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Torridge Valley Coach House

1 of 20Lakeside
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Weare Giffard, Bideford, Torridge, Devon, England
Our self catering holiday apartment is set in the heart of Tarka Otter countryside and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and lovely woodland walks.

The village of Weare Giffard nearby follows the beautiful River Torridge for over a mile and was featured in the film 'Tarka the Otter'. Just over a mile away the Tarka Trail provides miles of magnificent walking and cycling (six cycles available for guest use). Just a 40 min stroll away the charming village pub offers meals, and the village green with children's playground and cricket pitch is a comfortable walk further on.

The amenities of Torrington including indoor swimming pool, golf course, Rosemoor Gardens and Dartington Crystal are a ten minute drive away.

Take the bicycles and cycle to Bideford (25 mins). From here continue on the Tarka Trail which follows the Ri...
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Listing #HL38858
About the Owner
Ruth G
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:55%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:October 2007
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Reviewed April 1, 2016

Really enjoyed our short break with 3 children aged 7, 10 & 12. The pigs were a real hit and I hope sammy has had her piglets by now! Ruth and Ali created lots of lovely touches that made the break, e.g. Home made scones,...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stayed as a family of 5 last week and after a long journey was greeted with the warmest welcome by owners Ruth and Alistair. The location and property were both stunning. Ruth had prepared warm home made scones and home made jam along with...More

Thank sjsmith2015
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Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had a wonderful time in the old Coach House in North Devon, run by Ruth and Alasdair. Beautiful spot, hospitable owners, quiet environment. Really nice to be able to use the bikes.

Thank Cecile W
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Yard
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Originally the staff quarters for the old Trout Farm the property sits in the heart of a working farm where guests can enjoy full use of the 2 acre grounds. The small lake creates a magnificent centrepiece and is currently being lovingly restored by it's present owners. The lake is NOT stocked with Trout. The apartment is accessed via steps and is situated on the first floor. Dining area comfortably seats six. Two bedrooms one smaller containing bunk beds and other with double bed and wardrobe space. Double sofa bed is available in the lounge area. The open plan kitchen area has electric oven, grill, four ring hob and fitted cupboards with part granite worksurface. Bathroom has toilet, basin, bath with shower over. All rooms have magnificent exposed beams and ceilings. Ample parking... more
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Bunk
    1 Full
    1 Sofa
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  • Damage Deposit: $64 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Price includes Linen and towels and all utilities. Booking forms will be sent out within 3 days of all booking confirmations. Forms must be returned within 7 days with accompanying 25% deposit cheque. Full cleared payment for the remaining 75% will become due 14 days before date holiday commences. For late bookings full cleared payment must be received as soon as reasonably practicable.
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About the neighborhood
WEARE GIFFARD - A classic street village on the eastern bank of the River Torridge. It has a long and fascinating history and a rich present and glowing future. Tarka Otter country at its best. 20 mins walk / 30 mins to pub.
CLOVELLY - Step back in time at the picturesque 14th Century harbour. The beach is a pebbled beach set in the middle of the peaceful harbour. 30 Mins Drive
INSTOW - Pretty estuary village which lies on the banks of the River Torridge. Its wonderful scenic views make it a favourite haunt for artists whilst fishermen enjoy catching bass! It is also a place for watersports and sailing enthusiasts. 15 Mins Drive
APPLEDORE - Where the River Torridge & River Taw meet the Atlantic. The village is full of history, with watch towers, look-outs, a smugglers tunnel, fish...
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How to get there
Railway: Barnstaple: 12.4 mi
The property is best accessed by car or cycle. From the M5 (South Bound) take junction 27 onto the A361 to Barnstaple. From Barnstaple take the A39 signposted Bideford and then the A386 signposted Torrington. Weare Giffard will be signposted from this road.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 6.2 mi.
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