Cottage in Appledore, North Devon, England

Charming 18th Century Grade II Listed Fisherman's Cottage. Just A Short Stroll From The Quay

A Perfect Location For Exploring Appledore And The Surrounding Countryside

Sleeps 6 (4 adults + 2 children) - (3 Bedrooms)

  • Rates: (GBP)

    £350 - £695WEEKLY
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    • Property type:House
    • Sleeps:6 (3 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:1
    • Internet access


    Property description

    Carin is a charming Grade II listed fisherman's cottage which dates back to 1750. It is situated just a short walk from Appledore Quay and historic Richmond dry dock. Appledore is a picturesque village which is full of character, with quaint streets and passageways and fishermen's cottages painted many different colours. Over recent years, artists and crafts enthusiasts have been attracted to the art, music and literary festivals each year. Craft shops, art galleries and specialist shops can be found tucked away in unexpected places. Combine this with the ''seaside'' atmosphere, excellent beaches, surfing, cycling, walking, golfing and gardens and opportunities to explore the glories of north Devon and you have a perfect place to stay. Oh yes, and the cottage itself? It's light and airy and comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen, pretty courtyard garden, lots of hot water, comfortable beds and very good central heating.

    Accommodation description

    Bedroom 1 with King size bed and cream painted free-standing furniture.
    Bedroom 2 with 4'6'' bed and built in cupboards and wardrobes.
    Bedroom 3 with built in cabin bed, with hideaway under and second single bed.

    Family bathroom, completely refitted in September 2013. Now has an extra large walk-in shower cubicle. Modern pedestal basin, wc and accessories and stone style wall and floor tiles. With a constant supply of hot water.

    Cream painted shaker-style kitchen with slate floor and wooden worktops. Cooker with ceramic hob and electric oven. Microwave, fridge/freezer, second fridge. Dishwasher/washing machine. The kitchen is very well equipped.

    Living Rooms:
    Large open plan area with log-burning stove, 2 generous comfortable sofas, window seats with cushions. A small library of books, dvds and games. Flat screen TV with freeview, DVD player, radio/cd player. Free internet connection.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    All bedlinen, towels and tea towels are provided and the cottage will be spotlessly clean for your arrival. There will be a welcome pack of eggs, milk, fresh local bread and tea and sugar waiting for you.

    Barbecue, Garden.

    Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Washing Machine.

    Central Heating, High Chair, Internet Access, TV.

    The property has two steps from the lounge to the kitchen. The bedrooms and bathroom are all on the first floor. There are 3 steps up to one of the bedrooms and the bathroom.

    There is a pretty courtyard garden with cobblestones, pots and greenery, table and chairs and barbecue. A beach hut style shed with a supply of logs in winter, buckets and spades etc for the summer. A secure garden door to the street gives access for bikes etc.

    Important notes on accommodation

    Please note: No pets and no smoking.
    Gas central heating throughout the cottage.
    Unrestricted parking is available outside on an extremely wide road - cars do come and go and there is rarely a problem. However, there is a long stay carpark less than 50 metres away if needed.



    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    4 January 2014 - 15 February 2014 £ 350.00 7
    15 February 2014 - 22 February 2014 £ 395.00 7
    22 February 2014 - 5 April 2014 £ 350.00 7
    5 April 2014 - 26 April 2014 £ 495.00 7
    26 April 2014 - 24 May 2014 £ 395.00 7
    24 May 2014 - 31 May 2014 £ 495.00 7
    31 May 2014 - 19 July 2014 £ 495.00 7
    19 July 2014 - 30 August 2014 £ 695.00 7
    30 August 2014 - 20 December 2014 £ 395.00 7
    20 December 2014 - 3 January 2015 £ 650.00 7

    Changeover day
    Changeover day is on a Saturday. Guests may arrive from 2.00 pm onwards and the departure time is 10.00 am.

    Booking notes
    A 20% deposit is required at the time of booking, with the balance due no later than 6 weeks prior to your holiday. There is a key keeper beside the front door and you will be sent the code for this together with the Internet Access code, once your final payment has been received.


    Cottage in Appledore, North Devon, England

    About the area

    Westward Ho beach (10 minutes drive), 2 miles long, is fantastic for surfing, body boarding and safe swimming. Lifeguards patrol in the summer months. Lessons can be booked with the North Devon Surf School and wetsuits hired. Instow, on the other side of the estuary (10 minutes drive), has a bucket and spade beach, sand dunes and a yacht club. Saunton Sands, Croyde and Woolacombe all have wonderful beaches and are approx 30+ minutes drive.

    The Royal North Devon Golf Club links at Westward Ho, the oldest golf course in England, is just 10 minutes drive. There are 2 links courses at Saunton and a further course at Great Torrington. All within easy reach. Probably best to book in advance as a visitor!

    Close proximity to two of the most popular all weather children's attractions in North Devon - The Big Sheep and Milkyway.
    Bideford - the nearest small town (with supermarket and pannier market) 2 miles approx.
    Barnstaple - with large shops, pannier market, cinema and theatre - 10 miles approx.
    The Tarka Trail is approx ten minutes drive - access at Bideford or Instow, with miles of scenic cycling or walking.
    For keen walkers, Exmoor and Dartmoor are not too far!

    Further Details
    Appledore has a variety of interesting shops tucked away in and around its narrow picturesque streets, with art galleries, craft shops, a specialist chocolate shop, a tea shop, 2 fish and chip shops, a newsagent and Appledore ice cream for sale from a van on the quay. 'John's of Appledore', a superb delicatessen and general store, sells everything you need - yummy fresh bread, locally caught fish, wines, greengrocery, everyday groceries and it has a post office which also acts as a cashpoint (extremely useful!). There are several place to eat along the quay. Johns has a small cafe, The Quay, Bensons and The Seagate (a good pub and restaurant!). There are 2 bakers and a good butcher in Westward Ho and in Bideford (10 mins) there is a large Morrisons supermarket. Opposite Appledore, on the other side of the estuary, in Instow, there are several eating places which are worth trying. The Bar, The Boathouse, The Wayfarer, The Instow Arms and for something more formal, try The Commodore Hotel. During the season there is a ferry service from Appledore to Instow, times vary with the tide.
    Carin Cottage has a woodburning stove and during the winter months a 'fuel starter pack' is provided (further supplies being available from John's on the quay). However, over the Christmas and New Year period, a good supply of logs will be supplied, hopefully to see you through your holiday.

    House swap
    House swap considered.

    Guest reviews

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    Reviewed by: Jenny, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 24 April 2014

    Date of stay: April 2014

    "Excellent homely cottage"

    We rented this cottage for our family of 4 and my Mum, who hadn't had a holiday for many years. We couldn't have asked for more. We instantly felt at home here and it was extremely well equipped, warm and comfortable. It was convenient for shops, pubs and crabbing. All generations enjoyed themselves and we were sad to leave.

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    About the Owner

    We bought Carin Cottage in 2011, when we retired. It has proved very successful and we are gradually upgrading the property - the garden is now finished, extra radiators in the sitting room and new furniture throughout. The bathroom has just been completely refurbished (Sept 2013) We do sometimes manage to have a few days 'holiday' but mostly when we stay in the cottage the paintbrushes come out. Feed-back from our guests is always very helpful and we are always thrilled when people come back for a second or even third time. We think it is a lovely cottage and reading the Visitors Book you seem to think so to!

    Year property purchased: 2011

    Why this location?

    We both love the area and there is so much to see and do - even when it's raining. Access to the area is easy - M5 and then head West! During the Summer months it's a busy area as the beaches are super and surfing and boarding are extremely popular - Golf too! lots and lots of courses in the area - One I believe is the oldest in England! We like the Winter months - it's quiet and the walks along the beach paths are amazing especially when the sea is up! Restaurants are good with lots of local produce - especially 'fish'. The cottage has a great wood burning stove so you are never cold and what with the installation of an extra radiator in the sitting room you are 'toasting'.

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