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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable, with lots of kitchen equipment, good parking facilities Initial advert listed 3 bathrooms but house had one on suite bathroom on top floor plus an additional toilet but only one bathroom on ground floor plus an additional toilet."

    ( Six guests used downstairs bathroom, two used on suite facilities ) When you read the list of facilities it is a little clearer but 3 bathrooms means rooms with baths. Whoever looks after the rental needs to check/replace several chipped cups and plates. Garden maintenance needs a lot of attention, the pond is completely enclosed with lilies/weed, and nothing like the advertised photo

    Thank you, Roger, for your important feedback. It really helps me improve for future visitors. I am thrilled you enjoyed the house and found it clean and comfortable. I am sorry to hear you expected more bathrooms, I do believe the website description and photos are accurate. Thank you for informing me about the small number of chipped plates, which have been replaced as part of weekly inventory checks. Should this have been raised with my property manager during your visit, they would have gladly attended as a priority. As with all gardens in the height of summer, growth and flowers are in full bloom. The pond enjoys a thriving ecosystem with pondlife and lillies, during winter months this will naturally scale back as part of its annual cycle which is when it is then tended to, so it then resemble the photo on the website. An ongoing gardening regime ensures the grass lawns, weeding, and shrubbery growth are well tended to make a charming environment. The surrounding beds have been designed for wild grasses and flora, which change throughout the seasons. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Sep 2023

  • "A great place to stay with an extended family."

    Loved the hot tub! Large lounge area with lots of comfy seating for everyone. The kitchen was well equipped and the extra fridge and extra freezer was a bonus especially for longer stays. The pool table was well used by all the family. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was very comfortable and well stocked with furniture and so on."

    If l was picky a shower room room would have been nice as l have slight mobility issues. To the owner thank you very much for a beautiful house to holiday in.

    Reviewed by Carolyn L.4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday and would recommend the accommodation."

    One small issue the freezer in the kitchen was completely frozen inside, we had to spend a lot of time scrapping all the ice out in order to free the drawers.

    Hi Lisa, I am really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and would recommend the accommodation. Thank you for bringing the freezer situation to my attention, I’m happy to report a new fridge freezer has since been installed. My building manager is always available during guests visits and if you had let him know he would have been happy to help out with the situation during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Jun 2023

  • "Excellent house for family holidaying together."

    Everything we needed and more. Hot tub was a great bonus. Great views of the river,great sunsets.Plenty of places to visit we had great days out at Clovelly and Ilfracombe.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped house in a very quiet safe area with a lovely veiw of the estuary and Bideford ."

    Great location for trips to Cornwall and the coast . Had A Great Christmas there. Great comunication between the owner and myself before and during our trip. Bedrooms down stairs were a bit on the chilly side , only downside.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2022

  • "When I booked Shangrila, I was under the impression that there were two rooms with On-suite, so it was a surprise when the three bedrooms downstairs had to share the same bathroom it made ablutions interesting!"

    ! The radiator in the downstairs room with a sliding door was problematical which made the room cold more often than not, we stayed at a particularly cold snap!! I cleaned out the fridges but the deep freeze was very frozen up on arrival so may need some housekeeping. The equipment in the kitchen was of a very high standard, I used to have a similar Mange manager Gas range , we tried not to cook too much as it was a break..The views were spectacular, particularly with the Christmas lights in Bideford town ,the hot tub was wonderful overall a very comfortable house and stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the house exceptionally clean and well equipped. Upon review, we are happy that the description of the property and facilities are accurate and clear. Shortly after your arrival, you contacted us to let us know of a concern with a radiator. We quickly provided guidance which included ensuring the radiator valve was on max, to turn the thermostat to your desired temperature as the house may have reached the temperature set for your arrival, and to let us know if this didnt fix so we could attend. After we didn't hear back, the next morning, you confirmed with us that the radiator was operating normally, and you did not report any further issues for the remainder of your visit. Thank you, and we would be delighted to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property in a lovely location."

    Shangri-la is ideally positioned for days out to various places of interest such as Ilfracombe,wolacombe ,clovelly, bude just to name a few.The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2022

  • "We absolutely enjoyed our stay and thought how clean and tidy everything was on our arrival for us !"

    The house was nicer than we had expected… Even the housekeeper was extremely helpful to us when we contacted them and answered us back straight away! Loved the position of the property as could walk into town, beaches and outlet’s centre. Great cycling and lots of restaurants and pubs near by … Only used the car to get to Westward ho ! Only thing extra would suggest is a portable drying rack to be able to hang out washing to dry as the one inside wasn’t big enough for all of us to dry towels and washing on especially as we had a young baby with us…

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at your property, however, there are a few things that were really disappointing."

    The first one is in the downstairs bedrooms, there is no where to hang any clothes, which meant living out of bags of clothes all week. The second was the appalling state of the washing machine drawer. This was full of mold (I will email photos separately). I had to purchase rubber gloves and washing machine cleaner to scrub this out before I could use it. This was really disappointing to find a piece of essential equipment in that state. The third is the rubbish/recycling. When we arrived the rubbish bins were already full as well as two of the recycling crates. We put out the recycling as requested, however, the rubbish wasn’t collected that week so when we left there were black rubbish bags left on top of the bins. For a commercial holiday property I wouldn’t expect the rubbish responsibility to be left to whoever is staying that week because it is not pleasant to have to deal with other peoples rubbish when you’re on holiday.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Shangri-La and appreciate your feedback which will help us improve the experience for visitors. Additional wardrobe space will be fitted in the downstairs superking bedroom. I am sorry to hear of your issue with washing machine. Should this have been raised with the housekeeper during your stay they would have gladly rectified quickly, we are pleased you found the remainder of the house clean to our very high standards. Waste and recycling collection is operated by the local authority and they set the schedule for this. We will look at alternatives for the future and containers are now outside of the property gates. Thank you and we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy3.8Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely loved this house, we were 3 generations of family holidaying together and the space was fantastic."

    The only suggested points for improvement would be, bathroom door locks need attention, several of us caught our fingers in the bolts, the noise level from upstairs when your downstairs can be a little loud, maybe some rugs?? Otherwise amazing space, great support and comms from agent and house, garden and hot tub were fabulous. Thank you. :-)

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful property, Minor point would be only missing wardrobe space for clothing in all bedrooms on ground floor."

    Reviewed by Kevan5.0Jun 2022

  • "All in all a wonderful time was had by all."

    The only slight niggle is the early check out time of 0900 which is unusually early by all previous stays at various cottages. Usual times for check out are between 10 and 11.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very nice clean property with excellent views"

    Reviewed by Lynda4.1May 2022

  • "Really needs another shower room if 8 people stay"

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Apr 2022

  • "A fantastic week spent at the Shangri-La!"

    A wonderful house in a great location. The house was spotlessly clean and had everything you could need. We could not fault our stay!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Feb 2022

  • "A great stay in a lovely property, location was perfect, with everything you would need for your stay."

    Just one suggestion, would be to replace the table tennis table with a Pool table but just a visitor preference.

    Hi Toby, so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for the glowing feedback! I agree a pool table would be better, I actually have one on order which should be in place by the end of March, hope you will visit again when it is in! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toby5.0Feb 2022

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  • Reverse-level
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request, 2 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • First-floor snug/sun room
  • Gas central heating
  • Range with gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, Sky TV box, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Rear, multi-level garden with lawn, decking, pond, furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: The rear garden has a non-enclosed pond, children and dogs must be supervised
  • Note: One ground-floor twin is two single beds separated by a clear, sliding door
  • Note: Stag/hen parties are not allowed
  • Please note: This property can only accept a minimum short stay of 3 nights.

The property

Shangri-La is a beautiful, reverse-level property located in Bideford, Devon.

Located close to amenities and fabulous attractions, along with the 180-mile Tarka Trail, this family-friendly holiday home welcomes a group of eight and two well-behaved dogs for a coastal getaway.

Park up and unload your belongings in the off-road parking, whilst you admire the stunning exterior of Shangri-La; rustic wooden features compliment the large windows that bring plenty of light into the living areas.

Step inside your home-from-home and head straight upstairs to the open-plan living space, complete with a kitchen area to prepare beach picnics or rustle up home-cooked meals with a large range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher for a fuss-free clean-up; you'll also find a convenient cloakroom on the first floor to quickly freshen up before dinner.

Set the dining table for a hearty breakfast with views across Bideford, the old bridge and the river from the patio doors leading out to a spacious balcony; surely the perfect spot to end the day watching the sunset with a glass of wine in hand!

The sitting area awaits after the day's adventures to sink into the sofas and watch a film together, whilst the adjoining snug/sunroom is a quieter spot to unwind with a book and a hot chocolate.

Younger guests will relish the ground-floor games room, a converted garage space for some evening entertainment and friendly competition with pool and table tennis.

After a fun-filled beach day, the ground floor hosts a handy utility to leave your wetsuits and throw sandy towels into the washing machine, alongside a bathroom to enjoy a long soak in the tub or a quick rinse whilst your towel toasts on the heated towel rail.

Four well-appointed bedrooms offer all guests a lovely setting to rest up ready for the next day; the ground-floor hosts a super-king-size and two twin rooms, one of which is ideal for little ones with two singles adjoined by a clear, sliding door, along with the master king-size on the first floor hosting an en-suite bathroom for added privacy.

Be sure to make the most out of the picturesque garden space at Shangri-La; accessed via the first floor, follow the decked pathway to the far end of the garden where you'll find an idyllic spot to relax in the hot tub, soak in the sun at the outdoor seating.

A pond scattered with lily pads and plenty of vegetation creates a little sanctuary to escape the hustle and bustle and spend quality time with loved ones.

When you're ready to venture out, plenty of attractions and amenities are right on your doorstep; head into Bideford to stock up the cupboards with self-catering essentials or take a break from the kitchen and dine at one of the local eateries.

Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, The Burton at Bideford Art Gallery and Museum and Kenwith Valley Nature Reserve are ideal for a family-friendly days out, whilst The BIG Sheep is a popular, animal-themed amusement park with plenty of activities to please all ages.

Why not board the ferry of MS Oldenburg to the quaint island of Lundy, where you can spot puffins and partake in warden-led activities during peak season, such as embarking on Snorkel Safaris and enjoying guided walks?

Pack your towels, buckets and spades and head to Westward Ho! for a bustling, expansive sandy beach, Carousel Amusements, and plenty of eateries to grab fish and chips, ice creams or pasties.

Appledore and Instow are two more excellent coastal locations with plenty to do and see; take a ferry trip along the river, savour locally sourced seafood and settle along Instow Beach to play games, paddle in the sea, and watch the boats go by.

Travelling south west from Shangri-La will bring you to Hartland Devon Heritage Coast dotted with coastal paths, headlands for spectacular sea views and scenic bays for surfing, swimming, and sunbathing; discover the dramatic Blackchurch Rock, spot Hartland Point Lighthouse and admire traditional fisherman's cottages.

Take a break at Clovelly on your coastal adventure to dine at one of the eateries, cool off your feet at Clovelly Beach and visit the fairy-tale falls at The Clovelly Waterfall.

Shangri-La is a fantastic base to host your family holiday to Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


  • Westward Ho! 3.3 miles
  • Appledore 3.7 miles
  • Instow 4.1 miles
  • Clovelly 11.4 miles
  • Saunton Sands 16.8 miles
  • Bude 25.3 miles

Bideford is an historic maritime town on the River Torridge in North Devon. There has been a settlement at Bideford for over a thousand years and it has been an important port throughout its history. Today, Bideford is a thriving town with a fine selection of shops (including individual shops), cafes and restaurants, a park and the Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre located on the outskirts of the town. Bideford is in a fantastic location to explore the surrounding area. It is just a few miles from Westward Ho!, which is dominated by two miles of spectacular coastline and proudly retains the prestigious Blue Flag award year upon year. Its sandy beach, backed by a unique pebble ridge, attracts visitors from all over the country and offers fantastic bathing and watersport activities. Just beyond the pebble ridge is Northam Burrows Country Park, which lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has 253 hectares of grassy coastal plain with salt marsh, sand dunes and grasslands. The country park is also home to England's oldest golf course. The South West Coastal Path and the famous traffic-free Tarka Trail are close by, providing magnificent walking and cycling opportunities. The award-winning Big Sheep all weather family attraction and the Ultimate Adventure Centre are approximately a mile down the road, with the Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre and Supermarket a couple of miles away. The delightful quayside village of Appledore and the pretty beach at Instow are both just over three miles away, whilst the traditional market town of Barnstaple is just ten miles away, and the picturesque fishing village of Clovelly, with its quaint cobbled streets, is eleven miles away. The North Devon coast also boasts numerous outstanding beaches, many within easy reach, including those found at Instow, Saunton Sands, Croyde, Woolacombe and Bude. This is an area of breathtaking beauty, with plenty to see and do for all ages.

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Please note, this property can only accept a minimum short stay of 3 nights.
Please note, for bookings between April and September, only Saturday check-in days are permitted.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas