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
Bedroom details
En-suite bathroom
View towards the property
1 / 10  Rear view of the property with stunning views and hot tub
2 / 10  Relax in the hot tub in enclosed garden
3 / 10  Lounge area with doors to the enclosed garden
4 / 10  Open-plan living with breakfast bar
5 / 10  Breakfast bar looking out to the enclosed garden
6 / 10  Kitchen area and breakfast bar
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9 / 10  En-suite bathroom
10 / 10  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

  • Romantic and Cosy cottage perfect for a couples retreat
  • 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. There is ample off-road parking.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with WC
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer
  • 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 by arrangement, at an additional charge
  • Shops and pub 2 miles away 
  • Arrival 3pm

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ricky, 25th May 2018

Great cottage and not far to walk to Bidford. Although I would not recommend Bideford the area and walks are great. Instow beech was great to take our puppy every morning, Appledore is a lovely place to explore and both are only 3 miles away. They are plenty of walking and bigger beeches at westward Ho and Woolacombe. Had a lovely time.

Reviewed by Rob, 18th May 2018

Tarka View is a very nice cottage with great views of the surrounding area, lots of amenities (including the hot tub) and a good location for walks and access to Bideford itself. Very suitable for or dogs who seemed to enjoy it there as well. I definitely would recommend Tarka View to others. Rob Nichols

Reviewed by Hazel, 11th May 2018

Tarka View was set in an idealic wooded area, with fantastic views over the river. The cottage was extremely comfortable with loads of extra touches here and there that made our stay so Very special. The hot tub in the garden was a warm welcome after a long day sight seeing in the area. The only downside was the long walk from Bideford town uphill Read moreto the property, not recommended for anyone with mobility problems. Hide

Reviewed by Jeff, 27th April 2018

An excellent cottage complete with hot tub. We were made welcome with a bottle of prosecco and a visit from our hosts. The cottage is ideal as a base to explore the area. Difficult to find dog friendly pubs serving food in Bideford itself. Instow beach is perfect for dogs with a good breakfast at Johns Cafe. Other pubs well worth a visit with the fRead moreaithful hound are the Pig on the Hill at Westward Ho!, and The Seagate at Appledore. The Riverbank Bar and Bistro is a short walk away for evenings. Hide

Reviewed by Hollie, 9th February 2018

Perfect little cottage for a couple and small dog, only a 10 minute walk from Bideford but up a very steep hill so be prepared on the way back. Lovely hot tub, very relaxing and perfect for a short peaceful break. Karen & Tony very welcoming and even left a bottle of bubbly and dog treats - nice touches :) would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Clare, 30th December 2017

The property was incredibly clean, the hosts had thought of everything and the little details really made us feel welcomed. The location was great and view were lovely.

Reviewed by Ruth, 21st December 2017

The cottage was beautiful and in a great location. He owners have provided everything you could need and were very welcoming and friendly. We had a fab time and would definitely recommend and would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Eleanor, 10th November 2017

Tony and Karen are lovely hosts and have thought of everything. Hot tub was a lovely treat as was the bubbly and dog biscuits.

Reviewed by Lynda, 22nd September 2017

Beautiful cottage set in a very peaceful location. The added extras ie the lovely welcoming card and champagne set up a wonderful break. The hot tub is a treat any time of the day. Would highly recommend and would definitely return.

Reviewed by Valerie, 25th August 2017

A lovely cottage, very well presented, had everything you need. A little small for us with two medium sized dogs, perfect for a couple with a small dog. Hot tub was lovely & a perfect location!

Reviewed by Andrew, 18th August 2017

It was a wonderful holiday. Everything there u could possibly need. Relaxing in tub. Good base for exploring the area.

Reviewed by Dawn, 28th July 2017

Lovely little cottage with everything we needed for our stay. Great to have our own enclosed outdoor space so that our dog could wander around safely. Very much enjoyed the hot tub.

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