West Ashridge Farm is nestled in some of North Devon's most attractive and un-spoilt countryside in a secluded yet extremely convenient position just over 2 miles away from Bideford and 1 mile from traditional Devonshire village of Littleham. Littleham has a friendly and thriving community offering a good range of amenities. The village itself benefits from a range of clubs held in the village hall, popular village pub which serves food and a Methodist and parish church. There is a good range of amenities in Bideford including banks, public houses, various shops, restaurants, places of worship, schooling for all ages (public and private) and five supermarkets. The retail park Affinity, is just a short drive away and has an excellent range of well known branded shops, factory outlets including Crew, Jaeger and Clarks, The sandy beach at Westward Ho! is approximately 4 miles away and adjoins the Northam Burrows Country Park and the Royal North Devon Golf Club, which is reputed to be the oldest links course in England. The regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 12 miles away and offers all the areas main business, shopping, commercial venues and train station connecting to Exeter, the A361 and onto the M5 motorway (junction 27).THE FARMHOUSE
West Ashridge Farm with its superb private position, is a charming detached period farmhouse with three self contained, one bedroom holiday cottages nestled in the glorious North Devon countryside. Surrounded by approximately 2.9 acres of gardens and paddocks, this period estate has been lovingly developed by the current owners to create a successful business but could easily now be a future family home with a useful income from the cottages.
The farmhouse is believed to date back to 1684, retaining much of its original character for a property of this age with large fireplaces, exposed ceiling beams and latched farmhouse doors. On the ground floor there are two formal reception rooms, a living room with a feature fireplace and a spacious dining room with a large fireplace and wood burning stove enjoying delightful countryside views. There is a fitted kitchen, useful utility room, shower room, separate WC and a double bedroom. There are two staircases leading to the first floor which in turn lead to four further bedrooms and two shower rooms.
West Ashridge Farm is accessed via a shared tarmaced lane leading to a private driveway up to the property with an extensive stone parking area beside the barn/games room and parking to the front of the property. Formal lawn gardens that wrap around the farmhouse with a stone laid patio, hot tub area, BBQ summerhouse and stunning views of the surrounding farmland to the rear. There is a large barn which ideal for storage, garaging, hobbies, utilised as a home office or continue to be used as a games room.THE COTTAGES
The Cottages, named Swallow, The Old Granary and Ashtree are situated to the West and East of farmhouse. These delightful cottages have been converted from traditional outbuildings and barns with either exposed stone or rendered finishes. All three one-bedroom self contained cottages have individual parking spaces and gardens, keeping them private from of the farmhouse if required. Although the cottages can only be used for holiday use all year round, we understand there are no (weekly) occupation restrictions for the year.DIRECTIONS
From Bideford Quay, with the River Torridge on your left proceed towards Torrington (A386) and take the third right signposted Littleham. Proceed up the hill, staying on this road for approximately 1.5 miles. Take the first right hand turning (onto the tarmac lane) as the road bends downhill to the left continue along, where the property can be found at the end.