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Self Catering Cottages Bideford, North Devon

Self Catering Accommodation North Devon



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 a 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 comfortably sleeps a total of 19.

Self Catering Accommodation Bideford, North Devon

The Stunning Beaconside 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.

This large Victorian residence retains charming features including original architecture, high cornice ceilings, large open fireplaces and original tiled floors. Beaconside House sleeps 19 guests across 8 bedrooms.

Self Catering Cottages Bideford, North Devon

Self Catering Accommodation in North Devon

We have four stunning holiday cottages located on our estate that are perfect for family or friends. If all of our accommodation is hired together, we can host large groups of up to 50 across all five cottages.

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 most romantic retreat, perfect for couples looking for secluded and private accommodation.

Self Catering Accommodation Bideford, North Devon

Holiday Activities for Everyone

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

Self Catering Cottages Bideford, North Devon

Places to Explore in North Devon

Beaconside is only 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 Attraction for a fun family day out.

If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, the Royal North Devon Golf Club and boat trips to Lundy Island to see the seals and puffins from Bideford Quay are a great choice.

Easily accessible from Bideford, the Tarka Trail is one of our favourite ways to explore Devon. If you don’t want to bring your bikes, there is the option to hire local bikes from Tarka Tours who can also deliver them.

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what our guests have said

Wanda and Dean

Hello Ladies, I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to all of the staff at Beaconside House, you are all amazing. Last week was the most unbelievable experience ever, for me and Dean and also all of guests. I'm sorry I didn't get to say thank you to each of you individually before we left. All of guests are still talking about the amazing location and how sad it is that we'll probably never be there again. You really are an awesome team. Thank you, Mr & Mrs Shephard


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*.

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.