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
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
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
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

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

  • 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
  • 2 dogs welcome ( (dogs under 12 months old by  prior agreement)
  • Beach 2 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance 

Sarah Lees

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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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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Reviewed by Amanda, 23rd October 2020

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Lovely cottage, quiet and cozy. Perfect for two . Hot tub perfect. Lovely walks nearby and towards the coast.

Reviewed by Janet, 16th October 2020

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The cottage was just lovely beautiful views would definitely go again perfect for a couple.

Reviewed by Kevin, 10th October 2020

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one of best holidays we have had without flying , nice and private with hot tub lovely in october also bottle of bubbly nice welcome touch , owners made us very welcome but did not intrude what so ever and even though looked as though ajoining house was only a garage and main house 150m away so very private . Dog loved it nature walk yards away , tRead morearka trail and westward ho beach very close .looking at dates for next year already . Hide

Reviewed by Nick, 2nd October 2020

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A fresh, modern, comfortable cottage for two in a great location. Easy access to local beaches and the Tarka Trail. A great base for exploring North Devon. Very friendly owners. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Karen, 11th September 2020

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Even though the cottage was lovely, it was not suitable for us. Being small and minimalistic caused issues as we are not the skinny type and have a large dog. Being slightly older and not necessarily 100% fit, the steep elevation coupled with low furniture was not helpful. Saying this I believe that this is a wonderful place for fit and energetic pRead moreeople with medium/small dog(s). Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne, 4th September 2020

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Weve enjoyed a fabulous week at Tarka View, the owners Karen and Tony were so welcoming and friendly and gave us some great recommendations of places to visit. The cottage had everything we needed and was of a high standard, we were very happy and comfortable. Our dog was also made very welcome. The bottle of prosecco was a welcome treat when we arRead morerived. We loved it so much weve already decided to return next year. Great location too, close to some beautiful beaches. Hide

Reviewed by Kirstie, 7th August 2020

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This cottage is absolutely beautiful with a high quality finish coupled with stunning views across the Devon countryside. The owners Karen and Tony are lovely and made us feel very welcome. We loved sitting in the hot tub, relaxing, enjoying a drink after a day out. We have been back only a day and decided to re-book for 2021! That's how much we loRead moreved it! Hide

Reviewed by Jessica, 19th July 2020

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The perfect get away for two and the dog. The cottage is beautifully presented, cozy and amazingly clean. Lovely touch of a welcome bottle of champagne and the fantastic hot tub looking out over the gorgeous views. Karen and Tony are wonderful host especially during the strange times of COVID 19. They took all measures to ensure safety but remainedRead more relaxed and friendly. Lovely location, able to walk down into town or short drives to multiple dog friendly beaches. Definitely will be back Hide

Reviewed by Len, 10th July 2020

The cottage is in a great location to explore the area around Bideford and we will be back.

Reviewed by Noah, 27th October 2019

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Beautiful & easy to access location, perfect for two view of the river & hillsides. The hosts couldn't have been better, suprised us with just married banners, chocolate & prosecco, but left us to ourselves unless we needed them. Perfect getaway!

Reviewed by Jade, 19th October 2019

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Tarka View is a romantically situated cottage at the top of a hill overlooking the Taw river and Tarka trail; the cottage is small but perfect for a couple looking to get away from it all. With the town accessible by walking or lots of beach walks 10-15 minutes drive away it was the perfect spot for us.

Reviewed by Esther, 4th October 2019

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Great location for exploring North Devon, the hosts were lovely, home away from home and the Hot Tub was an added bonus....loved it x

Reviewed by Tracey, 30th September 2019

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Lovely cottage, very clean and cosy. Lots of storage. Fantastic views. The hot tub, prosecco, tea, coffee and milk were a lovely touch. Our dog loved the cottage, her blankets and dog biscuits. The owners were very welcoming and there if we needed anything.

Reviewed by Paul, 20th September 2019

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cottage was really lovely in a good position. nice touches provided by the owners on arrival. owners were very nice and made sure that everything was ok.

Reviewed by David, 13th September 2019

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We had the best holiday possible

Reviewed by Teresa, 6th September 2019

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Loved the welcome bottle of Prosecco that was waiting for us on arrival. Very warm welcome from the owners nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was very clean and welcoming with a very comfy bed and the dogs liked the garden and we liked the hotub, although they found the gravel a bit sharp. Not a lot of space to put food, but we ate out a lotRead more anyway so wasnt much of an issue and not a lot of space for 2 peoples clothes, so we left most of them in the suitcase Hide

Reviewed by Nev, 16th August 2019

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Ended up being a solo traveller, well me and Ellie the border collie, long story (book out soon) :-) I couldn't have made to feel more welcome by the owners, Karen and Tony, even had a bottle of prosecco waiting for me. Cottage is in an ideal location, I arrived by train at Barnstaple and got across by taxi. However it's on the main bus route and tRead morehey're very frequent and cheap. Tarka trail is on your doorstep and I also walked to Appledore. Hide

Reviewed by David, 17th May 2019

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The place is set in a great location with everything and more that you require

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