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Rear view of the property with stunning views and hot tub
Relax in the hot tub in enclosed garden
Lounge area with doors to the enclosed garden
Open-plan living with breakfast bar
Breakfast bar looking out to the enclosed garden
Kitchen area and breakfast bar
The perfect romantic break
Bedroom
Bedroom details
En-suite bathroom
A spot of luxury
View towards the property
1 / 12  Rear view of the property with stunning views and hot tub
2 / 12  Relax in the hot tub in enclosed garden
3 / 12  Lounge area with doors to the enclosed garden
4 / 12  Open-plan living with breakfast bar
5 / 12  Breakfast bar looking out to the enclosed garden
6 / 12  Kitchen area and breakfast bar
7 / 12  The perfect romantic break
8 / 12  Bedroom
9 / 12  Bedroom details
10 / 12  En-suite bathroom
11 / 12  A spot of luxury
12 / 12  View towards the property

Tarka View

Bideford, Devon

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Pretty cottage with private hot tub in the garden enjoying far reaching views, the perfect romantic retreat away from it all
  • Within walking distance of the historic market town of Bideford with bustling quayside, quaint shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Perfectly located to explore all North Devon has to offer, why not roam the South West Coastal Path? Learn to surf at Westward Ho!? SUP on the River, Ride the seasonal ferry to Instow beach? Or even venture the wilds of Exmoor National Park?
Property code: 41463

Bijou cottage situated in an elevated position overlooking the harbour town of Bideford, with its own private hot tub, garden, and far-reaching views to the River Torridge.

This cottage is situated in the grounds of the owner’s home on the outskirts of the historic harbour town of Bideford. The town, with its quaint cobbled streets, traditional pannier market, independent shops, and range of well-regarded eateries, is a great place to enjoy a slice of authentic Devonshire life and is a fantastic base for exploring the surrounding area. The two-mile wide beach at Westward Ho! is just three miles away, as is the pretty village beach at Instow. A ferry runs from Instow, taking passengers across the estuary to the neighbouring fishing village of Appledore, where visitors will find a number of bistros and a pretty quay where they can watch the fishermen return with the day’s catch.  This property is a 2minute drive from great SUP/Paddleboarding waters.

This single-storey property offers comfortable accommodation, which makes a fantastic base for a couple who want to enjoy a relaxing break in North Devon. The open-plan living area, comprising of a lounge/kitchen/diner, is a light-filled space where guests can forget about the stresses of everyday, sit back on the sofa, and enjoy the wood burner-effect electric fire, Smart TV and DVD. A breakfast bar separates the lounge area from the kitchen, which is equipped with an electric oven, hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer. The property’s one bedroom has a king-size bed with an en-suite shower room and WC.

Outside, there is a shingled patio area with bench seating to the front of the property, whilst to the rear there is a well-appointed garden, again, mostly shingled, which is home to the wonderfully relaxing hot tub, as well as garden furniture, and a BBQ which can also be used as a firepit and a pizza oven, making this a wonderful space in which to enjoy the tranquil surroundings and the views over the neighbouring countryside. To the left of the cottage a private woodland can be found with a short trail, perfect for a quick morning walk. Or for those longer walks - Fords Wood nature reserve is located a short walk away. There is ample off-road parking

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  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with WC
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer
  • Accessed via a long sloping partially gravelled driveway
  • BBQ
  • Regret no infants
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and heating included
  • Private hot tub (bath robes provided)
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Beach 2 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance 
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Photos

Rear view of the property with stunning views and hot tub
Relax in the hot tub in enclosed garden
Lounge area with doors to the enclosed garden
Open-plan living with breakfast bar
Breakfast bar looking out to the enclosed garden
Kitchen area and breakfast bar
The perfect romantic break
Bedroom
Bedroom details
En-suite bathroom
A spot of luxury
View towards the property

Sarah Hardy

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Martin 23rd October 2022

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Lovely little property. Beautifully clean and well equipped. Owners are really friendly and so helpful. Hot tub was fab. Good to have enclosed garden do that the dog couldnt get out. 10/10

Reviewed by Stephen 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Gillian 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Sebert 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Julie 22nd July 2022

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The cottage was amazing it was so clean and had everything we needed to have a great stay. The hot tub just added to the enjoyment. We loved that we could walk into Bideford in 10mins but also feel like we were tucked away for everything. We saw some lovely places that we hadnt been to before as we have always stayed in Croyde. Appledore was quaintRead more and had some great places to eat and drink and Instow had a beach that is dog friendly. The little touches by the owners were appreciated greatly Hide

Reviewed by Anne 17th June 2022

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Tarka View is in a really great location for visiting North Devon. The owners were lovely and clearly take great pride in their properties, the cottage was spotlessly clean! The hot tub is pristine and was a nice evening soak after a good day out. It is small, yes, but very well equipped with lovely little touches, superb!

Reviewed by Sharon 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Yvonne 24th September 2021

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Comfortable, well equipped property in a lovely peaceful location with excellent views. Lovely hosts.

Reviewed by Zoe 17th September 2021

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Lovely little cottage for a little cottage.

Reviewed by Lorraine 10th September 2021

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Quiet and picturesque. Really enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub looking up at the stars and the smattering of lights in the distance. Bedding was spotless, along with shower room. Cottage comfortable and cosy. Bideford within walking distance.

Reviewed by Jill 3rd September 2021

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Compact cottage ideal for two people (and a dog!). The location is superb, easy to walk into Bideford and to get to nearby places. Ideal for our dog as there is an enclosed area to the front and rear of the property. The owners were very pleasant and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The hot tub is a welcome bonus.

Reviewed by Yvette 27th August 2021

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Lovely cottage in an ideal location for us to enjoy this area of Devon. Enclosed garden , safe for dogs . Loved the views from the hot tub

Reviewed by Peter 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Kirstie 6th August 2021

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This was the second year we've been and once again we had a brilliant time, cottage is lovely. The view from the hot tub is amazing...the owners are so welcoming and friendly, great to see them again.

Reviewed by Lyndsy 16th July 2021

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A tastefully decorated, bijou cottage, equipped with everything you need for a break away. Comfy king size bed with good quality bedding and large fluffy white towels. Whilst there is some noise from neighbouring guests enjoying their holiday, privacy is maintained when outside and in the hot tub, which is the perfect place to unwind after a day exRead moreploring. Although high up and rural looking, there is still some road noise and being near to a police station, sirens are heard daily! Great break x Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Maureen 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Linda 18th June 2021

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We found Tarka View to be a quiet and peaceful location within easy reach of lovely places to visit. The cottage was immaculately clean. The owners are friendly and although we did not need anything, you just knew if you did, it would be no trouble. The view from the hot tub (such a treat) had the wow factor. Such a comfortable bed, and tasteful thRead moreroughout. Our dog was made very welcome with a blanket and bowls. A very relaxing break and would highly recommend for a couple and hound. Hide

Reviewed by Joseph 4th June 2021

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Great little place in a good location for exploring north Devon. Karen and Tony were really friendly and gave us plenty of tips for places to visit. The place is dog friendly and has a hot tub!

Reviewed by Carol 21st May 2021

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My husband and I (and our 2 Border Terriers Alfie and Myrtle) had a wonderful week at Tarka View. The owners Karen and Tony were so welcoming. The cottage was lovely , the bottle of Prosecco on arrival and the fresh flowers was a lovely touch. The cottage was very clean with lovely decor. The bed was very comfy with nice quality bedding. Nice privaRead morete secure rear garden which was great for our pooches. We really enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings with the great views. We hope to return . Hide

Reviewed by Rob 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Tanya 7th May 2021

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The cottage is situated on a very steep hill so bear this in mind. The owners live in the house opposite and are lovely. Not once did we feel overlooked. The accommodation was immaculate. Comfortable bed with quality bedding. Clear instructions on how to use everything and they have thought of everything! Private rear garden with lovely views from Read morethe hot tub. The ONLY negative was the shower pressure but it was lovely and hot. We would definitely recommend staying here and we would come again. Hide

Reviewed by Brenda 1st May 2021

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Immaculate and very tastefully decorated . Small but perfectly ok for the 2 people is designed for . Plenty of kitchen equipment . Hot tub was lovely to soak in after a long walk . Gorgeous views . In owners garden , lovely couple, unobtrusive but there if needed . Thoroughly recommend

Reviewed by Joanne 12th April 2021

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LOCATION

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