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"Allsorted", a 16th Century Fishermans Cottage With Amazing Views over the Water

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Allsorted Cottage, Bideford, North Devon, Devon - 1 Minutes Walk To The Tarka Trail, 5 Minutes Walk To The Town, 10 Minutes Drive To The Beach

Allsorted Cottage is a 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.

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.

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We welcome guests booking directly with us, Cath & Adrian Elliott, the owners.

Please phone 07712 402863,

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More Details

Cath & Adrian Elliott
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Cath & Adrian Elliott

We are a family run business with 3 gorgeous coastal holiday cottages, which are managed completely by us, from top to bottom. We aim to give all our guests an excellent holiday, whoever you are, wherever you're from, however long or short your holiday is, every night is important, special, and memorable. Happy holidays!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Best wishes

Cath & Adrian Elliott

Cath & Adrian Elliott purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Cath & Adrian Elliott chose Bideford

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 makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a delightful stay in your cottage. Everything was perfect!

We hope to return again one day.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bideford in Torridge District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs modern white bathroom with large corner bath with shower over, wash hand basin and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed, bedroom 2 with double bed, both with fresh linen and towels to welcome you.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There is a public pay & display car park very nearby, costing approx £3.00 per day. Free Wifi is available to all guests. Sorry no dogs. Please note this is a non smoking property, thank you. Short breaks are available throughout the year. Outside: Following the garden path towards the river, there is a garden bench to enjoy a cuppa; a wide selection of plants and shrubs. Next to the river, the icing is on the cake, with unspoilt open views over the water (tidal). Two stone character seats and outdoor BBQ area welcome you. Enjoy a drink, and soak up the outstanding view over the River Torridge. 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.


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"Allsorted", a 16th Century Fishermans Cottage With Amazing Views over the Water
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect location, fantastic views, really well equipped and great communication with the owners.

We stayed for two nights so that I could run the Bideford Half Marathon and it took a lot of the stress out of the experience of getting towns from the race. Plus we had a fabulous second night in Bideford post race!

We loved the cottage style and layout, the personal touches and how well equipped it all was.

Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, very kind.
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Lovely winter stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in November for a little winter weekend away. Loved the cottage, perfect to arrive with the fire lit and house warm and cosy.

Cath & Elliott were brilliant hosts, we intended to hire bikes for the weekend but found most places were closed for the season. I sent a message across to see if they had any idea of anywhere which was open and received a reply with a place to try straight away. Biketrail Cycle Hire, It was in Fremington and I would also recommend that place if anyone needed a bike! We cycled part of the Tarka trail which runs just by the cottage also.

Would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay in North Devon, so close to Croyde, Woolacombe and Ilfracombe.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review!
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Small property, good location

  • 2 of 5

Bideford is a good location for exploring North Devon. The property had everything we needed and the owner had taken care to ensure lots of information was available on the local area.

It was smaller than we thought for a family. The lounge is very dark in summer months with no light from the front window. The sofa is very old and uncomfortable - difficult to relax in the evening if you're staying in after kids have gone to bed. There were a lot of spiders! One crawled over my arm when I was sat on the sofa in the evening and they were in the skylight in the kitchen.

Overall I think this would be a great place for a couple who aren't necessarily staying in, in the evening, and doing the tarka trail etc. but a little cramped for a family.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are genuinely sorry that you didn't enjoy your holiday. Over the 6 years of trading we have welcomed many families to Allsorted, who have taken away great memories of happy holidays, as can be seen with numerous 5 star reviews.
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Lovely homely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We've just come back from a fantastic few days away. The cottage is absolutely lovely and we really loved all the nice homely touches there. The beds were nice and big and very comfortable. It's close to so many places and attractions. There is a place literally just up the road to hire bikes and get onto the Tarka trail too. Would highly recommended! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, very clean and cosy.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the cottage very much, there was nothing we required that wasn't available. A short walk from the town centre of Bideford and a only a ten minute drive to the nearest coastline. Plenty of beaches and attractions to visit locally and great surfing beaches of Saunton , Croyde and Woolacombe within a 30 minute drive.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We had a lovely stay in Bideford.

  • 3 of 5

Our cottage was nice it had everything we wanted and needed. The town is small and pleasant with lots of shops . From Bideford , there are lots of places to visit for a day trip

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

All our cottages are ideal for those seeking a "car free" holiday.


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.


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bideford, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Apr 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Jun 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
3 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
29 Oct 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
3 Jan 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
You are welcome contact the owner to book, or book online. On confirmation of availability, deposit is taken, either by bank transfer or online. Your reservation will be held for 2 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 bank transfer or online. Thankyou.

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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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