Most popular Cottages in Appledore
Highlights in Appledore
- An arty destination for culture lovers
- Maritime traditions
- Fabulous outdoors
- A foodie haven
- Lovely sea connection
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Cottages in Appledore
This beautiful North Devon village will welcome you. Find a lovely cottage close to the centre and its streets lined with rainbowed-coloured facades. Make your way to nearby awe-inspiring galleries, unique antique shops and many others with trinkets and knick-knacks. Staying in a cottage means a total immersion in the history of this charming fishing village, a fabulous time in its lively quay and an opportunity to mingle with the locals.Appledore, where memories are made
Fantastic and cosy cottages in a beautiful setting, to enjoy a perfect holiday in Devon County. Narrow streets and a maze of lanes dropping down to the waterside are packed with lovely pastel hue cottages, with beautiful flowers decorating their facades. Delightful accommodation that will make you feel welcome. Enjoy the light and bright lounges of typical fishing cottages close to the seafront, open fireplaces to warm up during cold seasons, beautiful terraces, pretty gardens and close to the Quay and main amenities in the village. Start new memories in Appledore today.
Travellers and activities
Fresh fish and delicious shellfish are just some of the delicacies that can be eaten at the best restaurants in the village. After a long day of activities, the best way to make the most of those wonderful afternoons is heading to a sun-kissed evening gazing at the deep blue sea from the terrace of a beachside restaurant, pub or cafe. Treat yourself and enjoy a sumptuous Sunday roast with some delicious sides and Yorkshire puddings. If fish is your idea of paradise, go for the skipper’s catch. Upmarket and varied international cuisine is also part of its wide gastronomic range. Enjoy organic, locally sourced produce and fabulous Fair Trade coffee with yummy cakes. Mouthwatering dreams or making it happen is up to you now.Appledore for maritime enthusiasts
Appledore has a tight link to the sea. This former fishing village still shows traces of its maritime past and it is home to the North Devon Maritime Museum. This shipyard is a Georgian Grade II listed building and it has been home to master mariners and ship owners for more than 2 centuries but was open as a museum in 1977. In the quay you will see lots of traditional vessels next to the modern yachts and cruise boats. And a lovely seasonal trip on the ferry to Instow will show you the beauty of this sheltered little village with an old pier and its sophisticated yacht club.
Did you know Jackie and Tito Jackson rented a house and spent a summer in Appledore before filming a documentary?
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The South West Coast Path winds its way through Appledore. From here you can walk part of the coastline from the village up to Northam Burrows Country. Along the way you will enjoy scenic views of the seafront, passing through salt marshes, rocky shores and open grassland full of wildlife. Have a pleasant time and take in the breathtaking landscape2. Enjoy its festivals
Appledore is well known for its local events such as the Appledore Book Festival at the end of September. As an arty destination, this literary event welcomes international celebrities, speakers and writers who offer talks, workshops and readings. You can get one of their books signed and enjoy a film night.3. Enjoy the sea
Every time of the year there is something going on in Appledore. If you like sailing and regattas, come between July and beginning of August to enjoy the Appledore & Instow Regatta, a long running celebration of maritime skills and endurance. Events with fun activities for the whole family. Try cheering on the boat crews, take part in a tug-of-war contest or try your skills at the World Championship Crabbing competition. Model Yachts racing is another fabulous activity to see as well as the salmon Boat Races or the Gig River Races. Fun and nautical entertainment are guaranteed.4. Discover the surrounding nature
Appledore is blessed with beautiful surroundings and stunning landscapes. Barunton Burrows is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and one of the largest sand dune systems in the UK. Along with Westward Ho, they feature long sandy beaches ideal for families with children and those who like kitesurfing.5. Raining? Spend a crafty afternoon!
Do not allow the weather to stop you from enjoying a day out. Go to Sea Green, a gallery where the owner is a passionate craft-loving maker, using recycled objects and running glass mosaics workshops. Let your creativity flow and make the most of the artist within you!6. Keep on your toes
Walking and cycling in and around Appledore is a very relaxing activity, especially if you do so along one of the UK’s longest traffic-free paths. This path follows the old route of the old Southern Railway track. Be active and enjoy nature at your own pace.7. Feeling adventurous?
A bit of adventure and some interesting activities in mind? We can suggest you a sailing trip in a traditional lug sail boat around the stunning area of Torridge Taw estuary. Enjoy a day out in the sea, feeling the breeze caressing your face as you set sail. If this is too quiet, then Skern Lodge will keep you on your toes with heart-racing fun at the wall climbing, rafting and high ropes activities.