Drum Cottage

Instow, North Devon Coast

  • 4 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £426 per week
  • £61 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

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

How far to ...?

  • Beach 2.9 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

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


Drum Cottage is a wonderful 17th Century character cottage close to the Quayside in the picturesque fishing village of Appledore.  With low hanging beams, original steep curving staircase and thresholds that all but a few will need to duck for, this is a really characterful cottage yet with all the modern conveniences needed for a family holiday.  This double fronted cottage opens directly into a spacious beamed living room(6ft height - mind your head!) with comfy settees surrounding a woodburner in attractive inglenook.  A door way leads through to the rear of the cottage where a surprisingly spacious open plan room offers a pristine modern kitchen/diner with underfloor heating. The attractive dining area leads into a large conservatory with more comfortable seating and underfloor heating for the cooler seasons. In good weather this living space naturally extends into a fully enclosed terraced patio garden ideal for relaxation and alfresco dining. A steep winding  staircase as would be expected in a cottage of this age leads to two bedrooms on the first floor, a good sized double room and a small twin room each with window seats.  Appledore has been a thriving fishing and trading village since the 14th Century with a long Maritime history that can be seen in the North Devon Maritime Museum located closeby. The pretty picture-postcard setting of colourful narrow streets lined with flowers, and a myriad of boats bobbing up and down on the estuary provide a fabulous backdrop for memorable holidays. Along the colourful cobbled lanes delightful cafes, Fisherman's pubs, individual shops and galleries can be found, whilst in season a short ferry ride takes you across the river to the estuary beach and further facilities at Instow. With two miles of golden sands and surfing at nearby Westward Ho!, Instow with its sailing, fishing and watersports just across the estuary, and numerous local attractions, Drum Cottage provides an ideal holiday base in this popular village at any time of year.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Low beamed living room with TV, DVD, woodburner in inglenook and stairs to first floor. Kitchen/diner with gas hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. A washing machine is housed in utility cupboard. Bathroom with shower over bath, underfloor heating, WC and washbasin  Steep and winding stairs to First floor Bedroom 1 with King. Bedroom 2 with Twin.

Facilities and services: Linen and towels. Gas CH. Wifi. Travel cot and highchair available. Patio furniture. 2 pets welcome. Regret no smoking. No short breaks available. A parking permit for an allocated space in a nearby car park is provided and further parking is sometimes available on the roadside by the Quay and in public car park approx 400 yds. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday. 



The dogs and I have had the most wonderful relaxing stay here at Drum Cottage. The cottage is clean, tidy and well equipped, and has a perfect garden area for the dogs. A special mention to Kat who was very kind and thoughtful during my weeks stay. Looking forward to coming back soon.

Previous Customer,

A lovely old cottage and a real home from home. Appledore exceeded our expectations in every way with lovely people and fantastic weather. Instow was fantastic with a fabulous beach and enjoyed an amazing meal at the two restaurants overlooking the sea. We were lucky to be able to be here to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee which was brilliant. A special mention to the lovely Kat who gave us some great ideas on places to visit so kind and helpful! Sad to be going home, but we will be back

Previous Customer,

We had a lovely stay in this beautiful quaint cottage, it had everything we needed and was very comfortable, the housekeeper was at hand when I needed some help, couldn’t thank her enough. Lovely bars, restaurants and craft shops in walking distance. Great walks on the beach with the dog. 5 min drive to Westward Ho! We will be back.

Mrs C,

This is a lovely old cottage with a very nice friendly vibe . It was very comfortable and very near to great restaurants , pubs and the sea . Great location.

Dr B,

Quirky, comfortable, historical cottage blend in old and new tastefully, exceptionally well equipped kitchen, host could not have been more helpful

Previous Customer,

Lovely Cottage, so comfy and relaxing. Every thing we needed and excellent position.

Mr E,

Drum cottage in Appledore is a beautiful little cottage, if your looking to get away for a peaceful holiday, this is the ideal holiday destination as the village is very pretty and the local people are very friendly, plenty of things to do around the area we will definitely be going back really loved it.

Mrs S,