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Bridge Street Cottage Grade II listed in centre of Bideford

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms with small private courtyard. Lots of original features.

Bridge Street Cottage is a quaint 300 year old cottage, in the heart of Bideford. It has a quirky lounge/dining room which leads into the well stocked kitchen with microwave, fridge and gas cooker. Check out Facebook page on Bridge Street Cottage.

There is a door leading into a small private courtyard. Perfect for your morning cuppa or coffee. In the evening you could enjoy a glass of wine.

Upstairs is reached by the spiral staircase where you will find large high ceilings in the hallway which houses a large double wardrobe. High ceilings and lathe walls are also a feature in both of the two main bedrooms, one with main double bedroom and the smaller bunk bedroom with double wardrobe.

Parking is free from 6pm until 8am in the conveniently located car park across the road. Bideford main High Street, shops and banks can be reached in just a few short minutes. Also close by are many bus routes to take you to Torrington, Barnstaple, Braunton, Saunton, Woolacombe. There is also a regular service to Westward Ho! if you didn't feel like driving.

There are numerous cafes, pubs and eateries, again within walking distance. Victoria Park is close by with lovely grounds and playground for young children. This is where you will find the Burton Art Gallery and also the Cafe du Parc which serves delicious coffee and cakes.

Hockings ice cream van is at the entrance to the park from March till end of October. Not to be missed the best ice cream anywhere. They have been making ice cream since the 1930's in Appledore village, another place you might like to visit.

Close by in Northam there is a swimming pool, useful for wet days with the children. There is a gym and sauna in the leisure centre, it can be used on a daily basis on a pay as you go basis.

More Details

Mrs McIndoe
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, hungarian
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Mrs McIndoe

I have been visiting North Devon and specifically Bideford and Appledore for thirty years and have finally been able to move here permanently. I love this area because of all the facilities it has to offer. Especially the beaches and water activities. Contact me directly on

Mrs McIndoe purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Mrs McIndoe chose North Devon

Bridge Cottage has a certain charm about it and most people fall under its spell as soon as they walk in. It has many original features and this makes it unique. It is also in an easily accessible area near to the library, church, shops and local transport.

What makes this cottage unique

Original beams, very high ceilings, quirky spiral staircase and central location opposite car park.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage is lovely and comfortable and in a perfect location. We would love to stay again.
Apr 2017
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Bideford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Good! 3.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Bridge Street Cottage Grade II listed in centre of Bideford
average rating of 3.75 based on 13 reviews

Clean tidy cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location. Place has everything a young couple wanted for a break. As mentioned before by a few others stairs can be difficult however we found them fine. Enjoyed our stay and definitely plan to return

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the chocolates. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Ildi
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderfully quaint cottage. The location is also fantastic to visit Bideford town centre and surrounding areas.

Upon arrival we walked in to Christmas decorations and a bottle of mulled wine amongst some other treats.

The cottage itself is pretty, warm and comfortable.

To anyone that hasn't written a truly positive review here, all I can say to you is Bah Humbug.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you all enjoyed your stay. I take on board any negative comments and try to make each guests stay as comfortable as I possibly can. Have a great Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
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Quaint little cottage, ideal location for the town

  • 4 of 5

Were looking to buy a house in the area so stayed here - parking in the whole of Bideford is a major issue although all okay once used to the timings etc - in truth we stayed during a protracted cold snap which tested the heating in the house - however this did not detract from a very comfortable stay

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a tad cold for Devon! Glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that everything goes smoothly for the purchase. You have decided to live in a lovely part of the country.
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Value for money in a good location

  • 3 of 5

No problems , enjoyable short stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Grade 2 listed property in very good position.

  • 3 of 5

Good base for exploring North Devon area. Very close to Tarka trail, great for cycling. Everything you needed was provided by the owners.Good weekly rates compared with a lot of similiar holiday lets. Would use it again if in the area and recommend it to others looking for no frills value for money accomodation.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would stay again when you next visit Bideford.
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Ideal location. Property is tired looking but could be great with a bit of TLC..

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is in a great location; close to the centre of Bideford, easily walkable to all local amenities. Bideford is a nice central location for North Devon, and was easy to get from here to Westward Ho, Woolacombe, Instow, Clovelly, etc..

Unfortunately the property did not live up to expectations. The whole place could just do with a bit of tidying up.. It wouldn't take much to replace the floorings and redecorate to make this look much smarter.

Also the washing machine was missing - apparently broken down and not replaced.

The bunk beds were fine for our kids, but the double bed was not great - the mattress was too small for the bed and made the stay rather uncomfortable for us.

Also the stairs are rather small and not so easy to get up and down with luggage.

All in all we enjoyed our stay in Bideford, and to be fair this was the cheapest property we could find so the price is probably indicative of the condition of the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. What you say is accurate and as this is the first full summer of holidaymakers using Bridge Street Cottage it is useful to know what is important to our clients. I hope that you received the reimbursement that we discussed with regard to the lack of a washing machine and that the local launderette was handy at the beginning of the week when the weather was stormy. Unfortunately these renovations and replacements had to be put on hold due to my having a double hip replacement on 30th June, with just two weeks notice. I am recovering really well but until I have seen my surgeon I am unable to drive. This has made organising replacement items and visiting shops and receiving goods at Bridge Street Cottage difficult and the improvements had to go on hold over the busiest period of the year. I hope that when the work is completed, over the following quiet months and new photos posted you may want to visit us again.
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Westward Ho!
Nearest Airport
116 Kilometres
Exeter International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Kings Arms, Bideford
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Westward Ho! Royal Golf Course
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Barnstaple Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Westward Ho!
Car: necessary

Burton Art Centre is near the park and has regular exhibitions.

RHS Rosemoor Gardens near Great Torrington are 20 minutes away in the car.

Pig on the Hill in Abbotsham is a pub and restaurant do excellent meals


Rates & Availability

Bideford Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Apr 23 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
May Bank Holiday
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 16 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn Half Term
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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