Tydemans Cottage is at the heart of the pretty north Devon fishing village of Appledore, close to some of north Devon's most fabulous sandy beaches. This beautifully renovated cottage is full of character. Originally two cottages, this welcoming family-sized property has wonderful furnishings, a really private and sunny courtyard and steps to an enclosed 'hidden' garden. As this is a period cottage it has some internal steps and low lintels, but the feeling throughout is of light, space and style.
This little coastal village is a delight with its quay, passenger ferry across to Instow, fabulous deli and choice of cafes. Access along the little pedestrian lanes – with a nearby drop-off point – is all part of the charm.
You can even bring your own boat and use the public slipway. The estuary of the River Torridge here is a favourite with sailors. You can go surfing at Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands, Croyde or Woolacombe where there are miles of sandy beaches – or you can simply sit on the quay overlooking the estuary and watch the flocks of migratory birds and the multi-coloured sailing boats as they come and go.
Before you go, you must browse through the galleries and antiques shops for a treat to take home. There is also an annual book festival so, if you time your stay right, you can enjoy some literary culture too.
Kitchen/Dining-room with dual fuel range cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Steps to Sitting-room with TV, Blu-ray DVD player and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with ‘zip and link’ (super-king or twin) beds
Bedroom 3 with ‘zip and link’ (king-size or 2'6'' twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and 2 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Public car park 500 yards
- Telephone (incoming only)
- No smoking
- Pub 50 yds
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
This is the lovely setting for Tydemans Cottage - at the heart of the historic fishing village of Appledore.
There is a wonderfully cosy sitting-room with French windows out to the patio and garden.
The large kitchen/dining-room - equipped as a true home-from-home.
Just to the right of the courtyard are steps up to a little lawned garden - quite a bonus for a cottage in Appledore.
Steps lead up from the courtyard to this lovely fully enclosed garden.
This is such a great place to stay whatever the time of year.
You step into this lovely kitchen with its welcoming farmhouse kitchen table, the door at the far end also opens to the courtyard patio.
Enjoy using the range cooker - though there are plenty of pubs for good food within walking distance if you feel like a treat.
The master bedroom is beautifully designed with calm colours and a very comfortable bed. The en suite shower-room is to the right of the room.
The bedroom has its original Victorian cast iron fireplace as a pretty feature.
Everywhere you look there are cheerful details to welcome you to this lovely coastal cottage.
You will be tempted to have some long lie ins before setting off to explore.
This is the large shower in the en suite shower-room for the master bedroom.
Another view of the en suite shower-room.
More cheerful and welcoming details!
This bedroom is at the front of the cottage - another very comfortable bed with gorgeous bed linens.
The bedroom looks out over the little pedestrian lane that takes you up to the cottage.
Another pretty ornamental original fireplace.
This is the third bedroom overlooking the garden at the back of the cottage. This bedroom can be made up as twins at your request.
All the fabrics and furnishings have been chosen with real care.
Children will love spotting all the little details.
This is the family bathroom on the first floor, offering a bath as well as the fitted shower.
Thick fluffy towels are an extra treat here.
This says it all !
Looking out across the estuary from Appledore Quay, just a couple of minutes walk from the cottage.
The coastal village of Instow faces Appledore - there is a little passenger ferry to take you back and forth.
This is a view of Appledore from the Instow side of the estuary.
Tydemans Cottage is in fact two cottages converted skilfully into one. This is the view from the back of the fully enclosed garden. A small flight of steps lead up from the courtyard-area.
Relax and unwind in this special location.
Bideford Quay - you can take a boat trip to Lundy Island to see the birdlife.
John's Deli has a shop in both Appledore and Instow. The Appledore shop also has a lovely cafe. New this year - picnic hampers to order for your day on the beach.
Enjoy your stay in this gorgeous cottage.
Take the seasonal passenger ferry across to Instow where there are miles of sandy beach to walk along at low tide.
North Devon is famous for its incredible sandy beaches - perfect for surfing and walking.