“Swallows and Amazons” lifestyle in Aveton Gifford

9th April 2015  |  12:00am

“Swallows and Amazons” lifestyle in Aveton Gifford

This is a rare opportunity to make reality a “Swallows and Amazons” lifestyle down on the estuary of the pretty River Avon in Devon.

Waterfoot, a wonderful three/four bedroom detached cottage sits on the edge of the estuary with views out over the river from the main living rooms. It has its own piece of foreshore on which to keep a small boat, for drifting up and down the river on the tide to the beach at Bantham or Bigbury, or for paddling up river to the weir when the tide is in. 

As the tide comes in the house is delightfully cut off from the village (although there is a back lane for access). When the tide goes out the Tidal Road appears gliding across the riverside which becomes a lovely area for mud larking.

Within the house, the kitchen with its oil fired Aga, creates a warm welcome and opens into a lovely dining space featuring a wood burner, with one window overlooking the river and another looking onto the garden at the rear. A hallway leads to the fourth bedroom and to the charming sitting room with further wood burner. Both of these rooms look onto the river.

The main entrance to the house is through a large boot room/hall which, when added together with the adjacent bathroom, make the property particularly suited to an outside life in the garden or on the river.

Two staircases lead up to the three bedrooms and the shower room on the first floor with views to the 3.78 acres of garden and woodland behind the house.

Waterfoot has now SOLD off a guide price of £650,000. For further information please contact Marchand Petit’s Modbury office on 01548 831163.