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The Old Dairy, Riversdale


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Weare Giffard, near Bideford, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 4
Pets 0
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Relax and enjoy the beautiful views from this property. Close to attractions and 6 miles from the beach.

Boasting beautiful views over a sheltered valley in one of Devon’s most picturesque villages, this spacious holiday cottage, attached to the owner’s home, nestles on the banks of the River Torridge. The Old Dairy is a delightful property ideal for family and friends to escape and unwind at any time of the year. It lies just a short stroll away from the village inn which serves good food. The famous Tarka Trail is close by and offers good walking and cycling, with bike hire available locally. Private, single bank fishing (fly-fishing, 1st March - 30th Sept) is available on a short stretch of the River Torridge, just a few minutes’ walk away. A full salmon and trout licence is required. This part of the river is affected by tides.
Weare Giffard is just a short drive from the pretty port town of Bideford on the River Torridge, with its pastel coloured houses alongside a treelined quay. The wide golden sandy beach of Westward Ho! is popular with surfers and is just 6 miles away. Take a boat trip to the nature reserve at Lundy Island or explore many pretty fishing villages, including nearby Clovelly and Hartland, or try your hand at crabbing at Appledore quay. The Civil War heritage town of Torrington can be reached within 2½ miles, where guests can visit Dartington Crystal and have a go at glass blowing and the world famous RHS gardens at Rosemoor. There area also numerous National Trust properties in the area, including Arlington Court and the Castle Drago, located on the edge of Dartmoor. Spectacular clifftop walks, rockpools, fishing and horse riding are all available locally, and for family fun, visit The Big Sheep and The Milky Way Adventure Park. Private fly fishing is available along a short stretch of the River Torridge just a few minutes’ walk away, by arrangement with the owner. Easy access to the Tarka Trail. Torrington Golf Club is 1 mile away. Beach 6 miles. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

10 steps to entrance. Beamed living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Kitchen/dining room with TV, slate floor and gas range. Utility/boot room. Wet room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, each with TV; one with 5ft brass bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Twin bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Garden views from all bedrooms.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Five Freeview TVs
  • Blu-ray player
  • Gas range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Patio garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle/surfboard/canoe store
  • Fishing available on-site (at cost, licence required)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the grounds, 40 yards away.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2018
    The cottage and location were stunning, Kevin and Mary were so welcoming, as soon as we walked through the door it felt like home. Lots of lovely little personal touches and a fantastic welcome pack. Already booked up for next year. Can't recommend highly enough.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2018
    Beautiful cottage, extremely well equipped. Quiet, peaceful location but with the bonus of local hostelry within a few minutes walk. Lovely edible welcome pack on arrival and the fresh flowers in each room a delight. Thank you.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    Well equipped cottage, spacious and very clean in a peaceful location, convenient for local amenities and the beach. Very friendly and helpful owners and a vey generous welcome pack with ingredients for a cream team tea. Lovely holiday - would heartily recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2018
    We had a lovely time with our family at the Old Dairy. The cottage is stunningly beautiful, spacious, located in a lovely setting and perfectly clean and tidy. It had everything we needed and more, and the owners made us feel so welcome and couldn’t have done more for us. Would definitely recommend it!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/04/2018
    We had a great stay at the cottage and would recommend it to others wanting a lovely countryside break. Kevin and Mary were great hosts and made us feel very welcome.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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