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House With Estuary Views Towards Crow Point and Westward Ho!



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
House in Appledore, Near Bideford, North Devon - Peaceful Village Location, with river views, a Short Drive To Beaches At Westward Ho! And Instow

Spacious holiday home located in a conservation area at the end of Appledore’s popular Irsha Street and a stones throw away from the Appledore Lifeboat Station.

A quiet location within 5 minutes walk of the village centre.

Sleeps 7 (3 bedrooms)

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Seaspray is owned by Mike and Moirag. Mike was brought up in Appledore and moved away for work, we currently live in Northamptonshire but return to the village as much as possible. When at home our constant thought is, “We’d rather be in Appledore”. Our daughters were brought up with regular visits to Appledore, and now grown up, love the place as much as we do. We look forward to sharing our home with you and hope that you grow to love the area as much as we do.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Had a brilliant time, your property is five star plus, thank you for being so helpful and accommodating, we will be booking with you again 100%". Text Message, March 2014

"Just got into the house, it's gorgeous!" Text Message, April 2014.

"The house is beautifully decorated and I've also come home with some inspiration for our house!" Email, April 2014

"First impressions, WOW! Everything about this house is 1st class, from comfort to decor - and what amazing views" Visitors Book, June 2014

We had a wonderful time and the house more than met our expectations (and they were high!). Appledore is certainly a wonderful place. We can’t wait to come back and do it all again! E Mail August 2014

"What a wonderful cottage, location and village for recharging our batteries! Something for all the family. Beautiful well equipped cottage and superb views, we will definitely be back" Visitors Book, August 2014
Feb 2014
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay - 5 Adults - was a surprise weekend break for my husband's birthday and what a wonderful weekend it was!

Sea Spray was perfect for our needs. We loved the position of the house.......the views......wow, were amazing and the sunsets, captured from every window, especially the beautiful Window on the stairs.

Very well equipped, can't recommend highly enough.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to send such lovely feedback, so pleased you had such a great time, and loved our holiday home as much as we do.
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Really lovely house with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 3 night stay in this lovely house. It is very well set up with everything you need. The rooms are clean and beautifully done and the views out of the windows are stunning. Moirag was very helpful and accommodating. We loved Appledore and there is such a lot to do around and about. This is somewhere we will definitely re visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb in every way

  • 5 of 5

Great property to rent. Beautiful views and all furnished to a high standard.

The whole property is light and makes you feel at home.

Great sized living space and location is quiet but central.

I have rented most properties this size in Appledore and this is by far the best.

Moraig is great to deal with and has thought of almost everything for the house.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so pleased you had such a great stay.
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Seaspray wonderful house with great views

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely delighted with Seaspray, it was lovely and warm, very clean and well equipped, beautifully and tastefully decorated and with wonderful views across the estuary. Everyone was pleased with their room and we got the master which was great!!!

Appledore is a lovely place with some excellent places to eat and drink. My husband and I discovered it just last summer when we were in Croyde with our grandsons. They loved the crabbing then and when we were planning our New Year trip our friend remembered it from spending summers in Instow 45 years ago!

Fabulous house, excellent walks, great history in the village and friendly locals, what more could you ask for?

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Location, at the end of Irsha Street, (the street to be in, in Appledore) a short stroll to pubs, the quay in fact all Appledore has to offer. The house is in our opinion beautiful and welcoming, we have decorated it for our comfort and hope you will also find it to your taste and standards. We love our walks over to Westward Ho, our ferry trips over to Instow, but also feel very at home just pottering around Appledore. For us, our holiday home is total relaxation and a place to spend time with friends. The sunsets are amazing, and take place just outside the front door, what more could you one want?

Activity and Interests


Appledore has a quay, at high tide profuse crabbing activity takes place. This is not to be missed, watch and enjoy, or even participate, its all great fun. Westward Ho! is a walk away at low tide or 10 minutes drive at other times. This beach is a blue flag 9 mile stretch of golden sand. Instow, across the river also has a sandy beach. A stones throw from the house is the Lifeboat station, at low tide the slipway is surrounded by rock pools, great exploration ground for children of all ages.


Just under an hours drive from junction 27 of the M5. Nearest town is Bideford a ten minute drive away and the larger town of Barnstaple is about twenty minutes away. Exeter is the nearest airport. Trains run to Barnstaple, from Exeter St David. From Barnstaple there are local buses to Bideford and Appledore. National Express runs coaches to Bideford, with local buses taking you onto Appledore. Local taxis are also available for airport pick ups and private charters.


Appledore has a deli, post office and small supermarket, plus craft and gift shops. Larger supermarkets are situated in Bideford. There are plenty of places to eat out in Appledore, from pubs to coffee shops, plus two take away fish and chip shops, and a Hockings ice cream van, ice cream made in Appledore since 1936 and not to be missed.

Further Details:

There is so much to do and see, making Appledore the ideal holiday location. Appledore is an old fishing village not far from Bideford and Barnstaple with quaint streets and higgledy-piggledy cottages

The Tarka Trail has miles of cycling along an old railway line, this is a favourite activity of ours, bike hire is available in nearby Bideford. Sea fishing is a popular pastime, either from the beaches or by booking on organised fishing trips. Appledore itself has an interesting Maritime Museum.

Trips on the Oldenburg to Lundy Island are available from Bideford. The area is popular for bird watchers, A plentiful supply of Oyster Catchers can be viewed from the house.

The RHS garden at Rosemoor is about twenty five minutes drive away. And further along the coast is the timeless village of Clovelly, where the steep, cobbled street tumble down past gleaming white cottages to the tiny, deep-blue harbour.

The all-weather attractions of “The Milky Way” and “The Big Sheep” are on the way to Clovelly. Whilst we haven’t experienced these personally our young nieces assure us the Big Sheep is great fun. Plus don’t miss out on the Gnome reserve near Bradworthy. Gnome hats are loaned free of charge together with fishing rods, so you don't embarrass the gnomes!

On your drive to the house you may pass Skern Lodge, a popular outdoor activity centre, over years our girls have spent many a day here, learning to canoe, surf, or row. Sailing is also available at the North Devon Yacht Club in Instow.

Certainly not to be missed is a Hockings ice-cream, made in Appledore, the taste is truly delicious. Eating fish and chips on the quay is another popular pastime. Appledore has an abundance of places to eat from tea rooms, to pubs and restaurants. It is also possible to buy fresh fish from the Quay. Instow across the water is also a great place to visit, with lovely places to eat, pass it on the Tarka Trail, arrive by ferry from Appledore at high tide, or simply drive there by car.


Rental rates

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29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
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Rate 5
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
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7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
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11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
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18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
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22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
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27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
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22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50
cleaning £100

Booking Notes:
Please check availability by phone. A deposit of 25% (plus £50 security deposit which is refundable) is required to secure the booking. The balance is required 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the let. The refundable deposit will be held to cover breakages and is returned after a satisfactory post rental inspection. The deposit is returnable if a cancellation happens more than 6 weeks before the letting date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, the house is available from 4pm and guests must have vacated the property by 10.30am. Short breaks of weekends/part weeks and Friday change overs are available by arrangement during off peak times of the year.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Part weeks are available, throughout the year, please contact for further information and prices. Pricing includes: linen, electricity and central heating.

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From the Owner

Our home is spacious yet cosy, with a bit of an unexpected WOW factor, as expressed frequently in our visitors book. We love our log burner and to just sit on a cold day looking out at the river - we can almost feel the envy of other people out in the street who want the views but have to brave the elements to see them. On warmer days, Mike is either swimming in the river, (so handy to be so close to be able to come home and change), or fishing, I pop out occasionally with a cup of tea and encouragement! In the evening a short stroll to one of the local pubs to eat, (as yet Mike hasn't caught supper), although our spacious kitchen is well equipped and we frequently invite friends for dinner parties and long weekends where eating is very much on the agenda.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious family bathroom with rain head shower and jacuzzi bath. Ensuite with shower to master bedroom. Downstairs cloakroom


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed, ensuite and estuary views Second bedroom with double bed and fitted wardrobes On the 2nd floor a spacious loft conversion containing one single bed and one double bed with estuary views. All bedrooms have a hairdryer.


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There is a parking space at the back of the house for a small car, free on street parking is available next to the house, and car parks with weekly parking permits are situated nearby. We are located on the Coastal path, open the front door and turn either left or right and you have arrived! Flat walk to village centre. Outside: The house is named Seaspray for a reason, it is that close! So no garden is required, however to sit and watch activity on the river a public garden with seating is just outside the front door. At low tide the rocks alongside the life boat slip make a wonderful seating area and this place is a great sun trap. The most amazing sunsets occur from just outside the house, our hall window captures it all, although go outside for a real wow, people come to this part of Appledore just to view the sunset and take photo's, they really are that amazing. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Our housekeeper will have the house spotless for your arrival, guests are asked to keep the house clean and tidy with the expectation they will leave the cottage as they would wish to find it. Bed linen is provided along with bath sheets and hand towels. Other: Parking is available at the rear of the property for a small car alternatively there is free on street parking or a nearby car park where weekly parking permits are available

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