There are eight local National Trust sites to visit which are close to Bigbury on Sea. They include beautiful stretches of coastline, Stately Homes as well as the homes of Sir Francis Drake and Agatha Christie! Our favourite is Greenways the holiday home of Agatha Christie, which can be reached in the summer by a tranquil ferry from Dartmouth. If history is what you are looking for then visit Buckland Abbey and see the famous Drake’s Drum.
Overbecks – Salcombe ( 13 miles) – The Edwardian seaside home of eccentric scientist Otto Overbeck, with tropical gardens overlooking the sea.
Wembury – including old mill teashop (18 miles) – A spectacular stretch of coastline boasting dramatic cliffs.
Saltram – Plymouth (17 miles) – a magnificent Georgian mansion house with opulent Robert Adam interiors, set in it’s own parkland.
Greenway – Dartmouth (20 miles) – take an extraordinary glimpse into the beloved holiday home of the famous author Agatha Christie.
Coleton Fishacre – Dartmouth (25 miles via Kingswear ferry) – An Arts and Crafts style house with a luxurient garden. The country home of the D’Oyly Carte family.
Antony – Torpoint (23 miles via Torpoint ferry) – A superb early 18th Century mansion set in parkland and fine gardens.
Buckland Abbey – Yelverton (26 miles) – The 700 year old Elizabethan home of seafarers Drake and Grenville.
Compton Castle – Torquay (26 miles) – Dramatic fortified manor house, curtain walls, towers and a portcullis. Home for 600 years to the Gilbert family.