Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
GANNET'S NEST OVERVIEW
GANNET'S NEST in the picturesque fishing village of Appledore is the ideal location for exploring the North Devon coast. Book a fishing trip, go crabbing on the Quay, take a leisurely stroll exploring the maze of narrow streets and enjoy browsing through the art galleries and craft shops. For the more adventurous, 5 minutes away by car is Westward Ho! where there is surfing, kite surfing and body-boarding. The South West Coastal Path and the Tarka Trail cycle path are both easily accessible from the cottage. GANNET'S NEST is an attractive 2-bedroomed Victorian fisherman's cottage arranged over 3 floors in Appledore. The cottage frontage is directly onto the estuary and has both a terrace and a balcony with an unparalleled vista overlooking the water.
Ground Floor: Light and airy sitting room featuring a wood burning stove and with Freeview TV. Double doors opening onto a balcony overlooking the estuary with table and chairs perfect for watching the boats.
Lower Ground Floor: There is an additional large sitting room with sofa and doors leading onto the terrace which overlooks the sea.
This cosy country cottage kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge and dining table and chairs is well-kitted and perfect for entertaining.There is a utility room with washing machine, microwave and small freezer on the lower ground floor.
Attractive master bedroom which overlooks the estuary and has ample storage. The second bedroom, full of character and nautical themes is a twin-bedded room. Both bedrooms are on the first floor.
Lower Ground Floor: WC and hand basin.
First Floor: There is a family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.
There is both a Terrace on the Lower Ground Floor and a large Balcony on the 1st floor, with table chairs and parasol; perfect for enjoying a sunset, watching boats or enjoying al fresco dining.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Appledore 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 80 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 17 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
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
AT A GLANCE: Location - Appledore; Pets - Yes; 2 bedrooms; Sleeps 4+; 2 Living Rooms; Post Code EX39 1RY; Changeover day - Saturday during peak weeks (otherwise flexible); Parking available 50 yards from property; DVD / CD Player; Freeview TV; Oven; Gas Hob; Microwave; Fridge/freezer; Dishwasher; Washing Machine; Utility Room; Balcony; Terrace; Sea Views. Please note, children must be supervised at all times when using the balcony and terrace. Electricity by coin meter. Fuel inclusive April - end December, £25.00 per week all other times
The West Country region
The North Devon Coast: For spectacular scenery and beautiful beaches whatever the season, there's no better place in England than North Devon coast and in particular Appledore.
The coastline is as rugged as it is beautiful dotted with magnificent cliffs, tiny cove and picturesque harbours. It was once the haunt of smugglers, pirates and wreckers and the fascinating history is retold in many small museums along the coast. Today visitors who love Henry Williamson's famous Tarka the Otter can retrace Tarka's journey by following the Tarka Trail.
Appledore is ideally located within easy reach of the harbours of Clovelly and Lynmouth which are also perfect places to relax. Meander through the streets of Lynmouth and take a ride on the unique water powered cliff railway to the twin town of Lynton which is perched high on the cliffs. Clovelly is another of the prettiest coastal village where it feels as if time stood still. The only means of transport on these famous cobbled streets are donkeys and sleds.
Appledore itself is a small fishing village about 3 miles from Bideford & 10 miles from Barnstable. There are many attractive areas in the surrounding countryside: Clovelly; the famous picturesque fishing village, is 10 miles away. Lundy Island can be visited by ferry from Bideford.
Just a short drive away approximately 2 miles, the beach at Westward Ho and surrounding areas are recognised as possibly some of the finest and cleanest in Europe - with two miles of soft golden sand, plenty of rock pools and amazing surf.
A little further afield along the coastline surrounding a natural harbour is Ilfracombe with its Victorian architecture, Esplanade and famous Tunnels Beach. The harbour is always busy with fishing boats sailing in and out together with the paddle steamer Balmoral which offers day trips to Lundy Island. North Devon has something to offer and appeal to everyone, take time to come and find out for yourselves, we will make you very welcome.
WALK TO – Gannet's Nest nestles in the centre of Appledore within a labyrinth of narrow streets and is only a short stroll to the bustling quayside, restaurants, pubs, galleries and Maritime Museum.An ideal location for enjoying the many attractions North Devon has to offer, you will be a short drive to The Big Sheep, RHS Rosemoor Garden, the National Trust property Arlington Court, Clovelly and much more.
Walkers can enjoy coastal walks from the property and the 2 miles of golden sandy beach at Westward Ho! is less than a 20 minute walk. There is also a choice of leisure facilities close by including riding, tennis, golf, swimming, fishing and more. In the evenings, sample one of the six pubs in Appledore, most serving good food.
CYCLE TO - The charming fishing villages of Appledore and Instow, as well as the town of Bideford and Barnstaple. The Tarka Trail is a series of footpaths and cycle-paths around north Devon with over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail available to cyclists between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon.
DRIVE TO - The surrounding area has much to offer. Within driving distance is Atlantic Village outlet shopping centre, Tapeley Park, Instow, The Big Sheep, Dartington Crystal, Clovelly, Bucks Mills, The Milky Way adventure park and the historic market town of Bideford with its open-air and pannier markets. Just a short hop over the Torridge is the large market town of Barnstaple with all high street conveniences, cinema, theatre, museums, and pannier market. From Barnstaple one is in easy reach of many magnificent North Devon blue-flag beaches including Croyde, Woolacombe, Saunton Sands, Braunton Burrows and Putsborough all famous surf spots. The Eden Project in Cornwall can also be visited easily within a day.
For the more adventurous, 5 minutes away by car is Westward Ho! where there is surfing, kite surfing and body-boarding. The South West Coastal Path and the Tarka Trail cycle path are both easily accessible from the cottage.