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The Retreat

Appledore near Bideford, Devon (Ref. 918881)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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32 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Howle

    “On arrival at the cottage the owner had left milk , coffee,tea and biscuits which was a nice touch after a long journey.”


    The cottage is old and quaint in a narrow street no parking outside but plenty of parking just up the road and a large pay and display car park which we never had to use . Walking distance is a shop , three pubs and a fabulous fish and chip shop . The cottage is well equipped however is it in desperate need of refurbishment and a very good clean. The whole of the cottage needs some love but the cleaning side needs urgent attention! However on the whole we enjoyed our stay and spent very little time indoors.

    - Mrs Howle, April 2021

The property

Appledore 0.3 miles.

This lovely cottage is situated on the outskirts of the fishing village of Appledore in Devon.

The cottage is full of character, and with its original sash windows and old wooden beamed ceilings you feel you are stepping back in time as you arrive.

Located up a tiny, quiet lane off one of the old narrow village streets in Appledore, it is ideally situated for friends and family wishing to tour the North Devon coast.

There is an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.

The family bathroom is also on the ground floor, and up the open wooden staircase to the first floor is where you will find the two individual, well-furnished comfortable bedrooms.

Outside the cottage is a delightful private courtyard where you can sit in peace with a drink or two and reflect on the day.

With its maze of quaint narrow streets full of old fishermen's cottages, Appledore has something for everybody, with a great range of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Less than a minute from the cottage and you are right on the beach and next to an excellent children's playground, making it the perfect place for the family to spend the day.

This cottage is such an ideal peaceful base to explore North Devon’s surf beaches and ancient market towns, and is the perfect spot for a well-earned break at any time of year.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available nearby on first come, first served basis
  • Additional parking in nearby Pay and Display car parks
  • Enclosed courtyard
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Property situated down a narrow one way road
  • Note: when accessing property, the toilet, bathroom and kitchen on level, living area accessed down two small steps

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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