as a port used in the crusades of 1147 and 1190. Dominated by Britannia Royal Naval College, it has two fortified castles protecting the mouth of the River Dart. There are many historical buildings, a cobbled market place, shops, galleries, gourmet restaurants and delicatessens. National Trust Gardens, the South West Coast Path and clean beaches are nearby.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Dartmouth

We were staying in Brixham and decided to book tickets on the boat to Dartmouth .the boat crossing was fine , lasted about 80 mins. Dartmouth is a beautiful location with some great shops and eateries .well worth a visit!
We got the steam train back to Paignton which was a good experience and then the bus back to Brixham .Alternatively the drive to Dartmouth is short and you can get on the car ferry across the river


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

Dartmouth boat trip.

We loved Dartmouth. Use the park and ride bus down into the town, much easier than trying to park.
The one hour boat trip was very informative and we saw Seals.
Take the car ferry across the river and enjoy the scenery on the route back.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Brilliant

So much to do. Beautiful harbour. Good shopping, great eateries. Lots of boating/kayaking opportunities.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

Dartmouth

A bustling town with good shopping and art galleries and other galleries. If you want to park in Dartmouth town centre you will have to get there early or there is Park & Ride at the top of the town.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2012

Dartmouth

Stunning location and very picturesque


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

A nice vibe

A bustling town with many good restaurants, some good shopping and a growing reputation for art galleries. Try tapas at Browns Hotel.

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