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View towards the property
Hot tub with view into the property
First floor mezzanine lounge
Fabulous views over rolling Devon hills
Time for brunch
Bringing the outdoors in
Bright and airy open-plan space
Kitchen area
Relax during your holiday
Cosy up by the wood burner
Relax by the woodburner
King-size bedroom with en-suite
En-suite shower room
Twin bedroom (super-king on request)
Twin bedroom made up as a superking (on request)
Family bathroom
Enjoy a game of table football
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2 / 18  View towards the property
3 / 18  Hot tub with view into the property
4 / 18  First floor mezzanine lounge
5 / 18  Fabulous views over rolling Devon hills
6 / 18  Time for brunch
7 / 18  Bringing the outdoors in
8 / 18  Bright and airy open-plan space
9 / 18  Kitchen area
10 / 18  Relax during your holiday
11 / 18  Cosy up by the wood burner
12 / 18  Relax by the woodburner
13 / 18  King-size bedroom with en-suite
14 / 18  En-suite shower room
15 / 18  Twin bedroom (super-king on request)
16 / 18  Twin bedroom made up as a superking (on request)
17 / 18  Family bathroom
18 / 18  Enjoy a game of table football

Otters Leap

Bideford, Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning detached reverse level property with private hot tub, garden, cosy wood burner and beautiful far reaching views
  • The historic market town of Bideford is within walking distance with a bustling quayside, quaint shops, pubs and restaurants
  • The perfect base to explore all North Devon has to offer, why not roam the South West Coastal Path? Learn to surf at Westward Ho!? Build sandcastles on Instow beach? SUP on the river, or even venture the wilds of Exmoor National Park?
Property code: 49224

This light and airy cottage sits within the grounds of the owner’s impressive home accessed by a separate driveway overlooking the little white town of Bideford, the Torridge estuary and Tarka Trail.

Built in 2017 on an elevated and peaceful position this cottage is a great spot for couples or families who enjoy walking, cycling, kayaking, bird watching or beach activities including surfing, or body boarding. For those looking to relax, the area is tranquil and the scenery is breath-taking. The Tarka Trail (traffic free) can be seen from the property and Bideford with a range of quayside shops, pubs, restaurants and pannier market is a short walk. Sandy beaches close by; Westward Ho! with 2 miles of golden sands, and beautiful Instow and Appledore are 10 minutes away. For kids, the Big Sheep and Ultimate Adventure Centre are within 2 miles. Why not visit RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Dartington Crystal, or enjoy National Trust cliff-top walks.  A 2 minute drive from the property the river is great for paddle boarding.

The reverse level property welcomes you into its entrance hall then opens up into the kitchen/diner with vaulted ceiling and fully glazed gable with wood burner and table football, bi fold doors offer extensive views across the river valley to hills beyond. The well-equipped kitchen area has an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Table and four chairs. Also on the ground floor are two bedrooms; 1 king-size with en-suite shower room and WC and 1 twin zip-and link (which can be made into a super-king-size upon request). Family bathroom with shower over bath. The staircase leads to a comfortable and stylishly furnished mezzanine lounge with comfy corner sofa and Smart TV/media hub providing access to Free play and catch-up TV with Netflix etc. DVD player and superb views.

Heading outside from the ground floor full width bi-fold doors lead out to a fully enclosed patio and lawn area with private hot tub enjoying views across the valley. Garden furniture, fire pit/BBQ/pizza oven.

There is ample off road parking for two cars.

  • 2 Bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link (Please advise what bed setup you require at least 72 hours prior to arrival, otherwise the zip and link beds will be set up as twin beds)
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment and washer/dryer
  • Hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi
  • Regret No Smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome  (dogs under 12 months old by  prior agreement)
  • Beach 2 miles, pubs, shops and restaurants within walking distance
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Sarah Hardy

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Virginia 7th October 2022

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The cottage was beautifully clean and tidy. Very well equipped and the hot tub was a real treat after long coastal walks. On arrival there was a birthday banner on the door which was a lovely surprise as celebrating a big birthday. The flowers and bubbly were an extra treat. Owners really welcoming and we had a wonderful time. Would recommend the HRead moreoops Inn and the Thatched Inn pubs. Hide

Reviewed by Anna 30th September 2022

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Wonderful place to stay! Lovely outlook, great location, very dog friendly and everything you could need! Very secure garden for small dogs! Fantastic owners! If you can't tell already we loved it!

Reviewed by Karen 23rd September 2022

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The standard and content of the holiday cottage was fantastic making for a wonderful break away. We had everything we needed but lovely owners were nearby and on hand should we have needed anything else. The only slight issue was that we were a party of 4 and there were only 2 chairs downstairs to sit on - thankfully we had packed a couple of campiRead moreng chairs. That said this did not detract from the lovely property and its great position in north Devon, we will definitely be going back. Hide

Reviewed by Terry 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Paula 9th September 2022

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Amazing cottage on the outskirts of Bideford. Well equipped and extremely comfortable. Private and the enclosed garden is perfect for dog owners. Hot tub a real treat.

Reviewed by Andrew 2nd September 2022

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Beautifully presented modern cottage, very well equipped kitchen, comfy lounge on mezzanine level with lovely countryside view. Same view from the hot tub on the patio, surrounded by well-kept garden. Perfect quiet retreat, but only just outside the town. Loved it!

Reviewed by Gemma 19th August 2022

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Otters Leap is a lovely place to stay whilst exploring North Devon. It has everything you could need whilst being away. We were provided with a really useful information pack on arrival as well as some bubbles and a handy pint of milk in the fridge. There was entertainment upstairs with lots of games and books to use during our stay! I would recommRead moreend to anyone wishing to have some chill out time during their holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Vicky 12th August 2022

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Beautiful property,very helpful owners and very central to lots of other parts of Devon.Would definately recommend.

Reviewed by Graham 22nd July 2022

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The accommodation was fantastic and the owners could not of been nicer. Thank you for such a lovely break.

Reviewed by Mark 8th July 2022

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Beautiful, modern and well equipped. Not just dog friendly, but terrier friendly! We had no worries of our terrier escaping. Lovely small area (Ford Wood) a few minutes walk from the door. Lovely beaches and attractions to drive to. Local village has everything you could possibly need. The best dog friendly cottage we have stayed in and we have staRead moreyed in a lot! Hide

Reviewed by Colin 1st July 2022

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Had a lovely stay, 4 adults. Easy to find with directions given. On arrival we found twin beds not made up into a kingsize but Karen very quickly sorted this. We did find we had no cupboard space for our food to be stored and a bigger fridge freezer would of been more appropriate rather than the washing machine, but thats our personal opinion. SadlRead morey we left early as 2 guests came down with covid. I would recommend this holiday let. Hide

Reviewed by Pamela 17th June 2022

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The cottage and the attention to detail provided by the owners is great. The location is very good for exploring North Devon . Recommended.

Reviewed by Helen 10th June 2022

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Cottage was very clean and well equipped. Beds really comfortable and cottage was in a peaceful location and very private. Hot tub was a great addition. Enjoyed watching the rabbits and squirrels on a morning in the owners garden.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Elaine 6th May 2022

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Just had a fabulous week in this beautiful holiday home. Spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you need and more ! The hot tub is wonderful with lovely views over the valley. An easy walk into Biddeford which has a good range of shops and eating places, the last bit is a little hilly on the way back but it wasnt a problem for us. One of theRead more best cottages we have ever stayed in and would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Rob 29th April 2022

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Picturesque views, lovely setting, great house and nice touch from the hosts to leave a bottle of Prosecco and tulips. Would highly recommend but it is on steep hill if you like walking.

Reviewed by Sam 8th April 2022

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Otters Leap is a beautiful property with stunning views. We had a wonderful relaxing stay and made the best use of the hot tub in the evenings. Our days were spent cycling on the Tarker trail and messing around on the beaches at Westward Ho and Instow. Karen and Tony were superb hosts and we would highly recommend! Many thanks from, Simeon, Sam, AmRead moreelie and Eloise Cash not forgetting Lola the schnorkie Hide

Reviewed by Sally 22nd October 2021

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An absolutely stunning property, we had a fabulous stay! Every detail has been carefully thought of and the owners couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming, Thank you.

Reviewed by Susan 24th September 2021

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This is an amazing property. It exceeded all our expectations for the price we paid. Probably the best equipped we have ever stayed in (and we have stayed in many over the years) The thoughtful touches which the owners have thought about made all the difference. Totally dog friendly with a little jar of dog treats provided, food, and water bowls, aRead morend doggy blankets. We had a lovely fresh vase of roses on the table, basic tea, coffee, and milk, AND a bottle of prosecco in the fridge. Perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Karen 17th September 2021

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Enjoyed a lovely relaxing week at this beautiful, well equipped accommodation. Very pet friendly and some lovely touches around the place. Would definitely return and would recommend to family and friends.

Reviewed by Ian 10th September 2021

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Fantastic cottage and location. We couldnt have asked for anything more. Really enjoyed the break. Hopefully will go back another time.

Reviewed by Suzanne 3rd September 2021

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Absolutely loved staying at Otters Leap, it has everything you need, a real home from home. Karen and Tony are perfect hosts, a warm welcome awaits! Great location, views across the countryside and listening to the owls at night was amazing. We had a fabulous week and didnt want to leave! The beautiful beaches and great pubs are nearby, our dog lovRead moreed it all as much we did! Hide

Reviewed by N 20th August 2021

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Highly recommend, lovely place

Reviewed by Paul 30th July 2021

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We had a fantastic stay it Otters Leap a good base for visiting the surrounding areas, and accommodation was excellent.

Reviewed by Steven 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Joanne 12th July 2021

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Reviewed by Jonathan 2nd July 2021

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A great cottage with many plus points. Good parking. Near but not in a town. Hot tub really nice. Good view. Well designed and roomy accommodation. A joy to be in. Great area for cycling. There are some lovely private beaches if you are prepared to walk. And some lovely more crowded beaches if you want amenities

Reviewed by Mandy 11th June 2021

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The owners were very friendly and any requests were dealt with promptly. The enclosed garden was perfect for a 14 month old and black labrador. The property was clean and comfortable. We would definitely return.

Reviewed by Jenny 4th June 2021

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We had a lovely stay everything on hand for comfort. Tony and Karen were very hospitable, welcoming and making sure we had all that was required for our needs. Lovely property and outlook also excellent enclosed garden for our two small dogs.

Reviewed by Jann 14th May 2021

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Comfortable and well equipped accommodation. Fab views across open country side from the hot tub and property. Property owners Karen and Tony friendly and helpful ensuring we enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Deborah 25th April 2021

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The lodge was so clean, amazingly equipped, beautifully furnished with super fab hot tub. Great location to explore the surrounding area and very dog friendly. It was lovely to meet Karen and Tony they were so welcoming great hosts . We will definitely be back here with friends such a great find. We very much enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Claire 12th April 2021

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Lovely accommodation, everything we needed and wanted for a relaxing break. Hot tub was great! Owners very friendly and helpful. We will hopefully return in the future.

Reviewed by Kelly 24th December 2020

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We had a fantastic family christmas break, the location and setting of the place is absolutely stunning and within walking distance to local amenities. The accommodation was fully equipped and had everything we could need. Would definatly come back in the future. And of course the hot tub was a lovely bonus

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View towards the property
Hot tub with view into the property
First floor mezzanine lounge
Fabulous views over rolling Devon hills
Time for brunch
Bringing the outdoors in
Bright and airy open-plan space
Kitchen area
Relax during your holiday
Cosy up by the wood burner
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Location

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