Lifeboat Cottage,

Appledore, North Devon
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LIFEB


This former lifeboatman's cottage is situated in Appledore's most prestigious street and enjoys fabulous estuary and sea views. Enjoy watching the fishing and pleasure boats passing from most of the rooms or from the pleasant public garden area with benches immediately in front of the property. The cottage has been lovingly restored by the present owner who has had the property in the same family for over 100 years.

Stroll the quaint small lanes of Appledore with its quayside, Maritime Museum, galleries, shops and many traditional family pubs. Explore North Devon with attractions to suit all tastes which include The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Dartington Crystal and more. The two miles of long sandy surfing beach of Westward Ho! is less than a 5 minute drive as is the sandy beach at Instow. Leisure facilities including swimming, tennis, golf, riding and more are within easy reach.

The accommodation is arranged over three storeys with cottage-style steps and offers FIVE bedrooms: on the first floor are 2 doubles, 1 with TV/DVD and freesat and 1 with en-suite shower room with WC and 1 single bedroom. On the second floor is 1 4' double, 1 twin with TV/DVD and freesat. Four of the bedrooms enjoy fabulous sea views. Bathroom: on the first floor with shower attachment and WC. Lounge: with flatscreen TV, freesat, video, DVD and hi-fi. Kitchen/diner: with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, cooker and microwave. Outside: enclosed patio area with seating and BBQ. Amenities: roadside parking close by. Bed linen, electric and central heating included (small charge in winter months). Wi-Fi, broadband included.1 well-behaved dog welcome (regret no dogs during the peak summer weeks). Regret no smoking. Location: Lifeboat Station, small beach and rock pools 2 minute walk. Surfing beach 5 minute drive, pubs and shop walking distance.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

This property has been let with us for over 10 years and is managed by Danielle.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
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Reviewed by Stephen, 27th August 2016

This is a charming and wonderfully located cottage with stunning views. It easily accommodates a family of ten and is well equipped on all levels.

Reviewed by Elaine, 20th August 2016

Lifeboat cottage is in a beautiful location. It is ideal for a family gathering with spacious bedrooms and lovely views.The area offers plenty of opportunities for walking and visiting beaches and beauty spots. We all enjoyed our time browsing around Appledore and will consider a return visit.

Reviewed by David, 6th August 2016

Very spacious lovely and clean ,spectacular views ,very friendly resort

Reviewed by Nick, 4th June 2016

Superb location. Plenty of space. Very clean. Would certainly book this property again.

Reviewed by Ruth, 6th May 2016

Lifeboat cottage was everything it claimed to be on the website, comfortable, spacious, beautiful views. What's more, it was lovely to be met by the owner, to hand over the keys, with the kettle on ready for us.

Reviewed by Cheryl, 11th March 2016

on the whole the cottage was super, we appreciated the owners accommodating us at short notice. it was comfy and warm. we appreciated the time the owners took in chatting to my elderly father. we had a really lovely time and would definitely book in the future should we decide to return to Appledore.

Reviewed by Susan, 13th February 2016

The Lifeboat cottage suited our family extremely well. We are a family of 6 as we have 4 boys with age ranges 7 to 18. We all enjoyed staying at Lifeboat Cottage. It was very clean and comfortable and very well equipped. It has absolutely brilliant views from all but 1 room. It is well situated for some lovely walks. We walked to Westward Ho on twoRead more occasions once via the road way the second following the coast and reserve which was lovely. We will most certainly be booking again. Hide

Reviewed by Kate, 28th December 2015

Fantastic location. Very warm and comfortable and well equipped. Great pub nearby too

Reviewed by Christine, 24th October 2015

Very comfortable cottage which the whole extended family enjoyed. Our young grandson had his nose pressed against the window watching the boats going by when we couldn't get out due to wet weather. We had a great time and would book probably book Lifeboat Cottage again for another family get together.

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Views from the property
Lounge area with water views
Large lounge area
Welcome on board
Well equipped kitchen/dining area
Double bedroom with ensuite
Double bedroom with water views
View towards the property
Views from the property
Views from the property


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1/3 Deposit

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