Dine al fresco in this property's courtyard
Cosy  up in the lounge area, a great space to socialise
Great sized kitchen area, perfect for family mealtimes
Dining area oozing with character
Second lounge with TV
Gorgeous double bedroom with TV
Further spacious double bedroom
Twin room located to the top of the property via a small hatch
Tastefully designed and presented bathroom
1 / 9  Dine al fresco in this property's courtyard
2 / 9  Cosy up in the lounge area, a great space to socialise
3 / 9  Great sized kitchen area, perfect for family mealtimes
4 / 9  Dining area oozing with character
5 / 9  Second lounge with TV
6 / 9  Gorgeous double bedroom with TV
7 / 9  Further spacious double bedroom
8 / 9  Twin room located to the top of the property via a small hatch
9 / 9  Tastefully designed and presented bathroom

Captain's Rest

Appledore, Devon
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Great base for walkers, close to the South West Coast Path
  • Exclusive use of a south-facing private courtyard for relaxing in after a hard day of touring the area
  • Short drive from many beautiful beaches including Westward Ho and Instow
Property code: CAPTR

This character cottage in the heart of Appledore is a dream base for a Devon getaway and to explore all this county has to offer.

This former fisherman’s cottage, which has been lovingly restored and filled with antique furniture and original artwork, provides a unique holiday experience for anyone who visits. Conveniently located, the cottage is within walking distance of a wealth of local pubs, the maritime museum, the pretty quayside as well as shops and galleries. If you feel the need to leave Appledore, the whole of North Devon is within easy reach. The sandy and surfing beaches of Woolacombe, Westward Ho! and Croyde are nearby and the South West Coast Path, Tarka Trail and both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks are close. There are also several attractions in the area to suit all tastes and ages, including Tapeley Park, The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Bideford with its markets, RHS Rosemoor Gardens and numerous National Trust properties and gardens.

This accommodation is over three floors and offers three bedrooms for six guests. On the first floor is one double with a TV and en-suite shower room with WC, one double with a TV and estuary views. On the second floor is one twin and a snug lounge area with TV/DVD which is approached via steep stairs. The family bathroom, which is located on the ground floor, has a shower over bath and WC and an additional WC is located outside. The comfortable lounge has a TV and Blu-Ray DVD and another separate snug/lounge has a TV/DVD and coal effect gas fire. The dining room, which seats six, has an original ornamental period fireplace (non-working) and the well-equipped kitchen, should you choose to stay in and cook, has an electric cooker and gas hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. The utility room, which is located outside in an external shed, has a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.

Outside the property is an enclosed south-facing paved courtyard garden with furniture and a BBQ, perfect for alfresco dining long into the warm Devon evenings. There is free roadside parking when available and a public car park close to the property.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, WC outside
  • Kitchen with electric cooker and gas hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2  dogs welcome
  • Beach 1 mile away, pubs, shops, restaurants within walking distance
  • TV and Blu-Ray DVD in the lounge, TV in second lounge, 2 Smart TV's in bedroom and further TV/DVD

Rachel Loosemore

This property joined our collection in 2015 and is managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by David, 31st October 2020

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Reviewed by Rebecca, 17th October 2020

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Captains rest is a truly magical place! Its very comfortable, everything has been thought of and it is exceptionally clean! The owner is also super helpful!

Reviewed by John, 10th October 2020

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Lovely comfortable cottage with every facility great location in lovely Appledore.

Reviewed by Sarah, 26th September 2020

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The moment we arrived we loved Captains Rest. A warm welcome with the radio on. Easy to unload the car outside, then parked at the quay (very close) 16 per wk. All the rooms were beautiful, the secure courtyard garden smelt wonderful too. I cooked most nights, In the well equipped kitchen. Perfect location, this was our 8/9th trip to Appledore and Read moreis our favourite house. Very quiet, considering closeness to the buzz of the village. Owner incredibly helpful 10/10! Hide

Reviewed by RACHAEL, 22nd August 2020

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This cottage is very special. It is immaculately presented with lots of interesting features and everything has been thought of in terms of equipment and comfort. Even the private and sunny courtyard has been carefully considered with gorgeous fragrant honeysuckle and jasmine and beautifully tended plants. We found parking was not a problem at all.Read more Appledore is a quaint town near to lots of walking and great beaches. Its just a shame it rained a lot last week! Hide

Reviewed by Sally, 1st August 2020

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Lovely location, great cottage everything thought about. Would definitely go again

Reviewed by James, 11th July 2020

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A lovely house at the heart of Appledore ! Our first time here - Captain's Rest is beautifully presented and an ideal base to explore Appledore, Instow and beyond. Wonderful courtyard garden, well equipped and spacious house, we will definitely return. Appledore has much to offer with some great pubs and cafes, crabbing on the quay and walks locallRead morey. Parking is not an issue, we were able to drop our bags off easily and if we couldn't park outside the house, the car park is a 2 minute walk. Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 4th July 2020

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Reviewed by Barry, 29th December 2019

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Reviewed by Julie, 21st December 2019

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We've just enjoyed a wonderful weeks holiday at Captains Rest over Christmas. Excellent facilities in a lovely homely cottage. The kitchen is well equipped, we were able to cook a Christmas dinner with ease. The cottage is set in beautiful Appledore and a minutes walk to the quayside. We would thoroughly recommend and look forward to returning.

Reviewed by Vicky, 14th September 2019

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We have just returned from a week in this delightful cottage which provided ample space for our family of 5 adults. The house was spotlessly clean, thoughtfully equipped and a real pleasure to stay in. Lovely fragrant courtyard which was a real sun trap ! Only a short walk from the harbour and well situated for exploring the local area. Highly recoRead moremmended ! Hide

Reviewed by Philip, 10th August 2019

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Reviewed by Louise, 27th July 2019

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Beautiful house, very clean, tidy and well equipped. Lovely bedding and lots of thoughtful touches such as having the lamps on and the radio playing when we arrived! The little courtyard garden was safe and secure and filled with the gorgeous scent of flowering jasmine and honeysuckle. The house is very conveniently located in Appledore just up theRead more road from a fish and chip shop and the famous Hockings ice cream van. We would definitely recommend staying at Captain's Rest. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline, 13th July 2019

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Fantastic cottage well equipped and comfortable in the heart of Appledore . The only improvement would be designated parking but this is not practical due to location and we were able to park in the vicinity and had great holiday.

Reviewed by Lorraine, 25th May 2019

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people should be warned about how hilly it is my husband and sister were more or less trapped indoors because the both have emphasemia and the parking places are few and far between. I would not go back to that place we feel a bit cheated as we looked forward to this holiday very much

Reviewed by Andrew, 4th May 2019

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Reviewed by Barbara, 6th April 2019

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Reviewed by Rebecca, 16th February 2019

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Reviewed by Barry, 29th December 2018

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Reviewed by Tracey, 22nd December 2018

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Captains Rest was so lovely everything we could ask for so homely and so welcoming when we arrived. Could not have asked for more for are Christmas Holiday .

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