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Self Catering Cottages Bideford, North Devon

North Devon Holidays



North Devon is a great destination for a holiday or mini-break and Beaconside is a great choice for families or groups looking for luxury self-catering accommodation. Our 25 acre estate is nestled snugly in the heart of the countryside yet only 10 minutes away from glorious sandy beaches!

Beaconside House is large Victorian Country House, ideal for those looking for a get away with friends and family with a touch of grandeur. There are four self-catering holiday cottages set adjacent to the main house which sleep a total of 19 in comfort.

Our facilities are sure to provide everyone with plenty of opportunity for relaxation including both indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, outdoor hot tubs, acres of private woodland and private fishing!

We have invested in a long lasting anti-microbial cleaning product called Zoono which protects against 99.99% of bacteria for up to 30 days on surfaces. It forms an anti-microbial coating that bonds to surfaces.
Zoono will be sprayed on the shared indoor pool area and hot tub area.

Self Catering Accommodation Bideford, North Devon

A Beautiful Large Victorian House

Beaconside House is ideal for friends and families who want to holiday together, spend time relaxing and catching up or celebrate a special occasion together.

This large Victorian residence retains charming features including original architecture, high cornice ceilings, large open fireplaces and original tiled floors. Perfect for large family and friends holidays or celebrations. Sleeps 19 Guests in 8 bedrooms.

Self Catering Cottages Bideford, North Devon

Holiday cottages

Our 4 surrounding holiday cottages are perfect for family or friends.

The Lodge is all on ground floor level with its own private hot tub, Sleeping 6 guests.

Goodison and Stackstead Cottage are converted from a stable block, Goodison cottage sleeps 6 guests and Stackstead Cottage sleeps 5 guests.

Finally Baytree cottage is our romantic retreat sleeping 2 guests. If all of our accommodation is hired together, all five properties can host large groups of up to 50.

Self Catering Accommodation Bideford, North Devon

From swimming pools to hot tubs!

Our facilities are sure to provide everyone with plenty of opportunity for relaxation including both indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools ,outdoor hot tubs, games room, acres of private woodland and private fishing!

Self Catering Cottages Bideford, North Devon

A stone’s throw away...

Beaconside is a 10 minute drive from the beautiful, golden, famous beaches of Instow and Westward Ho! The area also offers numerous local attractions including Dartington Crystal, The Milky Way theme park and The Big Sheep all weather attraction for a fun family day out, Royal North Devon Golf Club and boat trips to Lundy Island to see the seals and puffins from Bideford Quay - plenty of fantastic days out!

A great way to explore Devon is by cycling along The Tarka Trail, there is access from Bideford so don't forget to bring your bikes! There's also the option to hire local bikes from Tarka Tours who can also deliver bikes 01271 324202.

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what our guests have said


Baytree Cottage - Wonderful break at Baytree Cottage. The accommodation has everything you need but the little touches make the difference (an excellent guidebook, candles, ground coffee, flowers on arrival etc). Our dogs were welcome and had lots of space to run around.


Gorgeous stay in a beautiful part of the world. PollyWiggle is small but perfectly formed and has everything you need for a stay. We managed to do a five course meal with the combioven and kitchen facilities! Well placed for walks and the Devon coastline, the hot tub is much appreciated after some of the coastal hills. Love foraging for fire wood and lighting the fire pit in the evening. It can get a little chilly but with the heater and hot water bottles provided this is more than manageable! Thank you for having us x


The House - “Fabulous country house with glorious views. Plenty of room for everyone, kids were kept busy with the pool and games room. Very well equipped kitchen with every pot and pan you could require! Extremely comfortable beds and lovely decor in keeping with the gorgeous Victorian details. Would love to return in the summer!”


Baytree Cottage- We had a truly wonderful New Years at the cottage. So peaceful and relaxing reading our books in front of the gorgeous fire. We really appreciated the cottage had been decorated for the festive season and felt immediately at home. The hot tub and indoor pool were definitely a bonus! Communication with Vicky was excellent throughout and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a stay here.


A beautifully located lodge with it’s own private hot tub. Ideal for a small or large family with a large en-suite bedroom being separated from the other 2 bedrooms by the kitchen and living area. Really warm with the central heating on and super cosy with the log burner on. Shared indoor pool quite small but perfect for our young children learning to swim provided an adult in pool with them as too deep for them to stand. Would thoroughly recommend for families- plenty of space for everyone. Thank you for a lovely, comfortable and cozy stay during a wet and windy October half term!


Wonderful spot with superb shared pools and hot tubs. Most comfortable accommodation at very reasonable cost. We spent a relaxing Christmas in Bay Tree Cottage. Close to great beaches and shops.


Thank you so much, we all had the best time and everyone was so impressed with the house, facilities and your organisation and help! My sister absolutely loved it!


We had a fantastic stay at Beaconside House! We all fully enjoyed the amenities available and loved the beautifully decorated house. Vicky was always extremely helpful and we couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate with our friends. Would highly recommend, 5*.

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how to find us

By Car

Travel by car is a convenient way to travel to Beaconside House, via the motorway or A roads. To travel to Beaconside House from the motorway, take the exit at the M5 Junction 27 junction for North Devon, then take the A361 (North Devon Link Road) towards Barnstaple and Bideford. Follow the A361 until you reach the A39 towards Bideford, your sat nav will provide you with two options to travel to Beaconside.  

The first is via a Morrisons Supermarket and along Bideford Quay: carry on the A39 across Torridge Bridge, take the first access at the roundabout onto the A386 towards Bideford. This route takes you along Bideford Quay until you reach the mini roundabout. Carry on along the A386 across the mini roundabout,travel approximately 5 minutes until you reach a turning left to the A388,towards Monkleigh and Holsworthy. Beaconside House will be on your left immediately after the layby.  

The second route is via East of the Water and Bideford Old Bridge: from the A39 turn right towards the B323 at the roundabout take the first exit onto Barnstaple Street. When you reach the mini roundabout take the third exit across Old Bideford Bridge, this will take you to the mini roundabout and turn left (please follow directions above from the mini roundabout).  

To travel to Beaconside from an A road take the A303, provides connections from London and the southeast. Travel along the A303 until you reach the Southfields roundabout, take the fourth exit on the A358 towards Taunton / M5. Once on the M5 take Junction 27 towards Tiverton / Barnstaple and then follow the directions provided above.

By Train

If you are travelling by train, the most popular station to travel to is Tiverton Parkway. From London this is approximately 2 hours travel time. Tiverton Parkway is approximately 1-hour drive from Beaconside House.  

The closest train station to Beaconside House is Barnstaple Train Station. From London this is approximately 3 and a half hours travel time. Barnstaple Station is 20 minutes’ drive from Beaconside House.