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Beautifully Refurbished High Quality Four Bedroom Family House Ideally Located

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Aveton Gifford, Nr. Kingsbridge, South Devon, England - Close To Local Beaches, 5 Minute Walk To Village Centre And Shop. Village Pub. 10 Minutes

Glebe House has been refurbished for this season and provides outstanding self-catering family accommodation equipped to the highest standards. Glebe House will appeal to discerning families who wish to enjoy a family holiday in a beautiful location with easy access to all areas of the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Please note that the property is strictly 'No Smoking' and 'No Pets'

The refurbishment work has created an enlarged Kitchen/Dining/Family-Room; a wonderful area for the whole family to gather in. We are very pleased with the result and hope our guests will be too. A new en-suite shower room has been installed and other bathrooms have been refurbished.

Whether you are looking for beautiful beaches, or you are a walking, golfing, sailing or bird watching enthusiast this is a great place to take a holiday. Glebe House is equipped with all modern conveniences and is attractively furnished to a high standard. Aveton Gifford is a pretty village with a strong sense of community located in the South Hams district of Devon an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The village is ideally located to explore this beautiful part of Devon. The village surroundings comprises an area of hills and valleys and in addition to the River Avon there are numerous smaller watercourses which have shaped the land. In common with the surrounding parishes Aveton Gifford contains a wide variety of plant and animal life and there is much to see for the visitor with an interest in wildlife. Within the area there are a number of footpaths and bridleways and for nature lovers a walk or ride along them is usually well rewarded at any time of year. The village sits at the start of the tidal road to Bigbury where the Avon estuary both at high and low tide is filled with a wonderful array of birds, including oyster catchers, little egrets, curlews, redshanks and swans to name but a few. A very pleasant walk can be enjoyed alongside this scenic estuary, where many a photograph has been snapped, but it is impassable at high tide.

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Aveton Gifford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
  • Main family bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, basin. En-suite shower with wc and basin to bedroom 1, En-suite shower with wc and basin to bedroom 2. Down stairs wc and wash basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 (4 Bedrooms) + Cot provided Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Kingsize double bed and en-suite shower room, TV. Bedroom 2 Kingsize double bed and en-suite shower room, TV. Bedroom 3 with generously proportioned twin beds. Bedroom 4 with triple bunk bed comprising a 4' double bed with single above.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Stricktly No Smoking. Stricktly No Pets. Outside: Front drive parking for two cars with on road parking available. Private enclosed garden, large garden table with six rattan chairs, patio table with two chairs, two sun loungers, gas BBQ Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is provided however guests will need to bring their own towels. Towel hire can be arranged if required. Property is cleaned and bed linen changed between lets and in the case of a fortnightly booking after the first week. Other: There is a large Kitchen/Dining/Family Room with breakfast bar, ample dining and seating space equipped with a wall mounted 55" Samsung Smart TV and DVD player. Downstairs cloakroom with toilet and washbasin.


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Beautifully Refurbished High Quality Four Bedroom Family House Ideally Located
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was SPOTLESS on arrival -we've never seen such a clean holiday house previously and this in itself gave a warm comfy feel. The house was spacious and the weather - it didn't rain the whole what more could we ask for!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent base for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Glebe House with our family rangeing in ages from 59 to 8 and we were even more impressed by the refurbished kitchen diner this time. The house has every convenience you would need plus the extra ensuites and the large bathroom are very useful with a large group.

The kitchen had everything we needed including cleaning products and a very useful welcome pack after our journey from Wales. We settled in with no beds to make up ( very comfy) and plenty of storage space. The 50 inch TV in the kitchen diner was great for watching the opympics during mealtimes and as we sat in the garden in the evening.We even had a cinema night with popcorn ... good fun. The barbeque in the garden was also a hit. Plenty of room for us all to have our own space with a comfortable lounge/TV room. We had 3 cars to park with no problem.

Its a short walk to the local pub for an evening meal with a local shop for emergencies and a park with climbing frame for the gandchildren on the way.

Bigbury and Bantham beaches are short drive away but take care on the narrow roads leading to them. Kingsbridge is pleaseant for a walk , crabbing ,fish an chips and another pub serving meals. A little further, and we had a lovely afternoon teaching the family to fish and crabbing.The house is close to the A30 so a visit to Plymouth and surrounding area is easy. Salcombe is handy if the weather is good but also for looking around the shops when raining. A bus service runs into town as parking is a nightmare but buses run every 15 minutes.

We enjoyed the hoilday and the house so much we are booking again this year with a new grandchild of 10 months and I know we will have all we need..... The Cornwell family

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nigel Charlesworth
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Nigel Charlesworth

My wife and I have visited the South Hams area over many years and continue to look forward to every visit we make.

Nigel Charlesworth purchased this house in 2012

Why Nigel Charlesworth chose Aveton Gifford

My wife and I bought Glebe House in 2012. We have holidayed in the South Hams for a number of years and have family connections in the area. Our children and grandchildren love the area especially the beaches at Burgh Island and Bantham. We appreciate the close proximity to fabulous walking opportunities some directly from the front door of the house.

Having rented holiday homes in the area we soon learned to appreciate the fact that Aveton Gifford is an ideal location for exploring the South Hams. We visit Glebe House regularly and have equipped it with love to a high standard for our own use. We hope that guests enjoy their stay as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a week at Glebe House, it's the first holiday I've never wanted to come home from. The accommodation was home from home, beds were so comfy and we all slept extremely well. You are located whereby everything you want to see and visit is close by. The locals are very friendly and helpful. The owners l have thought of everything, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely go again, thank you once again.

Fantastic place to stay, would highly recommend it :-)
Jan 2015
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Fishermans Rest
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bigbury Golf Course
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Oyster Shack Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary


The nearest beaches are at Bigbury-on-Sea and Bantham where the most impressive expanse of sand in the South Hams can be found.

Bigbury beach is a popular award winning family beach with shallow waters and rock pools to keep children entertained. It is joined by a causeway to the famous Burgh Island with its Art Deco Hotel made famous in the crime novels of Agatha Christie and the 14th century Pilchard Inn.

Bantham is a well known surfing and windsurfing location.


Exeter Airport, 42 miles.

Totnes railway station 15 miles.

M5/A38 8 miles.

Car essential.

Local bus to Plymouth, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.


Kingsbridge 4 miles

Modbury 4 miles

Salcombe 8 miles

Dartmouth 17 miles

Totnes 15 miles

Plymouth 16 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
If the balance is not received by the date due on the booking confirmation, The Owner, at their discretion, reserves the right to make the property available for re-booking. This does not release the guest from their obligation.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is Friday. The property is available for occupation from 3pm on the first day of the holiday and must be vacated by 10am on the last day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Prices are inclusive of luxury bed linen, all heating, Gas, Electricity, BBQ Gas and welcome tray containing tea making items and a bottle of wine.
**REDUCED OCCUPANCY DISCOUNT** Parties of 5 or less receive a £50 discount on full weekly bookings at Glebe House (excl. any school holidays). We will also consider short breaks out of the high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.