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Westleigh, Bideford

  • Front Exterior
  • Entrance Hallway
  • Master Bedroom
  • Second Bedroom
  • Family Bathroom
  • Lounge 1
  • Lounge 2
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen 1
  • Kitchen 2
  • Garden 1
  • Garden 2
  • Woodstore 1
  • Woodstore 2
  • Workshop 1
  • Workshop 2

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  • 17th Century Cottage
  • Character and Period Features
  • Estuary Views
  • Rear Garden and Outbuildings
  • Idyllic Village Location
  • Local Amenities
  • Bus Route to Local Towns

This 17th Century cottage presents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a charming period cottage in the idyllic village location of Westleigh, Bideford. The cottage has been Grade II Listed for architectural and historical importance. The cottage has rendered elevations beneath a traditional thatched roof, with the ridge being replaced in 2016.

The ground floor comprises a hallway with stairs to the first floor and a convenient downstairs W.C and door through to a comfortable lounge boasting a HETAS certified clear-view multi-fuel stove and traditional exposed beams. A snug dining room leads off from the lounge and built in seating gives a good capacity for entertaining. The kitchen consists of stylish base and wall units, a sink with mixer tap and draining, and space for an electric oven, fridge freezer and plumbing for a washing machine. A door from the kitchen leads to an enclosed pathway leading a very short distance to a gated lawn with wide views across the estuary. There are also two well-sized outbuildings to the rear which could well be turned into a workshop/project/studio or possibly even parking subject to relevant planning/permissions.

On the first floor of the property there are two double bedrooms facing the front garden, each with there own built in wardrobes and a feature fireplace in the master. The landing has windows to the rear gardens and a storage cupboard that houses the immersion tank. The bathroom consists of a double shower, W.C and hand basin, while there is also above head-height splash tiling for convenience.

The cottage is just a short walk from the 15th Century Westleigh Inn, while the village itself consists of character cottages and houses and has a strong community feel with an active Cricket Club, Village Hall and church. Westleigh is just 1.4 miles from the ever popular Instow with its beaches, hotel, cafe, pubs and restaurants. From Westleigh, Instow is also easily accessed via the Tarka Trail and also has a church, sailing club, cricket club, primary school and of course the Tarka Trail which runs between Bideford, Barnstaple and beyond. Downman Cottage is also within walking distance of the main bus route between Bideford and Barnstaple.

Services - Mains electric and Water
Council - North Devon District Council

Living Room

15' 9'' x 14' 5'' (4.8m x 4.39m)

Dining Room

10' 10'' x 7' 1'' (3.3m x 2.16m)


12' 7'' x 6' 10'' (3.84m x 2.08m)

Bedroom 1

11' 7'' x 8' 8'' (3.53m x 2.64m)

Bedroom 2

11' 5'' x 9' 11'' (3.48m x 3.02m)

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Bideford EX39 4NL
County: Devon
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00001219
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