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Avocet     Bigbury On Sea  South Hams   |   6 Bedrooms   |   6 Bathrooms   |   Web Ref: 3424  |   Sleeps 12
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Avocet   6 Bedrooms   |   6 Bathrooms   |   WiFi | Beach 185m | Sea Views | Hot Tub |   |   Sleeps 12

In Bigbury-on-Sea, just 200 yards up from the magnificent sandy beach, a huge, split-level, detached house, facing south with the most sensational panoramic views over the bay to Burgh Island and the coastline beyond. With a stunning contemporary design, every thought has gone into making this seaside home stylish and superbly comfortable, whilst the very latest green technology makes it possible to leave the smallest of footprints on this beautiful environment. Interiors are light, spacious, bright, everything generous and well done with good fabrics, relaxing colour schemes and oak or tiled floors throughout.

On the seaward side, a big, enclosed, lawned garden with little summer house (seating 4, best for children), paved suntrap patio (table/chairs, two barbecues), an elevated terrace (table/chairs, barbecue) and a 6-person hot tub, all ideally positioned to while away lazy days or balmy evenings enjoying the captivating coastal views and fabulous sunsets. You get to ‘live the view’ inside too, with big floor-to-ceiling windows on all three levels.

Large paved forecourt (high lockable gates to garden) with games garage (table tennis, Wii, space for watersports/beach gear) and short slope down to front door to entrance hall; huge light-filled kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, combi-microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker, food processor, panini maker and a Nespresso coffee maker) with glossy white units, shiny granite worktops, central island (halogen hob) and dining area (sliding door for winter cosiness) through to fabulous living room (TV/DVD/Blu-ray/PVR, iPod dock, woodburner); to show off the ever-changing 180 degree views and make the most of indoor/outdoor living, both rooms have sliding walls of glass and access to the deck, from which steps lead down to the garden and hot tub. Also on ground-level, a double bedroom (6' bed, TV/DVD) with en suite shower-room (suite); loo, utility room (second dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, freezer, larder fridge) with doors to garden and games garage.

From hall, open tread stairs up to impressive master double bedroom (6’ bed, TV/DVD) with walk-in dressing/cot room and en suite bathroom (suite plus separate shower with hand-shower attachments, twin washbasins) and fabulous views from floor-to-ceiling windows (door to small balcony).

More open tread oak stairs from ground floor down to lower ground floor and four large en suite bedrooms – an enormous second master double (6’ bed, TV) with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower, separate shower, twin washbasins) and a stylish twin (zip-linkable to 6’ double, TV) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath plus hand-shower), both facing the sea (views) with big sliding glazed doors to the garden; two further very smart twins, one (zip-linkable to 6’ double) with en suite shower-room (suite), the other with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath plus hand-shower).

Professional local caterers can be arranged. A stunning, stylish and comfortable year-round home; an outstanding example of 21st cent. design and technology.

  • Heating - Central Heating, Underfloor Heating, Woodburner
  • Linen and towels - Linen and duvets are provided free of charge, Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels)
  • Parking - Parking is off the public road on the grounds of the property
  • Pets - Pets are not allowed
  • Suitability - Smoking is NOT ALLOWED at this property, There is one travel cot and highchair at the property

The South Hams: Southernmost Devon; between the river Dart and river Tamar and south of Dartmoor, lush farmland and wooded river valleys turning to beautiful estuaries, its coast very beautiful and remarkably well preserved - sandy beaches and mighty cliffs between those estuaries, amazingly little sprawling modern ugliness. Inland too, away from main roads, it remains surprisingly peaceful.

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Among special coastal places are Dartmouth; sheltered Blackpool Sands; Slapton’s long curve of pebble beach and nature reserve lagoon; the cliffs about Start Point and Prawle Point, Bolt Head and Bolt Tail; East Portlemouth’s beach and Salcombe’s location and views; Thurlestone proving that family seaside places don’t need to be brash; Bigbury’s huge sands and the fun of getting to Burgh Island; waterside, oak-wood-sheltered Noss Mayo/Newton Ferrers; many others, less easy of access, are for you to discover.

Kingsbridge and Totnes, both old, attractive and small, are the towns at the area’s heart; Plymouth – the West Country’s biggest town, with Naval base, ferry port, theatre, cinemas, history, Hoe (great views) and Barbican (where the life is) – is on the area’s edge. Dartington Hall is an arts centre (films, plays, music, dance) with lovely gardens. Pleasure cruisers ply the Kingsbridge estuary and Dart and Tamar rivers.

Bigbury-on-Sea: village with south Devon’s biggest sandy beaches (The Venus Café, Takeaway and Surf School, seasonal beach shop), stretching to Burgh Island (The Pilchard pub; famous art deco hotel - you can walk to it at low tide, go by long-legged tractor at high; setting of Agatha Christie novels). Good windsurfing; fine cliffs for walking and sea-bird watching. Golf, 1 mile. Nearest shop, 3 miles. Kingsbridge, 10 miles; Salcombe, 15.


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