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Five Sunnyside

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7 Nights See prices

  • £560  to  £840

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Short Breaks From

  • £80 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £120 p/night
    Peak season
    (4 night min)

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£384 Fri, 29 Jul 2022
4 nights - 20% off our Summer Rate for bookings of a minimum of 4 nights 29 Jul- 1 Sep 2022 - Please mention Independent Cottages when booking and the discount will be applied when the booking is confirmed

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    4 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Beach Nearby

About Five Sunnyside

Five Sunnyside is set back from the beautiful River Torridge in the lovely Devon town of Bideford. The charming Victorian cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples, families or friends who want to squeeze as much into their holiday as possible. The cottage is on the quiet eastern side of the river, a short walk from Old Bideford Bridge over which lie shops, cafes, pubs and other amenities. The famous Tarka Trail and bike hire are within a few metres of the cottage, and the South West Coast Path is also easily accessible.

Bideford is perfect for lovers of adventure, food, and fun. It's where the Torridge and the Taw Rivers meet, so sailing, paddleboarding and kayaking are all readily accessible. Westward Ho!, Croyde Bay, Putsborough Sands and Woolacombe are all within a short drive, so there is lots of opportunity for surfing as well. Take a boat trip over to Lundy Island to see the puffins and other seabirds, or book a sightseeing boat tour for a different view of the beautiful North Devon coastline. Clovelly, Instow and Appledore are all uniquely charming and worth a visit. The beaches and villages of Hartland Bay are slightly further but well worth the effort.

Walking and cycling are year-round favourite ways to explore, especially with the fantastic Tarka Trail on the doorstep. The 180-mile route, 30 miles of which is traffic-free, loops in a figure of eight, going as far as Lynton and Exmoor National Park in the north and Okehampton and Dartmoor National Park to the south. From Bideford, you can cycle to Woolacombe Bay, Lynton and Lynmouth, Hartland Quay, Croyde Bay, and Braunton Burrows. The cottage has secure bike storage and is very cyclist-friendly.

Everything you could desire for a memorable stay is at your fingertips, whether it's Bideford's historic Victorian pannier market, a glorious stretch of sand, a stately home and garden, or a friendly country pub. Local attractions include The Big Sheep, the Cobbaton Combat Collection, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, and the Milky Way Adventure Park. Whether you're a first time visitor to Bideford, or it's a place to which you escape as frequently as possible, you'll find a warm welcome waiting at Five Sunnyside. It has a lovely, homely charm that appeals to guests of all ages, and characters and quirks that come with Victorian properties.

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Owner details:

Chris & Alice Bolton joined Independent Cottages in August 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Five Sunnyside is an end-of-terrace Victorian cottage with accommodation over three levels. Although children are welcome, guests need to be aware that the interior stairs are very steep.


  • Living room with a leather sofa, beanbags, and a Smart TV. The cottage has efficient gas central heating.
  • Separate dining room with a table and four chairs.
  • Large kitchen well-equipped for self-catering whether you're a proficient chef or a less-than-enthusiastic-amateur. A cosy seating area is ideal for relaxed meals or a peaceful cup of tea.
  • Bathroom with a bath, shower, WC and a handbasin.

First Floor:

  • Bedroom One has two single beds that can be linked into a large double bed. Please let the owner know your preferred layout when booking.
  • Bedroom Two has a double bed with a wardrobe. Beds are made up for your arrival and bath towels are provided.
  • With its own set of steep stairs from the kitchen, there is a games/reading room. It's a lovely space with a sofa, bean bag, low table and choice of board games.

Outside: The cottage has two outbuildings - one has laundry facilities and the other provides secure storage for bikes and other sporting equipment. There is limited parking on the street outside. There is also a small enclosed courtyard area for sitting out with a glass of wine (there is no room for dogs to do their business in the courtyard but guests can access the Tarka Trail opposite to walk them).

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. Guests to bring beach towels if they are required. Children should be supervised on the internal stairs. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. Smoking indoors is not permitted.

Five Sunnyside Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Mon, 6th Sep 2021 - Tue, 26th Jul 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 1
Short break prices:
1 nights: £80 | 2 nights: £160 | 3 nights: £240 | 4 nights: £320 | 5 nights: £400 | 6 nights: £480
Under Occupancy Discount:
Up to 1 Guest 20.00% 7 Nights £448.00

7 Nights

1 Nights

Wed, 27th Jul 2022 - Thu, 1st Sep 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 5
Short break prices:
5 nights: £600 | 6 nights: £720

7 Nights

5 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin/Double)
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Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
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Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
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Chris & Alice Bolton
Member Since August 2021

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Last Minute Offers

Fri, 29 Jul 2022 for 4 nights, £384
20% off our Summer Rate for bookings of a minimum of 4 nights 29 Jul- 1 Sep 2022 - Please mention Independent Cottages when booking and the discount will be applied when the booking is confirmed

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Five Sunnyside 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 6th July 2022