Pretty painted fishermans cottage sitting on water's edge close to 'the little white town' of Bideford. The cottage sleeps 6 and is tastefully decorated with a very light and nautical theme. You will wake to the sound of gulls and lapping water if the tide is in. It is convenient for Clovelly, Croyde and Woolacombe. The cottage is well equipped and has everything from picnic set to loungers and outdoor dining on the sheltered balcony overlooking the estuary. Here you can relax and watch the fishing and sailing boats go by. Surfing lessons and wetsuit hire are available from N Devon surf school at the nearby surfing beach. There is a sailing club and watersports at nearby Instow (on the other side of the estuary), and golf within walking distance. Appledore is a working fishing village with many restaurants and pubs serving good seafood. There is a ferry service from nearby Bideford (depending on tides) to Lundy Island with its puffins. Or your can hire a bicycle and follow the Tarka trail.
Holiday Home in Appledore, Devon, England - Peaceful Location Within Walking Distance Of N Devon Golf Course And Surfing Beach With Lifeguards
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jan 2019
About Susan McCabe
I have two sons and two beautiful grandchildren, Bella and Will. We all love visits to appledore, as does my lovely dog Hattie. We visit as often as possible, whenever work allows. I have a busy soft furnishings shop in Suffok, so look forward to the peace and tranquility of the cottage with its ever changing views across the water.
Susan McCabe purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Susan McCabe chose Appledore
The cottage is located on the waters edge and has an ever changing view across the estuary. It's situated on the picturesque north Devon coast, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It's perfectly placed for visiting Croyde, woolacombe, Lynton and clovelly.
What makes this Cottage unique
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Magnificent location in historic village.
The property was, well designed, and furnished to a high standard, although some of the kitchen equipment needs to be replaced e.g. roasting pans and saucepans. However, these small factors did not affect our comfort and enjoyment of the cottage. The large balcony was a marvellous feature which proved to be a popular place for our breakfasts and afternoon tea. The welcome pack was very generous and a delightful surprise! Thank you.
Beautifully presented and equipped property. Welcome Pack much appreciated. Four night stay was not long enough, as we struggled to drag ourselves away from the stunning views across the estuary. Owner, Sue, very approachable and helpful. Perfect location for a much needed break, and we hope to come back for a longer stay to enjoy it all again!
Comfortable and well positioned cottage. Appledore is quaint and easy going.
What a little gem. Spent a very relaxing week in this lovely, well presented cottage. It smelt clean and fresh when we opened the front door and everything inside was spotless. Spent most of our time on the balcony looking out on the estuary there was always something to see. Minutes away from the shops, cafes and pubs. Appledore, the people and the weather perfect couldn't have asked for more. We got a visitors parking permit online from Torridge District Council, it was only £20 for the week, well worth it. Can't wait to go back.
Fabulous, a beautiful home from home, well equipped & so tastefully decorated. Highly recommended it
We had a fabulous time in a beautiful and exquisitely decorated home from home. Absolutely everything we needed was there, couldn't wish for a better place to stay. Cannot wait to book again. Immaculate, clean, well equipped. Fantastic sea views, so calming. Thank you!
Fishermans Cottage/Appledore - a fabulous holiday!
Having never been in Devon before, we think we landed very lucky choosing both Appledore as our base and this beautiful, tastefully furnished cottage to stay in. They were both really lovely and we enjoyed our holiday enormously.
As well as exploring Appledore (lots of lovely shops, restaurants, pubs and a lovely cream tea – oh and we enjoyed the locals who were lovely as well as the pub quiz in the Beaver Inn), we particularly enjoyed day trips to Tintagel Castle (to see King Arthur) very fascinating and as our first foray into Cornwall we had Cornish pasties for lunch - yum); Boscastle (beautifully restored after flooding); Bude (2 beautiful beaches, a game of tennis, a meander around the shops and a Devon pasty - yum) and Ilfracombe (lovely sea cliff walk around an interesting seaside town and bizarre (but glad we saw it) Damien Hirst statue called Verity). We also had an unexpectedly long walk along the coast (6.5 hours!) to Clovelly which is a beautiful and quaint old fishing village. In retrospect driving a bit closer for a walk would have been better but that was a miscalculation on our part! All in all we had a fabulous holiday and we would love to visit the area again. This cottage and the location are highly recommended. Thank you.
The nearest beach is between Westward Ho! and Northam burrows. It is about 3 to 4 miles by car or you can walk along the coastal path in approx 30 mins. It is two miles long, with coastguards in the summer and is popular for surfing and bodyboarding. The N Devon surf school offer lessons and hire of wetsuits. There is a unique pebble ridge, behind which are the Northam burrows where ponies and sheep graze.There is also a beach and sand dunes across the estuary at Instow approx 10 mins by car.
A car is essential. The nearest airports are Exeter or Newquay both of which are approx one hour by car.
Bideford is the nearest town, approx 3 miles with supermarkets, etc. Clovelly is a popular tourist destination and is approx 8 miles away. Croyde, Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Lynton and Lynmouth are all within range, within 30 minutes drive. The National Trust gardens of Rosemoor are approx 15 mins by car.
You can find supermarkets, Morrisons and Asda in Bideford. Appledore has many good independent shops including a newsagent, specialist chocolate shop and post office with deli and bakery. There are two good restaurants and tea shops, as well as art galleries. There are many more shops, banks in nearby Bideford.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Bookings in July and august are taken in units of one week with Friday being the changeover day. There is a key box outside and you will be given the code once the final payment has been received. A deposit of 25% is payable on booking, with the final amount becoming due 6 weeks prior to your stay. A confirmation of your booking will be sent by email. Changeover Day: The changeover day is normally Friday. You will be able to take over the property from 3pm on your day of arrival. On the day of departure we would ask you to vacate the property by 10am to allow the housekeeper time to do a full clean and change all linen.