The exterior of Riverside Retreat, Devon
Location Icon Bideford, Devon
From £224 - £788 per night

Riverside Retreat

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Sleeps 6
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3 Bedrooms
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4 Bathrooms
A riverside cottage with a private garden, right on the banks of the River Torridge, this is a fantastic place to relax with family, as well as enjoy country walks, kayaking or birdwatching.
If you love to gaze at ever changing views, spot wildlife, listen to the sounds of nature and be out on the water, this cottage ticks all the boxes. Standing on the banks of the River Torridge, this is the perfect place for a group of friends or family to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Mesmerising views alter with the rise and fall of the river’s tide and there is always something to see such as herons and egrets. If you’re feeling adventurous and are confident, take to the river on a canoe or kayak (available, along with life jackets, to rent) – there’s direct access to the water from the garden. Meanwhile, the towns of Bideford and Torrington are a short drive away and there’s easy access to the Tarka Trail for country walks and cycling.

Key Features

Dog-friendly Dog-friendly
Coastal views Coastal views
Countryside views Countryside views
Garden Garden
Open fire Open fire
Wood burner Wood burner
Parking Parking
BBQ - gas BBQ - gas
Bikes for hire Bikes for hire
Bose sound system Bose sound system
Children welcome Children welcome
Extensive gardens Extensive gardens
Games console Games console
Inglenook fireplace Inglenook fireplace
Self check-in Self check-in
Sonos sound system Sonos sound system
Underfloor heating Underfloor heating
Family friendly Family friendly
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Why we love this

  • Fantastic riverside location near Bideford and Great Torrington
  • Spectacular river views that change with the tide from every room
  • Direct access to the river from the garden for kayaking and canoeing

On the ground floor there’s an open-plan living space comprising the kitchen and dining room, with a lovely limestone floor and underfloor heating, plus the lounge. There are fantastic floor-to-ceiling windows with views over the garden and the river.

The kitchen is equipped with everything to cater for family meals including a double oven, microwave, gas hob, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. There’s a breakfast bar with stools where guests can sit and chat as dinner is prepared, as well as an armchair for relaxing whilst admiring those views. Meanwhile, the dining table extends to seat everyone comfortably and there is direct access to the garden.

In the lounge area there’s sofa seating where you can get cosy and snuggle up beside the fireplace which has a log burner.

There is a separate TV/Games Room with a sofa, chairs and a table, as well as a 55” flatscreen TV, Sky Box, DVD player, X-Box, Sonos sound system and a variety of games and DVDs. The house also has high-speed internet.

Also on the ground floor is the utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, which has a shower room with WC off it.

When it comes to the sleeping arrangements, there are three bedrooms on the first floor. There are two spacious master bedrooms at each end of the house, one has a king-size bed, a sofa bed, a private balcony with river views and an en-suite shower room. The other has a super-king-size and an en-suite with a bath and a shower over. There is also a smaller twin room with two single beds and an en-suite shower room.

In addition, the sofa in the TV/Games Room converts to a bed suitable for two children, while on request the sofa in one of the master bedrooms can also be converted to sleep two more children.

In the garden there is a terrace with patio furniture and a gas BBQ, as well as a lawned area.

There is a key safe where you can access the key to the property for a self-check-in.

If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip, get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.

Check-in: from 14:00
Check-out: by 10:00

For safety reasons, please be aware that there is direct access to the river from the garden.

Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive this requirement.

Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.

  • No smoking
  • No parties and events
  • Please keep noise to a minimum
  • Up to 1 dog is permitted at an additional fee of £25. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture or upstairs and, due to the neighbouring sheep, they must be kept under control at all times

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The neighbourhood

The cottage is located in Weare Giffard, which stakes a claim as the longest village in the UK. There is a great local pub that serves food, a children’s park and a cricket ground.

Meanwhile, the small towns of Bideford and Torrington are only a 10-minute drive away and have an array of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Barnstaple and Appledore are 20 minutes away.
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