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



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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.

Cath & Adrian Elliott, the owners, welcome guests booking directly with them. Please phone 07712 402863, or email allsortedholidaycottages@aol.co.uk

Thank you

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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).

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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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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


An enjoyable week in a charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week, the cottage has everything you need, comfy bed, great view of the river from the garden and back bedroom and bike hire just down the road. Access to the Tarka Trail is very handy if you're a cyclist or walker and the town is only 10 minutes walk away across the old bridge.

Thanks for providing an excellent place to stay.

Tony & Debs.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review! We are delighted you enjoyed our cottage. Thank you also for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. You are very welcome to come again. Cath & Adrian
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Every thing you would ever need perfect cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage very cosy, spotlessly clean and well maintained. It's in the perfect location for shops, public transport, walking Tarka Trail even a cycle hire at end of street. Lovely view of estuary from the garden. Would highly recommend this property to anybody. Customer service excellant. It's a little gem.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, very much appreciated.
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Charming little house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Allsorted. Nice kitchen to cook and even big enough to sit together. The Little garden has an astonishing view on Bideford.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Allsorted.
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  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed for three nights and we really liked the cottage and its character. It was well equipped and everything was well maintained and in good condition. The homely and tasteful touches within provided a pleasant atmosphere. We enjoyed the sitting area at the end of the garden with its lovely views over the town and estuary. It was quite a sun trap and the ideal place for a glass of chilled wine! The convenient location of the cottage was a bonus being within a five minute walk of the town, the quay and the Tarka Trail.

I would fully recommend this charming cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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All Sorted bideford

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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cycling paradise

  • 5 of 5

Excellent facilities, excellent location, comfortable and very clean. A warm welcome with wine flowers and chocolate.

Would definately return when the weather is better.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Sep 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Low season
2 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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. Brand new beds for 2015.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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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