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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 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Heanton Lodge

Heanton Punchardon - North Devon Coast

A great base for your North Devon holiday. The Lodge was refurbished in 2017 and has magnificent coastal views

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
£800 - £1785 per week *

HEANTL View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.7 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 4.5 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

CORONA - Sitting Room - View 2 Corona

Instow - North Devon Coast

A quite special seaside villa recently refurbished to very high standards and offering both quality and style as well as magnificent views across the sandy beach to Appledoe and out to sea.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£887 - £1907 per week *

CORONA View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property The stunning master bedroom which has ensuite and dressing room Oceanscape

Westward Ho! - North Devon Coast

A high quality detached contemporary house offering panoramic sea views and a hot tub. Just a short downhill walk to beach and village facilities

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Hot tub available
£800 - £2100 per week *

OCEANW View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Hot tub available
  • Private parking
  • 0.7 miles to the nearest pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Travel cot available
  • 0.5 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Outdoor storage space
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

View Point is located in a quiet lane with wonderful far reaching views over the village towards the Taw and Torridge estuaries View Point

Braunton - North Devon Coast

A great family holiday home with wonderful estuary and sea views in this popular village.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£1449 - £1449 per week *

VIEWP View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 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
  • 3 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer

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New Property Enjoy a family breakfast together whilst planning the day ahead Britannia House

Northam - North Devon Coast

Spacious holiday villa in elevated position. Close to village amenities and offering wonderful panoramic sea, estuary and coastal views.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£700 - £1570 per week *

BRITAN View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.4 miles to the nearest pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels provided
  • 1.5 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Rear Courtyard Seaview Terrace

Braunton - North Devon Coast

Spacious property in village location with far reaching estuary and sea views.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£899 - £1850 per week *

SEATER View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 3 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Stunning detatched barn conversion. Pusehill Barn

Westward Ho! - North Devon Coast

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

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 3 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£418 - £1218 per week *

N1623 View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Suitable for up to 3 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • Tumble dryer

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