The Captain's House
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Located in Bude Street, which is in the heart of the village and a short walk from the Quay, this four bedroomed house is in an ideal location to explore North Devon. From the house there are some beautiful walks along the coastal path as well as exploring historic Appledore itself. In addition to a very high specification interior there is also a small courtyard garden with BBQ facilities. The nearest beach is Westward Ho and you can catch the ferry (seasonal) across the estuary to Instow. The beaches of Croyde, Putsborough and Saunton are all a short drive away. For younger visitors there is crabbing on the Quay and there is a supply of beach equipment such as body boards, crabbing nets and so on at the property. Skerne lodge which is a local activity centre in Appledore offers kayaking, surfing lessons and a range of other outdoor activities. For cyclists and walkers there is also the Tarka trail and there are a number of golf courses nearby - the nearest course being Royal North Devon which is England's oldest golf course. The area is very family friendly and children are welcome in pubs and restaurants.
Off of the main hall is a walk in shower and toilet. There is a dual aspect open plan living/dining room with a supply of games, books , dvds, radio and telephone plus internet access. The dining table and seating comfortably accommodate six people. The kitchen is fully fitted with dishwasher, fridge freezer, gas hob, microwave and all other essentials and opens out on to a small decked area which the leads to the main garden itself. There is a shed which has body boards, crabbing nets and other beach equipment. The garden has a table and chairs for six people
The first floor has two double bedrooms, a single room and a family bath/shower plus toilet.
The second floor has a large loft bedroom with two single beds. The room is equipped with its own sofa, TV and DVD recorder and tends to be a big hit with the kids.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Westward Ho!|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 61 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple|
|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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
Appledore is located on the west bank of the tidal River Torridge at its confluence with the River Taw; jointly they flow NW for 4 km to Bideford Bay. Bideford town and port lies 4 km upstream.
In Elizabethan times, Appledore along with Bideford, was the largest importer of tobacco, and tales of smugglers and a nautical air can be found around every corner!
Situated on the North Devon coast, Appledore has something to offer everyone, whether it be a quiet holiday meandering around the quaint narrow streets of this historic fishing village and visiting the well established galleries, to activities such as surfing on one of Devon's finest blue flag beaches, kayaking on the River Torridge and cycling along the Tarka Trail. The village is full of charm with narrow lanes There is a good range of local facilities including a general store, newsagents, patisserie/tea rooms and highly commended local chip shop. There is a sandy surfing beach 1 mile away (Westward Ho!)
There is a annual visual arts festival (late May/earyJune) and book festival (late September/Late October). Appledore Regatta is held annually in August.
Art Galleries, Cliff Walking, Surfing, Cycling, Golf, Sailing, Swimming, Crabbing, Maritime Museum, Adventure Theme Park, Boat Trips, Sun Bathing, Castle Building, Sea Fishing, Kayaking, Photography, Pubs, Restaurants, Cafes, Tea Rooms are all on the doorstep of the cottage.....
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