Weare Giffard, Near Bideford

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Added on 02/09/2020
Regency Estate Agents, Bideford

Key features

  • Stunning Waterside Location
  • No Near Neighbours
  • Charming Cottage Style Accommodation
  • In Need Of Updating Throughout
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Boot Room
  • Kitchen With Rayburn
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Gardens & Woodland Extending To Approximately 2.5 Acres
  • No Onward Going Chain

Property description

Tenure: Freehold


Being the first time on the market for 33 years, Ridd enjoys a unique setting, like something straight out of a children`s story book.

Formally 2 cottages, the charming accommodation nestles on the riverbanks with no near neighbours & although now in need of updating, offers a complete blank canvas to make into the most amazing home.

On the ground floor, 2 reception room with fireplaces, a kitchen with Rayburn, useful utility/boot room & cloakroom will be found. The first floor is currently arranged as 2 bedrooms with a bathroom & a shower room. With a bit of imagination & reconfiguration, 3 bedrooms could be accommodated if required.

Although the accommodation is in need of updating, it has been used as an occasional holiday base for the current sellers since last being fully occupied in 2017.

The moment you turn onto the unregistered track from the main road & proceed under an impressive stone bridge, it is evident that you are approaching a hidden gem.

Double entrance gates lead to a parking & turning area with an open fronted garage/store, together with a further useful workshop.

The gardens sweep along the side of the cottage opening up along the riverbank, where the most amazing setting can be fully enjoyed & appreciated. With no near neighbours, the sense of peace & tranquillity is in abundance.

In all, the gardens & woodland extends to approximately 2.5 acres with the adjoining formal gardens extending to approximately ½ an acre, the remainder being fairly dense woodland set within the hillside.

It`s evident that the gardens immediately adjoining the cottage were once somebody`s pride & joy, although now showing signs of neglect there is a wealth of plants, shrubs, trees & bushes together with a large level lawn.

The frontage belonging to the cottage sprawls along the riverbank in a southerly direction and whilst being overgrown in most parts, could be utilised further if required.

The higher ground at the rear of the cottage, approached via steps, not only offers a tremendous vantage point to enjoy the river views but also to fully appreciate the surrounding countryside, including your neighbours across the riverbank, the local farmer`s cows! Having been previously overgrown but recently strimmed back, a large area, formally an orchard with apple trees, could with some effort be a wonderful gardeners haven.

Leading from the higher ground, the dense woodland has meandering paths through the trees together with access leading straight onto the Tarka Trail, popular with cyclists & walkers.

Situated conveniently between the towns of Bideford & Torrington, the nearest village of Weare Giffard has a good range of amenities including an active Village Hall, Church & a popular Public House serving great food.

The historic town of Torrington is approximately 4 miles away with a good range of amenities including Bank, Butchers, Bakeries, Post Office, various Shops, Pubs & Restaurants together with a Swimming Pool, 9 hole Golf Course, places of Worship, Primary/Secondary Schooling and a Supermarket.

The Port & Market town of Bideford is approximately 3 miles distance, offering a further choice of Shops, Amenities & Facilities, whilst the long sandy beach of Westward Ho! is within 7 miles and the regional centre of North Devon, Barnstaple is approximately 14 miles away via the A39 link road which in turn provides access to the M5 motorway network at junction 27 (within an hour`s drive).

Need To Know
Mains Electric & Gas (serving the Rayburn).
Private well water supply.
Septic Tank Drainage.
Council Tax ‘Band D` - £1,949.60 per annum
EPC – F (33)

From Bideford Quay proceed towards Torrington on the A386. After approximately 2.5 miles, ignore the left hand turning for Weare Giffard. Continue into the S-Bend & as you come out of the bend, the entrance track to Ridd will be seen on the left hand side. It is advised to approach the bends cautiously to allow for the left hand turning.


Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

Energy Performance Certificates


Weare Giffard, Near Bideford

NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode

  • Chapleton Station7.7 miles
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Regency Estate Agents, Bideford

24 The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2EZ

Regency Estate Agents, Bideford

Established in 2003, Regency Estate Agents specialise in using modern marketing techniques, whilst maintaining a traditional & personal service.

We pride ourselves on the many recommended and returning clients and our proactive approach is underpinned by a wealth of experience in the property industry. With extended opening hours and our negotiators available 7 days a week, we ensure we never miss an opportunity, whether that be buying or selling a property.


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