Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed


Located on Irsha Street this delightful fisherman's cottage is in a sought after location in Appledore and has been refurbished and furnished to a high standard. It is just a short walk to the lifeboat station and wonderful views of the sea and across the estuary. Walk a little further in the opposite direction and you will find restaurants, inns, galleries, shops and quayside. From the quay there are scenic boat trips, fishing for bass or mackerel and a pedestrian ferry to Instow's sandy beach. Bideford is only 3 miles and the spectacular beach of Westward Ho! is just a short car journey away. ESCAPE COTTAGE has 2 bedrooms, sleeping 4 people. This is the ideal holiday home for a romantic seaside getaway or just a relaxing holiday.

We regret that this property is unsuitable for children under the age of 5 years old.


The open plan lounge seats 4 people comfortably. There is a TV (with Freeview), a DVD player and a portable radio/CD player. Board games, books and a selection of DVDs are provided for your entertainment. Central heating and an electric coal/wood- effect fire will keep you cosy on cooler evenings. A good sized dining table with 4 chairs completes the social and dining facilities.


Facilities include an oven, grill, hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, toaster, kettle, cutlery, crockery, glasses, pots and pans and a cafetiere. There is also a back door that leads to the small gravelled courtyard garden.


Bedroom 1: Double bed in a spacious room overlooking Irsha Street. A wardrobe and chest of drawers ensures plenty of storage space with bedside cupboards for added convenience (there is a hair-dryer in the bedside cupboard).

Bedroom 2: Small double bed with wall hanging space, a chest of drawers and bedside table. This room overlooks the gravelled courtyard and has a view of gardens beyond.


A shower room with WC and hand basin can be found on the ground floor. Bath towels are kindly provided.


There is a small gravelled courtyard garden with a small table and two chairs (two more garden chairs are inside the cottage and may be taken outside if required). A wind break is provided to take with you to the beach. Two deck chairs are also provided. There is no allocated parking space at ESCAPE COTTAGE but free, unrestricted on road parking on a first come first served basis is nearby (100 yards), alternatively, the village car park is £3 per day (or £16 for 7 days parking).


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 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Appledore 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 80 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 17 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details

Location – Appledore; Pets – No; 2 bedrooms; Sleeps 4; Post Code EX39 1RZ; Changeover day – Friday during peak weeks (otherwise flexible); Parking available very close by at a small charge; DVD player; Freeview TV; Radio/CD player; Oven;

Hob; Microwave; Fridge; Washer/dryer; Bed linen provided; Bath towels provided; A £20 winter fuel charge is applied to bookings in October – March; This is a no-smoking property, thank you

The Devon region

The North Devon Coast: For spectacular scenery and beautiful beaches whatever the season, there's no better place in England than North Devon coast and in particular Appledore.

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.

Appledore itself is a small fishing village about 3 miles from Bideford & 10 miles from Barnstable. 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.

Just a short drive away approximately 2 miles, 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 together with the paddle steamer Balmoral which offers day trips to Lundy Island. North Devon has something to offer and appeal to everyone, take time to come and find out for yourselves, we will make you very welcome.


WALK TO – ESCAPE COTTAGE nestles in the centre of Appledore within a labyrinth of narrow streets and is 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.

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.