Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This charming cottage is the perfect holiday base for exploring the many activities Appledore and the surrounding area has to offer. Stroll along the quay and watch the fishermen unload their catch, try your hand at crabbing or just take an amble through the pretty 'chocolate box' streets maybe stopping at one of the numerous galleries, family pubs or the Appledore maritime Museum.
An ideal spot for touring North Devon, the long sandy beach and clifftop walks at Westward Ho! or one of the many other attractions including The Milky Way, The Big Sheep, the cobbled streets of Clovelly, Dartington Crystal, Tapley Park and more. The market town of Bideford is a five minute drive with it's Panier Market and day trips to Lundy Island.
Trinity has a large sunny walled courtyard with side access, perfect if you intend to bring bikes or surf boards.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Westward Ho! Braunton Burrows 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 55 km, Nearest railway: Barnstable 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: 1 double with lovely views and 1 twin. Bathroom: downstairs with bath, shower over and WC underfloor heating and large heated towel rail. Kitchen: modern and well equiped with cooker, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Lounge diner: spacious with woodburner, TV, DVD, hi-fi board games, jigsaw puzzles and books provide the perfect environment for all-year-round relaxation.
|Further details outdoors|
Lovely enclosed walled courtyard with seating and barbecue. Side access gate leading towards quay. Ideal for bikes and surf boards.
Bed linen and electric heating included. 1 dog by arrangement. Towels, cots and high chairs can be supplied.
The West Country region
An ideal spot for touring North Devon, the long sandy beach and clifftop walks at Westward Ho! or one of the many other attractions including The Milky Way, The Big Sheep, the cobbled streets of Clovelly, Dartington Crystal, Tapeley Park and more. The market town of Bideford is a five minute drive with it's Pannier Market and day trips to Lundy Island.
North Devon is renound for its beautiful landcapes, spectacular sandy beaches, breathtaking costal walks, lively costal resorts to its patchwork rolling hills and streams of Tarka country and the wild dramatic moorlands of Exmoor.
On the other side of the estuary from Appledore is Instow. A level walk will take you from the North Devon Yacht Club along the beach to the dunes. Why not book a table at the Boathouse for affordable family food or have coffee at the Hotel Commodore.
Instow is also located on the Tarka Trail. A 200 mile cycle track on the old railway line. If you haven’t brought your own bicycles can be rented nearby in Bideford or Yelland.
Carrying on up the coast there are many towns and villages to visit from the magical old-world charm of Croyde with a fantastic surfing beach, to the larger 4 mile beach of Woolacombe.
Lynmouth Harbour is beautiful, catch the cliff railway which takes you up to Lynton to experience the superb views. But watch out in high season, it gets very busy.
Bored of all that spectacular costal scenery? Why not take a picnic and spend the day exploring Exmoor National Park; somewhere where you’ll have a truly memorable experience. There’s something for everyone – for amblers and ramblers, cyclists, horse riders, nature nuts and solitude seekers.
Appledore is a charming fishing village in North Devon, a maze of quaint narrow streets and 'chocolate box' fisherman’s cottages with an abundance of art galleries, craft shops, family friendly pubs, restaurants, shops and even a Maritime Museum.
There is always something to do in Appledore. During the year there are many events such as the Appledore Regatta, The Carnival, The Literary Book Fair or the highly regarded Arts Fair. The Quay is central to the village it is here you will find many activities including fishing trips, crabbing contests sometime even Morris dances and the Appledore Band. Or just watch out for the sailing races, rowing fours, fishing trawlers or even the unexpected ship.
Don’t forget to try the delicious Hocking’s ice cream locally made in Appledore and available most days of the year from a van on the Quay Front.
If you have your own boat there is a large slip way in the car park.
Appledore is steeped in history, a settlement can be traced back to Saxon times and Viking raiders lead by Hubba the Dane who were defeated here in the Battle of Bloody Corner circa 878AD ( a plaque to the battle is visible between Appledore and Northam near the indoor swimming pool).
In Elizabethan times Appledore was one of the largest importers of tobacco there are many tales of smugglers.
There are shops in Appledore but if you want to stock up at a big supermarket you will find Morrison’s and ASDA at the nearby town of Bideford or slightly further there is Barnstable a large town with most high street stores Sainsbury’s Tesco’s, even an M&S.
There are many pubs and restaurants in Appledore. If you want one that is children friendly with a terrace overlooking the estuary try the Beaver, For good fish The Royal George. For something a little more special The Quay and Bensons are recommended but BOOK. The all get filled up. There are two exceptional fish and chip shops in Appledore. Both do take away, one has tables.
Stroll along the quay and watch the fishermen unload their catch, try your hand at crabbing or just take an amble through the pretty 'chocolate box' streets maybe stopping at one of the numerous galleries, family pubs or the Appledore maritime Museum.
Appledore is situated at the mouth of the Torridge Estuary. A costal path from the end of the village by the lifeboat station will take you across the 600 acres of Braunton Burrows Country Park with the oldest golf links in the country, to the golden sandy beach of Westward Ho! Ideal for surfing and family with life guard designated areas.
The Braunton Burrows visitor centre will happily explain the different local fish, shells, crabs, birds you are likely to discover. The often do ‘exploring mornings’ for children during the holidays e.g. rock pools. So it may be worth popping in to find out.
For older children (and adults) you may like to arrange a day or half day at Skern Lodge, which is located on the edge of Appledore. Fully geared up for Sailing, Surfing, Kayaking, Abseiling and much more. It is worth booking before you arrive to avoid disappointment. If children are over a certain age you can leave them there for the day. They will even supply packed lunches on request. Other popular venues are The Milky Way and The Big Sheep. We have left brochures in the cottage.
At the end of Westward Ho! Beach is the seaside resort of the same name. Immortalised by Charles Kingsley’s book it is a lively town with a pomenade and amusements.
From the far end of Westward Ho! a costal path takes you all the way to Cornwall (not to be done in a day!). If you did this you would encounter the beautiful views from the cliffs across to Lundy Island. You would come across little jewels like the village of Bucks Mills or Clovelly, a picturesque fishing village, a delight to explore with steep cobbled streets leading down to a beautiful harbour.
The heritage coastline continues to Hartland renound for it’s steep rugged cliffs and many a shipwreck tale!