Anchor House

Located in Bideford, Devon

Beautiful spacious property, perfect for a special family holiday or celebration, located in the attractive town of Bideford in North Devon.

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Pet Friendly: 2


This handsome property is located on the edge of the town of Bideford, almost right next to the River Torridge. A pleasant fifteen-minute walk along the riverside will bring you to the town centre, with its independent shops, cafes, pubs, and harbour. The town is situated on the Tarka Trail, a thirty-two mile, traffic-free, trail suitable for walkers, wheelchair users and cyclists alike, which passes through stunning wildlife-rich countryside. Those who enjoy a traditional beach holiday will love the fact the property is just a five-minute drive from the expansive beach at Westward Ho! whilst a number of other beaches are also within easy reach. Also within easy reach is the rugged beauty of Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks.

This property is the perfect place for enjoying a special holiday with friends or family. Entering the property, guests will find themselves in the impressive hallway, off from which is the first of two lounge areas, a light-filled space with leather sofas, TV and French doors leading out to the patio area. The second lounge is the larger of the two and has seating for fourteen, TV/DVD with Sky TV package and a Nintendo Wii games console. Children will love to play here, whilst the adults can relax in the adjoining conservatory with views across to the River Torridge and fenced carp pond. The property s contemporary kitchen/diner is a lovely space, perfect for socialising, with a large dining table seating fourteen and patio doors which lead out onto a decked area. In the kitchen area, there is breakfast bar style seating for 4 at the kitchen island, as well as all the equipment that guests will need to prepare their favourite meals, including a Double range style oven, additional conventional oven, American style fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher. A second fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer are located in a separate utility room. One bedroom is located on the ground floor, a double room with French doors leading out to the garden, its own TV and an en suite shower room with WC. There is also a convenient downstairs cloakroom with WC. The remaining six bedrooms are located on the first floor of the property, all of which have their own TV. Two of these are king-size rooms, one with an en suite shower room with WC and the other with an en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC. There are then two double rooms, one of which has an en suite shower room and WC, and two twin rooms; again, one of these benefits from an en suite shower room with WC. The main bathroom has a shower over bath and there is a separate WC. Competitive guests will enjoy the games room, which has a pool table and table tennis; this room makes a great escape for teens.

Outside, the property enjoys an enclosed river view garden which is mainly set to lawn, with a patio seating area and a covered raised decked area. There is also a relaxing hot tub and an all-weather BBQ lodge. There is a carport, as well as ample off road parking and guests are able to make use of a lockable storeroom, which is a perfect place for storing bikes and beach equipment.


  • Surfing, golf and South West Coast Footpath nearby, with the added benefit of secure storage for bikes and surfboards
  • Large enclosed south-facing garden with stunning river views, perfect for kids and four-legged friends
  • Private hot tub, games room and luxury indoor BBQ lodge, ideal for summer afternoons
  • Easy walk and cycling on the traffic-free Tarka Trail to Instow with its sandy beach and range of pubs
  • 7 bedrooms: 2 king-size, 3 doubles and 2 twins
  • Main bathroom with shower over bath, 2 separate WC, plus 1 en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC and 4 en suite shower rooms and WC
  • 2 lounges, 1 with Smart TV, the other with Smart TV, DVD, Sky TV, and Nintendo Wii console, DAB radio and Bluetooth speaker
  • TVs in all bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included Games room with pool table and table tennis
  • Double range oven, single ovens, 2 fridge/freezers, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private hot tub
  • All-weather BBQ lodge
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Carport and ample off road parking
  • Lockable storage for bikes and beach equipment
  • Beach 2
  • 3 miles, shops and pubs within walking distance


Close to coast
Cot Available
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs facilities
Family friendly
Games Room
High Chair
Hot Tub
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Washing machine


Area Details


The historic maritime town of Bideford lies on the River Torridge on the North Devon Coast and makes for an excellent base to explore this area of Devon. With a great selection of shops, cafés, pubs, tea rooms and restaurants you won't need to leave the town for anything but there is so much to see and do in the area you will surely want to. Just a couple of miles away is Westward Ho!, with 2 miles of spectacular coastline and a Blue Flag awarded sandy beach. Just sit and enjoy the views or perhaps make a sandcastle or partake in one of the many water-based activities on offer including surfing. The walking is especially good around here with both the South West Coast Path and the Tarka Trail within easy reach. North Burrows Country Park provides 253 hectares of diverse landscapes to enjoy while the award-winning Big Sheep all-weather family attraction and the Ultimate Adventure Centre are just 1 mile away. In summary, this area offers so much for all ages with breathtaking scenery thrown in for free!

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