The Old Kiln is one of a kind! A beautiful Grade II Listed detached period property offering a wonderful home for all the family to enjoy. Built in 1933 on the site of an old kiln which is still a prominent feature of this wonderfully unique property. The owners have created a home that celebrates the character and original features married together by exceptional furnishings creating a feeling of space and luxury. No detail has been overlooked, 21st Century living has been integrated throughout with a games-room, bespoke work station, high end kitchen installation and sun terraces, but the crowning glory has to be the window seat in the living-room which looks directly across the estuary.
Situated in a dramatic frontline waterside position providing unrivalled panoramic views across the Torridge estuary with Northam just under a mile away for those essential supplies or the morning paper. The South West Coast Path can be accessed from your front door offering wonderful walks and endless views of the water as you meander through the countryside and coastal villages. A morning walk can see you at Appledore to watch the sun come up and more importantly enjoy the tranquility of the setting. You really could park up and never use the car!
On entering The Old Kiln you walk through the original door into the entrance hall, a great place for dropping the bags off whilst you enjoy the excitement of arriving at your holiday home. The kitchen retains the original copper oven hood which formed the inspiration for the kitchen design. All mod-cons have been installed from the range cooker to dishwasher, you will be able to cook a full roast dinner or just the morning fry up, but you will have everything you need. From this room you can also access the utility-room. The staircase down to the lower ground floor offers a storage room for all the beach kit or even a paddleboard - well you are sat on the estuary after all! Don't worry there is a door directly into this area from the side of the house for easy access.
The snug benefits from the original stone fireplace with a picture-perfect window offering views of the estuary. Situated off the kitchen the snug provides space for the younger generations to play or maybe a quiet place to enjoy a morning coffee whilst planning a day of adventures. The two rooms being linked by a door allows you to keep smaller children in view as you prepare the meals.
The central hallway is the heart of the property from the ornamental grand open fireplace to the wow-worthy sweeping stone staircase. This room also offers the perfect workstation to keep an eye on those emails.
The grand living-room will not fail to take your breath away, you will instantly be drawn to the window seat that offers views of the estuary and beyond. You will be sure to sit for hours watching estuary life pass you by. This room offers the perfect place for the family to come together at the end of each day with a grand dining-table and the relaxed sitting-area that will allow you to enjoy the benefit of the open fire on those chillier evenings.
As you reach the top of the staircase you will find all four bedrooms which have been decorated and furnished to the highest standards with original features throughout. Situated to the front of the house the master bedroom has views of the estuary and floods with light and benefits from a newly fitted en suite with shower. The other three bedrooms share the main bathroom that has been refitted to the highest standard including a roll-top bath in which you can soak and relax. All beds have top quality mattresses providing a good night's sleep that, along with the coastal air, will see you fully rested each morning.
The games-room is situated in the attic and is accessed via a staircase from the first floor landing. This room will be loved by the younger members of the family who will enjoy the PlayStation as the night draws in and the older members of the party might be found around the table-football.
The Old Kiln not only offers an unrivalled location but is a house that will see all of the family catered for, no matter the season, as you drive away you will want to return year after year. The Old Kiln is set to become a north Devon destination holiday home.
When it comes to location and planning family adventures you will be spoilt for choice as attractions include ferry trips to Lundy Island from Bideford Quay, the National Trust's Arlington Court, historic Clovelly which offers a time forgotten, two excellent golf courses at Saunton and Westward Ho! and especially for children, The Milky Way and The Big Sheep.
Visiting Instow across the estuary is a must - there's a seasonal passenger ferry which adds to the experience. Instow has a fabulous long sandy beach which is dog-friendly all year round. You can also walk, or of course cycle, along the famous Tarka Trail which is on the Instow side of the estuary.
Westward Ho! is an excellent family day out with a sandy beach and rock pools to explore at low tide, the coastal path will take you around the headland.
There is so much to do and explore you will be spoilt for choice!
Lower Ground Floor
Hall/Study with ornamental open fire
Sitting/Dining-room with Smart TV and open fire
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Smart TV
Snug with Smart TV and open fire
Utility-room with washing machine
Cloakroom 1 with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with super-king-double bed (6') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with super-king double bed (6')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 4 with single bed (3')
Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Games-room with table-football and PlayStation
The garden wraps around the house, there are different levels and a water fountain, please supervise children. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 2 cars and parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH (partial under-floor)
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.