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Destination guide

Savour a foodie paradise from Bideford lodges

Bideford is a picturesque location for lodges in Devon. Located along the River Torridge, the town is known for its unique historic sites and foodie experiences, as well as exciting live music events in local entertainment venues and pubs. You could also visit the Pannier Market to find everything from produce and meat to handicrafts and artwork to bring a special gift home. If you want to get outside and explore the landscape, you can find holiday cottages near the 2 national parks in Bideford to hike, bike or walk through the diverse area to see native wildlife.

 
Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Bideford

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Bideford has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Big Sheep (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Chulmleigh Golf Course (21.2 mi / 34.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Bideford

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bideford is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Hartland Point (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Saunton Sands (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Upper Tamar Lake (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Tamar Lakes (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
Food & drink 

Sample regional cuisine in Bideford

As a result of its fertile soil, rural farmland, mild climate and waterways rich in sea life, the food of Bideford is focused on fresh and local produce. Devon has been known for dairy, vegetables, meat, fish and seafood for centuries, giving it unique culinary specialities that are icons in the region. Devonshire splits, apples from ancient orchards, Dittisham plums, pasties and white pudding are all staples in the region. Whether you want to enjoy a twist on a traditional delicacy in a Michelin-starred restaurant, or you prefer the authenticity of a local favourite prepared in a classic way, the eateries near your Bideford holiday rental offer something to suit every taste and palate.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Bideford holiday homes

Plenty of child-friendly attractions are available for fun and play during your Bideford trip. Holiday homes area available near kid-focused places like Victoria Park, a vast parkland with children’s play areas and a splash pool, and the Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, a museum with exhibits on railway history and old train relics. Kids will also enjoy Peppercombe Beach, a serene beach with campsites and wooded areas, and Isley Marsh, a nature preserve with footpaths out to the marsh and mudflats with birds and wildlife.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Bideford

With its historic markets, vibrant shopping areas and magnificent art galleries, Bideford is ideal for a romantic holiday with your loved one. Holiday homes can be found near romantic locations like the Burton Art Gallery and Museum, an art gallery with masterpieces of global artwork from prominent artists, and RHS Garden Rosemoor, an elaborate garden within a steep, wooded valley with colourful blooms and a tea room. You could also visit the historic Pannier Market to find unique mementos or enjoy coffee and pastry at a cafe, or take a trip to the Atlantic Village outlet to shop in designer boutiques.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bideford?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,895 holiday lettings around Bideford. From 882 cottages to 557 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bideford?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bideford. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Clovelly Harbour: 2,215 holiday lettings
  • Hartland Point: 1,766 holiday lettings
  • Fisherman's Cottage: 2,189 holiday lettings
  • Royal North Devon Golf Club: 2,233 holiday lettings
  • Downe Spa: 1,868 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bideford listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Bideford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 882 Cottages in Bideford. Our other popular types of Bideford holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 557 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 882 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 882 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Flats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bideford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 253 holiday homes with pool available in Bideford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.