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Fisherman’s Cottage In Excellent Location In Old Part of Appledore

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Ideal location; centre of village; 25 yds off Quay; 2 bedrooms; very near small shops & amenities.

Mariners Cottage has 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin, and is just a few yards from the Quay. Shops, pubs and restaurants and a tea room are only a few moments walk away. The cottage is available all the year round and is cosy and comfortable with free central heating in winter months. We use it ourselves regularly. In Appledore most of the small streets lead down to the Quay, which provides delightful views across the river to Instow, and at which fishing boats tie up and sell their fish. Sailing, fishing, boating, bird watching on the Burrows, water-skiing and windsurfing, take place in the estuary and the bay, and trips may be made to Lundy from Bideford. Within easy reach are sandy and surfing beaches, the Tarka trail, beautiful wilderness on Exmoor, two classical golf courses, rugged coastline for walking. Bideford with a wider range of shops and a large supermarket, is 3 miles away, and there is an indoor pool two miles away in Northam and tennis in Westward Ho!

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 November, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a lovely time - a very comfortable and enjoyable stay in a very nicely furnished cottage. Lovely places to visit and friendly locals. Walks on the Burrows gave great excuses for Hockings ice creams (best we have ever tasted) and skate park for the youngest made for a most enjoyable stay.

M C T & T. Oxfordshire. April 2012.

(Note: MCT&T booked again for Aug 2012 and have booked twice for 2013)

Dear Rosemary & Bill

Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Mariners Cottage .What a lovely cosy little cottage .Everything was clean ,neat & tidy with everything you could need .The weather was glorious , we managed 2 bike trips, Barnstaple & Torrington (30miles), walks to Bideford,& a complete circuit of Braunton Burrows dunes , a rail trip to Exmouth (great value for money) & 5 nights of singing and live entertainment in local pubs. We will be back!

Mic and Chris, Nottingham June 2014
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Appledore in Torridge District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • river
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom is downstairs, with large walk-in shower, WC, washbasin with mirror over, razor socket, heated towel rail. Hot water is constant and free of charge. Regret that bath towels are not provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has double bed with curtained hanging space, chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps, radiator. Bedroom 2 has twin beds with curtained hanging space, chest of drawers, bedside table and lamp, radiator. Iron and Ironing board, hair dryer.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Regret no pets. Parking is free on the Quay and on roads leading to and from the Quay. It does become busy there during the high season, in which case there is a large council car park about 100 yds away, also on the Quay, which almost always has ample room. We have never known it full. Daily and weekly tickets are available. Although there is no parking at the cottage, you can drive up about 30 yards from the Quay and stop outside the cottage to unload. You can then either continue up the lane and turn right at the top (tight turn if the car is large) or, as I do, reverse back to the Quay. Outside: Very small walled yard with dustbins and short clothes line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Duvets and all bed linen are provided, as are kitchen towels. Regret that bath towels are not provided. Beds are made up.


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Fisherman’s Cottage In Excellent Location In Old Part of Appledore
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely fishermans cottage on an absolutely ideal spot in centre of old Appledore. Very close to Quay, and to restaurants, coffee shops and to newsagent and minimarket. Snug and cosy, and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for those kind words. Do come back again! Rosemary
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  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well positioned cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Mariners cottage was the perfect base for our stay in north devon.Well equipped and clean . Appledore is a delightful place to stay, The beaver inn a short walk away offered lovely food and has cornish rattlers on draught which made it the perfect place to eat out on a number of occasions. We look forward to staying here again

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Mariners Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyable would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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could not be better

  • 5 of 5

A very nice cottage very well equipped with every think you might need.In a Very good position close to the quay I minute away car park also very close £3 for 24 hrs or park on the quay for free Also close to bus stop and near to pubs And two fish & chips shops and small supermarket paper shop.As and when t/v needs replacing may be a one a LITTLE bit bigger A very good shower better then ours at home.The cottage was very clean all through.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy and comfortable cottage

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was cosy and comfortable with a perfect location, 2 minutes from the quay side. The kitchen was well equipped and property was well maintained.

Appledore was a great base to explore the surrounding area and as we had amazing weather we hit the beach most days (Woolacombe was our favourite). Thoroughly recommend the pubs in Appledore especially the Seagate which had fantastic food and drink.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Seagate Hotel
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Royal North Devon G C. Westward Ho!
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Westward Ho!
Car: recommended


Appledore is at the mouth of the River Torridge, with fishing and water sports available.

Westward Ho! with its 2 mile sand beach and surfing is 1.5 miles away by car, and easily reached on foot, as are Northam Burrows.

All other North Devon coastal spots, such as Croyde, Saunton Sands, Putsborough, are easily accessible by car. The Tarka Trail runs along the coast and bicycle hire is available in a number of places. Exmoor is readily accessible by car.


Appledore is 45 miles from Junction 27 (Taunton) on the M5.

It is 15 miles from Barnstaple and 3 miles from Bideford.

National Express coaches run to Bideford, and local buses then link with Appledore.

Further Details:

John's delicatessen and Londis minimarket are just a few yards along the Quay, and open into the early evenings 7 days a week. There is a good selection of groceries, fruit and veg, a mini bakery, beers and spirits, and also a post office.

Susie's Tea Rooms are just around the corner as is the Seagate Hotel and restaurant.

There are a number of Art Galleries in Appledore, a Maritime Museum and craft shops.

Atlantic Village retail outlet is some 10 minutes drive away, and ASDA is adjacent to it. A large Morrisons is the same dsitance away in Bidefore.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Appledore, Devon

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking dates are reserved by email or telephone. A Booking form will then be sent by email, which should be completed and returned within 72 hours, together with a deposit of £40 a week. This confirms the booking and an acknowledgement, receipt and other relevant information about the cottage and the area are sent by mail.

The balance is due 30 days before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is on Saturday unless otherwise arranged - flexible during winter months.
The cottage will be ready for you by 3 pm. on the start day.

Notes on prices:
A three night break between 31st of October and April 2016 is offered for £175, with extra nights at £20 a night. Bed linen is included but regret not bath towels.

Long weekends and mid week breaks are welcomed subject to availabilty.

Hot water is free all year round. Central Heating is provided in Winter months. Electricity is free of charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.