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The Barn

Aveton Gifford, Devon (Ref. 976186)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “The only issue we have is the drive to the complex would be unsuitable for vehicles with sports suspension which we were not made aware off until the booking was completed.”

    Mrs Evans, Westerham, June 2018

    • “We really enjoyed our stay at the Barn, and found it was very child friendly which made our stay that more enjoyable. One point to mention was that we found getting to the cottage from the south via Aveton Gifford, as opposed to the instructions provided from the north as the roads were very narrow and being 3+miles were a bit difficult after a 5 hr drive from Kent.”

    Mr Venters, Maidstone, June 2018

    • “We enjoyed our holiday very much and found the Barn at Chantry just as delightful as our previous visit many years ago. The owners were very friendly and eager for us to see their newborn lambs, and the area is beautiful with many lovely walks. Although the weather was wet on several days, the Barn was always a warm and welcoming place to return to, spotlessly clean, well-equipped and peaceful, with the added bonus of chattering sparrows in the courtyard. The Devon lanes were full of primroses and wild garlic, and we were lucky enough to encounter (hear and see) Cirl buntings on our walk at Prawle Point. We made the most of our one sunny day with a walk around the estuary starting out from the free Aveton Gifford car park, through Stadbury and around to Bantham, crossing the creek by ferry and then walking back to base via Bigbury through lovely farmland and lanes on the other side.”

    Mrs Waldron, WYMONDHAM, April 2018

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The Property

A mile from Aveton Gifford, 300 yards down a tree-lined track off a lane, three very special places to stay within handsome former farm buildings: an airy converted barn (L248), a barn converted into a gallery (L191) overlooking meadows and a remarkable Grade II listed former music room (L249). A large, pretty, enclosed suntrap courtyard is shared with the friendly owners. Just outside the courtyard, a lawned walled garden (also enclosed) with camellias, fig and walnut trees, leading to another garden with pond (unfenced) and 6 grassy acres with big wildlife pond (fenced), vast lawn for picnics and croquet, picnic table, benches (terrific long views) and big trees to sit under, inviting you to rest, read or just enjoy the silence and let your mind wander (children should be supervised). Heating by biomass boiler using wood from local, sustainable woodland. Spring water. Arrival after 4pm. A peaceful, curative oasis, good for ‘taking it easy’.The Barn is ‘upside down’ and converted with enormous flair. Upstairs, a huge, high, stylishly furnished open-plan living/dining/kitchen (35' x 18') with beamed ceiling to the apex, wood floor (rugs), French windows (balustrade) overlooking the courtyard, original watercolours, woodburner, TV/DVD, iPod dock, and dining/well-equipped kitchen area (dishwasher, microwave, electric oven/induction hob, larder fridge, coffee maker). Downstairs (stairgates, tiled floors/rugs): hall; two bedrooms with doors to courtyard - a double (6' bed or twin) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath), and a big L-shaped double (6' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite, power-shower). Utility area (washing machine, freezer). Warm and welcoming all year.

Aveton Gifford: old village (pub, PO/shop) beside the River Avon where it becomes tidal. Within 5 or 6 miles are several villages (Bigbury, Bantham, Thurlestone) on an excellent and varied stretch of coast: sandy beaches, coves, cliffs, golf courses, the Avon estuary (fishing, birds), pretty thatched-cottage village centres. Kingsbridge, 4 miles.


1st FloorGround Floor

Double Bedroom Ensuite Ensuite Twin Bedroom Utility


Two ground floor bedrooms with doors to courtyard: 1 x super king double (can convert to twin) with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin, 1 x super king double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin. Utility area. First floor open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen and doors to balustrade.


  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: Children should be supervised in the shared gardens.

Regional Information

AVETON GIFFORD Kingsbridge 4 miles, Ivybridge 7.5 miles, Salcombe 8.5 miles Aveton Gifford is a small rural village at the head of the estuary of the River Avon in the South Hams area of the South Devon AONB. It comes with a village shop and a pub/restaurant on the outskirts. Nearby you can visit the charming market town of Kingsbridge which benefits from a range of amenities. Similarly, Ivybridge offers a choice of places to shop, eat and drink as well as providing easy access to the Dartmoor National Park which is a haven for lovers of walking and cycling. For a day by the sea, head to the ever-popular coastal resort of Salcombe.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
  • Note: Spring water. Arrival after 4pm. Children should be supervised in shared gardens.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.