In a tranquil Devonshire valley, this gorgeous stone cottage has sunlight streaming in through glazed doors and floor length windows. Approached by a farm lane, past Aveton Farmhouse (1891) on the right (not available for separate rent when the cottage is occupied), Aveton Cottage is tucked into a hill and is entered at ground level on the upper floor, where the open-beamed contemporary living-room has under-floor heating. The two en suite bedrooms are downstairs. The nearby annexe provides space for two and is approached by stone steps a short distance from the cottage. Close by is a large indoor heated swimming pool with a small gym and games-room as well as the farmhouse gardens, extensive woodlands and riverside walks all for use by the cottage guests.
The pool may occasionally be used by the Owner between 7am and 8am but otherwise the cottage guests have exclusive use of the pool facilities. The adjacent barn houses the Owner’s private archive (not open to the public).
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, Blu-ray DVD player and CD player. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine, tumble-drier, WC and wash-basin
Lower Ground Floor
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5'), en suite Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment and wash-basin and Separate WC
Bedroom 2 with ‘zip and link’ (6' double or twin) beds, en suite Shower-room with shower and wash-basin and Separate WC
Ground Floor Annexe
Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (6' double 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
Take care with the external steps, around livestock and with children by the river. Children under 16 must be accompanied at all times near the pool.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Indoor swimming pool
- Private parking 3 cars
- Telephone with honesty-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full under-floor heating (cottage), 1 panel heater and 1 oil-filled radiator (annexe)
The wonderful indoor pool.
The gorgeous open plan living-room is on the first floor.
The back of the cottage with the pool-room to the right.
The sitting-area in the living-room.
Plenty of space in the living-room.
A very impressive kitchen.
A welcome cup of tea and some delicious cake on arrival.
A chance to show off your culinary skills in this great kitchen.
The entrance hall has glazed doors into the living-room.
Plenty of room to prepare a special meal.
The front of the cottage is on the right, with the Owners' museum (not open to the public) next door and a little annexe to the main farmhouse at the top.
There is a small patio outside the cottage.
Bedroom 1 showing the door into the en suite bathroom.
A small office off the entrance hall.
The en suite bathroom for Bedroom 1.
The en suite shower-room for Bedroom 2.
The splendid indoor pool.
The changing-room for the pool.
The small gym is equipped with a rowing machine, running machine, elliptical trainer and two exercise bikes.
The turned staircase leading down to the bedroom from the entrance hall.
The annexe provides further accommodation for two, with its own wet-room and kitchenette (here it is made up as twin beds). This is a walk away from the cottage and not available at the lower price.
Aveton Cottage on the right, adjoining the Owners' transport museum (not open to the public), the annexe next door and the rear of the main farmhouse at the top. The pool-room is shown on the left.
The Owners' transport museum (not open to the public) on the left with the cottage to the right.
Guests can use the extensive gardens of the farmhouse, seen here behind the pool-room.
From left to right: Aveton Farmhouse, the annexe, the Owners' museum (not open to the public), the pool-room, gym and games-room with the roof of Aveton Cottage behind.
There is a sitting-out area outside the pool-room.
Gorgeous country views as you come down the drive.
The front of the cottage with the patio at the top of the stairs.
The bath in the ensuite for Bedroom 1.
Old original oak lintels.
Sparkling taps and sink in the kitchen.