Appledore, Devon
+44 (0) 20 876 75425
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£112 - £308
per night
£785 - £2150
per week

An 18th-century fisherman's cottage with garden at the end of a cobbled row, for happy seaside holidays with superb beaches nearby


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£112 - £308 per night

£785 - £2150 per week

The Experience

It’s peaceful here, down a pedestrian-only street facing allotments, but you’re only a short walk along history-laden narrow lanes (some of the buildings are Elizabethan) to the mouth of the estuary, the bustling quay, arguably the best ice cream in Devon, proper fish and chips, crabbing, boat trips and independent shops. Inside is more spacious than it looks, with plenty of seating, a cosy wood-burner in the sitting room and a TV for rainy days.

French doors open onto a tidy garden with a seating area, Weber barbecue, an astroturf lawn and a summer house – although you’re overlooked by neighbours it’ll still be a fine spot for an evening meal or glass of wine. Two very comfortable bedrooms are up steep stairs and the lovely attic room has gorgeous views over rooftops to the estuary. The two bathrooms are immaculate.

Enjoy sociable meals in the light-filled open-plan kitchen/dining area or walk 10 minutes to The Royal George pub.

Cornwallis - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being in a quiet spot but so close to the quay, beaches, shops and a museum
  • Sitting on the harbourside eating delicious ice cream, watching the boats and the bustle – this is proper English seaside
  • Returning to your cottage – perhaps with some fresh fish – for a grand meal
Cornwallis - Gallery

You should know

  • You can unload your car on the street below then find on-street parking or a public car park
  • One small or medium size dog is welcome


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £112
Weekly price
from £785
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 6
From £1124 beds3 bedrooms


Special offer: 25% off July weeks, Now £1140 week 12th July and £1612 week 19th July.

Booking information

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Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Appledore is a sweet little town in a wonderful situation on the great estuary of the rivers Taw and Torridge. The view of the estuary is delightful at whatever state of the tide and the town provides pubs, cafes, terrific fish and chips and a very good store and delicatessen. Cornwallis is charming, comfortable and well equipped and the host is most attentive and prompt in all communications.

Mary, Shrewsbury

Beautiful cottage which was both cosy and well equipped. The large kitchen dining area would be great for a larger party and the sitting room with woodburner was cosy and comfortable. Great views from the bedroom and close to all the amenities Appledore has to offer. Would definitely recommend.

Andrea, Bath

A fantastic property, beautifully furnished, extremely clean and wonderful views from the master bedroom. Walking distance to the shops and restaurants in Appledore. Would highly recommend and would love to return!

Caroline, Bournemouth

I'd happily stay there with friends or family for a week, explore the village, its pubs, delis and fish & chips. Great base for discovering Hartland, North Devon and Exmoor too. The cottage has got anything you'll need but make sure you bagsy the top room for the views!

Gwen, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Appledore is an attractive village sitting at the confluence of the Taw and Torridge and with a proud maritime history. You'll find lots of little independent shops, places to enjoy a cream tea and a few art galleries, restaurants and pubs. At the quayside you can have a go at crabbing, jump on a boat for a fishing trip or simply enjoy Hockings ice cream. Join the Coast Path, visit Westward Ho!

Local points of interest from Amanda Robertson

  • Appledore, steeped in a rich seafaring history. Wander the labyrinth of charming narrow streets with pastel coloured mariner cottages, hidden cafes, art galleries and quaint gift shops. The Yard, voted in top 5 devon restaurants, our favourite hidden gem!
  • The bustling quayside, 3 minutes walk, catch a boat across the estuary to the sandy shores of Instow, take a thrilling rib ride round the coast or simply sit and watch the boats go by with a deli delight from John's of Appledore and a Hocking's ice cream.
  • Northam Burrows, picturesque walk or cycle. A beautiful semi wild landscape with grassy plains, marshes and wild horses, intertwined with Royal North Devon golf course, one of the oldest in England. Open to all! Flanked by the sweeping sand of Westwood Ho!
  • Flanking Northam Burrows is Westwood Ho! beach, 2 km of beautiful sand, perfect for surfing, boogy boarding and picnicing. There’s a cafe to the sand dunes towards Appledore and a large car park. Saunton Sands, Croyde and Woolacombe, close by.
  • Book a kayak or Paddle board adventure along the Torridge estuary, all abilities catered for. Hire bikes and cycle the Tarka Trail from Bideford, once a railway line, now a flat 180 mile path, winding you through unspoilt countryside.
  • Visit Clovelly, another picturesque fishing village. Once owned by the queen of England and now privately owned. Wander Clovelly Gardens, brows the craft workshops and enjoy a freshly caught fish dish at The Red Lion. Even lobster straight from the harbour


Amanda Robertson

The Robertson family live and work in London but escape to Devon as often as they can. They love opening up their houses to guests.