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Torrings Barn

(Ref. 976202)

Aveton Gifford, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Compact and clean barn suitable for couple as dining table sits two."

    Comfortable beds, good shower. Access to barn is down narrow lanes so need to be confident driver. Location good as near beaches and coastal towns. Advised owner of dripping tap.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Nov 2023

  • "The Barn, was very comfortable, and cosy."

    It was in a very quiet location yet conveniently placed for places of interest near by. We found some great walks and local pubs for good food where dogs were very welcome. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Zena5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely clean quiet cottage, great location for Bigbury bay and the estuary."

    Good size for two adults and two teenage children. Fab shower, well resourced kitchen, comfy settee and beds. Lovely walk from near the cottage that joins to the Avon Estuary walk. We had a relaxing stay here many thanks.

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our stay at Torrings Barn was as wonderful as ever, so peaceful and quiet."

    The Barn is very comfortable and the perfect place to unwind and relax, looking forward to next year already!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfect property for exploring South Devon, if you're a couple or also with 2 kids."

    Comfortable and has everything you need. In addition, big thanks to owner Rachel for finding and posting back my young daughter's much-loved toy rabbits! These things make you want to return again.

    Im delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Torrings Barn- and the rabbits are now reunited with your daughter. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely week in Devon."

    The property was compact but had everything we needed. The local walks with the dog were very convenient and the scenery was beautiful.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in beautiful surroundings and conveniently situated for all the nearby beaches, Kingsbridge and Salcombe."

    Great to come straight out of the house and onto a dog walk, as it's so dog friendly it would have been good to have a dog secure garden with the addition of some chicken wire and some sort of temprorary closure under the arch so the dogs could be outside with us on the terrace without wandering off. A young family might need somewhere to dry clothes on a week's holiday.

    Reviewed by Diana4.4Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Space to park a medium sized SUV and to turn it around to avoid having to reverse on to the lane. Nice and clean and facilities were fine. Nice walks from the cottage. Aveton Gifford is about 20mins walk where there is a pub serving food until about 7pm.

    Reviewed by Brett5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely little barn in a great location near to some lovely beaches such as south milton, hope cove etc."

    Barn is very well laid out and even with four of us and a dog it felt like there was plenty of space. The drive into the parking area is tight but we have a long wheel base campervan which we parked fine. Owner was lovely and helped with all our requirements which was very much appreciated.

    Thank you for your positive comments and I am so pleased that the family had such a great week at Torrings Barn. We hope to welcome you here again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage - warm and cosy and perfect for a winter break."

    Quiet and peaceful location with walks from the front door. The complimentary goodies were very much appreciated too.

    Reviewed by Dave4.4Dec 2021

  • "A wonderful barn conversion which offered everything required for a peaceful holiday."

    Comfy beds, well provided kitchen and great shower. What more could you want. Minor issue with the internet but what can you expect in a relatively remote valley in Devon. Located close to some lovely towns and villages along with the splendors of Dartmoor. It was great to have the owners next door who helped with a rather unexpected problem we experienced whist staying.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're pleased to say that Torrings Barn now has a new broadband connection, which should rectify any issues with the Wifi. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Sep 2021

  • "A cosy location that felt remote but in good reach of local attractions and walks."

    The advertised broadband/wifi was not working and we did not know about this until we arrived, making it difficult to check the weather and tide times. I agree with previous comments that the kitchen could have done with another saucepan, more teaspoons and tablespoons, but we coped!

    Thank you for your feedback. Your comments about the kitchen equipment have been duly noted. We apologise for the issues that occurred with the Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the strength and speed of the broadband, especially somewhere as remote as Torrings Barn. We hope these issues did not impact on your stay too much. UPDATE: We're pleased to say that Torrings Barn now has a new broadband connection, which should rectify any issues with the Wifi. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2021

  • "Overall the accommodation was clean and tidy."

    The kitchen could have done with a few extra’s e.g pint glasses, more pans and more teaspoons. The freezer was full of ice and made it unuseable. Duvets were far too thick for the summer months. There was literally nothing around within walking distance so if you are wanting a peaceful break away then this is perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback. The owners work hard to have a well equipped kitchen but this has been noted in a discussion with them to look at the inventory and replenish over the winter months. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Torrings Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally3.4Aug 2021

  • "Poorly equipped kitchen wise."

    Drive unweeded and untidy. Owners boat trailer left in property parking area made parking and turning the car round very very difficult. Patio completely unwelcoming, so dreary and drab did to want to sit there. No hanging baskets etc. Property completely unloved. Owners noisy slamming doors all evening to storage shed attached to Barn Cottage

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. We feel the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would expect. We have arranged for our gardener to visit and attend to the points you have mentioned, and we do currently have flowering plants on the patio. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline2.2Jun 2021

  • "Steps a little difficult otherwise perfect for two people."

    Lovely, quiet location and helpful hosts. Just what the doctor ordered.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "We were there in a wet May 2021 which could explain why the patio furniture was not ready for use."

    We would expect this to be clean and ready as weather improves and hospitality sector gets back to normal.

    Reviewed by John4.1May 2021

  • "Owners very helpful, cottage in good location for exploring the area."

    Whilst being next door to the owners house there is no sense of being 'overlooked'. Plenty of good restaurants and beaches nearby, if only someone would open a pub serving food a walk away from the cottage it would be heaven

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2020

  • "Rachel and Chris were very good, friendly but professional hosts."

    The Barn had lovely touches that did not go un noticed. Flowers and prosseco awaited us. The sheets and fittings were of high quality. It was spotlessly clean and we felt safe in theses uncertain times of the pandemic. Rachel was scrupulous in following guidelines.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, which is well presented and very comfortable."

    As per the description, it has a relatively small space downstairs coupled with access to patio only (rather than wider garden), which we found challenging with two energetic younger children. Probably better suited to adults or those with one child / older children. Fantastic location for exploring South Devon. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Katya5.0Jul 2019

  • "A pleasant small cottage, in a lovely location."

    To improve the overall experience the shower basin needs to have the mastic replaced as this was discoloured badly with mould. Otherwise it was a lovely holiday let.

    The owners are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and location. During a busy season it is difficult to complete maintenance work but the shower mastic will be replaced in the closed season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty3.8Jul 2019

  • "Very friendly and welcoming."

    Clean pretty little cottage would highly recommendable.lots to do in the surrounding are . Would come again. Spent 4 nights

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2019

  • "No warning of narrow lanes and entrance to property."

    Otherwise everything was excellent.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7May 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x bunks
  • Shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Kitchen.
  • Electric panel heaters
  • Microwave, fridge, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly.

The property

Converted from a little barn next to the owner's house in a minute farming hamlet within a mile of Aveton Gifford is this sweet cottage.

Set in lovely countryside and with a bright interior with relaxing colours and wood floors, it is relaxing accommodation for a small family or couples.

Head up the steps into your sitting room with a handy dining area and TV.

Off this is the efficient kitchen, well equipped and leading you to your two comfortable bedrooms.

Outside you can sit out and enjoy alfresco lunches and suppers, perhaps taking advantage of the ready meals available, on your sunny terrace with a table and chairs.

You also have your own parking area where you can leave your canoes and kayaks, useful if you are going to enjoy paddling along the beautiful River Avon or along the stunning coastline.

This is a particularly lovely stretch of the South Devon coast with excellent surfing and sandcastling beaches at Bantham and Bigbury-on-Sea and lots of rock pooling havens for whiling away the hours.

The South West Coast Path is a brilliant route for walkers, providing fantastic views and pretty villages to stop off in for a little refreshment.

Kingsbridge is an interesting old town with interesting shops to browse and a range of eateries.

Torrings Barn is a comfortable and welcoming cottage for exploring the pretty South Hams and recharging your energy levels.

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

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About the location


Kingsbridge 4.9 miles, Ivybridge 7.8 miles, Salcombe 8.6 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 the welcoming pub and restaurant of The Fisherman’s Rest on the outskirts. Nearby you can visit the charming market town of Kingsbridge which benefits from a range of amenities, including the Creeks End Restaurant, The Dodbrooke Inn, supermarkets, and the Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum. Similarly, Ivybridge offers a choice of places to shop, eat and drink as well as The Watermark art gallery, Filham Park, and a leisure centre, all whilst 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, home to a beautiful beach, the Salcombe Maritime Museum, Salcombe Distilling Company and a picturesque harbour.

Note: Spring water.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas