A SHORT STROLL TO BIDEFORD TOWN CENTRE AND THE TARKA TRAIL The cottages are set back from the approach road to the port town of Bideford on the east side of the River Torridge. A five minute stroll across the ancient bridge you are in the town centre which offers a range of shops pubs restaurants pannier market and park. You will be a minute s walk to the Tarka Trail for some of the best riverside walks in the West Country either through rural North Devon countryside or the sand dunes and restaurants at Instow. 2 miles to the long sandy surfing beach at Westward Ho! and also close to a choice of attractions which include The Big Sheep The Milky Way Dartington Crystal Tapeley Park and much more. Or just relax with a BBQ in the garden. Amenities: parking in car park (virtually opposite) or roadside parking a few minutes walk. Bed linen electric central heating and Wi-Fi included. 2 dogs welcome. Regret no smoking. Location: beach 2 miles pubs and shops all within walking distance. The accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: 1 double with river views and 1 further double. Bathroom: bath with shower over and WC. Lounge: with woodburner TV and DVD. Kitchen: with cooker fridge/freezer microwave and radio. Dining room. Outside: enclosed small patio area and lawn garden accessed by steep steps. External WC. External shed with washer/dryer.
The property was of reasonable size and standard
On arrival the key safe would not open eventually about 1 hour later the cleaner located a key and we were able to enter the house.
The house was clean but very sparse, very dark dining room with only a ceiling light. Kitchen fine. Lounge, again, very sparse only ceiling light no other lighting, very small television, 1 sofa and 1 armchair, no small table. Main bedroom fine, didn't used second bedroom. Bathroom overhead shower not adjustable and spray head needed cleaning or changing, shower curtain mouldy, hairs in plug hole of washbasin. We booked this because the reviews said comfy with a lovely garden, all be it that some steep steps to garden were mention. The steep steps were in fact 13 slate steps very steep and very slippery, so not able to let our dog out in the garden. The washer/dryer were in a outbuilding which was very dark and not pleasant at all. The refuse bin was fill so I was not able to put any rubbish outside. All in all I would never recommend this property to anyone. We left the property 3 days early as we felt it very depressing to be in the house.
Therefore, would not recommend this property to anyone.
Bideford, North Devon
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