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View towards the apartment
Lounge/ diner
Kitchen area
Views from the kitchen
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Kayaks available to use
Shared summerhouse
Shared garden
View across the river towards the property on the right
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2 / 10  Lounge/ diner
3 / 10  Kitchen area
4 / 10  Views from the kitchen
5 / 10  Double bedroom
6 / 10  Double bedroom
7 / 10  Kayaks available to use
8 / 10  Shared summerhouse
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10 / 10  View across the river towards the property on the right

Otterview Apartment

Bideford (1ml S), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Panoramic views of the river and countryside at Instow
  • A short drive from beautiful beaches including Croyde and Westward Ho!
  • Not far from popular towns including Ilfracombe, Bideford and Barnstaple
  • Pleasantly located, this is an excellent base for exploring North Devon
  • A stunning location, on the river and close to the Tarka Trail
  • Ideal for a relaxing holiday with stunning views and great walks
Property code: 26423

Bordered by four acres of formal gardens and woodland this immaculate and elegant detached apartment commands magnificent panoramic views of the River Torridge and surrounding countryside.

This lovely apartment is located close to the ancient port and modern market town of Bideford where the owners can (by prior arrangement) offer you a lift to catch the MS Oldenburg for a day trip to the glorious Lundy Island. You are also just a ten minute drive from the golden sandy beaches at Westward Ho!, Instow, Croyde and Northam Burrows. Towns such as Barnstaple and the picturesque Ilfracombe are also in the area. Nearby are a wealth of attractions including RHS Rosemoor, the cobbled streets of Clovelly, Dartington Crystal and many more. Further afield are such popular attractions as The Big Sheep and The Milky Way Adventure Park. This ground-floor apartment is adjacent to a private property and small guest house yet privacy is assured.

On entering, you will find yourself in the spacious and attractive open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge is a lovely space for relaxation, with TV/DVD and lovely views. The dining area is ideally situated. Heading over to the kitchen area you will find an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave. Exploring further you will find one king-size bedroom. There is also a shower room complete with WC.

Heading outside you are welcome to relax at the end of an enjoyable day on the shared decking area with ample seating in the beautiful shared gardens, both a short walk from the property. Here you can unwind and take in the stunning river views. Or you could even get on the water in one of the onsite Mambo sit-on kayaks which are free to use and can be launched directly from the terrace. You can also meet the resident goats, pigs, chickens, ducks and miniature donkey. There is off-road parking available for one car. Please note this is approached via a steep drive; alternative parking areas are also available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Shared gardens with ample seating and decking area
  • Kayaks free to use and can be launched directly from the terrace
  • Guests are welcome to meet the resident goats, pigs, chickens, ducks and miniature donkey
  • Off road parking area for one car is approached via a steep drive, alternative parking areas are available
  • Electric, underfloor heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Breakfast hampers and afternoon teas can be pre-ordered and delivered to the property or enjoyed in the guesthouse dining room
  • Dog sitting available by arrangement with the owner
  • Beach 4 miles, pubs, shops and restaurants 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Trevor 20th September 2019

Lovely view of river and very handy for Bideford and the Tarka trail, very friendly owners who were very helpful and obliging.

Reviewed by Wayne 22nd August 2019

The hosts were superb - recommendations of activities to undertake and locations to visit were spot on. Very accommodating and nothing appeared too much trouble for them. Perfect location for taking in the local area with kayaking, cycling the Tarka trail and nearby Instow beach all on your doorstep. Loved the break, would definitely recommend to aRead morenyone and would be very happy to revisit. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 3rd May 2019

Our only problem was that it was situated on a very fast and busy road.However a 10 minute walk takes you to the Tarka Trail , which gave access to miles of traffic free walking & cycling.

Reviewed by Paul 22nd February 2019

The cottage was lovely and the hosts very welcoming and friendly. There is a lovely walk for dogs across the river and our Labrador LOVED the river at high tide but was confused when he couldn't go in when the water was low. The cottage is close to many activities and lovely beaches. A welcomed, relaxcing long weekend.

Reviewed by Lyn 2nd September 2018

A well appointed apartment. Wonderful views from the breakfast bar over the river and countryside. Comfy bed with good quality bedding. Lovely large fluffy towels too. Good location for exploring the area. Hosts were very friendly and helpful enjoyed meeting all their onsite animals too.

Reviewed by L 12th August 2018

Comfortable apartment with lovely views of the tidal river Torridge. The owners very welcoming. Enjoyable cream tea taken out on the beautiful decking area watching the wildlife.

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