From the moment we arrived at this wonderful beach house, we were so impressed. The layout and decor took our breath away. We normally stay in the apartments that overlook Bigbury beach and Burgh Island and I was slightly apprehensive as I knew this beach house did not have a direct view of the beach, however, we found the sheer size of the house and the beautiful, modern layout of the house by far outshone any of the small apartments we have stayed in on Bigbury beach. We will be back.
We had a great weekend break , the family together , lots of family fun and plenty of sunshine . The house is beautiful , well equipped and comfortable . Beautiful decoration. The only downside was there had been a power cut before our arrival , no hot water and unable to get hold of the owner . A neighbour kindly helped , owner had gone on holiday and no contact numbers available .
Located in Challaborough, this beautiful beach house offered warmth in the winter month of February and had everything we needed. Superbly furnished, it was a short distance from the beach where we dipped our toes (with our wellies) into the sea. A 15-20 minute walk over the headland took us to the beautiful beach at Bigbury and Burgh Island. Great for surfing, body boarding and paddle boarding- we watched! Great base to visit other neighbouring towns to: Salcombe, Kingsbridge etc. We'll visit again! Thank you Sandra.
This is a modern property with good facilities and accommodation. It is "upside down" in layout with the large kitchen/dining/sitting room on the top floor to make use of the view. Had been looking forward to sea views with the advertised location so close to the beach. It is a short walk to the beach, but the view is of ....... a caravan park. There is a hill opposite with some sheep visible and the coastal path is nearby for walks, but the full height picture windows give a good view of the caravan park so would suit those who wish to observe other people at play or leisure, but not the most restful of prospects as the evening entertainment in the caravan park finishes around 10:30pm and people will migrate back to their caravans after that.
Advertised as dog friendly, but there is no division between the steep green patch at the back and another family objected to our dog straying onto "their" patch of this green. Good walks for the dog, but not allowed on the local Challaborogh beach from 1st May to 30th September inclusive so had to go over the hill to neighbouring Bigbury -on Sea which has an area where dogs are allowed. On the plus side there are lifeguards at the beaches in season at both Challaborough and Bigbury and the surf is better at Challaborough.
The biggest drawback to this property is that it is on a building site currently and access is limited as a consequence. More of the same type of houses are being built and although there is a driveway that can accommodate more than one car we were told that any more than one had to be parked at the caravan park site (at extra expense). It was a pain when going out in separate parties as to who would have the keys with access to the building site gate. This problem will not exist when the other houses are finished and the road made up and surfaced.
If the weather is kind, there are places to enjoy it at the property with an outside terrace off the kitchen and flat roof has artificial turf and would be suitable for sunbathing (although no suitable furniture there when we visited). This is the only part of the property where a glimpse of the sea can be had when standing in the corner.
Not suitable for anyone with joint problems or poor mobility as stairs (quite steep) only access from bedrooms to living area and external metal stairs to the roof.
We did try and watch a DVD on the player, but it did not have any instructions and upon contacting the owner we were still unable to fast forward, pause or rewind even after replacing the batteries in remote control.
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Thanks to Sandra & family for a perfect place to explore a beautiful coastline. The property is spacious, well equipped & gorgeous interior. Hope to visit again as could not fault to property, service & location.
6x adults 2x children and our four legged friend had a wonderful stay here. The house, facilities and location were absolutely perfect and as a lovely sign inside says memories really are made at the beach. Highly recommended and would definitely come back.