Catboat Cottage, Appledore, North Devon. Sleeps up to 8 guests

Property number 368433
4 bedroom cottage listed by Hollycontact owner
Sleeps 8 · 4 bedrooms · 3 bathrooms

A stone's throw from the beach. Pubs, shops and restaurants are a couple of minutes walk from your door. Parking is available on the Quay, and at the large public Quay car park, 1 minute away.

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Only 10m from the nearest beach
Cottage overview

Listen to the sound of the waves lapping up the slipway as you drift off to sleep in this delightful cottage.

🐚 Sleeps 6 - 8 guests​ (please ask for a quote for the 3 bedroom option)
🐚 King-size bedroom with ensuite
🐚 King-size four poster bedroom
🐚 Twin bedroom
🐚 Ground floor double bedroom with separate shower room
🐚 Family bathroom with bath
🐚 Wi-Fi (included)
🐚 Spacious dining room with seating for 8
🐚 Enclosed south facing garden with outside dining area
🐚 Comfortable lounge with Smart TV/DVD player
🐚 Dishwasher/Washing machine/Tumble dryer/Microwave
🐚 Travel cot, high chair, changing mat and small cutlery
🐚 Selection of children's books, family games and DVDs
🐚 Anti-allergy bedding as standard
🐚 Pet free and non-smoking
🐚 Less than a minute’s walk to the beach​

Blending character with comfort, our spacious four-bedroom holiday home serves as a perfect base for creating beautiful memories in Appledore.

SPECIAL OFFER: 31/08/24 - 14/09/24 (14 night booking only) = £1582


Due to the age of the cottages in Irsha Street, there is no on-site parking.  However, it is customary for residents to load/unload shopping and passengers outside their cottage before parking up. 

Free on-street parking can often be found on nearby Torridge Road (25 yards away), which is linked via a small public footpath adjacent to the cottage. 

There are also three Pay & Display car parks. Two are 160 yards away and the third is 800 yards away .  All offer hourly, daily and weekly parking. You can purchase a tourist permit online which can be used in other Torridge district car parks. Please get in touch for prices.

The Quay car park offers parking free of charge 6pm-8am. 

Blue Badge holder bays are available as well as charging facilities for electric vehicles.

Available for weekly bookings and short breaks. Prices listed are for week-long bookings. Please ask for a quote for short breaks.

Catboat Cottage is a 200 year old fishermen's cottage. Recently renovated and brimming with character our comfortable and well- equipped cottage invites you to unwind in a home-from-home environment.
Centrally located on Irsha Street which is famous for its pretty painted houses. Our holiday cottage is only a few minutes' walk away from various independent shops, restaurants, pubs, craft studios and galleries.

To the rear of the property are enclosed gardens, which can be used for al fresco dining (the kitchen caters fully for home entertaining) and relaxing in the sun.

Younger guests are always welcome and we offer a travel cot and high-chair at no extra charge. There's also a changing mat, small cutlery, a selection of games and family DVD's.

Soak up the sights, sounds, and smells of the sea with a stay in this charming coastal cottage in the conservation area of Appledore. Much like the village itself, the cosy cottage is endowed with history whilst offering every modern convenience.

Blending character with comfort, our spacious four-bedroom holiday home serves as a perfect base for creating beautiful memories in North Devon.

Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a family holiday there's something to suit everyone.
From activity centres and family-friendly visitor parks to historic houses and gardens, there's plenty to appeal to all ages, tastes and budgets.
A versatile haven, ideal for couples, small groups and extended family. Depending on your group size and preferences, you can choose to book three or four bedrooms.  The latter includes the ground floor double bedroom with separate shower room.
Waking up to seagulls yarping overhead, hearing the waves lapping up the nearby slipway and watching the swallows swooping through the narrow streets, all add to the charm of this cottage.

Nestled in historical Irsha Street where the river Taw and Torridge meet, the beach is easily accessed from the nearby slipway only seconds away.
Appledore's ever-changing tidal estuary means no two days are the same. Coupled with the slower pace of life, this induces a truly relaxing ambience in which to immerse yourself.

So much more than just a traditional bucket and spade destination.  The local area is renowned as a haven for creativity.  Numerous independent galleries and artisan workshops offer a wonderfully eclectic mix of arts and crafts.  Some artists exhibit in shops and markets, others have open studios in their own front room. 
Reflecting its artistic qualities, Appledore hosts the annual Appledore Book Festival in September.
There's also a choice of antique shops where you can browse furniture and ornaments from a bygone era.

Another lively event is the Appledore-Instow Regatta, when gig boat crews race along The Quay to cheering spectators. 
Those wishing to experience the water first hand have a choice of fishing and sightseeing boat trips, including the seasonal ferry over to Instow at high tide.

Younger visitors, or those simply young at heart, will enjoy crabbing from The Quay, investigating the rock pools by the lifeboat station or beach-combing along the estuary shore. 
They say the best things come in small packages and Appledore is a perfect example. Whatever your passions, there’s always something to appeal in this delightful coastal village.

Whatever the weather, relax by the fire or in the garden, stroll around the village, or explore the many nearby attractions, knowing that all the comforts of home await you.

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Rooms and beds
Bedroom 1
1 king size bed with ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 2
1 king size bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 double bed with ensuite bathroom
Other beds
1 cot
3 bathrooms including 2 ensuites
Private garden
TV with English channels
Central heating
Hair dryer
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Prices and availability
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April 2022
Amazing cottage with real character. Superb central location.

March 2022
Beautiful cottage in Appledore. Holly, the owner, is a lovely lady who values her regular holiday guests and will try to make your stay be as special as she can.

Tony O
October 2021
A beautiful part of the world that we will be back to, a really spacious cottage close to local restaurants etc...
Car hire
Optional - Shops, bars, restaurants and the nearest town or village centre is within a 15 minute walk.
Nearby places
Nearest beach 10m
Nearest supermarket 500m
Nearest bar 250m
Nearest Restaurant 250m
Exeter 50km
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Useful information
Check in: 16:00 - 22:00
Check out: 10:00
Infants welcome
Children welcome
No smoking
No parties or events
Wheelchair access
No pets
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Breakage cover
Renters must pay one of the following:
  • Non-refundable breakage waiver: £31 or
  • Refundable breakage deposit: £250
Cancellation terms
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Listed by Holly
Private owner from United Kingdom · Joined in 2021
Catboat Cottage has been part of our lives now for over 20 years. Our love for Appledore has blossomed over that time and is always our special place. Affectionately nicknamed the Tardis by my children, it certainly does appear much larger on the inside than the outside! There's plenty of space to relax and unwind after a day on the beach or visiting one of the many local attractions. I'm always astounded at how such a small village can offer so much. I love all things creative so whether it's the local galleries (some in the artist's own homes) the abundance of live music, or the Appledore Book festival hosting famous authors to give talks, it always leaves me in awe. Alongside this imaginative community is the tidal estuary as its back-drop. Ideal for water-sports, fishing and boat trips, for me there's nothing more relaxing than taking your coffee down onto the beach in the morning to watch the tide turning. The coastline has grown with our family and whether it's just us, our extended family or a group of friends, there is something for everyone to do which is part of what makes the area so relaxing and effortless.
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