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The Pottery

Aveton Gifford, Devon (Ref. 976170)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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


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23 Customer Review(s)

  • Ian

    “Overall the cottage was really good , however I would say that the lounge ...”

    Overall the cottage was really good , however I would say that the lounge seating could be improved with more comfortable sofas and would be inadequate if six or more were staying

    Overall the cottage was really good , however I would say that the lounge seating could be improved with more comfortable sofas and would be inadequate if six or more were staying I strongly suggest that a mention should be made that due to the external steps and stairs the accommodation would not be suitable for those with limited mobility or vision

    - Ian, May 2022

Chantry Cottages

A mile from Aveton Gifford, 300 yards down a tree-lined track off a lane, four very special places to stay within handsome former farm buildings: an airy converted barn (976186), a barn converted into a gallery (976176) overlooking meadows, a remarkable Grade II listed former music room (976188), and the orginal hayloft The Pottery (976170). 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 a pond (unfenced) and six grassy acres with a big wildlife pond (fenced), vast lawn for picnics and croquet, a picnic table, benches with intense views and big trees to sit under. Relax, read or just enjoy the silence and let your mind wander. Bright and airy in the summer or cosy as a winter retreat, with wonderful walks from the door and beaches within easy reach. 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 and Thurlestone on an excellent and varied stretch of coast: sandy beaches, coves, cliffs, golf courses, the Avon estuary. The Chantry Cottages are a lovely base for checking out the delights of South Devon's coast and countryside, allowing you to surf, walk, check out rock pools, play golf and make sandcastles to your hearts content. A peaceful, curative oasis, good for taking it easy. Kingsbridge, 4 miles.

The property

The Pottery a spacious attached cottage surrounded by the countryside.

The parking area with shallow pond (unfenced) has ten steps up (rope rail) to the entrance.

Large living/dining room with a inglenook woodburner, TV/DVD/Blu-ray, wooden floors (rugs) and back doors to a shared courtyard.

Kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven/induction hob, electric Aga - available 1 October to 1 May) with glazed doors to the little terrace (table/chairs).

Stairs lead (stairgates) up to the landing and sitting room with a double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping); immediately off this room, a bathroom (suite) and 2 steps up to a double bedroom (5' bed with footboard), formerly the hayloft (clothes-hanging space in second living room); from the landing, you will find two more bedrooms, a double and a single, and another bathroom (suite, shower over bath).

A snug, well-equipped retreat to return to after visiting surrounding beaches and countryside.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Living / Dining Room WC


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with king size bed), 1 x single
  • Two bathrooms with baths, WCs and basins (one with shower over bath)
  • Upstairs sitting room with futon
  • Ground floor WC with basin
  • Sitting room with dining area and wood burning stove
  • Kitchen with door to terrace.
  • Central heating, night storage heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, 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 two cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking

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

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: Children should be supervised in grounds.
Note: Aga available from 1st October to 1st May.
Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly.
Note: Check-in time 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute