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  • Outstanding Grade II listed character residence
  • Highly convenient and sought after location
  • Spacious and versatile accommodation
  • Wonderful countryside views
  • Four reception rooms
  • Six/seven bedrooms
  • Four bath/shower rooms
  • Detached one bedroom coach house
  • Garaging
  • Beautiful tree-lined driveway
  • Delightful gardens
  • Tennis court
  • About 4 acres in total


CLOSE TO INSTOW & COAST! An imposing, detached Grade II listed character residence with detached coach house annexe, tennis court and wonderful grounds, in all, around 4 acres. Location - The property is situated on the edge of a highly desirable village of Westleigh, which is surrounded by beautiful rolling Devon countryside, yet offers easy access to the coastal village of Instow and the amenities of Bideford and Barnstaple. The picturesque village of Westleigh has a very popular village pub, a church, active village hall and is home to Tapeley Park Estate and Gardens, which is open to the public. There is also easy access to the Tarka Trail, which affords excellent walking and cycling opportunities. The North Devon coastline was selected in April 2022 as a ''World Surfing Reserve' (WSR) - the first in the UK and only cold-water WSR in the world - with a range of fantastic sandy beaches nearby the property, the closest being at Westward Ho!, whilst the exceedingly popular coastal village of Instow is located about 1.5 miles away, which boasts a sandy estuary beach with sand dunes, plus an excellent range of amenities, with pubs and restaurants and a superb deli with a café. The port and market town of Bideford and the regional centre of Barnstaple are both within easy reach, and offer a more comprehensive range of amenities and schooling. Communications - The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, and along the A361 North Devon Link Road which leads onto the A39 Atlantic Highway. The nearest train station is located at the regional centre of Barnstaple, which connects to Exeter where there are regular mainline rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours. Alternatively, Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station is around an hours' drive from the property, as is Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway. Mileages Westleigh Village - Within walking distance Instow - 1.5 miles Bideford - 3 miles Barnstaple - 9 miles M5 Motorway/Tiverton Parkway - 44 miles The Property - This is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire an impressive detached character residence in a highly coveted location, on the edge of the desirable village of Westleigh. The property stands well within its own grounds of around 4 acres, and is approached over a splendid tree lined driveway, and enjoys an open outlook over the surrounding countryside. The property is listed Grade II of architectural and historical importance, and is thought to originally date back to the 1600s and was later extended in 1837 during the Georgian era. It enjoys elegant and well-proportioned accommodation that could suit a variety of potential uses, and currently offers four reception rooms, six/seven bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms. There is also a detached former coach house to the rear that provides additional one bedroom accommodation on the first floor, and garaging and storage on the ground floor. The gardens and grounds of the property are equally as impressive, surrounding property, with various seating areas, lawned sections as well as a vegetable garden and orchard. There is also a delightful wildlife pond, a double garage and tennis court. The property enjoys a good deal of privacy and in total, the whole amounts to around 4 acres. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, comprises: Entrance Portico - Front door with stained glass inserts leads to: Reception Hall - Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Domed roof light. Dado rail. Exposed floorboards. Door allowing access to garden. Secondary stairs rise to the first floor. Cloakroom - Comprising low level WC and vanity wash hand basin. Family Room - A dual aspect room with views over the countryside. Dado rail. Ornate ceiling coving. Open fireplace with wooden mantel over. Double doors lead to: Sitting Room - A beautiful room with bay window with wonderful views of the garden and countryside beyond. Double doors giving access onto the garden. Dado rail. Picture rail. Open fire with cast iron insert and mantelpiece over. Opens to family room. Dining Room - A superb room enjoying fabulous countryside views. Doors leading onto the garden. Open fireplace with tiled insert and timber mantel over. Ornate ceiling coving. Dado rail. Study - Window overlooking the driveway and gardens beyond. Built-in storage. Snug - Window to the front elevation. Open fireplace with decorative tiled insert and timber mantel over. Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Comprising an excellent range of matching wall and base units with sink set into granite work surfaces. Integrated cooker, hob, plate warming drawer and fridge. Oil fired Aga. Breakfast bar. Stable door giving access to the courtyard garden at the rear. Utility - Comprising a range of matching wall and base units, with butler sink set into granite work surfaces. Space for dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer. Oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Pantry - Providing excellent cold storage. Bathroom - Comprising pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath and low level WC. Exposed beam. First Floor Landing - Domed roof light. Original balustrading. Bedroom 1 - Bay window enjoying fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. Ornate fireplace. Door gives access to: Dressing Room/Bedroom 7 - A dual aspect room overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Ornate fireplace. Extensive range of built-in wardrobes and storage. En-Suite - (This is Jack & Jill to the landing) Comprising low level WC, built-in dual vanity wash hand basins, panelled bath. Window overlooking the surrounding gardens. Bedroom 2 - A dual aspect room overlooking the gardens and countryside beyond. Ornate fireplace. En-Suite - Comprising low level WC, wash hand basin and a double shower cubicle. Shower Room - Comprising double shower cubicle and chrome heated towel rail. Bedroom 4 - Window overlooking the courtyard. Interconnecting door giving access to bedroom 5. Ornate fireplace. Family Bathroom - Comprising roll top bath, vanity wash hand basin, low level WC and corner shower cubicle. Bedroom 3 - Window overlooking the gardens and grounds. Built-in storage cupboard. Bedroom 6 - Window overlooking the gardens and grounds. Built-in storage cupboard. Bedroom 5 - A dual aspect room with views over the gardens and grounds. Ornate fireplace. Built-in storage cupboard. Outside - The property is approached through a pair of stone pillars and over a long, tree lined driveway with sweeping lawned sections to either side. The driveway passes a wildlife pond on the left, and leads to a turning circle in front of the property, where there is gravelled parking areas and which also leads to the double garage. The garage benefits from two electric up and over doors and has power and light connected. The gardens and grounds of the property are a wonderful feature and have various lawned areas, with flowerbeds and borders planted with various mature trees, plants and shrubs. There is a hardcourt outdoor tennis court and a raised decked area that enjoys wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. There is also a former orchard with some fruit trees, and to the rear of the house, there is a walled courtyard garden. Beyond this, there is a further lawned section with vegetable garden and greenhouse, and a five bar gate, which allows for a useful separate rear access. The Coach House - The Coach House comprises a cosy one bedroom apartment above the workshop and additional garaging below, which could be suitable for dependent relatives, guests, or as a holiday let to provide an income if desired. Alternatively, the barn could be adapted into a sizable studio or workshop/home office, which would be suitable for an abundance of potential uses, subject to any necessary consents. Property Information Services - Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Local Authority - North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon. 01271 327711. Contents, Fixtures and Fittings - Only those mentioned within this brochure are included in the sale. All others, such as light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments etc are specifically excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation. Viewing By appointment with Jackson-Stops, North Devon on 01271 325 153. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. EPC: Exempt What 3 Words: scaffold.leathers.chuckle Directions - From Barnstaple, proceed towards Bideford on the A39. Just before reaching the new bridge on the outskirts of Bideford, turn right at the traffic lights following signposts towards Instow and Yelland. Proceed to the next roundabout and turn right, again, following signs for Instow and Yelland. Continue along this road, and then take the first right hand turning, signposted towards Westleigh. Proceed up this country lane until entering the village of Westleigh. Continue, leaving the village and proceed for a short distance, where the entrance to the property will be found on the left hand side with the pair of stone pillars clearly visible.