Painter's Cottage

Appledore, North Devon Coast

  • 3 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £381 per week
  • £54 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Enclosed garden
  • Parking permit provided

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

How far to ...?

  • Beach 3.2 miles
  • Pub 0.15 miles
  • Shop 0.25 miles


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Nestling in one of the oldest streets of this picturesque fishing village of Appledore and surrounded by colour washed cottages. Painter’s cottage offers a cosy retreat for couples, friends or small families looking for a base to enjoy this wonderful part of North Devon. The village's seafaring character and delightful setting make it a favourite haunt of artists, craftsmen and writers. A choice of pubs, restaurants, shops and art studios, can be found on the quayside or scattered amongst the narrow colourful cobbled streets of this historic village. Two character pubs, serving excellent food are close by and the cottage is within a short walk of the quay where fishing trips and fresh fish are frequently available and delightful views across the estuary to Instow can be enjoyed. The front door opens directly into the good sized living/ dining room where a warm and welcoming atmosphere will hit you as soon as you walk in. A well-equipped modern kitchen leads out into a small fully enclosed courtyard ideal for relaxing after a wonderful day out exploring the area or for an alfresco breakfast on warm summer days. A family bathroom is also on the ground floor and an external utility area in the courtyard is ideal for additional storage. There are two cosy bedrooms on the first floor, a double with ensuite WC and washbasin and a single room.  There is much to explore locally including a ferry in season over to the beach, village and watersports centre of Instow and where the Tarka Trail is easily accessible for walkers or cyclists. The surf washed sands of Westward Ho! with its famous golf course, Northam Burrows Country Park which is part of the North Devon Biosphere and historic port town of Bideford are all also within five minutes’drive. For those wishing to explore further afield the dramatic coastal scenery, hidden coves and picturesque coastal villages which are easily accessible just off the Atlantic highway, as it winds its way through North Devon and into North Cornwall, should not be missed.  Whilst the country villages and market towns give a wonderful taste of Devon life and great places to shop, enjoy a cream tea or visit renowned attractions such as RHS Garden Rosemoor and Dartington Crystal.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Living/dining room with Smart TV and BT you view box, sound bar and DVD.  Kitchen with gas hob and double oven, microwave and fridge. External utility room with freezer, washing machine and sink. Bathroom with bath with shower over bath, WC and basin. First floor: Bedroom 1 with Double and ensuite cloakroom with WC and basin. Bedroom 2 with single.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Gas CH. Wi-Fi Broadband. No smoking. One pet welcome. Travel Cot, highchair and stairgate available. Garden furniture. Unloading and parking may be available closeby and a parking permit is provided that can be used in car parks in Appledore, Bideford, Torrington and Holsworthy.  Short breaks available. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.



Marsdens were very helpful, adding another person + dog to the property at very short notice. Cottage was so lovely - clean and cosy and welcoming (thank you for the milk and biscuits)! Hope to return one day!

Mrs Fiona E,

Its was a wonderful family holiday . We will definitely be back again . Appledore is a very lovely peaceful place that makes you feel you are on a doc martin set .

Mrs C P,

Been to Appledore many times before and Painters Cottage is easily the best we’ve stay in

Mr Dave C,