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Rivertide Retreat

Bere Alston (2mls S), Devon
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Large private garden with stunning riverside views
  • Spacious charming period property overlooking the River Tavy
  • Direct walks from the doorstep
  • On the edge of Dartmoor National Park, nearby attractions Morwellham Quay, Buckland Abbey and The Garden House
  • A pub within walking distance and Tavistock is only 8 miles away
  • Take the train to Plymouth, the local station is only 1/2 a mile from the cottage 
Property code: RTIDE

Situated on the beautiful Bere Peninsula, this property is close to the Cornwall border, which makes it an ideal base from which to explore both counties. This peaceful village sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so a selection of scenic walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Head north and you’ll reach the old stannary town of Tavistock, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, perfect for a long walk followed by a hearty meal at a local pub. Also within easy reach is Plymouth, which boasts an array of shops, pubs, restaurants, an aquarium and theatre.  Explore the river walks, looking out for the local birdlife along the way. Within walking distance of the property, you can enjoy the local tennis courts, playing field, children's climbing frames.

Inside, this property offers a tasteful blend of old and new as original exposed beams are combined with fresh decor. The kitchen displays a traditional farmhouse style and contains a gas range oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave. A washing machine and tumble dryer are located in the garage. Choose to dine at the kitchen table or take to the conservatory to enjoy stunning river views while you eat. The lounge is cosy and inviting, with exposed beams above and a wood burner and original bread oven set into an inglenook fireplace at one end. After a busy day on foot, relax on one of the comfortable sofas and make the most of the TV/DVD and CD (plenty of CD's and DVD's available). Three bedrooms are located on the first floor, one double, one twin and one bunk bedroom. The bedrooms are light and airy and share a large bathroom with wooden flooring and a separate shower. A further double bedroom with en-suite shower room is located on the second floor and features sloping ceilings and velux windows overlooking the river.

Outside, and enclosed by a low wall, there is a garden with furniture and a BBQ enjoying unrivalled views across the river to the banks beyond, a spectacular spot for enjoying al fresco meals.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 1 double with en-suite shower room and WC
  • 1 double,1 twin,1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with separate shower cubicle and WC
  • Gas range oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • DVD's and Board games
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in the garage
  • TV/DVD, and CD
  • Wood burner with first basket of logs included
  • Enclosed garden with BBQ
  • Plenty of seating outside to enjoy the views
  • Low wall at the bottom of the garden with large drop at low tide, small children will need supervision
  • Ample free parking 50 yards from the property
  • The local train station is only 1/2 a mile from the cottage 
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Tennis Courts, Playing fields, children's climbing frames etc,  within walking distance
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Arrival: 16:30 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 £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sally Burt

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Davd, 10th May 2024

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It was excellent. Nicely tucked out of the way with great view of the estuary. Well equipped and some nice touches for when you arrive. Couple of the doors are low, so need to mind your head, especially the first bedroom at the op of the stairs. Parking on the quay or by the road was a gamble. Fortunately not too busy during our stay but we often gRead moreot the last spot. Hide

Reviewed by Rosemary, 3rd May 2024

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Absolutely fabulous location. Cottage is comfortable with a garden overlooking the estuary. Overall a lot nicer than in the photos. No local shop so make sure you bring everything you need for the first evening. Welcome pack of wine and cake was a nice touch as were the t.bags, coffee and milk. Will stay here again and will recommend to friends andRead more family. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 29th March 2024

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Rivertide is a beautiful cottage in a remote, pretty village with views across the estuary. It had a well equipped kitchen and was comfortable throughout. It suited our 2 families of 4 adults and 3 children very well. The lack of designated car parking was never an issue during our April visit, but maybe it could be in the summer. We never venturedRead more into the garden after seeing the drop over the wall into the estuary which was not safe for young children but older children would have been fine. Hide

Reviewed by Samantha, 7th October 2023

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Stunning location overlooking the estuary. Perfect for kayaking and swimming when the tide is in. The cottage is very comfortable and we loved sitting in the conservatory playing games and admiring the view. We had great fun at The Olde Plough Inn, engaging with the staff and other diners. Great food (huge portions) and friendly reception. Great coRead morettage for Family Groups, 2 families or just friends (we were a party of 2 couples with 2 dogs). The garden was safe for the dogs to roam. Loved it!! Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 25th August 2023

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Fantastic location right on the edge of the river. Great for paddle boarding (when the tide is in). Quiet location away from busy touristy areas.

Reviewed by Donna, 18th August 2023

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This was the perfect place to stay. It had everything we needed and more.

Reviewed by Suzanne, 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Russell, 28th July 2023

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A very spacious and comfortable cottage with a great view of the river. We enjoyed taking the dogs for a walk along the footpath by the river to the well equipped playing field with a tennis court available to hire and an extensive childrens play area.

Reviewed by Simon, 30th June 2023

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Brilliant location- lovely pub behind the cottage- good food- very comfy

Reviewed by MARY, 9th June 2023

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Our third visit beautiful homely cottage, so peaceful worth the stressful journey.

Reviewed by Susan, 8th May 2023

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Beautiful and relaxing cottage with a stunning view over the river. Very comfortable and spacious. The pub round the corner was excellent, lovely food and very friendly. Fantastic location to take day trips to Cornwall or Devon.

Reviewed by Jon, 17th March 2023

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Great property in a fantastic location. The property is beautifully set up to maximise the stunning views across the river. It was so nice to wake up and have breakfast in the conservatory whilst enjoying the wildlife right outside the window. We had three generations who all had an amazing time. The local facilities were also a massive bonus, parkRead more, football goals and tennis court just a few hundred yards away. A great find which we will definitely be looking to return to in the near future. Hide

Reviewed by Jane, 11th November 2022

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beautiful location

Reviewed by Tamasin, 31st October 2022

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Reviewed by Richard, 9th September 2022

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The key safe needs a bit of attention to get it working a bit better. See above our suggestions re beds. We would definitely like to come back.

Reviewed by Vicki, 26th August 2022

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Really amazing location if youre into paddle boarding or canoeing or even cold water swimming. Cottage was a little smaller than the pics show but everything was provided that you could ask for. Wed happily stay here again

Reviewed by Laura, 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by geraldine, 29th July 2022

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Our Holiday at Riverdale Cottage was amazing, the cottage is beautiful, plenty of room for 8 of us and with the added bonus of the garden overlooking the river, it was just perfect. A fab cottage, thank you

Reviewed by Maureen, 15th July 2022

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The cottage was beautiful and there was plenty of room for the seven people in our party. The view out of the back garden was stunning and it was nice to be so near the river. The enclosed garden was perfect for our dogs and there was a park very close by. The cottage is situated practically next door to a very welcoming pub and the food there was Read moregood. All the facilities that we needed were there and the welcoming cake and carton of milk were a nice touch. Hide

Reviewed by MARY, 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Martyn, 27th May 2022

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A gem of a cottage, beautifully situated on Bere Ferrers Quay with furniture and equipment provided for a comfortable relaxing stay. The pathway leading to the door was framed in beautiful flowering shrubs. Fishing and crabbing from the Quay and even the lawn is great fun, big fish were seen but sadly not caught! Nearby is the rail station for PlymRead moreouth without taking the car and the Old Plough 25yards away does superb pub meals and good beer. Hide

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