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  • No onward chain
  • Spectacular frontline coastal position
  • Highly sought after village
  • Walking distance of sandy beach, sailing club & amenities
  • Breath-taking ever-changing estuary views
  • Sympathetically renovated versatile accommodation
  • Potential annexe/holiday cottage/Air Bnb
  • Beautiful walled front and rear gardens
  • Ample off road parking
  • Oversized single garage


A beautiful detached period residence on Instow's waterfront, having been sympathetically renovated, and enjoying fantastic panoramic estuary views. Location - The property enjoys a wonderful prime position in one of North Devon's premier coastal villages. The stunning North Devon coastline has recently been selected as a ''World Surfing Reserve' (WSR) - the first in the UK and only cold-water WSR in the world - with sandy surfing beaches available at Westward Ho!, Saunton, Croyde and Putsborough. The coastal village of Instow is one of the most sought after and prestigious coastal communities in the area renowned for its sandy beach, sailing club, Tarka Trail providing excellent walking and cycling opportunities, popular local delicatessen, café, shop and Post Office, as well as a superb range of pubs and restaurants. The village is conveniently located within easy access of larger towns and amenities with the port and market town of Bideford around 3 mile away, offering a wider selection of shopping facilities, banks, places of worship and schooling for all ages. Private schooling is available at Kingsley College and West Buckland, as well as Shebbear College. The regional centre of Barnstaple is located around 6.5 miles away and offers all the area's main business, shopping and commercial venues. There is also easy access to the North Devon countryside including Exmoor National Park, which affords excellent walking opportunities and countryside pursuits. Mileages Sandy beach/amenities - Within level walking distance Bideford - 3 miles Barnstaple - 6.5 miles M5 Motorway - 44 miles The Property - Jackson-Stops North Devon are proud to offer to the market this superb residence on Instow's premier waterfront. Railway Cottage sits on Marine Parade, and is one of the few detached properties on the road. The property is thought to have been constructed in 1850 and has been the subject of extensive, yet sympathetic renovation by the current vendors to a high standard. They have expertly blended modern conveniences whilst retaining the original character of the building, and the most notable improvements include new hand crafted double glazed windows, an extended kitchen/breakfast room and a re-built entrance vestibule. The light and airy accommodation has been designed to take full advantage of the position and views on offer, with the first floor housing the sitting room. The property currently offers annexe/holiday let/Air Bnb potential, with a self-contained section of the property that could provide an income, or with some minor alterations, could be incorporated back into the main property. Equally as impressive on the outside, the property benefits from walled gardens to the front and rear, with various seating areas enjoying a high degree of privacy. There is ample off road parking and a larger than average garage. Properties in this superb location offering such a high calibre of accommodation very rarely become available to the open market, and with the added benefit of no ongoing chain, the agents have no hesitate in recommending a full early inspection. The accommodation with approximate dimensions, more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, comprises: Front door leads to: Entrance Vestibule - A triple aspect room overlooking the garden and enjoying views of the estuary. Space for cloaks. Reception Hall - Stairs rise to the first floor landing with under stairs storage cupboard. Ceiling coving. Cloakroom - Comprising of low level WC and wash hand basin. Dining Room - A dual aspect room enjoying views over the estuary towards Bideford in the distance. Stained glass window to the side elevation. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth with marble surround. Serving hatch. Kitchen/Breakfast Room - A superb room with bi-folding doors and roof lighting opening onto the rear garden. Excellent range of matching wall and base units with matching Belfast sink set into work surfaces with integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher. Chimney recess housing range-style cooker with extractor over. Opens to: Utility Area - Stable door giving access to the garden. Range of matching wall and base units with Belfast sink set into slate work surfaces with space for washing machine, wine fridge and freezer. Space for cloaks. Large walk-in cupboard/pantry. Wet Room - Rainwater style shower, extensive tiling. Potential Annexe/Family Room - A dual aspect room overlooking the front garden and sailing club beyond. Ceiling coving. Kitchen Area - Comprising a range of matching wall and base units with stainless steel sink unit set into roll top work surfaces with integrated cooker with four ring electric hob with extractor over. Space for washing machine. Bedroom 4/Study - A dual aspect room with French doors giving access onto the garden. Built-in wardrobe. Shower Room - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a double shower with rainwater style shower. Chrome heated towel rail. Half Landing - Arched window to the rear elevation overlooking the garden. First Floor Landing - Hatch access to loft space. Sitting Room - A stunning double aspect room with bay window overlooking the estuary and sailing club, Bideford Bridge with the countryside beyond. Ceiling coving. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth with timber mantel over. Bedroom 1 - Bay window to the front elevation enjoying ever-changing views over the estuary. En-Suite - A dual aspect room comprising vanity wash hand basin, low level WC with concealed cistern and a corner rainwater style shower. Heated towel rail. Bedroom 2 - Window to the rear overlooking the rear garden. Inner Lobby - Stairs rise to the second floor. Bedroom 3 - Window to the rear overlooking the garden. Bathroom - Comprising low level WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash hand basin and tongue and groove panelled bath with shower over. Chrome heated towel rail. Storage cupboard. Second Floor/Studio/Bedroom 5 - Currently utilised as a studio, but offers potential for a variety of uses including home office or an additional bedroom. Windows overlooking the garden and Velux windows. Outside - The property is approached through a pair of wooden gates over a composite resin driveway which leads to an oversized garage with electric roller door and includes a workshop area and roof storage. To the front, there is also a period stone lookout/store and walled seating terrace with large expanse of stone paving, which could be used as additional parking, if required. From the kitchen and utility room there is a sheltered entertaining patio with steps leading to the upper area of garden. From the patio, there is also a courtesy door to the garage, and a door to the boiler room which houses the gas fired boiler. The upper garden is laid to lawn with a plethora of mature shrubs, rose beds and ornamental plants. At the top of the garden is a wooden pergola with established wisteria and seating area, ideal for entertaining and al-fresco dining. There is a beach hut style summer house and hot tub boasting fine views over the garden with glimpses of the estuary. Services - All mains connected. Gas fired central heating. EPC Rating: D Local Authority - North Devon District Council - 01271 327711. Contents, Fixtures and Fittings - Only those mentioned within this brochure are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments etc. are specifically excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation. Viewing - By appointment with Jackson-Stops, North Devon 01271 325153. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. Directions - From Barnstaple, proceed towards Bideford on the A39 North Devon Link Road. Continue until reaching the traffic lights, just outside of Bideford and turn right here, and proceed towards the next roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout and follow the signs towards Instow. As you enter the village, take the first turning on the left hand side, and proceed for a short distance where the property will be seen on the right hand side, with For Sale board clearly displayed.