Fisherman’s Cottage is on Burgh Island and is situated at the waters edge on the sheltered leeward side of the Island. It has truly magnificent views from all rooms towards Bantham and the Avon Estuary.
Burgh Island is just 300 yards offshore from Bigbury on Sea and is situated midway between Plymouth and Salcombe. At low tide a wide expanse of sandy beach is exposed between the Island and the Mainland and during this time it is possible to drive over, When the tide is in however access to the Island is by the 10 ton Sea Tractor.
There are only a few properties on Burgh Island in addition to Fisherman’s Cottage. These include the upmarket Burgh Island Hotel and the Pilchard Inn that dates back to 1336.
A new contemporary kitchen has recently been fitted. It includes a large fridge/freezer and a breakfast bar with spectacular views.
Fisherman’s Cottage sleeps five Adults in one single and two double bedrooms. In addition there is sleeping accommodation in the roof space although it has very limited headroom. It is therefore not suitable for the very young or older people but has proved to be popular for those in between with a sense of adventure.
The downstairs bedroom has a very unusual ensuite bathroom. It is actually built into an old lime kiln and the original roof has been retained. The view through the French Doors is towards the Avon Estuary and it is rather pleasant to sit in bed with an early morning cup of tea and watch the cormorants diving for fish.
Fisherman's Cottage has a shower room upstairs fitted with a shower, toilet and wash basin, as well as a washing machine/tumble dryer.
The lounge area has a large picture window and patio doors leading to a patio area. There is a TV, DVD and CD player in addition to Wi-Fi and the use of the cottage telephone for free landline calls. The views from the picture window and patio are superb.
There is a lawned area right by the waters edge to the side of the cottage. This area catches the sun all day and there is a store for the 2 kayaks that guests are welcome to use.
Fisherman's Cottage, Burgh Island. TQ7 4BJ
(more detailed instruction will be given when you book )
M5 to Exeter
M5 becomes the A38
26 miles later, at Wrangaton Cross, take the A3121 signposted Ermington
1 1/4 miles later at the Kitterford Cross Junction turn right on the A3121
(Signposted Ermington 4)
After 5 miles, at Hollowcombe Cross, turn left onto the A379, and keep left towards Modbury
Go through Modbury and, at the top of the hill, turn right at Harraton Cross onto the B3392
(Brown Signpost Burgh Island 5)
5 miles later go through the Bigbury on Sea Car Park and drive across the sand to the Island
(full details of Tide Times and how to drive over will be given when you book)
Follow the Kingsbridge signs from the City Centre. After Modbury as above.
As a resident you have the right to drive across the beach and park one car on the Island.
Contact us for details of parking for a second car.