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


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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Westleigh Inn (1 mile)

The owners say to 'forget your troubles and relax in our charming inn' - what more invitation do you need? With a roaring winter fire, and beautiful summer beer garden overlooking the estuary, sup a real ale and enjoy 'good food, good beer and good cheer' at this 15th Century freehouse.

Nearest beach

Westward Ho! Beach (1 ¾ miles)

Two miles of sand stretching into the distance backed by a pebble ridge which divides the beach from Northam Burrows Country Park, a magnificent stretch of salt marsh, grassland and dunes.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Taylor September 2016

the pier house

Gorgeous restaurant serving lovely food. Stunning views while you eat.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

Awesome beach for surfers/bodyboarders!

This beach is incredible...2 miles of the most incredible surf I've ever seen and however busy it gets it never seems crowded.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Morgan September 2011

Felt like I was a kid again

The beach is huge....3miles of it! Although it's a sandy beach, the sand never actually dried out during our visit. But that was great for sandcastle building. Plenty of surfers make use of the beach and the rock pools are fantastic. Great fish and chip shop just up from the beach. Parking is easy. Definitely worth a visit.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Douglas-Mann September 2010

Vast expanses of golden sand

Westward Ho! beach is a 'Blue Flag' beach, offering vast expanses of golden sand. Good for surfing, it is patrolled by lifeguards and is one of the safest in the area. An added attraction for youngsters are the many rock pools to explore at low tide.

Nearest walk

The Tarka Trail Westleigh (1 mile)

The Tarka Trail covers over 160 miles of pathways and bridleways in Devon and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route. The trail will take you pretty much as far as you want to wander with easy flat paths and estuary views. Just watch out for cyclists, it's a popular route.

Nearest town

Bideford (1 mile)

Just what you want in a seaside village - whitewashed cottages, higgledy-piggledy narrow lanes, a quaint harbour and plenty of cosy pubs and cafes to linger in.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Miss Morgan September 2011


We were expecting Bideford to be a bustling little place but on an August Saturday afternoon, it was deserted. It's a very run down little place with not a lot to offer tourists. The Pannier market was very disappointing as the fixed shops sold tourist rubbish and the market stalls in the upper section consisted of a few tiny stalls which sold cheap toys and antique books. Odd combination. It's a shame that the town is more vibrant as the location is pretty being on the estuary.

Also nearby

Tea on the Green (1 ½ miles)

A retro delight, to take tea back in the forties and fifties close to the seafront at Westward Ho!. A traditional tearoom with cakes and light bites to be washed down with a variety of teas and coffee. This lovely little cafe was voted the best for 2011/2012 in the North Devon Food Awards.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mackenzie June 2019

You need to feel hungry before you call in here.

Fantastic small retro café serving hot and cold light meals along with cream teas to die for. Sit outside looking at the sea and town green on inside and wallow in an era gone by. Food excellent, portions enormous and staff were efficient and friendly.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Adams August 2015

Still fantastic!

We first found Tea on the Green in 2012, and whenever we've been anywhere close (that means within a 1 and half hour drive!!) we've always spent the day at Westward Ho! and included something to eat here. The lunches are great, with excellent choices (you won't go hungry) and the cakes are magnificent. It's always busy though, so you have to be prepared to wait or maybe sit outside.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Shippam September 2014

The cream teas really are to die for!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Burton September 2012

A visit a must if you are in Westward Ho

What a lovely little place to stop for tea and cake. Although it was next to where we were staying whatever time of day we walked past it was always full and we determined to try it during our week in Westward Ho so waited across the road until a table outside was empty and ran across before another lucky person was able to sample their lovely food and surroundings. Just amazing.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

WOW!!!! The MOST incredible tea shop!

You MUST visit this tea shop! From the outside it's easy to miss or walk past as its not big but once inside it is just fantastic. all decor and music is 1950's and there is so much attention to detail especially the lovely crockery. But best of all the menu is amazing. Cakes are delicious and such a great choice of drinks and food. I'd recommend booking a table to avoid any disappointment!

The Square Studio (¾ mile)

A quaint arts and crafts shop offering locally produced goods. Arts and crafts workshops are available, contact the studio for further details.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby May 2012

A real gem of a craft shop well worth a visit!

I visited the Square Studio to purchase a couple of birthday gifts for friends and ended up coming away with more!! What an amazing showcase of local talent. Beautifully presented shop with very reasonably priced unique items you really want to buy. I look forward to visiting again and would definitely consider one of their craft workshops when I next visit. What a fun and different activity to do on holiday! Can't wait to go back!

Instow (1 ¾ miles)

Located where the rivers Taw and Torridge combine and flow into the sea, Instow is a pretty waterside village and perfect for a spot for sailing or windsurfing, and for families to take advantage of the sheltered sandy beaches.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2017

Pretty Village

Such a pretty village and the local beaches are lovely. Try John's Deli, a great place for breakfast, lunch, cakes etc.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Goetz April 2014

Have Cream Tea at the Commodore Hotel

The Commodore Hotel offers Cream Tea for non-residents. You can sit inside or outside and enjoy a good cream tea as well as a gorgeous view across the estuary. If the tide is coming up and the sun is setting, this is a marvelous experience.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Dance August 2013

Beautiful, sleepy Instow

Instow is a pretty little village and makes a perfect base for exploring North Devon. It retains a sedate pace of life, perfect for winding down from the rat race. Johns' deli provides everything you need to spoil yourself at breakfast time, and there are a couple of restaurants to spoil you at suppertime. The Tarka Trail is on your doorstep and it would be rude not to hire some bikes and meander through the pretty Devon countryside for an hour or two.

Appledore Instow Ferry (1 ½ miles)

There has been a ferry here for many centuries, always providing a well used service. The ferry that runs today is community run and offers the chance to nip across theTaw and Torridge Estuary and explore both sides!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Burgess April 2016

Don't miss out

This is a great little ferry, the kids loved going on it and so did the dad's nipping over to instow for a cheeky pint or two.

Instow Arms (2 miles)

Set in the beautiful coastal village of Instow and right on the waterfront with outstanding views across the estuary. You will find a variety of local ales and a menu offering locally sourced produce here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Harris September 2013

Both people and dog friendly with excellent food!

We arrived at 6 on Thursday night and got a table - just! Very busy already, which is always a good sign. A really lovely restaurant/bar setting, many with window seats and views over the beautiful beach area. Dogs are allowed in the bar level (there's up and down stairs seating too) - it was one of the reasons we chose it. The waiting staff were absolutely top notch - really friendly and helpful. The choice of food was great, service was prompt and the food itself was really excellent (I heartily recommend the belly pork and stir fry- wow!). All in all, a great eatery and one that we couldn't find fault with. If you're in Instow (or the surrounding environs) take a trip to the Instow Arms and enjoy the hospitality and food at great value-for-money prices too!

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