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L187 - Tamarisk


Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

In Bigbury-on-Sea, 200 yards up from the vast sandy beach and with L153 and L188 as neighbours (same owners), a smart, detached, single-storey house with superb panoramic views over Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island. A large sea-facing paved terrace, brilliant for enjoying those timewasting views, refreshing sea breezes and stunning sunsets and lawn; below, another good-sized lawn and shed for surfboards/beach gear etc. Inside, revamped from top to toe with a fresh seaside theme, fun fabrics, oak or tiled floors (rugs) throughout. From gently sloping drive, level path and 2 steps up to terrace (alternative entrance via gentle slope with handrail down from rear gate to back lane) to door to hall; bright open-plan kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, iPod dock) with big glazed doors to terrace (table/chairs, barbecue, steps down to drive and shed). Living room (TV/DVD/Blu-ray/PVR, woodburner, sofa bed for alternative sleeping) opening to sunroom (sofas/chairs, high glass ceilings) with those superb sea views and more glazed doors to terrace. Three smart bedrooms – a double (low 5' bed, TV/DVD) and a twin, each with en suite shower-room (suite), and a smallish double (5' bed, limited space around the bed) with en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower and hand-shower). Cloakroom (loo, washbasin); utility room (washer-drier, sink). A stunning spot with outstanding views.  

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Please bring your own beach towels.

The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4.5 star.

The West Country region

The South Hams: southernmost Devon; between the river Dart and river Tamar and south of Dartmoor, lush farmland and wooded river valleys turning to beautiful estuaries, its coast very beautiful and remarkably well preserved – sandy beaches and mighty cliffs between those estuaries, amazingly little sprawling modern ugliness. Inland too, away from main roads, it remains surprisingly peaceful.

Among special coastal places are Dartmouth; sheltered Blackpool Sands; Slapton's long curve of pebble beach and nature reserve lagoon; the cliffs about Start Point and Prawle Point, Bolt Head and Bolt Tail; East Portlemouth's beach and Salcombe's location and views; Thurlestone proving that family seaside places don't need to be brash; Bigbury's huge sands and the fun of getting to Burgh Island; waterside, oak-wood-sheltered Noss Mayo/Newton Ferrers; many others, less easy of access, are for you to discover.

Kingsbridge and Totnes, both old, attractive and small, are the towns at the area's heart; Plymouth – the West Country's biggest town, with Naval base, ferry port, theatre, cinemas, history, Hoe (great views) and Barbican (where the life is) – is on the area's edge. Dartington Hall is an arts centre (films, plays, music, dance) with lovely gardens. Pleasure cruisers ply the Kingsbridge estuary and Dart and Tamar rivers.


Bigbury-on-Sea: village (PO/shop) with south Devon's biggest sandy beaches (The Venus Café, Takeaway and Surf School, seasonal beach shop), stretching to Burgh Island (The Pilchard pub; famous art deco hotel - you can walk to it at low tide, go by long-legged tractor at high). Good windsurfing; fine cliffs for walking and sea-bird watching. Golf, 1 mile. Kingsbridge, 10 miles; Salcombe, 15.

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Review 1-2 of 2

11 Jul 2014


"Most outstanding views"

Amazing views of the sea and Burgh island. A very well equipped house with everything you might need for your stay. Very we'll looked after property. My family and I had a fabulous week surfing a… More

Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm glad to hear that you had a lovely holiday.

3 Jul 2014


"Superb Sea Side Rental"

A very well appointed bungalow, very clean and spacious. Glorious views over Burgh Island and the sea a short walk, albeit up/down a steep hill, to a great beach with a surf school, beach shop and ni… More

Thank you for your lovely comments, I am so glad that you enjoyed your holiday at Tamarisk and Burgh Island. I'll certainly pass on your recommendations to the homeowner, and I hope we'll see you again.

Review 1-2 of 2

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