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Stunning view from the private deck
Well equipped kitchen area
Enjoy the fabulous river views
Snuggle up in the lounge area
Spacious king size bedroom
Superb shower room
A spot of lunch...
Estuary view to the left and countryside to the right!
Steps down to the gravelled area
The lower gravelled garden
View from the garden
View from the property
View towards the property (on the right)
Bideford Quay is a short stroll away
The estuary can be seen from the garden
The little white town at night...
The golden sands of Instow nearby...
1 / 17  Stunning view from the private deck
2 / 17  Well equipped kitchen area
3 / 17  Enjoy the fabulous river views
4 / 17  Snuggle up in the lounge area
5 / 17  Spacious king size bedroom
6 / 17  Superb shower room
7 / 17  A spot of lunch...
8 / 17  Estuary view to the left and countryside to the right!
9 / 17  Steps down to the gravelled area
10 / 17  The lower gravelled garden
11 / 17  View from the garden
12 / 17  View from the property
13 / 17  View towards the property (on the right)
14 / 17  Bideford Quay is a short stroll away
15 / 17  The estuary can be seen from the garden
16 / 17  The little white town at night...
17 / 17  The golden sands of Instow nearby...

Rivers Retreat

Bideford, Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • This cosy cabin enjoys stunning river views where you can watch the boats bobbing on the river from your private decked balcony  
  • Walking distance to the heart of the market town of Bideford with its bustling quayside, shops, pubs and eateries
  • Perfectly situated to explore all North Devon has to offer, why not roam the South West Coastal Path? Learn to surf at Westward Ho!? Traffic free walking and cycling on the Tarka Trail? Or even venture the wilds of Exmoor National Park?

 

Property code: 74817

Enjoy a stay at this superb cabin style property situated in a peaceful residential location in the port town of Bideford, with its busy river harbour, independent shops, and choice of eateries.

This cute and cosy property is located in the little white town of Bideford, which stands on the River Torridge in North Devon, just a short distance down river from where the estuary opens onto the sea. This position means you are close to the quayside where you can enjoy boat trips why not try a fantastic two-hour trip which takes visitors out to the isolated island of Lundy, with its resident seal colony and puffins. Three miles north of the town is the pretty fishing village of Appledore, where visitors can enjoy a relaxing day trip pottering around the shops, strolling along the quay, and perhaps catching the ferry across to the neighbouring village of Instow with its yacht club and beach.

Guests access this single storey which is next to the owner’s home, yet where privacy is assured through a small porch and entering into the galley style kitchen. Well equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer dryer. A breakfast bar and stools make a great place to enjoy a morning coffee whilst planning your days adventures. The kitchen leads to a lounge area with bi folding doors offering superb views across the garden to the river beyond and Torridge Bridge in the distance. Comfortable sofa and wall mounted Smart TV beckon you to sit back and relax. A king-size bedroom and separate spacious wet room shower with WC complete the accommodation.

Outside there is a decked balcony enjoying stunning views over the estuary and owner lawned garden (not accessible). Steps lead down to a private gravelled area.

There is off road car port parking for 2 car outside of the cottage and additional roadside parking nearby.

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

  • 1 King size bed
  • 1 Wet room shower with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV and radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Decked Balcony with superb Views
  • Up to 2 dogs welcome
  • Towels included
  • Secure and undercover bike parking available on request.
  • Off road parking for 1 car - roadside parking at end of drive
  • Beach 2 miles, pubs and shops within walking distance

Sarah Lees

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jennie 2nd October 2020

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Every thing A1 and the owners did everything and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Christine 18th September 2020

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Loved everything about this cottage the view the cleanliness .friendly owners .right on bus route to everywhere.and not far for nice walk to bideford. Reasonably priced as well

Reviewed by William 11th September 2020

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Great views. Choice of flat walks on Tark Trail (bus to Instow walk back).

Reviewed by Martin 4th September 2020

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Had a very warm welcome from Jacky and Barrie, we always felt our needs were paramount to them and Jacky in particular was extremely helpful and even left us comments and ideas for our holiday whilst we were there. First class accommodation and always felt nothing was too much trouble. It really was a real retreat and we recommend everyone to stay Read morethere, thank you both for a fantastic stay X Hide

Reviewed by Diane 28th August 2020

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Could not fault this holiday and everything about it from start to finish. Lovely view from the property. Hosts were so accommodating and made it such a wonderful experience for us. Cannot think of anything needed to improve the holiday. Even our Yorkshire Terrier Ruffles enjoyed it. Thank you Val, Bob and Ruffles

Reviewed by Angela 21st August 2020

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Beautiful accommodation , Everything you need is there. Very generous welcome basket. Lovely hosts. Marvellous shower room. Very high spec appliances

Reviewed by Lisa 7th August 2020

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Jacky and Barrie were welcoming and immediately made us feel at home. We were emailed prior to arrival to check if we had any dietary requirements. On arrival we had a lovely welcome pack. The cottage is well equipped, comfortable and great for dog owners. It is also suitable for most people with a physical disability. There are lots of places to vRead moreisit nearby (half hour's drive or less in most cases) suitable for all ages. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 31st July 2020

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The accommodation was without fault, the owners gave us a friendly welcome. The welcome package was very much appreciated. The view from rear of property was stunning. Very satisfied.

Reviewed by Lee 24th July 2020

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A ideal location for exploring and great for walkers with the Tarka Trail near nearby. Wonderful views of the river and countryside. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming and only too willing to help with any enquiries. Accommodation fitted to a high standard. The Welcome Pack was a much appreciated pleasant surprise. A chilled relaxing time. Read morePerfect. Hide

Reviewed by Barry 17th July 2020

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A fabulous place to stay. Absolutely spotless,lovely quality towels and bedding. Top quality furniture and appliances throughout and extremely dog friendly. The views were spectacular. It was the attention to detail that impressed us most, literally home from home. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Alan 12th July 2020

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Amazing accommodation which has been furnished to a very high quality with a fantastic view out over the estuary. Ideally located so the town is within a two minutes walk but far enough away to feel you are away from it all. Owners were amazing and extra hygiene products were provided in these strange times. They left us to it but we knew they wereRead more there to help should we have needed anything. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for accommodation in this area. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 4th July 2020

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Reviewed by Roy 7th February 2020

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Reviewed by Ray 15th January 2020

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We have had a truly great time at Rivers Retreat. We had a lovely warm welcome from Jacky. Everything we needed was there. It was clean and tidy. Our dog was also catered for, a blanket for him to use and treats to eat. I cannot recommend this holiday home strongly enough. We will definitely return. 10 out of 10

Reviewed by Rikki 27th December 2019

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Peaceful, close enough to Bideford, but far enough away. Comfortable, very dog friendly. Warm and friendly owners, everything you may need to for a few days or weeks, Place to hide, turn off the phone, recharge your batteries.its a shame like all good times their is an end date.

Reviewed by DAVID 25th October 2019

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Superb. The owners couldn't have done more. They even left us some eggs, bread, coffee, bottle of wine.

Reviewed by LESLIE 18th October 2019

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Reviewed by Ann 4th October 2019

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This property is ideal for two people with everything to make a very comfortable stay, the owners are attentive without being intrusive. The outside areas are excellent, although we didn't get much use from them because of the weather. One of the main features of this property is the fantastic panoramic view, it is stunning.

Reviewed by Roy 13th September 2019

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Absolute perfection from the location to the helpfulness of the owners We will be booking this property again without doubt

Reviewed by Linda 23rd August 2019

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This property was excellent, the view from the patio was perfect. We just sat and took in the piece and tranquility of all the surroundings. The property had everything in it that we needed for a perfect, relaxing holiday. It was an ideal base to explore north Devon . The hosts were extremely helpful and our chocolate Labrador enjoyed his stay therRead moree too. Hide

Reviewed by Penny 9th August 2019

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Outstanding; every holiday prerequisite catered for; couldn't have been better.

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Stunning view from the private deck
Well equipped kitchen area
Enjoy the fabulous river views
Snuggle up in the lounge area
Spacious king size bedroom
Superb shower room
A spot of lunch...
Estuary view to the left and countryside to the right!
Steps down to the gravelled area
The lower gravelled garden
View from the garden
Show 5 moreView from the property

Location

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