Pear Tree Cottage is located just 100 yards from the quayside, in the centre of this busy village which is often referred to as an early days Padstow. The cottage is situated within a private courtyard, along with our other two cottages (Apple Tree Cottage & Mulberry Tree Cottage). The cottage has easy access to all amenities of the village, including six pubs, restaurants, supermarket with delicatessen, post office, news agency, arts and craft shops, art galleries and museum.
Pear Tree Cottage is entered directly from the courtyard into the slate floored lounge furnished with two leather sofas and armchair, TV/DVD, Ipod docking station, underfloor heating. The modern, well equipped kitchen/dining area is in a separate room from the lounge. Stairs leading upstairs from the lounge lead you to the first bedroom. This room can accommodate either two single beds or one superking size bed. The room has a built-in wardrobe with shelving and a TV/DVD. The second bedroom is smaller but still has all you need with a double bed, built-in wardrobe with shelving. The bathroom is beautifully tiled in travetine tiles with a bath, wc, basin and separate shower unit.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Westward Ho! 2.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter International 55 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, 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, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
A communal washing machine and tumble dryer are available on site at a charge of £1 each.
|Further details outdoors|
Communal garden with gas BBQ and seating area. We also have a selection of body boards, buckets & spades, crabbing lines & nets.
Parking is available at either Odun Road car park, opposite the Maritime Museum, or at the larger car park at the end of the quayside, opposite St Marys Churchl.
Welcome pack on arrival.
Beach towels are not included but bath and kitchen towels are.
The garden is a shared garden with the guests of our other cottage.
Arrival time is from 3pm and departure time is by 10am.
Strictly no smoking in the cottage.
The stunning beaches of North Devon and its world renowned reputation for wildlife, nature and beauty set a most amazing backdrop for the coastal towns and countryside villages that make up the area that is Devon. Whatever the season, there is no better place in England than North Devon.
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.
Just a short drive from Appledore (approx. 2 miles) is 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.
Appledore itself is a small fishing village that sits at the estuary of the Taw and Torridge river. It has attractive walks along the quay and towards Bideford or Westward Ho! using the footpaths. The quay is actively used by boat owners.
Hidden within its quaint cobbled streets there are a number of interesting art galleries. Appledore is such a busy village it even has its own festivals throughout the year - Visual Arts Festival in May, Regatta Week and Carnival in August and the acclaimed Appledore Book Festival in September.
The village is about 3 miles from Bideford & 10 miles from Barnstaple. 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. Exmoor is only a short drive away. The Eden Project in Cornwall can be visited in a day.
Blue-flag beaches - Croyde, Putsborough, Woolacombe and Saunton Sands are all within easy driving distance, while Westward Ho! Beach is a mere 2 miles away with its championship links golf course, tennis courts and cliff top walks. Other options, if you wanted to venture further afield and experience what the area has to offer include trips to RHS Rosemoor, Tapeley Park, Instow, The Big Sheep, Dartington Crystal, Bucks Mills, The Milky Way Adventure Park to name a few.