A warm welcome awaits you from the minute you arrive at Poachers Cottage.
The gorgeous living-room has a wood-burner effect electric stove making this the perfect holiday cottage throughout the seasons.
The slate floor of the kitchen/dining-room adds to the traditional feel but is also great for dogs after a walk along the beach.
This delightful cottage is warm and welcoming.
The dreamy twin bedroom is the first bedroom at the top of the stairs.
Welcome to Poachers Cottage.
The gorgeous living-room.
Kick back and relax on holiday.
For the musicians in the group.
After a day out and about enjoy returning to Poachers Cottage.
The lovely kitchen/diner has exposed beams.
Time for lunch.
Gorgeous features throughout.
The kitchen has all you need to cook up a holiday feast.
Shop for local fresh produce on holiday.
The pretty twin bedroom.
Pretty as a picture.
The comfy beds have luxury linens for a great night's sleep.
The family bathroom on the first floor has a large walk-in shower, perfect after a day on the beach.
The gorgeous master bedroom.
Breakfast in bed? well you are on holiday!
Sweet dreams.
The super en suite bathroom.
Perfect for a long soak after a day on the beach.
Moments from the village centre, Poachers Cottage is perfectly situated.
Sit outside and enjoy the fresh air.
Set on a pretty cobbled street, Poachers Cottage is a delight.
The local pub is just down the road.
Across the estuary, reached by a lovely seasonal passenger ferry, is Instow, where there are wide sandy beaches at low and high tide.
A few hundred yards away you can stroll down the slipway at low tide for a sandy stretch of beach for your four-legged friend and children to enjoy.
Appledore is a lovely Devon village.
The fabulous sandy beach of Appledore at low tide.
Appledore is a traditional old fishing village with a wonderful network of little lanes and passageways to explore.
Catch the ferry from Bideford quay for a day out to Lundy Island.
North Devon's beaches are as good as any in Cornwall for surfing! Endless stretches of golden sand and rolling waves. This is Saunton Sands.
John's Deli has shops and cafes in both Appledore and Instow. There are also some excellent pubs and little galleries to browse in.
Charming Clovelly is a short car journey away.
Clovelly is a photographer's dream.
The beach is a lovely place to sit and relax.

Poachers Cottage


Appledore / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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Very good strongly recommend it

Do come to Appledore and stay in Poachers Cottage if you want a sophisticated setting. There are lots of places to eat out, virtually on the doorstep. Its also a good place to use as a base and venture elsewhere. I would recommend a trip to Clovelly which is also breathtaking. Appledore is very dog friendly so if you have pooches, they will love it too. The locals are very friendly and welcoming which is always nice. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Sue

Loved our stay ,just be aware of very steep winding staircase . Right on quay side ,close to car park.

Beautifully equipped comfy cottage, excellent location for walks and eating out with good places to eat which were able to cater for my gluten free dietary requirements.

Lovely cosy cottage in a great location for a winter break! Restaurant/pubs all within a short walk so we didn’t need to use the car! The car park behind the cottage was ideal as there is no parking at the cottage. We would definitely stay here again!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are delighted to read that you would stay again at Poachers Cottage! The location is fantastic and it's great that it worked for your winter break. We so look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

Our second visit to poachers cottage. Such a comfortable place, with everything you could need in a great location. Some lovely restaurants and cafes, all within walking distance. We will definitely be returning.

Beware of the steep, sharply turning stairs!

It is a lovely cottage central to everything in beautiful Appledore and all it dog friendly restaurants and pubs and shops. It was great being 1 minute from seeing the river in the morning.

We got a parking permit for the car park at the back of the cottage and always got a space.

The stairs are very very steep. I only given 4 stars because of the stairs.

A wonderful and welcoming cottage in a picturesque seaside village. Complete with all the modern conveniences (coffee maker, streaming services, dishwasher) and a short walk from the river and amenities in the village. The cottage is well-maintained and clean on arrival, with good-sized rooms and kitchen. It’s located in a quiet courtyard but very near to two pubs. We loved staying there!

We had a fantastic stay at the cottage, very clean great location. Thanks to the team involved.

Highly recommended for a peaceful get away

We were surprised to find that the staircase was more like a spiral. We could see from the photo that the bottom was bending round but thought it would then go straight up. It was a challenge for two old ladies with knee problems. I suggest it should be noted in the original description in future. There were very good rails but one at the bottom on the right hand side would be very useful.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for sharing your review of Poachers Cottage. We do try to keep our website as accurate as possible to give our guests a clear picture of what to expect. If you scroll down to the photos there are captions with more information as well. Thank you so much for giving the property 4 stars! We so hope to welcome you back to Poachers or another Classic Cottage in the future. Should you need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. Sarah, Customer Support

Excellent Venue within many other sights by car and very comfy cottage

This was our first family holiday taking the dog with us - it was truly wonderful from start to finish!! The cottage is amazing, it felt so home like and plenty of room for us all. Our children loved it and want to return very soon. Appledore was beautiful, we throughly enjoyed looking round and long beach walks.

Comfortable and cozy cottage which is well equipped and excellent standard of linen and curtains, cushions etc.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for sharing your comments for Poachers Cottage. We are thrilled that you found the cottage to be so well equipped - when we are all spending a lot more time at home these days this is great to read! We hope to welcome you back again and should you need any assistance we are more than happy to help. Sarah, Customer Support

A stunning cottage which was warm and comfortable. Dont let the lack parking put you off , it was never a problem with a car park just 2 min walk or a larger one 5 min walk along the quayside. We loved our stay

A cosy, comfortable, well equipped cottage which is close to all amenities offered by Appledore.

Beautiful cozy cottage, relaxing and wonderful place to stay! We will be back

Lovely stay in a quiet spot with everything you need nearby.

Excellent cottage in a lovely location

Our second stay at Poachers, very cosy, comfortable, clean cottage. Lovely location.

Lovely cottage in a fabulous location- our first visit to Appledore and we fell in love with it

Brilliant cottage, some noise from the local pub but that offsets against the great location to everything. Very comfortable cottage. Be aware of the steep stairs though! We eventually got used to them but they were a little steep. My daughter said she wants to live in a cottage like this when she grows up!

Poacher's Cottage is a beautiful, homely little place that's very comfortable for 4. Two bathrooms is a real luxury and it is surprisingly spacious generally. Having the Royal George 20 yards away is a real bonus but all of Appledore is delightful. The stairs are steep for older guests but there are railings both sides, so fine with a little care. All in all, a wonderful place to stay and heartily recommended!

Great location in a fabulous setting. Just 30 paces to a wonderful pub but very quiet off a small side street. Well recommended.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your review - it's great to see you had a lovely stay. Tanya, Customer Support

Not that we are tv fans and dont like wasting precious time , but for someone who is keen , perhaps tv channels were a bit limited, unless we did not understand the netflix instructiions which we did not manage to get as per instructions.

Reply from Classic Cottages

There's an Amazon Fire Stick at Poachers Cottage which provides lots of choice for guests.It seems that the TV had been inadvertently switched over to the terrestrial channels so some clearer instructions will be provided to prevent any further confusion - thanks for letting us know! Tressa, Customer Support

Poachers cottage is a really lovely comfortable cosy place to stay. It’s in an ideal location with a pub and the sea just a few steps from the front door. It was extremely clean and had everything you would need. Our dog loved all of the walks and it was so nice not to have to use the car. We definitely hope to stay again soon. The only downside are the stairs, which were absolutely fine for us but if you were elderly or had mobility problems then, unfortunately, it’s not for you.

Property was very clean on arrival and well-equipped. Nice touch to be greeted with wine, biscuits and milk. Highly recommended. Fantastic location and very friendly neighbours. Overall excellent!

Loved our stay in Appledore in Piachers cottage, the cottage was in a perfect location, was an amazing home from home, great cosy place. Can’t wait to go back

A really nice cosy and comfortable cottage in a fabulous location! Appledore is a great destination for a quiet break but with enough choice of quality places to eat and drink. We will almost certainly be returning to Poachers Cottage in the future.

Appledore is a lovely village,the cottage was immaculate and well positioned. Would definitely return

Great location.

Pretty, comfortable cottage in a quiet location suitable for families with small children. Handy for the beach and local pubs.

Really think you should review the description of the stairs. It wasn't a massive problem for us but we have friends who would really struggle.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review. As a traditional Fisherman's Cottage Poachers Cottage does contain many of the typical original period features such as steep cottage stairs as mentioned in the description but we're pleased it wasn't too much of an issue for you. Bryony, Customer Services

A pleasant and comfortable stay. Parking in the local car park worked out well and we found Appledore a quiet yet enjoyable place to stay with good quality shops and eateries.

Lovely comfortable accommodation. We thoroughly enjoyed our week.

Pretty cottage in a fabulous location, perfect for a week by the beach.

A cosy & well located cottage, with decent sized rooms & well equipped kitchen. Lovely welcome touch was the wine & fresh cake which was gratefully received after our journey!

Great location right by the sea! Perfect for a quick weekend away letting the kids run free on the beach and hours of crabbing!

This is a beautiful, snug and well-maintained holiday cottage. Peaceful, very close to the village and lovely walks. I would recommend it to anyone. Appledore is a wonderful village with a real community feel. I would definitely recommend the Market Street Kitchen for ambience, coffee, breakfast, lunch - staff are friendly and helpful, food is of excellent quality and good value for money and they also welcome dogs!

The cottage is very cosy and comfortable, warm, close to shops and pubs. We came for a quiet break and we certainly got this. It was our first time in a cottage and Appledore. I would recommend the cottage - we will certainly return.

Wow this really was a hidden gem, from the moment we arrived we fell in love with the cottage and surrounding Appledore. It was great to find a place so friendly and so far unspoilt. Great food and great company. Can't wait to go again, it will be nice to see The Royal George pub up and running.

A very chilled out cottage in a chilled out Location.

We have used Classic Cottages for over 30 years and your standards have never wavered, excellent excellent!! Looking forward to the next two holiday properties we have booked with you for 2017. Thank you.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your lovely words - we're delighted to have been able to help with your holidays over the last 30 years, and we look forward to helping with many more in the future. Tanya, Customer Support

A lovely cottage with lovely walks. Very comfortable and well equipped.

Loved the cottage and its location. Everything as we expected on arrival with the added bonus of cake, wine flowers and milk in the fridge. We would recommend it and would happily stay again.

Lovely cottage in a great location. Comfortable and welcoming - felt at home really quickly. Great pub 'The Beaver' with good food, entertainment nights and a Wednesday night quiz. Shop/Deli provided all we needed plus some treats - fish, cakes, wine! People really welcoming.

Fantastic location. everytjing within walking distance

Stunning place and position, couldn't fault a thing

John's deli is excellent in Appledore. The cottage is part of one of original courtyards and has a real fisherman's cottage feel to it.

Compact ex fisherman's cottage tastefully modernised with all mod cons. Super comfy beds! Ideal base for walking or exploring North Devon.

We had a very happy week at Appledore and would recommend this cottage and the area to anyone. The stairs could be difficult if you are elderly.

A delightful little cottage in every possible way. A huge, DELICIOUS cake to greet us. Would totally recommend!

Lovely position and a lovely cottage

Just overall a fantastic stay with our parents and their dog. We will be looking to book up for next year and will definitely use your sight first to view other locations many thanks

A delightful cottage in a perfect setting. The cake, flowers and wine were a very kind gesture and very much enjoyed. Appledore is a lovely quaint village to stay and we look forward to visiting again in the future.

Pretty location close to parking. Very comfortable and furnished well. Welcome cake and wine lovely on arrival.

A lovely cottage with beautiful furnishings. Comfy beds and plenty of hot water for showers, very welcome after a long day's walking! This is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in and extremely well situated for the South West Coast Path. We would definitely recommend it.

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