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A Traditional Fisherman’s Cottage Next To The Quayside

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Appledore, Devon, England - A Hidden Gem Nestled In The Historic Fishing Village Of Appledore, On The Scenic North Devon Coast

Dating back to the start of the 19th century, this cottage's beamed ceilings and quaint layout bear the hallmarks of a traditional fisherman’s dwelling. Its two charming bedrooms and ample living space make it the ideal venue for a family holiday. Situated in picturesque Irsha Street, it is within close proximity to the village quay and an array of excellent beaches and old smugglers’ coves. Appledore boasts stunning views across the estuary towards Braunton Burrows and Instow and there is never a shortage of things to do. Activities on offer include anything from crabbing and surfing to golf, cycle rides and unrivalled coastal walks. Friendly pubs and restaurants can be found within a stone’s throw of the cottage - not to mention the lure of Devonshire cream teas, award-winning fish and chips and a host of higgledy piggledy streets with art galleries and quirky shops to explore. Whatever your age or interests we know you will fall in love with the place. Do feel free to contact us directly by email on or by phone on 07812635678 should you have any questions.

George Lane
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About George Lane

My name is George and I work as a PE and Maths teacher, and coach a number of sports to youngsters. I've been married to Joss for a little over 4 years now and in that time we've had two boys - Freddie (2)and William (1 month).

George Lane purchased this cottage in 2008

Why George Lane chose North Devon

I've always loved North Devon, and used to visit the area with my parents and two brothers every year when we were growing up. Joss and I continued coming on holiday here when we got married, and 4 years ago, when we were looking to get on the property ladder, we decided to buy this property. Working and living in an independent boarding school can be pretty demanding for us all during term time, and Appledore represents the perfect place for us to escape to and relax. It is easily accessible (2.5hrs) from where we live, and we also love the thought of other people being able to enjoys this terrific part of the country when we are unable to be down there.

What makes this cottage unique

Appledore and it's surrounding area has everything that you could wish for a holiday, whether it be for a quiet get-away or an action packed family beach holiday (or even a bit of both!). As soon as we get down to the area we automatically feel relaxed and on holiday, and when we're not in Appledore, we're constantly looking forward to our next visit. We're very proud of our traditional fisherman's cottage, and hope that you love it as much as we do. Do feel free to contact us by email on or by phone on 07812635678 should you have any questions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"As soon as we walked into the cottage after picking up the key we thought 'what a lovely cottage!' It's tastefully decorated and just so homely in a beautiful part of Devon. Even though it rained at the beginning and end of the holiday, it's a lovely part of the country that we had not discovered before and it's great to be in such a friendly village. Thanks to the owners - you've made our holiday stay very welcome and relaxing - everything in the house supplied made it great and we loved being able to sit in the courtyard and enjoy a drink or breakfast. Would love to visit again." (Louise, Steve, Melanie and Tasha from Radcliffe near Manchester, July 2012)
Aug 2012
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Appledore Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Upstairs there is a large bathroom with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: A spacious master bedroom which leads to an inter-joining generous sized twin bedroom, which can also be reached via a “secret” hatchway from the lounge!
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Outside: The property benefits from an enclosed Mediterranean style courtyard - the perfect place to sit and read the morning papers or unwind after a tough day on the beach! Utility Room: There is a utility area perfect for storing wetsuits or surfboards. It also includes a large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide all bed linen and towels. A clean can be done each week at the tenant’s request should they stay for an extended period Other: A comfortable lounge with a television, a selection of DVD’s, children’s games and books for all ages and interests.


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A Traditional Fisherman’s Cottage Next To The Quayside
average rating of 4.6 based on 16 reviews

Ideal holiday cottage in beautiful village.

  • 4 of 5

Ideal holiday cottage, plenty of character being an old fisherman's cottage but with all home comforts and amenities. Fantastic location few minutes walk into Appledore, a beautiful village and also easy further wallks to beaches and countryside. Thoroughly enjoyed short family break here with the dog and wouldn't hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A traditional cottage

  • 4 of 5

Despite the weather, we thoroughly enjoyed out stay at Shipwrights. Just a stones throw from the waters edge and in very close proximity to the recommended Beaver pub, the cottage offered us a comfortable stay through warmth, cleanliness and fun. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very many thanks Julian - much appreciated. Glad you had a good stay! Best wishes, George
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Comfortable cottage in the centre of the village.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in the cottage It had everything you needed for a good self catering holiday . It was so close to all the pubs and they were all dog friendly, there was always something going on in the pubs every night. The live music was great.

Appledore was very lovely and friendly place and we would definately look to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Shipwrights Cottage Appledore

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is lovely and quirky with low ceilings (mind your head) and good facilities including an outdoor loo! It's in an excellent location being 2 mins walk from the quay. We have just had a lovely week here and found everyone so friendly. The estuary and walking in the area are lovely. Our small poorly sighted border terrier also had a lovely time. Will definately look to stay again. Also great contact from the owner George. Very good!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Esther - much appreciated. Glad that you had a good week at Shipwrights do get in touch as and when you'd like to visit again. Best wishes, George
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My best holiday cottage ever

  • 5 of 5

I have had the best week ever ,I'm 61 years off age and have been coming down here since I was 5, I brought my jack Russell with me as pet friendly cottage ,she loved it and so much fitter for all the running ,everything close to hand ,cottage tottally equipped for all events ,,weather children ,beautiful cottage ,I could go on and on ,but thank you for my stay will be back very soon 😊😊😊😊😊

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the trouble to write this Keith - much appreciated. So glad that you had a good stay, and do get in touch when you know dates for your your next visit to Appledore. Best wishes, George
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Charming, quirky cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in Appledore despite unsettled weather. The cottage is charming, spacious,well-equipped and in a great location - 10 minutes walk from the centre of Appledore, 2 minutes from a friendly pub serving good food, The Beaver Inn. We fell in love with the area. Appledore is a beautiful, unspoilt town within easy reach of many attractions and amenities. Thank you for your useful info and great communications George. It was very much appreciated. Looking forward to visiting the cottage again.

Warm regards Morag and James (and Penny and Tula!)

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write this Morag - much appreciated. Glad that you had a good break despite the weather, and do get in touch should you fancy another visit in the future. Best wishes, George
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Westward Ho! beach is under two miles away and other surf beaches such as Saunton Sands, Croyde and Woolacombe are no more than 30 minutes’ drive.


The ancient market towns of Bideford (5mins) and Barnstaple (15 mins) are within close proximity providing a range of shopping and other amenities.

Further Details:

Appledore has a rich maritime heritage mainly through its links to the shipbuilding yard which was founded in 1855 and remains one of the area’s largest employers today. Tales of seafaring deeds and smugglers’ exploits abound – harking back to the village’s history as an important trade link when ships used to bring tobacco and spices from abroad. Its maze of narrow streets, which appear in a striking kaleidoscope of pastel colours, leads to the quay which is central to life in this fishing community. Here, among the activities on offer are fishing trips, crabbing contests and ferry trips to Instow on the opposite side of the estuary. The village boasts a thriving arts and crafts industry, and there are numerous galleries and shops to explore in the back streets and along the quayside. There are plenty of restaurants and pubs to choose from which offer fresh fish and fine local ales as well as a variety of music entertainment on certain evenings. The Beaver Inn and the Royal George in particular, both a stone’s throw from the cottage, have excellent menus and stunning estuary views. Sylvester’s is the award-winning local chippy on Meeting Street and people can buy quality fish and chips before sitting out on the quay front and watching the ships sail by as they tuck in.

Other nearby attractions include the steep cobbled village of Clovelly, and the Tarka Trail, a cycling and nature route skirting the coast in either direction punctuated with places to stop for refreshment. There are also many fun days out for young families at places such as The Big Sheep animal centre and The Milky Way adventure theme park. Or if you fancy venturing a little further afield you could try the Exmoor Zoo – home of the “Exmoor Beast”!


Rates & Availability

Appledore Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 30
Jul 28 2017 - Aug 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Rate 31
Aug 25 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 32
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 33
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 34
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 16
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 17
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rate 18
Mar 16 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rate 19
May 25 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 20
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
Rate 21
Jun 22 2018 - Jul 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
Rate 22
Jul 6 2018 - Jul 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 23
Jul 27 2018 - Aug 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 24
Aug 24 2018 - Sep 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Rate 25
Sep 7 2018 - Oct 11 2018
5 night minimum stay
Rate 26
Oct 12 2018 - Oct 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
Rate 27
Oct 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rate 28
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 3 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book, check the availability calendar, then phone or email to reserve booking. A £100 deposit is required on booking, and full payment one month prior to your holiday starting. If the cottage is available on the calendar however, you can always contact us over the possibility of a last-minute visit.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Friday – the accommodation will be ready from 3pm on the start day, and you are kindly asked to vacate the property by 11am on the day you leave.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week. We welcome long weekends and mid-week breaks – please ring or email for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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