ONE of Devon’s most iconic riverside properties, will be publically auctioned in June.

Sitting on the banks of the River Exe, Bickleigh Cottage in Bickleigh, Tiverton, is a grade Grade II listed thatched house, annexe and cottage.

The original house was built in the 17th Century with an extension in 1973.

The property has been owned by the vendor’s family for over 80 years during which time it served as a hotel until 2000 when the property received permission to be converted into three separate dwellings.

Richard Addington at Savills said: “Bickleigh Cottage is the archetypal picture-postcard cottage, a pretty, thatched cottage sitting on the banks of the River Exe and one of the most photographed houses in Devon.

“One of the quirks of Bickleigh Cottage is that the ground floor is prone to occasional flooding. Occupants are given plenty of notice of imminent high water thanks to an automatic notification from The Environment Agency.

"The ground floor of the house is designed accordingly with stone flagged floors and raised electrical sockets.

“On the opposite bank to Bickleigh Cottage is an area of about 1.2 acres of young mixed woodland. The land was purchased for the purpose of protecting the integrity of the view from Bickleigh Cottage and is available to buy.”