Located in Aveton Gifford
- Sleeps: 7
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Pet Friendly: 1
Willowplatt Barn is a stylish Devon stone barn dating back to 1787 and recently converted into this peaceful, reverse-level contemporary home, designed to complement the surrounding AONB in this secluded tributary valley above the River Avon estuary. (Please note: Children aged 6 years and under (including babes in arms) cannot be accommodated here, as the ironwork staircase and hallway steps cannot be fitted with stairgates.)
Set just across the estuary bridge from the tiny village of Aveton Gifford, Willowplatt Barn is perfectly placed to explore this popular holiday area, with the long sandy beaches of Bantham, Bigbury and Thurlestone all less than 5 miles’ drive. Aveton Gifford has a cosy pub and village shop, and the nearby towns of Kingsbridge and Salcombe offer a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants, and are also hubs for sailing and other water-based activities.
The property is surrounded by beautiful walking country, and a five-minute walk leads down to the estuary and its Devon Wildlife Trust Reserve. Here you can access the 8-mile circular Avon Estuary Walk, which connects with the South West Coastal Path at Bantham. Reached along a quarter-mile largely unmetalled farm track, the barn is situated on a no-through road, so there is no passing traffic other than those visiting the neighbouring property some 200 metres further along the track. Architect designed and craftsman built, Willowplatt Barn - taken from an old farming name for ‘the place where the willows grow’ - is a charming place to stay with family or a group of friends at any time of year.
Steps down from the parking area to entrance door into boot-room and utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer and adjacent cloakroom.
Double doors open into the stunning open-plan living space with its oak-framed vaulted ceilings, enormous picture windows and Sonos sound-system.
Kitchen with electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, built-in fridge/freezer, under-counter drinks fridge, island with breakfast-bar stools, and a small kitchen table with two chairs.
Central dining area to seat seven, shelves with books and games.
Lounge with two three-seater leather sofas, armchair, Smart TV, and DVD player.
Open tread spiral staircase to the ground floor, with three comfortably furnished bedrooms with high-quality beds and an eclectic selection of characterful vintage furniture.
Bedroom 1 (Coast) with 6ft super king bed, wardrobe, dressing table, clothes cupboard and 4ft 6ins sofa-bed for an additional guest.
En suite shower room with shower cubicle, double basin vanity unit, heated towel rail, WC.
Bedroom 2 (Meadow) with 5ft king-sized bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Family bathroom just along the corridor with bath and separate shower cubicle, countertop basin and washstand, heated towel rail, WC.
Bedroom 3 (Woodland) with twin 3ft beds (which also zip together to form a super king – please specify at time of booking if this is required as a double bed) Wardrobe, chest of drawers.
En suite shower room with shower cubicle, countertop basin and washstand, heated towel rail, WC.
To the front of the barn is an enclosed, sunken terrace furnished with garden table and seating for seven, and charcoal barbecue. The terrace is convenient for al fresco dining and the partly walled, partly fenced garden can be accessed either by a path leading down from the parking area or through French doors leading out from the ground floor hallway.
Ample parking for up to 3 cars on private designated parking area adjacent to barn entrance.
- Included: Bed linen, hand and bath towels, electricity, wifi, central heating (LPG) with underfloor heating throughout.
- Dogs: 1 medium sized well behaved dog welcome (up to Labrador size) strictly not permitted on furniture or in bedrooms. Pet charge £30 per week.
- Telephone: no landline. Mobile signal good with most networks, wifi available.
- Smoking: Smoking is not permitted at this property.
- NB: Guests should be aware of a nearby unfenced pond approx. 100 metres away.
- Local Facilities: Beaches at Bigbury on Sea, 5 miles and Bantham, 4 miles.
- Pub and shop in Aveton Gifford, 1 mile. Restaurant (The Oyster Shack), 1.5 miles.
- Kingsbridge with all facilities, 5 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.