Drum Cottage

Appledore, North Devon Coast

  • 3 Star Gold
  • **Easter Special** 15% off remaining breaks between 6th - 27th April

You can book this property from:

  • £335 per week
  • £48 per night
  • 3 Star Gold
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Permit Parking
  • On-Street Parking


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden, courtyard or patio
  • Private parking
  • Parking permit provided
  • On-street parking

Special Features

  • 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: 2pm
  • Check out: 10am


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 thesholds 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. Parking is available on the roadside by the Quay or public car park approx 400 yds. Arr/Dep for weekly booking is Saturday.  (2 x hairdryers there)



Not long arrived home from a Winter Break at Drum Cottage, It was lovely and clean , with welcome extras of Biscuits , Milk and Bread . A delightful cottage , in a great location, we felt very much at home here, and loved the extra space that the Kitchen/Diner gave, looking out to the Courtyard . Hope to book again at some time .

Mrs June Willmott,

Fantastic property, ideally situated in great town.

Mr David Pope,

Cottage was excellent and exceeded our expectations. Not one issue during our stay.

Mr Paul Hathaway,

Very clean, well equipped and comfortable.

Mrs Carol Bayliss,

Perfectly happy with the cottage.

Mrs Wendy Derrett,

Had a lovely stay everything we needed and more

Mr Robert Dowler,

The welcome pack and dog treat in bowl was a lovely touch as was getting a text from Kathryn before arrival to give us all the information we needed and further texts during our stay to ask whether we needed anything, offering to bring more logs etc. Really fab service.

Nadia Davies,

One of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in. Ideally situated for exploring North Devon. Fabulous welcome pack provided for us and the dogs. Beautifully clean throughout. Fabulous cottage would highly recommend

Ms Caroline Bonner,

Drum Cottage is excellent in every way I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Mrs Pam Foster,

Great cottage, loved the old worldly charm of sitting room and the bright light kitchen/conservatory. Pretty little garden.