Situated in the heart of a family-run working farm in West Alvington, South Devon, this magnificent barn conversion offers supremely comfortable, modern accommodation with a great deal of charm and character. With the countryside all around yet on the outskirts of the bustling town of Kingsbridge, this is a fabulous location. The delights of Salcombe can be reached by ferry if you do not want to drive plus you have easy access to the stretching sands of South Milton and Thurlestone and the surf of Bantham and Bigbury. The breathtaking South West Coast Path beckons where you will enjoy fabulous panoramic views of this dramatic and beautiful coastline.
Alvington Farm boasts four beautiful bedrooms sleeping seven guests. You are very welcome to bring two dogs with you though you are asked to keep them on a lead outside of the barn’s enclosed garden area. The interior design is stunning with gorgeous natural colour palettes. Fabulous, sumptuous furnishings blend brilliantly with the exposed stonework and wooden beams that give nods to the building’s history. This exquisitely finished barn certainly celebrates its past. The designers have created a sumptuous rural haven deep in the South Hams, close to some of Devon’s most sought after spots. The barn offers huge social spaces with outstanding contemporary features. On the ground floor, you will find an exceptional kitchen diner with oak framed floor to ceiling glass doors and Velux windows allowing light to flood into this sensational space. The kitchen is contemporary in shades of warm stone and features a breakfast bar where guests can keep the chef company while they prepare a delicious meal. The dining table and chairs blend brilliantly with both the kitchen and the exposed stone feature wall.
You can step straight out to your fully enclosed garden to discover inviting deck chairs on the lawn and alfresco dining where you can use the barbecue. The fire pit is a lovely evening spot where you can toast marshmallows and discuss plans for the following day. If you wander across the lawn, you will discover another vast barn where there is an outstanding range of entertainment waiting. Table tennis and darts are amongst the games you can enjoy. You will know where to look for your youngsters! If you bring bikes with you, there is plenty of storage in the barn for them.
The glorious living room is on the first floor of the barn. With its huge bi-fold and French doors, it is fully illuminated with Devon sunshine. With a hint of industrial tones, deep plush sofas and yet more exposed stone, it is a fabulous spot to chill, snuggle down and watch a movie or play a game or two.
The luxury bedrooms are spread across all three floors, ensuring a lovely sense of privacy for all. With splendid views across the surrounding fields, each bedroom is a dreamy haven. The master bedroom boasts second-floor countryside views as well as a super king bed and a gorgeous vaulted ceiling. The first floor offers a delightful single bedroom, plus you will find two twin bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms on the ground floor. There is a pristine, dazzling family bathroom on the second floor, next to the master bedroom.
West Alvington is a tranquil, rural village on the outskirts of the bustling Kingsbridge, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It stands boldly on the top of a South Hams hill, with commanding views towards Kingsbridge and the sea.
Kingsbridge, a traditional English market town, sits on the Kingsbridge Estuary, surrounded by lush, green rolling countryside. Kingsbridge boasts an eclectic selection of independent shops, art galleries and antique shops as well as an excellent selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants. Artisan coffee shops mingle with luxury boutiques and your usual high street stores. You can taste local craft beers, ales, cider and even wine and gin together with delicious local produce. The town also offers a three-screen cinema, a yoga studio and a leisure centre with a swimming pool. The town is very interesting, with many walks. You can explore passages such as Squeezebelly Alley to discover Kingsbridge’s history and hidden treasures such as mosaics, a community garden and miniature railway. The town holds a number of local events including the Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival in June, Kingsbridge Fair Week in July, the Kingsbridge Show in September and Kingsbridge Celebrate Christmas in December. The estuary provides plenty of opportunities if you are a watersports enthusiast. You can kayak, sail or stand up paddleboard.
Salcombe has to be one of the prettiest towns in South Devon. It is a centre for sailing, a watersports haven! Salcombe is lined with boutique shops, art galleries and gift shops. The town’s excellent restaurants serve locally caught fresh seafood and locally farmed produce. You can also taste delicious Salcombe Dairy ice-cream and award-winning Salcombe gin. Salcombe’s August regatta celebrates all that is great about the town with sailing events, fireworks and much family fun. In town, Salcombe’s South Sands and North Sands are ideal family beaches, or just across the estuary, you will find a wonderful beach at East Portlemouth. It can be accessed by ferry from Salcombe. To the west lies Bigbury-on-Sea, Bantham and the famous Burgh Island which is accessed at high tide by a sea tractor. The South West Coast Path is absolutely amazing. You can enjoy a walk to Start Point Lighthouse from Salcombe admiring the splendid views.
Another popular beach day jaunt is to the picturesque Slapton Sands. Slapton Sands has a very moving story attached to it. In 1943 the beach was taken over by the allied forces to use as a rehearsal area for the D-Day landings. Sadly a combination of live ammunition and poor visibility resulted in 749 American servicemen losing their lives. There is a stone monument to commemorate the ill-fated operation. There are plenty of watersports at the beach and a beachside cafe. The beach is dog friendly. Many visitors enjoy observing the wildlife in the Nature Reserve, living in and around the freshwater lake, Slapton Ley.