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  • Highly sought after edge of village location
  • Detached Edwardian residence
  • Breath-taking views over the estuary
  • Delightful private & sunny gardens of around 0.6 acre
  • First time available on the market since 1968
  • Scope for modernisation and improvement
  • Spacious and characterful
  • Three reception rooms
  • Five bedrooms
  • Available with no ongoing chain


BREATH-TAKING VIEWS! A beautifully situated detached Edwardian character residence enjoying spectacular panoramic views over the estuary, set in gardens of 0.6 of an acre. Location - This beautiful detached period residence is situated in a stunning location enjoying panoramic and ever changing estuary views, on the edge of the popular village of Westleigh. The property stands within its own gardens and grounds of around 0.6 of an acre, and is surrounded by rolling countryside, yet offers easy access to the highly coveted coastal village of Instow and a fantastic range of amenities at Bideford and Barnstaple. The village of Westleigh itself offers a very popular village pub, church, active village hall and is home to Tapeley Park Estate and Gardens (the Christie Estate) 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 a mile 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 mile Bideford - 2 miles Barnstaple - 9 miles M5 Motorway/Tiverton Parkway - 44 miles The Property - Jackson-Stops North Devon are proud to bring this beautiful detached Edwardian residence to the market for the first time since 1968. The property was originally part of the Christie Estate, and has only had one owner since the estate sold the property. It stands beautifully on the edge of the village, and boasts uninterrupted, ever-changing views over the estuary towards Appledore, with the countryside beyond. The accommodation is spacious and characterful and benefits from a wealth of features typical of the Edwardian era, including high ceilings and wonderful fireplaces. There are three reception rooms, a fabulous family orientated kitchen/breakfast room and five bedrooms on the first floor. The majority of the windows have been replaced with hardwood double glazed windows. The property has been well maintained during the current vendor's ownership, but would benefit from some modernisation and improvements in places. The property is privately situated within its own gardens and grounds of 0.6 of an acre that enjoy the panoramic views on offer and a great deal of seclusion and tranquillity, as well as a sunny aspect. Only with a viewing can you start to appreciate this rare opportunity and the wonderful potential on offer with this superb property, available to the open market with no ongoing chain. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, comprises: Front door leads to: Reception Hall - Original tiled floor. Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Picture rail. Door gives access to the rear garden. Cloakroom - Comprising high level WC, wash hand basin and original tiled floor. Sitting Room - A superb, dual aspect room enjoying views over the estuary to the rear, and garden to the front. Open fireplace with cast iron and tiled insert and marbled surround. Picture rail. Exposed floorboards. Dining Room - Box bay window to the front elevation overlooking the garden. Oak parquet flooring. Picture rail. Open fireplace with cast iron and tiled insert with timber mantel over. Inner Hallway - Oak parquet flooring. Door leads to the side elevation and parking area. Secondary stairs rise to the first floor. Storage cupboard. Snug - A dual aspect room overlooking the garden to the front elevation. Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and timber mantel over and slate hearth. Kitchen/Breakfast Room - A superb dual aspect room with panoramic views over the estuary towards Appledore and the countryside beyond. Fitted with an excellent range of matching wall and base units with sink set into work surfaces, integrated double oven and four ring gas hob. Space for fridge freezer and dishwasher. Gas fired Rayburn providing heating and hot water. Utility Room - Comprising excellent storage with Butler sink and space for fridge, chest freezer and washing machine. Window to the rear elevation enjoying panoramic views over the estuary. Half Landing - Window to the rear elevation enjoying panoramic views over the estuary towards Appledore, with the countryside beyond. Shower Room - Comprising pedestal wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. Window to the side elevation overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. First Floor Landing - Hatch access to loft space. Airing cupboard and further storage cupboard. Cloakroom - Comprising low level WC and window to the rear elevation with panoramic views. Family Bathroom - Comprising vanity wash hand basin and roll top claw footed bath, chrome heated towel rail. Window to rear elevation with views of the estuary. Bedroom 1 - A dual aspect room enjoying panoramic views over the estuary and towards Appledore, with the countryside beyond. Ornate fireplace with cast iron insert and mantel over. Picture rail. Exposed floorboards. Bedroom 4 - Window to the front elevation overlooking the garden. Exposed floorboards. Picture rail. Bedroom 5 - Window to the front elevation overlooking the garden. Picture rail. Ornate fireplace. Bedroom 2 - A triple aspect room with views of the estuary and garden to the front. Picture rail. Ornate fireplace with cast iron and tiled insert and marble surround. Secondary Landing Bedroom 3 - Window to the rear elevation enjoying wonderful panoramic views. Picture rail. Ornate fireplace. Store Room - This room is currently used for storage, but has the potential for a variety of uses, subject to any necessary planning consents, including a potential dressing room or en-suite serving bedroom 3. There is a window that enjoys glimpses of the estuary. Outside - The property is approached over a driveway which leads to a covered car port, where there is ample parking and turning for several vehicles. Beyond the car port is a good-sized workshop. The gardens of the property are a particular feature and amount to around 0.6 of an acre in total. To the south side there is a good-sized lawned area with flowerbeds and borders, including an orchard with various fruit trees including a Charles Ross apple, crab apple, Victoria plum and Bramley apple trees. The gardens wrap around the property, with large lawned sections that also enjoy the fabulous views on offer. Throughout the gardens, there are various flowerbeds and borders with mature plants, trees and shrubs with an abundance of colour. Property Information Services - All mains connected (gas fired central heating). 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 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: E What 3 Words: crowned.sharpens.stumpy 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 the hill, and just before reaching the village, take the first right hand turning into a private driveway. Proceed down this track into a courtyard, where the entrance to West Living House will be seen, slightly to the right hand side.