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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.

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

  • 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

Jolie Cleave

This property is personally managed by Jolie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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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

Reviewed by Vivienne 24th July 2020

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Beautiful house and there was plenty of room for all 11 of us (7 adults, 4 very lively children and one young active dog). Would highly recommend. The road is very busy and difficult to cross.

Reviewed by Andrew 4th July 2020

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Right on the Tarka trail/coastal path so great walking/running/cycling options. Kids enjoyed surfing driving to nearby beaches. Lots of nearby supermarkets and easy to book Tesco delivery. Private garden with lovely sun deck with hot tub and all weather indoor BBQ. Huge kitchen and dinning area and loads of fridges to keep all the supplies chilled.Read more Space for 6 cars. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 13th March 2020

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This cottage is a great place for a big gathering of friends of family. Excellent location and facilities to keep all member entertained.

Reviewed by Lynne 6th March 2020

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Ideal property for large family get togethers, and pet freindly all ages enjoy the space. The hot tub is a hit so warm

Reviewed by Hannah 24th January 2020

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Great spacious house for a big group in a good location. House was clean and well equipped. I had previously spoken to owner regarding some advice on where to eat and he was very helpful. Ate in the Westleigh which was really good food. Kitchen is huge and a good entertaining space.

Reviewed by Paul 17th January 2020

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Brilliant

Reviewed by Christine 21st December 2019

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11 of us spent a week at Christmas which included 4 teenagers, 1 child and 4 adults and 2 oldies. Every one of us enjoyed ourselves very much and wouldn't hesitate to return and would certainly recommend it to others. We received a very warm welcome and the welcome hamper had to be seen to be believed. The Christmas tree was beautiful and even the Read moredining table had been laid along with mulled wine. . Hide

Reviewed by J 22nd November 2019

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Fantastic property for large party. Could not have been more impressed. Great location with Bideford 1 mile and Instow 2 miles, both via tarmaced cycle path.

Reviewed by Mike 9th November 2019

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Anchor House is a lovely, spacious house and is well set up for large groups. The rooms are all a good size (apart from the kitchen which is enormous!!). We visited in November and it was warm and comfortable. It is in a great location with the Tarka Trail literally on the doorstep and plenty of good walking/biking in the area. We all had a fine tiRead moreme and we're planning our return for next year. Thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Annina 26th October 2019

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My family enjoyed a lovely holiday in a beautiful house

Reviewed by Trudy 11th October 2019

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The above ratings say it all

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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
Show 22 moreLuxury all weather BBQ lodge

Location

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