Filter Results
Independent Cottages Logo

No Booking Fees

Verified Owners

Unique Offers

Instow, near Bideford
Instow, near Bideford

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Bideford

Bideford is a charming market town with a history of welcoming visitors that pre-dates the Domesday Book and a picturesque location beside the River Torridge that is ideal for a self-catering holiday in Devon. Although the town’s past is somewhat chequered (three of its residents were the last known women to be hanged as witches in England) it is now peaceful and beautiful with a good choice of holiday cottages to rent and plenty of appeal to attract 21st Century guests. Read more

Please note: The map is currently displaying results 1 to 15 of 15 properties
Close
Key Search Criteria
Reset Search Values
Availability Search
Essential Options
Group Bookings
Property Facilities
Local Amenities
Holiday Type
Reset Search Values
50.996424, -4.230077

Families love the amenities at Robin Hill Farm, where all six holiday cottages have been awarded 4-Stars for their standard of self-catering accommodation. Puffin Cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms with a west-facing garden. Guests can use the onsite play area, huge games room, and indoor swimming pool, with 14 acres of fields and farmland between them and the nearest neighbour. Bideford is only two miles away and you're 10-12 minutes from Peppercombe Beach and Westward Ho! Cottages can be booked together for holidays with extended family and friends, depending on availability.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£690 to £1520
Short breaks from £98 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

50.996424, -4.230077

With space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms and an onsite indoor pool, games room and play area, Heron Cottage is a popular family holiday home in North Devon. It's on Robin Hill Farm, two miles from Bideford and a short drive from Peppercombe Beach and Westward Ho!, offering a delicious blend of coast and countryside. Throw in proximity to favourite family-friendly attractions like The BIG Sheep and The Milky Way Adventure Park and verified 4-Star standard self-catering accommodation, and you won't be surprised to learn that guests of Heron Cottage make a stay here an annual highlight.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£690 to £1520
Short breaks from £98 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.996424, -4.230077

Gull Cottage is a family-friendly holiday home on Robin Hill Farm, two miles from Bideford and ten minutes from Westward Ho! It is a charming barn conversion with a modern kitchen for self-catering, panoramic rural views, and space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms. As well as their private garden, guests enjoy using the farm's indoor swimming pool, games room, children's playground, and a dog-exercise area. There are scenic walks from the cottage through the surrounding countryside to the coast, and you can access the 180-mile Tarka Trail nearby.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £1520
Short breaks from £98 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

50.996424, -4.230077

Wren Cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms with features that make it child and pet-friendly. It's one of six 4-Star holiday homes on the family-run Robin Hill Farm, two miles from Bideford and within ten minutes of Westward Ho! and the North Devon Coastline. Guests love onsite facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, huge games room, children's play area and dog exercise field. There are scenic rural walks from the door, with more in the surrounding area, including along the traffic-free Tarka Trail. The kitchen is well-equipped for a self-catering holiday for couples, family or friends.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£615 to £1390
Short breaks from £88 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.996424, -4.230077

Swallow Cottage is on the first floor of a converted hay barn on the family-run Robin Hill Farm. The self-catering holiday home sleeps four people in two bedrooms, has a private garden, and far-reaching rural views. The layout suits couples and families, with guests loving the onsite facilities, including a children's playground, a huge games room, and a heated indoor swimming pool. Robin Hill Farm is two miles from Bideford and a ten-minute drive from Westward Ho! and the South West Coast Path. North Devon has excellent attractions, lots of walks, the traffic-free Tarka Trail, market towns, and picturesque villages.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£555 to £1190
Short breaks from £80 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.996424, -4.230077

Kingfisher is on the ground floor of a converted hay barn on Robin Hill Farm. Two miles from Bideford and a ten-minute drive from Westward Ho!, the self-catering holiday cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and is ideal for couples or families. Onsite facilities include an indoor swimming pool, games room, children's play area, and a dog exercise field. There are six 4-Star cottages on the site you can book together for extended families and friends. Although the property sleeps four, it's best suited to families with children rather than four adults. Wren or Swallow Cottages are an option if you have more adults in your group.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£555 to £1190
Short breaks from £80 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

51.054646, -4.180559

Riversmeet is a beautiful beachfront holiday cottage in Instow. Recently renovated with a stylish modern coastal interior, fantastic views, and excellent self-catering facilities, it sleeps six people in three bedrooms. It is ideal for families, multi-generational families, and friends. Instow is a relaxed village convenient for beaches and attractions, including The Milky Way, Tarka Trail, and The Big Sheep. The beach is just over the road, and you're only a short walk from two excellent pubs and a village shop, deli and cafe. One well-behaved dog is welcome. Bookings are available all year round with a Saturday changeover. 

Weekly guide price:
£1081 to £3038

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.055038, -4.180697

This spacious, first-floor apartment has uninterrupted views over Instow beach and estuary. It comfortably sleeps up to five people in three lovely bedrooms, with a layout that works for families and friends. Westward Ho! and Exmoor National Park are only a few miles away, and there are endless miles of footpaths and cycling routes including the South West Coast Path and Tarka Trail. Surfing, sailing, swimming, horse riding, golf and fishing are all favourite activities, with local attractions including The Big Sheep, RHS Rosemoor and Hartland Abbey. 

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £1395
Short breaks from £80 per night

5  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.006321, -4.484514

Widemouth Bay Cabin is one of 10 stunning architecturally designed cabins at Coastal Cabins Glamping.  Grouped around a fishing lake and just over a mile to the breathtaking coastline of North Devon, this is the perfect coastal escape.  All the cabins are painted in pretty pastel hues with Widemouth Bay being a sea blue.   Widemouth Bay Cabin is the perfect cabin for Family Glamping North Devon style.   The cabin sleeps up to 4+1 people in a Kingsize bed and bunk beds (+extra small bed or cot if needed for an extra child under 6), and has a private deck and stunning views over looking the countryside.  They also have a fully equipped kitchenette which is perfect for cooking up light meals.  There is a fridge, freezer box, small oven with hob, kettle, toaster and all plates and cutlery etc for a family.  Inside the cabin is also an en-suite shower room with sink and wc and all your basic toiletries.  Widemouth Bay is towards the near end of the fi

Weekly guide price:
£596 to £1192
Short breaks from £100 per night

5  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.984097, -4.356979

Woodpecker Cottage is a wonderful holiday cottage for couples or families who want to be close to the South West Coast Path and the famous beaches of North Devon. The two-bedroom cottage sleeps four people and is beautifully presented, featuring a log burner in the living room, patio, and no immediate neighbours. It's in the village of Bucks Cross, in an Area of Outstanding of Natural Beauty and within walking distance of the village shop. Bideford, Barnstaple and Bucks Mills are all within easy reach, as are Westward Ho!, The Big Sheep, and The Milky Way Adventure Park. Pls note: Bookings run Friday to Friday (7 days) or Monday to Friday for weekend and mid-weekshort breaks.

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £1100
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.059562, -4.194614

Who doesn't love a holiday by the coast? Catboat Cottage is a gorgeous 200-year-old holiday home, a stone's throw from the beach and a short stroll from pubs, cafés and shops. The former fisherman's cottage is on one of the oldest streets in Appledore. It sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and has loads of family-friendly touches that make it especially popular with parents and children. It is ideal for a relaxed holiday in North Devon, where local attractions include The Big Sheep and RHS Rosemoor and spectacular beaches, rolling countryside, and miles of footpaths and cycling routes. 

Weekly guide price:
£785 to £1575
Short breaks from £275 per night

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.935938, -4.523057

Welcombe - its all in the name!   On the north coast border with Cornwall, an unspoilt rural community with a lively local pub, a sheltered beach and glorious scenery to explore from your base in a comfortable holiday bungalow on a peaceful private site.   Dogs are welcome and everythig is provided to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

Weekly guide price:
£300 to £650
Short breaks from £65 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.980259, -4.270763

This quiet holiday cottage is part of the owner's estate, with space for three people to sleep in two bedrooms. Little Yeo is within easy reach of Westward Ho! and just over two miles from the South West Coast Path. It is welcoming and comfortable, with a large garden and a lovely sitting room with a log burner. It's ideal for a relaxing break in any season and the layout suits couples, solo travellers or small families. Clovelly, Barnstaple, Exmoor National Park, Arlington Court and RHS Rosemoor are just a few of many choices for days out. 

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £850
Short breaks from £65 per night

3  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.002766, -4.502756

A big group needs a big holiday house. Where better to get together with your family and friends than this elegant Georgian house near Hartland Quay on the North Devon coast? Berry House is a fantastic holiday home sleeping 24 people in ten bedrooms with amazing views towards the sea. The owners have protected original features while sympathetically updating the interiors, decorating in an extremely comfortable and classically elegant style. Self-catering for two dozen people is no problem in the very well-equipped kitchen, while the games room and multiple reception rooms provide lots of space for relaxed or formal socialising. 

Weekly guide price:
£3625 to £6700
Short breaks from £1700 per night

24  |   10  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.980259, -4.270763

Beautifully, fully renovated cottage with sitting room, kitchen dinning area, 1 bedroom and en-suite bathroom. Enclosed garden 

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £975
Short breaks from £84 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Holidays in Bideford

One of Bideford’s historic landmarks is the bridge crossing the River Torridge. Those with a strong sense of order may find it strange that such a well-constructed bridge should have uneven spaces between each arch, but the reason is simple: the bridge was originally built from oak and the gap was dictated by the length of the beam. As the town prospered, the bridge was gradually rebuilt in stone to be the elegant structure that stands proudly over the river today.

Shopping in Bideford is a treat, especially when you can refuel at one of the friendly cafes and pubs. Our cottages in Bideford are all well-equipped for self-catering and the Pannier Market is a great place to source local ingredients to cook a delicious meal. Bideford’s high street is a lovely place to happily browse for antiques, homewares, specialist books and trinkets.

Local attractions include The Big Sheep, the Ultimate Adventure Centre, Hartland Abbey and Gardens, the Cobbaton Combat Collection and the Bideford Railway Heritage Centre. There is plenty of choice for a fun day out for everyone, including local golf courses that welcome visitors, and riding stables where you can book a guided trek through the countryside.

Bideford is handy for the coast with Instow, Ilfracombe and Westward Ho! beaches only a few miles away. Lundy Island is another top choice for a day trip, with boats leaving from Ilfracombe and taking around two hours. Walking through such beautiful countryside is a huge attraction for many visitors to the area. As well as the South West Coast Path, there are routes around Chudleigh Fort and Torridge Ships & Ship Building. The Torridge Tarka Trail is an easy three-mile route between Bideford and Instow with the option to use the regular bus service on the way home if you do not fancy walking in both directions.

Cycling is a favourite way to explore and visitors can hire bikes either in Bideford or nearby Torrington. The traffic-free Tarka Trail stretches for 180 miles through the beautiful Devon landscape and is used by both walkers and cyclists. Exmoor National Park is a short drive from Bideford while Dartmoor is accessible in well under an hour, opening up countless miles more countryside & glorious scenery to enjoy.

Other places to visit include Barnstaple, Croyde, Clovelly, Bude and Tintagel. Sailing, surfing, fishing, golf, horse riding, cycling and hiking are all popular activities, or you could come for one of the region’s numerous annual festivals and celebrations. Bideford is the sort of place that appeals to everyone whether you love fancy restaurants or prefer cooking sausages on a campfire overlooking the beach. It is perfect in every season and has good road links that make it accessible for a short break as well as a longer holiday.