2 bed cottage with log burner, free wifi, close to town with driveway parking
- english, very basic French and Spanish
We are a family with dogs who love outdoor pursuits including surfing, kite surfing, body boarding, canoeing, cycling and walking. We have always loved Devon but work commitments keep us in the south east so we bought our cottage in 2015 primarily for our own use but decided to offer it to others to enjoy when we are unable to.
Alex purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Alex chose Bideford
Location, location location! This cottage is set in a tranquil no through road at the edge of the estuary and yet it is only a five to ten minute stroll into the quaint little 'white town' of Bideford either along the estuary or through beautiful Victoria Park. It has the benefit of its own driveway for parking. It dates from the 1890's and is built of traditional stone with two beautiful fireplaces. The large stone chimney breast is an ornamental fireplace in the dining room and the lounge fireplace boasts a cosy log burner. Both these features have been restored by us having been covered over with plaster in recent years. We love the blend of character that comes with an old property along with the modern comforts of a good power shower, gas central heating and a log burner for the colder months! Both of us have previous links to the West Country and Bideford captured our hearts as it offers the unique mix of beautiful countryside as well as a thriving town with shops and a pannier market and also quirky and quaint pubs and restaurants.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage's great location means that it benefits from: - being only a stroll away from shops, pubs, restaurants and an array of takeaways - less than a 10 min drive to Westward Ho! beach and its water sports - sits on the Tarka Trail (beautiful walks and cycle rides) - within an easy walk or cycle of both Appledore and Instow - learn to surf or kite surf at local schools in the area
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Well equipped cottage, good location, dog friendly
The cottage is bigger inside than it looks from the pictures. The new sofas are particularly comfy and we slept well in this quiet corner of town. The property is well equipped (although bring a spare loo roll, only one provided) but do note that the prosecco and cookies that other reviews mention are no longer provided.
One issue for us was that the dogs were reluctant to toilet on the astro-turf in the 'garden' so we had to walk them as soon as we got up in the morning, perhaps your dogs aren't as fussy as ours! The courtyard is very small (as pictured) and we probably do need to book somewhere with more outside space next time.
Bideford is well located for the beaches (Northam Burrows was a wonderful spot) but there are more characterful villages in this area. However the cottage is well located for a short walk into town along the quay.
Finally - there was plenty of hot water, comfy beds and a high standard of cleanliness which are top priorities for me when looking for accommodation!
We would recommend this cottage.
Very nice stay in a great location for Devon beaches
Had a great time here. Everything is as advertised, and communication with Alex was superb. Couldn’t be more helpful. Bideford is a beautiful area and has many accessible attractions nearby.
Very comfortable, clean, cozy and well equipped cottage
Perfect location for walks, exploring the village and visiting family
Happy to hear that you liked the cottage and the locality along with the town of Bideford.
Excellent little place to stay
The house is comfortable and well appointed and it is in a great location for walking or cycling into Bideford, the Tarka Trail or other local areas. Nice quite neighborhood.
It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding area! You’re welcome back at any time.
Great location! Good for dog walking. Accommodation fine.
We loved the area. Cottage was comfortable and compact as we expected. Log burner was nice on a cold evening. Only wish we had more time to explore!
Very pleased to hear that you had a nice time and enjoyed Bideford. You’re welcome back at any time!