In a beautiful location on the waterfront in Appledore with stunning views, Curlew Cottage is a characterful self- catering cottage sleeping five in three bedrooms, with an additional single folding bed available. Spacious, well equipped and comfortable, Curlew Cottage welcomes a high proportion of regular visitors. On the shoreline of the Taw and Torridge estuary, Curlew Cottage offers a perfect view of spectacular sunsets, bird life, and a great variety of water craft. A small walled garden with lighting, table and chairs overlooks the water and the sand dunes of Braunton Burrows and Northam Burrows. A short walk from the centre of Appledore, three miles from Bideford and a good walk or a short drive of the glorious beach at Westward Ho! Two lounges, two dining areas, two TVs, WiFi and a bathroom and bedroom on the ground floor make it suitable for a range of family groups.
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- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage on waterfront in Appledore, North Devon, England - Quiet location close to Appledore Village, Convenient For Many Attractions
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 21, 2018
About Stephanie Blythe
I've owned and managed Curlew Cottage for over twenty five years, with the help of a local caretaker, and have enjoyed getting to know regular visitors and Appledore village life. I moved to Yorkshire from London thirteen years ago and always love visiting Curlew Cottage and Appledore.
Stephanie Blythe purchased this Cottage in 1988
Why Stephanie Blythe chose Torridge District
The light reflecting from the sea in Appledore makes everything look beautiful. Add the views and the character of the old fishing village, and that would be reason enough to stay in a cottage here! Curlew Cottage is an 18th century fisherman's cottage with great character and interesting interior. Appledore is very favourably placed in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Marine Nature Reserve. Curlew Cottage is on the South West Coast Path. There is an abundant choice of coastal villages and countryside to visit, as well as National Trust properties, a golf course, lifeboat station, Lundy island, and local towns like Bideford with their range of useful shops and facilities and charm. Appledore has shops, a bus service and a great choice of places to eat and drink.
What makes this Cottage unique
Whatever the weather you will have a fantastic view over the water from the garden, kitchen and upstairs lounge with all sorts of boats and water craft, the gulls and the sunsets, from the windows or the garden. Curlew Cottage cottage has a well equipped kitchen if you plan to eat in, and a short walk away you'll find two pubs with restaurants and a little further, the quay and local shops. Local musicians entertain in many of the Appledore pubs. You can walk or take a short drive to one of the best beaches in Devon at Westward Ho! and Northam. Fishing and boat trips are available from the quay and children enjoy using crab lines and exploring the rock pools. You can even buy local fish as it lands. Appledore has a strong artistic tradition and has a regular visual arts festival and a book festival.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Ideal cottage for two families
Curlew cottage was in an ideal position for views over the estuary along with close proximity to pubs and shops. Plenty of space for unloading cars and the car park was only a short distance away. The cottage had plenty of space for two families and the two lounge/sitting rooms with two tv’s meant you could have your own space if needed. Would recommend buying a tourist car parking permit (7days £20) .which enabled us to park in all Torridge District car parks. We had a few hic cups regarding electric power when we first arrived but that was quickly dealt with by Stephanie and Nicki the caretaker. Would be happy to return if we wanted another holiday in Appledore.
Quirky, but comfy, cottage
Enjoyed the town of Appledore and area very much. Great posted instructions for appliances etc, right where you need them - on the appliance. Cottage was comfy for 5 adults - one of them a small woman who used the smaller single bed (not appropriate for an adult man). WC arrangement was a bit odd, but worked out well once we adjusted. Loved Irsha Street.
Lovely and cosy
Very nice and the view is fantastic very homely and comfortable
Lovely and cosy
Fantastic location, right next to the seafront. Cottage was clean, lovely and cosy. Would recommend.
Quaint cosy homely cottage
We stayed here for 3 nights over half term and absolutely loved it. Appledore is a great place with lots of lovely pubs and shops to visit. We will definitely come back x
This cottage was clean and very comfortable. It was more spacious than we expected and slept six comfortably with one member on a camp bed in the second living room. The cottage had a lovely view of the estuary from the upstairs living room. Appledore is a lovely fishing village with plenty of good places to eat. We parked our car in Churchfields car park less than a five minute from the cottage.
The only reason I gave this cottage four stars instead of five is because the younger members of our party would have liked wi fi.
Thank you for this review. I'm glad you enjoyed staying in Curlew Cottage. I've now arranged to have broadband installed for those who like to have wifi available.
Coast/Beach: The cottage is right on the coastline overlooking the water, and a there is a slipway down to the sand and rock pools on the shore a hundred yards away. Curlew Cottage is on the South West Coast Path and you can walk to Westward Ho!, which is about ten minutes by car. The beach at Instow is also a short drive away. Travel: Exeter or Bristol are the nearest airports. Both are about two hours away by car. It is advisable to have the use of a car on holiday in this area. Distances: Curlew Cottage is on the outskirts of the village of Appledore and ten minutes walk from the centre. It is three miles from the nearest town (Bideford) and half an hour's drive from the Hartland peninsula. Barnstaple is half an hour's drive away. Further Details: Appledore has a good range of cafes, local pubs and restaurants - most have WIFI - and some useful shops. Three miles away, Bideford has supermarkets, banks, and a range of high street shops and antique shops. From Bideford you can take a ferry to Lundy island.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Please contact the owner to confirm availability. A 25% deposit is requested to confirm the booking and the balance is due six weeks before the start of the holiday. Short Breaks When you book a break of between 4 and 6 days, the 4th, 5th and 6th days will be reduced to half the night rate. Changeover Day: Arrival time: 10am Departure time: 3pm Changeover day: Saturday, unless a short break is booked, which is flexible. Notes on prices: Short breaks are usually available, priced as follows: 2 nights at 50% of week rate 3 nights at 60% 4 nights at 70% 5 nights at 80% 6 nights at 90%