Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Bosun's Haven is an old rendered stone and timber, master mariner's cottage. It sits on the quayside, with uninterrupted views from the rear bedrooms across the estuary to the pretty village of Instow and the rolling countryside beyond. The village of Appledore has long been a popular retreat with its maze of narrow lanes and quaint, colourful cottages. The front door opens on to the charming Market Street, closed to traffic and punctuated with interesting shops from chandlers to art galleries. The rear gate opens onto the quay sit here or in the bedroom and watch the wide range of craft from huge ocean going ships to small open fishing boats passing by in the ever changing light and tide. Take part in crabbing or jumping off the quay (at high tide!); enjoy an icecream watching the gig racing or listening to the local brass band (Monday evenings in the summer). Several of the local pubs have live music and there is a thriving art scene with many excellent galleries in Appledore and Instow. A small passenger ferry runs between Appledore and Instow and can take bikes and dogs. Long cycle routes around the estuaries from Bideford to Barnstaple and beyond along the Tarka Trail. In September there is the annual Book Festival, with excellent speakers, comedy, music and workshops.
Bosun's Haven allows you to open the doors and gates and be part of the local community or sit in the garden or gaze from the windows in complete privacy.
Appledore has tidal beaches and rock pools and there's a 2 mile long surfing beach 2 miles away at Westward Ho! There is fabulous walking over wide open flat sands, the Burrows and coastal paths, diverse birdlife and stunning views. Within the immediate vicinity are many shops, pubs and restaurants.
A fully equipped kitchen with good quality china and cutlery, gas central heating, instant hot water & good pressure and an open fire all add to the experience and allow you to enjoy North Devon at any time of year.
Bosun's Haven offers THREE bedrooms: 1 double & 1 twin enjoy estuary views – the twin has a seating area to make the most of the view and a second twin over-looks the very pretty Market Street. All bedrooms are located on the first floor reached via steep cottage style stairs, with a removable stairgate at the top. Travelcot & highchair available. Bathroom: low level WC on the first floor and a shower (with excellent pressure) and WC on the ground floor. Dining/Sitting Room: with flatscreen TV, with DVD and freeview. Kitchen: with integrated oven and hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave and dishwasher. Large Bootroom: with washing machine and storage or drying space. Gas central heating and instant hot water. Outside: traditional courtyard cobbled with local stone, tables and chairs. Garage with parking for one car and room to dry wetsuits, store surfboards et al. Further parking available either on the road or Churchfield carpark about 200m away. Bedlinen (not for travelcot), electric and central heating included. No smoking within the property. One dog allowed (a second by arrangement) on ground floor only.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Appledore & Westward Ho! 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 75 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
The West Country region
Appledore sits on the mouth of the Torridge & Taw tidal estuaries. There is a rich history of the shipbuilding and fishing in the area which continue to this day. The neighbouring Burrows are home to the Royal Devon Golf Club and a huge diversity of bird life. The climate is temperate and almost everyday includes some sun, Appledore is known as having its own micro climate, keeping it warmer and sunnier than the wider area.
The countryside is rolling and beautiful with stunning walks along the coastal paths and the beaches diverse from rock pools to rolling surf.
There are tidal beaches and rock pools within Appledore and the Westward Ho! surfing beach is 2 miles away. Many shops, pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance.
The wider area provides walks along stunning cliff paths, worldclass surfing beaches, golf, canoing and horse riding. The most delicious cream teas, beautiful gardens to explore and superb local art works and crafts.