Poachers Cottage is set in a little cobbled square shared by some other original fishermen's cottages.
Appledore is a traditional old fishing village with a wonderful network of little lanes and passageways to explore.
The living-room is very cosy and has a happy seaside theme. There is a wood burner effect electric stove now.
The kitchen/dining room is a lovely cheerful room
Another view of the living-room.
Across the estuary, reached by a lovely seasonal passenger ferry, is Instow - where there are wide sandy beaches.
The living-room is a good size, plenty of space for you all to relax in comfort. There is now an electric wood-burner effect stove for those out of season evenings.
The double bedroom has a view over the shared cobbled courtyard.
The double bedroom is very comfortable and inviting.
This is the twin bedroom.
The twin bedroom looks out over the top end of the courtyard.
There are lots of welcoming details in this friendly cottage.
There is a bathroom with a spa-bath as well as a separate shower-room.
There is a large walk-in shower in the shower-room.
The bathroom.
You will love this little period cottage in its shared cobbled courtyard setting, amongst the other old fishermen's cottages.
North Devon's beaches are as good as any in Cornwall for surfing! Endless stretches of golden sand and rolling waves.
This is a great destination for keen sailors - but it is just as fascinating to sit on the Quay and watch.
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.

Poachers Cottage


Appledore / Sleeps 4 + cot

7 Nights from £378 - £822

This delightful period cottage is tucked into one of the original fishermen’s courtyards, a stone’s throw from the water’s edge in Appledore, one of north Devon’s unspoilt coastal villages. The cottage has been lovingly presented making you feel welcome the moment you step inside. There is a separate sitting-room and an open plan kitchen/dining-room, and up the steep cottage stairs are two lovely bedrooms, one with an en suite spa bathroom, and a separate shower-room for greater flexibility. The cheerful seaside theme will put you in holiday mood whatever the time of year. Although there is no garden, there is seating in the courtyard and you are so close to the sea it will not matter.

The great thing about the wide sandy beaches of north Devon is that they are as much fun on a summer’s day as in a wild wintery storm. Appledore is a really friendly coastal village, a great hit with holiday makers and so its range of little cafes, pubs and galleries are thriving. The passenger ferry takes you across to Instow for some of the best sandy beaches that north Devon has to offer. Perfect for dog walking – there is a dog welcome section of beach all year round – and for children, with the shallow waters, soft sand and warm pools to play in as the tide goes out. A couple of miles in the other direction is Westward Ho! which is great for surfing and kite flying along its miles of Blue Flag beach. You can walk with your dog across Braunton Burrows with its unique pebble ridge, all the way from Appledore to Westward Ho! Enjoy lunch at the Tea on the Green cafe and then dawdle back in the wonderful sea air. Appledore is also famous for its annual book festival at the end of September and there are always some excellent events when this is running.

Ground Floor


Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wood-burner effect electric stove

Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine/drier and dishwasher

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with spa bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin


  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Travel cot, high chair and 2 stair-gates
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Public car park 100 yards
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 50 yds
  • Garden furniture
  • Full electric CH