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The Garden Apartment

from £54 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 

18 reviews

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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

The Garden Apartment is situated on the ground floor of a large privately owned property just 3 minutes across from acres of safe sandy beach. It offers complete privacy in a 5* location at competitive tariffs . Guests are welcomed with a Devonshire cream tea, children get a goodie bag and we leave you a bottle of wine to enjoy on the terrace. The Garden Apartment enjoys a core of loyal returning guests.

The newly refurbished apartment has a spacious living/dining room which is attractive and comfortable. There is a new digital colour TV and DVD with an up to date selection for all age groups. There is also an extensive library of books/toys for children. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with 3' twin beds. The kitchen is very well equipped with electric stove, microwave, 2 refrigerators, a washing machine and spin dryer and a coffee percolator. The bathroom has a Bath and electric shower with grab rails to assist more vulnerable guests. The apartment is centrally heated and is therefore an ideal year round location. Just 3 minutes walk through the garden takes you to acres of magnificent safe, sandy beaches with Cafe, Showers and Toilets along with the all important RNLI Lifeguard cover from May to September.

The Five Star Burgh Island Hotel, was the location for Agatha Christie's "Evil under the Sun". There you can enjoy dinner and dancing in the magnificent Art Deco surroundings. At low tide you can take a 500 yard stroll across the sand and walk round the island up to the Huer's hut, originally the site of a 600 A.D Monastery. You can then stop for anything from a drink, light snacks to a full meal at 14th Century Pilchard Inn built in 1336, haunt of the smuggler Tom Crocker. You will not be left stranded as a unique stilted sea-tractor, conveys visitors back to the mainland.

Set in the heart of the South Hams, close by are numerous places of interest, including the sophisticated yachting centre of Salcombe, historic Dartmouth and Plymouth and their connections with Sir Francis Drake and the Pilgrim Fathers.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Check in time: 02:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Bigbury Beach
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 40 km, Nearest railway: Plymouth/Totnes. Main line from Paddington Londo
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Devon region

Fabulous location right on the beach, quiet, ideal holiday location, safe blue flag beaches, lovely micro climate. Ideal spot for a traditional family beach holiday. The Garden Apartment is just a 3 minute walk down through the garden to acres of safe sandy beach with Café, Toilets/Changing Rooms and showers. The RNLI have Lifeguards on duty from May to September. The famous Art Deco Burgh Island is just a 500 yard stroll across the beach at low tide. The unique stilted Sea Tractor conveys visitors back from the Island to the mainland at high water.


Wonderful coastal walks, bird watching, sailing, surfing, deep-sea fishing and wind and kite surfing are just a few of the many activities available and Bigbury boasts its own 18 hole golf course just a mile away. The views are so spectacular they will play havoc with your handicap! Golfers enjoy the excellent Bar and Restaurant in the Clubhouse. Discovery Surf School operates from Sedgewell Beach just opposite The Garden Apartment at "Folly Rise" and is popular with all age groups.

10 miles hence there's wild and rolling Dartmoor with it's ponies and heather. The National Trust have many glorious gardens and fascinating historical houses to visit. For the children there are theme parks, children's farms and leisure centres - AND OF COURSE THE FABULOUS BIGBURY ON SEA BEACH!

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Review 1-10 of 18

12 Apr 2014


"Perfect family holiday location"

The Chesters have enjoyed Folly Rise for 3 consecutive years and have booked next year already. This is the perfect place for a family beach holiday. The Garden Apartment has all the facilities you could need with a beautiful view as you eat your meals. The outdoor space is excellent for relaxing in the sun, storing various beach essentials and for children to run around on the grass. The 3 minute (even for toddlers) walk to the beach give such versatility to our day. Scoot down to the beach early and then come back up for lunch if the weather is too hot (or occasionally to cold and damp!) or the tide is in, or you forgot something. Then wander back down to the beach in the afternoon for more digging and fun. The 2 almost separate beaches provide different types of digging and exploring, the island and the sea tractor give even more interest, so we rarely have to go elsewhere. The lifeguards not only ensure the beach is safe but provide great interest with their quadbike, lifeboat and surfboards. Another bonus is the ability for both Tesco's and Sainsbury's to do a delivery so we can sit and wait for the food to arrive, or if we are on the beach Gill offers to look out for them. It makes the holiday so much easier, and more of a holiday to not have to go shopping! The locality and the facilities are great but this is enhanced immeasurably by the service and support that Gill supplies. We are always welcomed with a lovely cream tea and goodie bags for the children. She has numerous beach things to borrow in her garage, she is a wealth of local information and is so willing to help in every and anyway. She also always manages to sound totally delighted when our boys present her with (yet another) stone from the beach! She has a real interest in the family and finds DVD's to put in the flat that the boys are interested in and other lovely personal touches that really makes you feel welcomed and at home. I couldn't really recommend this more highly. And I hope everyone that does stay with Gill in the Garden Apartment has such a fabulous holiday that we always do. Thank you Gill!

It's given us great pleasure to see how the two super boys have grown over the past 3 years. Their pleasure in what the beach has to offer is always a joy to see. At their age they seem to delight in hours on the beach discovering the most amazing treasures - all of which they generously share with me! Their parents are amazing, showing such patience and commitment to giving them the best two weeks holiday ever. We look forward to having the Chesters back this Summer for their 4th year.Gill.

17 Mar 2014


"Spectacular views, comfortable accommodation and friendly welcome"

We discovered the garden apartment at Folly Rise by accident on a visit to Bigbury-on-Sea over 15 years ago when our children were small and have been returning every summer since. We have never found anywhere else to better the spectacular views, comfortable accommodation and friendly welcome. Even with our unpredictable summer weather there has always been plenty of activities within easy reach and the sandy beaches with rock pools to explore are ideal for children of all ages. With our children now grown we still return as we find it so relaxing and enjoy exploring the many scenic coastal walks in the area.

This super family has been part of our core of loyal returning Guests for many years and it's been a pleasure to see their sons grow into very successful young men. Last year was the parents 25th Anniversary and they decided to go back to Hawaii where they'd had their honeymoon, taking the boys with them They felt this would mean missing out on their usual September holiday in The Garden Apartment. However, fortunately they decided it wouldn't be the same if they didn't come to Bigbury as usual. We're looking forward to seeing them again this year, their 16th!

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      Calendar last updated:14 Jul 2015

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      Languages spoken
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