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Grade I1 Listed Fishermans Cottage in North Devon Coastal Village of Appledore

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Sep-2016
Cottage in Appledore, North Devon, England - Quiet Location, a Stones Throw from the Waters Edge

Hidden away in the historic north Devon fishing village of Appledore with its beautiful coastal setting near Bideford, Poachers Cottage is close to some of the area’s most famous sandy beaches. The cottage is full of character – even the access via the narrow and colourful Irsha Street plays its part. Originally a fisherman’s cottage within a pretty courtyard, this lovingly restored and welcoming property has a relaxing atmosphere, beautifully made soft furnishings and still retains many original features, including a massive oak beam in the kitchen and open fireplaces. Appledore is a lovely place to explore, with gift and antiques shops, several great pubs and cafes, the heritage of an annual book festival and a seasonal passenger ferry across the water to Instow’s long sandy beach. Bring your own boat and use the public slipway, go surfing at Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands or Croyde, cycling or walking on the Tarka Trail or simply sit on the little slipway 30 paces from the cottage overlooking the estuary and watch the sailing boats and flocks of migratory birds.

SHORT BREAKS ARE AVAILABLE PLEASE ENQUIRE.(NOT JULY & AUGUST)

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello, our names are Mike and Jo and we have both lived in North Devon all our lives. We come from farming backgrounds and bought our present property in 2009 after some life changing health issues. We live nearby and are on hand should you have any questions. We have a wealth of knowledge regarding the locality and can recommend beaches, places to visit or the best local pub!

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5 Reviews

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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully restored and well presented cottage in the heart of Appledore. We had a fantastic stay in this property, it has a lovely cosy sitting room and the kitchen has everything you need for a comfortable self catering holiday. The beds in the cottage are extremely comfortable and the two bathrooms one of which is ensuite to the master bedroom are modern and spotlessly clean. We love Appledore and the surrounding area including Braunton Saunton Westward Hoe Woolacombe and Exmoor. From Instow you can explore the Tarka Trail through Fremington Quay to Barnstaple and beyond. The local pubs especially The Champ and The Seagate are excellent. The owners Mike and Jo are very helpful and nothing is too much trouble, we will definitely be back.

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

Charming cottage full of character

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is beautifully and tastefully decorated. As soon as we walked in,

I didn't care if the weather was going to be good or not, because it is like a little haven with a comfortable relaxing lounge. There is a cobbled courtyard in front of the property. It was great being able to walk 10 yards to the seafront too.

We had a cake and wine on arrival which was a lovely welcome. I would highly recommend this property to a friend or relative.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

Have come back from a lovely week at this cottage. What a little gem all we could have wanted and more. I don't want to say too much as once you have stayed here I am sure you will want to come back again and that might mean we can't come when we want too. A lovely relaxing stay in a great cottage in a lovely location. I could live here. Lovely places to go and eat and drink. Great for couples and families.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magic Cottage Experience

  • 5 of 5

Poacher's Cottage is set in the heart of the old fishing cottages along Appeldore's historic quayside. We experienced all the sense of the past while enjoying the lovely welcome of comfort and style in this beautifully and imaginatively redecorated cottage. Bright and light and thoughtfully supplied, this quaint cottage provides a place to unwind and explore the stunning coast line to Hartland Quay and the Tarka trail of the Torridge River. (Wish we'd had more time to do the walks!) It's also perfect for exploring the village atmosphere of Appeldore itself, with pubs within stone's throw, providing great food, and when we were there, fantastic jazz at The Beaver on Monday night. The river is a magnet, day and night - always changing and there are lots of coffee shops and restaurants to tempt the wanderers who get caught in watching its ebb and tide. We loved exploring the alleyways and finding craft co-peratives and fish and chips shops, and friendly volunteers who shared their appreciation of the history at the local Maritime Museum. With overnight parking just a few metres away from the cottage we loved its convenience and being nestled so centrally. The architecture of the cottage retains its character, and the refurbishment provides all the luxury and comfort that makes a holiday. We were there in late autumn visiting from Australia, so beaches weren't a priority, but the comments in the visitor's book conveyed a sense of families having wonderful summer memories of crabbing and other seaside delights. We did see surf school at Westward Ho! but its charm for us was its stones and sheep! Poacher's Cottage totally lived up to the expectations we had from our internet research; every care had been taken to make us welcome in its charm and cleanliness, and we take away cherished memories of a fun-filled and varied family holiday and a great opportunity to research family history from past centuries.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a first visit to Devon for both my wife and myself and we feel that we really hit lucky with our destination as we found Appledore to be a wonderfully laid back, pretty and relaxing place to be. Poacher's Cottage more than lived up to our expectations being beautifully decorated and furnished and really well equipped. The welcome pack which included a home made Victoria sponge was a lovely surprise. We were in Appledore during the hottest week of the summer but the cottage remained comfortably cool, probably due to the thick stone walls. Six footers like myself need to be careful of some of the quaint features of the cottage- some door frames and the stairs require caution, but all of this is part of the overall charm. It was great to be a short and picturesque stroll from shops, cafés, pubs etc and we look forward to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Before buying this cottage Mike and I looked at about 20 cottages. When we walked into Poachers, it was warm and had a special feel to it. It looked very different than it does now but we could see that it had a great deal of potential. We spent the spring of 2010 renovating it including a new kitchen and 2 new bathrooms. Its set in a quiet courtyard in Irsha Street and is literally a stones throw from the waters edge. There is a small slip way about 30 paces from the door where you could sit and watch the tide coming in with a nice cold glass of your favourite tipple! All in all its a lovely place to spend a week or 2 with loads to do in the area including sailing, surfing, walking, cycling or just relaxing.North Devon is still unspoilt, very pretty and a really lovely place to visit.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Appledore sits opposite Instow where there is a beach, bars, cafes and a few shops. In the summer there is a passenger ferry across to Instow. Westward Ho! with its miles of sand is 2 miles. The beach is safe for swimming.

Travel:

A car is not essential once you are here but would be good if you wish to explore the area.. Nearest railway is Barnstaple ( 10 miles). Airport Exeter (50 miles). Buses run from Appledore Quay.

Distances:

Bideford 3 miles, Westward Ho! 2 miles, Barnstaple 8 miles, Clovelly 10 miles, Tarka Trail access 4 miles, RHS Rosemoor 8 miles.

Further Details:

Appledore has a good selection of pubs, cafes and shops and a good deli and post office. Bideford has a wider selection and also has the 4 major banks, Morrisons, Asda, Doctors, Dentists etc. It also has a nice park, access to the Tarka Trail, a pretty quayside, shops, a pannier market and garages for fuel. Barnstaple has a larger selection of shops.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2016-23
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£385
for 7 nights
£385
 
 
2016-24
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
2017-1
7 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£345
for 7 nights
£345
 
 
2017-2
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£380
for 7 nights
£380
 
 
2017-3
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£345
for 7 nights
£345
 
 
2017-4
24 Mar 2017 - 5 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
2017-5
6 Apr 2017 - 26 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
2017-6
27 Apr 2017 - 3 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
2017-7
4 May 2017 - 10 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
2017-8
11 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
2017-9
25 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
2017-10
1 Jun 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
2017-11
15 Jun 2017 - 21 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
2017-12
22 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
2017-13
30 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
2017-14
7 Jul 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£570
for 6 nights
£665
 
 
2017-15
13 Jul 2017 - 19 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
2017-18
31 Aug 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£515
for 7 nights
£515
 
 
2017-19
7 Sep 2017 - 13 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£455
for 7 nights
£455
 
 
2017-20
14 Sep 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
2017-21
21 Sep 2017 - 18 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
2017-22
19 Oct 2017 - 25 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
2017-23
26 Oct 2017 - 13 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£365
for 7 nights
£365
 
 
2017-24
14 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please email or phone. Deposit of 1/3rd is required to secure the booking, with the balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival by bank transfer or if no alternative cheque.
Bank details will be supplied on booking.
Cancellation policy
Deposits non refunable
Up to 8 weeks – no cancellation charge
4-8 weeks – 50% of rate refunded
2-4 weeks – 25% of rate refunded
Less than 2 weeks – no refund
You may wish to take out your own holiday insurance to cover the possibility of cancellation.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival can be anytime after 2.30pm, with departure by 10am on morning of departure.

Notes on prices:
The price includes rental of the cottage, central heating, electricity, towels, tea towels, bedding.
Part weeks are charges as follows
3 nights 70% of weekly charge
4 nights 80% of weekly charge
5 nights 90% of weekly charge
6 nights 95% of weekly charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Poachers Cottage is equipped and decorated to a very high standard with a modern kitchen including dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, Tassimo coffee machine, stylish granite worktops, flagstone floor and original beams. There are 2 bathrooms, 1 ensuite with luxury spa bath and shower over and 1 shower room with roomy walk in shower with great water pressure in both. The sitting room has 2 good sized comfortable sofas, TV, DVD player and wood-burner effect bioethanol fire. The cottage also has full central heating. There a 2 bedrooms, one with 5ft double bed and the other with 2 x 3ft single beds. Both rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished. All soft furnishings have been professionally made. There is a small car park 50 metres from the cottage cost is £16 for a weekly ticket.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with luxury spa bath, shower over bath and wc. Bathroom 2 with spacious shower and wc.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 5 foot double bed and en suite bathroom, Bedroom 2 with twin beds and own shower room.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement with the owner. A small extra charge is made. Outside: Outside the property there is a shared courtyard. We have 2 benches and you are welcome to barbeque there. The neighbours are very friendly! However, you are very close the waters edge and a little slipway (about 35 paces) so can sit there if you would prefer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and tea towels provided. Bedding provided, the property is cleaned weekly or on departure of guests. If staying for more than 1 week, clean bedding and towels are supplied, and the property can be cleaned if required.

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