- Property code: 3PICK
- Changeover day: Saturday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
Close to the coast in the hamlet of St Anne’s Chapel is 3 Pickwick Cottages, a lovely and bright two bedroomed holiday cottage situated just 5 minutes’ drive from the golden sandy beaches of Bigbury on Sea, in the heart of the South Hams. Within walking distance of the well stocked superb village store and an excellent gastro pub, this pet friendly cottage offers the perfect South Devon base for a couple or a small family to enjoy the many local beaches and local towns. The sailing mecca of Salcombe and the beauty of the Dartmoor National Park are also both within easy reach and a must for any visitors to Devon.
Sloped path to Ground floor: Hallway to attractive lounge with solid oak floor, log burner, comfortable sofa and armchairs, flatscreen TV and DVD. Dining area to seat four, bookshelves with books and games. Kitchen with plenty of storage, electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, large fridge freezer, dishwasher. Staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with king size 5ft bed, hanging hooks and chest of drawers, with distant sea views. En suite shower room with shower cubicle, basin, heated towel rail and WC. Bedroom 2: 3ft Bunk beds with chest of drawers. Family bathroom with bath, pedestal basin, towel rail and WC.
Fully enclosed walled patio with built in charcoal barbecue (guests to provide their own charcoal)
Designated space for one, plus visitor parking
- Included: Bed linen and towels (not beach towels). Travel cot, highchair, two stairgates (top and bottom of stairs), electricity and electric central heating
- Pets: 1 well behaved dog welcome (not on furniture or upstairs) Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week
- Telephone: No telephone provided, mobile signal good. Good 3G coverage locally.WIFI available.
- Beach: Bigbury on Sea 3 miles Excellent Village Shop & Post Office adjacent Superb Village Pub restaurant next door
Golf: Bigbury 2 miles Town: Modbury 4 miles, Kingsbridge 7 miles
good location with lovely views. Heating system did not work properly but was fixed soon after reporting it. The cleaner had inadvertently switched off the fridge freezer ( possibly by pushing the bread bin back onto the wall switch ) we didn't notice this until 24 hours after arrival and had to throw some short life food out.
We had a fabulous time away from it all and everyone we met was so friendly. Will book with Toad Hall again.
Will only book with Toad Hall cottages in the future. Much more than we expected. Only wish you could cover the rest of England.
for standard of equipment see comment above
We loved our stay! It was a wonderfully presented house, in a glorious location with excellent directions. The whole place was well thought out for families, and I am so glad we chose it. Thankyou for a great first holiday as a family of 4!
Wonderful location in the heart of the village with great links to some beautiful beaches and walks. Loved the countryside and sea view from upstairs and the feel of the cottage was clean, rustic and captured every ounce of being by the sea. Will definitely be back!
A lovely cottage with sea views from upstairs. Great local shop within 20m, kids play park, and pub. Loved the log burner, selection of movies and the outdoor BBQ. A lovely holiday home!
Yes a real home from home, washing machine and WiFi would have made it perfect
The Pickwick Inn
(Less than a mile)
A 16th century inn with a large alfresco terrace and seasonal, predominantly Italian menus using locally sourced ingredients. Inside there is lots of seating and a warm and friendly atmosphere.
The Pickwick Inn, St Anns Chapel, Bigbury TQ7 4HQ (T: 01548 810310)
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Great service and great food! Try the pizza it is superb
We had a lovely Sunday roast here & it’s a nice pub ... not the cleanest (window frames etc) & this let it down. Food was great
We would have eaten here on arrival night but after waiting for an hour were told that they could not serve us, they appeared to be fairly disorganised.
Had a fabulous dinner here during our stay in Bigbury-on -Sea. All six of us really enjoyed our food, even my picky daughter. Worth visiting just for the chips. Really friendly staff and great service.
Nice place, friendly. Pizzas are very good.
We had a lovely meal here after recommendation from another pub who couldn't accommodate us for dinner. Great food and friendly staff who made us feel very welcome
We were not at all impressed with the meal which we had here. We did not consider returning.
Used this pub for a meal whilst on holiday. The food was absolutely beautiful. The pizza I had was as good as the ones I was served italy! Nice ambience, very relaxed, and the best thing was that they were dog friendly. They have a lovely big area for those with pets. So refreshing, as most holiday accommodations won't allow to leave your dog home, even for short periods and that can be restrictive if it's too warm to leave your dog in the car. Just wish this pub was my local!
Have visited every year since it re opened as an Italian, for the pizza which is our boy's favourite!! Sadly found that the food on the last visit was dissappointing....pizzas very greasy/oily.The service was rather lacklustre and laid back even though we were the only customers. When we mentioned this we were met with some indifference; we won't be returning this year. This was at lunchtime so maybe evening service is better?
Great value and good pizzas. We were surprised to find an Italian themed pub in the middle of nowhere but it works!
The Journeys End Inn
A good combination of friendly village local and destination food pub with plenty of space including a large beer garden for summer and cosy open fires in winter. The chef draws on his travels to create high quality British and Thai cuisine along with tempting deserts and healthy kid’s options.
The Journeys End Inn Ringmore, Kingsbridge TQ7 4HL (T: 01548 810205)
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A lovely pub and they made us and our dogs very welcome. The food is excellent.
Walk from car park is very steep for those with mobility issues. Even worse returning in the dark , no street lights. Not being locals we were unaware that the road went around in a loop! Food good.
We always enjoy a visit to the Journey's End. Excellent, well kept real ale, and, if we liked cider, would probably add a similar comment about that. Good food, using excellent local seasonal ingredients. The menu caters for a wide range of tastes and ages. Dogs welcome. Problem is booking a table, especially for a large family.
This delightful quintessentially 'olde world' country pub would make a good destination for lunch after a morning down at Ayrmer Cove. There's a link between the pub and the play of the same name written in 1928 by the writer RC Sherriff. Have a stroll around the impossibly pretty village of Ringmore and don't leave without visiting the 13th century church of All Hallows, where there's a magnificent and rare medieval wall painting.
Fabulous country pub excellent food, service and ale a wonderful experience chef here is exceptional
It looks so beautiful from the pictures, well it could be, under electric box cupboard and the dining room windowsill the cobwebs where that big we had clean them away. The bedroom with 3/4 bed was only big enough to house the bed no room either side. The armchair in the living room wasn't good to sit in it had collapsed & every time you sat in it you fell through it. Towels didn't smell fresh had to wash them before we could use them.
Our favourite pub, ever, in the world (and we've been around a bit!) We return again and again and again! The noodle dishes are amazing; I always promise myself I'll try something different but still keep gorging on noodles! Very excited to actually be staying in Ringmore this time round (usually we are in Bigbury on Sea) so plan lots of meals here! The beer battered cod was great too and nearly defeated a ravenous young chap - no mean feat! The building itself is brilliant with lots of little rooms and a great atmosphere. When we were there last they were setting up a pizza oven in the garden...can't wait to go back and try it! Yum yum!
The Oyster Shack
In a glorious location overlooking the Avon Estuary, Devon’s award winning seafood restaurant serves local oysters and other super fresh sustainable seafood in a laid back setting. Menus updated daily with what’s been landed that morning, a large sunny terrace, chilled wine and delicious cocktails make this a popular choice.
The Oyster Shack Stakes Hill, Bigbury TQ7 4BE (T: 01548 810876)
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We loved The Oyster Shack, great service and good value. Very dog friendly and they even have a dog menu for your hungry pups
Actually visited twice plus a take away. Staff went out of their way to be helpful and excellent food, especially the oysters!
An excellent venue, we had a lovely meal here,
Went for a late lunch, it's very Mediterranean in style. The food was very tasty but portions were small and in order to have sufficient nutritional intake you needed to order extras - no veg or potatoes included in price of main.
Friendly and zingy place to eat in an interesting location. A nice alternative to some of the more traditional restaurants and pubs. Good food but not dog friendly.
Great food, friendly service. Excellent.
One of our favourite places and it never disappoints. The food was as good as ever.
Lovely meal here exceptional fish dishes not cheap but we were on holiday!
Very disappointed with the slow service. The food was ok but certainly not somewhere we would not race to go again.
Quaint location. You wouldn't know it was there unless someone had told you about it. Every friendly staff, lovely oysters and lobster. Not a place to go unless you like seafood, but great if you do
A great fishy experience
Great on a sunny day
The Dolphin Inn
A classic village pub in the heart of the village, popular with the locals and walkers on the South West Coast Path. Here you will find a short menu of well cooked, quality pub favourites and local ales and ciders, all served by friendly staff.
The Dolphin Inn Kingston, Kingsbridge TQ7 4QE (T: 01548 810314)
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Lovely ploughman's lunch in the beer garden. So much cheese we were able to take it home and make sandwiches for 2 people for our journey home the next day!
We visited this lovely pub/restaurant last week whilst staying at Wildgoose Barn and Creamery. It had a lovely hospitable atmosphere and the food was excellent and very generous portions! Service was excellent and we would highly recommend it.
Lovely food and very friendly staff.
The Fisherman's Rest
A large riverside pub with extensive menu catering for most tastes, including a dedicated gluten free menu. Eat in the sit down restaurant or at the bar where regional beers are sold, along with a wide range of wines and other drinks.
The Fisherman’s Rest Fore Street, Aveton Gifford TQ7 4JL (T: 01548 550284)
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Cold atmosphere, locals made you feel welcome, but the landlady! Food just like your mom would have made 30 years ago, microwaved, drab and unimaginative.
Nice pub food and friendly staff.
Bigbury Golf Club
A friendly cliff top golf course close to Kingsbridge, Bigbury Golf Club is a links course with spectacular views of the South Devon coast. It is an 18-hole course where you can play as an individual or as part of a group. It’s 6,035 yards for men, 5,544 for ladies and par is 70 and 73 respectively. There’s a clubhouse with a restaurant and bar, but remember that dress should be smart/casual at all times, and in the clubhouse they ask that you don’t wear golf shoes, hats, untailored shorts, general beach wear, collarless tee shirts and non-golf sportswear like tracksuits and rugby shirts. The club offers rates for groups of 6-14 and society golf days for numbers over 14. Green fees are seasonal and depend on the time of day that you’re visiting so keep an eye on the website for full details.
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Good course to play. Very hilly on the front 9. Don't forget the VIP card for the discount. You can book tee times on their website. Take plenty of balls if it's windy. ????
Friendly and a lovely course, with great views. Tricky in any wind!
Discovery Surf School
Based at Bigbury-on-Sea and Challaborough Bay, Discovery Surf is a fun, friendly and professional environment where the team always have a smile and a word of encouragement to go with their expert tuition. Providing the opportunity to quite literally interact with South Devon’s primary asset - the environment - they offer lessons, courses and equipment hire, as well as Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking.
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Excellent lesson in tough conditions on a windy down a Bigbury, really clear instruction, great place to srat and get in to surfing
Had a great lesson with Discovery Surf. Two hours on the Sedgewell side of Bigbury Beach. All equipment provided, the guys really knew their stuff and we were on our feet in no time. Such a buzz, definitely recommend trying it out if you've not surfed before or want to build up your confidence in the sea.
Bantham Surfing Academy
Operating from the car park at postcard perfect surfer’s paradise Bantham Beach, Bantham Surfing Academy is run by experienced SurfingGB qualified instructors who offer tuition and coaching for all levels, including beginners, as well as supervised surfing sessions and a Kids Club. In addition to surfing lessons, the team offer Stand Up Paddle Boarding lessons, hire and tours around Burgh Island and the River Avon, and lifeguard and surf instructor tuition and qualifications.
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Enjoy 10% off group surf lesson or SUP lesson for 4 people or more. Booking code ‘TOADHALLSURFER’
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My granddaughter had expert tuition and was so thrilled to be able to stand on her board. She was well looked after (5yrs)
The Voyage Spa
Indulge in a spot of pampering at The Voyage Spa in Thurlestone's iconic hotel. Having recently gone under a complete refurbishment, this beautiful spa combines luxurious modern facilities with a boutique touches to celebrate the regions nautical past. There are three beauty rooms offering a range of treatments as well as a pool, sauna, hydrotherapy pool, fitness studio, steam room and a laconium.
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Thurlestone Golf Club
On the coast with spectacular views of the sea, Thurlestone Golf Club can be seen from the beach and is fortunate enough to be on a beautiful section of the South West Coast Path. The 18-hole course is a mix of links and cliff top terrain and aims to cater to all ages and abilities with a variety of tees. All visitors are welcome and will be pleased to know that there are two bars on site as well as a separate dining room. Green fees vary according to the season but start at £36 per person in the low season. As with most golf courses, there is a dress code so golf shoes must be worn and denim isn’t allowed, but a full list or restrictions are listed on their main website.
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A lovely beach at the end of a beautiful valley. Absolutely perfect for dogs and never busy.
Parked in the NT car park at Ringmore and took the 15 min walk down to the beach. Saw a beautiful sunset and had the place to ourselves. Bliss
What a fantastic place. So quiet - we had the whole beach to ourselves a lot of the time. Our dogs loved it.
A lovely quiet cove, with excellent rock pools at low tide. No sand but the kids enjoy it as an alternative to the massive sandy beaches at Bigbury and Bantham.
stunning little beach, very quiet and great for snorkelling
Beautiful cove. Very quiet with lots of bird life.
Well worth the walk with beautiful views of Burgh island from the coast path. We were the only ones there on a very sunny day in April. Perfect.
Simply stunning and well worth the steep (ish) walk down from the National Trust car park at Ringmore. When there - it's hard to imagine the horrors of today's modern world.
Gorgeous beach for an evening swim and barbecue. So peaceful and beautiful
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Glorious especially at low tide.
Best beach in the South Hams.
Can get busy with surfers, but a beautiful place with a wide sandy beach. Lots of room for everyone.
Beautiful beach. Nightmare of a road (especially in high season) to get to it. Worth it though when you get there.
A short walk (less than a mile) from Thurlestone, this is a stunning beach. Lots of shallow water with sand underfoot, truly amazing.
Fantastic sandy beach and so big. My dog loved running around and jumping into the water. Plenty of space for all.
Bigbury on Sea
It won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has visited that Bigbury on Sea is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Perfect for sand castles and rock pooling as well as tucking into lengthy summer picnics, it is an unusual beach to visit because the tide comes in from both sides. As a result, it is an endless source of fascination for children, not least for its sea tractor which provides transport from one end of the beach to the other in order to reach Burgh Island. Burgh Island is connected to mainland England by the beach alone, it’s home to the famous art deco Burgh Island Hotel which has hosted Agatha Christie and Noel Coward since its incarnation in 1929, and has even made an appearance in the TV adaptation of Christie’s Poirot. On a practical note there is on-site parking available close to the beach with daily charges from £3.50. Toilets and shower facilities with disabled access are also nearby, and lifeguards are present from May to September. The Venus café offers teas, coffees and other refreshments including the ice creams that are of such fundamental importance for a day at the beach. Meanwhile, dog lovers will be pleased to know that four legged friends are welcome at Bigbury on Sea, but restrictions apply from 1st May until 30th September. Ultimately, Bigbury on Sea is a supremely beautiful location and fun family day out with abundant wildlife to enjoy and coastal footpaths to explore as well, making it a wonderful destination to visit on holiday in Devon, no matter what time of the year it is.
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Excellent beach for small children. Very clean. The sea tractor gave it an added dimension. Our 2 year old granddaughter loved riding on it!
Fab, sand spit beach, covered at high tide, access to Burgh island. An absolute must.
Gorgeous beach - very large and areas suitable for dogs. Check tides before you go. Walk over to Burgh island is great. Good toilets and shop - very clean.
Wonderful beach and great view of Burgh Island and the marvellous hotel.
Spent a happy afternoon watching the sea.
Perfect location. Excellent to walk across the tombolo and explore the island. Very safe for dogs. We visited on a very sunny day in April and were lucky to get a free parking spot right by the slipway. Views from the top are wonderful. Watching the waves meet from both directions is fascinating.
Great beach for walking the dog - only part of the beach is restricted. Not overcrowded as we visited out of season and some lovely views in all directions.
Lovely place. Child friendly with fantastic views. Only downside is the dogs that are allowed on. It can get very busy in high season and the dogs can be a pain if running loose especially if you have got little ones. We have got a dog so it's not because we aren't dog lovers!
Rather run down and disappointing that visitors are made to feel rather unwanted with only a small section of the pub open to non-residents and the hotel off limits completely to non-residents. View from the top lovely, but I wouldn't drive miles and miles to visit. What attracted me was the parting of the sea and that was a lovely view
Fantastic unique place with sea both sides of the beach when the tide is out and Burgh Island to walk to with a lovely old pub but inefficient service.
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Glorious beach at the mouth of the Erme. Narrow lanes and very limited parking. No toilets, cafes etc - wonderful! Turning circle for cars just before the beach but expect to have to reverse back up the access lane to allow cars that are leaving to go back. A nightmare on Bank Holidays - parking almost impossible and expect to have to negotiate very tight spaces.
Lovely beach but bit of a trek for little ones