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Mariners Cottage

(Ref. 1068264)

Appledore, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • location (10)
  • lovely (9)
  • garden (9)
  • views (9)
  • wonderful (7)

24 Customer Reviews

  • "This was idyllic; the view to the estuary was spectacular - we spent many hours sitting watching the boats go by and the tide come in an out."

    Its. perfect relaxing setting and the village of Appledore supports that relaxation. The hosts were superb in communicating with us and helping out. The cottage is charming and well set out with mod cons as well as historical features. We loved our stay and will come back !

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a wonderful week at Mariners Cottage!"

    ! We could have spent the whole time just enjoying the view from either the bottom of the garden or the first floor lounge. Heaven!! The cottage is really well appointed, with everything you could need for a self catering holiday and the parking space is very close which was a bonus. The hosts were extremely helpful providing useful information prior to the trip and even a welcome text to make sure we’d arrived ok. Mariners Cottage is a definitely somewhere we would stay again - TBH, we really didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Book this cottage if you can."

    We loved how every room had its own character, all of them tastefully decorated and well equipped. The views from the kitchen area, the garden and the upstairs snug are all superb. We wish we had booked for two weeks.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is our third visit and it’s as good as ever."

    Beautifully furnished and a fabulous spot!!

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Corinne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful and fabulously presented cottage in a stunning location."

    Exceeded our expectations in every way. Very comfortably and tastefully furnished and good sized bedrooms but the outstanding feature is the modern open plan kitchen and attractive cottage garden with views of the estuary. Smell the roses as you watch the sun go down! Great location with pleasant walk into Appledore. Can’t find any faults, only superlatives.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "The best Sykes Cottage we’ve ever stayed at!"

    Loved it and loved Appledore. Very tastefully decorated, wonderfully clean and inviting and we didn’t want to leave. We were blessed with glorious weather but even if we hadn’t been then I don’t think my view of the place would be any different. The indoor outdoor living and view of the estuary was wonderful, the lounge very encoring and the upstairs living room perfect for watching the sun rise and fall. Appledore has some lovely pubs and restaurants the closest being only a minute away on the flat. The parking permit was an added bonus. Thank you George and Kate!

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house was beautiful, in a great location."

    The view was great and the house had a lovely garden to sit out in. The owners were attentive and made sure that we had all that we needed. I would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Aug 2022

  • "A stunning cottage with amazing views."

    We stayed with elderly parents and the downstairs bedroom worked a treat, only having to use the stairs for the shower room. Cosy sitting room on the first floor is perfect for those late summer evenings admiring the views. Excellent location for Appledore, which in itself is a fab place to stay. Parking permit in the car park, a short walk way, was perfect. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property is in a lovely position with great views so it’s easy to spend a relaxing few hours just sitting watching the world go by."

    There are places of interest nearby as well.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "We stayed at Mariners 10 times when it belonged to previous owners."

    We loved the location, the sea against the garden wall and the garden itself. We returned after a 9 year break to find these same delights, but with much needed modernisation. A lovely light, bright kitchen/dining area with bifold doors allowing the sea, garden and interior to meet. The walk in shower is a real bonus too.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely well furnished cottage in a great location on the sea wall."

    Although it has three bedrooms, we think it is more enjoyable for two or three people due to the quaintness and size of some of the rooms. We look forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Mariners Cottage, it is a delightful property, beautiful garden and views."

    The decor of the cottage is bright and airy, with everything you need for a stress free break. We particularly enjoyed sitting in the sitting area upstairs watching the sun set. The owners were very helpful and quick to respond to queries, thank you very much for sharing your beautiful property!

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jun 2022

  • "WOW, just WOW."

    We had a wonderful weeks stay in this cottage. Everything we needed was provided. The cottage was spotless and had a real homely feel to it. The view from the back garden was amazing, watching the boats and sunsets and sunrises. We were blessed with beautiful weather. We visisted other local places, Barnstaple, Bideford and Ilfracombe. If you are thinking of booking to stay here I suggest you do it quickly. I would hate for soneone to miss out on such a truly amazing cottage.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2022

  • "Mariners Cottage is a beautiful property."

    Beautiful view to the estuary at the rear. Highly recommended. Sykes communication excellent throughout.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage and extremely helpful owners by text Will use Sykes again ..."

    Fabulous cottage and extremely helpful owners by text Will use Sykes again and have been converted to UK holidays Thank you

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2021

  • "This house is so beautiful and relaxing with gorgeous views."

    Walking distance from everything and in a great location. Our holiday was just perfect!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Gorgeous house and garden - the property exceeded all our expectations."

    The quality of the whole house was above any rental we have stayed in and will hopefully be returning as soon as we can! Cannot recommend this property enough - location, style, outside space, cleanliness and comfort were all above excellent!!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely quiet place great for relaxing and walking"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2021

  • "Mariners Cottage is idyllic with wonderful views across the estuary."

    It’s absolutely perfect for 4-5 adults / older children. It’s very comfortable and good living space (it’s like a tarsus) where you can chill and enjoy the views. Appledore is a small unspilt town and isn’t commercialised at all … but has enough pubs / restaurants to enjoy eating out whilst there.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2021

  • "It’s such a special place."

    Very peaceful and set up just right to take in all the amazing views. Couldn’t fault it.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Jun 2021

  • "The location and layout of the cottage were wonderful, we really enjoyed the stay and the owners made us very welcome."

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2021

  • "Mariners Cottage is a perfect holiday location."

    Beautifully decorated and furnished, a lovely courtyard garden and wonderful views. Wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect cottage, everything you could need plus an amazing view!"

    The hosts have thought of everything and are so lovely and easy to contact if you need anything. Thank you so much, we hope to be back in the future!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Groundfloor WC & basin
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 1 x Smart TV, 1 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent, fuel for woodburner provided in winter only
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car in public car park, permit is provided
  • Seaward facing, enclosed garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property is best suited for no more than 4 adults
  • Note: No Stag, Hen or similar party's
  • Note: We strongly recommend no children under the age of 12 years due to a walled 20ft drop at the end of the garden onto the foreshore below.

The property

Resting in a prominent position alongside the Rivers Taw and Torridge in Appledore, Devon and boasting magnificent estuary views is Mariners Cottage.

This charming cottage offers a lovely garden with dining furniture and a cosy woodburning stove, making it the ideal base for a group of friends to explore Devon's delights.

On arrival at the property, step into the kitchen/diner where you will find all the appliances you need to rustle up delicious meals for the group to enjoy at the dinner table, such as an induction hob, an electric oven and an all-important dishwasher to assist with the clean up.

From here, fling open the patio doors and let the fresh sea air in; the space also hosts a sofa and an armchair, perfect for admiring the views from.

Moving through the property, the sitting room invites you in to kick off your shoes after a long day of exploring the local area and snuggle up with your loved one to watch TV while the woodburning stove warms the space.

As the evening grows darker, venture to the bedrooms to rest your head before another action-packed day out.

The cottage hosts three bedrooms including a ground-floor king-size double perfect for those with limited mobility, as well as a super king-size and a twin upstairs, for a flexible sleeping arrangement for any type of group.

Each bedroom follows a delightful nautical-chic theme, with calming blues and bright whites allowing an abundance of natural light into the space.

Guests will also benefit from a shower room on the first floor fitted with a walk-in shower, a basin and a WC, where the group can freshen up and prepare for another adventurous day of exploring, additionally there is a useful downstairs WC and basin.

In the warmer months, take advantage of the outdoor space at the property, where you will find a variety of estuarine plants and furniture so you can enjoy a spot of dining in the last of the summer sun as you gaze out over the glorious views.

Treat yourself to a meal out at one of the nearby restaurants such as The Royal George, or perhaps indulge in some fish and chips from The Royal Plaice to enjoy on the waterfront.

Spend an afternoon strolling through the Northam Burrows Country Park and exploring the untouched grasslands along the coastal plains.

The North Devon Maritime Museum is within walking distance from the property and sure to be a fascinating visit where you can learn about the rich history of shipbuilding and seafaring.

A short trip in the car or a long scenic walk will take you to Westward Ho where you spend a day at the beach, building sandcastles and eating ice cream before enjoying a tasty meal at one of the cafés and restaurants.

There are numerous activities to take up in the area such as surfing, golf, fishing and plenty of other watersports.

Animal lovers will enjoy a trip to The Big Sheep, for a fun-filled day of sheep racing, and if the timing is right you may get there for lambing season.

While you are in the area, why not take a day trip to Bideford to do some shopping and discover the art galleries before grabbing dinner and heading back to the cottage.

Mariners Cottage is the perfect escape for a lovely holiday with friends in Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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Note:- No Stag, Hen or similar party's.

Note: We strongly recommend no children under the age of 12 years due to a walled 20ft drop at the end of the garden onto the foreshore below.