Light and airy living area | The Retreat, Bideford, near Northam
Delightful Scandinavian style detached lodge | The Retreat, Bideford, near Northam
  • Cottage
  • Bideford, near Northam
  • W41516

The Retreat


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Car parking on site
Ground Floor Facilities

The Big Sheep and Milky Way Adventure Parks an easy drive from this Scandinavian style lodge and there are surfing beaches at Westward Ho!

Ramp access.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With Satellite TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and washing machine.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair. Patio with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

Perfect base

A relaxing retreat situated on a pretty golf complex (members only), this delightful Scandinavian style detached lodge is the perfect, peaceful escape and ideally placed to explore both North Devon and North Cornwall. The surfing beaches of Westward Ho! and Bude are an easy drive, and for family fun The Big Sheep and The Milky Way Adventure Parks are close by. There are numerous National Trust properties in the area, as well as RHS Gardens at Rosemoor and Docton Mill. Hartland Abbey is well worth a visit, as is Clovelly. Cycling, riding, sailing and fishing are all available locally. Lovely country, woodland and coastal walks, and for cycling enthusiasts the nearby Tarka Trail offers 21 miles of scenic pleasure. Shop 6 miles, pub 2½ miles.


Accessible – Level Access

Coastal within 3 miles

Cot Available - Cot

Detached Property


Ground floor facilities

Highchair Available

Open Plan

Parking - On Site


Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 12 reviews


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Value for money




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Local amenities


Overall rating


  • Family


out of 10

Nice area but Lodge was dirty, dust/cobwebs everywhere. Showers didn’t work. Bed was broken. Lights didn’t work. Cupboards were dirty. Crumbs/food remains left in cupboards. Windows filthy. Overgrown weeds which we had to cut back to get to the entrance door which was also broken.

15 Aug 2022

  • Dover

  • adult family


out of 10

the retreat was lovely, the road to get to it were poor

5 May 2022


  • Stoke on Trent

  • Couple


out of 10

Firstly, if coming from the south, suggest ignore satnav as it will take you down some pretty horrendous, narrow and potholed lanes. Instead, continue on A 39 to the West Yagland turning on the left. Sign is on the right side near the brow of a hill. It's roughly 2 miles to the site. After 1 3/4 miles the road forks left and a sign proclaims East Yagland 1/4 mile. This is just about where the site is. It is nowhere near Woolfardisworthy! Overall, a pleasant and comfortable stay. We were there for one week (family wedding in Ilfracombe). Beds were very comfortable and totally dark. We slept like logs! One or two minor niggles. Several window units require replacement due to condensation. Also dirty on outside. Nice to have a separate freezer. It needs de-frosting - top drawer wouldn't open 'cos of frost buildup. Kitchen area quite well equipped but shortage of glasses. Parties of 6, please note. And - comically - two cheese graters, three whisks and a rolling pin. Bizarre!! Also blunt knives. PAr for the course. We never stayed anywhere yet with sharp knives.

6 Apr 2022

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