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Property details

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 reception rooms


  • Detached character cottage
  • Highly sought after location
  • Picturesque village with stunning estuary views
  • 4 or 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Spacious open plan kitchen/ breakfast room extension
  • Period features
  • Large south facing garden
  • Double detached garage
  • Ample parking

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Doorsteps is delighted to bring to the market this attractive characterful property (c. 1800) with stunning views, which has also run as a successful holiday let.

The property is situated in the picturesque hillside village of Ashford, close to Barnstaple. This highly sought-after location has the best of both worlds, an appealing rural village but still close to the amenities of both Barnstaple and Braunton.

The property is situated in an elevated position making the most of the superb Taw estuary views and the rolling countryside beyond. The large south facing garden has further spectacular coastal views right down the estuary and out towards Hartland Point.

The property comprises a modern, spacious open-plan Kitchen Breakfast Room extension (completed by the current owners), with a separate utility area. The large bifold doors on each side open onto the creatively designed decking space and garden which make the most of the stunning views.

Large open plan Living and Dining area with exposed feature fireplace (log burner and open fireplace at either end). It has exposed beams and large period bay windows.

4 first floor bedrooms and the potential for a 5th on the ground floor (currently used as a snug/ games room), which would also be perfect for a home office.

The property benefits from a downstairs w/c, and on the first floor a master with ensuite and a further family bathroom.

The property further benefits from fabulous views from most rooms, a lovely large garden, double detached garage and ample driveway parking.


The property is located within the heart of the village conservation area, comprising several distinctive period properties, and close to the beautiful stone built 18 century village church. It has easy access by road to the renowned sandy beaches of Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe. For golfers it is close to several championship golf courses including Saunton Golf Club with its 2 fabulous, challenging links courses. The Exmoor National Park and the beautiful coastal villages of Northern Devon are all easily accessible by road. The property is a short walk from the popular Tarka Trail, which runs alongside the estuary and inland towards Dartmoor: Perfect for those keen on walking and cycling.

The village is located close to the North Devon Link road providing easy access to the M5 motorway at Tiverton. It has rail links to Exeter and Tiverton Parkway (which is about 2 hours from London Paddington). The university and cathedral city of Exeter, with its international airport, is about 45 miles away.

Well regarded primary schools nearby including Ofsted Outstanding Marwood Primary.

Kitchen Breakfast (6 x 4.65m)

This extension added by the current owners provides a fabulous modern kitchen breakfast room. The bifold doors stretch out onto an attractive curved decking area: Opening onto an outdoor living space and perfect for entertaining.
It comprises modern kitchen wall and floor units with breakfast bar, built-in hob and double oven, integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher.
Underfloor heating.

Utility Area (2.37 x 1.76m)

Living/Dining Room (9.03 x 5.34m)

Open plan large reception room with exposed period beams and log burning stove sitting in recently exposed stone feature fireplace. It also benefits from an additional open fireplace with lined chimney.
A lovely window seat to the bay window provides a great spot to enjoy the wonderful views.
Ample space for family dining table and soft furnishings.

Home Office/ Bedroom 5 (3.95 x 2.47m)

Carpeted room currently used as a snug, which would make a great fifth bedroom or home office.

First Floor

Bedroom (4.36 x 3.56m)

Carpeted double bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Fine views towards the estuary.

Ensuite comprises an attractive white suite, in keeping with the property, freestanding bath with ornate legs, separate shower cubicle, w/c and basin.

Bedroom (4.32 x 3.32m)

Carpeted double bedroom.

Bedroom (3.19 x 2.56m)

Carpeted double bedroom.

Bedroom (3.64 x 2.49m)

Carpeted double bedroom.

Family Bathroom

White suite with shower bath with curved screen, w/c and basin, with complementary tiling.

Airing Cupboards


Oil fired central heating, with the addition of electric underfloor heating in Kitchen Breakfast Room.


Lovely gardens laid to lawn, patio and decking with fabulous coastal views.

Ample driveway parking.

Double Garage (5.46x 4.72m)

Viewing highly recommended.

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Superfast broadband Superfast broadband

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Map & Nearby

Local Amenities

  • Barnstaple 2.3 miles
  • Instow Ferry Landing 5 miles
  • Pilton Community College 1.4 miles
  • Pathfield School (SEN) 1.7 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Barnstaple 2.3 miles
  • Instow Ferry Landing 5 miles
  • Pilton Community College 1.4 miles
  • Pathfield School (SEN) 1.7 miles

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  • £355,321
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  • -£5,165
  • (-1.433%)
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Price history

Sold prices provided by Land Registry
23rd Sep 2020 £645,000 Price reduced by £15,000
14th Aug 2020 £660,000 First listed
18th Apr 2002 £262,500 Last sold

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