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Bideford is a lovely old town, situated on the banks of the Torridge River in North Devon. It is the perfect location from which to explore everything this beautiful and historic region has to offer.

A great variety of shops crowd the charming lanes in the town centre, vying for space with the many welcoming cafes - both artisan and traditional - that serve delicious food and the best coffee in the county. For those who take their retail therapy seriously, there is an Atlantic Village Outlet just a short drive away, while traditionalists will delight in the wares on offer at the regular craft and produce markets that attract visitors from miles around.

The refurbished quay is a delightful place to take a stroll, and children will hanker to hop on one of the boat trips to nearby Lundy Island that depart a regular basis. Victoria Park is a family friendly area, with a great mix of play equipment and a popular splash pool. Keen hikers will rejoice in the mile upon mile of stunning countryside to be found on Exmouth Moor, and the starting point of the renowned Tarka Trail is in easy reach.

Don't miss out on exploring this picture perfect holiday destination; search Bideford holiday cottages today.

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Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Oldfield Ref: 29807


This beautiful, spacious, detached holiday home sits peacefully within the pretty rural hamlet of Littleham, just a few miles from the glorious beaches of the North Devon Coast and only a short stroll from the traditional village pub serving excellent homemade food. Beautifully furnished throughout, the spacious living room has a cosy woodburner and double French doors which lead onto a large patio area, ideal for al fresco dining. Pretty gardens wrap around the house and give ample space for children to explore and enjoy ball games and there is the added benefit of a second living room/games room. Oldfield is the perfect holiday choice for family and friends at any time of year. Just 3 miles from the historic port and market town of Bideford, with its pastel-coloured houses alongside a tree-lined quay. Take a boat trip to the nature reserve at Lundy Island or explore many pretty fishing villages including nearby Clovelly, Instow and Appledore. This stunning area has much to offer with Heritage coastline, popular with walkers and bird-watchers and the wide golden sandy beach of Westward Ho! is a must for beach lovers and surfers, just 4 ½ miles. There are numerous NT properties in the area, as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill. For walking and cycling, the famous Tarka Trail passes through Bideford. Golf, riding and fishing are available locally and for family fun, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way Adventure parks are close by. Beach 4 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. Kitchen with dining area. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Second living room/games room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Two folding beds available on request (for children, for alternative sleeping).

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (underfloor in wet room), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freesat TVs. DVDs and small library. Playstation 2. Stereo/CDs. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large landscaped gardens with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (2 cars). Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Games room with table tennis and table football. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£810-£2160
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Orchard House Ref: HDDK

Orchard House is a stunning, 18th-century converted barn which has been beautifully furnished throughout and offers spacious, detached holiday accommodation on the breathtaking North Devon Coast. A 40-minute walk across farmland leads to a little known, secluded, pebble and sandy beach - Portledge beach (access only available from 2nd Feb - 31st August) - which is a wonderful sun trap and well off the tourist map, making it usually very quiet even on the busiest summer day. The spectacular South West Coastal Path has a chain of magnificent cliffs and stretches along the Heritage Coast to Hartland Point. Retaining many original features - including exposed timber roof trusses, vaulted ceilings and natural stone – the property also benefits from modern design details. The four spacious double bedrooms are sumptuously furnished with designer fabrics, each one themed: French-style, chunky rustic Mexican-style, rich mahogany, and one with contemporary nickel bedstead. To the front of Orchard House is an enclosed garden and patio, with uninterrupted country views across the fields and valley. The long stone patio area extends the entire length of the barn, with huge patio table and chairs seating 12. Guests are free to explore the surrounding 20 acres of woodland and pasture (with sheep). The famous surfing beaches of Westward Ho! (4 miles) and Bude are an easy drive or hire a bike and explore the nearby Tarka Trail. Sailing, water-skiing, golf and riding are available locally. There are numerous NT properties in the area, as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill. Hartland Abbey is well worth a visit and the charming village of Clovelly, just 6 miles away, is one of Britain’s showpieces, with whitewashed houses tumbling down to a little harbour. The Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre, which includes a large supermarket, is just 2 miles.

Spacious, modern open-plan living/dining room with central wood-burning stove, and 50in plasma TV. Well-equipped kitchen with large range, granite work tops and central breakfast bar. Utility/toilet/boot room. Study with sofa-bed (for +2) and 40in plasma TV. Entrance hall/cloakroom. First floor: Four double bedrooms each with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms with shared bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. All bedrooms with plasma TV.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two travel cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Eight TVs (Sky, full package)
  • DVD
  • Playstation 3
  • Electricity double range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer with ice maker and water filter
  • Broadband connection
  • Payphone
  • Large level, enclosed lawned area with patio, furniture, swings and climbing frame
  • 20 acres shared woodland and farmland
  • Barbecue
  • Car port (for 3 cars); ample additional parking
  • Cycle store
  • Shared external games barn with table tennis, pool table and darts
  • Shared tennis court (racquets/balls included)
  • Natural spring water from borehole
  • Welcome pack
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Fountain water feature in garden, pond and stream in grounds

WAS
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£1467-£3626
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Lynches Ref: W43344

A beautiful, spacious, detached 17th-century Devon longhouse

The perfect choice for a family holiday or a relaxing break with friends, this beautiful, spacious, detached 17th-century Devon longhouse with original period features, including inglenook fireplaces, sits within the pretty north Devon village of Parkham with its historic church and popular thatched village inn. There are many lovely coastal villages to explore including nearby Bucks Mills, Peppercombe, Clovelly with its donkey transport, and Hartland. The delightful port town of Bideford has a good selection of town amenities, restaurants, a weekly market and boat trips to Lundy Island. Garden lovers will enjoy nearby RHS Rosemoor and Docton Mill. This is a superb holiday choice whatever the time of year. The beach at Westward Ho! is just 7 miles, renowned for its beauty, and has 2 miles of sandy beach known as the Golden Bay, which is popular with surfers. Coastal and country walking, golf, surfing, fishing, horse riding and cycling on the Tarka Trail are all on offer close by and, for family fun, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks are not to be missed. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. Study. 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double) bedroom with French doors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft, zip and link, can be twin) with wooden floor, 1 twin, 2 single, one with wooden floor. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room and second living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two cots. Two high chairs. Two Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. Book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine (in shower room). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden and courtyard garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Board games. Welcome pack. No smoking.

WAS
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£442-£1364
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
West Ashridge Ref: HAAP

Nestling within glorious North Devon countryside, yet less than 5 miles from beaches and the breathtaking coastal path, this spacious, detached farmhouse is the perfect holiday choice for family and friends wishing to unwind. With stunning views across the valley and 87 acres of pastureland, which guests are free to walk, West Ashridge offers a relaxing holiday choice from which to explore this delightful area. Approached by a private road, it has been restored retaining lots of character and features exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces with electric ‘wood-burners,’ alcoves and curved walls. It overlooks its own garden with children’s Wendy house. The sunny patio is the perfect spot for a lazy breakfast, or why not make use of the barbecue cabin for all-weather al-fresco dining, and at the end of a busy day relax in the hot tub. The nearby converted barn is a games room and offers table tennis, ¼-size snooker table, table football and air hockey.
Just 2 miles away is the historic port of Bideford, with its variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, and from where regular sailing trips to Lundy Island can be taken. The fishing villages of Instow, Appledore and Clovelly are close by, as are a host of other quaint villages, each with its own unique character, charm and welcoming inn. The Tarka Trail passes close by and offers walking and cycling along the estuary with cycle hire available. Within easy driving distance is Hartland, where the English Heritage coastline has been designated an AONB. RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Tapley Park, Dartington Crystal, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way are all popular family attractions. The area is a must for surfers and beach lovers. Westward Ho! (Blue Flag) can be reached in 15 minutes. Fishing, sailing, horse riding and golf are available locally, and Exmoor National Park is within easy reach. Shops 2 miles, village pub serving food approximately 1 mile.

Large entrance hall with alcove. Spacious beamed living room with electric woodburner in inglenook fireplace. Spacious beamed dining room with old bread oven and electric woodburner in inglenook fireplace. Well-equipped modern kitchen with separate larder room. Utility. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Cloakroom and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1), and twin bedroom, each with wash basin and interconnecting by door yet accessed by separate staircases. Further double bedroom with wash basin. Bunk bedroom with wash basin. Two shower rooms with toilet.

  • Electric woodburners included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, electric heaters (in games room), bed linen and towels included
  • Two
    Z-beds available (for alternative sleeping only)
  • Two cots
  • Travel cot
  • Three high chairs
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Double oven
  • microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Large enclosed garden with patio
  • Garden furniture and all-weather barbecue cabin with in-built seating
  • Wendy house
  • Access to 87 acres pastural farmland
  • Hot tub if required £50 poa
  • Ample parking
  • Games room
  • Ground floor facilities

WAS
NOW
£991-£2356
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Blue Hayes Ref: HKKH

This imposing Georgian house lies literally a stone’s throw from the beach. Situated in the pretty North Devon village of Instow this impressive house, one of a pair, has unrivalled westerly views out towards the Taw and Torridge Estuary and on towards Lundy Island. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets from the garden or the impressive sitting room. The house offers itself as either an ideal family holiday location or somewhere to celebrate a special occasion. The well appointed living areas are complemented with an enclosed courtyard off the kitchen. There is a self-contained area of living and dining areas, two bedrooms, shower room, toilet and kitchen on the lower ground floor of the house making it ideal for relatives or those requiring facilities on a level setting. Out to the front of the house is a lawned area with views over the beach and towards the historic village of Appledore on the far bank. Instow is a pretty village with two shops, eateries and pubs, and all within easy walking distance. The wonderful beach with its lovely sand dunes is ideal for all ages and has its own appeal at most times of year. The town of Bideford is a short journey away with a range of facilities, and a trip to Lundy Island can be organised from the quayside. Westward Ho! (2 miles) has a long stretch of sand and good surf and there is an indoor swimming-pool at Northam (2 miles). The house is also ideally located to explore either Exmoor to the east and its surrounding attractions, or to the west there is the North Cornish/Devon coastline with its excellent walking and hidden treasures like Clovelly, Bucks Mill and Hartland Quay. The Big Sheep farm park, The Milky Way activity park, Dartington Crystal and RHS Rosemoor are other places of interest to visit. The Tarka Cycle Trail and footpath can be accessed from the village, which will ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy. Shop 500 yards, pub 200 yards.

Spacious living room. Morning room with TV. Large well-equipped kitchen with dining area, tiled floor and double doors to courtyard. Utility. Shower room with toilet. Lower ground floor: Sitting room. Kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Shower room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and sea views. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional single bed (alternative sleeping only). Double bedroom with 5ft bed and sea views. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with small Japanese-style bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Further bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two travel cots
  • High chair
  • Four Freeview TVs
  • DVDs
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with courtyard, terrace and furniture
  • Parking (for 5 cars)
  • Secure cycle store

WAS
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£3060-£3060
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Millstones Ref: E2212

The pretty stone cottages at Northway are set in 5 acres of grounds within half a mile of the dramatic coastal footpath above Peppercombe’s National Trust shingle beach and within 5 miles of the glorious sandy beach at Westward Ho! Most of the cottages open off a delightful flower filled courtyard, whilst some look out towards the sea. All of the cottages are well furnished and equipped and some have their own garden. Visitors enjoy use of a superb leisure complex housing an indoor heated swimming pool and spa with full changing and shower facilities (open 9:00am-7:30pm), a fitness area and games room with table football (coin-operated), pool table, table tennis and toddlers play area. For children, there is a well-equipped adventure play area and an area for ball games, and they will surely enjoy stroking the tame rabbits and goats. Christmas decorations, a real tree and champagne are supplied for Christmas bookings. This is a wonderful walking area, both on the coast and along the nearby Tarka Trail. From the lane, a rough track (not suitable for toddlers or the infirm) leads down to the coastal path from where there are magnificent views across Bideford Bay towards Clovelly and the beaches of Devon’s northern coastline. There is plenty to see and do nearby – The Big Sheep and Milky Way, the new Atlantic Village, and the picture postcard village of Clovelly (6 miles) are just some of the attractions. Bude’s superb sandy beach and resort amenities are within a half hour drive. Golf, fishing and riding are available locally and the Tamar Lakes offer sailing and wind surfing. Nearest pub serving food in Horns Cross, 0.25 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. Games room with flagstone floor. 1 double (4ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 2 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with additional single, 2 twin, one leading to additional twin (accessed by steep stairs). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH and NSH inc. Elec and panel heaters by meter reading. Additional cot. W/machine. T/dyer. D/washer. Two freezers. Rayburn. Elec range. Enclosed garden and furniture. Games room with 3/4-size snooker table. Friday to Friday.

All properties: Bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. M/wave. Wi-fi. BBQ. Parking. Shared games room with pool table, table tennis and coin operated table football. Swimming pool, fitness area, children’s play area and 5 acres of grounds. Welcome pack.

WAS
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£960-£2410
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

Close to coast

A tranquil retreat amidst glorious countryside and just 3 miles from the breathtaking North Devon coast and the wide golden sandy beach of Westward Ho! and the attractive old port of Bideford, with its pastel coloured houses alongside a tree lined quay. These three delightful 17th-century cob and stone barns have been stylishly converted to a superb standard and offer the perfect holiday choice for a romantic escape or a family gathering. Each of these spacious properties has its own private garden and lovely country views. There are footpaths from the door, a village shop and choice of inns within 2 miles Take a boat trip from Bideford to the nature reserve at Lundy Island or explore many pretty fishing villages including nearby Clovelly and Appledore. Instow, 3 miles, is a pretty, unspoilt, seaside village with large stretches of sandy beaches and dunes, fishermen’s cottages, shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants specialising in locally caught seafood. The famous Tarka Trail is located nearby and offers good walking and cycling with bike hire available. There are numerous NT properties in the area including Arlington and Hartland Abbey, as well as the RHS Gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill. Hartland Quay and lighthouse are well worth a visit and for family fun The Big Sheep and The Milky Way Adventure parks are close by. Golf, riding, fishing, surfing, mountain boarding, karting and high ropes are available locally and the wild beauty of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moors are all within easy driving distance as is the famous Eden Project. With so much to discover in this lovely part of North Devon, Winscott Barton Barns is the perfect holiday choice. Shop, pub and restaurants 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and slate floor. Two steps to dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. Utility room. Two steps to 2 bedrooms: 1 twin with French doors and slate floor, 1 bunk with slate floor. Bathroom with toilet. Vaulted ceilings throughout. First floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, one with vaulted ceilings and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor) and gas included. Cots. High chair. DVDs. Electric range with hob and oven. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Ample parking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

All properties: Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared 6-acre natural unspoilt grounds. Barbecue. Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£450-£1643
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

This lovely, south-facing detached 17th-century farmhouse, is set in 1-acre of sheltered gardens, situated on the outskirts of the pretty rural hamlet of Littleham. Enjoy relaxing in the beautiful period dining room with open log fire. Fresh eggs and potatoes are provided, and cream tea is prepared on arrival. Ideal for a family get-together. Good country walking and coastal footpath, and cycle hire locally. Guests are welcome to roam the 220-acre farmstead and observe the seasonal farming activities. Cattle, calves, farm pony and poultry can be found, and the farm grows its own wheat, barley, beans and potatoes. Just 3 miles from the historic port and market town of Bideford, and just 5½ miles from the seaside and sandy beach at Westward Ho! Fishing villages with beaches within 20 minutes’ drive include Clovelly, Bucks Mill and Instow. Take a boat trip to Lundy, 3 miles, or visit the Rosemoor RHS gardens and Dartington Crystal Glass Factory, 7 miles. The Tarka Trail and the Big Sheep, both within 10 minutes drive, great for a family day out. Two local reservoirs for fishing. Local activities include swimming, surfing, tennis, horse riding, golf, wind surfing, mountain boarding and water skiing. A retail shopping outlet is 21/2 miles. Shops 2½ miles, pub with good food and beer garden, 5 minutes’ walk.

Ground floor: Living room with French door and beams. Dining room with beams. Kitchen with beams and flagstone floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, two with beams, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk (for children). Bathroom with toilet.

Open fire in living room and dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVD and large library. Electric cooker with double oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Orchard garden to rear. Use of 220-acres of pasture and woodland. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Hydrotherapy spa in courtyard. Games room with table tennis. Potato store available for tennis, badminton, roller skating and indoor football from end of May to September. Welcome pack. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£1413-£1413
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Chapman House Ref: HNZ

With sea views, this is an enchanting holiday location with a private, 30-minute walk to a secluded pebble and sand beach and the spectacular South West Coastal Path (access only available from 2nd Feb - 31st Aug), where a chain of magnificent cliffs stretches along the Heritage Coast to Hartland Point. Chapman House is a superb, spacious conversion of an 18th-century stables and coach house with breathtaking views of the North Devon coastline out to Lundy Island and beyond to the Atlantic Ocean. The living area on the first floor takes full advantage of sea views with a large balcony opening from the spacious kitchen/dining room - ideal to enjoy a lazy breakfast or relax and watch magnificent sunsets. Completed to a very high specification, the holiday house is very comfortable and has beamed ceilings and a cosy wood-burning stove. The large, secluded, lawned gardens include a chidren’s play area. There is a shared games room with pool table, table tennis and darts. Guests are welcome to explore the 20-acre woodland and pasture (with sheep). A pretty, 40-minute walk across fields leads to a little-known, sandy beach (Porledge Beach) which is a wonderful sun trap and well off the tourist map, making it usually very quiet, even on the busiest summer day. The famous surfing beaches of Westward Ho! (4 miles) and Bude are an easy drive. Bikes can be hired to explore the nearby Tarka Trail and there is sailing, water skiing, golf and riding locally. Numerous NT properties in the area as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill. Visit Hartland Abbey and the charming village of Clovelly (6 miles). The Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre which includes a large supermarket is just 2 miles.

Entrance hall. Utility room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with brass/iron bedstead, en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower cubicle, Jacuzzi bath and toilet. All bedrooms are furnished in reclaimed pine and have TVs. First floor: Spacious, beamed living room with wood-burning stove and French doors with wrought iron guardrails. Beamed study with TV, traditional gas stove and sofa-bed (for +2). Large kitchen/dining room with gas range for cooking and French doors to balcony with garden furniture.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two cots
  • Sofa-bed (for +2)
  • Six Freeview TVs
  • Video/DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Playstation 3
  • Gas range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Large, secluded, enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Shared 20-acre farmland and grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Garage/ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Children’s outdoor play area
  • Shared games room with pool table, dart board and table tennis
  • Shared tennis court (racquets/balls included)
  • Welcome pack
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Pond on site

WAS
NOW
£704-£2340
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Middlehills Barn Ref: HLLJ

Tranquil countryside surrounds this delightful, holiday barn conversion, 10 miles from the coast. Lovingly rebuilt, with views across open countryside towards rolling hills of Dartmoor. Guests can explore the enclosed woodland picnic area with barbecue next to the natural beauty of Mambury and Stowford Moors (SSSI), owned by Devon Wildlife Trust - also 30-acre farmland (if free of animals, machinery). Adjoining the owner’s home, a magnificent base to visit Clovelly, Hartland Quay, Bideford, Holsworthy, Bude’s beaches, The Big Sheep, The Milky Way and Dartmoor. Fishing and horse riding nearby. Shops 5 miles, pub 4 miles.

Eight steps up to patio and entrance: Large beamed living/dining room with oak floor, patio doors and well-equipped kitchen area with electric range, breakfast area. Double bedroom with 5ft cast iron bed, en-suite shower room, toilet. Double bedroom with cast iron bed, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet. Two twin bedrooms. All bedrooms with TV. Shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Five TV/DVDs (four Freeview, one satellite)
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Internet access
  • Lawned area with picnic area, balcony, furniture
  • Shared 30-acre farmland
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • External games room, snooker/pool table, darts board
  • Welcome arrival pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream in farmland

WAS
NOW
£513-£1491
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

‘Impressive and spacious’ are the first words that describe this period seaside villa. With breathtaking views over the River Torridge, Instow beach and across the estuary towards Appledore, The Captain’s House is also owned and managed by the Webbery Estate (refs HPPR, HPPS, H81, HDDP, HDDN, HDDQ, HDDO and HMMN, just 15 minutes away) and is located in the pretty coastal village of Instow, just a short walk from the beach. One of a pair, the holiday house has an enclosed garden and patio area to the rear, which is ideal for eating outdoors. Having been renovated, the property boasts a fitted kitchen and dining room which has stunning views over the estuary. Guests can enjoy lovely views from most of the upstairs bedrooms and there is a small reading area that overlooks the garden. The pretty village of Instow, located between Barnstaple and Bideford has stretches of golden, sandy beaches and dunes, which makes this an ideal place for relaxing family holiday. An ideal spot for most watersports and sea - fishing can be enjoyed here, or alternatively local boat trips are available. For those wishing to sample the local food, plenty of pubs and restaurants can be found in Instow and the speciality is seafood - of course. The famous ‘Tarka Trail’ - just on the doorstep - is perfect for walkers and cyclists and follows the estuary towards Braunton and is a lovely way to experience the delights that this area has to offer. On the opposite side of the estuary is Appledore, a pretty unspoilt village with a wealth of painted fishermen’s cottages, found up narrow winding streets, some of which date back as far as 1335. Famous for its maritime history and arts there is a maritime museum and numerous arts and crafts shops. Just a short drive away, visitors will find a substantial and popular surfing beach and golf courses at famous Westward Ho! Within two miles is Bideford with its historic port and lively market as well as regular boat trips to nearby Lundy Island. The Dartington Crystal factory and RHS gardens at Rosemoor are easily accessible, as is a wealth of National Trust properties including Tapely Park and Hartland Abbey, to name a few. Shops 100 yards.

Ground floor: Spacious dining room with oak floor and well-equipped kitchen with slate floor. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Living room with rugs on wooden floor and uninterruped sea and estuary views. Small reading room. Double bedroom. Second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to third floor: Two twin bedrooms, each with low sloping ceilings and one with feature round window. Shower room and toilet. Many rooms with sea views.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two TVs (one portable)
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small, enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Steep stairs to lawned area

WAS
NOW
£634-£2111
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
The Old Mill Ref: 29088

Beach 200 yards

The Old Mill is ideal for a family seaside holiday or a relaxing escape at any time of year. Just a stones throw from the secluded sand and shingle beach it sits in the tiny cliff top hamlet of Bucks Mills, one of the most beautiful in north Devon, a secluded hidden gem with pretty whitewashed cottages dotted along a wooded valley at the end of a no through road. This delightful, spacious, detached holiday home is one of the last adjacent to the steep clifftop pathway which leads down to the glorious beach overlooking Lundy Island and the Atlantic Ocean. There is fishing, bird watching, riding, golf, surfing and sailing close by. The coastal path passes by the cottage and leads to the famous fishing village of Clovelly and the unspoilt beach at Peppercombe, or for the energetic, walk all the way to Westward Ho! A village store and post office is one mile away and nearby Bideford has restaurants and town amenities along with boat trips to Lundy Island, or hire a bike and explore the nearby Tarka Trail. RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Docton Mill and Hartland Quay are well worth a visit along with pretty fishing villages to explore including nearby Instow and Appledore. For family fun visit the Big Sheep and Milky Way Adventure Parks. Beach 200 yards. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room with flagstone floor. Dining room with flagstone floor. 3 steps up to kitchen. Second living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Study. First floor: Two steps up to 5 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft) one with en-suite toilet, 2 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Shower room (no toilet).

Woodburner in living room and second living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview HD TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Range with gas hob and electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with siltting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£616-£1847
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