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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
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
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 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

This light and airy cottage sits within the grounds of the owner’s impressive home accessed by a separate driveway overlooking the little white town of Bideford, the Torridge estuary and Tarka Trail.

Sitting within the grounds of its owner’s impressive grounds, this property is a wonderful escape to the countryside, with a private hot tub and wonderful river, town and valley views. Situated on the edge of the North Devon town of Bideford, the property enjoys a peaceful setting which is perfect for families, couples or groups. It’s still close enough to the town, however, to enjoy activities like surfing, kayaking and hiking, as well as eating out and visiting the local pubs and cafes.

A reverse-level property, you enter through an entrance hall which leads to a kitchen/dining/living space. A vaulted ceiling, fully-glazed gable and wood burner contribute to making this a wonderfully cosy yet airy room, while the bi-fold doors allow sweeping views of the river, valley and hills. Head through these doors to a private patio and lawned area, where a hot tub, garden furniture and fire pit/BBQ/pizza oven await. You’ll find the bathroom and two bedrooms on the ground floor - one king-size with en-suite and one twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a super king-size on request) - while upstairs a mezzanine lounge offers a space in which to escape the world, with comfortable sofas and TV.

There are some fantastic places to eat in Bideford, to suit a diverse range of palettes allowing some exciting dining options. Venture 4 miles to Westward Ho!, home to a range of fantastic eateries, amusement arcades and some of the best surf in the South West. There are also two lovely villages nearby which are well worth a visit - Appledore (4 miles) is full of cafes, pubs and galleries, while Clovelly (13.5 miles) is an olde-worlde fishing village, famous for its working donkeys.

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

  • 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
  • Arrival 4pm

Sarah Lees

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 24th September 2021

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This is an amazing property. It exceeded all our expectations for the price we paid. Probably the best equipped we have ever stayed in (and we have stayed in many over the years) The thoughtful touches which the owners have thought about made all the difference. Totally dog friendly with a little jar of dog treats provided, food, and water bowls, aRead morend doggy blankets. We had a lovely fresh vase of roses on the table, basic tea, coffee, and milk, AND a bottle of prosecco in the fridge. Perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Karen 17th September 2021

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Enjoyed a lovely relaxing week at this beautiful, well equipped accommodation. Very pet friendly and some lovely touches around the place. Would definitely return and would recommend to family and friends.

Reviewed by Ian 10th September 2021

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Fantastic cottage and location. We couldnt have asked for anything more. Really enjoyed the break. Hopefully will go back another time.

Reviewed by Suzanne 3rd September 2021

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Absolutely loved staying at Otters Leap, it has everything you need, a real home from home. Karen and Tony are perfect hosts, a warm welcome awaits! Great location, views across the countryside and listening to the owls at night was amazing. We had a fabulous week and didnt want to leave! The beautiful beaches and great pubs are nearby, our dog lovRead moreed it all as much we did! Hide

Reviewed by N 20th August 2021

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Highly recommend, lovely place

Reviewed by Paul 30th July 2021

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We had a fantastic stay it Otters Leap a good base for visiting the surrounding areas, and accommodation was excellent.

Reviewed by Steven 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Joanne 12th July 2021

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Reviewed by Jonathan 2nd July 2021

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A great cottage with many plus points. Good parking. Near but not in a town. Hot tub really nice. Good view. Well designed and roomy accommodation. A joy to be in. Great area for cycling. There are some lovely private beaches if you are prepared to walk. And some lovely more crowded beaches if you want amenities

Reviewed by Mandy 11th June 2021

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The owners were very friendly and any requests were dealt with promptly. The enclosed garden was perfect for a 14 month old and black labrador. The property was clean and comfortable. We would definitely return.

Reviewed by Jenny 4th June 2021

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We had a lovely stay everything on hand for comfort. Tony and Karen were very hospitable, welcoming and making sure we had all that was required for our needs. Lovely property and outlook also excellent enclosed garden for our two small dogs.

Reviewed by Jann 14th May 2021

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Comfortable and well equipped accommodation. Fab views across open country side from the hot tub and property. Property owners Karen and Tony friendly and helpful ensuring we enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Deborah 25th April 2021

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The lodge was so clean, amazingly equipped, beautifully furnished with super fab hot tub. Great location to explore the surrounding area and very dog friendly. It was lovely to meet Karen and Tony they were so welcoming great hosts . We will definitely be back here with friends such a great find. We very much enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Claire 12th April 2021

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Lovely accommodation, everything we needed and wanted for a relaxing break. Hot tub was great! Owners very friendly and helpful. We will hopefully return in the future.

Reviewed by Kelly 24th December 2020

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We had a fantastic family christmas break, the location and setting of the place is absolutely stunning and within walking distance to local amenities. The accommodation was fully equipped and had everything we could need. Would definatly come back in the future. And of course the hot tub was a lovely bonus

Reviewed by Laura 23rd October 2020

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Perfect base for exploring the South West. It was the first time we had taken our 2 dogs away and they loved it. Having the hot tub was brilliant for unwinding and relaxing at the end of the day (even in the rain). The owners were very helpful and welcoming too. Sad to leave really.

Reviewed by Jo 16th October 2020

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Lovely place, lovely views, lovely hosts.

Reviewed by Sian 2nd October 2020

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Lovely cottage in beautiful peaceful location in very pretty secluded grounds. Incredible quality hot tub, weve hired a few and this was really the best. Lovely comfy beds, good kitchen equipment and nice comfy chill out area upstairs. We felt very at home here and did truly relax. The owners were very friendly and kind, but not at all intrusive. WRead moreould certainly recommend to others. Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 18th September 2020

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A very relaxing holiday despite the current challenging times. Views are amazing and the overall facilities very good. Would definitely stay again as there is much to visit in the surrounding areas. You need a car to travel and there are many areas to walk dogs and you can find quieter areas.

Reviewed by Nigel 11th September 2020

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Otters Leap was a great choice for us. Dog friendly, adult friendly and most of all very comfortable. Loved the bi-fold doors making the inside to outside living very easygoing. Hot tub was lovely and everything about this cottage worked. The position close to Bideford was good and the opportunity for dog walking was terrific. Owners welcomed us wiRead moreth open arms and the cottage was very COVID secure. We will miss the morning sunrises over the Devonian hills. We will definitely be back Hide

Reviewed by Heather 28th August 2020

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Lovely little cottage on a hill. The owners live on site and are very friendly. Nice base to be within driving distance of a few National Trust walks. Some nice beaches nearby. Hot tub most welcome after a day of walking and exploring. Would return again

Reviewed by Richard 21st August 2020

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Great property in a good location to drive round and explore this part of Devon. We really enjoyed it and would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Jayne 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Peter 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Ellie 27th December 2019

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We had a wonderful stay at Otters Leap between the Christmas and New Year period. A beautifully situated holiday home in a peaceful environment, yet easy access to all local towns, quient villages and stunning coastlines. The accommodation was fit for all occasions and had everything you needed throughout. Upon arrival we was greeted by the lovely Read moreowners along with a kind welcome pack and goodies for the dogs. We enjoyed the luxury of a log burning fire and large hot tub with scenic views. Hide

Reviewed by Hayley 20th December 2019

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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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The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210