Mr Dennis August 2023
Appledore is a good place for eating out and a base for visiting other areas for tradtional sea side activities.
Mrs Dowd August 2023
We loved Appledore and the location of the cottage was fantastic for access to all of the local cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops. The Flame Factory, the Yard and the Coffee Cabin were three of our favourite places to eat.
The beds were extremely comfortable and it was great having the ensuite and separate bathroom as there were five adults in our party. Both lounge and kitchen were very spacious and well equipped. We used the courtyard quite a bit but not the garden.
So many lovely places to visit locally and we enjoyed finding different beaches - Westward Ho, Saunton Sands, Croyde etc. Ilfracombe also worth a visit but not for the beach. However, wasn't that impressed with Bideford. Clovelly is a must but be ready for lots of steep hills!
The only down side to the cottage is the parking as, in high season, it can be difficult to get a space in Appledore and it's a long way to transport your luggage on arrival and when leaving, although we did manage to find a sneaky drop off point. Obviously you get the luxury though of having no cars passing by.
All in all a wonderful holiday in a lovely cottage in a great part of the country!
Mrs Rushton October 2022
Lovely cottage, well equipped. Parking in car park 5 minutes away with a good weekly rate but no option to drive to property to drop off bags. Book to visit the flame factory it is really good but busy.
Mrs Ollerenshaw September 2022
We had a really lovely stay at Tydemans Cottage. It is in the heart of the village near pubs, restaurants, shops and the sea. The cottage itself is just lovely. The kitchen is really well equipped, so if you want to cook there is pretty much all you need in terms of equipment. The bedrooms are comfortable and the living area is great. The wifi is a bit patchy depending on where you are in the house and there's no mobile phone reception, but if you go out into the village you can pick up reception. We would be very happy to come back and stay at the cottage again in the future.
Mrs Bailey August 2022
Beautiful decorated and comfortable cottage in a really lovely setting. The weather was fantastic, which added to the enjoyment of our break. Really good base to visit lots of sights of North Devon, including Clovelly and Croyde. Appledore has some lovely cafes and restaurants and shops to explore. Very relaxing holiday.
Mrs Cutmore July 2022
Tucked away in a quiet street but a couple of seconds from the seafront makes a perfect location. An immaculate cottage that's had ample space for 6 adults. High quality furnishings and equipment. Couldn't of asked for more
Mrs Owen July 2022
Beautifully furnished house to a very high standard. Well equipped kitchen making cooking meals very easy. All mod cons. Very comfortable beds. Fabulous shower. Loved staying here. Quiet location along pretty narrow streets. Had to park car in public carpark and pay for the weeks stay which was £16. No problem though and it seemed very safe left there. A nice 5 min walk along the Quay to get there. Loved getting up early and walking along the Quay and estuary. Plenty to do within a short drive. John's deli round the corner from the house is excellent! Loved Appledore and will definitely stay here again.
Mrs Cloke June 2022
Appledore is a beautiful place to visit. Lovely cosy cottage. Walking distance to all amenities and the beautiful views along the estuary.
Mrs MCFetridge June 2022
We loved Tydemans Cottage, we ate out or had a takeaway; the kitchen was only used for breakfast. The beds were super comfy. Lovely large lounge. The wi fi was a bit iffy, but it wasn't a big problem. Great location, lots of places to eat and drink, all within walking distance. There is no parking near the cottage, although we managed to park up to unload the car. The main carpark is very safe and only £16 for the week which you can pay for online in advance.
Dr Forster May 2022
We had a fantastic family holiday here at Tydemans Cottage for the five of us. It's two small cottages knocked into one in a small narrow street at the southern end of the main town. Lovely furnishings, thick walls (you can't hear a thing), ensuite from the master, a large dining table, nice oven Range, big TV with Netflix, courtyard/garden for bit of late afternoon sunshine. So close to Johns of Appledore Deli, local pubs with decent food, fish and chips and a short walk to the fantastic Royal George gastropub. We used the house as a base for bodyboarding at Northam Burrows (10 mins by car) and Saunton Sands (35 mins). No parking here so you have to lug your kit in but then you don't get woken up by cars.
Mrs Powell April 2022
What a lovely cottage in beautiful Appledore. Great location, comfy beds & a quality feel. We had a great week, with lots of sunshine!
Mrs Eves April 2022
This was our first time in Appledore. We loved it! Beautiful setting, decent restaurants and pubs and a fabulous coffee shop (the Cabin). The cottage is just what we hoped for: comfortable, spacious and right in the thick of it. Although there is no parking (access is via a narrow walkway), we parked in the car park in Odun Rd (£16 for the week) and the cottage is a 5 minute walk. One of the biggest plus points is that the beds are super comfy. Bliss! We’d thoroughly recommend it and would definitely return. If you can, grab a meal at the Flame Factory (2 min walk away) and a trip to Clovelly is a must.
Mrs Morgan August 2021
The perfect escape, everything you need for an enjoyable break. Definitely be back
Mr Gregory July 2021
Fantastic cottage in the heart of Appledore.
Miss Sanders May 2021
A lovely location and a beautiful cottage with great amenities. Felt like home from home comforts.
Mrs Davis May 2021
My husband and I enjoyed our week at Tydemans cottage very much. It is an old cottage with character and has been beautifully renovated, is very well equipped and very comfortable. The bedrooms are light and tastefully decorated. We enjoyed being in Appledore out of season, it has great charm, some touristy/craft shops and places to eat but sadly only one food shop now. The beach at Westward Ho! which you can walk to (for exercise, not carrying beach gear) from Appledore is an amazing stretch of sand. The ferry to Instow only operates in the summer.
Miss Allen December 2020
Fabulous cottage in a very central location , easy walk to all amenities. Very good covid precautions and the cottage was clean so no worries there . Stayed in December and the cottage was lovely and warm as centrally heated and has a lovely log burner so super cosy . Beds were really comfy and it was very quiet so a good nights sleep is guaranteed. Appledore is very pretty and makes for a great base to access the rest of the beautiful Devon coast.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you so much for you review of Tydemans Cottage. We are thrilled that the location suited you so well and you enjoyed exploring the Devon Coast! It sounds like you had a great cosy stay in a chilly December.. evenings in front of the log burner must have been lovely! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support
Mrs Traylor October 2020
Lovely cottage, ideal position close to shops, cafe, takeaway etc.
Mr Whelton September 2020
A fabulous cottage in an excellent location.
Mr Williams September 2020
Loved the cottage and would recommend to others!
Mrs Eagle June 2019
Lovely cottage, perfect for a relaxing week. Will come back.
Mrs Carr October 2018
Delightful cottage in a great location
Mr Davidson September 2018
This is a really lovely cottage with everything you could want in a perfect location. We can't recommend it highly enough. Davidsons and Lockyers
Mrs Swallow June 2018
Cottage was perfect ,quiet and peaceful but close to restaurants ,cafe,s, shops etc ,will definately stay in one of classic cottage holidays again.
Mr Oliver April 2018
A charming cottage offering clean, comfortable and spacious accommodation. Appledore has a range of interesting shops and galleries and is well placed for exploring the surrounding area. We had a lovely holiday and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend both the cottage and location to family and friends.
Mrs Carr October 2017
A lovely cottage, very comfortable. We have already rebooked for next year
Mr Butler September 2017
Everything added up to a relaxing, trouble free lovely break.
Mrs Macneill August 2017
Recommend this cosy cottage, comfy beds,very well appointed, Close to harbour, quiet and charming. Suited us well, 4 adults and a 6 year old.
Mr Brookes August 2017
Had a weeks stay with my family at Tydeman's cottage and we loved it! Quirky, clean, tidy and modern with cute decorative touches made our stay complete. Tucked away from the Main Street/alleyways but with easy access to everything. Would certainly go back in the future ??.
Mrs Walker May 2017
We regularly stay in holiday cottages and have stayed in a great many but Tydeman's cottage is without a doubt, the loveliest cottage we've stayed in - it has everything, location, charm, fully equipped and beautifully decorated...we're just debating booking again for next year!
Mrs Tugwell April 2017
We love this cottage, it's so warm and cosy with everything you need just on the door step!
Mrs Mitchell October 2016
Fab cottage in a lovely quiet location but within easy reach of tourist attractions. The overall quality of the fixture and fittings made for a very enjoyable stay and the cottage was very clean. The welcome tray was a welcomed surprise after a long journey. Crabbing at the harbour was great fun and The Coffee Cabin has the best crab sandwich ever. It's fair to say we had a lovely family holiday and would highly recommend this cottage t anyone.
Mrs Stuckey September 2016
Excellent large cottage, great location.
Mr Burgess April 2016
Tydesman cottage was a real find, as a family with two young children we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, within 5 min walk you can get fresh bread from the local newsagent or a first class meal or pint of real ale from 3 of the local pubs, we have also got a new love...crab fishing off the quay the kids loved it. A very clean well furnished cottage right in the heart of appledore.
Mrs Nicholls March 2016
A beautiful, homely cottage in a friendly fishing village. Would definitely recommend to others.
Mrs Chick December 2015
Excellent restoration and very tasteful furnishings. As it was a week for the New year we made daily use of the log burner. Family from South East Leicestershire
Mrs Beardsworth September 2015
Light airy and very comfortable cottage in brilliant location
Mr Sloan September 2015
Beautiful, well appointed, spacious cottage, central location, real home from home
Mr Seddon July 2015
Fantastic cottage everything we needed and lovely sun terrace and garden.
Mrs Docherty June 2015
This is a beautifully furnished cottage and ideal for a family break.
Mrs Hedges May 2015
Without doubt the best holiday accommodation we've ever stayed in. Well located, quiet, comfortable and beautifully furnished and equipped. The owner has paid attention to every detail. Our thanks to all concerned.
Mrs Parker March 2015
A well equipped, pleasantly decorated home.
Mrs Tugwell October 2014
Everything about this cottage was perfect for our weeks holiday. Thank you
Miss Little September 2014
Beautiful cottage in beautiful location, would recommend for families or group of friends.
Mrs Roberts August 2014
What a beautiful cottage!! Decorated with style, comfortably furnished and so well equipped for us all (including a 9mth old baby) The location was really quiet, yet we were only a few steps away from the quay with shops and a good choice of restaurants. Plus the best fish and chips I've ever eaten - too good to share with the seagulls! We plan to return earlier next year and have recommended to other family and friends. Many thanks for a wonderful holiday
Mr Husemann July 2014
We have a wonderful stay!
Mrs Wilde April 2014
Beautiful cottage, great venue, plenty of space.
Mr Goetz March 2014
As always, Classic Cottages convinced me by providing a first class cottage. This was the very best out of six classic cottages we had until now. Everything was absolutely perfect.Thank you.
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