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18th Century Cottage On Waterfront, Panoramic Sea Views, Courtyard Garden

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage on waterfront in Appledore, North Devon, England - Quiet location close to Appledore Village, Convenient For Many Attractions

In a beautiful location on the waterfront in Appledore with stunning views, Curlew Cottage is a characterful self- catering cottage sleeping five in three bedrooms, with an additional single folding bed available. Spacious, well equipped and comfortable, Curlew Cottage welcomes a high proportion of regular visitors. On the shoreline of the Taw and Torridge estuary, Curlew Cottage offers a perfect view of spectacular sunsets, bird life, and a great variety of water craft. A small walled garden with lighting, table and chairs overlooks the water and the sand dunes of Braunton Burrows and Northam Burrows. A short walk from the centre of Appledore, three miles from Bideford and a good walk or a short drive of the glorious beach at Westward Ho! Two lounges, two dining areas, two TVs, and a bathroom and bedroom on the ground floor make it suitable for a range of family groups.

Stephanie Blythe
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Stephanie Blythe

I've owned and managed Curlew Cottage for nearly twenty five years, with the help of a local caretaker, and have enjoyed getting to know regular visitors and Appledore village life. I moved to Yorkshire from London ten years ago and always love visiting Curlew Cottage and Appledore.

Stephanie Blythe purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Stephanie Blythe chose North Devon

The light reflecting from the sea in Appledore makes everything look beautiful. Add the views and the character of the old fishing village, and that would be reason enough to stay in a cottage here! Curlew Cottage is an 18th century fisherman's cottage with great character and interesting interior. Appledore is very favourably placed in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Marine Nature Reserve. Curlew Cottage is on the South West Coast Path. There is an abundant choice of coastal villages and countryside to visit, as well as National Trust properties, a golf course, lifeboat station, Lundy island, and local towns like Bideford with their range of useful shops and facilities and charm. Appledore has shops, a bus service and a great choice of places to eat and drink.

What makes this cottage unique

Whatever the weather you will have a fantastic view over the water from the garden, kitchen and upstairs lounge with all sorts of boats and water craft, the gulls and the sunsets, from the windows or the garden. Curlew Cottage cottage has a well equipped kitchen if you plan to eat in, and a short walk away you'll find two pubs with restaurants and a little further, the quay and local shops. Local musicians entertain in many of the Appledore pubs. You can walk or take a short drive to one of the best beaches in Devon at Westward Ho! and Northam. Fishing and boat trips are available from the quay and children enjoy using crab lines and exploring the rock pools. You can even buy local fish as it lands. Appledore has a strong artistic tradition and has a regular visual arts festival and a book festival.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to let you know that I had the best little holiday in your cottage.

It is set up perfectly. The bed was comfy, the house was cosy and I felt safe and warm and happy. There are lovely touches everywhere . . I will recommend it to all I know (and even the odd stranger), and will be in touch about another booking for later this year. (Anna, December 2014)

We had a lovely quiet couple of days. The cottage was spotless and very nicely presented . . we spent a fair amount of time curled up in front of the fire, but with the lovely view as well. We slept well and enjoyed our meals at the Beaver.

All in all, top marks and nothing lacking. (Helen, March 2015)

Curlew Cottage was very comfortable and charming. ..... it was nice to see those lovely wooden cupboard doors in the living room when we entered the property. Very striking and they set the tone for the property. It was great that all the ‘mod cons’ are in perfect working order in the bathroom and kitchen (great shower by the way). Having the washing machine in the utility room outside was handy, as it kept the washing out of the way and was a good place for hanging and drying stuff. The garden is lovely as well and the table and chairs are very sturdy... having properly maintained kitchen and bathroom fittings was a pleasure. Having two sets of front door keys was very handy as well. So was the procedure of getting the keys on arrival as it means you don’t have to warn a key holder if your arrival is delayed.

As for kitchen equipment, ... I was delighted that everything that I needed to cook in the kitchen was provided. (Elaine, July 2012)
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Appledore in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • 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
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom on ground floor with WC, basin, bath and over-bath shower. Utility room accessed from garden has additional WC, hand basin and washing machine
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed (cot available), Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with 75cm wide single bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: A walled courtyard garden looks over the estuary. There is patio lighting and a table and chairs. Young children should be supervised in the garden as there is a drop beyond the garden wall down to the waterfront. Many local cafes and pubs have free WIFI. If you have BT broadband at home you can access BT Fon free in the cottage - alternatively you can buy access to the service online. Utility Room: Washing machine, second WC, clothes line Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is included but not towels or tea towels except by arrangement. The cottage is cleaned on departure and an additional clean and a change of linen are provided during a two week booking.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


A lovely Easter break for three generations

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Appledore for an early Easter break along with granny visiting from America and two young children aged 3 and 6. Curlew Cottage was surprisingly spacious for us all and we had more than enough room to play/read/cook for the five of us. The views are lovely and the location could not be better. The owner and caretaker were both extremely helpful and accommodating. A great find - thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn't fault the cottage at all, Had a wonderful weekend here the cottage was very warm and cosy , very comfortable beds , and outstanding views from the upstairs sitting room of the estuary.We would recommend this cottage to anyone and being as it was dog friendly was an added bonus to us absolutely loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Curlew Cottage is perfectly situated in this quaint village. It's spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable - what more could you ask for ?

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We loved it. 3 generations and a dog. The cottage accommodated very well. Not too precious, but very nice and lovely personality. Gorgeous views and safe for the children. Loved it and will return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Old Cottage overlooking the estuary

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely old cottage. very cosy and warm, It has everything you need, Clean and comfortable in an excellent location just a few minutes flat walk into the village with shops, pubs etc. there is no parking outside, although you can stop to drop off your luggage, you can park in the car park just down the road very cheaply. I would recommend this cottage to anyone for a quiet break

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning property and location

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay appledore lovely never visited before lovely place very friendly great shops and places too eat dogs loved there walk on beach lovely property stunning views from garden will be back next year

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
18 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 8
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 9
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 15
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 17
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 18
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner to confirm availability. A 25% deposit is requested to confirm the booking and the balance is due six weeks before the start of the holiday.

Short Breaks
When you book a break of between 4 and 6 days, the 4th, 5th and 6th days will be reduced to half the night rate.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time: 10am
Departure time: 3pm
Changeover day: Saturday, unless a short break is booked, which is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are usually available, priced as follows:

2 nights at 50% of week rate
3 nights at 60%
4 nights at 70%
5 nights at 80%
6 nights at 90%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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