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Appledore Village - Fisherman's Cottage with Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Appledore, Nr. Bideford, North Devon, England, UK - Situated In A Quiet Street One Minute Walk From The Quayside

Minnow is an old fisherman’s cottage dating back to 18th century and is located in a small quiet terrace close to the waterfront. The cottage provides the perfect escape featuring a wood burning stove for cosy winter evenings; a pretty enclosed courtyard for alfresco dinning; and the benefits of internet access to keep intouch with the outside world. With lovely views from both bedrooms across the estuary to the sea, and a short stroll to all the amenities of this quaint fishing village - shops, pubs and restaurants 100 yds. Instow is on the opposite side of the estuary with its sandy beach, pubs and restaurants. Westward Ho!, 2 miles is famous for its wide sandy beach and surfing, plus lovely walks across the adjacent Burrows Country Park with its dunes, grazing sheep and horses. Bideford, 3 miles offers town amenities, shops, pubs, restaurants and boat trips to Lundy Island. Other attractions close by include The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Dartington Crystal Factory, RHS Rosemoor Gardens, the Atlantic Village outlet shopping centre and the Tarka Cycle and footpath trail.

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About The Owner

Paul and Carmen live near London with their children.

Paul is working as a Project Director in the IT industry.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004

Why The Owner chose North Devon

We've owned Minnow cottage for 10 years. We bought it after we fell in love with Appledore and its quirky galleries and shops, artistic flair and the music in the pubs, on one of our family holidays. It’s been a really important part of our lives to come and relax. Since the children were small we've enjoyed coming to North Devon. Minnow has been such an important place in their lives.

What makes this cottage unique

Our house is in a fantastic location close to the quay and the proximity of the coastal path to walk across to the Northam Burrows and the Beach at Westward Ho!

We love this invigorating walk with breathtaking views!

A short stroll from the cottage to Appledore quayside we enjoy the bygone village era and love to watch the fishing boats bring in their catch(crabbing at the quayside is a popular pass time with the young and old!)Our cottage is a great base from which to explore North Devon. One of our favourite things to do is to walk the Peppercombe Valley, a 10 minute drive away on the Atlantic Highway.

Popular attractions in the area include The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Watermouth Castle and Dartington Crystal.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Appledore in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Free standing shower cubicle, sink and toilet with heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (1st floor) with double bed, dressing table, bed side tables, build in wardrobe, sea view. Bedroom 2 (2nd floor) with 2 single beds, bedside tables, sea view.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: Sleeps 4. Gas fired central heating plus wood burner. Wifi broadband. Local facilities: Coffee shops, food outlets, stores and delicatessen without 5 mins walk. Parking is free in the roads around the cottage although it does get busy during high season. Overnight parking in the main car park which is a short walk away is free and daily or weekly all day tickets can be purchased from the machine. No smoking. Sorry, no pets. Outside: A side door leads directly into the courtyard with access to the house through the kitchen. In the summer months, this sunny space is like a further room and includes a table, chairs, umbrella and a bar-b-que. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Cleaning: The property is cleaned weekly. All linen and towels included. Beds will all be made up for your arrival plus we leave a pint of milk in the fridge with tea / coffee available. Other: The property includes a hairdryer, washer/dryer, iron / ironing board.


4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Excellent cottage

  • 4 of 5

We found the cottage cosy, warm, welcoming, comfortable and very clean. It's all excellent, but in particular the shower room was really nicely finished, with very good shower. It has an ideal location, tucked away, but so close to the quay and all the amenities Appledore has to offer, especially the Seagate, which is just around the corner and has very good food. Appledore is a charming village on the Torridge estuary, and I would strongly recomend this cottage as a place to stay. Thank you very much for letting us stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Immaculate cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

Minnow Cottage is very close to the quay in Appledore and we were able to park outside to unload our car. The public car park is only a two minute walk but we found roadside spaces every day within 75 metres. The location is really convenient for a level walk to the fabulous deli, brasseries, restaurants, great chip shop and galleries. Many cottages in Appledore are tucked away up narrow, non car accessible steep lanes which would have been a disaster for my elderly mum.

The cottage is immaculate - everything from the fridge, cooker and kitchen through to bed linen and bathroom was dazzlingly spotless. It is decorated and furnished like someone's home, not a "holiday cottage".

We were there in August and had six days of perfect sun. Our party of four was me, my elderly Mum, my 13 year old daughter and her school friend. The girls had an amazing action packed couple of days at Skern Lodge Activity centre - only half a mile away, surfing, rock climbing and river kayaking. We pre booked having checked out their programme online. We spent sun soaked days on the beaches. Our favourite was Saunton Sands just up the coast near Croyde. Whilst they burned off adrenaline I took Mum to the RHS garden at Rosemoor one day and the other we explored the galleries of Appledore. One evening we bought the makings of a picnic from John's the Quay front Deli - armed with chilled Prosecco, trout pate, freshly baked bread, locally produced cheeses and a cake or two we took the community run ferry over the Estuaryt to Instow and watched the sun set. If Carlsberg made holidays they would be like this!

I unreservedly recommend this property

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season 2
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
mid season2
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 3
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
high season
22 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid season3
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
low season4
1 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
mid season5
22 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season 6
5 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit per booking. Full payment 1 month before the start of your holiday. Check on-line for availability then phone or email to reserve booking. The cottage will be fully prepared for your arrival, with beds made up and fresh towels. If you have any questions at all please email or phone.

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Accommodation will be ready from 4.00pm on the start day. Vacating the property no later than 11.00am on the last day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week commencing in UK pounds. We welcome long weekends and mid week breaks, ring or email for prices.

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