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 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
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
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty cottage with private hot tub in the enclosed 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!? 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, enclosed garden, and far-reaching views to the River Torridge.

Swap the stresses of modern life for the sleepy solitude of beautiful North Devon. Tucked on the outskirts of Bideford, this delightful bijou cottage is the perfect escape for two along with two waggy-tailed companions. Unleash your inner explorer and discover the fantastic sights of the nearby coastline, navigating cliff-top trails and stretches of pooch-friendly beaches. Round off your day with a fresh fish supper in a charming seaside village, washed down with local ale. The bubbling hot tub awaits your return, alongside a welcoming gift of fizz and some treats for Fido!

Cosy and intimate with a contemporary flair, this property is packed with everything you need for a relaxing stay. The open-plan living area forms the heart of the cottage, where you can rest your weary paws in front of the wood burner-effect fire. Put your culinary skills to the test with an abundance of local produce in the kitchen, or perhaps you’d prefer to sizzle up a storm on the BBQ for some al fresco dining. Raise a toast together on the shingled patio, enjoying the views of the surrounding countryside. The only thing missing is a washing machine, but nearby Bideford has a friendly launderette if this is needed.

From the cobbled streets of Clovelly, 12 miles away, to the imposing magnificence of Hartland Quay, 17 miles away, there’s plenty to explore along the rugged coastline. Your beloved hound will have a ball playing on dog-friendly beaches such as Instow, 4 miles away, and receiving a warm welcome at the nearby pubs which often have biscuits and water bowls for special guests. The town of Bideford itself is just a mile away down a steep hill, offering a variety of cafes, shops and access to the Tarka Trail for scenic walks and cycling.

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
  • BBQ
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and heating included
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Private hot tub (bath robes provided)
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 2 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance 
  • Arrival 3pm

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Noah 27th October 2019

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

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

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

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

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

We had the best holiday possible

Reviewed by Teresa 6th September 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Reviewed by Kirsty 11th May 2019

Absolutely lovely cottage, very welcoming and helpful hosts. Area is beautiful and everything is close by. The property is gorgeous with everything you need and lovely little extras.....the hot tub is special and having a roaring fire pit in the evening is perfect. Would 100 % recommend. All little touches were appreciated and made this a special hRead moreoliday. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 2nd May 2019

Perfect for a getaway from a busy lifestyle. An ideal place to stay with dogs as the beaches are dog friendly all year round. Will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Michele 19th April 2019

The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped. It is cozy and perfect for two. The owners are helpful but unobtrusive . The Easter themed welcome hamper was lovely. We found the accommodation relaxing with lovely views over the river. The garden is fully enclosed, a benefit with two dogs, we didn't have to leap out of the hot tub to prevent tRead morehem heading off on an "adventure". We would certainly return. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 8th April 2019

Brilliant location with easy access to Bideford and beyond. Lovely property and excellent hosts.

Reviewed by Christine 23rd December 2018

Wonderful cottage. Very cosy and comfortable. Xmas hamper was lovely. We had champagne in the hot tub then Xmas dinner outside with a log fire. Gorgeous. Owners were so warm and welcoming would like to think we will return one day. But dont take our word for it. Try it yourselves you wont regret it. Bideford is within walking distance.

Reviewed by Karen 9th November 2018

This was an amazing place to stay for peace and quiet. amazingly clean and had everything needed for a week or r&r. Short walk down the hill to the town. short drive to Instow and Appledore - great dog friendly beaches, especially Instow followed by the best bacon butty in The Boathouse overlooking the beach. Clovelly nearby a privately owned villaRead morege-a must see but very steep cobbles! Westwood Ho! and Crow point and Bude nearby. Best pub - The Williams Arms in Wrafton - amazing food. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 19th October 2018

Beautiful little cottage. Very friendly owners. We had a fabulous time with our 2 dogs.

Reviewed by Marie 12th October 2018

The cottage is a perfect getaway for couples and their four legged friends! The hosts, Tony and Karen, are very welcoming and the added touches on arrival such as a bottle of prosecco and dog treats were a nice surprise! Hot tub was lovely and relaxing at the end of the day following long walks and running on the beach with the pooches.

Reviewed by Marina 8th September 2018

Excellent accommodation with devine hosts. Highly recommended this accommodation good views of the river. Excellent Italian restaurant in the town of bideford

Reviewed by Valda 17th August 2018

Tarka View is absolutely perfect in every way, as were the hosts Tony & Karen. Had a lovely relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Ellen 20th July 2018

Wonderful break, friendly and helpful hosts! We were very lucky with the weather, enjoying a sunny, hot week. Some fabulous dog-friendly beaches within a short drive as well as good restaurants! The cottage was well-equipped and the hosts, Karen and Tony, were very welcoming; lots of kind and thoughtful touches both for us and our dogs! Enjoyed theRead more hot tub in the evenings with a lovely view as the sun set! Hide

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