Welcome to The Old Kiln, situated between Bideford and Northam on the Torridge estuary.
The modern kitchen with the original cooker hood. The snug leads off the kitchen.
The living room is a magical spot that will be a memory you will take away with you.
Bedroom two has a super-king size bed.
Why not sit back take in the view and enjoy the wonderful hot tub.
The breakfast-bar offers the perfect spot to start the day.
The cooker has a gas hob and electric oven.
Looking from the kitchen to the utility room with the washing machine in.
The dining-area offers the perfect table to come together at the end of the day. The patio doors give you access to the garden and patio area.
Each room offers space and luxury for all the family to enjoy.
From the window seat you feel like you are cruising the estuary.
The living and dining area are in the same room.
From the hall you walk into the living/dining-room which is a room that will become a firm favourite. This fireplace is ornamental.
For those after a quiet place to do some reading, the desk in the hall is the ideal spot.
The hallway is central to the house also doubling up as the perfect study area or work zone should the need present itself.
The snug has a smart tv and an open fire place.
The snug sofa, the perfect place to zone out.
The ground floor cloakroom.
The original stone staircase is large in scale and grandeur with views to the garden and beyond, your very own picture gallery.
Bedroom one offers a wonderfully large room, in prime position to enjoy the views both up and down the estuary.
Bedroom one has a super king size bed and a single bed with an en suite shower room.
Bedroom one's en suite shower room, also treated to views of the estuary.
The first floor landing links all bedrooms and the main bathroom.
Bedroom two offers another super-king bed and again this room is spacious and has a Juliet balcony.
Bedroom three is a twin room with with a view of the estuary and the garden to the back of the house.
The main bathroom is large enough to accommodate both the roll-top bath, shower, WC and wash-basin.
Nothing says luxury better than a roll-top bath, this is the stylish main bathroom.
The shower in the main bathroom is larger than average.
Bedroom four offers the perfect single bed with views of the garden.
On the second floor you will find the games room with a PlayStation and...
Why not dine al fresco during those warmer months?
The front door of The Old Kiln is accessed via steps up from the main level of the garden.
The path leading up to the front door.

The Old Kiln is a Grade II listed building on the Torridge estuary.
The Old Kiln sits in a prime location.
From you front door you can enjoy the coastal paths in both directions.
The estuary view will greet you every morning.
Appledore is close by and a great place to go for a family day out.
Charming Clovelly is a lovely place to visit.
The harbour at Clovelly.
Catch the passenger ferry from Bideford Quay to Lundy Island for a day of bird watching.
The pretty market town of Barnstaple.
Woolacombe is one of many stunning north coast beaches.

The Old Kiln


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

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Very comfortable, spacious house with wonderful views, magical garden and fabulous beaches nearby.

It’s a beautiful home and we love it thank you This was our second stay and can’t wait to make it a third!!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're thrilled that you love The Old Kiln; so much so that you're already planning a return visit. We can't wait to welcome you back. Julie, Customer Support

A beautiful house with stunning views of the estuary. Lovely touches were provided for a warm welcome, a pint of milk, biscuits and fresh flowers. The hot tub is an added bonus after long dog walks and the dog gate by the stairs, dog water bowl and dog towel and blankets were much appreciated. Overall a fantastic stay and happy family memories made. Would definitely recommend the Westleigh Inn as a friendly pub with amazing food. Just a short drive away. Thank you for a wonderful stay! We loved this place.

It was a beautiful home and I loved it so much

It's an amazing property in a prime position, well looked after, and I would certainly book it again.

We enjoyed our stay to celebrate my husband's 80th birthday despite the fact that Covid struck half the family a day before our holiday and they were subsequently unable to come. We rattled around for 2 days, feeling like Goldilocks, before some of the rest of the family were able to come down, which made it a rather expensive 5 days. However, we loved the house and the surroundings and it's a great place for touring the local area. The view of the estuary from the window seats was wonderful, the beds very comfortable (something you need as you get older!!) and there was loads of space

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review - and a very happy belated birthday to Mr Groves! We're so sorry to hear that some of the family were unable to join you for the celebrations, but glad that you still enjoyed your time in Devon - albeit with even more space than anticipated. Tanya, Customer Support

Wow! We new that the Old Kiln would be lovely but nothing prepared us for just how stunning the view and the interior would be, just beautiful! Also lovely approachable owners. We would defiantly love to stay again.

Fantastic views from all angles, especially with the binoculars provided.

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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