Iris Cottage

Located in Bideford, Devon

Terraced cottage with riverside access 160 yards from the property, situated a few miles south of the attractive town of Bideford, and within easy reach of some fabulous sandy beaches on the North Devon coast.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 4


This cottage is located near the scenic River Yeo, where visitors can enjoy countryside walks. Just three miles away is the harbour town of Bideford with its quaint shops, superstores and pubs. Just a little further away is the large sandy beach at Westward Ho! which is popular amongst families and surfers alike. From Bideford, it is possible to take the ferry out to Lundy, a wild and rugged, yet beautiful island in the Bristol Channel, home to puffins and seals, amongst other wildlife.

Parking is available off-road for 2 cars adjacent to the cottage. The cottage is accessed via the delightful South facing garden down 6 steps. On entering the cottage, guests will find a cottage style lounge on the right, with its large inglenook fireplace housing a delightful wood burner, for which the first basket of logs is included. There is also a TV with a basic Sky Q package here, which can be enjoyed from the comfortable sofa and armchairs. Just off from the lounge, there is a large, sunny conservatory, which offers stunning views across to the neighbouring wooded valley. The kitchen has a large table seating six diners, and all the equipment that guests will need to make themselves feel at home, including an oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine. There is also a convenient bathroom on the ground floor, with a shower over bath and WC. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms. The first of these is a double room, whilst the other is a family room, with a double bed and additional single bed, making it ideal for a couple with a child, or perhaps a teenager and younger child. The bathroom on this floor is a relaxing sanctuary-like space, with a large, double-ended bath, separate shower, and WC.

Outside, there is a pretty garden with a raised patio area, offering table and chairs from which guests can enjoy the river views and the quiet surroundings. Please note, that the path at the bottom of the garden may be used by the neighbouring cottage for access purposes only.

A fantastic and unusual addition to the property is the secret riverside hideaway which is located 160 yards from the cottage, (and after a roadside walk) and is shared with the neighbouring cottage. There is private fishing from the bank at the hideaway, and it is possible to spend a night or two camping at the hideaway by arrangement with the owner and at an additional charge.


  • 2 bedrooms, 1 double room and 1 double with a single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Parking for two cars (shared with Edgemill Cottage next door)
  • Please note, that the path at the bottom of the garden may be used by the neighbouring cottage for access purposes only
  • Landline phone available (March 2019 onwards) to make free UK mobile or landline calls
  • TV with a basic Sky Q package
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Electric and heating included
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • 4 dogs welcome
  • Christmas and decorations provided during the festive season
  • Pub 1 mile away, shop 3 miles away and beach 6 miles away


Close to coast
Family friendly
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
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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