Located in Aveton Gifford, Devon
This reverse level cottage is situated in countryside one mile from the Devon village of Aveton Gifford and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: No
The Gallery is an architect-designed reverse-level cottage in countryside a mile from the Devon village of Aveton Gifford. The cottage sleeps four people in two downstairs en suite double bedrooms (one can convert to small twin). On the first floor are a sitting room with wood burning stove and a kitchen with dining area and glass doors to steps down to the garden. Outside is a private enclosed garden with table and chairs, and six shared acres of meadow, pond and lawn for picnics and croquet, plus off road parking for two cars. The Gallery is a charming and peaceful retreat with lovely views for a year-round relaxing break in Devon.
The Gallery is has been converted by an excellent architect into a peaceful reverse level cottage. As soon as you head up the steps and through the door, you will be struck by the stylish décor with original paintings and great views of the surrounding countryside. The living area has been sited on the top floor for those vistas, with a cosy wood-burning stove for snug evenings beside the fire. Next door is the big kitchen where you can prepare glorious meals. Head down the steps through the glazed doors into the garden. You will find two bedrooms on the ground floor, both en-suite and light and airy. Outside, as well as the big shared open space, you have your own secluded enclosed garden where you can sit and eat out beside the meadows. The Gallery is a lovely retreat all year round.
- Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
- Microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven/hob, 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 two cars
- Enclosed garden with a barbecue
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
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, a barn converted into a gallery overlooking meadows, a remarkable Grade II listed former music room, and the original hayloft The Pottery. 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.
Aveton Gifford is a small rural village, which lies at the head of the estuary of the River Avon. An area of outstanding natural beauty, this pretty village has a village store and post office and a swimming pool. The local pub has a sun terrace and balcony allowing al fresco dining by the river. Playing fields for the children to let off steam and paths to walks especially good for wildlife enthusiasts where you may be rewarded by spotting an egret making this as bird lovers paradise.