A wonderful setting for a wonderful retreat.
Wow, what a location! Set in its very own enclosed and private area.
A true getaway retreat, with stunning views and a bubbling hot tub.
The jaw-dropping panoramic view looks down over farmland and forest to the River Torridge, over countryside miles beyond and as far as Lundy Island just off the coast.
There is plenty of space to sit and watch that dramatic view.
Surprisingly spacious, with a dining area, kitchen and bed area.
Glorious views for miles - tranquil and calming for a restorative break.
You'll never tire of the stunning view.
Lazy mornings in bed are a must, with the view as a backdrop.
There's even a TV, if you can tear your gaze away from the view!
The small but well-equipped kitchen includes a deep Belfast sink, microwave, hot plate and mini fridge.
The sweet patterned blinds are a nod to the huts rural setting.
Inside, the hut is both stylish and well-equipped.
An idyllic place to stay year-round.
The warming wood-burner ensures cosiness whatever the weather.
Throw open the windows and let the fresh countryside air in.
Colourful cushions add to the charm.
There is, of course, an en suite shower-room.
With a walk-in shower, wash-basin and WC.
And hot and cold running water.
The shower-room window looks out to the hot tub, tucked around the side of the hut.
Al fresco dining is a must.
Relax on the sun loungers with a good book.
The views can very much be enjoyed from the hot tub too.
Plan your next adventure, this is such a great location for getting out and about.
The hut sits in a fully enclosed and private space.
The fire-pit is great to light of an evening.
Plenty of spots from which to enjoy the view.
An idyllic hideaway with all you could need.
A traditional yet modern 'hut on wheels'.
Your four-legged friend is most welcome to join you.
Escape the every day in the great outdoors.
What could be better than a hot tub with a view.
Staying here gives you a perfect balance of being away from it all and yet not isolated.
A great place to sit and watch the sun go down.
The countryside views lead down to the River Torridge in the distance.
Guests are welcome to explore the 160 acres of farmland, though there will be livestock in some of the fields and so dogs do need to be kept on a lead.
Tarka Views is located on lovely Oldiscleave Farm, in it's own private area with the most amazing views.
North Devon is home to some of the most spectacular sandy surfing beaches - this is Westward Ho!, just a 15 minute drive away.
Nearby are lovely Appledore and Instow - facing each other across the Torridge Estuary.

Tarka Views


2.1 miles SE of Bideford / Sleeps 2 + cot* (no children from 1 to 6)

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking

7 Nights from  £365

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Westleigh Inn (2 ¾ miles)

The owners say to 'forget your troubles and relax in our charming inn' - what more invitation do you need? With a roaring winter fire, and beautiful summer beer garden overlooking the estuary, sup a real ale and enjoy 'good food, good beer and good cheer' at this 15th Century freehouse.

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (4 miles)

A great beach for children with acres of sand at low tide, shallow waters and usually calm seas. There are plenty of facilities nearby in the village. Dog restrictions apply so please check locally.

Nearest walk

The Tarka Trail Westleigh (2 ¾ miles)

The Tarka Trail covers over 160 miles of pathways and bridleways in Devon and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route. The trail will take you pretty much as far as you want to wander with easy flat paths and estuary views. Just watch out for cyclists, it's a popular route.

Nearest town

Bideford (2 miles)

Just what you want in a seaside village - whitewashed cottages, higgledy-piggledy narrow lanes, a quaint harbour and plenty of cosy pubs and cafes to linger in.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Miss Morgan September 2011


We were expecting Bideford to be a bustling little place but on an August Saturday afternoon, it was deserted. It's a very run down little place with not a lot to offer tourists. The Pannier market was very disappointing as the fixed shops sold tourist rubbish and the market stalls in the upper section consisted of a few tiny stalls which sold cheap toys and antique books. Odd combination. It's a shame that the town is more vibrant as the location is pretty being on the estuary.

Also nearby

Tea on the Green (4 ¼ miles)

A retro delight, to take tea back in the forties and fifties close to the seafront at Westward Ho!. A traditional tearoom with cakes and light bites to be washed down with a variety of teas and coffee. This lovely little cafe was voted the best for 2011/2012 in the North Devon Food Awards.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mackenzie June 2019

You need to feel hungry before you call in here.

Fantastic small retro café serving hot and cold light meals along with cream teas to die for. Sit outside looking at the sea and town green on inside and wallow in an era gone by. Food excellent, portions enormous and staff were efficient and friendly.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Adams August 2015

Still fantastic!

We first found Tea on the Green in 2012, and whenever we've been anywhere close (that means within a 1 and half hour drive!!) we've always spent the day at Westward Ho! and included something to eat here. The lunches are great, with excellent choices (you won't go hungry) and the cakes are magnificent. It's always busy though, so you have to be prepared to wait or maybe sit outside.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Shippam September 2014

The cream teas really are to die for!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Burton September 2012

A visit a must if you are in Westward Ho

What a lovely little place to stop for tea and cake. Although it was next to where we were staying whatever time of day we walked past it was always full and we determined to try it during our week in Westward Ho so waited across the road until a table outside was empty and ran across before another lucky person was able to sample their lovely food and surroundings. Just amazing.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

WOW!!!! The MOST incredible tea shop!

You MUST visit this tea shop! From the outside it's easy to miss or walk past as its not big but once inside it is just fantastic. all decor and music is 1950's and there is so much attention to detail especially the lovely crockery. But best of all the menu is amazing. Cakes are delicious and such a great choice of drinks and food. I'd recommend booking a table to avoid any disappointment!

RHS Rosemoor (4 miles)

Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.

Instow (4 miles)

Located where the rivers Taw and Torridge combine and flow into the sea, Instow is a pretty waterside village and perfect for a spot for sailing or windsurfing, and for families to take advantage of the sheltered sandy beaches.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2017

Pretty Village

Such a pretty village and the local beaches are lovely. Try John's Deli, a great place for breakfast, lunch, cakes etc.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Goetz April 2014

Have Cream Tea at the Commodore Hotel

The Commodore Hotel offers Cream Tea for non-residents. You can sit inside or outside and enjoy a good cream tea as well as a gorgeous view across the estuary. If the tide is coming up and the sun is setting, this is a marvelous experience.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Dance August 2013

Beautiful, sleepy Instow

Instow is a pretty little village and makes a perfect base for exploring North Devon. It retains a sedate pace of life, perfect for winding down from the rat race. Johns' deli provides everything you need to spoil yourself at breakfast time, and there are a couple of restaurants to spoil you at suppertime. The Tarka Trail is on your doorstep and it would be rude not to hire some bikes and meander through the pretty Devon countryside for an hour or two.

Southdown Adventure (3 ¼ miles)

Quad biking, clay shooting and zorbing are some of the activities on offer here, guaranteed to get the adrenalin pumping.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

Love this place!

Very friendly owner and staff. Had several quad biking sessions here which we've enjoyed every time. A great day out is to go here in the morning, pop up the road to the Laser Games and finish with a meal in the local pub in Newton Tracey...The Hunters Inn. Superb!!!

Survival Paintball and Laser Games (3 ¼ miles)

Run amock in 20 acres of woodland.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

Love the laser games for a great family activity!

We really love this place and always enjoy a 2 hour laser session as a family. It's a fun activity you can do with the kids. Where else can you legally shoot the stuffing out of each other?! Really friendly staff who make the games and whole experience great fun. My son loves it so much he didn't want to go anywhere else for his 10th birthday this year which involved us all having a week's holiday in Devon as we are from Basingstoke!!!

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