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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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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Pets
2
Copperfield Ref: HOOG

This impressive, detached late Victorian merchant’s house enjoys a delightful outlook across the River Torridge to the pretty port town of Bideford with its pastel-coloured houses alongside a tree-lined quay. The house has been completely refurbished in a light and airy contemporary style whilst retaining much of its original charm and character. Equipped to a very high standard and arranged over three floors, there is plenty of space for family and friends to gather, but also to escape to a quiet corner. Pretty gardens surround the holiday property and offer plenty of space for al fresco dining, summer barbecues and for the children to let off steam. The panoramic views from the living areas and many of the bedrooms are breathtaking, and with a fenced 18ft 6in outdoor heated swimming pool, terrace, hot tub and sheer indulgence of the cinema room with 50in plasma TV, HD projector and 84in screen, surround sound, Xbox 360, Wii and PS3, together with Cat 5 wired network, it will be hard to leave this unique property.
On the doorstep there is plenty to see and do with the famous Tarka Trail 2 minutes’ walk away for walking or cycling. Alternatively, meander around the many delightful shops, pubs and restaurants that Bideford has to offer, with its regular pannier and waterfront markets, all within a 10-minute stroll of the property.
Visitors can take a boat trip to the nature reserve at Lundy Island or explore many pretty fishing villages including nearby Clovelly and Appledore. Instow is just 2 miles away and 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 wide, golden sandy beach of Westward Ho!, popular with surfers, is just 3 miles away with Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe a short drive across the Taw Estuary.
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, this is the perfect holiday choice. Shops ¼ mile, pubs 300 yards.

Large porch. Large living room with open fire, window seat and river view to Bideford. Double door to spacious well-equipped kitchen with quartz worktops, TV and central island, open-plan with large dining room with window seat and river view, double doors to terrace and river views to Bideford. Utility/laundry room. Cinema room with TV. Oak floors throughout ground floor, except cinema room. First floor: Two large double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and river view; one with en-suite bathroom with TV, Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room with toilet. Further small double bedroom. Twin bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for alternative sleeping only). Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Large double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with TV, modern roll-top bath, twin basins, walk-in shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with river views to Bideford, modern roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

  • Open fire - initial logs included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas (partial underfloor) central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Eleven TVs (satellite and Freeview)
  • Five DVDs
  • HD projector, screen and surround sound
  • X-box 360
  • Wii
  • PS3
  • 6-ring hob and double oven
  • Microwave
  • Two washing machines
  • Two tumble dryers
  • Two dishwashers
  • American fridge/freezer
  • Additional fridge
  • Computer with wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking on drive (for 4 cars); additional roadside parking
  • Outdoor, above-ground swimming pool (18ft 6in x 11ft, depth 4ft), heated May-September
  • Hot tub
  • No smoking
  • Friday to
    Friday

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£1454-£4376
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
22
Bedrooms
8
Pets
0
Alminstone House Ref: 16940

Alminstone House is the perfect choice for family and friends and ideal for a celebration gathering. Peacefully located in an area of great interest, this delightful, spacious house sits on the edge of the quiet rural hamlet of Woolsery but is just a short drive from the breathtaking North Devon beaches and the English Heritage Coastline, popular with walkers and bird-watchers. This imposing property is adjacent to the owners home but offers much privacy within its own enclosed substantial gardens. The ideal choice at any time of year. Why not get the local catering company to come in and prepare a meal for your party. The famous surfing beaches of Westward Ho! and Bude are an easy drive and for family fun The Big Sheep and The Milky Way Adventure parks are close by. The pretty historic port town of Bideford is just 7 miles and offers town amenities and boat trips to Lundy Island. For walking and cycling the famous Tarka Trail is close by. Horse riding 1 mile. Tamar lake fishing is also nearby. Shop, pub and fish and chip shop 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen. 2 steps down to double bedroom. First floor: 7 bedrooms: 5 double, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, two (four poster), one with additional single, one with additional bunk, one with additional sofa bed, 2 twin. Shower room and toilet. 2 steps down to bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. External utility room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room and dining room/kitchen (initial fuel included). Oil central heating £35per week, £15 per short break. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two cots. Two high chairs. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Swings and slide. Barbecue. Ample parking. Welcome pack.

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£1122-£2795
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.

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£960-£2410
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

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£3060-£3060
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

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£1467-£3626
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