The Old Kiln sits in a prime location.
Why not sit back take in the view and enjoy the wonderful hot tub.
The original hood sits proudly in the newly fitted kitchen.
From the window seat you feel like you are cruising the estuary.
The hallway is central to the house also doubling up as the perfect study area or work zone should the need present itself.
The breakfast-bar offers the perfect spot to start the day.
The kitchen has been newly fitted and offers high quality fixtures and fittings.
The utility-room sits just off the kitchen.
The kitchen leads through to the snug offering a great sociable space for all the family.
The kitchen also offers an additional spot to watch the rugby on a weekend.
From the kitchen you can also access the hall, as well as the lower ground floor via a door and stairs down.
No matter the weather there is always a view.
The snug sofa, the perfect place to zone out.
The Old Kiln floods with light with features throughout.
From the hall you walk into the sitting/dining-room which is a room that will become a firm favourite. This fireplace is ornamental.
The dining-area offers the perfect table to come together at the end of the day. The patio doors can also be opened giving you access to the garden and patio area.
Each room offers space and luxury for all the family to enjoy.
The sitting/dining-room is a spacious area for all the family to enjoy, or provide the perfect adult chill out area.
The living area not only benefits from wonderful views and beautiful furniture but also an open fire for those chiller evenings and a Smart TV.
Another picture-perfect view.
The estuary offers a place to not only enjoy but reflect, relax and paddleboard!
A magical spot that will be a memory you will take away with you.
Throughout the house there are many original features complemented by carefully sourced furniture.
The fireplaces are works of art.
The original stone staircase is large in scale and grandeur with views to the garden and beyond, your very own picture gallery.
The first floor landing links all bedrooms and the main bathroom.
Views of the estuary will never bore you.
The master en suite bedroom offers a wonderfully large room, beautifully decorated in prime position to enjoy the views both up and down the estuary.
Breakfast in bed is a must on holiday.
The super-king in the master bedroom.
The master wardrobe offers the perfect hide and seek hiding place!
The master en suite is newly fitted.
The en suite also benefits from an estuary view.
The first floor landing.
Bedroom 2 offers another super-king bed and again this room is spacious, beautifully decorated and has a Juliet balcony.
Views from the second bedroom.
This room offers a wonderful relaxed vibe.
Bedroom 4 offers the perfect single with views of the garden.
The Old Kiln is both majestic and grand, sitting perfectly on the estuary bank.
The first floor landing.
Nothing says luxury better than a roll-top bath, this is the stylish main bathroom.
The main bathroom is large enough to accommodate both the roll-top bath, shower, WC and wash-basin.
The shower in the main bathroom is larger than average.
Bedroom 3 offers a wonderful twin for late night chats and laughter.
The twin room is dual-aspect so another light room with a view of the estuary and the garden to the back of the house.
From the first floor landing you can access the games-room.
Even the games-room offers a bird's eye view from the very top of the house.
Table-tennis for young and old.
With four bean bags the games-room offers a PlayStation plus the perfect hangout zone for the younger members of the family.
Heading down to the hall.
The staircase is wonderfully unique.
The study-area to the side of the spacious hall.
The downstairs cloakroom.
The store room is accessed down some stairs from the kitchen or through a garden door. This room offers the perfect space to store bikes, paddle boards and beach kit.
The front door of The Old Kiln is accessed via steps up from the main level of the garden.
The original outside light still adds character and charm.
The garden offers a wonderful area to enjoy.
The garden area has several areas to shelter from the sun other than the main patio area.
The wonderful hot tub sit on the front terrace overlooking the estuary.
From you front door you can enjoy the coastal paths in both directions.
The original old kiln.
To the front of the house there is a drive for two cars. Additional cars can park outside the house on the side of the wide road.

The Old Kiln


1.1 miles N of Bideford / Sleeps 8 + 2 cots*

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We had a wonderful week at The Old Kiln - the views were spectacular and the beds sooo comfy! We really did t want to go home! Thank you so much!

It was a beautiful house super clean historical house in a wonderful location. You can sit enjoy the views all day. If you enjoy walking, this is a perfect place to stay with Appledore only 40 minutes walk away. Great places to eat we highly recommend the Beaver Inn Appledore and Boathouse in Instow. Westward Ho has a great beach for dogs. Thanks for a great stay.

Excellent location 45 minute walk to Appledore via the coastal path and 20 mins to Biddeford. The front terrace is a great sun trap and the views from the window seat are fabulous. The house is really well equipped and we would highly recommend it!

Excellent accommodation, very well equipped and presented!

The Old Kiln is a large and spacious house, and lived up to all our expectations. The view from the front of the house is lovely, and sitting outside, watching the boating activities, when the tides permitted was so relaxing. An evening in the hot tub was an added bonus, as this has been installed since our booking.

A wonderful cottage and location. Look no further, this is the one!

What a gorgeous place to relax, look at the view of the tides coming in and out on the river, and enjoy walks on from the door along the South West Coast path.

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Stylishly furnished and a great space to relax. Set in a peaceful location close to the Tarka Trail and local amenities. View from the hot tub is stunning!

Big congratulations on the refurbishment of the house and love the ethos behind it. All done to a very good standard and certainly a place we would be very happy to live!

Fantastic position and outlook, in a nice quiet location with a very homily feel. For us, it had everything we would want. The view across the estuary is mesmerising, forever changing.... Weather was kind to us so were able to enjoy a couple of 'sausage sizzle's on the BBQ for breakfast, out on the patio with uninterrupted views of the estuary. The day was spent walking the dogs on some of our nearby favourite Devon beaches and enjoying lovely and numerous excellent restaurants. Upstairs at The Boat House in Instow for example (brilliant view across the estuary mouth).

We were 6, three generations of the same family and without exception, we were sorry to leave.

This is the second time of using Classic Cottages and both properties have been excellent. Service and communication is exemplary and have no hesitation in recommending this company.

The Old Kiln is in a great location for the beaches and other attractions of North Devon. The house itself is beautifully decorated and is a great place to stay for a luxurious UK holiday

We were so pleased we found this. The Old Kiln is perfectly located. The house itself is ideal for a group of people who want to mix staying in and cooking (making use of the lovely kitchen) and exploring the local area. The views of the estuary are amazing, the sunrise in the morning is well worth getting up early for. The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are lovely. The house has been really nicely decorated and furnished - a real home from home.

A fabulously and tastefully renovated house with an amazing view of the River Torridge looking down to Instow, also just down the road from Appledore, quiet, well equipped, you really can't go far wrong in renting The Old Kiln, full marks and thanks to the owners for a job very well done!

The Old Kiln is a fantastic place to stay: luxurious, spacious and comfortable. The most special thing about the house is the stunning views straight from the house over the estuary. It’s a wonderful place and the situation is outstanding. The owners have done a excellent job of refurbishing the house and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it.

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