The Local Area


Aveton Gifford
Our village lies within the Avon Valley in the heart of the South Hams "an area of outstanding natural beauty" and is an ideal base to explore South Devon.

The village boast a friendly pub with restaurant and pool table. Bar meals are also offered and children are very welcome (with well behaved parents!)

Launching access for boats is available on the river Avon which meanders out to Bantham beach and the sea beyond.

Salcombe (8 miles)
A major yachting and boating centre with narrow streets and quintessentially English in every way. Quaint cafes, pubs, restaurants and lovely designer shops not forgetting delicious ice cream.

Dartmouth (15 miles)
Situated on the River Dart, this beautiful town is home to the Royal Naval College. Much to see and do including the historical castle, steam railway, river cruises and an interesting mix of shops and restaurants.

Kingsbridge (4 miles)
The capital of the South Hams, standing at the head of the estuary, Kingsbridge is proud of its old fashioned traditional style.

Something for everyone including leisure centre, cinema, farmers market, pubs, and range of shops selling local produce.

Plymouth (17 miles)
The major port of Devon. Historic docks and harbour with newly developed waterfront marina including cafes, bars and restaurants.

Bantham Beach (2 miles)
A beautiful award winning beach with sand dunes and surfing and wonderful sandcastle building sand!