View towards the rear of the property
Dining are leading to the lounge
Lounge with doors out to the garden
Kitchen with breakfast table
Breakfast table
Dining area leading upstairs
Master bedroom with en-suite
Annex twin room
Annex bathroom
King-size bedroom with wash basin
Twin bedroom
Shower room
Cosy snug/bar room just off the lounge
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2 / 15  Dining are leading to the lounge
3 / 15  Lounge with doors out to the garden
4 / 15  Kitchen with breakfast table
5 / 15  Breakfast table
6 / 15  Dining area leading upstairs
7 / 15  Conservatory
8 / 15  Master bedroom with en-suite
9 / 15  Annex twin room
10 / 15  Annex bathroom
11 / 15  King-size bedroom with wash basin
12 / 15  Twin bedroom
13 / 15  Shower room
14 / 15  Cosy snug/bar room just off the lounge
15 / 15  Garden

Old Posting House,

Northam, Devon
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • 17th century property sleeping eight guests in comfort
  • Close to Westward Ho! and Appledore for restaurants and beaches
  • Estuary glimpses from first-floor bedrooms
  • Short walk to the nearest beach for relaxation and surf
  • Well-positioned to enjoy the area’s best visitor attractions including The Royal North Devon Golf Club
  • Walking distance to village amenities and much more
Property code: OPOST

17th century character cottage, situated in the village of Northam, just a fifteen-minute walk from the vast sandy beach at Westward Ho! and a short drive to some of Devon’s prettiest fishing villages.

This property is located in the village of Northam which lies on the outskirts of the seaside town of Westward Ho!, a popular seaside town with an impressive two-mile stretch of sandy beach. Behind the beach is Northam Burrows Country Park, a quiet coastal nature reserve, offering a lovely place to enjoy walks amongst the sand dunes. Just 1.5 miles to the north of the property is the pretty fishing village of Appledore, which makes a delightful place to spend an afternoon, strolling by the quay, browsing the shops, and sampling the village pubs. Bideford, an historic port town situated on the River Torridge, is located two-miles south of the property, and offers an interesting range of independent shops and restaurants, as well as boat trips from the town’s harbour.

This property offers spacious accommodation with attractive period features. There are two separate lounge areas, the main one being situated on the ground floor, a sunny room with patio doors leading out to the garden, and offering a TV with Chromecast, a DVD, and a Bluetooth speaker enabling guests to play their own music, as well as a handsome Dorset sandstone fireplace within which sits a flame-effect gas fire. A door from this room leads to the second lounge area, a cosy snug room, with a second TV and DVD, and a warming gas fire set in the stone fireplace. There is also a conservatory with another seating area, allowing guests to enjoy views across the garden, no matter what the weather. A breakfast table sits in the middle of the property’s kitchen, which is well-equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, and dishwasher. Perhaps the most impressive room in the house is the dining room, an imposing room with a large dining table, exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace with a gas fire, and terracotta tiled floor. An unusual ship’s beam (steep) staircase leads from the dining room to the first floor, where the bedrooms are located. Three of the property’s bedrooms can be found leading off from the main landing, the first of these is a king-size room, which can be made up as a twin room on request, benefitting from an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. There is also a second king-size room, and a twin room, both of which have a handy wash basin, as well as shower room, with a double-size shower cubicle and WC. The fourth bedroom, another twin room, can be found in a first-floor annexe, which is accessed through a set of swing doors off the main landing, where there is also a bathroom offering a bath, handheld shower, and WC.

Outside, there is an attractive walled garden, mainly set to lawn, with two patio seating areas. There is off-road parking for two mid-sized cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms: 2 king-size and 2 twins
  • 1 shower room with double shower and WC, 1 bathroom with bath, handheld shower, and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • TV/DVD, plus additional set in the snug room
  • Wi-Fi included Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Electric and heating included
  • 1 dog welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Beach, shops, and pubs all within walking distance

This property has been let with us for over 15 years and is managed by Jolie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane, 17th August 2019

Lovely accommodation with very helpful caretaker. We had a great family holiday in this house

Reviewed by Pauline, 10th August 2019

The posting house is a large house and well equipped, our family of 8 all had their own space and so no arguments and we had a great holiday.

Reviewed by Lorna, 25th May 2019

lot of space for larger families to spread out.well maintained and in a great location with local amenities. you can walk to the beach in 30-40minutes

Reviewed by Max, 29th October 2018

Great place for families Very clean. Will go again!

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View towards the rear of the property
Dining are leading to the lounge
Lounge with doors out to the garden
Kitchen with breakfast table
Breakfast table
Dining area leading upstairs
Master bedroom with en-suite
Annex twin room
Annex bathroom
King-size bedroom with wash basin
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