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These young fawns were born in our woods last year

Outdoor Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon

A totally unique experience

Tucked away in our ancient Annery woodlands, featured in ‘Tarka the Otter’ are Beaconside’s 9 individually styled cabins. From scandi to boutique, each cabin has been carefully designed and gives you everything you need for the ultimate woodland adventure!

Tarka Cabins

Where did the story come from?

Henry Williamson went to live in the remote Devon village of Georgeham in 1921, and soon he came to know every path of the rugged cliffs and moors of North Devon.

He had always had a passion for wildlife and, having kept a nature diary when he was a young boy, was determined to make a living from nature writing.  He recalled how a stranger had arrived at his cottage asking for help in rescuing an orphaned otter cub.  Henry brought it home, where his cat acted as a foster mother.  But one day the otter became caught in a rabbit trap.  When Williamson set him free, the otter ran off.  Henry searched the countryside for months but he never saw the otter again.

The experience had sown the seeds in Henry’s mind for the story of Tarka.....

Country House Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon

LUXURIOUS Accommodation

Follow the festoon lit sloping pathways under the canopy of trees and step inside the cabin to find your unique experience. Within your cosy cabin nestled in the woods you’ll find a sumptuous king-sized bed for a perfect nights sleep, an en-suite shower room, a kitchen with a combi oven, 2 hot plates, fridge ,a bistro table ,2 chairs and a sofa bed chair. Forage for kindling and wood , light your fire pit and enjoy a warm night under the stars.

Outdoor Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country House Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon

All year around escape

Experience an adventure, The cabins are located in the woodlands and can be accessed by a sloping footpath.

This is the ultimate all-year round retreat only 10 minutes from North Devon’s glorious golden sand beaches and coastal walks.

Enjoy a unique 2 night stay (minimum) for £140 per night.

Please note it's a sloping terrain to the cabins and they're not wheelchair friendly.



Outdoor Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country House Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon

Brock

Available from December. From £140 per night. Sleeps up to 2/3.

Outdoor Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country House Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon

Vair

From £140 per night. Sleeps up to 2/3.

Outdoor Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country House Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon

Vuz Peg

From £140 per night. Sleeps up to 2/3

Outdoor Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country House Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon

Ruddock

From £140 per night. Sleeps up to 2/3

Outdoor Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country House Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon

Dimity

From £140 per night. Sleeps up to 2/3

Outdoor Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country House Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon

Pollywiggle

From £140 per night. Sleeps up to 2/3

Outdoor Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country House Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Country Wedding Venue Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon
Weekend Weddings Bideford, North Devon

Tarka

From £140 per night. Sleeps up to 2/3.

what our guests think

Dimity Cabin

Lovely brand new cabin in the middle of the woods which was very peaceful and private, set back from other cabins. Clean and comfortable, cabin had everything you needed including soap, cooking equipment, cleaning things. Amazing facilities including hot tub and outdoor and indoor pools and lovely walk around the venue with stunning views. Very dog friendly took our 6 month puppy with us only concern was about 10+ nails and screws around our seating area which the dog could have stepped on or eaten. Apart from that the stay was perfect.

Ellie

Tarka

Top notch cabin. Spotlessly clean and in a nice spot. We loved the cabin and our Springer Spaniel Bertie loved the woods! Definitely recommend if you have a dog. Wish we could’ve stayed longer… even Bertie protested to getting back in the car when we left. Gets 5 ⭐ from us!

Charles

Tarka

Perfect little getaway spot for couples! Hidden away in the beautiful woodland but also so close to the main facilities that you don't feel totally isolated. We spent a lovely weekend here and would highly recommend it to others! Excellent hosts and despite not needing anything extra from them we felt like they were close at hand if we did happen to.

Chris

Dimity

The cabin makes for a gorgeous stay for a couple. Enjoyed such a relaxing time in the peace and quiet. Cabin had everything we could have needed and was located close enough to supermarkets etc anything we could have needed. Will definitely be back when we're looking for our next quiet weekend away.

Sean

Pollywiggle

One of the cosiest  places I've been! Stunning individually styled cabins with everything you  need, in an idyllic location.Thank you for such a beautiful stay! The cabins are olutely bliss, the local area is so charming too. We both loved our stay,  and the pup had a riot of a time too.”

Glenn

Tarka

Well what can we say! We were looking for something a bit special following other plans falling through and this surpassed expectations! What a lovely off grid get away in the woods in our own very stylish cabin with everything you could need! It also has the addition of a pool and hot tub should you wish too at the main house! The owners were so welcoming and had lovely local recommendations! We also have 2 dogs and it can be difficult to find a place to accommodate dogs let alone two and there was no hesitation when accepting our booking. This was affirmed by our dogs meeting Freddie and Maisie (owners dogs) shortly after we arrived and to be told that our dogs were able to have full freedom of the site was just music to our ears. Not having a garden at home the dogs absolutely loved it and so did we! We hope to return again soon - thank you!

Charlotte