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Ground Floor

Kitchen Dining Area Lounge Bathroom Double Bedroom



The Music Room

(Ref. 976188)

Aveton Gifford, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "A romantic stay for our wedding anniversary."

    This is a beautiful place to stay and a great location. We were made to feel really welcome and highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2023

  • "A unique place to stay in beautiful countryside"

    Reviewed by Kiera5.0Jul 2023

  • "Would definitely recommend."

    Perfect for a relaxing stay in the countryside.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a very unusual accommodation."

    For a holiday with a musical theme "The Music Room" has wonderful acoustic values. Its great for singing, instrument playing and voice projection, the only drawback is that the piano needs some TLC

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2023

  • "We had a marvellous week in the Music Room."

    After exploring this beautiful area of Devon each day, it was lovely to return to this property. It somehow managed to be spacious, airy and cosy all at the same time! We will be returning in the future to enjoy it some more. Thank you to Jo and Nick who made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Caryn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Could not say enough just how much we enjoyed relaxing in the music room and the surrounding area, so quite and peaceful, and all those we met very friendly and welcoming."

    Unfortunately I suffer from a bad back, and no matter where I might stay, always have trouble with the beds, but once I placed the mattress on the floor, as the bed frame is rather dipping into the middle, found this helpful.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay in The Music Room. We're sorry to hear that you did not find the bed comfortable, and have now purchased a brand-new super-king-sized four poster bed, as can be seen in the photographs of the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Aug 2022

  • "An extremly nice place to spend a holiday."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7May 2022

  • "We stayed at the music and it was beautiful."

    Even though we didn’t have electricity or water for the first 27 hours due to a storm the owners were fantastic. They helped in every way possible and truly are lovely people and we couldn’t of asked for anything more. It’s a beautiful place and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Warm, clean and very comfortable. The owners could not be more helpful. Take care on the paths if you go in autumn, the leaves make them slippery.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2021

  • "The place was immaculate and so spacious the area was very peaceful and so relaxing."

    The owners was so welcoming and we will definitely recommend this place to stay.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2021

  • "The music room is fantastic."

    Comfortable. Very quiet. Wonderful log fire and comfortable furnishings. The piano was a real treat. Wonderful people with a great welcome.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Only issue would be some improvement to the track to the property."

    We were disturbed by builders and machinery early in the mornings from the property next door, but i guess that no-one can predict that.

    Thank you for taking the time to write feedback. The owner was aware of the building work going on but had come to an agreement which was unfortunately breached and assured there will be no further disturbance. I'm sorry that this disrupted your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Sep 2021

  • "Had a lovely time ."

    Beautiful surroundings, weather disappointing but can't be helped . Would love to return soon.

    Reviewed by Adrian3.8Aug 2021

  • "Such a brilliant and unique place to stay."

    ....even though it rained for 6 out of the 7 days we were there. We had everything we needed and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity. Lovely grounds, many animals and very nice hosts.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4May 2021

  • "The accommodation was lovely although care had to be taken with the stage steps to the bedroom area."

    Furniture a bit uncomfortable. Bathroom door wouldn't close completely. Quite a tortuous lane to negotiate daily and we found we were too isolated. A lovely idea but not practical for us.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback following your stay at The Music Room. Since your stay the owners have had a new set of wide-stepped stairs made, and have fitted a catch to the bathroom door.  They've tested the furniture and have confirmed it is still comfy.  Property Owner

    Reviewed by T3.1Aug 2020

  • "Spacious and quirky accomodation."

    Unique and memorable. Well equipt with evening highlight being able to watch a film on the projector. Well equipt kitchenette area and super clean. Lovely location on farm surrounded by fields and very quiet. Please note this is a very rural area and away from the village.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Music Room was an absolutely brilliant place to stay for a long weekend away."

    We had a warm welcome and the space is gorgeous. The rain and wind were quickly forgotten when we returned from the coastal path, started the fire, poured a glass of wine and watched a movie on the projector.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Sep 2019

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay, the journey down to Devon was as expected on a Friday; heavy traffic!"

    On reaching our destination we were pleased to find our accommodation was more than welcoming: opening the door to a very spacious room with fresh flowers and a cream tea waiting to be enjoyed. We were given a lovely welcome from the owner and were aware that if we needed to ask about anything, she was available to help. The room was beautiful, we were given amazing cooking facilities and we were warm and cosy with background radiators lifting any September chill. It was good to know that the smallholding is being run using all things natural. Thank you for a lovely break

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "The location was great."

    The room was fantastic. The weather was brilliant. The people were lovely. Eating out was exceptional. My wife absolutely loved it. Will definitely return here. The coast around us was breathtaking. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2019

  • "For us, The Music Room was probably the most beautiful and unique accommodation that we have stayed in and Jo and Nick the perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble for them and we were made very welcome."

    We gather that the building itself was originally converted to a music room in the 19th century and Jo and Nick have restored and furnished it beautifully. The grounds that it is set in are also stunning and we were encouraged to explore freely and enjoyed meeting their flock of sheep and walking the public foot paths that run through the property. It is an ideal location from which to discover the surrounding inland and coastal villages, towns and resorts but still have total tranquility and to truly hear the birds sing. We highly recommend The Music Room and intend to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2019

  • "The whole experience at Chantry was wonderful."

    The owners were extremely friendly and helpful in every way. The beauty of surroundings and the facilities of the cottage combined to make a most enjoyable experience.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2019

  • "An amazing room and location."

    Expensive but the unique nature of the space, friendly hosts and excellent facilities certainly make it worthwhile. Perfect for a quiet getaway.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Dec 2018

  • "The Music Room was amazing!"

    Nick and Jo are great hosts, very friendly and have set up the most comfortable and romantic place. Location is nice and secluded but still easy enough to get to places like Salcombe and Hope Cove within 20 mins by car. The weather wasn’t the best but the log fire, deep couch and projector for movies more than made up for it on a rainy night.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2018

  • "A wonderful place for a relaxing break."

    Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2018

  • "The music room has been by far the most interesting place to stay and the most beautiful set within a courtyard."

    We can’t praise Jo and Nick enough a delightful couple. The welcome pack and flowers were a very generous treat, not always given at other places we have stayed and usually only consists of a pint of milk. We would love to return to the music room, hopefully soon.

    Reviewed by Rita5.0May 2018

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  • One level with 3 steps
  • 1 x king size four-poster bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, 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
  • Barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

The Music Room is a very special conversion of a Grade II listed property.

Once recitals and concerts resonated around the lofty ceiling now it provides magical and unique accommodation for two to enjoy a romantic break.

Head up the steps and through the door to the huge open plan living space which will take your breath away, with colour shining through the big stained glass windows onto the vaulted ceiling and the shiny wooden floor, warmed by rugs and the wood burning stove.

Make your own music on the grand piano (Collard & Collard 6.5ft antique piano) or turn on the home cinema projector and surround sound system, to enjoy an atmospheric movie.

Sleeping arrangements do not come much more romantic than this, with the four-poster bed beautifully arranged on the stage where musicians once performed.

The Music Room is a wonderful retreat for couples.

Note: The Barn can be booked with The Gallery, The Pottery and The Barn 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: This property does not accept children, except babes in arms.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas