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View from the rear garden towards the property
Decked area with hot tub, BBQ lodge and seating
Enjoy the bubbles
Open-plan kitchen/diner with river views
Dining room with river views
Kitchen area leading out to decking and hot tub
Savour the views
Lounge with river views and french doors onto patio
Second lounge leading to conservatory with river views
Time for a treat
Conservatory with river views
Luxury all weather BBQ lodge
Time for a game
Games room
Pool table
Table tennis
King-size bedroom with river views
Clean and crisp
Twin bedroom with en-suite
Finishing details
En-suite shower room
Double bedroom with en-suite and river views
Double bedroom with en-suite and river views
En-suite bathroom
King-size bedroom with en-suite and river views
Finer details
Twin bedroom
Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite
Ground floor double bedroom with river views and access to patio
Nearby Westward Ho! with sandy beach
Take a walk to Instow along the Tarka Trail
Decked area accessed from the kitchen / diner
Entrance to the property with parking
Stunning river views from the garden
1 / 34  View from the rear garden towards the property
2 / 34  Decked area with hot tub, BBQ lodge and seating
3 / 34  Enjoy the bubbles
4 / 34  Open-plan kitchen/diner with river views
5 / 34  Dining room with river views
6 / 34  Kitchen area leading out to decking and hot tub
7 / 34  Savour the views
8 / 34  Lounge with river views and french doors onto patio
9 / 34  Second lounge leading to conservatory with river views
10 / 34  Time for a treat
11 / 34  Conservatory with river views
12 / 34  Luxury all weather BBQ lodge
13 / 34  Time for a game
14 / 34  Games room
15 / 34  Pool table
16 / 34  Table tennis
17 / 34  King-size bedroom with river views
18 / 34  Clean and crisp
19 / 34  Twin bedroom with en-suite
20 / 34  Finishing details
21 / 34  En-suite shower room
22 / 34  Double bedroom with en-suite and river views
23 / 34  Double bedroom with en-suite and river views
24 / 34  En-suite bathroom
25 / 34  King-size bedroom with en-suite and river views
26 / 34  Finer details
27 / 34  Twin bedroom
28 / 34  Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite
29 / 34  Ground floor double bedroom with river views and access to patio
30 / 34  Nearby Westward Ho! with sandy beach
31 / 34  Take a walk to Instow along the Tarka Trail
32 / 34  Decked area accessed from the kitchen / diner
33 / 34  Entrance to the property with parking
34 / 34  Stunning river views from the garden

Anchor House - Mount Pleasant

Bideford, Devon
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Surfing, golf and South West Coast Footpath nearby, with the added benefit of secure storage for bikes and surfboards
  • Large enclosed south-facing garden with stunning river views, perfect for kids and four-legged friends
  • Private hot tub, games room and luxury indoor BBQ lodge, ideal for summer afternoons
  • Easy walk and cycling on the traffic-free Tarka Trail to Instow with it's sandy beach and range of pubs
Property code: ANMOU

Beautiful spacious property, perfect for a special family holiday or celebration, located in the attractive town of Bideford in North Devon.

Immerse yourself in the hidden wonders of Devon from the fantastic vantage point of Mount Pleasant, set 1.2 miles from the historic port town, Bideford. Whether you’re drawn by sublime surf, the rugged North Devon coastline, or the charming villages dotted along the Torridge Estuary, Anchor House offers a unique retreat with more than a hint of luxury, where you can get the whole family involved with a game of pool or table tennis in your private games room after lazy days on the beach.

This spacious property is perfectly tailored to large groups and families, making it ideal for celebrations. The impressive hallway leads to two lounge areas, the largest featuring a conservatory with views of the nearby river. You’ll be well-equipped for preparing a feast; enjoy it together in the fresh and contemporary kitchen/ diner, dine alfresco on the patio, or sizzle up something special in the all-weather BBQ lodge. For a bonus treat, there’s a private hot tub for relaxing evenings under the stars. Each bedroom has its own appeal, with crisp linen and contemporary touches, and the downstairs double room is excellent for accessibility, with en-suite facilities. Children will relish the ample space to play in the enclosed garden, perfect for stretching the dog's legs too.

Conveniently located 2.5 miles from the picturesque village of Instow, you can stroll along the famous Tarka Trail then venture via ferry to Appledore, a delightful harbour with pretty shops and winding streets. Satisfy a sense of adventure by discovering gems such as Mouthmill Beach, a lesser known spot 15 miles away. Never far from a beach, Westward Ho! and its mixture of pebbles and sand is 4 miles away, or the stunning golden sands of Saunton are 16 miles away.

  • 7 bedrooms: 2 king-size, 3 doubles and 2 twins
  • Main bathroom with shower over bath, 2 separate WC, plus 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC and 4 en-suite shower rooms and WC
  • 2 lounges, 1 with Smart TV, the other with Smart TV, DVD, Sky TV, and Nintendo Wii console, DAB radio and Bluetooth speaker. TVs in all bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included Games room with pool table and table tennis
  • Double range oven, single ovens, 2 fridge/freezers, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private hot tub
  • All weather BBQ lodge
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Car port and ample off-road parking
  • Lockable storage for bikes and beach equipment
  • Beach 2.3 miles, shops and pubs within walking distance
  • 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

Alice Newby

This property is personally managed by Alice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 29th July 2022

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Great house with everything you need (and more) for a big gathering, we all loved it

Reviewed by Chris 15th July 2022

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A lovely house in a good location. Several beaches are within easy reach by car or bike. West Coast Cycle path on other side of road. Bideford is a little tired but the people are great. Having said this you do not go to North Devon for the retail experience.

Reviewed by David 8th July 2022

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Comfortable well equipped and maintained house in lovely setting, Plenty of space inside and out for a house-party. Very enjoyable stay

Reviewed by Robert 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Susan 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Julia 3rd June 2022

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Lovely spacious house, great to have the table tennis, pool table, Xbox, hot tub and barbecue hut for the damper days. Great location near to surfing beaches on the sunny days. We had a lovely week here.

Reviewed by Catherine 27th May 2022

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This is a fantastic space for an extended family holiday with plenty of facilities for games & relaxation. Plenty of space for Spreading out but also being together whilst eating either inside or outside. Lovely being able to walk to Instow and enjoy Johns cafe as well as the Boathouse and Glorious oyster.

Reviewed by Mandy 20th May 2022

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Gorgeous house. Plenty of room and commodities. Would highly recommend. We were close to many places to visit so didnt need to do too much travelling. The hot tub was a huge hit in the evenings and seeing the deer in the field early morning was an added bonus.

Reviewed by Kelly 29th April 2022

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Absolutely amazing house, fantastic facilities and beautiful location!! Spotlessly clean, even fresh milk, cream, scones, jam tea and coffee on arrivalwe all had a wonderful time,

Reviewed by R 22nd April 2022

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The cottage was amazing. Plenty of room for all 13 of us and very well equiped. The children loved running around in the garden and playing in the games room. The layout of the house meant the adults could party in the evening without disturbing the children who were in bed asleep. Having the Tarka Trail right on the doorstep was an added bonus.

Reviewed by Jackie 18th March 2022

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We had a wonderful week in Anchor House. The hot tub and games room were great fun, along with the barbecue lodge. Living areas and bedrooms were comfortable and spacious. The kitchen was so well equipped. We could not find fault with anything. We had fantastic weather and were able to explore some of the beautiful nearby beaches. Definitely a breaRead morek we will all remember for a long time. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 18th February 2022

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Reviewed by Tracy 11th February 2022

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A fantastic week spent celebrating a special birthday. Would recommend it to everyone.

Reviewed by R G 4th February 2022

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This is a stunning house with so much space it is ideal for large family gatherings. It is very well equipped and the games room was a great success.

Reviewed by Gemma 28th January 2022

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Lovely house, clean and comfortable. Could do with some updating of fixtures and fittings and bathrooms looking tired.

Reviewed by Jacky 7th January 2022

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Fantastic property with amazing space for a large group. Fully equipped with everything you could think of. Having a hot tub, bbq hut and games room meant that there was plenty to do even though the weather wasnt the best. The owners were very responsive and resolved a couple of small issues very promptly.

Reviewed by Ben 21st December 2021

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A magnificent spacious house, well equipped and within walking distance to Instow and Bideford.

Reviewed by Kevin 25th November 2021

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Its a little gem. Great location and ideal for our large group of friends.

Reviewed by Danielle 19th November 2021

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Great cottage, amazing size for a big party. Alot of different rooms to get away to, or gather together. The town itself hasn't got much there (resteraunts or bars) but the next town isn't a far car drive or bus to a few nicer places (not a massive choice) and the beach. Supermarket is just down the road, nice views and a secluded location.

Reviewed by Rebecca 12th November 2021

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A fabulous family break in this fantastic house. It had everything we wanted and more. The kitchen and lounge were very spacious meaning we could all spend quality time together without feeling cramped. Would highly recommend for a family get together of any ages

Reviewed by Jenna 29th October 2021

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This is a truly amazing house. So spacious, beautiful views, and all of the amenities you require. We had an amazing time there would definitely recommend for families and couples retreats

Reviewed by Lesley 15th October 2021

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This was our second stay in Anchor House, which is a lovely property in a beautiful location. The space is amazing and the hot tub an excellent extra. Everything was very clean and response from Neil re arrival time very prompt.

Reviewed by Christine 24th September 2021

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The house is exceptionally spacious and clean, pretty views and very comfortable house to holiday in. The lovely owners immediately addressed a couple of small issues due to our mobility which greatly helped our comfort during our stay. Thank you. Great places to visit near by too and easy walking on the Tarka trail.

Reviewed by Robert 3rd September 2021

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Spotlessly clean,Beautiful gardens and views, Great location. Well equipped with everything you could want for a week away, Lovely touch with cream scones and jam for everyone,Size of property amazing plenty of room for everyone,Hot tub was brilliant,Great indoor BBQ for all weathers,Entertainment equipment fantastic! Met the owner who was friendlyRead more and helpful. Few minor issues namely water pressure in showers and problem with flies but had a great time despite this. Hide

Reviewed by Barbara 20th August 2021

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On the whole a very good place to stay, but the cooker was fairly difficult to use and we had trouble with the frig. Hot tub was great but did get very hot at one point. Nearby road was rather noisy.

Reviewed by Gillian 30th July 2021

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What a great week we had. Arriving in slightly inclement weather, Anchor House certainly lifted our spirits. Every room offering that 'something special' for the occasion. With the main kitchen/dining area being the icing on the cake, looking out onto the patio with Hot Tub and BBQ Hut. Plenty of areas to disappear to for a quiet moment with a bookRead more. Ample car parking space before heading off to some great Devon beaches and coastal walks. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 16th July 2021

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Fantastic house, facilities and location. A few teething problems but overall a lovely holiday was enjoyed by 11 members of my family. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend to others. Neil the property owner was close by and responsive.

Reviewed by Sally 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Judith 2nd July 2021

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A wonderful property perfect for a family get together! A lovely secluded spot close to local amenities & the Tarka trail on which you can walk to Bideford in 20 minutes & Instow is 2.5 miles in the opposite direction. An immense, well equipped kitchen, provides the perfect place for large group mealtimes easily seating 12 adults at the dining tablRead moree. A huge lounge/conservatory with 4 large sofas provided great space for gathering to watch the Euros. Secure good size garden for children & dog Hide

Reviewed by Sophie 4th June 2021

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Great house in a perfect location to explore the Tarka Trail. There is a main road to cross which is very busy but completely safe once over the road. The house had everything you need for a comfortable stay. The kitchen is well equipped and massive so all can eat together. The hot tub is perfect to enjoy the garden views and the indoor BBQ hut briRead morelliant if there is a rainy day. Hide

Reviewed by Natalie 14th May 2021

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Really good facility for a large group

Reviewed by Natalie 30th October 2020

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Great house and location, secluded setting so you feel away from everyone. Brilliant layout with plenty of room for everyone to enjoy

Reviewed by Luke 23rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Richard 16th October 2020

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Spacious, comfortable and warm in late Oct. Hot tub used daily & all weather BBQ was great for fireside drink. 50m walk directly onto Tarka Trail. Safe, enclosed gardens and great views over river.

Reviewed by Mary 18th September 2020

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Anchor house, Mount pleasant is a fabulous house perfect for family holidays. The location was great, contact with the owner beforehand was swiftly responded to, facilities on site were exactly as mentiobed. We didn't need anything and could have spent the whole week there without worry. Definitely recommend. Would happily book another visit in theRead more future. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Ann 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Deborah 21st August 2020

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Lovely spacious property the grandchildren really enjoyed all the activities especially the hot tub we enjoyed lots of walks along Tarka Trail and there are some lovely beaches near by

Reviewed by Chris 7th August 2020

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Just returned from a superb family holiday to Anchor House, Bideford. Its a terrific base, beautiful views and a great location for north Devon. The House itself is spectacular; huge with excellent amenities, and well worth a trip. Does need a touch of updating in places for the premium price, some basic stuff you wouldnt expect to need sorting outRead more, but all in all, superb. Hide

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View from the rear garden towards the property
Decked area with hot tub, BBQ lodge and seating
Enjoy the bubbles
Open-plan kitchen/diner with river views
Dining room with river views
Kitchen area leading out to decking and hot tub
Savour the views
Lounge with river views and french doors onto patio
Second lounge leading to conservatory with river views
Time for a treat
Conservatory with river views
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