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Double Bedroom Double Bedroom Ensuite Ensuite




The Gallery

(Ref. 976176)

Aveton Gifford, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the accommodation and we found the Cottage very Comfortable well worth a return visit"

    Reviewed by George And Sally5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a pleasant few days at The Gallery."

    The property is comfortable, well provisioned and in a beautiful location. The owners were friendly and welcoming. We would definitely return for for further holidays in the area and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was exactly as on the website, beautifully designed as well as functional."

    I had brought a few things I thought I'd need but they stayed packed as everything was there - even a fresh coffee spoon measure! I would have liked a shelf in the shower room instead of having to put shampoo etc on the floor but it was a minor point. The location is convenient for setting off to different parts of the coast and, like my own home, at night it is very dark and quiet, so perfect for a good nights sleep.

    Reviewed by Helene5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property more than came up to expectations."

    It was a totally unique setting and everything we could wish for. We felt at home as soon as we arrived. A total escape, peaceful, quiet and restful. The owners Jo and Nick were an absolutely delightful couple.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "The owners, Nick & Jo, were very welcoming and helpful."

    The property is a haven of peace and calm which was just ideal for us.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "The whole very welcoming Chantry team ensured a wonderful, relaxing & thoroughly ..."

    The whole very welcoming Chantry team ensured a wonderful, relaxing & thoroughly enjoyable 4 week stay in very comfortable & well set up accommodation plus providing a wealth of helpful & very useful local information especially regarding local walks

    Reviewed by Andie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very nice place, nice owners , all good."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2021

  • "We loved out cottage."

    The interior was so well designed by the owner’s architect father. The owners Jo and Nick are delightful and gave us any help we needed. The property is very pretty with very nice gardens and good walks through the farm and surrounds. We will definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2021

  • "The accommodation was in a very remote position and although this was hinted at in the description it was not made clear until the key collection details were received and had this information been made clearer in the initial description it may have influenced our choice."

    It was very hard to find but having said that after a quick call to the owners they were extremely helpful in getting us to our destination.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Oct 2019

  • "This cottage is like a lovely hideaway surrounded by beautiful flowers, trailing plants, and trees."

    The view from the light and airy sitting room takes in the surrounding fields and marvellous Devon countryside. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners - nothing was too much trouble - and treated to homemade scones and jam with clotted cream and a bottle of extra special milk from a local farmer. Everything was just perfect - even the adorable pygmy goat had two kids during our stay and it was so sweet to see them jumping about in the field. We had a marvellous holiday and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this wonderful place.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2019

  • "The owners, who live on site, were extremely helpful and quite delightful."

    The whole thing was a very happy experience.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely space in a converted barn within a beautiful courtyard."

    Very comfortable accommodation but there were a few niggles with lights not working properly that a bit more attention to detail would sort out - but nothing major. Lovely area well positioned for the coast and excellent walking.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Sep 2018

  • "High quality accommodation, lovely setting."

    Fantastic for families as on a farm, kids loved it! Truly lovely hosts. Had a great week.

    Reviewed by Stefan5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at Averton Gifford and have enjoyed ourselves on every occasion."

    The last time we stayed at the Gallery where we had another enjoyable experience. greeted by fresh scones, clotted cream a bowl of freshly laid eggs and flowers on the table. The surrounding area is very beautiful with sheep, chickens, goats and a peacock. The approach is by a long winding road. Situated near several costal results. I would highly recommend any of these properties.

    Reviewed by Linda3.8May 2018

  • "This was our second time at the Gallery and even though the weather wasn't as perfect as last year we had just as good a time."

    The barn is perfectly set up, spotlessly clean and the upside down design works really well with the view from the lounge out on to the garden and the sheep fields. There's plenty of space in the communal grounds to kick a ball around and it was lovely to wander the fields inspecting the lambs! Jo and Nick have created such a lovely place for visitors to really relax and feel welcome. Aveton Gifford is a friendly little village and a great base for exploring the South Hams. There are so many good coastal and country walks to be done, an abundance of good pubs in the surrounding area and Kingsbridge is nearby with great facilities and restaurants, so you really are spoiled for choice if you don't want to venture too far. We still feel like we've not seen everything, so we will no doubt be back again!

    Reviewed by Zilla5.0Apr 2018

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  • Two downstairs bedrooms: 1 x super king double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x king size double (converts to 2' 6' twin) with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • First floor sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • 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 barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

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.

Note: The Gallery can be booked with The Barn, The Pottery and The Music room and together they can sleep 14.

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.

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: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly.
Note: Check-in time 4pm.
Note: Children should be supervised in shared gardens.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas