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Bideford, Devon (Ref. 1072739)

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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!

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.


  • 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, Syk 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: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Westward Ho! 3 miles; Appledore and Instow 3.5 miles; Clovelly 11 miles; Saunton Sands 16 miles; Bude 25 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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