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Appledore Cottages

Once described as the ‘little, white fishing village’ by Victorian novelist Charles Kingsley, Appledore still has the feel of a welcoming small community. Its whitewashed terraces on the quay have changed little since Kingsley’s day, while the maze of narrow lanes that drop down to the water are densely packed with pretty cottages painted in different pastel hues, their frontages hung with baskets of overflowing flowers. This is a village with a legion of fans that include pop group The Jackson 5, who came house-hunting here in 2008 - but eventually they came to settle in Los Angeles instead...

But despite its celebrity status and popularity, this is still a peaceful Devon seaside village, a place to indulge simple pleasures like days at the beach, crabbing, boat trips, cream teas and fish & chips.

What’s there to do in Appledore?

The joy of Appledore is in soaking up its wonderful position. It sits where the Taw and Torridge rivers meet the sea, so you’re never far from the water’s edge. Wander its narrow lanes, browse in the craft shops and art galleries, go crabbing off the quay (a small piece of bacon helps!), or take a stroll along the front and drink in the views of Instow with its golden sands. In the summer, you can catch the ferry across for a bit of sunbathing, returning in the evening for a pint on the quay. Perfect days.

If you fancy a bit of adventure, Appledore Sails offers private sailing trips in a traditional (and locally) built lug sail boat around the beautiful Torridge Taw estuary. The boat takes up to four people, and children and dogs are welcome. Alternatively, head out to sea in an ocean-going vessel. The yacht accommodates up to five people, but sadly no children. Whatever your age or experience, these are trips that promise great views and a truly memorable day out. Safety equipment and life jackets supplied.

While we’re talking activity, Skern Lodge is the place to head for heart-racing fun, including climbing walls, rafting, a high ropes course and many other activities. You can also dedicate an entire day to learning kayaking or surfing.

When the weather isn’t great, children (and craft-loving adults) will love a trip to Sea Green. Josie, who owns the gallery, is passionate about making use of recycled objects, and runs workshops in which you can craft mosaics using glass, ceramics and gemstones. Alternatively, create your own driftwood mirror or mobile, incorporating seashells and other bits of natural beauty found on the local beaches.

Another rainy day option is The North Devon Maritime Museum. Guaranteed to cheer up even grumpy teenagers, the museum examines the rich sea-faring history and ship-building traditions of the area. There are seven exhibition rooms to enjoy, offering visitors a chance to learn more about World War II landing craft, ship wrecks and sail and steam vessels.

If you’re visiting in mid-September to October, the Appledore Book Festival is a real treat. It draws household names from the world of literature to this north Devon village to offer talks, workshops and book signings.

And if you happen to be visiting on Bonfire Night, you’ll be treated to an amazing firework display on the quay, reflected magnificently in the water of the harbour.

Where can we eat and drink in Appledore?

It’s rare for a village to be so blessed with excellent eateries, but Appledore has them in spades – all with distinct atmospheres.

The Champ has charisma by the bucketful. It’s a small place but normally packed, with visitors drawn by the pub’s excellent reputation for live music (Wednesday is Blue Nights, Sunday reserved for jamming) and delicious but simple menu of ribs, chicken wings and lavishly topped pizzas. They’ve even been known to let you eat your fish & chips from Sylvester’s if the kitchen’s busy!

Speaking of which, Sylvesters Fish & Chip Shop in Meeting Street may be small. It may have queues up to 20 minutes long on Saturday nights. But, as anyone who’s tasted their fish & chips will vouch, it’s worth the wait – with particular praise lavished on the fresh soft cod and crisp light batter. An Appledore institution.

With its beautiful view of the estuary, Braunton, Saunton Sands and Instow, and a very friendly welcome, The Beaver Inn is a great place to bring the whole family, with a staff that will bend over backwards to make sure you’re all comfortable (rustling up high chairs, if necessary). Its broad menu makes much of locally sourced meat and fish, with the catch of the day a popular choice, alongside steaks and burgers. Dine on the patio and soak up the views or, on cooler days, in the pub or restaurant. Dogs are welcome inside and, like The Champ, there are regular music and open mic nights.

With its delightful position overlooking the estuary, The Coffee Cabin already has a lot going for it. But this little gem is also contemporary in feel, with art on the walls and a team of friendly staff who serve up delicious cakes, sandwiches and light meals (quiche with red onion chutney, for example), as well as superb coffee and smoothies.

With its nautical vibe (think timber, life buoys and rope) and local art, The Quay has a lovely atmosphere. A two-storey waterfront restaurant and bistro with exceptional views of the estuary from the first floor, this cosy spot is famed for its ‘Appledore Quay Cream Tea’ as well as Exmouth mussels steamed with cider, Exmoor trout and Devonshire steak.

If you’re eating in, you’ll find all the ingredients you need – and a few treats beside – just outside Appledore. Marshford Organic Foods is a treasure trove. A family run business, it sells – you guessed it – only organic produce, including vegetables, salads and herbs grown on their own nursery. There are also eggs, dairy and meat products – all sourced locally – as well as a huge range of fresh fruit, chilled and frozen products. And did we mention wine, beer and special diet foods? Needless to say, it’s all certified organic.

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New Property SHIHOY - Sitting Room - View 1 Ship Ahoy!

Appledore - North Devon Coast

High quality, ground floor apartment with classic period design and modern contemporary style, close to the waterfront, situated in the heart of Appledore.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
£341 - £644 per week *

SHIHOY View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
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Apple Tree Cottage

Appledore - North Devon Coast

Surprisingly spacious cottage close to the estuary seafront, light and bright throughout with modern styling and fabulous open fireplace for cosy evenings. Parking is in a nearby car park with a reserved bay parking perm...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
£350 - £820 per week *

APPLET View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.25 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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External - View 1 Coral Cottage

Appledore - North Devon Coast

Delightful fishermans cottage in quiet location and with fully enclosed garden. Just a short stroll from the quayside and all the amenities of the character coastal village of Appledore.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
£301 - £738 per week *

CORAL1 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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New Property Moontide Cottage

Appledore - North Devon Coast

With wonderful river views this recently renovated cottage offers comfort and quality and is only a few minutes’ walk from village amenities or a 10 minute drive to the beach at Westward Ho!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.4 miles to the nearest pub
  • 3 miles from the coast
£360 - £877 per week *

MOONTI View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.4 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 3 miles from the coast
  • Outdoor storage space
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

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New Property DRUM - External - View 2 Drum Cottage

Appledore - North Devon Coast

Spacious character cottage close to the quayside and all the facilities of the picturesque fishing village of Appledore

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
£317 - £835 per week *

DRUM View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.2 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
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Special Offer Corner Cottage

Appledore - North Devon Coast

Panoramic estuary views can be enjoyed from this cosy fishermans cottage. Parking available roadside or in nearby car parks.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Friday changeover
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
£280 - £668 per week *

CORNER View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
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DSC_0476And10more Waterside Cottage, Appledore

Appledore - North Devon Coast

Character fisherman's cottage. Delightful waterside location with sea and estuary views across to Instow. Sandy beaches and lovely walks are easily accessible.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
£289 - £737 per week *

N1928 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • 3 Stars
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Open fire/woodburner
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New Property The Hobbit's

Appledore - North Devon Coast

A lovely characterful cottage newly renovated for the 2017 season. Quietly located in this delightful Fishing village yet close to the quay and all village amenities.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.15 miles to the nearest pub
  • Travel cot available
£300 - £700 per week *

HOBBIT View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.15 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 3.2 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer

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Birds Cottage tucked away in a charming narrow street within a short stroll from the Quay. Birds Cottage

Appledore - North Devon Coast

A charming character home nestling in a row of fishermans cottages just a short stroll from the quay. Parking can be found roadside along the quay or in nearby car parks.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 0.15 miles to the nearest pub
  • Travel cot available
£301 - £722 per week *

BIRD View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.15 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.15 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Washing machine
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BEECHL - Sitting Room - View 2 Beechlea, Appledore

Appledore - North Devon Coast

Very comfortable home from home located close to the centre of the pretty fishing village of Appledore and offering wonderful coastal views.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.3 miles to the nearest pub
£389 - £922 per week *

BEECHL View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.3 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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Special Offer 17th Century character cottage. Sailmakers Cottage

Appledore - North Devon Coast

17th Century character cottage, charming property with private parking and within short walk of quayside.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£260 - £561 per week *

N1600 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 2 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.5 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
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No vehicular access Cockle Cottage

Appledore - North Devon Coast

Less than a hundred yards from the waterfront this delighful property is furnished in a bright contemporary style whilst retaining the original character of this former fisherman's home.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.15 miles to the nearest pub
£335 - £913 per week *

COCKLE View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.15 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.15 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer

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