Chestnut Cottage

Westleigh Nr. Instow, Coast

  • 3 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £436 per week
  • £62 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking


  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


This characterful cottage in the centre of the small village of Westleigh between Barnstaple and Bideford, is a delight to stay in. With beamed ceilings, a multi-fuel burner set in a stone fireplace, wooden lintels and a sheltered patio, Chestnut Cottage has everything a group of four will need for a great North Devon holiday. Stone steps lead up from the rear of the property into a light and bright kitchen/diner which enjoys views out onto the patio. The kitchen is well-equipped and being just through a small arch from the dining area, provides a sociable area for the whole party. The cosy living room is ideal for relaxing in with comfortable seating, beamed ceilings and a large multi-fuel burner set in a stone fire surround. There is a snug/study area and separate sunroom which is light and bright and has doors leading out onto a paved patio area complete with table and chairs. Upstairs, both bedrooms have king-size beds and enjoy views over the village and surrounding countryside. One also has a single bed for alternative sleeping arrangements and an en-suite shower room, whilst the other has a pretty cushioned window seat from which to enjoy views over the patio and the village. The second bedroom has use of the large bathroom which includes a shower over the bath. Outside, as well as the paved patio, there is a further large decked area providing a sheltered and secluded setting from which to enjoy countryside views towards the Torridge Estuary.

Chestnut Cottage is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Westleigh Inn serving good local food. It is also a short drive from the market towns of Barnstaple and Bideford – both of which have a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops.  Tapeley Park gardens and tea rooms are open to the public 6 days a week and can be found a few minutes away by car.  If you are looking to enjoy a day at the seaside then the estuary beach at Instow is not far and is popular with water sport enthusiasts as well as families with children.  A choice of family friendly pubs and restaurants are available opposite the beach.  During the summer a small ferry is available for the 10 minute trip across the estuary to the popular fishing village of Appledore.

Ground floor: (accessed via 7 stone steps)

Kitchen/diner: Electric oven with induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and slimline dishwasher

Lounge: Multi-fuel burner. TV, DVD player, CD and radio




First floor:

Bedroom 1: King-size bed

Bedroom 2: King-size bed

Bathroom: Bath, shower over bath, washbasin and WC


Pets: Sorry, no pets

Parking: Roadside parking within 150 yards

Garden/Patio: Paved patio and wooden decking

Heating: Gas central heating

Short breaks: Available, Monday-Friday or Friday-Monday only.

Notes: Linen and towels are provided (please bring beach towels). Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Highchair and travel cot are provided

Beach: 1.25miles Pub: 0.1miles



We loved the village and the cottage was just great!

Mr Paul S,