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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our favourite house in Appledore."

    Right overlooking the quayside so you wake up and see the river view - lovely whatever the weather. Beds are super comfy and the house has everything you need. Can’t wait to stay again

    Thanks very much for such great feedback. We love it there too and we look forward to you coming again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful house, one of the best we have stayed in."

    Quality fittings and furnishings. Kitchen was very well stocked with all equipment you would need. Beds so comfortable.! Location, perfect. As we were there over New Year it was busy but able to park in public car park within 5 min walk. Would highly recommend this

    Thank you very much Dawn. That’s great to hear. Glad you enjoyed it. Happy New Year. Paul and Jackie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Dec 2023

  • "Loved the cottage, loved the location."

    Very impressed with the equipment and fittings. Everything you need and everything catered for: TV's, wi-fi, shower, and kitchen equipment are all bang up to date and good quality. Even the beds are comfortable, which we always see as a real bonus! One grumble - the outside space, which we knew was going to be small, seems to have been completely neglected, certainly no attempt to clean it, sweep it, weed it etc before our arrival, which was a real shame, as we were staying during the mini-heatwave and we would have liked to open the bi-fold doors fully and make use of it. Like i say, a small grumble, otherwise really enjoyed the property.

    Reviewed by David4.1Sep 2023

  • "As a couple both,around our mid sixties, we felt that the lower stairway would benefit from at least one handrail to assist ascending and descending in a safe manner."

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Sep 2023

  • "Great location, lovely house, will defiantly stay again."

    Thank you.

    Thanks for such great feedback. P Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous location with view across the river."

    Stylish & comfortable. No problem for us but stairs are steep with no handrail. Housekeeper was very responsive when we had a problem with the heating. Fantastic village with good pubs (with live music) & great bus service.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fab cottage, great location, very well equipped."

    Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had a wonderful time at Ferriwais and would certainly stay again."

    Great location plenty to do in the day, and busy enough at night to make a great holiday. Facilities are good and the owners have a dog so it was perfect for us and our mutt. Great views and a deli next door, perfect

    Reviewed by Shaun4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a really nice time in Appledore."

    This is our third time to North Devon and our 2nd time in Appledore. We really enjoy jumping off the Quay, paddle boarding and walking around the area. This time we didn't even move the car all week, the weather was a little breezy for the beach but the river estuary was perfect.

    Reviewed by Savannah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely house, really enjoyed the central location and to be able to sit outside and watch life on the estuary with a cup of tea was amazing."

    The shower downstairs is a little small and the overhead shower head was slow the massage shower heads were great. Paul text about the scaffolding which was fine, but it did block the views, which was a shame as it did spoil the fantastic view over the estuary to Instow. The bed on the top floor could be the same the first floor front bedroom which was really roomy and so comfortable.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Apr 2022

  • "So grateful to the owner for sharing this property It has been modernised to the highest standard."

    So very comfortable and central location in a beautiful village. We borrowed the crab bucket and my 9 year old niece was delighted to catch 4 crabs. Can't fault. Thank you

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely house in fantastic position."

    Incredibly well equipped and has everything you need. We loved it. Needs a new bread bin but if that's the best complaint you can come up with then that tells you what a superb place it is!

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Oct 2021

  • "Immaculate property with all the facilities you want , in a perfect position would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful house very comfortable with all the amenities."

    Great location and Appledore is lovely. Pre book restaurants as it’s very busy at the moment. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2021

  • "This is a well-appointed, modern conversion of a quayside, 3-story terrace in a very popular north Devon seaside holiday town."

    It is directly next to a good mini-supermarket which provides everything one needs for a successful stay. In front is the waterfront and a rapidly changing tide which floods in over the estuary. (A family needed to be rescued from the sands by the RNLI whilst we were there.) The property has been decorated to a high standard and is equipped with many modern innovations - some of which are quite difficult to use. There is an instruction book regarding the heating, showers, monster fridge and ice-maker, lights, IT, TV etc. (We never did get the hang of the kitchen taps; nor did we get the TV working.) Two bedrooms and main bathroom/toilet on first floor; twin on the third floor up a narrow staircase (handrail could be improved). Second shower/toilet/washing machines on ground floor.There are lots of gadgets in the kitchen - many duplicated. Not very much working space if six of you intend to self-cater - though there are lots of take-away fish and chip shops and burger bars in the vicinity. We were there in COVID July and the main tourist season (ferry, music, etc) did not seem to start until the end of the month. It was very busy. Cars parked on the quay did not move all week - so we bought a weekly car-parking pass in the public car park. The town is very pretty in its pastel colours and still has a shipyard; but most of the houses are now holiday homes and there is little in the way of interest in the way of local shops. Bideford is close by and we visited the Burrows Nature Park, Instow, Saunton Sands, Ilfracombe and the Valley of the Rocks, Bucks Mills, Hartland Point and Hartland Quay. The beers are mostly local - which is OK for a week but there could be more variation. We enjoyed the week but after that we would be looking further away for something to do and the resulting car travel would be troublesome. Nice spot - pity about the holiday-makers.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jul 2021

  • "We were the first to stay here and it was obvious that Paul had gone to tremendous effort to make sure that everything was perfect for us."

    This included big fluffy towels and pans of every shape and size in the well equipped kitchen. We all fell in love with the fridge freezer. If you like to cook on holiday its perfect, especially when you can get fresh fish from Serene Skies over the road. My husband and myself had were on holiday with his parents who like a bedroom each and this fit the bill perfectly as all 3 bedrooms were comfortable doubles with plenty of space to unpack. The location is perfect, right on the quayside and we loved the ever changing view when we opened the bedroom curtains on a morning. Appledore is a lovely little village with some lovely places to eat and a few nice gift shops to browse. All in all a fabulous 10 nights in this wonderful home from home. I'm sure we'll be back.

    Reviewed by Roslyn5.0Jun 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor double with TV and Sky Q, 1 x double, 1 x superking with views over the quay
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor and thermostatically controlled radiators in each bedroom
  • Range cooker with gas hob, microwave, large French Style fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Sky Q and Samsung sound bar plus DVD player, Wi-fi and Sonos Play:5 speaker
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Unrestricted parking on roadside and nearby public car park, charges apply
  • Courtyard garden with table and chairs
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Please note: The property does not have suitable dog toileting facilities

The property

Enjoying a scenic quayside position in the charming North Devon town of Appledore, Ferriwais offers three couples or a family of six a tranquil retreat spread over three floors.

Admire river views from this North Devon dwelling, and delight in being just three miles from the shores of Westward Ho! and the South West Coast Path.

Soak up the scenic views of the water before stepping into the front door, leaving coats and boots in the entryway and coming through the classic inner stable door.

Discover a bespoke fitted kitchen with ample cupboard space, an impressive range cooker with large gas hob, and a quaint window seat area so you can keep an eye on the cooking whilst soaking up the views and watching the world go by.

Head further into the open-plan living space to lay the table for the evening meal at the lovely dining area tucked in the alcove, with two sofas to unwind on following a tasty meal.

Watch a film on the TV (Sky, Netflix or Amazon Prime are available) with the group or listen to your favourite music playing through the Sonos Play:5 sound system.

Continue the evening over some wine, or head outside into the courtyard garden to appreciate the balmy summertime warmth.

A shower room with toilet completes the ground floor layout, also home to a washer/dryer, whilst upstairs on the first floor an excellent bathroom can be found too, providing multiple places to freshen up and get ready for your days of adventure.

On the first floor two delightful bedrooms offer lovely sleeping spots, with one facing the quayside offering pretty scenes to wake up to, as does the second-floor double bedroom, benefitting from an elevated view.

Step out of the front door and be right on the quayside of Appledore, with all you need just a short stroll away, including a fantastic deli selling a myriad of tasty treats and essentials, as well as plenty of takeaways and fish and chip shops, and several pubs and bars for indulging in evening drinks.

The village is home to the North Devon Maritime Museum thanks to its rich heritage in fishing and boat building, and plays host to the Appledore-Instow Regatta each year where you can cheer on the boat crews racing along the quay!

Enjoy your own seafaring adventure with a range of boat and fishing trips available from the village, or hop on the seasonal ferry over to Instow for lovely views of Appledore and a walk along the shores of Instow Beach.

Head over to Westward Ho! for a fabulous day on the glorious sandy beach here, with vast space at low tide for sunbathing, beach games and walks, or venture into the Northam Burrows Country Park.

Travel along the South West Coast Path whether by foot or bike to soak up the serene sea views and coastal scenery, coming to the dramatic Abbotsham Cliffs.

Take a trip back in time to the Bideford Railway Heritage Centre to take afternoon tea in an old rail car and explore the exhibits, before further exploring the lovely town, also home to The Burton Art Gallery and Museum and Victoria Park.

Enjoy a relaxing stay to the tranquil quayside setting of Ferriwais for a wonderful North Devon adventure.

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About the location


Bideford 4 miles;

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.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.
Just four miles from Appledore,straddling the Torridge estuary, is the quaint bustling town of Bideford boasts a medieval bridge, town quay, quaint pannier market and vibrant shopping area - all well worth a visit. For the more active, several major surfing beaches, golf courses, theme parks and other attractions are nearby and the South West coast path passes close by on its way into Cornwall. The beautiful cliff-top fishing village of Clovelly is half an hour by road, and the delights of Exmoor and Dartmoor can be reached in under an hour. Surf the waves, stroll through pretty villages, wander along the Tarka Trail, visit a famous garden or have some fun at one of the local theme or farm parks – it’s all on the doorstep.

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