Light above the table floods the room with light
Situated in the heart of the traditional fishing village
Well equipped kitchen
Sociable open plan space
Spend time planning your day over breakfast
Tastefully decorated throughout
Wood-burner effect electric fire
Relax after a day exploring
Master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite
Exposed beams in the master bedroom
Leading to small balcony overlooking courtyard
Double bedroom
Cosy twin bedroom
Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
Enclosed courtyard area
Appledore looking across to Instow
Looking towards the property
1 / 17  Light above the table floods the room with light
2 / 17  Situated in the heart of the traditional fishing village
3 / 17  Well equipped kitchen
4 / 17  Sociable open plan space
5 / 17  Spend time planning your day over breakfast
6 / 17  Tastefully decorated throughout
7 / 17  Wood-burner effect electric fire
8 / 17  Relax after a day exploring
9 / 17  Master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite
10 / 17  Exposed beams in the master bedroom
11 / 17  Leading to small balcony overlooking courtyard
12 / 17  Double bedroom
13 / 17  Cosy twin bedroom
14 / 17  Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
15 / 17  Enclosed courtyard area
16 / 17  Appledore looking across to Instow
17 / 17  Looking towards the property

Ferryman's Cottage,

Appledore, Devon
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional Devonshire village cottage sleeping six guests
  • Attractive period features throughout the interior and exterior
  • Lovingly updated and maintained with cosy rooms on all floors
  • Master bedroom with small balcony
  • Short walk to the village quay with shops and pleasant strolls
  • Fantastic location in the fishing village of Appledore
Property code: 36863

Delightful double-fronted cottage situated at the heart of the traditional fishing village of Appledore in North Devon, within walking distance of the waterfront shops and cafes.

The attractive village of Appledore, which stands on the estuary of the River Torridge. The village makes a wonderful place for a relaxing holiday, with its pretty cobbled streets, fishing boats bobbing in the harbour, a range of independent shops, and some lovely restaurants, pubs, and cafes. For those who like to spend time at the beach, the ferry trip across the estuary to the neighbouring village of Instow, with its sandy beach, is highly recommended. If this whets your appetite for taking to the sea, then the nearby town of Bideford offers a range of trips from its harbour, including an enjoyable trip out to Lundy, a beautiful island in the Bristol Channel with a wide-range of wildlife and stunning scenery.

On entering this charming period cottage, guests will find the lounge, where the owner’s attention to detail is clearly in evidence. The exposed beams, and large stone fireplace have been lovingly maintained, whilst the furnishings and accessories have been carefully chosen to complement these period features. There is a wood burner-effect gas fire here, which keeps the room lovely and cosy, even in the coolest winter months, as well as a TV/DVD, and CD. A step leads to the kitchen/diner with its wooden dining table with bench seating, Range gas oven, hob, microwave, and dishwasher. The washer/dryer and fridge/freezer are both kept in separate utility rooms just next to the kitchen. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms. The first bedroom, the stunning master bedroom, is a king-size room which benefits from its own TV, a small balcony, and an en-suite shower room with WC. The second bedroom, a double room, also has its own TV, whilst the third bedroom is a cosy twin room. The bathroom, has a shower-over-bath and WC.

Outside, there is an enclosed courtyard with garden furniture to the rear of the property, where guests can sit out and enjoy drinks in the evenings, or perhaps a cone from the well-loved local ice cream company, Hockings. As is typical of properties in the village, there is no parking attached to the cottage, but there is roadside parking nearby, as well as local pay and display car parks.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin room
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC, en-suite shower room with WC to the master bedroom
  • TV/DVD plus additional TV in the king-size and double room
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Gas oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Electric and heating included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Roadside parking and pay and display car parks available locally
  • Pubs and shops within walking distance, beach 2 miles

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David, 6th September 2019

Lovely cottage with all required equipment, great place to wind down and trlax

Reviewed by Nancy, 30th August 2019

Second stay at Ferryman's Cottage. Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The beds are very comfortable, slept really well! Appledore is a lovely village, lots of shops, cafes and restaurants with excellent beach, surfing, walking and cycling nearby. Will be back!

Reviewed by Lee, 5th July 2019

Stunning property in a great location. I wish we had parking but it didnt stop us from enjoying ourselves. Great walking around Northam Burrows with our dog. Delicious fish and chips from the Royal plaice a short distance away. Overall a superb property

Reviewed by Lisa, 15th March 2019

A really lovely cottage in the heart of Appledore. So comfortable, with a lovely bright spacious kitchen with doors onto the courtyard. The lounge is really nice, we really enjoyed it in the evenings. Really good beds, we all got a good nights sleep. We loved the convenience of being in the centre so close to shops, cafes and The Quay.

Reviewed by Carole, 4th January 2019

We thought this was a delightful cottage very well presented with thoughtful touches of fresh flowers and some cookies waiting for us. It was also lovely and warm and cosy.

Reviewed by Norman, 28th December 2018

Very clean well presented spacious accommodation tastefully decorated comfortable seating and beds perfect location with many good eateries and pubs nearby thoroughly enjoyed our stay 5star rating.

Reviewed by Clare, 21st December 2018

A fabulously cosy cottage. Perfectly placed for everything.

Reviewed by Meryl, 23rd November 2018

This is the second time we stayed in this cottage and it has everything we needed

Reviewed by Eleanor, 3rd November 2018

This cottage is beautifully presented and equipped with everything needed for the perfect getaway. The accommodation is ideal for family holidays and / or those looking for a romantic retreat. All the amenities that Appledore offers are right on the doorstep. We absolutely loved our stay.

Reviewed by Kirsten, 26th October 2018

A delightful cottage, well equipped, home from home. We had a fabulous week at the cottage in Appledore and cannot recommend it enough. Thank you for a great week!

Reviewed by Clare, 21st September 2018

Another lovely break at Ferryman's. A proper home away from home. Can't wait to spend Christmas there.

Reviewed by Amanda, 14th September 2018

Comfortable, spacious cottage with lots of character features. Very comfortable bed and sofas and large fluffy towels. Good to have a large gas hob in the kitchen but yet to find a holiday cottage with sharp knives! Great location, close to the river and lots of good places to eat & drink. We found Appledore a lovely town which is very dog friendlyRead more like most of North Devon. Parking is available in a nearby large carpark for 16 per week. Hide

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Light above the table floods the room with light
Situated in the heart of the traditional fishing village
Well equipped kitchen
Sociable open plan space
Spend time planning your day over breakfast
Tastefully decorated throughout
Wood-burner effect electric fire
Relax after a day exploring
Master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite
Exposed beams in the master bedroom
Leading to small balcony overlooking courtyard
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