East Wells is a former farmhouse  offering views, seclusion, wonderful gardens and not forgetting an award-winning pub at the end of the lane.
The main bedroom is at the front of the house and has delightful views of the countryside, best enjoyed from taking a seat in the window.
The sitting-room benefits from this wonderful wood-burner for those autumnal nights and not forgetting those wonderful views from the window seat.
The dining-table sits in the middle of the kitchen and can comfortably sit seven making this the perfect spot to start and end the day.
Relax in the garden to take in the views whilst listening to the bird song.
The sitting-room benefits from being a generous size with enough seating for all the family and everyone will enjoy the glow of the log-burner.
The views from the front door and glorious garden will greet you everyday.
The kitchen is fully equipped, with a washing machine and tumble-drier located in the utility-room, situated to the side of the kitchen with a second door to the garden.
This old fireplace was where all the cooking was done, long before the days of gas or electricity! (This is no longer in use). The floor is also original, just one of the many features throughout this characterful house.
The main bathroom is upstairs and has the luxury of a roll-top bath.
The second double also enjoys those wonderful views.
Each bedroom offers the perfect quiet space to relax after a day of exploring.
The downstairs single sits opposite the ground floor shower-room, please note that this part of the house is not on one level.
The downstairs shower-room sits to the back of the house and by the downstairs single bedroom.
Young children should be supervised when upstairs owing to the open nature of the landing in this lovely old cottage.
The first floor landing linking all bedrooms and main bathroom.
The stairs benefit from a handrail; please note the landing area is open so young children need to be supervised.
The bunk-beds are comfortable full size singles.
The house is filled with original features throughout.
Sit for a while and take in the wonderful views.
The second double again sits to the front of the house and not only floods with light but enjoys wonderful views.
This double benefits from a reading chair for those lazy coffee mornings.
Enjoy a soak in the bath whilst enjoying the view.
Another talking point, the old bread oven!
This Grade II Listed cottage retains so many original features and many rooms are accessed via steps up and down.
A window seat with a fabulous view everyone can appreciate.
Please note that the ground floor landing is accessed via stone steps out of the kitchen.
A quiet morning coffee corner whilst the rest of the house sleeps....
The utility-room.
Enjoy the sun terrace; the perfect place for al fresco living with wonderful views from the enclosed garden.
East Wells is located in a perfect village setting, tranquil and secluded.
This really is a rural retreat.
There are lovely features throughout the surrounding gardens.
A real sun trap!
Enjoy the beautiful countryside views from the garden.
The summerhouse is a perfect spot for reading a book.
Catch the passenger ferry from Bideford Quay for a day trip to Lundy Island.
The house owns the field below the garden, which is let out to a local farmer for grazing his sheep.
Lovely Appledore in the sunshine.
The nearby pretty market town of Bideford.
Exmoor is a great place to explore either by bike or on foot.
The sands of Instow, perfect for families.
Each bedroom offers the perfect quiet space to relax after a day of exploring.

East Wells


4.4 miles SW of South Molton / Sleeps 6 + cot

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Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3


Bedroom 4


East Wells is a wonderful, thatched, Grade II Listed farmhouse believed to date back to the 16th Century, situated in a wonderful half acre garden on the fringes of Kings Nympton and benefitting from uninterrupted views of the rolling Devon hills.

On a clear day you can see Dartmoor National Park - this is the benefit of being the highest village between Dartmoor and Exmoor. Kings Nympton is a conservation award-winning Devon village and enjoys the benefits of the renowned family-friendly Grove Inn that is literally a stone's throw from your front door.

Not only is the location perfect but the farmhouse provides the ideal base to enjoy all that north Devon has to offer. From the moment you arrive at East Wells you will be enchanted by its charm and character, not to mention the view!

The cottage oozes original features such as exposed walls and ceiling timbers and two inglenook fireplaces and has been lovingly restored and updated. From a new wood-burner set into the original inglenook fireplace in the sitting-room to the roll-top bath in the main bathroom and not forgetting the beautifully crafted solid beech kitchen where 21st Century living blends beautifully with this 16th Century farmhouse.

Each of the four bedrooms offer the perfect retreat after a day of exploring! Bedroom one can be found on the ground floor with views out to the side of the house. Climb the stairs to the first floor and you will find three more bedrooms and a family bathroom. With views to the front of the house overlooking the glorious garden you will find bedroom two and three both being doubles that flood with light! Lastly bedroom four has bunk-beds, the beds are three-foot and suitable for adults or children however these might be more suited to children up to the age of 12 years.

The farmhouse also benefits from superfast WiFi which is always a plus for the younger members of the family and being the oldest building in the village it seems fitting that it should be the first to have this service. The kitchen is sure to be the heart of the home and offers the perfect setting for the family to come together at the beginning and end of each day.

The utility-room sits to the side of the kitchen and benefits from a washing machine and tumble-drier, the garden can also be accessed from here.

The thriving market town of South Molton is a short five mile drive from East Wells and offers an excellent range of shopping with many independent boutiques and not forgetting the hugely successful weekly pannier market which is a must.

If you would prefer to be a bit more active, then north Devon will not disappoint. From cycling the Tarka Trail or for walkers there are numerous bridal paths that can be enjoyed in and around Kings Nympton.

The north Devon coast is only a short drive away, allowing you to enjoy the long sandy beaches for a fun day at the seaside or autumnal bracing walks along the miles of coast path. Whatever the season the beach always offers a place to recharge and enjoy your holiday.

North Devon really does offer the perfect self-catering location with something for one an all!

Ground Floor


Entrance hall

Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner

Kitchen/Breakfast-room with electric range cooker, dishwasher and fridge/freezer

Utility-room with washing machine, tumble-drier and microwave

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 1 with single bed (3')

First Floor

Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6'')

Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6'')

Bedroom 4 with bunk-beds (3')

Bathroom with roll-top bath, WC and wash-basin

Outside Access to


Games-room with table-tennis

Please supervise children when upstairs because of the open nature of the landing of this lovely old cottage, and when in the garden as there is a small sunken pond, particularly after rainfall. East Wells only accommodates six guests but has flexibility of beds. Please note the charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this property. However there are a number of charging points locally.


  • Dogs welcome
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Superfast WiFi
  • Telephone honesty-box (incoming and local outgoing calls) (At cost)
  • No smoking
  • Pub 50 yds
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Full oil-fired CH