|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The Orangery is the perfect holiday retreat in the port town of Bideford with its pastel coloured houses and tree lined quay. This spacious wing of the owners grand Georgian home at the end of a wide sweeping drive has been refurbished and is conveniently placed just 2 miles from North Devon’s beaches, yet just a short walk from the pannier market and quayside. Shop, pub and restaurants 1/4 mile.
We've really enjoyed our week here in this cottage. The cottage is quaint, and just perfect for a family of four (we have two boys, 9 and 11). We brought our dog, who's only little. We brought our own stair gate (there is one at the bottom of the stairs), but that was mostly to make sure at night that he didn't jump on the furniture. The Orangery itself is really lovely, and the sitting area is just great for a family to play a board game, should it be raining. The best feature is the location. It's within walking distance of Morrison's (but there's a steep hill so you may still want to drive), and easily within reach of Westward Ho! and other beaches in the area. Can't recommend this cottage enough. We met David, and he was super lovely to us for the entire stay, and had lots of hints and ideas for things for us to do. It was nice to be somewhere in Devon where a mobile phones worked too (we're on Vodafone, and got 4G!). It is possible to work from this cottage.
Our tips: Bring a slow cooker. It's great when you've been out all day, and your dinner is waiting for you. Bring a travel stair gate - because it helps to keep your dog in the corridor to the bathroom / airing cupboard. Bring an Amazon Fire Stick - because the internet is fast enough to support streaming.
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