Whimbrel Cottage

Appledore, North Devon Coast

  • 4 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £413 per week
  • £59 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • On-street parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

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

How far to ...?

  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Quietly located in one of the colourful lanes of the picturesque fishing village of Appledore.  This cosy character cottage is less than 200 yards from the Quay overlooking the Torridge Estuary and with views across the water to the beach and watersports centre of Instow.  Whimbrels Cottage offers a wonderful home from home with many original features including low beams, sloping ceilings and narrow steep stairs.  On the ground floor a small porch leads directly into an attractive beamed living room with a woodburner in an inglenook providing a cosy focal point.  An inner hallway leads into the kitchen/diner where meals can be taken either inside or in the small and pretty walled courtyard that leads off.  On the first floor there is an attractive double room at the front of the property, a twin room at the rear and a family bathroom. Appledore is a thriving village with a rich maritime history going back to the Elizabethans. Fishing and boat building continues today. The Quay with its small shops, cafes and character inns is the central hub of the village whilst quietly hidden in the maze of narrow lanes are galleries, craft and antique shops as well as riverside pubs.  Whimbrels Cottage is a great base  for exploring this lovely part of Devon and is within a short drive of the beautiful surfing beach at Westward Ho!, the historic market towns of Barnstaple, Torrington and Bideford, Northam Burrows Nature Reserve and the spectacular rugged coastline that stretches westwards towards Hartland and Cornwall.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Living room with Smart TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker and woodburner. Kitchen/diner with gas hob and electric oven, fridge, small table top freezer, microwave and washing machine. First floor: Bedroom 1 with King bed and TV. Bedroom 2 with Twin. Bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin 

Facilities and services: Linen & towels. Gas CH. Wi Fi Broadband. No smoking. 1 pet welcome. Travel cot, highchair and 2 stairgates available. Patio furniture. No vehicular access, parking available on the quay and in public car park close by (luggage trolley provided in the cottage). Short breaks available. 4pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.


A truly lovely short break in a beautiful location. Whimbrel Cottage was very comfortable, peaceful and very well equipped. Wonderful thoughtful touches were gratefully received. The Christmas hamper and card were fantastic. I went with my Goddaughter for a three night Christmas break and the cottage was decorated so nicely. I have no hesitation in recommending Whimbrel Cottage except that it might then be booked up meaning it’s harder for us to stay again!

Miss D,

Beautiful cosy cottage in lovely Appledore with everything you need on the doorstep.

Mrs M,