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Unique holidays in our converted barn

Hexdown is a collection of beautifully converted farm buildings and barns in Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon. One of the barns is a luxurious stone conversion available for self catering holidays, all year round. We live full time in one of the other barns and are on hand to offer help and advice.

The barn - known as Owl's Roost - has been finished to an extremely high standard and contains many individual and interesting features. Great care has been taken to furnish and equip the building to create an atmosphere of ‘your home away from home’. The perfect location for family holidays in South Devon.

Owl’s Roost, has four bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a large double height lounge with stairs up to a stunning mezzanine floor. The barn can accommodate up to ten people. It has its own private garden and ample parking is available. We are dog friendly and welcome well behaved dogs.

Hexdown is situated in a hidden valley reached by a private road shared with Bigbury Golf Club. It has stunning views over the River Avon and surrounding countryside. Owl's Roost is within walking distance of several safe and sandy beaches and also Burgh Island, linked to the mainland by a tidal causeway. The island is a unique spot with its romantic and eccentric Art Deco hotel and 14C inn, ‘The Pilchards’. In addition the village of Bigbury, within a mile’s drive, boasts a further two public houses and two well equipped shops. South Devon in general and in particular the Bigbury Bay area, has great beaches and a wonderful, varied coastline, ideal for walking.

Hexdown provides the ideal holiday base for families wanting a ‘Swallows and Amazons’ type adventure exploring the River Avon, or for energetic types wanting to take part in the sailing, surfing, golf and many other activities the area has to offer.

The magic of Hexdown holiday homes is in its unique location in the heart of an area of outstanding beauty. A long way away from the ‘madding crowds’, nestling at the bottom of a private lane, the atmosphere is one of peace and tranquillity.


Owl's Roost

A truly fabulous holiday rental – this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom inverted barn conversion has gardens front and rear (sleeps 8-10). The ground floor of the barn consists of a large en-suite master bedroom with king size iron bed, a smaller double bedroom and 2 twin bedded rooms, with a large family bathroom. There is also a utility room with sink, washing machine and tumble drier on this floor.

Upstairs there is a well equipped kitchen, magnificent lounge and a large mezzanine with bar billiards table and extra beds. There is also a games room with table tennis and darts.


Owl's Roost has stunning views over the surrounding countryside and is located in the middle of Bigbury Golf Course, close to the River Avon and within walking distance of several beaches and Burgh Island. 

2019 Tariff

Low season:   January, February, March, October, November and December

Mid season:   April, May, June, September plus February & October half terms

High season:   July, August, Easter, May Bank holidays & Christmas/New Year


Prices include all linen and towels (except beach towels)

NB: Friday is changeover day for weekly rentals

Shorter breaks also available - please call or email for details

Owl's Roost (up to 10 people)

Low season:   £850 per week

Mid season:    £1250 per week

High season:   £1800 per week

Walking There are numerous walks along the Avon Estuary, whilst the South West Coastal Path is easy to follow and has stunning scenery and spectacular views. Dartmoor, a few miles to the north, also contains many interesting walks in an area of natural beauty.


Swimming The South Hams offers an incredible choice of safe, sandy beaches with very good surf at Bantham and Bigbury, where lifeguards are present. Good swimmers will love the estuary swim, gliding on the outgoing tide towards the sea, or in reverse when the tide comes rushing in, towards the quay at Bantham.

Surfing Bantham and Bigbury-On-Sea are very popular with surfers, kite surfers and body boarders. In fact, Bigbury has been voted one of the top 10 surfing beaches in "The Times - Britain's Top 50 Beaches" supplement. There is an excellent surf school (Discovery Surf) based in Bigbury car park, which offers lessons to all ages.

Golf Bigbury Golf Course only minutes away is a very friendly club offering great value golf with stunning views over the Avon estuary towards Bantham and Burgh Island. On the other side of the estuary lies the spectacular Thurlestone course, which is a good test especially in windy conditions.

Tennis Ivybridge has an indoor centre with excellent facilities. Tennis can also be enjoyed at Thurlestone Golf Club, which boasts 12 courts, both grass and all-weather and courts can be hired at nearby Modbury and Aveton Gifford.

Bird Watching The Tidal Road area between Bigbury and Aveton Gifford is filled with a wonderful array of birds - Oystercatchers, Curlews, Sandpipers, Redshanks, Egrets and Swans to name but a few.


Fishing There are opportunities to fish for Bass on the Avon, whilst sea trips are available from Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Bigbury-on-Sea.

Information on the Kingsbridge area


Information on the Dartmoor area


Bigbury Golf Club


Thurlestone Golf Club


Bantham Sands tide times


The South Hams beaches


Professional surf coaching

for all ages and levels

Walking routes and maps



Local eaterie and friendly bar



The Oyster Shack Seafood Restaurant


For a special treat eat at

The Burgh Island Hotel...

or enjoy a pint in the unique Pilchard Inn


The Local Area​

South Hams With its lush farmland, wooded river valleys and beautiful coastline, including a wealth of sandy beaches, the South Hams is blessed with spectacular scenery, but remains surprisingly peaceful. ‘Hammes’ is an old English word meaning sheltered place. The climate is very mild, as the area is shielded by Dartmoor to the north and its coastline is caressed by the Gulf Stream. So early springs and balmy autumns are the norm.

Bigbury Hexdown is situated in the middle of a superbly located golf course, offering stunning views, over the Avon estuary towards Bantham and Burgh Island. About a mile from Bigbury is St Ann’s Chapel, where ther is a wonderful shop selling an abundance of local produce. The pub opposite, The Pickwick Inn, is a friendly locals' bar and restaurant serving simple but delicious food.

Bigbury-on-Sea Boasts an amazing sandy beach excellent for swimming and surfing and very popular with families. Two cafes are within walking distance.

Burgh Island Across the causeway from Bigbury-On-Sea, is a small tidal island with its fascinating Art Deco Hotel and Agatha Christie / Poirot connections, along with the Pilchard Inn, a 14th century hostelry steeped in history, once a favourite haunt for smugglers. At high tide the island can only be reached by an exciting ride on the long-legged sea tractor.

Bantham Lies on the other side of the estuary from Bigbury. It is a pretty little village with a very good pub, The Sloop, and the most wonderful unspoilt beach with sand dunes, rock pools and large car park.

Thurlestone 1.5 miles along the coast from Bantham lies the village of Thurlestone, which has a hotel and pub along with a beautifully sited seaside golf course.

Salcombe Approximately 12 miles from Bigbury is a popular sailing town with creeks, sandy bays and plenty of shops and restaurants. There are boats to hire and fishing trips available.

Kingsbridge A small market town with attractive main street containing many shops, pubs, restaurants and a cinema, situated at the head of Kingsbridge estuary. Frequent passenger ferries to Salcombe are available.

Dartmoor Known as the ‘last great wilderness in Southern England’. This area is exceptionally beautiful with heather covered hills and high rocky tors, perfect for walking, climbing and pony-trekking.

Modbury 6 miles away from Bigbury is full of charm with its dignified terraced houses and enticing old fashioned shop windows. It is a hive of activity with its many shops including a pharmacy, hardware store, Co Op supermarket, excellent butcher and several gift outlets.

Ringmore Another extremely pretty village with its many thatched cottages and fine church, can be reached along the 2 mile stretch of coastal path from Bigbury-On-Sea. There is an excellent pub, The Journeys End, where children and dogs are always welcome. The walk from the pub to Aymer Bay, a pretty little cove is 3/4 of a mile away.




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What people are saying

"This has been the most wonderful holiday with my family to celebrate my 70th birthday something which I will always treasure. Absolutely idyllic here and Angie's hospitality made it just it perfect".

"We love coming to stay here it's fast becoming our second home. As soon as we drive down the hill we relax. Perfect holiday destination. Beautiful houses all well equipped and so close to the beach and river. Perfect swimming. Loads of surf. Great walk".

"What a fantastic holiday home both barns are and perfect for a big family get together. The beach is close and so safe and perfect for BBQs and games".

"Congratulations on a very warm, friendly, welcoming, fine holiday home you have created. Full of interesting colours, art and cosy interior. Everything we could wish for. It's magic. Definitely Heaven  in Devon".

Hexdown Barns

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Angie Bond

Kingfisher House

4 Hexdown Barns


Devon TQ7 4BB

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