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Holiday cottages in Bigbury, Devon

SX6646 : Bigbury CourtSX6646 : St Lawrence, Bigbury, DevonSX6647 : Lane to the Holy Well and Holwell FarmSX6746 : Field Gateway at the Top of Stakes HillSX6745 : The valley of the River Avon from a field north of LincombeSX6746 : Avon Estuary Walk
The south of England has many hidden gems along its coast. Bigbury-on-Sea is one such place. Located on the south Devon coast, the village of Bigbury offers a peaceful and relaxing refuge to anyone wishing to escape their daily grind for a few days or more. Here you can just relax and soak up the unique atmosphere of coastal Devon.

Accommodation in and around this area is mostly in the form of rental property accommodation such as apartments and cottages to rent. Self catering accommodation is definitely recommended for anyone staying a week or more. In addition to the comfort and convenience that you’d expect from any good hotel or bed and breakfast establishment, a holiday cottage also gives you independence. You’re not anyone’s guest; you’re in your own domain and can come and go when you please without causing a nuisance to anyone else. Cottages for rent are available at the nearby Burgh Island Causeway Resort, and like all rented UK cottages, you can rest assured that the standard of your rented cottage will be high.

This coastal area of Devon is noted for its sandy beaches, which are the longest in coastal South Devon. Surfing and kayaking are popular activities here due to the favourable wind and wave conditions typical of this part of the south coast of England. Nearby Burgh Island is a great place to explore and can be reached on foot from Bigbury-on-sea when the tide is out, a distance of 270 yards. Otherwise, the normal way to cross to and from Burgh Island is by ‘long-legged tractor’, an elevated oddity of a vehicle, designed to be impervious to rising tides.

Devon is also noted for its picturesque landscapes, and the South Devon Coastal Path passes behind the village. This path is a section of the long South West Coast Path, which is designated as a ‘National Trail’. If you like walking, you can take on a manageable stretch of this trail, one of Britain’s longest, at your leisure. Enjoy the fantastic landscapes and seascapes that unfold before you – and don’t forget to take your camera with you.

SX6646 : St Lawrence, Bigbury, Devon - East end