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Views from the snug overlooking the estuary and out to sea
Lounge/dining area with fireplace and exposed beams
Characterful fishermans cottage
Kitchen area off the lounge
Bathroom located just off the double bedroom
Located in under a 5 minute walk from Appledore Quay
Located in a tucked away position in Appledore
1 / 12  Views from the snug overlooking the estuary and out to sea
2 / 12  Lounge/dining area with fireplace and exposed beams
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7 / 12  Characterful fishermans cottage
8 / 12  Kitchen area off the lounge
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10 / 12  Bathroom located just off the double bedroom
11 / 12  Located in under a 5 minute walk from Appledore Quay
12 / 12  Located in a tucked away position in Appledore

Master Mariner

Appledore, Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Ideal couple’s getaway to North Devon coast
  • Views from your own private snug room of the Torridge and Taw estuary, Crow Point and Northam Burrows
  • A few miles from local beaches at Westward Ho!, Northam Burrows and Instow
Property code: MASTR

Tucked away amongst the narrow colourful streets of the pretty fishing village of Appledore, you will find the charming former fisherman’s cottage of Master Mariner. With sea views and a homely welcoming feel, this traditional abode is the perfect place for a romantic escape by the sea and an ideal base from which to explore the delights of the North Devon coast.

Start the day with some toasted croissants and a freshly brewed coffee in the upstairs snug which offers wonderful views overlooking the estuary and out to sea. Both this cosy room and the bedroom are reached via a steep set of open-tread stairs. The ground floor is home to a lounge and dining area whose characterful exposed beams and wood burning stove give a rustic background to the room’s contemporary colour scheme.

Step outside the front door and walk the quarter-mile down to the beach at low tide. Take the car down to the quayside where you can browse amongst the little shops, have a drink in one of the friendly pubs or even hop aboard the ferry to Instow. The promenade forms part of the South West Coast Path which also runs alongside Northam Burrows Country Park 3 miles away at Westwood Ho! Day trips out include The BIG Sheep, 5 miles away at Abbotsham, and the gorgeous seaside town of Ilfracombe, 23 miles away.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • Snug with seating with views over the estuary
  • Shower room with WC
  • Freeview TV/DVD, Bluetooth speaker
  • Wood burner  (logs to be purchased locally)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine
  • Roadside parking available locally, or in Church Fields car park a short distance from the cottage ( £25 per week) which can be pre booked for your stay. There is also electric vehicle charging points in the car park
  • The property welcomes dogs but it is important to note that this old fisherman`s cottage does not have outside space (access to the foreshore is just a few steps round the corner)
  • Beach 2 miles, pub and shops within walking distance
  • Regret no infants, the property has steep cottage-like stairs and not suitable
  • Arrival: 15:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Katie Ellis

This property is personally managed by Katie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 40 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 20th April 2024

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Great location, importantly still retains a traditional feel - reflecting the boatbuilding/maritime past of the area..comfortable for a couple, with great views of the estuary.

Reviewed by Emma 23rd March 2024

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We lovecstaying at the Master Mariner it's cosy and fantastic location.

Reviewed by Phil 16th March 2024

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Reviewed by Hannah 24th February 2024

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Super cosy cottage. Ideal for a quiet winter getaway. Superb location and easy to walk to local shop and restaurants. Bought a week's ticket for the local car park which was excellent value and took out the stress. Would stay again.

Reviewed by Carolyn 14th February 2024

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Lovely clean and quirky cottage. It was just as expected from the information provided. Perfect for two people.

Reviewed by Emma 27th January 2024

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It is clean, cosy and in a brilliant location.

Reviewed by Barry 20th January 2024

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The location and the cottage it's self are both beautiful. The cottage has such a homely feel to it, and the log burner helps the long dark cold winter nights by. We will definitely be looking to book again.

Reviewed by DEBBIE 29th December 2023

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All was fantastic and as advertised, could not fault the cottage, facilities and of course the surprise bottle of prosecco (lovely touch) Good guide and welcome book giving all necessary information of cottage and local amenities. Would visit again

Reviewed by Linda 22nd December 2023

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Great location, warm comfortable and clean. It does warn you that the stairs are steep so not a problem. Everything you could need for a week away.

Reviewed by Ruth 15th December 2023

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I had the best time at the cottage. It was absolutely perfect. Fabulous location. Neighbours and locals so friendly. Will be back in 2024 :) Thank you and Merry Christmas.

Reviewed by Steve 28th October 2023

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A lovely cottage on the best street in town! Walking distance to the pubs and town and the views from the upstairs room are great - if you ignore the roof tops. Everything you need is provided. It has a nice feel and is tastefully decorated. Issues - no parking so you have to street park or pay car park rates. The lounge is quite dark with only oneRead more small window. No central heating - wood burner (logs not provided) and electric oil radiators. Stairs very narrow/steep - not for less mobile people! Hide

Reviewed by Julia 21st October 2023

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A lovely place to stay.

Reviewed by Kellie 8th October 2023

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Lovely little cottage with everything you need for a short stay . It was nice and clean and bed was comfy . Stairs would be difficult if you were elderly or have a physical disability. The view from the snug window was fantastic. Would definitely use again this time of year .

Reviewed by Julie 29th September 2023

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Lovely small cottage. Perfect for 2. Had everything we needed and was close to the seafront, pubs and cafes. Cosy and well equipped.

Reviewed by Patsi 23rd September 2023

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Master Mariner was perfect! It was spotlessly clean, really well equipped and extremely comfortable. I really appreciated the personal touches in decor. Usually when I self cater I have to take things such as a properly sharp knife, tea towels, hairdryer etc but all these things were supplied. The cottage is conveniently close to the car park and ARead moreppledore is the perfect base for so many lovely activities in the area. I really hope to be back before too long. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 9th September 2023

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Reviewed by Juliet 22nd July 2023

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Lovely cottage in a brilliant location! Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The snug was an added bonus with fantastic views over the estuary! Will definitely come again. Thank you!

Reviewed by Vicky 24th June 2023

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A rustic little cottage in a fabulous location

Reviewed by Kerry 3rd June 2023

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No outside space so not ideal with a dog Washer wasnt working Lovely cottage with a few issues that could be easily fixed

Reviewed by Jan 27th May 2023

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Reviewed by Chris 13th May 2023

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Lovely little cottage in a prime location

Reviewed by Angelika 6th May 2023

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The cottage is in the middle of town and on a narrow street. There are limited views and the downstairs sitting room is quite dark. However, access to pubs is brilliant!

Reviewed by Nicholas 18th April 2023

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THE HOUSE WAS SLIGHTLY RUN DOWN AND COULD DO WITH A COAT OF PAINT. THE FRONT DORR REALLY NEEDS TO BE SECURED IN A BETTER FATION , ONLY ONE DOOR LOCK AND CHAIN. THERE IS AN AIR GAP IN THE FRONT DOOR SO THE HOUSE NEVER REALLY WARMED UP.

Reviewed by Amanda 7th April 2023

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Need to state that it accepts pets but definitely NOT pet friendly as no outside space to stand.. as soon as you open the back door there's a 5ft wall so you need to get dressed to take your pet out for them to do their business which was a pain early hours when he was crying to go out even though I said my dog was a weimaraner at the booking I shoRead moreuld of been told. Apart from this the cottage was OK. In need of draught proffing especially the front door. We left a day early due to dog issues Hide

Reviewed by Peter 16th February 2023

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This was are sixth time at Master Mariner it gets better each time, everything you need to stay away, from cooking to reading in the armchairs in front of a roaring fire or the sitting area upstairs looking across the estuary with a glass of wine, the bed was very cosy with really fresh bedding and spotless throughout the property 10/10 for the cleRead moreaner, looking forward to coming back later on in the year Hide

Reviewed by Michael 11th February 2023

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Just want we needed

Reviewed by Steven 4th February 2023

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Cottage was ok, the personal touches was excellent ie milk coffee T Bags . However it was let down by a few little things that could have been easily remedied, such as replacing light bulbs that were missing. And mopping the room floor, as this was quite dirty as well as glass on wood burner. But overall cottage was very clean and bed was super cleRead morean &comfortable. Hide

Reviewed by Natasha 29th December 2022

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Lovely cottage in the heart of Appledore. Very cosy in the winter with a log burner and lovely views from the first floor.

Reviewed by Tim 22nd December 2022

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the cottage is lovely and ideal for a couple or single but in our opinion not suitable for a dog as there is nowhere at the rear to let a dog out, that apart we thought it was a lovely cottage in a beautiful area, sadly we had to call it a day after 2 days

Reviewed by philip 19th November 2022

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Reviewed by Mary 8th November 2022

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Great little cottage for a November holiday very cosy little retreat

Reviewed by Rachel 10th October 2022

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Reviewed by Judith 24th September 2022

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Lovely cottage, perfect for two people. Everything you need is provided, very clean and good quality. Nice view of the river from the snug. Just note the stairs are very steep

Reviewed by Chris 10th September 2022

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master mariner is perfectly located clean ana comfortable. It is a little cramped and the stairs would be too steep for anyone with mobility issues. Great view of the estuary from upstairs The owners have obviously gone to a great deal of trouble to ensure that the cottage is homely like a home from home. Would highly recommend staying there

Reviewed by Larry 3rd September 2022

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Cottage us great but stairs are steep which maybe could be a problem for older people or pets.

Reviewed by Debbie 20th August 2022

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We had a lovely stay. The cottage was lovely and clean, well equipped with everything we needed. It is quite compact, with a wooden staircase which took a while to get used to. Pity there is no outdoor space but we managed with our German shepherd. The area is nice with plenty of walking opportunities. We would come to Appledore again.

Reviewed by Joanna 6th August 2022

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Bijoux but cosy fisherman's cottage. Very well equipped and organised with pristine linen and towels. Perfect during the heatwave too as downstairs was cool. Gorgeous view of the estuary and peaceful yet near exceptionally friendly cafe and pubs. Would come again. Thank you!

Reviewed by Patrick 27th July 2022

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Lovely stay made welcome fabulous location personally some outside space would have been perfect but outside of owners control. Would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Rebecca 25th June 2022

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A lovely cosy cottage which is a great base to explore the beautiful estuary with a lovely snug . Lovely evening walks to the life boat station near by and Appledore! Became a regular at the Coffee Cabin overlooking the harbour in Appledore! Cottage cosy with everything you need. Steps are very steep for anyone who cant do steep steps but is in DesRead morecription and so knew about this. No outside area for dog but walks opposite was fine. Free off rd parking most days just round corner. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 18th June 2022

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The bathroom was a little challenging. The stairs could prove difficult for a large person or someone whos not very agile.

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