Fri 26th Oct to 2nd Nov 2018
Fri 9th Nov to 16th Nov 2018
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 Music Room is magnificent: detached, huge and wonderfully romantic, once home to concerts and recitals. Three steps up into open-plan living/dining/kitchen (46' x 19') with vaulted stucco ceiling, four massive arched windows with stained glass border the length of the room generating light and colour, wood floor (rugs), woodburner, TV/DVD/Blu-ray home cinema projector with surround sound, piano, iPod dock; smart kitchen area (dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric oven/induction hob, espresso coffee maker); step up to bathroom (suite, 4' bath with shower over). The bedroom is the stage (3 steps up) with 5' four-poster bed, stunningly presented and lit. No children, except pre-crawling babies. A stunning and extraordinary place to escape to, any time.
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.
One level. 1 x double bedroom with king size four-poster. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen.
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: