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About the property SHORT STROLL TO THE QUAYSIDE CLOSE TO ALL LOCAL AMENITIES This 17th century former sail loft has been tastefully converted into a two storey detached cottage complete with exposed beams and galleried landing. The property nestles within the traditional back streets of Appledore and is less than a 2 minute walk to the quayside offering numerous family pubs a maritime museum and views across the river to Instow. Appledore is also a perfect location for touring the whole of North Devon with its wealth of popular beaches coastal walks and attractions which include The Big Sheep The Milky Way Dartington Crystal and more. The accommodation accessed via a pedestrian footpath offers TWO bedrooms and has 4 steps down leading into the property: 1 double and 1 bunk bedroom on the first floor. Bathroom: on ground floor with shower over bath and WC. Lounge/diner: with romantic living-flame fire TV and hi-fi. Kitchen: with cooker fridge with ice compartment and microwave. No washing machine. Outside: enclosed courtyard area adjacent to the property with seating BBQ and covered pond (children to take care). Amenities: roadside parking close by. Bed linen towels wi-fi electric and central heating included. Regret no pets or garden. Location: quayside beach pubs and shop all walking distance.
Overall as advertised, it was a good place to travel North Devon from.
Cons: The 'nearby parking' is a lot about 10 min away.No parking attendant. Luckily they have a mobile app to set up long term parking rates. Street parking is practically impossible to find. Keep in mind the "pedestrian walkway' is an uphill walk to the cottage through a very narrow alley. A bit tricky with luggage.
The cottage provided one roll of toilet paper and a mostly empty bottle of dish soap. We had to go out and buy our own. There were towels at least.
The 'romantic fireplace' did not work. Fortunately it was not a romantic vacation as it was a girls trip.
Pros:The free wifi was very much appreciated as it is difficult to get a good signal in Appledore. There was almost no phone signal in the cottage, so I had to go out to the quayside to make phone calls. (nice view, but a bit of a pain).
It was nice to have a kitchen with fridge/stove, but there was nothing to make coffee with (we bought a French Press from a charity shop to use) and the frying pan was in a sad state and everything stuck on to it.
There is an area for a garden, but so overgrown with weeds that it is quite rightly not accessible. It could be so much more though with a little attention and would have been a nice place to enjoy the outdoors.
Overall the place is 'good enough' . Pity, as it could be so much more with a bit more care.
Appledore, North Devon
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