View towards the property
Hot tub with view into the property
First floor mezzanine lounge
Property features
Time for brunch
Bringing the outdoors in
Bright and airy open-plan space
Kitchen area
Relax during your holiday
Cosy up by the wood burner
Relax by the woodburner
King-size bedroom with en-suite
Twin bedroom (super-king on request)
Family bathroom
Enjoy a game of table football
1 / 15  View towards the property
2 / 15  Hot tub with view into the property
3 / 15  First floor mezzanine lounge
4 / 15  Property features
5 / 15  Time for brunch
6 / 15  Bringing the outdoors in
7 / 15  Bright and airy open-plan space
8 / 15  Kitchen area
9 / 15  Relax during your holiday
10 / 15  Cosy up by the wood burner
11 / 15  Relax by the woodburner
12 / 15  King-size bedroom with en-suite
13 / 15  Twin bedroom (super-king on request)
14 / 15  Family bathroom
15 / 15  Enjoy a game of table football

Otters Leap,

Bideford, Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning detached reverse level property with private hot tub, enclosed garden, cosy wood burner and beautiful far reaching views
  • The historic market town of Bideford is within walking distance with a bustling quayside, quaint shops, pubs and restaurants
  • The perfect base to explore all North Devon has to offer, why not roam the South West Coastal Path? Learn to surf at Westward Ho!? Build sandcastles on Instow beach? Or even venture the wilds of Exmoor National Park?
Property code: 49224

This light and airy cottage sits within the grounds of the owner’s impressive home accessed by a separate driveway overlooking the little white town of Bideford, the Torridge estuary and Tarka Trail.

Newly built in 2017 and offering a peaceful setting. A great spot for couples or families who enjoy walking, cycling, kayaking, bird watching or beach activities including surfing, or body boarding. For those looking to relax, the area is tranquil and the scenery is breath-taking. The Tarka Trail (traffic free) can be seen from the property and Bideford with a range of quayside shops, pubs, restaurants and pannier market is a short walk. Sandy beaches close by; Westward Ho! with 2 miles of golden sands, and beautiful Instow and Appledore are 10 minutes away. For kids, the Big Sheep and Ultimate Adventure Centre are within 2 miles. Why not visit RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Dartington Crystal, or enjoy National Trust cliff-top walks.

The reverse level property welcomes you into its entrance hall then opens up into the kitchen/diner with vaulted ceiling and fully glazed gable with wood burner and table football, bi fold doors offer extensive views across the river valley to hills beyond. The well-equipped kitchen area has an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Table and four chairs. Also on the ground floor are two bedrooms; 1 king-size with en-suite shower room and WC and 1 twin zip-and link (which can be made into a super-king-size upon request). Family bathroom with shower over bath. The staircase leads to a comfortable and stylishly furnished mezzanine lounge with comfy corner sofa and Smart TV/media hub providing access to Free play and catch-up TV with Netflix etc. DVD player and superb views.

Heading outside from the ground floor full width bi-fold doors lead out to a fully enclosed patio and lawn area with private hot tub enjoying views across the valley. Garden furniture, fire pit/BBQ/pizza oven. There is ample off road parking for two cars.

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

  • 2 Bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment and washer/dryer
  • Hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi
  • Regret No Smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 2 miles, pubs, shops and restaurants within walking distance
  • Arrival 4pm

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ellie, 27th December 2019

We had a wonderful stay at Otters Leap between the Christmas and New Year period. A beautifully situated holiday home in a peaceful environment, yet easy access to all local towns, quient villages and stunning coastlines. The accommodation was fit for all occasions and had everything you needed throughout. Upon arrival we was greeted by the lovely Read moreowners along with a kind welcome pack and goodies for the dogs. We enjoyed the luxury of a log burning fire and large hot tub with scenic views. Hide

Reviewed by Linda, 6th September 2019

Fabulous cottage with all you need to make your stay enjoyable and very comfortable. Light, airy and well designed with the added benefit of a hot tub with superb views.

Reviewed by Jane, 28th June 2019

We have 2 Boxer dogs and we were all made welcome. A real home from home, Ideal for dog owners close to many great beaches and places to eat and drink that allow dogs.

Reviewed by Jo, 24th May 2019

We had a lovely holiday at Otters Leap - the cottage was perfect with everything we needed. The owners were great too! We loved the layout and it was perfect for us and our teenage boys. We used the hot tub every day. Great location for exploring North Devon and some excellent beaches for walking the dog - what more could you ask for?!

Reviewed by Dawn, 17th May 2019

Otters rest was an ideal base to get to some lovey areas and the Tarka trail was great for biking.We may book again it was so great.If walking you will definitely up your heart rate walking back up the hill to the property!!!.The peace and quite was just like home so very much appreciated.

Reviewed by Gail, 10th May 2019

Fab hosts and lovely house and location. We would definitely come back.

Reviewed by Matthew, 26th April 2019

What a place to stay! We're used to staying in caravans where you are lucky to have a sharp knife! Otters Leap was very well kitted out, everything you needed was there and the finishing touches of a small milk, some tea and coffee and a bottle of prosecco really were the cherry on top. Very clean, private and the view was great, we would have stayRead moreed longer. We had a minor issue where the electric tripped out on the heaters and hot tub but Tony fixed within 15 minutes. Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Ellie, 29th March 2019

Beautiful Cottage in a gorgeous, peaceful location. Fully equipped for every eventuality and very close to lovely beaches and great restaurants!

Reviewed by Linda, 26th October 2018

A lovely clean , cosy, comfortable, contemporary cottage within beautiful surroundings & views Good for the soul ... Welcome treats lovely. Log burning stove is very nice, my son liked the hot tub & table football , I liked having our own ensuite & the interior design featuring large windows, nautical decorations & themes. Great location to exploreRead more & enjoy the town, wildlife, coast, dog friendly places.... Hide

Reviewed by David, 5th October 2018

Absolutely beautiful cottage, wonderful hosts, and breathtaking views

Reviewed by Lynne, 14th September 2018

Quiet and peaceful location. All amenities available, hot tub especially welcoming. Easy access to coastal resorts if desired. Information folder useful for local facilities and eateries as well as for emergencies if needed. Great for quiet family holidays.

Reviewed by Rob, 2nd September 2018

Excellent standard throughout, dog friendly, great views and a wonderful welcome! We arrived on our honeymoon away for a week at Otters Leap. Tony and Karen had placed "Just Married" Banners on the door and inside the wonderful cottage, including some Fizz which was a lovely gesture and surprise. They met us on arrival briefly to show us how to useRead more the equipment Hot tub etc. and then we saw them before departure. It is modern, exceptionally kept and has everything you need. We highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 24th August 2018

Otters Leap is a fantastic property and the owners are on site, very friendly and helpful with some lovely personal touches. A short walk into Bideford or a little drive to the fantastic beaches and coastline.

Reviewed by Beverley, 27th July 2018

Really lovely, thoughtfully equipped cottage with an amazing hot tub. Appreciated the welcome pack of fizz and dog treats! Owners non-intrusive yet on hand if needed. Cottage ideally located for places such as Clovelly, Instow (really great beach for dog walking). Would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Chris, 20th July 2018

Great cottage and location. Helpful and friendly owners. Great walks to Instow, Appledore & Westward Ho. Will look to return here in the future.

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View towards the property
Hot tub with view into the property
First floor mezzanine lounge
Property features
Time for brunch
Bringing the outdoors in
Bright and airy open-plan space
Kitchen area
Relax during your holiday
Cosy up by the wood burner
Relax by the woodburner
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