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Fishing boat on the beach, Appledore, Devon
Fishing boat on the beach, Appledore, Devon

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Appledore

Nestled in the beautiful county of Devon where the scenic rivers of Torridge and Tor meet, Appledore is a pretty fishing village just perfect for a relaxing getaway. Boasting picturesque pastel-coloured houses, historic maze-like lanes and gorgeous coastal views, Appledore really does appeal to all kinds of travellers. You’ll find some of the loveliest holiday cottages in North Devon here too, making it a top choice for your next getaway. Read more

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51.059562, -4.194614

Who doesn't love a holiday by the coast? Catboat Cottage is a gorgeous 200-year-old holiday home metres from the beach and South West Coast Path and a short stroll from pubs, cafes and shops. The former fisherman's cottage is on one of the oldest streets in Appledore. It sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and has loads of family-friendly touches that make it especially popular with parents and kids. It is ideal for a relaxed holiday in North Devon, where local attractions include The Big Sheep and RHS Rosemoor and spectacular beaches, rolling countryside, and miles of footpaths and cycling routes. 

Weekly guide price:
£795 to £1575
Short breaks from £335 per night

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Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.053220, -4.191552

"Cosy Nook" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Cosy Nook ia a two bedroom fisherman's cottage- located in the popular village of Appledore and close to the wonderful village of Instow with its sandy beach and plethora of eateries. This property is the perfect base for couples and small...

Prices from £181 per night

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51.051601, -4.193389

"Drum Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Drum Cottage is a wonderful 17th Century character cottage close to the Quayside and a choice of individual shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs in the picturesque fishing village of Appledore.  With low hanging beams, original steep curving...

Prices from £157 per night

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51.052592, -4.192139

"Maze Hill Cottage" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Devon. With the quayside, pubs, shops, and eateries nearby, this beautiful cottage in Appledore is perfect for a seaside holiday with friends or family spent enjoying the town, relaxing on the beach, going on coastal walks and doing water sports. It...

Prices from £132 per night

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51.050264, -4.178870

"Cleveland Villa" is a 4 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 8 guests in Devon. 3 Cleveland Villa offers high quality holiday accommodation within a short level walk of the popular coastal village of Instow, with dog friendly sandy beach and a good selection of pubs and restaurants. There are 4 bedrooms all located on the...

Prices from £281 per night

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51.053247, -4.191302

"Phoenix Cottage" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Devon. Phoenix Cottage is a spacious characterful cottage tucked away in the quiet lanes leading up from The Quay in the picturesque fishing village of Appledore. With no vehicular access, this, the oldest part of the village has great charm with...

Prices from £174 per night

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51.053234, -4.191750

"Cottage in North Devon" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon. Found on a quiet traffic free lane in Appledore, an attractive traditional fishing village with its maze of narrow lanes, brightly painted cottages and bustling quayside. A variety of cafes, pubs and restaurants in the village offer a wide...

Prices from £130 per night

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51.052553, -4.191998

"Cockle Cottage" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Devon. Cockle cottage sits in the picturesque fishing village of Appledore. Here you can still watch the local fisherman unloading their catch and fishing trips are available from the quay. The estuary views to Instow are beautiful, with a regular...

Prices from £140 per night

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51.057008, -4.197098

"3 The Old Boatyard" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Devon. 3 The Old Boatyard is a sleek and contemporary newly build with far reaching fabulous estuary views and just a short stroll to the quaint village centre of Appledore. This stunning house has been finished to a very high spec and boasts a...

Prices from £281 per night

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51.052900, -4.192651

"Captains Cottage - Appledore" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Devon. Escape to this wonderfully presented coastal retreat for a serene getaway, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nestled in the charming village of Appledore, with its rich maritime history showcased at the village's Maritime...

Prices from £227 per night

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51.053292, -4.191072

"8 The Quay" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 7 guests in Devon. Nestled in the heart of the delightful town of Appledore, this quintessentially English quayside cottage is positioned along the estuary, offering a picturesque setting directly opposite your front door. Wander through the charming winding...

Prices from £244 per night

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51.054379, -4.191852

"Cottage in North Devon" is a 4 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 8 guests in Devon. This fabulous property offers comfort and quality for larger groups wishing to enjoy this unique village. Positioned metres from the quayside and an excellent pub with a restaurant, it is perfectly placed to explore the myriad of narrow...

Prices from £253 per night

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51.030107, 0.788905

"The Forstal" is a 6 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 12 guests in Kent. Located in the heart of a pretty village in Appledore is this magnificent character property. Set in an acre of grounds with a swimming pool, tennis court and a croquet lawn, perfect for large family gatherings or groups of friends. Ideally...

Prices from £1081 per night

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51.054340, -4.191080

"The Seagate" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Devon.

Prices from £99 per night

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51.063890, -4.163610

"The Swallows" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Devon.

Prices from £99 per night

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51.054340, -4.191160

"Appledore Factory" is a 2 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon.

Prices from £165 per night

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51.046720, -4.191580

"The Boat Yard" is a 2 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon.

Prices from £192 per night

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51.056470, -4.194450

"Shoreline" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon.

Prices from £188 per night

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51.030280, -4.158330

"Barn Owl - 27820" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon.

Prices from £96 per night

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51.056460, -4.194440

"The Royal George" is a 2 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon.

Prices from £130 per night

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51.053300, -4.191700

"Cobble Cottage" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Devon.

Prices from £95 per night

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51.051630, -4.192880

"Holiday Home Drum Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon.

Prices from £202 per night

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51.057460, -4.196770

"Holiday Home Apple Tree Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon.

Prices from £214 per night

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51.055560, -4.197500

"Sheerwater" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon.

Prices from £91 per night

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51.055560, -4.197500

"The Mount" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Devon.

Prices from £81 per night

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Cottages in Appledore

When it comes to choosing a holiday home for your Appledore holiday, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. Boasting an array of self-catering accommodations you’ll find holiday cottages for all group sizes in this little fishing hamlet. Whether you’re searching for a grand townhouse ideal for a large group, a countryside hideaway with plenty of child-friendly features or a cosy Appledore cottage just perfect for two, we’ve got a brilliant selection for your holiday in North Devon at Independent Cottages.

Don’t be fooled by its size: there’s a plethora of things to see in the pretty village of Appledore and the surrounding area. From browsing the boutiques and charming art galleries that line its streets to sampling lots of local produce (including velvety-smooth ice cream, fresh seafood and cider), there’s plenty to keep you occupied. Want to venture a little further away? Follow the famous South West Coast Path along to the scenic beach at Westward Ho: the perfect spot for an afternoon picnic. Browse our full range of Appledore cottages today and start planning your next escape.

Best things to do in Appledore

Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and with plenty of fun activities, Appledore is sure to delight any kind of visitor. From families with young children to groups of friends travelling together, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

  • North Devon Maritime Museum: Delve into the fascinating seafaring and smuggling history of the region with engaging exhibitions, displays and photography.
  • Hockings Icecream: You simply can’t miss visiting the purveyors of North Devon’s finest ice cream during your trip to Appledore. You’ll find their van parked in Appledore from March to Oct, come rain or shine.
  • Saunton Sands: Just on the other side of the estuary, the picturesque beach of Saunton Sands is the perfect spot for a relaxing day out.
  • Skern Lodge: Get out on the water and do some exploring with the friendly team at Skern Lodge Outdoor Centre. They offer every kind of activity, from kayaking and surfing to even climbing.
  • Sea Green Appledore: Art lovers will adore this lovely local gallery that runs exhibitions and workshops focusing on mosaics, ceramics and recycled objects.

How to get to Appledore

If you’re travelling from one of the major cities in the UK, below shows an average distance to Appledore, so you know what to expect when choosing to visit by car.

London: 222 miles

Birmingham: 196 miles

Glasgow: 470 miles

Liverpool: 279 miles

Bristol: 106 miles

Manchester: 266 miles

Leeds: 307 miles

Edinburgh: 472 miles

Newcastle: 394 miles

More locations in North Devon

Full to the brim with pristine beaches, picturesque villages and welcoming locals, the region of North Devon is a prime location for your next holiday cottage adventure. Here are a few of our favourite spots: