Welcome to our comfortable, spacious, top floor self-catering apartment, 'Tarka's Rest', with beautiful far-reaching views across the river to the 'Little White Town' of Bideford and beyond. The price you pay is for the entire apartment which has a spacious landing area, two bedrooms, lounge, separate kitchen and a bathroom. We have a pet-free home - helpful for those with pet hair allergies. Private, gated driveway parking. Secure garage storage for bikes. Use of garden. Quiet area.
Recently re-furbished, our comfy apartment is on the top (2nd) floor of a lovely characterful Edwardian house (built 1904) in a quiet, private no-through road. Overlooking the river with far reaching views, and yet within 10 mins walking distance of the bustling quayside 'Little White Town' (as described by author Charles Kingsley) of Bideford.
Stairs from the main hallway lead you to the top floor spacious landing. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and river views, and the other with twin beds and a day bed, overlooking the rear garden.
The separate kitchen is new and fully equipped, with table and chairs to seat 5; an island with full-sized electric hob and oven; dishwasher, washer/dryer; 'fridge with small ice box; microwave oven; kettle; toaster; coffee maker; electric airer; iron and ironing board; sandwich toaster; even a hand mixer if you fancy a bit of baking! There is a highchair for babes. Cleaning materials and equipment are provided for accidental spills. First aid kit, fire blanket, sewing kit, dish-washing liquid, fresh sponge and cloth, and other practical bits and bobs.
In the bathroom there is a full-sized 'egg' shaped bath with floor-standing tap and hand-held shower attachment; separate walk-in shower; twin basins with drawer storage under; electric shaver point; two mirrors. Shampoo and shower cream, plus liquid soap are provided.
In the lounge you will enjoy two cosy armchairs, a sofa, flat-screen tv, dvd player, Bluetooth speaker for your devices, a radio, books, and a selection of dvd's. There is free Wifi throughout. All rooms are comfortably newly carpeted, except the kitchen and bathroom, which have new practical flooring. South-west facing, you will enjoy some stunning summer sunsets from the original sash windows, if you are not already on the beach admiring them!
Your heating and hot water are independent of the main house, for you to use according to your own requirements. Bedding, white towels, tea- towels and toilet rolls are all provided.
You are very welcome to relax in the garden which has views of the river and beyond.
Kontakt z gośćmi
We shall welcome you to your holiday nest, and be on hand, either at home or by mobile phone, should you have any questions, or require anything. We shall not disturb you and will make ourselves scarce - it is your holiday retreat and we shall respect your privacy at all times.
Inne ważne rzeczy
There is off road parking on our roomy driveway. We can safely lock away surf boards and bicycles in the garage if needed. Please don't hesitate to contact us before booking if you have any requests/questions.
We sincerely regret that we are unable to accommodate children under 12, except for babes in arms - this is due only to safety aspects (original low sash windows/high stairwell) .
Note: After your booking has been confirmed, please take a look at our AirBnB 'location' details before setting off on your journey. Here you will find local (Bideford) directions to our home - your satnav may attempt to take you up a lane that is presently blocked! An alternative route is suggested.
Quiet time after 12 midnight please!
I moved to lovely North Devon from Buckinghamshire with my husband Ian once the last of our five children had flown the nest! We took on what was once a fading beauty of an Edwardian 'gentleman's residence' and over the past 20 months have gradually restored some of its charm. The apartment was our first project, and we have tried to think of everything that we ourselves would expect to enjoy at a holiday get-away; comfort, cleanliness, convenience, and a touch of cuteness! A very spacious first floor twin/double bedroom with tv, sofa, table and chairs and a private en suite bathroom will also be available to let soon.
We enjoy all genres of music, Ian plays guitar when he has time, and I hope to get back to some creative painting once all the everyday interior house decoration is completed! We like European travel by car and have just returned from France, Germany, Austria and Belgium, where we were seriously impressed by AirB&B.
You will find us family-orientated, down-to-earth, easy-going, obliging, considerate, and with a good sense of humour! We shall be on hand should you need us, but otherwise we shall leave you to enjoy the peace and privacy of your own space.
Ian speaks enough German and French to get by