Rock Rose Cottage

Appledore, North Devon Coast

  • 4 Star
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days
  • Special offerWeeks commencing 1st, 8th and 15th June now with 10% discount

You can book this property from:

  • £535 per week
  • £76 per night
  • 4 Star
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Permit Parking


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Stairgate


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden, courtyard or patio
  • Parking permit provided

Special Features

  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

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

How far to ...?

  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am


This lovely terraced cottage sits in one of Appledore’s most popular locations and offers the most wonderful views over the beautiful Taw and Torridge Estuary. The village is famous for its colourful narrow streets lined with flowers, seafaring character and its delightful setting makes it a favourite haunt of artists, craftsmen and writers. This former fisherman's cottage has been skilfully renovated to provide a stylish and comfortable holiday retreat and offers a mix of original character and contemporary style. Laid out over three floors much of the original character has been retained in the main part of the cottage whilst a rear extension offers a spacious and bright open plan living area. The front door opens into the middle level with a dining room at the front of the cottage and the open plan living room with Juliet balcony to enjoy the views and a newly fitted well equipped kitchen/breakfast room are at the rear.  Steep narrow stairs lead up to the first floor with two attractive bedrooms(one with estuary views) and a family bathroom. A modern staircase leads down from the living room to the lower ground floor where the master en-suite bedroom has French doors to rear courtyard offering estuary views. Access to the courtyard garden is also available via separate door from the lower ground floor hallway. The fully enclosed rear courtyard is a real gem with a raised decked area at the far end where you can experience the wonderful views and enjoy alfresco dining(Care should be taken with young children due to low wall). The courtyard directly overlooks the estuary waters where the ebb and flow of the tide provides a wonderful backdrop as sailing boats from the nearby Instow Yacht club, fishing boats and motor boats criss-cross the water and the antics of seagulls and cormorants keep you amused. A short walk from Rock Rose Cottage takes you down to the Quay, very central to village life, with shops, pubs, restaurants and galleries all along this thoroughfare as well as in the quaint cobbled narrow streets leading off . Within a short drive or ferry ride(main season only) of Instow this pretty estuary village offers a lovely sandy beach and access to the Tarka Trail, popular with walkers and cyclists. The popular surfing beach at Westward Ho! and Northam Burrows Park are just 10 minutes’ drive and great family attractions such as The Big Sheep and Milky Way are also within easy reach. So whether you want to relax and unwind and simply enjoy the unique views and simple delights of this historic fishing village or explore all that this area of North Devon has to offer Rock Rose Cottage is an ideal base no matter what the time of the year.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Dining room with table for 6 and Smart TV. Open plan living room with Smart TV,  DVD, Sound bar and blue tooth speakers. Kitchen/breakfast area with gas hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave/grill and dishwasher. First floor: Bedroom 2 with Double. Bedroom 3 with Single. Family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin. Lower Ground Floor: Bedroom 1 with double, patio doors to courtyard and ensuite shower room with shower, WC and basin. Utility area with washing machine/tumble dryer

Facilities and Services: Bed linen and towels. Gas central heating. Wi-Fi Broadband. 2 Stairgates available. Please bring your own travel cot.  No smoking. Regret no pets. Garden furniture available for courtyard - please take care with young children on the decking due to low wall. Unloading possible outside the cottage and a free parking permit is provided for local Appledore car parks(within 300 yds) as well as other car parks in the Torridge district. Short breaks available. Arrival time 3pm. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.


Very well presented and equipped cottage in a superb location. Attention to detail in the property was one of the best we have stayed in.

Mrs Susan Bartholomew,