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 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
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
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
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Private hot tub in the enclosed garden enjoying far reaching views
  • Direct access to the Tarka Trail perfect for walks with your four legged friend
  • The perfect getaway in a tranquil setting with breath taking scenery
  • The sandy beaches of Instow and Westward Ho! are a short drive away
  • Within walking distance of the market town of Bideford with ample shops, restaurants, and the town’s harbour


Property code: 41463

Bijou cottage situated in an elevated position overlooking the harbour town of Bideford, with its own private hot tub, enclosed 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 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 enclosed 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
  • BBQ
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and heating included
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Private hot tub (bath robes provided)
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 2 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance 
  • Arrival 3pm

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Noah, 27th October 2019

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

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

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

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

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

We had the best holiday possible

Reviewed by Teresa, 6th September 2019

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

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 Gary, 12th July 2019

The cottage was small and cosy and had just about everything from home to home. On arrival we had milk in the fridge, biscuits, tea and coffee and a bottle of Prosecco. There was dog biscuits, dog bowls and dog towels to use too. The cottage is in a great location for exploring Devon only 30 mins from different areas. The centre of Bideford offers Read morelots of shops, a park, riverwalk, a few restaurants and chip shops. There are a few lovely dog friendly Cafes on the front. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel, 21st June 2019

Had a great time at tarka view with our yorkie who was made very welcome by perfect hosts Karen and Tony who are such a nice helpful but not intrusive.Tarka view is in walking distance of town but also perfect location to explore n devon and down into cornwall and then back to relax in the spa with a glass of wine...ready to book our nexRead moret visit. Hide

Reviewed by David, 17th May 2019

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

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