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Appledore, Instow and Westward Ho! Cottages

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.

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. 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. 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. Another rainy day option is The North Devon Maritime Museum and if you’re visiting in mid-September to October, the Appledore Book Festival is a real treat.

Instow Cottages

Like its neighbour Appledore across the estuary, Instow is defined by its position. It’s where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet and the resulting expanse of water is the village’s natural playground.

Sailing boats and catamarans head out in summer and, at low tide, the golden beach is revealed, offering families a long swathe of soft sand – perfect for paddling and building castles.

What’s there to do in Instow?

Instow is a village to explore at a gentle pace. Stroll along its pretty front to drink in the views of the estuary or pause to admire the beachfront cricket ground and remarkable thatched pavilion – one of the oldest in the country. Given Instow’s position on the estuary, it’s no surprise that the big event of the year is a maritime one. The Appledore & Instow Regatta, first held in 1885, is a relaxed but competitive event that promotes old traditions of boat-building while hosting lots of nautical fun and excitement.

The Tarka Trail is one of the country’s longest traffic-free walking and cycling paths and Instow is right on it. It follows the route of the old Southern Railway track which halted at Instow Station (amazingly it linked the village with Waterloo Station in London!) before continuing on to Bideford.

Westward Ho! Cottages

The only town in the UK with a name that ends in an exclamation mark, Westward Ho! has plenty to shout about. The big attraction is the beach. A real family favourite, it’s one long strip of sand backed by a pebble ridge, with the natural paradise of Northam Burrows Country Park accessible at one end.

The town’s unusual name comes from the title of a book by Victorian writer, Charles Kingsley, which proved so popular that developers of the Northam Burrows Hotel and Villa Building Company proposed naming their new site after the story. Visit today and you’ll discover it’s just as popular now as it was in the late 19th Century. A town that truly deserves an exclamation mark!

What is there to do in and around Westward Ho!

With soft sand, rock pools and unspoilt nature, the beach is the town’s big attraction. It enjoys blue flag status and a RNLI Lifeguard service between May and September. Little wonder it’s so popular with windsurfers, surfers and swimmers. And your four-legged friend need not miss out either. Dogs are permitted from October to April on the whole beach, and all year round at the Northam Burrows end.

If you fancy a bit of peace and quiet and the chance to explore a natural paradise, head to the north end of the beach. Here you can access the Northern Burrows, a scientifically important area which juts out into the mouth of the estuary. A site of special scientific interest (an SSSI), it boasts sand dunes, salt marsh, grassland and rocky shore and is teeming with wildlife, including rare plants, insects, birds and stunningly vivid lichen.

Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

The Cottage, Abbotsham

Abbotsham - North Devon Coast

Delightful character cottage in picturesque, peaceful setting, on the outskirts of the village and within walking distance the pub and close to spectacular coastline.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£354 - £840 per week *

COTTAB View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 1.37 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Outdoor storage space
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

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
£307 - £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
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Instow Dunes and Estuary Stars Cove

Instow - North Devon Coast

Delightful apartment with outstanding estuary views Just 100yds from the estuary beach and close to all village amenities.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£370 - £900 per week *

N1807 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Chestnut Cottage

Westleigh Nr. Instow - North Devon Coast

Character cottage in quiet coastal village close to the estuary beach and watersports centre of Instow. With character pub serving good food just a short stroll.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Travel cot available
£350 - £790 per week *

CHESTN View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 1.25 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

200 year old character cottage. Waterside Cottage, Westleigh

Westleigh Nr. Instow - North Devon Coast

Character cottage in delightful village setting just a quarter mile from the coast and Tarka Trail.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Travel cot available
£261 - £567 per week *

N0336 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 1.25 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Washing machine
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Summer Breeze, is a well appointed, detached bungalow sleeping 4 Summer Breeze

Westward Ho! - North Devon Coast

Lovely detached bungalow within walking distance of the beach, Northam Burrows and all village amenities. An ideal location for a relaxing beach holiday or an active break with surfing, cycling, sailing and walking oppor...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£308 - £665 per week *

PD693A View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • 0.5 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Set in a peaceful location and near to Instow beach. Willow Cottage

Instow - North Devon Coast

Bungalow with conservatory and garden. Peaceful situation just half a mile from delightful beach.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£284 - £706 per week *

N0903 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 1 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Corner Cottage boasts fabulous views of the estuary 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
£286 - £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

Push the boat out and treat yourself to a bit of luxury...

If you want to indulge in a little luxury when booking your holiday cottage, we've got the place for you.

Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

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
£330 - £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
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer BEACHO - External Complex - View 1 Beach Ho!, Westward Ho!

Westward Ho! - North Devon Coast

A high quality ground floor apartment offering sea views. Just a stone's throw from the sandy surfing beach and all the facilities of the popular resort of Westward Ho!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
£418 - £1071 per week *

BEACHO View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer A lovely sunny seating area to enjoy your morning cup of tea Button Cottage

Northam - North Devon Coast

A delightful character cottage just a few minutes walk to village amenities and close to both the surfing beach resort of Westward Ho and pretty fishing village of Appledore

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
£278 - £646 per week *

BUTTON View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 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
  • 1 miles from the coast
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer 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
£307 - £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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