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Situated Directly on Appledore Quayside. Overlooking the Torridge & Taw Estuary

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

At the heart of village life, Halsbury on Appledore Quay has an envious waterside location. Close to all the expected local amenities.

The property comprises of a ground floor double bedroom, dining room overlooking the Quay and kitchen with integral garage for a small car. Parking is available on the Quay, and at the large public Quay car park, nearby. There is a small courtyard, with outside W.C. On the first floor there is the living room and a double bedroom, both overlooking the Quay, the river and with unspoilt views across to Instow. There is a further double bedroom with twin beds on the first floor. The bathroom has a bath, with shower and screen, toilet and an electric shaver point.

The kitchen has all the modern conveniences and there is fibre broadband available throughout the premises.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Hedden
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Mark Hedden

Halsbury has been in the Hedden family for four generations now and is used for our family holidays. We believe it is the ideal place to stay & enjoy the stunningly beautiful North Devon coast, whatever the time of year. In fact we have many people who return year after year.

Halsbury is situated on the Quay, with magnificent, uninterrupted views across the river from the upstairs living room. You'll never tire of watching the tide's ebb and flow & comings and goings on the water.

The house is superbly furnished & equipped with everything we think is needed for an easy self catering holiday. What's more, Halsbury is within a minute's walk of the shops, pubs and art galleries.

Halsbury is a wonderful house, full of history and ideal for all visitors.

Mark Hedden purchased this house in 1949

Why Mark Hedden chose Appledore

Halsbury was originally bought by our great, great grandfather who ran a shop at the back of the house. Halsbury is now owned by my father, Mark who was born in Appledore.

The house is in a perfect location for many reasons. Being on The Quay, the views and outlook are stunning. Across the water is a lovely sandy beach - ideal for children.

A short walk along the quay, 'George Sands' is a great beach for dog walking at low tide. The 'Burrows' is another fantastic walking area, a short car ride away. Nearby Westward Ho! is superb for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing. The world famous Croyde Bay is a 30min drive.

For wet weather days, try the swimming pool at Northam (a couple of miles away) or try Atlantic Village with it's outlet shops and indoor & outdoor play areas for the kids.

What makes this house unique

The position of Halsbury couldn't be better. It is right at the heart of the action in Appledore.

The ferry across the river to the lovely sandy beach of Instow is just along the Quay.

There are pubs, restaurants, cafes and numerous art galleries within very easy walking distance.

The narrow roads behind the Quay (mostly inaccessible by car & hence almost always traffic free and child friendly) offer you a chance to discover some the very old history of Appledore and pop into a range of shops.

Take a walk over to West Appledore via Irsha Street to see the charming ex-fisherman's cottages. Stop at the Seagate or The Beaver which both offer a good range of meals whilst taking in the views across the water. Both pubs welcome dogs.

Westward Ho! just down the road has great surf and is also suitable for children.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family all live in Appledore and the surrounding area so this is the perfect location. The boys enjoyed quay jumping with their cousins and the ferry to Instow was perfect for taking the dogs for a walk.

We will definitely be back.

Thanks you.
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Appledore in Torridge District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled bathroom with bath, overbath electric shower and screen, toilet washbasin and razor point
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) + Cot Notes on bedrooms: 1.Ground floor bedroom, double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps. 2.Twin bedded first floor bedroom. Chest of drawers, built in wardrobe, bedside table and lamp. 3.First floor double bedroom with ample storage. Overlooking the Quay.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Formerly a general merchant's house, “Halsbury” has been owned by the same family for four generations. As dog owners ourselves we welcome your pet to Halsbury for an additional charge. We ask you please to make sure your pet does not climb on to the furniture or beds. There is a gas fire in the lounge which is available free of charge, central heating is included in the weekly price from the first week in September to the last week in March. Should you require central heating at other times, this is available at a weekly charge of £25. Please feel free to use the games, cards and books supplied. We want you to feel at home during your stay in Halsbury. Fibre Optic Broadband/WiFi is available throughout the property. Outside: The property has an integral garage for a small car and visitors may of course park outside the house in front of the garage doors, free of charge. Further parking is available on The Quay if guests can find it, or in the car park, five minutes walk away at a cost of £16 per week. The garage also houses the washing machine and freezer. There is a small courtyard at the rear of the property with small table and chairs and outside W.C. All bed linen (with the exception of cot bedding) is provided although we do ask guests to bring your own towels. The house will be cleaned and beds made ready for your arrival and linen is changed weekly. Other: The Dining Room Light airy room looking on to the Quay with radio, CD player, books and games.


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Situated Directly on Appledore Quayside. Overlooking the Torridge & Taw Estuary
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 20 reviews

Dream Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The location is fantastic, the cottage is everything as stated in the write up. We have stayed in Halsbury before and will definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We were here for a week for the The Grand Tour mini event and this cottage was perfect for us. It's got everything you need, but also superb views and it was lovely to just to wander around Appledore. It was spotlessly clean, and the owner was so helpful. We hope to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house in a wonderful location, hope to return soon.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week. Lots to see and do in and around Appledore. House well equipped and comfortable

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for you kind review Emma. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will visit again in the not too distant future.
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Lovely waterfont location

  • 4 of 5

We found Halsbury to be almost perfect for us to have a relaxing week away. The waterfront location was wonderful, Appledore had just enough going on for us, without being too busy. The house itself was well stocked with everything we could need ,we generally found the furnishings comfortable, and the whole house had a good standard of cleanliness.(the welcome note and wine was a lovely touch).....if we had one very small gripe, it would be that we didn't find the bed very comfortable, but we are poor sleepers, and the bed could be a problem personal to us!...elsewhere in Appledore, we enjoyed the ferry to Instowe, a meal at the Beaver Inn and the chip shop! We very much enjoyed The Champ for a drink in the evening, great live music...we would definitely recommend Halsbury, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifull! Facing directly on to the Torridge estuary with expansive views across to Instow

  • 5 of 5

From the property you look directly across the estuary toward Instow - A glorious view to wake up to!

The property is situated in the heart of Appledore and it has everything you need from lovely tea rooms, such as The Coffee Cabin, to excellent restaurants such as Bensons serving fish caught locally.

Each morning we would walk out onto the quayside and stroll through the quaint and interesting lanes of Appledore.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and pleased you enjoyed your stay at Halsbury. We look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future. Our best wishes to you for Christmas and the New Year.
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Home from Home, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home, superbly equipped and very well maintained. Ideally situated, with beautiful views, would definitely recommend this rental home and North Devon.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Exeter International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Seagate Hotel
Nearest Ferry
20 Metres
Appledore to Instow
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Royal North Devon
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
56 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Seagate Hotel
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
George Sands
Car: not necessary


North Devon is famous for it's fabulous beaches.

Instow across the water from Appledore can be reached by the ferry which plies from Rock Slip.

Wesward Ho! with its' pebble ridge is famous for surfing and sand kiting.

Saunton and Croyde with their dunes and surfing beaches are nearby.


Nearest airport Exeter

Nearest railway station Barnstaple then bus or taxi to Appledore

By Car M5 then the link road to Bideford and follow the signs for Appledore


Bideford - 3 miles

Barnstaple - 10 miles

Hartland - 8 miles

Clovelly - 10 miles

Further Details:

Along the quaint, narrow streets and drangs of Appledore there are many fishermen’s cottages, some of which date back to the time of the Armada and it was from these cottages that many an Appledore sailor left to join Drake, Grenville and Raleigh in defence of England against the Spanish Fleet.

Appledore boasts a small range of craft shops, pubs, guesthouses and art galleries. Along the Quay you will find a small but well stocked deli, grocery store and Post Office. Behind the Quay are the newsagents and Tea rooms for light lunches and the obligatory cream tea. For excellent takeaway fish and chips try Michael’s in Meeting Street or for a sit down meal try Matts at the Royal Plaice in Market Street. Both within 200 yds of Halsbury and highly recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Appledore, Devon

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October Half Term
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early New Year
5 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
February Half Term
16 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
23 Feb 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May Half Term
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:

The house benefits from central heating which is included at no extra cost from 30th September to 30th April. There is an optional supplement of £25 for central heating at other times. The gas fire in the lounge is available at all times at no extra cost.

Please contact us by email for bookings and booking enquiries.

A 25% deposit is due at the time of booking with the balance payable 30 days before your holiday. Please refer to our web site for further terms and conditions.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Departure no later than 10.00am and arrival no earlier than 2.00pm. However, this can be flexible out of season or for short breaks. Please contact us for details of our short breaks and prices.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us at any time to enquire if we have any short breaks available.
Short breaks available, minimum 3 nights, between Tuesday - Friday incl or Saturday- Tuesday incl. Charged per night pro rata of the weekly rate. Please note that we do not accept bookings from single sex parties under the age of 30 years

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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