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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 Stars with Original Cottages

Driveway for two cars and open planned garden Fair Winds

Northam - North Devon Coast

Detached bungalow with delightful lawned gardens, and within easy walk of village amenities.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£295 - £730 per week *

N2005 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 1.25 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • 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

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

This barn conversion is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Pusehill Cottage

Westward Ho! - North Devon Coast

Spacious detached barn conversion cottage. Hillside sheep farm setting just a scenic mile walk from the beach.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£263 - £623 per week *

N0987 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 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
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 1 miles from the coast
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

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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
£265 - £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
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

New Property The Corn Tallet

Bideford - North Devon Coast

A spacious barn conversion cottage on working farm. Close to the coast and surrounded by picturesque countryside . Shared use of outdoor solar heated swimming pool

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Swimming pool available
£480 - £1235 per week *

CORNTA View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Swimming pool available
  • Private parking
  • 2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • Travel cot available
  • 2 miles from the coast
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

This impressive detached dormer bungalow is located in a quiet lane just off the esplanade in Instow Heathersett

Instow - North Devon Coast

Detached high quality dormer bungalow just a few minutes walk to the beach and a choice of pubs and restaurants. Large rear garden with pond and off road parking for 2 cars

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£731 - £1468 per week *

HEATHS View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Spindrift, Instow

Instow - North Devon Coast

Impressive detached coastal property furnished and decorated in a distinctive contemporary style. Within walking distance of the beach and with its own private hot tub on the rear decked patio.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Hot tub available
£803 - £1804 per week *

SPINDI View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Hot tub available
  • Private parking
  • 0.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.2 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer

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Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Primrose Cottage, Westleigh

Westleigh Nr. Instow - North Devon Coast

A spacious and extremely comfortable character cottage in a delightful village setting and within walking distance of character inn

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£492 - £1254 per week *

PRIMWE View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 1.25 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

A fabulous holiday home with far reaching views of the Taw & Torridge Estuary Tidal View

Appledore - North Devon Coast

Fantastic coastal views, spacious modern interior and excellent facilities in the pretty village of Appledore.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£456 - £1066 per week *

TIDAL View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.4 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.4 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

KOVERS - External - View 1 Koversada

Appledore - North Devon Coast

This spacious detached character property is set in a peaceful location offering superb coastal views and a large outdoor Hot Tub.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Hot tub available
£836 - £1596 per week *

KOVERS View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Hot tub available
  • Private parking
  • 0.8 miles to the nearest pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Cot available
  • 0.8 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

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
£342 - £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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