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Riverside Cottage Guesthouse
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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“long weekend in autumnal north devon”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

browsing b+b options in around bideford, i came across riverside cottage. the location was inspiring, being on the waterfront of the river torridge, about twenty minutes walk/ five minutes drive to bideford town. the hosts, simon and donna, were friendly and welcoming, providing accomodation of the highest quality. the room was comfortable ans bathing facilities excellent. breakfast was served in a spacious dining room over looking the river, where all kinds of wading birds were visible. would not hesitate to stay there again. loved it.

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Somerset
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Just spent a three night weekend break at Riverside Cottage and was thoroughly impressed with all aspects of the stay. We were greeted by the delightful owners and made to feel very welcome. The balcony room was spacious, clean modern and cosy with a fantastic view of the river and had a huge comfy bed. All that was needed was provided within the room and ensuite. Breakfast was absolutely delicious with home made bread and jams. Would most definately return and would recommend others to stay here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights,wish it could have been longer. The views are absolutely stunning, you could not wish for a better setting for a holiday. We could not find any fault in the place, our room was lovely,clean and everything you needed. Donna and Simon were very friendly and welcoming, the 2 dogs were also very friendly .Breakfast and evening meal were both lovely, spent a lovely evening in the lounge where Simon kindly lit the fire . Looking forward to going back next year but for a lot longer next time ..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

a really lovely top class b & b run by a very nice, helpful couple. the location with it's amazing views would be hard to beat. very clean room. great bathroom with an oversized bath and a power shower. breakfast was very good and included homemade bread and eggs from the chickens in the garden, can't get fresher than that! a very small let down was the road noise but we had a lovely stay and will be going back the first chance we get.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Stayed for 6 nights in the Balcony Room which was well worth the extra cost. Stunning views to wake up to and a light and spacious room which was beautifully furnished with attention to every small detail and we especially loved the fluffy towels. There is even a fridge which would be good for chilling the drinks to enjoy outside - weather permitting.

There was a full choice for breakfast which was individually cooked to order and using, amongst other things, home produced bacon, sausages, eggs and bread. An evening meal could be provided with notice although we didn't take advantage of this as we ate out every night. Bideford does not have a huge choice of restaurants but Simon and Donna were able to give us alternatives within a short drive.

Nothing appeared to be too much for our hosts and we were made really welcome and we would fully recommend this accommodation.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

I needed somewhere in Bideford for one night, as I was going to a wedding nearby and had to travel quite a distance. It was very nearby to Hallsannery, where the wedding was being held.

The room and facilities were excellent. I was especially pleased that there was a good power shower as well as a bath - so often, showers have low water pressure. Parking my motorbike was no problem.

Breakfast was great, especially with the views out over the estuary. The hosts were very friendly and we had a nice chat before I got back on the road.

I'd happily recommend Riverside Cottage to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in Bideford.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Excellent location, fantastic food and attentive owners. We had a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend with five star food and relaxing surroundings. We will definitely be back for more.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riverside Cottage Guesthouse
Address: Riverside Cottage New Road, Bideford EX39 5HB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Torridge > Bideford
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Bideford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Cottage Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Riverside Cottage Guest House Coastal bed and breakfast accommodation in Devon WALK - CYCLE - KAYAK - RELAX Riverside Cottage Guest House sits directly on the bank of the River Torridge estuary in Bideford, North Devon stretching 4 acres in total along the river. The River Torridge plays an important environmental role and is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI); because of the wading birds, wildfowl and other wildlife. Bideford, is a largely unspoilt part of North Devon and attracts thousands of visitors each year who enjoy walking or cycling the South West Coast Path or the Tarka Trail. Kayaks are available free of use for a paddle up the River Torridge. Golden sandy beaches at Instow and Westwood Ho! are perfect for lazy days by the sea. RHS Rosemoor, Clovelly, Arlington Court, Hartland and Lynton and Lynmouth make ideal days out. Riverside Cottage Guest house is the perfect base for a holiday and is ideally located for accessibility to the rest of Devon or North Cornwall coast. ... more   less 
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