Located in Bideford, Devon
This three-storey cottage rests in Devon and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 3
Springfield Cottage is a superb three-storey cottage resting at the centre of Bideford in Devon. There are two bedrooms in the cottage sleeping four guests, comprised of a ground-floor king-size and a lower-ground-floor twin, served by a lower-ground-floor bathroom. The cottage is also home to a kitchen and a first-floor living/dining room with an electric woodburning effect fire. Outside is a gravelled and lawned garden with furniture as well as roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis. Springfield Cottage is a fabulous family holiday cottage for your escape to Devon.
Springfield Cottage is an attractive three-storey abode sitting at the centre of the harbour town of Bideford. Offering guests direct access onto the Tarka Trail and a homely base to return to after each day of adventure, this property is wonderfully suited to a family of four or a couple seeking an action-packed retreat to Devon. Take the steep steps down to the beautiful cottage and enter the galley-style kitchen, where you can pour yourself a warming cup of tea and familiarise yourself with the wonderful range of appliances at hand for when you want to prepare a tasty home-made meal. Discover your sleeping spots and settle down your belongings; on the ground floor sits the master king-size room, offering river views it makes a wonderfully relaxing spot to retreat to each evening. The second bedroom is on the lower-ground-floor, a lovely twin room sitting next to the bathroom, perfect for indulging in a relaxing soak in the bubbles of the bath before unwinding with a good book in the living area area. The first floor hosts the living/dining space, also offering scenic river views, here you can sit around the dining table together with a board game brought from home for hours of family fun, or unwind into your evening on the snug sofa, the electric woodburning effect stove offering a homely aura as you settle down and make the most of the fantastic amenities at hand including a DVD player, iPod dock and DAB radio! The outside space makes a lovely spot to begin each day with a hearty breakfast as your canine companions play, before pulling on your walking boots and joining the beauty of the Tarka Trail, inspired by Henry Williamson's novel 'Tarka the Otter', the 163-mile route follows the journeys of Tarka, leading you through a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, you can expect to find an abundance of breath-taking sights and a plethora of nature along the way. The Tarka Trail is a great route for cycling, with bike hire nearby. There are a number of enjoyable boat trips available from the town’s harbour, including a fantastic two-hour trip which takes visitors out to the isolated island of Lundy, with its resident seal colony and puffins. Situated at the heart of Bideford, the town boasts a range of wonderful attractions; take a stroll along the River Torridge to find riverside restaurants of all kinds, as well as attractions such as the Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, The Burton Art Gallery and Museum and plenty of shops to while away the hours in. The Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping Centre is well-worth a visit if you're seeking a relaxing day and a wonderful shopping experience, or head to Westward Ho! with its wide, dog-friendly beach and abundance of family-friendly attractions at any time of year. Three miles north of Bideford is the pretty fishing village of Appledore, where visitors can enjoy a relaxing day trip strolling along the quay, and perhaps catch the ferry across to the neighbouring village of Instow, which has its very own beach and yacht club! With access to the Exmoor National Park too, Springfield Cottage is a true delight of a base for exploring Devon
- Gas central heating and electric woodburning effect fire
- Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV, DVD player, iPod dock, DAB radio, WiFi and a selection of books
- Fuel and power inc in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc in rent
- Please note: Linen not provided for the sofa bed
- Roadside parking
- Gravelled and lawned garden with furniture
- Three well-behaved pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub within 0
- 1 miles
- Note: There is steep step access to the property which may not be suitable for those less able
- Note: The garden has a right of way which people very occasionally pass through
- Note: The garden is accessed via the first floor
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!