Burgh Island

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.

The Cottage

The cottage was virtually rebuilt in 1989 but we have retained the original exterior although it has been completely renovated inside. It sleeps five adults in two double and one single bedroom. The cottage has a lounge, well equipped kitchen/diner, a bathroom and separate shower room. Outside is a lawned area that catches the sun all day.

John Doe

Kitchen & Dining

A new contemporary kitchen has recently been fitted. It includes a large fridge/freezer and a breakfast bar with spectacular views.

Jane Helf


Fisherman’s Cottage sleeps five Adults in one single and two double bedrooms. The double bedrooms have King size Vi-Spring beds and both have views through French Doors 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.

The downstairs bedroom has a very unusual ensuite bathroom. It is actually an old lime kiln and the original roof has been retained.

Joshua Insanus


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.

Get in Touch

Please feel free to call or email us for further information or to check availability.

Contact Details

  • david@fishermanscottagebigbury.co.uk
  • 01392 272 896
  • All correspondence to:
  • David Pearse
    New North Road
    EX4 4AG

Find us


Fisherman's Cottage, Burgh Island. TQ7 4BJ

from London or the Midlands

(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)

From Plymouth

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.