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


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,