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Tinkers Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome

Tinkers Cottage offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in Bigbury village, South Devon (an area of outstanding beauty) betwixt Plymouth to the west and Salcombe to the east. This terraced cottage offers a high level of comfort in a get-away-from-it-all setting. The sandy beach at Bigbury-on-Sea is only one and a half miles away, and there is plenty of opportunity locally for water sports enthusiasts to get their fix.

We gladly welcome well behaved dogs and as the South Hams is also walking country, you are spoilt for choice whether you want to walk across the moors, follow the coastline or explore river estuaries. Several good walks start from the public foot path across the road from the cottage.

Only a short walk away from the cottage is the newly refurbished local pub, The Royal Oak and the village shop, which sells all your basic essentials and offers takeaway fish 'n chips several nights of the week.

Please note that Tinkers Cottage is a 'no smoking' property.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bibury-on-Sea 2 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 65 km, Nearest railway: Plymouth 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The cottage has central heating. Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your holiday.

The modern, well equipped kitchen has a double electric oven with four-ring hob, microwave, kettle, washing machine with drier, dishwasher and a full size fridge-freezer.

The lounge/diner has two comfortable sofas and a TV with DVD and video, as well as a CD player. The dining table seats 6 people comfortably. There is a selection of books & DVDs to help keep you entertained. The cottage also has a land-line telephone and broadband internet connection paid for through an honesty box.

The upstairs bathroom has a power shower over the bath, as well as a toilet and wash basin. Bath towels are included in the cost of your holiday, but please bring your own beach towels.

The master bedroom has a 5' double bed, while the twin-bedded room with distant sea views has two extra pull-out beds on wheels. The cottage sleeps 4 people comfortably. This number can be increased to 6 people with the use of the two trunkle beds in the twin bedroom. Bed linen and duvets are included in the cost of your holiday.

A booster seat and travel cot are available, but you will need to bring linen for the cot. A large basket of toys and games can be found on the landing.

Further details outdoors

Outside the front of the cottage is a small pebble & grass garden with a raised patio area. During the summer months garden furniture is left out and a BBQ is available upon request.

The property has a communal paddock for energetic ball games and a reserved parking space. With additional visitor parking.

Dogs are welcome at the cottage at no extra charge and are allowed on the award winning sandy beach at Bigbury-on-Sea which is only a mile and a half from the cottage.

Further details

Change over day is FRIDAY. Prices are for 7 nights with the week beginning on Friday.

Access to the cottage is from 3pm on day of arrival. The cottage must be vacated by 10am on day of departure to allow sufficient time for the cottage to be cleaned for the next guests.

Short stays are available at Tinkers Cottage outside of school holidays. Short stays are calculated as follows: 3 nights = 4/7 of week, 4 nights = 5/7 of week and 5 nights = full week.

Tinkers Cottage's booking form needs to be completed to secure a booking. A £100 deposit is payable at time of booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before the start of your holiday. We ask that the cottage is left neat & tidy.

For further details and photos please visit our website:

The West Country region

Whether you're looking for a relaxing break or action packed adventure, South Devon is full of activities and attractions.

For a relaxing beach holiday South Devon beaches are hard to beat. Many of the beaches have awards for water and beach quality, and much of the coastline is under the protection of an AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty) or the National Trust. There are miles of safe award winning beaches for families.

Those looking for a more relaxing break South Devon boasts an array of local arts and crafts to capture your imagination, as well as the opportunity to wander around historic buildings, museums and award winning gardens.

Keep the children entertained with a host of Family Attractions whatever the weather- go wild at the zoo, paint pottery, ride a rollercoaster or have a great family day out at one of South Devon's top attractions; Woodlands Theme Park.

South Devon's historic market towns offer the opportunity to browse markets and taste local food and drinks. The local area has many varied towns and villages worth a visit. A few are mentioned below:

Modbury, an attractive and busy Georgian town, and is well worth a visit with its interesting local shops.

With all the hustle and bustle of a traditional market town a visit to Kingsbridge is a must. Kingsbridge, situated at the head of the Salcombe Estuary is the closest town that has a petrol station, banks and a chemist. Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets can also be found in Kingsbridge. Ferries operate on a daily basis between Kingsbridge and Salcombe.

Salcombe, some 10 miles away is renowned for sailing, or enjoying a leisurely ferry trip. A walk through Salcombe with an ice-cream in hand is a lovely way to while away a relaxing afternoon.

The interesting naval city of Plymouth with the National Aquarium is only 19 miles away.

For those looking to be more energetic there is plenty to do. If you love the outdoors why not try your hand at a new activity such as sailing, golf, horse riding, walking, cycling, canoeing or rock climbing to name a few!


Bigbury-on-Sea located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, is ideal for family holidays. Dusted with sand and lapped by shallow waters, it offers safe fun for groups particularly if you’ve got children in tow. In addition, Bigbury beach is dotted with rock pools, so there’s plenty of creepy-crawly entertainment for budding marine biologists. While this beach is popular with families, there are a number of facilities and activities available if you’re seeking a bit more excitement on your holiday.

There’s a varied selection of water sports available to visitors who prefer their holidays to feature a little adrenaline rush. If you want to try something different from the usual bodyboarding or surfing then windsurfing and kite-surfing are gaining popularity here, with hire facilities located right on the beach.

To give you some peace of mind, there are lifeguards present at Bigbury beach during May to September and the beach also has a first-aid room. You can even take your dog onto Bigbury beach, although they are restricted to certain areas during the summer. Bigbury beach is one of the main attractions about holidaying in Bigbury.

Bigbury-on-Sea hosts the fascinating Burgh Island with its 14th century pub, accessible only at low tide or by sea tractor at high tide.

Bigbury Golf Course with its breathtaking views of Bigbury Bay and the River Avon is 1 mile from the cottage. The fairways are wide and the greens fast, but club selection is complicated by sea winds and by well placed trees and bunkers. Visitors are welcome at Bigbury Golf Course.

The cottage is situated in Bigbury village with its village shop and pub only a short walk away. Kingsbridge, a sizeable town and the capital of the South Hams region is 6 miles from the cottage. The closest beach is less than 2 miles away at Bigbury-on-Sea.

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3 Aug 2013


"Home away from home"

Tinkers cottage is a great place for a family vacation in South Devon. It was home away from home for us. The cottage is very nice, cosy, clean and well decorated. It also has everything you need for … More

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