Bideford & Barnstaple

The small port town of Bideford sits on the banks of the River Torridge, linked by the 13th century bridge to East-the-Water.
The small port town of Bideford sits on the banks of the River Torridge, linked by the 13th century bridge to East-the-Water. The bridge was paid for by local wool merchants; the wealthier merchants provided large spans and the smaller businesses provided smaller ones, hence the 24 uneven arches. Visitors can stroll along the waterfront and see cargo boats, sailing boats and a few commercial fishing boats moored beside MS Oldenburg, the ferry to Lundy Island. It is hard to imagine it was once one of the busiest ports in England. From the quay, streets lined with local businesses and small supermarkets run steeply uphill. The historic Swan pub is known for its award-winning food.

Bideford continues to attract tourists and visitors, in the footsteps of writer Charles Kinsley who wrote his novel Westward Ho! here. The title was later adopted by the nearby seaside resort, not vice versa as you might expect. Visitors can use Bideford as a starting point for visiting the local sandy beaches, beautiful gardens at RHS Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal Factory and the Milky Way Adventure Park.

Barnstaple is a larger port and more commercial town on the River Taw, which eventually merges with the Torridge at Appledore. The 11th century castle motte can still be seen along with the 14th century St Anne's Chapel and the Georgian Guildhall. The bustling town is well-known for its Pannier Market and modern Green Lanes Shopping Centre. Holiday cottages in Barnstaple are within easy reach of the Tarka Trail cycleway, the South West Coast Path and the grand estate of Arlington Court.

Here is our selection of the very best holiday homes in and around the Bideford & Banstaple area...

Dorey, Appledore

Dorey, Bideford - An ideal property for a family getaway in beautiful Appledore

Dorey, Appledore is a lovely Victorian mid-terrace cottage set in the quaint streets of a traditional small Devonshire fishing village. This 3-bedroom house sleeps 7 and has a large private courtyard terrace with fabulous sea views.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • A traditional mid-terrace cottage
  • Beautiful views over the Torridge estuary
  • The living area also has a sofa bed offering an additional sleeping option
  • Private courtyard terrace
  • Parking is available in a nearby car park
Parking available  Free WiFi available  Sea views   See more details

Phoenix Cottage, Bideford

Phoenix Cottage, Bideford - Located in the heart of Appledore, this bright cottage is filled with charming period features

Phoenix Cottage is a charming 3-bedroom holiday cottage for 6 in historic Appledore near Bideford. This 4-star Grade 2 listed building has oak beams, wooden floors and a courtyard garden along with a modern kitchen and comfortable TV lounge.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • In the picturesque fishing village of Appledore
  • Original wooden floors and exposed beams
  • Furnished outdoor courtyard with astroturfed flooring
  • The Big Sheep and The Milky Way Adventure park are close by
  • Near to Exmoor, Clovelly and Hartland Quay
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Oak Lodge, Forest Lakes, Bideford

Oak Lodge, Forest Lakes, Bideford - Set in North Devon’s countryside, this 5 bedroom lodge has its own hot tub

Oak Lodge, Forest Lakes is a 5 bedroom lodge for 10 in Bideford. The contemporary interior has ample living space with a log-burning stove & private garden with hot tub. This 4 star family-friendly property has rural views & parking for 5 cars.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • A contemporary lodge with plenty of space to holiday as a group
  • Step straight from the open plan living space onto the terrace
  • 15 minutes by car from the beach
  • Large private garden
  • Parking for five vechicles
Parking available  Garden  Free WiFi available   See more details

Richmond House, Bideford

Richmond House, Bideford - A wonderful Georgian house with high quality furniture and views across the estuary

Richmond House in Appledore near Bideford is a 3 bedroom Georgian house with a modern open-plan interior and many original features. It has a split-level courtyard with patio for enjoying drinks at sunset. Parking and internet available.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • A 3 bedroom Georgian house sleeping 6
  • Situated in Appledore with views over the estuary
  • Traditional and spacious throughout
  • Private courtyard
  • Parking available
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Lake House, Torrington

A stunning thatched period house standing in the beautiful North Devon countryside.

The 4-bedroom Lake House near Torrington sleeps 7. It has two living rooms with log burning stove, children’s room, internet access and ample parking. The enclosed garden has a furnished patio area and a lake stocked with carp.

  • A period detached 4 bedroom house, sleeps 7.
  • 2 striking living rooms and children
  • Enclosed garden and on-site lake stocked with Carp.
  • Wi-Fi internet access available.
  • Parking available for 3 cars adjacent to the property.
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Brynsworthy Manor, Barnstaple

Brynsworthy Manor, Barnstaple - A spacious 5 bedroom house, complete with indoor swimming pool and horse stables.

Brynsworthy Manor is a 5 bedroom property for 9 in Bickington near Barnstaple. The spacious property has an indoor swimming pool, furnished patio and gardens in a rural location. It comes with stables, tack room and ample parking onsite.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • A 5 bedroom house, sleeps 9.
  • Indoor swimming pool.
  • Stables for up to 3 horses and tack room.
  • Ideally located for exploring the North Devon coastline.
  • Double garage and off-street parking for 6 cars.
Parking available  Swimming pool  Garden  Free WiFi available   See more details

Goldfinch Lodge, Barnstaple

Goldfinch Lodge, Barnstaple- A completely newly refurbished attached but private barn conversion set in beautiful grounds ideally located for exploring the North Devon coastline.

Goldfinch Lodge, Barnstaple is a beautifully designed barn conversion with 1 bedroom (sleeps 2) and is pet-friendly. The open-plan living space has luxury features such as LED lighting. There is a private furnished deck, gardens and parking.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • A 1 bedroom ground floor house, sleeps 2.
  • Open plan and furnished to a high standard with LED lighting throughout.
  • New 3 tiered decking overlooking communal gardens.
  • Approx. 15 minute walk or short drive to the historic town of Barnstaple.
  • Bricked paved private parking immediate to the front for 1 car.
Parking available  Garden  Free WiFi available  Country views   See more details

Mole Hall, Torrington

Mole Hall, Torrington - A large detached house in the heart of the Devon countryside

Mole Hall, Torrington is a 6 bedroom house in North Devon to sleep 11. It enjoys stunning rural views from the open plan kitchen/diner and the first floor living room. It offers lawned gardens with a fishing lake, Internet and ample parking.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • A stunning detached 6 bedroom house, sleeps 11.
  • Standing in a rural location with beautiful far reaching views.
  • Well-furnished in a traditional country cottage style with a modern twist.
  • Wi-Fi internet access available.
  • Parking for 4 cars at the front of the property.
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Red Gables, Barnstaple

Red Gables, Barnstaple - A modern house with a large family friendly garden, close to some of Devon's most attractive beaches.

Red Gables is a 4 bedroom house to sleep 7 with large gardens, furnished deck and rural views. It has an above-average kitchen, Internet and parking for 3 cars. Light and airy, the modern house is within walking distance of Barnstaple’s shops.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • Large family home with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 7.
  • A well-equipped kitchen with Miele appliances.
  • Within easy walking distance of Barnstaple town centre.
  • Large private garden surrounds the property.
  • Secure off-road parking for 3 cars.
Parking available  Children allowed  Garden  Free WiFi available  Country views   See more details

Adipit Cottage, Bideford

Adipit Cottage, Bideford - A traditional cottage set within five acres of grounds in the North Devon countryside.

Surrounded by Devon countryside, chickens and sheep, Adipit Cottage in Bideford has 2 bedrooms to sleep 4. This delightful cottage features traditional furnishings with a woodburning stove, off-street parking and a garden with patio.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • A 2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 4.
  • Situated in 5 acres of grounds, within the North Devon countryside.
  • A welcome treat of a cream tea and 6 fresh eggs on arrival.
  • Near to the town of Bideford and close to beaches in North Devon.
  • Off-street parking for 2 cars.
Parking available  Children allowed  Garden  Country views   See more details