Cottages and log cabin holidays in Bideford north west Devon

Rent a holiday cottage near Bideford in north west Devon for a summer holiday, or perhaps to greet the New Year and join in Bideford's celebrations. Click on any holiday cottage pages of Bideford displayed below to find a comfortable place to stay, a 'home from home' to return to after sightseeing, days on the beach and having a good time.

Bideford Devon

Bideford is a good holiday destination in Devon

People enjoying self-catered breaks in Bideford often look for holiday rentals with the following features:

About holidays in Bideford

Bideford is an estuary town on the river Torridge in north west Devon. The Bideford Long Bridge with 24 spans enables traffic to travel to and fro, from east to west, as the river flows on to join the Taw Estuary and into the Bristol channel. Handsome houses line the banks overlooking riverside. A river or coastal view is always very nice to have on holiday when we have time to stand and stare.

The textile industry flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries enabling merchants to build fine town houses, some of which can be seen in Bridgeland Street. The harbour was a busy port in those days shipping textiles and tobacco. It remains a picturesque spot for tourists to visit, photograph and you may be lucky enough to be able to book a holiday home near the harbour. It's also a popular spot to see in the New Year with thousands of revellers celebrating in the pubs, restaurants, quayside promenade and along the Long Bridge on New Year's Eve. Book holiday accommodation in Bideford far in advance if planning to spend New Year here because it is a very popular time. This especially applies to large group accommodation in Bideford.

Bring bicycles on holiday to Bideford

This is also otter country as made famous by Tarka the otter and the Tarka Trail for cyclists and walkers. The river Torridge is home to the largest populations of otters in England. Families may prefer to find a holiday cottage to rent a little way out of Bideford, in the countryside, somewhere with little traffic that is safe and peaceful for children.

North Devon offers wide sand dune backed beaches and great days out for families. Find that perfect country cottage to accommodate your family and treat them to a little bit of Devon heaven.

Places to visit around Bideford during your visit:

  • Hartland Abbey and Gardens in Hartland, Bideford, north Devon,
  • Tapely Park and Gardens at Instow - not far from Bideford,
  • or pop over into Cornwall which is just a few miles away.


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