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Catboat Cottage, Appledore, North Devon. Sleeps Up To 8 Guests

Beach cottage with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in Northam, England

From £963 per week

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A stone's throw from the beach. Our beautifully restored fisherman's cottage sleeps 6 - 8 guests in four bedrooms. Pubs, shops and restaurants are a couple of minutes walk from your door.

Overview

Soak up the sights, sounds, and smells of the sea with a stay in this charming coastal cottage in the conservation area of Appledore.
Blending character with comfort, our spacious four-bedroom holiday home serves as a perfect base for creating beautiful memories in North Devon.
Much like the village itself, the cosy cottage is endowed with history whilst offering every modern convenience.

Catboat Cottage is a 200 year old fishermen's cottage. Recently renovated and brimming with character our comfortable and well- equipped cottage invites you to unwind in a home-from-home environment.
Younger guests are always welcome and we offer a travel cot and high-chair at no extra charge. There's also a changing mat, small cutlery, a selection of games and family DVD's.

To the rear of the property are enclosed gardens, which can be used for al fresco dining (the kitchen caters fully for home entertaining) and relaxing in the sun.

Centrally located on Irsha Street which is famous for its pretty painted houses. Our holiday cottage is only a few minutes' walk away from various independent shops, restaurants, pubs, craft studios and galleries.

Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a family holiday there's something to suit everyone.
From activity centres and family-friendly visitor parks to historic houses and gardens, there's plenty to appeal to all ages, tastes and budgets.
A versatile haven, ideal for couples, small groups and extended family. Depending on your group size and preferences, you can choose to book three or four bedrooms.  The latter includes the ground floor double bedroom with separate shower room.
Waking up to seagulls yarping overhead, hearing the waves lapping up the nearby slipway and watching the swallows swooping through the narrow streets, all add to the charm of this delightful cottage.

Just a stone's throw from the slipway leading to the beach - listen to the sound of the waves lapping up the slipway as you drift off to sleep in this delightful cottage.

King-size bedroom with ensuite
King-size four poster bedroom
Twin bedroom
Ground floor double bedroom with separate shower room
Family bathroom with bath
Comfortable Lounge with fire
Spacious dining room with seating for 8
Enclosed south facing garden with outside dining area
Wi-Fi (included)
Smart TV/DVD player
Central heating/electric stoves/gas fire (included)
Dishwasher/washing machine/tumble dryer/microwave
Selection of children's books, family games and DVDs
Travel cot, high chair, changing mat and small cutlery
Anti-allergy bedding as standard
Pet free and non-smoking
Less than a minute’s walk to the beach​

Nestled in historical Irsha Street where the river Taw and Torridge meet, the beach is easily accessed from the nearby slipway only seconds away.
Appledore's ever-changing tidal estuary means no two days are the same. Coupled with the slower pace of life, this induces a truly relaxing ambience in which to immerse yourself.

So much more than just a traditional bucket and spade destination.  The local area is renowned as a haven for creativity.  Numerous independent galleries and artisan workshops offer a wonderfully eclectic mix of arts and crafts.  Some artists exhibit in shops and markets, others have open studios in their own front room. 
Reflecting its artistic qualities, Appledore hosts the annual Appledore Book Festival in September.
There's also a choice of antique shops where you can browse furniture and ornaments from a bygone era.

Another lively event is the Appledore-Instow Regatta, when gig boat crews race along The Quay to cheering spectators. 
Those wishing to experience the water first hand have a choice of fishing and sightseeing boat trips, including the seasonal ferry over to Instow at high tide.

Younger visitors, or those simply young at heart, will enjoy crabbing from The Quay, investigating the rock pools by the lifeboat station or beachcombing along the estuary shore. 
They say the best things come in small packages and Appledore is a perfect example. Whatever your passions, there’s always something to appeal in this delightful coastal village.

Whatever the weather, relax by the fire or in the garden, stroll around the village, or explore the many nearby attractions, knowing that all the comforts of home await you.

Due to the age of the cottages in Irsha Street, there is no on-site parking.  However, it is customary for residents to load/unload shopping and passengers outside their cottage before parking up. 
Free on-street parking can often be found on nearby Torridge Road, which is linked via a small public footpath adjacent to the cottage. 
There are also two Pay & Display car parks 500 yards away.  Both offer hourly, daily and weekly parking. A weekly ticket costs £16 or you can purchase a tourist permit online for £25. (This can be used in other Torridge district car parks). 
The Quay offers parking free of charge 6pm-8am. 
Blue Badge holder bays are available as well as charging facilities for electric vehicles.

Reviews

7 other reviews

Heming Apr 2022

Amazing cottage with real character. Superb central location.

Lees Mar 2022

Beautiful cottage in Appledore. Holly, the owner, is a lovely lady who values her regular holiday guests and will try to make your stay be as special as she can.

Tony O Oct 2021

A beautiful part of the world that we will be back to, a really spacious cottage close to local restaurants etc...

Charlotte B Sep 2021

We had a great week in Catboat cottage. Then cottage is really comfortable with everything you need. It's in a great location - very near to the centre of Appledore, to the coast path for some great walks and not far to go for a swim at the huge beach at Westward Ho! Appledore is an interesting place - lots of nooks and crannies to explore and some great restaurants - we'd really recommend The Yard. Holly was super helpful and responsive - a great host! We'd love to come back. Thanks Holly!

Jill O Jul 2021

We were looking for a comfortable cottage in a village close to the coast so that we didn't have lots of driving to do once we got there. Success, we had a lovely week! The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped plus Holly was really friendly and helpful. Lots to do locally either walking or a short drive.

Neil M Jun 2021

Visited for half term week and had a wonderful time. The location of the cottage is perfect, just a short walk to the town and amenities. On arrival we found the cottage to be clean, tidy and well presented. It was also very well equipped throughout. My 5-year-old daughter especially liked the children's bedroom which is really well done. Holly is a great host, she phoned me on the day we arrived to let me know we could check in early which was a lovely touch. We are seriously considering booking again next year!

Sarah O Aug 2020

Catboat Cottage was the perfect house for our holiday. A family trip with my husband and 3 young children (ages 8, 6 & 3) and my parents. The house was extremely well equipped and furnished and although a holiday house was very homely. Nothing was too much trouble for Holly (the owner) she answered all our questions before our stay and quickly arranged for a new outdoor table to be bought and delivered when the one at the house was broken. Although there is no parking at the house itself, and the nearby roads were very busy given the high season, we felt £16 for a weeks season ticket which was transferrable between local carparks in Westward Ho and Bideford as well as Appledore was extremely reasonable and the two carparks within 200m of the house always had space. We all had a wonderful time exploring the local area (beaches at Westward Ho! Saunton and Woolacombe; the waterfall and quay at Hartland and Lynton and Lynmouth); the children are already asking when we can go back! Thank you so much Holly for a wonderful holiday!

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Location

Distances to locations

Nearest beach 10m Nearest bar 250m Nearest restaurant 250m Nearest supermarket 500m Exeter airport 50km

Local activities

Boat hire 500m Cycling 5km Fishing 500m Golf 5km Horse riding 2km Sailling 500m Sports center 3km Swimming 3km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 3km Local food market 10km Museum 1km Night club 10km Shopping 3km Park 3km Theatre 5km Theme park 5km Cinema 10km

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Prices and availability

Updated 23 August 2022

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 3 October - 14 October 2022: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 15 October 2022: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 16 October - 4 November 2022: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 5 November - 17 December 2022: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 18 December - 31 December 2022: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 January - 5 January 2023: changeover day is Thursday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 6 January - 11 February 2023: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 12 February - 18 February 2023: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 19 February - 1 April 2023: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 2 April - 29 April 2023: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 30 April - 24 June 2023: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 25 June - 10 September 2023: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 11 September - 15 October 2023: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 16 October - 29 October 2023: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 30 October - 17 December 2023: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 18 December - 31 December 2023: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 January - 11 February 2024: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 12 February - 18 February 2024: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 19 February - 1 April 2024: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 2 April - 29 April 2024: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 30 April - 24 June 2024: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 25 June - 23 September 2024: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 24 September - 14 October 2024: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 16 October - 4 November 2024: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 5 November - 17 December 2024: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 18 December - 31 December 2024: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 January - 5 January 2025: changeover day is Thursday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 6 January - 11 February 2025: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 12 February - 18 February 2025: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 19 February - 1 April 2025: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 2 April - 29 April 2025: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 30 April - 24 June 2025: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 25 June - 10 September 2025: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Facilities

Bedrooms

4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:

  • 1 king size bed and en suite
  • 1 king size bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 1 double bed and en suite

There is also 1 cot

Bathrooms

3 bathrooms including 2 en suites

Entertainment

WiFi, Radio, Telephone, TV Languages in English

General

Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 8, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire optional

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Outside lighting, Private garden

Suitable for

Single gender groups, Restricted mobility

Extra information

Parking is available on the Quay, 250 yards away offering hourly, daily and weekly rates.

Holly

Private Owner From Kenilworth, United Kingdom Member since Apr 2021

Catboat Cottage has been part of our lives now for over 20 years. Our love for Appledore has blossomed over that time and is always our special place. Affectionately nicknamed the Tardis by my children, it certainly does appear much larger on the inside than the outside! There's plenty of space to relax and unwind after a day on the beach or visiting one of the many local attractions. I'm always astounded at how such a small village can offer so much. I love all things creative so whether it's the local galleries (some in the artist's own homes) the abundance of live music, or the Appledore Book festival hosting famous authors to give talks, it always leaves me in awe. Alongside this imaginative community is the tidal estuary as its back-drop. Ideal for water-sports, fishing and boat trips, for me there's nothing more relaxing than taking your coffee down onto the beach in the morning to watch the tide turning. The coastline has grown with our family and whether it's just us, our extended family or a group of friends, there is something for everyone to do which is part of what makes the area so relaxing and effortless.

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Catboat Cottage has been part of our lives now for over 20 years. Our love for Appledore has blossomed over that time and is always our special place. Affectionately nicknamed the Tardis by my children, it certainly does appear much larger on the inside than the outside! There's plenty of space to relax and unwind after a day on the beach or visiting one of the many local attractions. I'm always astounded at how such a small village can offer so much. I love all things creative so whether it's the local galleries (some in the artist's own homes) the abundance of live music, or the Appledore Book festival hosting famous authors to give talks, it always leaves me in awe. Alongside this imaginative community is the tidal estuary as its back-drop. Ideal for water-sports, fishing and boat trips, for me there's nothing more relaxing than taking your coffee down onto the beach in the morning to watch the tide turning. The coastline has grown with our family and whether it's just us, our extended family or a group of friends, there is something for everyone to do which is part of what makes the area so relaxing and effortless.