Townhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Waterloo House is a spacious grade 2 listed townhouse with accommodation over three floors. Perfect for larger groups and families, the house offers 6 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms and a games room. There is a large secluded walled garden to the rear with dining table for al fresco meals.
Ideally positioned in the town centre and also only a minutes drive from the A39 to explore North Devon and North Cornwall. Local beaches can be found at Westward Ho! for surfing and Instow for sailing or a more gentle paddle.
Historic Torrington with its famous glass factory, and the pretty harbour villages of Clovelly and Appledore are close by.
Cycle along the Tarka trail from Torrington to Barnstaple with cycle hire in Bideford. The whole family will love The Big Sheep and The Milky Way for adventure park fun and only a short drive away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Instow 1.25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 60 km, Nearest railway: Barnstable 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 9|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
~ 6 spacious bedrooms. 3 doubles (with vanity basins) and 2 twins on the 2nd floor .
plus 1 double on the ground floor.
~ Wood burner in sitting room.
~ Good selection of toys and children's books and table tennis table in the games room.
- Modern fitted kitchen with electric range cooker
- Plasma TV with freeview channels.
- Christmas tree and decorations provided for the festive period.
- NEW Internet/WIFI available from April 2012
|Further details outdoors|
~ Cul de sac road with limited through traffic.
~ Permit parking outside the house with some visitor parking permits.
~ Good parking in football grounds opposite at £2.00 per day.
~ Price includes heating and electricity.
~ Bed linen is extra at £10 for doubles and £5 for singles
~ Towel sets available at £5 pp
~ Reduced rates for groups of up to 6. Please enquire.
The West Country region
Bideford is one of the most historic towns in the West country; it's medieval bridge, still working quay, narrow streets and buildings are all steeped in history. As Charles Kingsley wrote in 1855 'All who have travelled through the delicious scenery of North Devon must need to know the little white town of Bideford'. Those words remain true today as this pretty town has retained much of its original character.
Situated on the river Torridge and nestled by rolling hills, the town is sheltered from the Atlantic force and enjoys a mild climate.
Bideford is ideally situated just off the A39, The Atlantic Highway. Stretching between North Cornwall and North Devon, this road is a scenic delight and makes travelling easy to the many places of interest.
For the children, you could try 'The Big Sheep' in Bideford or 'The Milky Way' in Hartland both offering family fun in lovely settings. The historic town of Torrington with the Dartington Glass factory is worth visiting and from here you may like to cycle home along the Tarka trail following the river Torridge back to Bideford. There is a cycle hire shop beside the old railway station in Bideford if you forget to bring yours.
The pretty fishing villages of Appledore, Clovelly and Bucks Mill are charming and worth exploring but do wear some good walking shoes! Instow is where the sailing club resides and has a calm sanding beach away from the Atlantic surf of WestwardHo!
Not forgetting the surfers, there are numerous beaches stretching south from Westward Ho! towards Bude where you can even find a quiet spot in August! Famous Croyde and Woolacombe are now much more accessible from Bideford with the new Torridge bridge.
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23 Jul 2013
Not suitable if you have difficulty climbing stairs as it is set over three floors, the living area being on the middle floor. One big disadvantage was the fact that it has only one bathroom, in our case shared between 12 people (but a toilet on ground floor). Lovely walled garden area with basic seating - a few loungers and umbrellas would have been great. It is set in a lovely location, just a short walk from the pretty little town and quay and handy for buses. Parking was a bit awkward, but available just a short walk to the football ground at £2.00 per day.
With regards to the parking, we try to allocate most bookings with a visitors parking permit that will allow one car to park outside the property. We are limited to the amount that the council will allow us , but for additional cars we are lucky that guests can park their cars for about £2 a day in the sports ground opposite the house.
We do appreciate that one bathroom and one cloakroom is limited for a house of this size, but we do try to keep the price at a reasonable level to reflect this. However three of the bedrooms do have vanity sinks.
We understand that these clients had a lovely week and we appreciated their lovely email to thank us.
16 May 2013
"A fantastic house in a fantastic location"
This house exceeded expectations. Its an enourmous hosue and was perfect four our lareg group of students celebrating the end of exams.
Perfect location, just over the road from Morrisons and super close to the town centre and all the shops/pubs/club.
Great surfing nearby (less than a five minute drive) to Westward Ho! which has ample parking and a really good surfing/bodyboarding/wetsuits etc rental shop and surf school.
The actual hous is perfectly spatious with a large living room and dining room, PLUS a massive games room with table tennis, another smaller dining room, a great outdoor area with a high walled garden.
This house was perfect for us as a group of students, and I can see it being equally perfect for large family groups/any large group wanting to enjoy this lovely part of devon!
Thanks for the great stay and we will definatly be back next year!
Thank you, we are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
14 May 2012
"A great house with masses of space in a very central location"
We visit the 'big house' with some other familes (kids ranging from 2-10) every year.
Weeks before the kids are asking 'how many big sleeps until the big house?!'
We love the house - there's lots to explore in the house (garden, games room etc.) and outside the house (fab bike rides, walks and masses of surfing and beach action near by). It's very central in Bideford - so it's so easy to visit shops, pubs, restaurants etc.
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