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.
The pool-room.
The games-room.
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.

Aveton Farmhouse

1891

3.6 miles N of Kingsbridge / Sleeps 14 + 2 cots

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7 Nights from £2128 - £5320

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The New Inn Morleigh (2 ¾ miles)

This pub dates all the way back to the 17th century and was at one time the original courtroom for the Standborough Hundred District. These days traditional food is served seven evenings a week and booking is recommended.

Nearest beach

Bantham (5 ¾ miles)

A wide stretch of sand by south coast standards, Bantham is backed by dunes. When conditions are right, surfing is possible here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

Nearest walk

Blackdown Rings & The Upper Avon Valley (1 ½ miles)

A circular walk of just over six miles through the peaceful Avon Valley with stunning views of the Blackdown Rings and Iron Age Fort. There is one steep ascent on this walk so its unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Nearest town

Kingsbridge (3 ½ miles)

Kingsbridge stands at the head of the estuary, and is full of interesting lanes and passageways with specialist, often family run, shops.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Lovely town to visit with quirky little market.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Kingsbridge

Set on a steep hill with a small harbour at the bottom, where a weekly market is held, Kingsbridge has lots of lovely shops to wander in and out of- often owned by generations of the same family- something we see too little of these days. A few good deli's, greengrocers, and butchers shops lend it an old fashioned air - reminds me of towns from 30 years ago - and there are plenty of chic kitchen and furnishings/interiors shops and cafes to entice as well as a popular farmers market once a month . Great 25m swimming pool and gym/squash facilities at the leisure centre, the Reel Cinema, which is small but perfectly formed, a bowling green and tennis courts, and trips down the estuary on "Rivermaid" means this is a place with lots on offer!! Wish I could live there!!

Also nearby

Greenway (9 ½ miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Viv Chandler May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

Bigbury on Sea Beach (6 miles)

Bigbury on Sea Beach is a popular family destination, with easy access and good parking. Just across the water is Burgh Island, where Agatha Christie and Noel Coward once kicked up their heels. You can visit the island during the summer courtesy of a special ‘sea tractor’.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Van De Poll July 2017

Help for Disabled

The Venus Cafe, just below the car park at Bigbury-on-Sea, has a beach wheelchair that can be borrowed free of charge. We were able to wheel my mother over to Burgh Island.
The slopes going down to the beach are quite steep. It's not so bad going down, but you need to be quite strong to push the wheelchair back up!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pratt October 2013

Large sandy beach when the tide is out. Interesting rock formations around towards the Avon estuary.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Lovely Sandy Beach

A large sandy beach and great for surfing. Children can play.You can either walk across to Burgh Island or take the sea tractor when the tide covers the causeway.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Great beach

A large sandy beach with some surf. Walk to Burgh Island at low tide or take the sea tractor.

Aune Valley Meat Butchers and Farm Shop (1 ¾ miles)

A great place to stock up for your holiday in Devon, they supply locally produced meat, cheese, pies, pasties and a great variety of freshly baked bread. You can also get dairy products here and samples are available should you wish to "try before you buy".

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Smith January 2015

Great place for organically farmed meat. Fantastic sausages. Also vegetables, deli supplies.

South Devon Chilli Farm (½ mile)

Why not visit the on site cafe where chilli holds a prominent place on the menu. There is also a show tunnel and lots of interesting chilli products for sale in the farm shop, add a bit of zing to your culinary delights!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Dr Bolt August 2011

Who'd think that tens of thousands of chillies are grown annually in the rolling hills of the South Hams but the South Devon Chilli Farm does just that. So whether you want to see how it's done, are looking for lunch with a difference, or are trying to find an unusual present to take home, the farm, cafe and/or shop will fit the bill.

Oyster Shack (3 ¾ miles)

Fresh, local oysters from Bigbury Bay; if you are squeamish about eating them raw, there are a variety of baked and grilled options.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Shell Out!

Very good sea food restaurant, lots of choice - not just Oysters! Good lively atmosphere - best to book, even at lunchtime.

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