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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
The perfect romantic break
Bedroom
Bedroom details
En-suite bathroom
A spot of luxury
View towards the property
1 / 12  Rear view of the property with stunning views and hot tub
2 / 12  Relax in the hot tub in enclosed garden
3 / 12  Lounge area with doors to the enclosed garden
4 / 12  Open-plan living with breakfast bar
5 / 12  Breakfast bar looking out to the enclosed garden
6 / 12  Kitchen area and breakfast bar
7 / 12  The perfect romantic break
8 / 12  Bedroom
9 / 12  Bedroom details
10 / 12  En-suite bathroom
11 / 12  A spot of luxury
12 / 12  View towards the property

Tarka View

Bideford, Devon
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
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
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Pretty cottage with private hot tub in the garden enjoying far reaching views, the perfect romantic retreat away from it all
  • Within walking distance of the historic market town of Bideford with bustling quayside, quaint shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Perfectly located to explore all North Devon has to offer, why not roam the South West Coastal Path? Learn to surf at Westward Ho!? SUP on the River, Ride the seasonal ferry to Instow beach? Or even venture the wilds of Exmoor National Park?
Property code: 41463

Bijou cottage situated in an elevated position overlooking the harbour town of Bideford, with its own private hot tub, garden, and far-reaching views to the River Torridge.

Panoramic vistas of valleys, rivers and hillsides, a private hot tub to sink into of an evening and the simple feeling of being at peace await you at this lovely property, found on the edge of Bideford, North Devon. The bijou cottage, set in the grounds of its owner’s home, is situated in an elevated position overlooking the harbour town, making it a fantastic base for exploring the surrounding area. Although a cosy home-from-home for two, there’s room for more - two dogs can be brought along too.

 

The open-plan living space consists of a lounge, kitchen and diner, with a wood burner-effect electric fire and king-size bedroom making this the ideal base for a romantic holiday. Enjoy a meal at the breakfast bar which separates the lounge from the kitchen space or dine alfresco on the patio furniture outside. Enjoy a morning coffee in the pebbled garden at the front of the property, or enjoy the panoramic country views in the rear garden with its hot tub, garden furniture and BBQ/fire pit/pizza oven.

 

Make sure you head into Bideford, where you’ll find a market town laden with pretty boutique shops, cobbled streets and a bustling quay. There are some fantastic places to eat here too, including the Chocolate Teapot cafe which serves Devon cream teas with a chocolatey twist! Head 4 miles to Westward Ho! to enjoy some of the South West’s best surf, some classic amusement arcades and fabulous eateries, while nearby Appledore (4 miles) is a quaint riverside village, bursting with pubs, galleries and cafes.

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

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with WC
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, and fridge/freezer
  • Accessed via a long sloping partially gravelled driveway
  • BBQ
  • Regret no infants
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and heating included
  • Private hot tub (bath robes provided)
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome ( (dogs under 12 months old by  prior agreement)
  • Beach 2 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance 

Sarah Lees

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Valerie 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Maureen 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Linda 18th June 2021

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We found Tarka View to be a quiet and peaceful location within easy reach of lovely places to visit. The cottage was immaculately clean. The owners are friendly and although we did not need anything, you just knew if you did, it would be no trouble. The view from the hot tub (such a treat) had the wow factor. Such a comfortable bed, and tasteful thRead moreroughout. Our dog was made very welcome with a blanket and bowls. A very relaxing break and would highly recommend for a couple and hound. Hide

Reviewed by Joseph 4th June 2021

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Great little place in a good location for exploring north Devon. Karen and Tony were really friendly and gave us plenty of tips for places to visit. The place is dog friendly and has a hot tub!

Reviewed by Carol 21st May 2021

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My husband and I (and our 2 Border Terriers Alfie and Myrtle) had a wonderful week at Tarka View. The owners Karen and Tony were so welcoming. The cottage was lovely , the bottle of Prosecco on arrival and the fresh flowers was a lovely touch. The cottage was very clean with lovely decor. The bed was very comfy with nice quality bedding. Nice privaRead morete secure rear garden which was great for our pooches. We really enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings with the great views. We hope to return . Hide

Reviewed by Rob 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Tanya 7th May 2021

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The cottage is situated on a very steep hill so bear this in mind. The owners live in the house opposite and are lovely. Not once did we feel overlooked. The accommodation was immaculate. Comfortable bed with quality bedding. Clear instructions on how to use everything and they have thought of everything! Private rear garden with lovely views from Read morethe hot tub. The ONLY negative was the shower pressure but it was lovely and hot. We would definitely recommend staying here and we would come again. Hide

Reviewed by Brenda 1st May 2021

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Immaculate and very tastefully decorated . Small but perfectly ok for the 2 people is designed for . Plenty of kitchen equipment . Hot tub was lovely to soak in after a long walk . Gorgeous views . In owners garden , lovely couple, unobtrusive but there if needed . Thoroughly recommend

Reviewed by Joanne 12th April 2021

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Reviewed by Amanda 23rd October 2020

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Lovely cottage, quiet and cozy. Perfect for two . Hot tub perfect. Lovely walks nearby and towards the coast.

Reviewed by Janet 16th October 2020

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The cottage was just lovely beautiful views would definitely go again perfect for a couple.

Reviewed by Kevin 10th October 2020

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one of best holidays we have had without flying , nice and private with hot tub lovely in october also bottle of bubbly nice welcome touch , owners made us very welcome but did not intrude what so ever and even though looked as though ajoining house was only a garage and main house 150m away so very private . Dog loved it nature walk yards away , tRead morearka trail and westward ho beach very close .looking at dates for next year already . Hide

Reviewed by Nick 2nd October 2020

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A fresh, modern, comfortable cottage for two in a great location. Easy access to local beaches and the Tarka Trail. A great base for exploring North Devon. Very friendly owners. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Karen 11th September 2020

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Even though the cottage was lovely, it was not suitable for us. Being small and minimalistic caused issues as we are not the skinny type and have a large dog. Being slightly older and not necessarily 100% fit, the steep elevation coupled with low furniture was not helpful. Saying this I believe that this is a wonderful place for fit and energetic pRead moreeople with medium/small dog(s). Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 4th September 2020

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Weve enjoyed a fabulous week at Tarka View, the owners Karen and Tony were so welcoming and friendly and gave us some great recommendations of places to visit. The cottage had everything we needed and was of a high standard, we were very happy and comfortable. Our dog was also made very welcome. The bottle of prosecco was a welcome treat when we arRead morerived. We loved it so much weve already decided to return next year. Great location too, close to some beautiful beaches. Hide

Reviewed by Kirstie 7th August 2020

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This cottage is absolutely beautiful with a high quality finish coupled with stunning views across the Devon countryside. The owners Karen and Tony are lovely and made us feel very welcome. We loved sitting in the hot tub, relaxing, enjoying a drink after a day out. We have been back only a day and decided to re-book for 2021! That's how much we loRead moreved it! Hide

Reviewed by Jessica 19th July 2020

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The perfect get away for two and the dog. The cottage is beautifully presented, cozy and amazingly clean. Lovely touch of a welcome bottle of champagne and the fantastic hot tub looking out over the gorgeous views. Karen and Tony are wonderful host especially during the strange times of COVID 19. They took all measures to ensure safety but remainedRead more relaxed and friendly. Lovely location, able to walk down into town or short drives to multiple dog friendly beaches. Definitely will be back Hide

Reviewed by Len 10th July 2020

The cottage is in a great location to explore the area around Bideford and we will be back.

Reviewed by Noah 27th October 2019

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Beautiful & easy to access location, perfect for two view of the river & hillsides. The hosts couldn't have been better, suprised us with just married banners, chocolate & prosecco, but left us to ourselves unless we needed them. Perfect getaway!

Reviewed by Jade 19th October 2019

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Tarka View is a romantically situated cottage at the top of a hill overlooking the Taw river and Tarka trail; the cottage is small but perfect for a couple looking to get away from it all. With the town accessible by walking or lots of beach walks 10-15 minutes drive away it was the perfect spot for us.

Reviewed by Esther 4th October 2019

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Great location for exploring North Devon, the hosts were lovely, home away from home and the Hot Tub was an added bonus....loved it x

Reviewed by Tracey 30th September 2019

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Lovely cottage, very clean and cosy. Lots of storage. Fantastic views. The hot tub, prosecco, tea, coffee and milk were a lovely touch. Our dog loved the cottage, her blankets and dog biscuits. The owners were very welcoming and there if we needed anything.

Reviewed by Paul 20th September 2019

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cottage was really lovely in a good position. nice touches provided by the owners on arrival. owners were very nice and made sure that everything was ok.

Reviewed by David 13th September 2019

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We had the best holiday possible

Reviewed by Teresa 6th September 2019

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Loved the welcome bottle of Prosecco that was waiting for us on arrival. Very warm welcome from the owners nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was very clean and welcoming with a very comfy bed and the dogs liked the garden and we liked the hotub, although they found the gravel a bit sharp. Not a lot of space to put food, but we ate out a lotRead more anyway so wasnt much of an issue and not a lot of space for 2 peoples clothes, so we left most of them in the suitcase Hide

Reviewed by Nev 16th August 2019

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Ended up being a solo traveller, well me and Ellie the border collie, long story (book out soon) :-) I couldn't have made to feel more welcome by the owners, Karen and Tony, even had a bottle of prosecco waiting for me. Cottage is in an ideal location, I arrived by train at Barnstaple and got across by taxi. However it's on the main bus route and tRead morehey're very frequent and cheap. Tarka trail is on your doorstep and I also walked to Appledore. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 12th July 2019

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The cottage was small and cosy and had just about everything from home to home. On arrival we had milk in the fridge, biscuits, tea and coffee and a bottle of Prosecco. There was dog biscuits, dog bowls and dog towels to use too. The cottage is in a great location for exploring Devon only 30 mins from different areas. The centre of Bideford offers Read morelots of shops, a park, riverwalk, a few restaurants and chip shops. There are a few lovely dog friendly Cafes on the front. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 21st June 2019

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Had a great time at tarka view with our yorkie who was made very welcome by perfect hosts Karen and Tony who are such a nice couple..so helpful but not intrusive.Tarka view is in walking distance of town but also perfect location to explore n devon and down into cornwall and then back to relax in the spa with a glass of wine...ready to book our nexRead moret visit. Hide

Reviewed by David 17th May 2019

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The place is set in a great location with everything and more that you require

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