Aveton Farmhouse, found in a gorgeous Devonshire valley a few miles from the coast, is set within 134 acres of farmland. Part of the farmhouse dates back centuries but over the years several rooms have been added, resulting in this spacious home.
Furnished with flair, at its heart is a farmhouse-style kitchen/diner with a four oven Aga (a combination microwave is also provided) and French doors leading to a terrace. There is a large dining-room, a downstairs bedroom (or snug) and steps to the two living-rooms; these offer something for everyone – home cinema, Nintendo Wii and a music system in the sitting-room, and peace and quiet in the drawing-room. Upstairs, the landing has a vaulted ceiling, and three of the lovely bedrooms have en suites.
The self-contained annexe is approached by steps down from the main house and provides space for two. For parties of 12 or fewer the annexe can be excluded for a 10% price discount (Aveton Cottage (2355) is also nearby, but not available for separate rent when the farmhouse is occupied). The South Hams has much to offer, but you may not want to venture far; outside are woodland and riverside walks, and an indoor heated swimming pool with a small gym and games-room. Why go anywhere else?
The farmhouse may be available at times other than shown if Aveton Cottage (2355) is not already booked - enquiries can be made with the Classic Cottages Booking Office. The Owner may occasionally use the pool between 7am and 8am but otherwise guests have exclusive use.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, CD player and ornamental fireplace
Steps to Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Dining-room with ornamental fireplace
Kitchen/Diner with oil-fired Aga, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and iPod dock
Bedroom 1/Snug with 'zip and link' bed (super-king or twin) beds and TV
Utility-room with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 5 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 6 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Ground Floor Annexe
Bedroom 7 with 'zip and link' bed (super-king or twin) beds, Kitchenette with microwave and fridge, Sitting-area with TV and Wet-room with shower and WC
Changing-rooms with shower, WC and wash-basin
Games-room with table-tennis table, pool table, air hockey and table-football
Take care with the step on the landing, around livestock and with children by the river. Children under 16 must be accompanied at all times around the pool. Please note a £250 damage deposit is requested on arrival.
- Regret no pets
- 2 travel cots, 2 high chairs and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Indoor swimming pool
- Private parking for 6 cars
- Telephone with honesty-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH (farmhouse), 1 panel heater and 1 oil-filled radiator (annexe)
The exterior of the property. There is a patio-area at the front, as well as one outside the kitchen at the back of the house.
The amazing indoor pool.
The spacious kitchen.
Another seating-area in the garden with gorgeous views.
The very spacious kitchen/diner has doors out to an enclosed patio.
All laid up in the dining-room for a family lunch.
Pots and pans above the Aga.
The second sitting-room.
The stting-room has windows taking in the amazing country views.
An all singing, all dancing stereo and TV system.
The inner hall has a piano.
Bedroom 1 can be either a twin or double, or a snug with a TV - seen here as a twin.
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor can either be a snug with a TV or can be made up with 'zip and link' double or twin beds.
The ground floor cloakroom off the inner hall.
A very impressive staircase.
Stairs up to the first floor.
The owners have put in some great lighting.
The annexe, approached by a path and stone steps from the main house. The bed (Bedroom 7) can be made up either as a double or twins.
The annexe provides a further bedroom with 'zip and link' beds which can be made up as a double or as twins. Only available at the higher price.
The shower-room in the annexe.
There is lots of garden furniture placed around the grounds to catch the sun whatever the time of day.
The house is surrounded by gorgeous countryside.
From the left: the farmhouse with the annexe hidden behind, the owners' private museum (not open to the public) and the roof of Aveton Cottage (2355) with the pool-room in front.
The exterior of the annexe, only available at the higher price.
The pool-room has huge windows.
The gym is equipped with a running machine, rowing machine, elliptical trainer and two exercise bikes.
Another view of the pool.
The pool changing-room.
The farmhouse showing the annexe to the right which can provide extra accommodation for two people.
The patio outside the kitchen.
The view from the garden.
This is an impressive house.
The front of Aveton Farmhouse.
An impressive staircase.
The cloakroom on the ground floor.
One of the double bedrooms (Bedroom 3).
There are country views from most of the bedrooms. This is Bedroom 2.
One of the twin bedrooms (Bedroom 4). Lovely views to be had from this cosy room.
There are lovely views from the patio outside the kitchen.
Another shot of Bedroom 6.
One of the twin bedrooms (Bedroom 5).
The annexe gives further space for two - here made up as twin beds but can also be made up as a double bed (Bedroom 7).
Yet another seating-area outside the front door.
A view from a bedroom window.
Bedroom 6 is a double room.
A window seat on the first floor.
A view of the patio from upstairs.
The Visitors' Book.
A welcoming fresh cake and a pot of tea.