House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden


The picturesque fishing village of Appledore is the ideal location for exploring the North Devon coast. Book a fishing trip, Visit Lundy Island, go crabbing from the house itself (it's that close!). Alternatively take a ferry to Instow, catch frequent buses to Barnstaple and Ilfracombe or take a leisurely stroll exploring the maze of narrow streets and enjoy browsing through the art galleries and craft shops. APPLEDORE YARDARM is a large house on three levels with frontage directly onto the estuary and has both a terrace and a balcony with an unparalleled vista overlooking the water across to Instow. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and inclusive WiFi internet access. 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. APPLEDORE YARDARM is perfect for a family seaside holiday and peaceful weekend getaways.


From the moment you enter the house, the views dominate. At entry level, there is an open-plan living area comprising the lounge, dining room and kitchen. This is a bright, airy and sociable space with sofas and great entertainment features including a TV, Freeview, DVD player, DVD selection, board games, books and inclusive WiFi internet access. Glazed doors lead onto a lovely balcony with superb estuary and ocean views. Stairs lead down to two bedrooms and stairs also lead up to two bedrooms.


A beautiful fitted kitchen contains all you could need for a stress-free self-catering holiday. Appliances include a fridge, separate freezer (downstairs), dishwasher, oven, grill, electric hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, blender, children's crockery, cafetiere, iron and ironing board, as well as a good supply of pots, pans, cutlery and crockery. A washing machine is housed in a cupboard on the landing. A welcome pack is thoughtfully included as well as use of a high chair.

Downstairs there is a freezer, ironing board and high chair in an under-stair storage area.


Stairs lead up to two bedrooms:

Bedroom 1: A spacious double with lofty ceiling, king size bed, TV with DVD player and great views to Chivenor and out to sea.

Bedroom 2: Comfortable twin bedroom.

Downstairs are two further bedrooms:

Bedroom 3: A large double bedroom with king size bed, TV with DVD player, tiled floor and glazed doors that lead onto a beautiful terrace with a table and chairs, which is enclosed by a sea wall. The perfect place to enjoy morning coffee in the sunshine while admiring the views of the tides coming in and going out with people enjoying the beach.

Bedroom 4: An internal bunk bedroom, perfect for children. (washing machine housed in this room)

A cot is provided and all bedrooms have plenty of storage space and hanging space.


APPLEDORE YARDARM has 2 bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, each with a bath, shower-over, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. Bath towels are kindly included.


Relax on the sunny balcony with table and chairs which is interconnected to the patio on the sea wall. The terrace at the back is connected by steps. You will be spoilt with views over the estuary, Instow, Crow Point and out toward the ocean. The courtyard area on the sea wall has outside seating for 8 + sun loungers - great for soaking up the sunshine or crabbing over wall! A complimentary disposable BBQ is provided. This is a real toes-in-the-water place with crab fishing from the terrace and real-ale pubs, good restaurants and a lovely delicatessen within 100 yards.

Free road parking is often possible within 20 yards (first come first served). Alternatively it is a two minute walk to the local car park at £15 for a week.

Two small dogs are permitted or one larger dog.

A children's playground is about 30 yards away near to where the car is parked.

E & OE

All bookings are subject to the Terms and Conditions on Choice Cottages website.

Arrival time: 4pm with Departure time by 10am

Add to basket items may be available and booking fees apply - see Choice Cottages website for price details.

It is important to note that, although nightly rates are reflected by the advertising portal, these are not applicable. Short breaks, when available, will be offered at a minimum price of 65% of the weekly rate (conditions apply).

Secure, online bookings can be made via the Choice Cottages website

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Appledore 200 m
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 99 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 17 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Devon region

Gently rolling Devonshire hills & valleys, the stunning coastline and miles of lush English countryside, make our landscape heaven for anyone who loves the great outdoors and the seaside. Exciting tourist destinations, mix fascinating history with a vibrant culture and delectable local food produce will tempt your taste buds.

Choice Cottages has hundreds of carefully selected holiday cottages within the West Country and aims to provide you a stay second to none, whatever your budget, however large your party size.


WALK TO – In the heart of Appledore within a labyrinth of narrow streets and 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.