WITH SUMMER SOON APPROACHING ENJOY THE ENDLESS BEACHES AT WESTWARD HO!, INSTOW OR PUTSBOROUGH, THE BEAUTIFUL COASTAL WALKS, OR STROLL FOR 5 MINS ALONG THE ESTUARY TO ONE OF THE PICTURESQUE PUBS IN THE HISTORIC TOWN. (In response to some reviews the cottage is now equipped with new sofas and a new John Lewis mattress)
Our reviewers say that the best thing about our cottage is that it is a real home from home as well being perfectly located for a short stroll to town along the picturesque Bideford Estuary. Our home is fully equipped with lots to keep the children entertained and is comfortably furnished. It is practical for dogs too, with new hard flooring laid throughout the spacious downstairs. There is a little courtyard which is a complete sun trap (when the sun is out!). The driveway has space for one car and there is plenty more free street parking nearby if needed.
Riverbank Cottage dates from the 1890's and is a stone built terraced cottage in a row of former Estuary workers' cottages. Its position is unique in that this quaint cottage is only a 10 minute walk along the Estuary from the centre of Bideford and yet it is situated in a very quiet no through road set away from the hustle and bustle of the town. All the pubs, restaurants and shops are an easy level walk from the cottage, with some of these delightful venues overlooking the estuary.
Sleeping 4-6 in two bedrooms plus travel cot and high hair available, this characterful cottage has a welcoming log burner in the spacious lounge which is well equipped with toys and games as well as TV, DVD player and Wii console.
There is a separate dining room with a dining table that seats 4 - 6. The dining room features an attractive stone fireplace; there is a double sofa bed available for extra guests (please note bedding / towels not supplied for sofa bed or travel cot). NB Using the sofa bed may restrict numbers around the table unless it is put away during the day.
The kitchen is equipped with washer dryer, microwave, electric oven and gas hob. Everything is supplied for your stay including tea, coffee, sugar, condiments, tea towels etc. The kitchen opens out into a little court yard with a patio table and chairs; there is a barbecue available for guest use too.
Upstairs is a master bedroom with a king size bed and an extra TV. The second bedroom has two single beds which can be made up as a king size bed if required. The bathroom is spacious with a bath and power shower over the bath. The cottage is warm and comfortable with gas central heating, constant hot water by way of a combi boiler plus the gorgeous log burner.
We supply all bedding and towels for the two bedrooms. We do not charge any extra for gas or electricity.
Outdoor games such as cricket, badminton and racquet games are supplied for guests' use. There is a beautiful park (Victoria Park) with a lido for young children which is only minutes away on foot towards the town centre. Or you can walk or hire bikes to go along the nearby Tarka Trail. Only 2 miles away is the lovely little sandy beach at Instow. There are also 3 surf boards and 3 body boards at the cottage that guests are welcome to use if they want to go 3 miles up the road to the great water sports beach at Westward Ho!, or both Saunton Sands and Croyde are nearby.