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, nespresso, aeroccino machine 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 single bed (3') with 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. Please note the charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this property. However there are a number of charging points locally. *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
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- 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)
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.