Appledore holiday house letting with internet access, balcony/terrace, fireplace and TV

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  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

Dockside is a modernised and expanded 18th Century cottage on the riverfront of the historic Appledore shipbuilding area of the River Torridge in North Devon.

Our cleaners deep clean after every stay on Fridays, so Rentals are arranged Friday to Friday unless otherwise agreed.

There are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, one with a bath/shower and the others with showers (two bathrooms are en-suite and one is a wet-room). Three bedrooms have fabulous river views across the tidal estuary towards the picturesque village of Instow and the green hills beyond.

A 5-minute walk takes you into Appledore with its quay, restaurants, pubs, supermarket, newsagent, craft shops, art galleries and the large carpark with a slipway for launching boats into the Torridge.

Appledore has a small and regular (depending on the tides) pedestrian ferry across to Instow where you can spend time on the beach or go for a drink or a meal in the pubs and restaurants. From Appledore, sightseeing trips out to sea, up river and fishing trips are easily arranged in the village.

Dockside’s fully equipped kitchen and dining area is spacious with a breakfast bar and a dining table seating 8 people. This leads through 2 arches into the living room with a large inglenook fireplace for warm and cosy evenings. A small conservatory on the riverfront beckons everyone for breakfast, lunch or evening suppers and barbecues, drinking in the breath-taking tidal views – or just a quiet place to hang out and read a book.

The layout of the house:

The front door is on street level with parking for one car (otherwise yellow lines on the street restrict parking during the daytime, but additional free parking is available in surrounding streets). On this “ground” level, is a hallway, one bathroom (with bath/shower toilet and basin), the electricity/boiler cupboard, a bedroom with 2 single beds, wardrobe and window facing the car-port and the street and the other bedroom which is the largest bedroom in the house; a spacious room with a king-size bed, two armchairs, bookshelf, chest of drawers and a wardrobe. The window opens out to the stunning river views.

From the hallway there are stairs with a handrail leading down to the river-level of the house, kitchen, dining, living room and the wet-room (toilet, basin and shower) and a back door to a very spacious courtyard. There is a small alcove with a desk. The living room has 2 sofas, an armchair, a window seat, an inglenook fireplace for real open fires, TV and a PVR (personal video recorder), games cupboard and a DVD player.

The living room leads onto a small river-front conservatory which is a great place to keep out of the wind and still enjoy the views. It works well for breakfasts, teas, quiet moments, evening suppers – just about anything when you want to enjoy the view and not be cold.

This conservatory leads onto the spacious patio with a round table, seating for 8, spectacular views, a small barbecue, flowerbeds, a grassy area with a rotary clothes dryer, archway with a gate and small landing and iron steps to the river or “beach” below (depending on the tides).

From the living room another set of stairs appear which lead up to two more bedrooms. Up 6 steps to a very small landing, to the left the second bedroom with king-sized bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bay-window with a window seat and views from your pillow. The “en-suite” bathroom is actually just across this small landing on the right, shower, toilet and basin with a heated towel rail.

Continue up this flight of stairs to the room above to the “attic” room which has 2 single beds, incredibly stunning views and its own bathroom (toilet, basin and shower).

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: King Bed
  • Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 3 Shower rooms

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

One set of keys are in a key safe in the parking area near the downpipe. Please use the keys to enter but put them back in the safe and reset straight away. A set will be on the window sill in the upstairs hall and a spare set hanging in the Kitchen by the breakfast bar. The heating controls and water are set twice a day but can be advanced if required. The thermostat in the entrance hall should be set at 20 on arrival but returned to 15 on departure. The house manual will be on the living room table. We also ask visitors to write in the guest book. This has been since we bought the house in 1989.
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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

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100% refund100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 17:00 Check out: 09:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £200.00

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

House rules

Children: Please note that the patio is adjacent to a sea wall on an estuary and great care should be taken at all times.
Dogs: Maximum 2 at £20 per dog

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Manager restrictions

Changeover day: Fri

About the owner

Philip T.
Average reply time:
2 hours 33 minutes

Calendar updated:
15 Nov 2021

Years listed:
4

Languages spoken: English
This House has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Feb 2018. Located in Devon, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1031 to £3435.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Nov 2021.

Reviews

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Wander472119
St. Albans, United Kingdom

A spacious, waterfront cottage with easy access to local attractions.
Jul 2021

Stayed with two families including 4 kids. Plenty of space for us all and 4 bathrooms! Board games, DVDs and a functional kitchen helped make the stay easy. Perfect location, just far enough from the … More 

Reviewed 13 Aug 2021

Owner's reply:
Thank you for your great review. Philip and Laura.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Perfect
Sep 2020

Booked Dockside at the last minute for a much needed break, the cottage had everything we could wish for, was super comfortable, close to all amenities, would highly recommended it

Reviewed 1 Oct 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Philip and Laura.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Very Good
Sep 2020

A very good position overlooking the Torr estuary. A lot of stairs in the property so would not be suitable for people with walking difficulties. The house is well firnished and extreamly well appoint… More 

Reviewed 28 Sep 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Philip and Laura
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Fantastic estuary side property
Mar 2020

We have enjoyed a wonderful stay at Dockside. The property is in a fantastic location right on the estuary with wonderful views over to Instow. There was plenty of room for 4 adults, one toddler and a… More 

Reviewed 20 Apr 2020

Owner's reply:
Only just seen this. Thank you for your review.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Excellent location, and very well equiped.
Aug 2019

The patio and conservatory excellent for lazing beside the estuary. The weather was not so good but being in the conservatory made you feel that you were outside.

Reviewed 17 Aug 2019

Owner's reply:
Thanks for the review. Glad you liked the house. Shame about the weather.
Review 1-5 of 13

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I edit my booking?

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If Philip (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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