View towards the property
Hot tub with view into the property
First floor mezzanine lounge
Fabulous views over rolling Devon hills
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
En-suite shower room
Twin bedroom (super-king on request)
Twin bedroom made up as a superking (on request)
Family bathroom
Enjoy a game of table football
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2 / 18  View towards the property
3 / 18  Hot tub with view into the property
4 / 18  First floor mezzanine lounge
5 / 18  Fabulous views over rolling Devon hills
6 / 18  Time for brunch
7 / 18  Bringing the outdoors in
8 / 18  Bright and airy open-plan space
9 / 18  Kitchen area
10 / 18  Relax during your holiday
11 / 18  Cosy up by the wood burner
12 / 18  Relax by the woodburner
13 / 18  King-size bedroom with en-suite
14 / 18  En-suite shower room
15 / 18  Twin bedroom (super-king on request)
16 / 18  Twin bedroom made up as a superking (on request)
17 / 18  Family bathroom
18 / 18  Enjoy a game of table football

Otters Leap

Bideford, Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
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
Romantic
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, 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? SUP on the river, or even venture the wilds of Exmoor National Park?
Property code: 49224

Built in 2017 on an elevated and peaceful position this cottage is 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.  A 2 minute drive from the property the river is great for paddle boarding.

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.

  • 2 Bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link (Please advise what bed setup you require at least 72 hours prior to arrival, otherwise the zip and link beds will be set up as twin beds)
  • 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  (dogs under 12 months old by  prior agreement)
  • Beach 2 miles, pubs, shops and restaurants within walking distance
  • Additional dogs maybe welcome - please enquire for more information
  • 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
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sarah Hardy

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julia, 29th December 2023

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The cottage was great and our hosts were very accommodating, allowing us early check in and late check out. The beds were really comfortable and having the hot tub was a great bonus. A great location with easy access to local beaches. Access to the property is at the top of a steep hill which you should bear in mind if you have mobility issues.

Reviewed by William, 13th October 2023

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Reviewed by Helen, 24th September 2023

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The cottage is beautiful, with the hot tub offering us some fabulous respite after enjoying some of the local walks, whilst offering lovely views over the valley. The cottage is located on quite a steep hill but within easy reach of the local trails for some fabulous walks taking in the local scenery. There are some really lovely touches with this Read morecottage, especially if you are bringing your four legged friends - would definitely recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Paula, 8th September 2023

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This was our second stay at Otters Leap and our third stay at the cottages. We love the surrounding area and the fact that we are in walking distance of Bideford and only a short drive away from Westward Ho beach. We have always loved the privacy of Otters Leap, but unfortunately that is no longer the case and there are constantly people walking paRead morest the border of the property. The property is also looking a little tired now, but the owner assured us that this will be rectified. Hide

Reviewed by Penelope, 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Jim, 23rd June 2023

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What looked a lovely cottage from the outside left us totally deflated, several issues rose during out stay and left us feeling cheated, the cottage seemed to cater for dogs better than the owners, with 4 people staying in a cottage where the owners displayed a notice to "shower before using hot tub" and then supply us with only 1 towel per person Read morewas really disappointing and when challenging this were told any more towels was deemed as extravagant. added to this were other issues Hide

Reviewed by Julie, 17th June 2023

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Gorgeous property with everything you need .Had a few problems no contact number for owners sadly only cleaning company even though they live in grounds .Would return

Reviewed by Andy, 9th June 2023

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A lovely house, clean and well equipped, well designed for rental. Very nicely decorated and a wonderful view. Ideal for dogs, with direct access to garden and walks from the property. Within walking distance of town, and easy driving to many lovely places. We loved it.

Reviewed by Rochelle, 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Philip, 22nd April 2023

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Reviewed by Owen, 1st April 2023

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Reviewed by Deborah, 10th March 2023

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The cottage is fantastic and ideal for anyone with or without dogs, the cleanliness was great and the cottage was spotless. A great location to discover the surrounding areas of Devon and Cornwall

Reviewed by Natasha, 11th February 2023

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Reviewed by Virginia, 7th October 2022

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The cottage was beautifully clean and tidy. Very well equipped and the hot tub was a real treat after long coastal walks. On arrival there was a birthday banner on the door which was a lovely surprise as celebrating a big birthday. The flowers and bubbly were an extra treat. Owners really welcoming and we had a wonderful time. Would recommend the HRead moreoops Inn and the Thatched Inn pubs. Hide

Reviewed by Anna, 30th September 2022

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Wonderful place to stay! Lovely outlook, great location, very dog friendly and everything you could need! Very secure garden for small dogs! Fantastic owners! If you can't tell already we loved it!

Reviewed by Karen, 23rd September 2022

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The standard and content of the holiday cottage was fantastic making for a wonderful break away. We had everything we needed but lovely owners were nearby and on hand should we have needed anything else. The only slight issue was that we were a party of 4 and there were only 2 chairs downstairs to sit on - thankfully we had packed a couple of campiRead moreng chairs. That said this did not detract from the lovely property and its great position in north Devon, we will definitely be going back. Hide

Reviewed by Terry, 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Paula, 9th September 2022

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Amazing cottage on the outskirts of Bideford. Well equipped and extremely comfortable. Private and the enclosed garden is perfect for dog owners. Hot tub a real treat.

Reviewed by Andrew, 2nd September 2022

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Beautifully presented modern cottage, very well equipped kitchen, comfy lounge on mezzanine level with lovely countryside view. Same view from the hot tub on the patio, surrounded by well-kept garden. Perfect quiet retreat, but only just outside the town. Loved it!

Reviewed by Gemma, 19th August 2022

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Otters Leap is a lovely place to stay whilst exploring North Devon. It has everything you could need whilst being away. We were provided with a really useful information pack on arrival as well as some bubbles and a handy pint of milk in the fridge. There was entertainment upstairs with lots of games and books to use during our stay! I would recommRead moreend to anyone wishing to have some chill out time during their holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Vicky, 12th August 2022

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Beautiful property,very helpful owners and very central to lots of other parts of Devon.Would definately recommend.

Reviewed by Graham, 22nd July 2022

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The accommodation was fantastic and the owners could not of been nicer. Thank you for such a lovely break.

Reviewed by Mark, 8th July 2022

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Beautiful, modern and well equipped. Not just dog friendly, but terrier friendly! We had no worries of our terrier escaping. Lovely small area (Ford Wood) a few minutes walk from the door. Lovely beaches and attractions to drive to. Local village has everything you could possibly need. The best dog friendly cottage we have stayed in and we have staRead moreyed in a lot! Hide

Reviewed by Colin, 1st July 2022

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Had a lovely stay, 4 adults. Easy to find with directions given. On arrival we found twin beds not made up into a kingsize but Karen very quickly sorted this. We did find we had no cupboard space for our food to be stored and a bigger fridge freezer would of been more appropriate rather than the washing machine, but thats our personal opinion. SadlRead morey we left early as 2 guests came down with covid. I would recommend this holiday let. Hide

Reviewed by Pamela, 17th June 2022

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The cottage and the attention to detail provided by the owners is great. The location is very good for exploring North Devon . Recommended.

Reviewed by Helen, 10th June 2022

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Cottage was very clean and well equipped. Beds really comfortable and cottage was in a peaceful location and very private. Hot tub was a great addition. Enjoyed watching the rabbits and squirrels on a morning in the owners garden.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Elaine, 6th May 2022

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Just had a fabulous week in this beautiful holiday home. Spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you need and more ! The hot tub is wonderful with lovely views over the valley. An easy walk into Biddeford which has a good range of shops and eating places, the last bit is a little hilly on the way back but it wasnt a problem for us. One of theRead more best cottages we have ever stayed in and would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Rob, 29th April 2022

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Picturesque views, lovely setting, great house and nice touch from the hosts to leave a bottle of Prosecco and tulips. Would highly recommend but it is on steep hill if you like walking.

Reviewed by Sam, 8th April 2022

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Otters Leap is a beautiful property with stunning views. We had a wonderful relaxing stay and made the best use of the hot tub in the evenings. Our days were spent cycling on the Tarker trail and messing around on the beaches at Westward Ho and Instow. Karen and Tony were superb hosts and we would highly recommend! Many thanks from, Simeon, Sam, AmRead moreelie and Eloise Cash not forgetting Lola the schnorkie Hide

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View towards the property
Hot tub with view into the property
First floor mezzanine lounge
Fabulous views over rolling Devon hills
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
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Location

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1/3 Deposit

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