Cottage in Bideford, North Devon, Devon, England

16th Century Fishermans Cottage With Outstanding Views Over The Water.

1 Minutes Walk To The Tarka Trail, 5 Minutes Walk To The Town, 10 Minutes Drive To The Beach.

Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

  • Rates: (GBP)

    £295 - £635WEEKLY
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    • Property type:Cottage
    • Sleeps:4 (2 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:1
    • Internet access
    • Pets accepted


    Property description

    Beautiful 2 bedroom fishermans cottage with outstanding views over the water, stunning wrought iron spiral staircase, and kitchen leading to cottage garden, again, with an unbroken view over the water.

    Accommodation description

    Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed, bedroom 2 with double bed, both with fresh linen and towels to welcome you. Brand new beds for 2015.

    Downstairs modern white bathroom with large corner bath with shower over, wash hand basin and wc.

    A wooden latch door leads to a fully equipped kitchen boasting beautiful hand made wooden cupboards, 5 ring gas hob with double oven under, belfast sink, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster, and pine table and chairs seating 4.

    Living Rooms:
    Lounge with exposed beams and gas fired stove in front of a large sofa and wingback chair, comfortably seating 4. Flat screen TV, DVD with sound bar and subwoofer, and iPhone dock. Newly carpeted for 2015.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Fresh linen and towels supplied for each let. For longer stays, cottage is serviced fully with a complete change of linen included.

    Parking, Garden.

    Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.

    Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, TV.

    Location Type:
    River, Town.

    There is a flood step at the front door entrance, and spiral staircase which some people might find difficult.

    Following the garden path from the back kitchen door passes some seating for a cuppa, a wide selection of plants and shrubs, garden bench, down to the very bottom, where the icing is on the cake with unspoilt open views over the water (tidal). Two stone character seats welcome you to sit with a drink and soak up the outstanding view over the River Torridge.

    Important notes on accommodation

    We offer a parking permit for a car park very close to the cottage, belonging to a local hotel. This is charged at £30.00 per week, or £5.00 per day for short breaks.
    We also offer a garage, this is approx 1/2 mile from the cottage, useful for storage of bikes, surfboards, kayaks etc. This is an extra £25 per week, or £5 per day for short breaks. Please enquire for more details.
    Free Wifi is available to all guests.
    Dogs are welcome, at a small extra charge of £5 per dog per day.
    Please note this is a non smoking property, thank you.



    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    22 March 2015 - 25 April 2015 £ 345.00 2
    26 April 2015 - 27 June 2015 £ 395.00 2
    28 June 2015 - 11 July 2015 £ 525.00 2
    12 July 2015 - 18 July 2015 £ 545.00 2
    19 July 2015 - 1 September 2015 £ 635.00 2
    2 September 2015 - 26 September 2015 £ 375.00 2
    27 September 2015 - 19 December 2015 £ 325.00 2
    20 December 2015 - 2 January 2016 £ 550.00 1

    Notes on prices
    Short breaks 2 nights from £150.00, 3 nights from £225.00. Please contact the owner for more information.

    Changeover day
    Short breaks are fully available throughout the year. Arrival time is 3pm and departure time is 10am, unless otherwise arranged.

    Booking notes
    Please contact the owner to book. On confirmation of availability, deposit is taken, either by cheque or bank transfer. Your reservation will be held for 5 days. On receipt of your payment your booking with be confirmed. Full payment is required 8 weeks before the start of the holiday, again by cheque or bank transfer. Thankyou.
    Babysitting service available.


    Cottage in Bideford, North Devon, Devon, England

    About the area

    The estuary is on your doorstep, with the nearest beach being Westward Ho! and Appledore being approx 10 minutes drive away, Saunton Sands and Croyde beaches approx 30 minutes drive, then the spectacular 3 mile long beach at Woolacombe is approx 45 minutes drive away, all very popular with surfers.

    A selection of excellent golf courses are to be found within a reasonable driving distance. Westward Ho! being the nearest, about 10 mins drive and Barnstaple, about 20mins drive, and the renowned Saunton Sands Golf Course, about 30 mins drive.

    How to get there
    Nearest airport is Exeter, being approx 1 1/2 hours drive away, and Bristol being the same distance, just north rather than south. The train service is also very good, with the nearest station at Barnstaple, only 20 mins drive away. The bus service is very good and frequent, or plenty of taxis are available if you prefer. Use of a car is handy, but car hire is plentiful if required.

    Nearest town is Bideford being a 5 minute walk away. For greater selection of the larger stores, Barnstaple, the regional centre is approx 20 minutes drive away. The village of Appledore is very popular with its narrow streets, galleries, and quaint shops, along with a very popular slipway access for those interested in boating.

    Further Details
    Bideford is very fortunate with a number of traditional shops, butchers and greengrocers still remaining open, although there are 3 large supermarkets on the outside of town. Also several restaurants, cafes and fast food establishments.For keen gardeners, the delightful and intriguing gardens of RHS Rosemoor are only a short drive away. For cyclists, bikes can be hired locally (2 minutes walk from the cottage, at the end of the road!) for use on the tarka trail which is literally 1 minute from the cottage.

    Guest reviews

    3 reviews
    in total with an average rating of



    Reviewed by: Ian hatton, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 30 October 2014

    Date of stay: October 2014

    "All Sorted bideford"

    Just stayed for a week, absolutely perfect we are a family of 4 including two teenage boys and found the cottage wonderful. Everything on the cottage was as described in the web page. Absolutely everything you would need is provided Very clean and welcome gift of wine and chocolate. The views are stunning the area is great and all that we wanted to do was very accessible by car. Westward Ho! Is a few minutes away and is a great family beech. I simply cannot recommend this cottage enough. The owners are very y helpful and a pleasure to deal with

    Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers and families with young children

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    Reviewed by: kiwi929, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 8 November 2013

    Date of stay: October 2013

    "cycling paradise"

    Excellent facilities, excellent location, comfortable and very clean. A warm welcome with wine flowers and chocolate. Would definately return when the weather is better.

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers and romantic getaway

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    Reviewed by: Mastey, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 16 August 2013

    Date of stay: June 2013

    "A big step for mankind"

    Charming character cottage close but far enough out of town centre, handy if wanting to travel on a bus pass also convenient parking very near cottage. Clean and all that one requires for a pleasant holiday, owner was most cooperative with one problem that was self inflicted but in the end did not exist (LoL). No fear of a small dog running out of the front door with the flood step , hence a big step for mankind, but not when coming down the spiral stairs that requires a backward step.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, tourists without a car and sightseeing

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    Guest comments

    "Thank you for a lovely stay, we really enjoyed it. Thanks for wine, chocs, and daffs, very welcoming!" 6-10 April 14

    "We would like to say a very big thank you for both the wine & the chocolates...very welcome. We had a great time at the cottage and the weather was very kind to us. Look forward to coming again." Harris 4th to 7th Oct 14

    " We really enjoyed staying here. You have a lovely cottage. All the little touches really made us smile. We will be back, thank you" The Wyatt family 29th Dec 14 to 1 Jan 15.

    "Thank you for all the treats waiting for us at your cottage, all very much appreciated. It has been a delight to stay at "Allsorted", you have created a little haven, cosy and relaxing, providing everything we could have wished for. We shall be reluctant to return home" Mr & Mrs Richards 1st to 4th Feb 15.

    "We have just arrived, the fire has been lit, a beautiful place, thank you" Yates family 30th Jan to 1 Feb 15.

    "Just wanted to say thank you how we enjoyed staying at your delightful cottage. The garden and views of the river were a real treat, especially in the sunshine!" Family Cockram 8-11 March 15

    "What a delightful cottage in a beautiful setting. We loved the evenings in the garden enjoying the river view." Mr & Mrs Robinson & family 17-22 July 2013

    "The cottage was lovely and very well equipped. The view of the river and the old bridge from the end of the garden was wonderful." Mr & Mrs Knill 10-17 Aug 2013

    About the Owner

    Hi, we are Cath and Adrian Elliott, we started life in the Vale of Evesham. But absolutely fell in love with Devon and moved down here about 13 years ago. We now live in Combe Martin in a remote location in a property with an acre of land. As we absolutely love growing and eating our own produce (especially the home produced eggs). Our two kids have recently left the fold and bought their own flats in the thriving street of Mill Street in Bideford (a place we recommend you visit).

    Year property purchased: 2011

    Why this location?

    We purchased Allsorted because we had been looking to buy a holiday cottage for a while, but any previous properties just did not have the wow factor for us. But we immediately fell in love with Allsorted as soon as we went through the front door. Even mum gave it nine out of ten (you could have knocked me down with a feather) some other houses had scored as low as two with her. It is a quirky sort of property, but is has a positive, happy feel about it which seems immediately relaxing.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    Due to the remoteness of our house in Combe Martin, we find it an absolute pleasure when we stay in Allsorted, everything is just so handy. Supermarkets and local shops, literally five minutes walk over the old bridge (no need to get the car out!!!). For several years if we fancied a take away it would be a major expedition, we could not believe our luck at Allsorted you can have an array of different take aways delivered to your front door.

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