- Property code: WATCOT
- Changeover day: Saturday
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
Once a fisherman’s cottage, this aptly named retreat has beautiful views overlooking the water to Northam and Braunton Burrows towards the beach at Saunton in the far distance. Cosy and full of character with a snug cottage feel, the accommodation is set over 3 floors, with two of the bedrooms on the first floor (one with far-reaching water views) and a further bedroom on the second floor accessed by a steep staircase (also enjoying the same views). On the ground floor the kitchen/diner opens directly to the white-washed courtyard which affronts the water’s edge. There is also a shower room and a comfortable lounge complete with a woodburner, perfect for warming up during those colder months.
Waterside Cottage, situated on one of Appledore's pretty cobbled streets, is ideally located within walking distance of the small shops, cafes and popular inns which are scattered through the winding streets and the quayside. Many of the nearby pubs also have live music nights throughout the year which prove a great evening out. Appledore itself lies on the River Torridge and the passenger ferry runs regularly to take visitors to the opposite village of Instow with its sheltered stretch of sandy beach for a day out.
Westward Ho! beach is within walking distance of the cottage and is a great place to visit throughout the year, ideal for both surfers and walkers alike. The ancient town of Bideford is also within easy reach and is home to boutique shops and cafes and has a regular ferry to Lundy Island with its protected Marine Conservation Zone. Golf and horse riding are available nearby and Skern Lodge offers a good range of outdoor activities for all ages just 5 minutes up the road by car.
Ground Floor Entrance Hall. Shower Room with WC, basin, heated towel rail and walk-in shower. Lounge with woodburner and TV/ DVD. Kitchen/Dining room with electric cooker, fridge with icebox, microwave and dining table with seating for 4. First Floor Landing. Bedroom 1 with 4ft 6 double bed and views over the river. Bedroom 2 with 3ft single bed. Steep stairs to the Second Floor Bedroom 3 with 3ft single bed and views over the River.
To the rear of the cottage is a small white-washed courtyard which leads directly down to the water’s edge, furnished with table and chairs this provides the perfect spot to take in the fabulous views.
Unrestricted roadside parking (on a first come first served basis) can be found just 20 metres from the cottage. There is also a public long-stay car park with weekly permits available approximately 180 metres from the cottage.
- Included: Bed linen only, no towels - guests are required to bring their own towels. Water, Electricity, electric night storage heating on ground floor, electric thermostatically controlled panel heaters on first and second floors. Flat pack charcoal barbecue. Stair gate (one only, located on the first floor leading down to the ground floor). Woodburner laid up on arrival.
- Internet and Telephone: Wi-Fi available free of charge. Landline telephone with honesty box for incoming and outgoing calls. Mobile reception generally fair but please check with your provider prior to booking.
- Pets: Up to 3 well-behaved dogs welcome. Dog charge £30.00 per dog per week.
- Local Facilities:
Nearest beach – Westwood Ho!, 2 miles.
Nearest pub - The Royal George, 170 yards.
Nearest café - The Coffee Cabin, 750 yards;
Nearest Town – Bideford with all facilities, approx. 4.5 miles.
We enjoyed our stay and loved the view from the main bedroom.
The property was excellent - well equipped and presented and spotlessly clean. Well situated withing walking distance of the coast path, pubs and amenities on the harbour including parking at £16 for 7 days.