Perched on the wide River Torridge and just a stone's throw from the surfer's paradise of Westward Ho! is the characterful market town of Bideford. Home to a lively quay with excellent shopping, eateries and themed pubs. Your new house has enjoyed recent investment with a new bridge carrying the Atlantic Highway traffic away from the historic 14th century bridge.

At the heart of the  town, the Victoria Park has a playground and a summer splash pool for children, there's a museum and art gallery, and if you like bargain shopping, there's a factory outlet packed with top brands.

Living in Bideford

A great place to live

A vibrant economic centre packed with local shops and a vibrant quayside. Your new house has a choice of supermarkets as well as the town’s large Affinity out-of-town shopping outlet centre, with free parking. There’s a community hospital, the Victoria Park on the Riverbank, the Burton Art Gallery & Museum, a football club, a bowling club and a skate park, as well as plenty of places to eat and drink.

Great roads direct from your door

The A39 Atlantic Highway is the main route across North Devon joining Bridgewater on the M5, to Newquay (both around 65 miles). The A361 North Devon Link Road speeds you into the heart of the county for easy commutes to Tiverton (35 miles) and Exeter (42 miles). Alternatively, take the A377 directly to Exeter. Your new home has local roads to take you to brilliant beaches at Westward Ho!, Appledore and Instow.  There’s a local train line between Barnstaple and Exeter, with the nearest stations for mainline services at Tiverton and Exeter.

Sports and entertainment

If you want to stay close to home, Bideford has a lovely open-air pool for young children in Victoria Park. Appledore is a quaint historic fishing village with a character of its own, with local pubs providing a great night out with live music and entertainment. Bideford Rugby Football Club and Football Club provide sporting entertainment, while Torridge Leisure Centre provides opportunities to gym and swim.

New build homes in Bideford

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Bideford and Devon including Barnstaple and Okehampton. To find out more about new properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…