House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

River View has been recently and lovingly renovated in an informal, open plan barn-style home . The house is large and light and comprises 4-5 bedrooms (one doubling as a sun-lounge), 3 bath/shower rooms, 1 wc, and a light and airy open-plan kitchen/living room with views over the both the estuary (limited by foliage depending on season) and the delightful south facing enclosed garden. The spacious adjoining dining area has french doors opening onto the large decked balcony which is fully furnished with table, chairs and BBQ.
The charming house is well equipped, and furnished in a contemporary style throughout with stripped wood floors, lots of natural light and a feature floor-to-ceiling window offering river views (depending on the foliage).
The large rear garden offers sea glimpses and a level sitting area; a serene and peaceful haven in which to relax at the end of a busy day on the beach or exploring the diverse attractions of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The approach is via a large gravelled drive to the front with five bar entrance gate and ample parking for 4 cars.

The house is quietly located within a short stroll of the centre of the charming village of Appledore renowned for its bustling fisherman's quayside, cobbled streets, quaint shops, art/craft galleries and character pubs serving excellent meals.

The house perfectly accommodates the needs of two families holidaying together or a party of 10.

The house is available to rent throughout the year and is a perfect retreat for families with young children or those wishing to enjoy the area for its excellent facilities which include walking, cycling, golf, fishing, horseriding and a large variety of watersports.

Bed linen and bath towels are provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 en suites, 1 shower room and 1 toilet only
Nearest beach Northam burrows 2 km
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 250 m
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Barnstaple 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Super King Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The England region

North Devon offers the perfect Devon holiday setting. Whether you are looking for a weekend break, a romantic getaway or a family holiday, North Devon is the perfect playground for doing what you love. Be it spending time with the family, walking the dog, eating out or celebrating with friends, to the people that live here, and visit here, North Devon really is the perfect place. The fantastic golden sandy beaches and hidden coves will entice you to explore, go rock-pooling, swimming and surfing; while dramatic coastlines and rugged moors will take your breath away, and verdant valleys all demand to be explored. Visit Exmoor and find fantastic places to go in North Devon towns, amazing attractions, fun days out with the kids, great local food and drink and a wealth of cultural experiences await you.

The South West Coast Path National Trail links to the village and gives access to walks along the spectacular North Devon coast. For cyclists and walkers, the Tarka Trail also passes through the area; free of traffic to explore the lovely scenery.The nearby Braunton Burrows marsh has been designated as a biosphere reserve, the first place in the country to gain this status. The coastal part of the parish lies within the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Nearby Hartland boasts twelve miles of spectacular coastline, breathtaking scenery, wonderful cliff top walks, beautiful secluded beaches, an abundance of rare flora and fauna, stunning starlit skies. Clovelly hangs on a 400ft cliff where donkeys were once used to transport people and goods up the steep cobbled streets.Once a bustling fishing village, it is still a traffic free village retaining its original charms


Along the quaint, narrow streets of Appledore there are many fishermen's cottages, some of which date back to the Elizabethan era.

Where the Taw and Torridge rivers meet, sits the delightful quayside village of Appledore, next to the River Torridge. Appledore boasts a small but great range of shops, pubs, guesthouses and art galleries. A thriving fishing and trading village since the 14th century, Appledore has been a famous boat-building centre for many years and the shipyard is still active today. Picturesque Appledore provides a peaceful base from which to explore North Devon, and is close to surf beaches plus the ancient market towns of Bideford, Barnstaple and Great Torrington.

The Quay is very central to life in the village and it is here you will find many activities including fishing trips, crabbing contests on the quay, and sometimes Morris Dancers. This quaint fishing village has a maze of narrow streets leading to the quay. A settlement here can be traced back to Saxon times, and Viking raiders were defeated here in the Battle of Bloody Corner circa 878 AD (a plaque to the battle is visible between Appledore and Northam on the Churchill Way corner near the swimming pool. 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!

Don't forget the delicious Hocking's ice-cream made in Appledore - available from their van on the quay and at the beach!