This property is situated off a pedestrian walkway just a short walk away from the centre of the pretty fishing village of Appledore which itself is situated on the estuary of the rivers Torridge and Taw and makes an idyllic place for a relaxing holiday. Visitors can wander the narrow streets browse the shops sample the local seafood in the village s bistros and pubs and watch the fishing boats bob in the attractive quay all within a few minutes walk of the cottage. For a change of scenery there is a seasonal ferry which runs across the estuary to the neighbouring village of Instow where there is a sand and shingle beach. On opening the front door to this attractive 17th century property four steps down bring guests to the relaxing lounge/diner with its beamed ceiling fireplace with living-flame fire TV and hi-fi. There is a dining table seating four beyond which a door leads through to the kitchen: with an electric oven hob microwave and fridge with ice compartment. The property s bathroom is also located on the ground floor and offers a shower-over-bath and WC. Stairs from the lounge/diner lead to a galleried landing off from which there are two bedrooms. The first of these is an attractive double room with bedside tables and a dressing table whilst the second bedroom is a bunk bedroom. Outside the property benefits from an enclosed courtyard patio located adjacent to the property which has a BBQ and garden furniture allowing guests to enjoy al fresco meals. Guests should note that there is a covered pond in the garden and therefore children will need careful supervision. As is usual in the village there is no parking attached to the cottage but there is roadside parking nearby.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jun 2018
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Good property in need of some attention
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.