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Avocet

Bigbury-on-Sea, DevonSleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Bathrooms: 6

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Whether it’s from the gorgeous master suite, the elevated terrace or the hot tub, taking a moment to appreciate Avocet’s incredible sea views is a must.

Spacious, luxurious and unique, Avocet in Bigbury-on-Sea evokes nostalgic memories of sandy seaside holidays. Overlooking the iconic Burgh Island and glistening seas beyond, this striking property combines modern interior touches with traditional coastal living.

The beautifully designed open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge lead onto an elevated terrace, with mesmerising views across the South Devon coastline. The natural colours of the surrounding environment are reflected in the golden oak floors, textured furniture and subtle nautical accessories.

The lawned garden and abundance of outdoor space invite al fresco relaxation, while the bubbling hot tub and secluded swing set are made for nights beneath the stars. Come together as a group and indulge in seafood barbeques on the patio after long days exploring the surrounding coastline. 

Spanning the first floor is the elegantly styled master bedroom, complete with a super king size bed, enormous en-suite and walk-in wardrobe. With easy access from the living areas, the super king bedroom on the ground floor is perfect for guests with limited mobility. Tucked away on the lower ground floor are four more bedrooms with dedicated en-suites: two zip and link beds for added flexibility, one super king and one twin.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the golden sands of Bigbury Beach are a stone’s throw from Avocet. At low tide, the beach extends to the mystical Burgh Island, famed for its literary links to Agatha Christie. At high tide, take a ride across the water on the unique sea tractor and while away tranquil hours exploring the island’s wild shoreline. A haven for families, walkers and watersports enthusiasts, Bigbury-on-Sea is an unforgettable holiday destination. What’s more, with charming harbour towns like Salcombe and Dartmouth nearby, Avocet is ideally located for exploring the stunning South Hams.

 

  • Sea-view hot tub
  • Games room
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private first floor master suite
  • Elevated terrace for al fresco dining
  • Short walk from Bigbury Beach

Our favourite features

A real family-oriented home, we love Avocet’s enclosed garden and bubbling sea-view hot tub. Its games room and accessible ground floor bedroom promise to bring large groups together.

 Concierge

Exclusive concierge

We recommend...

A fishing trip to Start Bay, South Devon's accessible fishing beach

Black tie dinner and drinks in The Grand Ballroom at Burgh Island Hotel

Heading to Pennywell Farm for a family-friendly day trip

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More about theGround Floor

Kitchen and Breakfast Room

Featuring glossy white units and a freestanding central island, the kitchen is bright and spacious. Invite the outside in on a warm afternoon by sliding open the vast patio doors and flooding the space with natural light. Kitted out with a Bosch double oven, separate electric hob, Bosch fridge-freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine, the breakfast room has a fresh and modern feel. With a large dining table comfortably seating 12 guests, it’s a fabulous setting to celebrate special occasions with picturesque sea views.

Lounge

With an impressive freestanding wood burner taking centre stage, the lounge is a tranquil space designed for rest and relaxation. The flat screen LG Smart OLED TV with sound bar and Blu-ray player provide a welcome opportunity to unwind with a family film night. Sink into the luxurious corner sofa or transform the space into a sociable hub by pulling up the quirky rattan chairs and getting everyone involved in a board game.

Games Room

A fantastic space for entertaining, the games room is complete with DPT pool table, flat screen LG TV and a Nintendo Wii. Gather the group after dinner and introduce some friendly competition to your holiday – a great way to keep the young ones occupied while adults enjoy a drink over a game of pool.

Bedroom Six

With a super king size bed and Samsung TV, the ground floor bedroom is ideally positioned for easy access across the entire floor. A large wardrobe provides plenty of storage, while the stylish en-suite boasts a large walk-in shower with waterfall head, as well as underfloor heating.

Utility Room

Housing the Bosch washing machine and tumble dryer as well as an additional dishwasher and AEG larder fridge-freezer, the utility room provides plenty of storage.

More about theLower Ground

Bedroom Two

With a super king size bed, large double wardrobe and LG Smart TV, this room is calming and understated. Savour idyllic views of the lawn from the armchair or slip out into the garden to relish the morning rays on the other side of the sliding glass doors. The en-suite bathroom has distinctive his and hers sinks and a bath, as well as a large waterfall shower.

Bedroom Three

As you enter this sleek double bedroom, the space is awash with light. Plentiful storage and an LG Smart TV add a touch of home, while the super king size zip and link bed provides flexible sleeping arrangements through the option of two single beds. The stylish en-suite bathroom is complete with a large bath and waterfall shower.

Bedroom Four

Seek comfort and refuge in this luxurious bolthole. Doubling up as a versatile zip and link, the super king size bed and separate sofa make this room a great space to relax. There’s a walk-in shower in the en-suite bathroom and large windows let in plenty of light.

Bedroom Five

Thoughtfully furnished with twin beds and child-friendly interiors including a swivel chair and nautical blinds, this bedroom exudes fun and personality. The chest of drawers, wardrobe and bookcase provide generous storage, while the large en-suite accommodates invigorating showers or relaxing soaks in the bath.

More about theFirst Floor

Master Bedroom

Commanding picturesque views of Devonian seas and the iconic Burgh Island, the stylish master bedroom occupies the entire first floor. With glass doors opening out onto the balcony and large Velux windows, the space is light and airy. A super king size bed lies at the heart of the room, providing blissful seclusion for quiet mornings and cosy nights, while the Toshiba TV and DVD player accommodate indoor entertainment.

Benefiting from a spacious dressing room with ample storage, the master bedroom is an elegant space, complete with tasteful teal furnishings.

En-suite

Let the warmth of the underfloor heating invite you into the generous en-suite, beautifully finished in neutral tones. With a walk-in shower, his and hers sinks and a large bath, this bathroom provides plenty of space for get-up-and-go mornings and relaxing evening soaks. A charming porthole window adds character, while a Velux window and an abundance of storage ensures the space is fresh and functional.

More about theExterior

Garden

Take a seat at the large dining table with space for eight or venture a few footsteps across the lawn to the secluded wooden swing to while away the hours with a good book. Accessible through the kitchen’s expansive sliding doors as well as the garden, Avocet’s elevated terrace is a great spot for a breakfast banquet as you watch the sun glide across the morning sky.

Children will love playing on the grass as the evening draws near, while the barbeque encourages al fresco family meals following sandy adventures on Bigbury-on-Sea Beach. 

Parking

There’s space to park up to four cars at the front of the property. A handy space for storing beach equipment and wetsuits, there’s also a shed conveniently located outside the games room.

Hot Tub

Relax long into the evening with a blissful soak under starry skies. Enjoying its elevated position in the garden, the hot tub* looks out across Bigbury’s ever changing tides.

*Please note: the hot tub is emptied and cleaned out after every booking. Occasionally this may result in the hot tub not being up to maximum temperature on the first night of your arrival. The hot tub may also require a mid-stay service or maintenance check.

Key details

Sleeps

12

Changeover day

Friday for peak periods, flexibility at other times and for short breaks

Arrival and departure

Arrival from 4:30pm, departure by 10am

Please note that to manage the risks associated with COVID-19, there’ll be some adjustments to our normal service. Guests will be notified of specific changes ahead of their stay, including additional safety measures and consequently, any necessary changes to arrival and departure times. Some properties are currently operating a 6pm check-in time.

Bed linen

High quality bed linen supplied and changed weekly

Towels

Each guest has one hand towel, bath sheet and leisure towel

Pet-friendly

Yes (two maximum). £50 per week for the first dog, then £25 per week for the second dog. Read this property’s dog rules here.

Mobile reception

Click for information

Refundable security deposit

£1000

Additional information

There are steps around the internal and external areas of the property.

This property can accommodate stairgates. Please speak to our team about bringing your own with you or possible hire.

The hot tub is emptied and cleaned out after every booking. Occasionally this may result in the hot tub not being up to maximum temperature on the first night of your arrival. The hot tub may also require a mid-stay service or maintenance check.

If you’d like to check any specific information that isn't mentioned in our descriptions, please call us and speak to our Property Advisors or see our FAQs page.

Inclusions

  • Inclusive concierge service
  • Welcome hamper to include local produce
  • Wi-Fi
  • One travel cot and one highchair
  • Two stairgates (self-assembly required)
  • Logs for the wood burner
  • Underfloor heating
  • Cost of utilities

Facilities

  • Parking for four cars
  • Gas barbeque
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Pool table
  • Wood burner
  • LG Smart TV with sound bar
  • Netflix, Amazon Prime and BT YouView
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Blu-ray player
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Landline telephone (contribution for calls made)

Check Availability

Changeover day not right for you? Call 01208 895570 as outside of peak times, we can sometimes offer some flexibility.

Changeover day not right for you? Call 01208 895570 as outside of peak times, we can sometimes offer some flexibility.

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Please click on your preferred arrival and departure dates on the calendar to get started.

A full price list can be seen below.

Short breaks are not available for your dates.

Please extend your dates, check the price list below to see seasonal periods where short breaks are available or contact us for assistance.

This property has a Friday changeover day.

Short breaks can also be booked online for dates within the Friday-Friday window.

Please adjust your dates or contact us for assistance.

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Number of nights7
Holiday Cost:
33% deposit to secure your stay today
Remaining balance due 6 weeks before your stay0
Security deposit due 1 week before your stay0
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Seasonal week and short break pricing

Date7 Nights3 Nights4 Nights5 Nights
21 Sep - 14 Oct 2021 £3150 £2950 £3000 £3050
15 Oct - 28 Oct 2021 £3360 - - -
29 Oct - 19 Dec 2021 £2400 £2200 £2250 £2300
20 Dec - 26 Dec 2021 £3750 - - £3550
27 Dec - 05 Jan 2022 £3750 - - £3550
06 Jan - 10 Feb 2022 £2600 £2400 £2450 £2500
11 Feb - 24 Feb 2022 £2600 - - -
25 Feb - 31 Mar 2022 £2600 £2400 £2450 £2500
01 Apr - 21 Apr 2022 £4250 - - -
22 Apr - 26 May 2022 £3550 £3150 £3250 £3350
27 May - 02 Jun 2022 £5450 - - -
03 Jun - 23 Jun 2022 £3950 £3550 £3650 £3750
24 Jun - 30 Jun 2022 £5450 - - -
01 Jul - 14 Jul 2022 £5750 - - -
15 Jul - 01 Sep 2022 £6250 - - -
02 Sep - 08 Sep 2022 £5450 - - -
09 Sep - 29 Sep 2022 £3950 £3550 £3650 £3750
30 Sep - 20 Oct 2022 £3250 £3050 £3100 £3150
21 Oct - 03 Nov 2022 £3550 - - -
04 Nov - 19 Dec 2022 £2600 £2400 £2450 £2500
20 Dec - 26 Dec 2022 £3950 - - £3750
27 Dec - 04 Jan 2023 £3950 - - £3750

Bigbury-on-Sea

Beaches and watersports

The prestigious Blue Flag beach of Bigbury-on-Sea is perfect for families. Joined by a causeway to the iconic Burgh Island, the chance to cross the beach on the world’s only sea tractor is not to be missed. Other beautiful sandy beaches in the area include Bantham, Thurlestone, South Milton and the pretty Hope Cove, while decent swells at the nearby Challabrough and Mothercombe make both perfect for surfing.

Outdoor pursuits

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are several gorgeous walks surrounding Bigbury-on-Sea. Follow the coast path along the Avon Estuary towards Aveton Gifford before crossing the bridge and returning towards Bantham or venture a little further out to Blackdown Rings. Pick up the golf clubs and visit the immaculate courses at Bigbury, Thurlestone or Dartmouth. Alternatively, take a day trip to Start Bay and experience the biggest and most accessible fishing beach in South Devon.

Food and drink

Take a step back in time with the famous art deco Burgh Island Hotel, hosting black tie dinners every evening. For exceptional seafood, head to The Oyster Shack and relax on the terrace with a refreshing drink. The Pilchard Inn and The Journey’s End Inn both offer a great spot for a pint of local ale, while a little further afield in Dartmouth sits the wonderful Seahorse Restaurant, owned by Mitch Tonks. For a light lunch, head to Venus Café on Bigbury beach for a much needed energy boost in between exploring South Devon's waters. 

Time for pampering

For a day of rest and relaxation, The Voyage Spa at The Thurlestone Hotel in Kingsbridge is a must visit. One of the finest spas in South Devon, it offers sweeping sea views and a great range of health and beauty treatments, alongside an indoor pool, steam room and sauna. If a day trip is on the cards, head to Dartmouth or Salcombe and be tempted by treatments at the fantastic The Dartmouth and Salcombe Harbour spas by the water. Whatever you choose, you're sure to leave feeling replenished and renewed. 

InclusiveConcierge

From the moment of booking one of our luxury holiday homes, our bespoke concierge service is provided at no additional cost.

With extensive insider knowledge and local expertise, our team can arrange anything from private chefs to one-to-one surf tuition and in-house spa therapists. We’re also on hand to help plan special occasions and events, whether you’d like a locally sourced cake or pre-arranged flower deliveries.

Our team can also remove the hassle from planning those smaller practical details. We have a bank of trusted local contacts, so we can organise everything to ensure you have a stress-free holiday, from babysitters to taxi reservations and extra housekeeping.

Whatever you decide, our concierge team will be on hand to fill your getaway with creativity, relaxation and adventure.

Customer Reviews

See what previous guests have to say from our guestbooks, direct messages and online reviews. We also visit every property - and even stay in many of them too - so whether it's about the house or the local area, our team of experts can provide personal insights to help find the perfect property for you. 

Avocet was the perfect bolt hole for a mid pandemic break. The house was reassuringly spotlessly clean, bright and airy with stunning views over to Burgh Island and easy access to the beach and coastal path. Balm to the soul during these troubled times! The staff at Perfect Stays couldn't have been more helpful. Thank you for a truly relaxing break.

The Thornton Family, Leistershire | Trustpilot - March 2021

Great house for large group, well equipped and with every comfort, very easy to live in.

The Ashby Family, Pershore - June 2021

Avocet was the perfect bolt hole for a mid pandemic break. The house was reassuringly spotlessly clean, bright and airy with stunning views over to Burgh Island and easy access to the beach and coastal path. Balm to the soul during these troubled times! The staff at Perfect Stays couldn't have been more helpful. Thank you for a truly relaxing break.

The Thornton Family, Leistershire | Trustpilot - March 2021

Great house for large group, well equipped and with every comfort, very easy to live in.

The Ashby Family, Pershore - June 2021

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