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The Barn

Aveton Gifford, Devon (Ref. 976186)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map


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

    Mrs Robinson

    “The Barn, its Courtyard and surrounding gardens where we were free to roam were beautiful.”

    We enjoyed are stay

    We enjoyed are stay so much and would love to return sometime. Delighted to find Gerry Mile's book of the South Hams in the Barn and recommend it for great walks in the area. Thank you for being perfect hosts. Val robinson

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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


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.

Note: Spring water. Arrival after 4pm. Children should be supervised in shared gardens.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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