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Aveton Gifford village, Devon

Aveton Gifford is a small rural village in South Devon. It lies at the head of the estuary of the River Avon or Aune, at the point where it is crossed by the A379 road. It receives its name from this river and also from the family of Giffard who held the manor. Walter Giffard came across with William the Conqueror and helped with the Domesday Book.

The correct pronunciation of the name is a source of continuing and fruitless debate in the area: the alternatives are 'Awton Jifford', 'Averton Gifford' or varying combinations of the two. Today, it is frequently known locally as 'AG', a simple solution to the problem. The village is located in the South Hams district of Devon and is bounded by Modbury, Bigbury, Thurlestone, Churchstow and Loddiswell.

In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 772. There is currently a pub, a community village shop/post office, a primary school, a pre-school and a selection of parish organisations.

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Kingston, Modbury, Kingsbridge and Hope Cove.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowModbury

arrowDartmouth

arrowPaignton

arrowBrixham

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowModbury

	arrowKingsbridge

	arrowIvybridge

	arrowSalcombe

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Kingsbridge, Brixham, Paignton and Newton Abbot.

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