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Secluded Cottages In Peaceful Avon Valley Within Easy Reach Of Beaches, Sailing - Old Farmhouse Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Old Farmhouse Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)

The Old Farmhouse is located in a secluded valley and dates back to the 18th century with thick stone walls, and decorated in a traditional country style. On the ground floor there is a comfortable sitting room , utility with toilet and a large country kitchen.

The kitchen has handmade fitted pine cupboards with slate worktops, antique welsh dresser and large family pine table together with all amenities and a separate walk-in larder.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a bathroom with a large double ended bath, toilet, basin and separate shower.

Two of the bedrooms have double beds, another has two single beds and the fourth has bunk beds.

Two of the bedrooms face south and have scenic views over the garden, the other two bedrooms face up the valley with woodland views.

There is plenty of parking at the property and a private patio area with table and chairs which provides an ideal setting for bbq's.

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About the property


The Old Farmhouse and Orchard Cottage are available for separate or combined rental, as one large house, the latter presenting an ideal venue for large family groups or friends that wish to holiday together.

The properties sit side by side and are located in 30 acres of tranquil Devon countryside with an old apple orchard, meadows, stream and natural woods for guests to explore and enjoy. Nestled in the valley a short walk from the properties there is a lake, complete with grass carp, small islands and a decking area. In spring, the orchard is filled with daffodils and bluebells carpet the woods, this is followed by a stunning display from the azaleas and rhododendrons whilst during the summer the apple trees are covered in blossom. Once a working farm, activities are now limited to making hay and maintaining the land, but cows and sheep often graze in neighbouring fields. The valley is home to plenty of wildlife including pheasants, ducks, moorhens, herons, rabbits, badgers, birds of prey, bats, swallows and the occasional deer and kingfishers.

For more privacy each property has its own private patio area for relaxing and bbq's.

The location provides an ideal base for your holiday being in close proximity to sandy beaches such as Bantham and Thurlestone together with sailing at Salcombe and Dartmouth. For walkers there are many local walks as well as the National Trust coastal footpaths that stretch around the dramatic South Hams coastline and nearby is Dartmoor National Park. The nearest golf courses can be found at Thurlestone, Bigbury and Dartmouth.

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Property Manager
Jane Partridge
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Bookings for less than a week are available outside school holiday dates at a charge of usually 75%. Please contact owner for more information.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover. Arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am. Duvets,pillows and all bed linen is provided together with kitchen towels and tea towels. Please bring your own bathroom and beach towels.

Dogs are welcome at owners discretion - please contact the owner to discuss - there is a charge of £35 per week per dog.


Kingsbridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please leave the property clean and tidy as found.
  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: Friday changeover. Arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am. Duvets,pillows and all bed linen is provided together with kitchen towels and tea towels. Please bring your own bathroom and beach towels. Dogs are welcome at owners discretion - please contact the owner to discuss - there is a charge of £35 per week per dog. There is a no smoking policy in each of the properties. Internet access available.


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Old Farmhouse Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

The perfect rural getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week staying here together with my sister and family. There is plenty of room to accommodate families holidaying together and all of our children loved the huge grounds where they could run around, play and explore. The cottage is in a beautiful rural location which feels remote yet is close to Kingsbridge, Salcombe and local beaches. Driving along the narrow lanes is not for the faint hearted though! Jane was very friendly, helpful and great to deal with. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our 5 children had an amazing time exploring the grounds and building dens. The cottage is amazing,spacious and clean. We had such a fabulous half term break with wonderful beaches nearby. Jane and family were very accommodating and thoroughly welcoming. Our dogs had a great time as well. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house for big families/groups

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at the old farmhouse, we hired both properties as a group of 12. The two houses open up to make a huge mount of accommodation! We were 3 families and we had ample space. The house is really well equipped for catering for a large group. The log burner was lovely and cosy. We felt very comfortable with 6 children in the house they had great fun playing hide and seek! The owners were really helpful, supplying us with logs and info about the local area. The farm has lots of nice walks, the children enjoyed playing in the woods. There are lots of great beaches nearby, and nice pubs. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at this wonderful property late Friday evening although still glorious sunshine! The property itself was very clean, with great character and extremely well equipped for all 7 of us! The kids disappeared to be found in the streams, swinging from the tress and playing football in the fields, what bliss!! Jane and her family were extremely welcoming and nothing was too much trouble at all. Highly recommend this wonderful property and secluded location with plenty to keep 5 kids and 2 dogs entertained...! Thank you all very much indeed.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and we are so glad that you and your family had such an enjoyable, adventurous holiday in our secluded valley. We hope to see you all again down here at Yabbacombe.
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Fantastic location, ideal for families

  • 5 of 5

A great find. We were 2 families consisting of 4 adults and 4 children. We stayed in the Old Farmhouse over new year for a week.

Jane and Robert were really welcoming and offered advice on the local area. The children loved the massive garden with ponds, streams and woodland to explore. The house was well set up and there were 4 good sized bedrooms. The big farmhouse kitchen fitted all of us easily.

The area itself is beautiful, with great beaches, pubs and cafes. We enjoyed lots of walks too. Nearby Kingsbridge has 2 supermarkets and there is a small shop in the village.

We would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you all had an enjoyable holiday and that the children had such a great time exploring the gardens and grounds. We look forward to welcoming you back for another holiday with us.
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There are numerous beaches in the area each with their own individual characteristics. Bantham (5 miles) has a large expanse of sand leading to Burgh Island and is good for surfing. Thurlstone Rock (6 miles) is great for crabbing at low tide with numerous rock pools, beach cafe and toilets. Hope Cove (8 miles) has a small harbour and good for kayaking and skimboarding. North and South Sands in Salcombe (9 miles) are flat and sandy. Blackpool Sands (12 miles) has watersports and a beach cafe.


Airports - Plymouth 21 miles and Exeter 41 miles.

Ferryport - Plymouth 20 miles.

Train station - Totnes 12 miles.

Roads - A38 which joins M5 at Exeter - 7 miles from property.

A car is essential - nearest village of Aveton Gifford is 3/4 mile - buses from here to Kingsbridge and Plymouth.


The nearest village is Aveton Gifford - 3/4 mile , local shop, post office and pub serving food. Loddiswell - 1 mile also village pub, post office and pub serving food.

4 miles to Kingsbridge. 9 miles to Salcombe. 14 miles to Dartmouth. 18 miles to Plymouth - large cinema complex , ten pin bowling, aquarium. 38 miles to Exeter.

Further Details:

Aune Valley Meat at Rake Farm - 1 mile , high quality butchers selling local meat and produce. Avon Mill Garden Centre - 1 1/2miles has lovely plants , cafe and deli shop.

The market town of Kingsbridge is 4 miles with banks, shops, Morrisons, Tesco, pubs, restaurants, tourist information centre, cinema with 3 screens showing newly released films and a sports centre and swimming pool.

Woodlands Adventure Park is 8 miles and suitable for children with a large indoor play area.


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