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
Just to the right of the courtyard are steps up to a little lawned garden - quite a bonus for a cottage in Appledore.
You step into this lovely kitchen with its welcoming farmhouse kitchen table, the door at the far end also opens to the courtyard patio
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.
The large kitchen/dining room - equipped as a true home from home.
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 village.
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 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.

Tydemans Cottage

2759

Appledore / Sleeps 6 + cot

7 Nights from £415 - £1038

Nearest pub

The Bar (½ mile)

A wide ranging menu with meals served either on the lower floor or in the upstairs restaurant with views overlooking the harbour jetty and estuary.

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (½ mile)

A great beach for children with acres of sand at low tide, shallow waters and usually calm seas. There are plenty of facilities nearby in the village. Dog restrictions apply so please check locally.

Nearest walk

The Tarka Trail Instow (½ mile)

The Tarka Trail covers over 160 miles of pathways and bridleways in Devon and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route. Park in the Instow car park (fee paying) and pick up the trail along Marine Parade. The trail will take you pretty much as far as you want to wander with easy flat paths and estuary views. Just watch out for cyclists, it's a popular route. Take a look at the AA link for route details.

Nearest town

Appledore (100 yards)

A lovely little seaside village with quintessential narrow streets, houses in pastel hues and a Quay to sit and eat your local fish and chips on. Tea shops and bistros, small boutiques and fishermen's fare - take delight in everything Devonshire as you breathe in the clean, fresh sea air. There's even the Appledore Book Festival thanks to the association with A. A. Milne.

Also nearby

Tea on the Green (2 miles)

A retro delight, to take tea back in the forties and fifties close to the seafront at Westward Ho!. A traditional tearoom with cakes and light bites to be washed down with a variety of teas and coffee. This lovely little cafe was voted the best for 2011/2012 in the North Devon Food Awards.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Adams August 2015

Still fantastic!

We first found Tea on the Green in 2012, and whenever we've been anywhere close (that means within a 1 and half hour drive!!) we've always spent the day at Westward Ho! and included something to eat here. The lunches are great, with excellent choices (you won't go hungry) and the cakes are magnificent. It's always busy though, so you have to be prepared to wait or maybe sit outside.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Shippam September 2014

The cream teas really are to die for!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Burton September 2012

A visit a must if you are in Westward Ho

What a lovely little place to stop for tea and cake. Although it was next to where we were staying whatever time of day we walked past it was always full and we determined to try it during our week in Westward Ho so waited across the road until a table outside was empty and ran across before another lucky person was able to sample their lovely food and surroundings. Just amazing.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

WOW!!!! The MOST incredible tea shop!

You MUST visit this tea shop! From the outside it's easy to miss or walk past as its not big but once inside it is just fantastic. all decor and music is 1950's and there is so much attention to detail especially the lovely crockery. But best of all the menu is amazing. Cakes are delicious and such a great choice of drinks and food. I'd recommend booking a table to avoid any disappointment!

Instow (½ mile)

Located where the rivers Taw and Torridge combine and flow into the sea, Instow is a pretty waterside village and perfect for a spot for sailing or windsurfing, and for families to take advantage of the sheltered sandy beaches.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2017

Pretty Village

Such a pretty village and the local beaches are lovely. Try John's Deli, a great place for breakfast, lunch, cakes etc.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Goetz April 2014

Have Cream Tea at the Commodore Hotel

The Commodore Hotel offers Cream Tea for non-residents. You can sit inside or outside and enjoy a good cream tea as well as a gorgeous view across the estuary. If the tide is coming up and the sun is setting, this is a marvelous experience.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Dance August 2013

Beautiful, sleepy Instow

Instow is a pretty little village and makes a perfect base for exploring North Devon. It retains a sedate pace of life, perfect for winding down from the rat race. Johns' deli provides everything you need to spoil yourself at breakfast time, and there are a couple of restaurants to spoil you at suppertime. The Tarka Trail is on your doorstep and it would be rude not to hire some bikes and meander through the pretty Devon countryside for an hour or two.

Appledore Instow Ferry (70 yards)

There has been a ferry here for many centuries, always providing a well used service. The ferry that runs today is community run and offers the chance to nip across theTaw and Torridge Estuary and explore both sides!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Burgess April 2016

Don't miss out

This is a great little ferry, the kids loved going on it and so did the dad's nipping over to instow for a cheeky pint or two.

Instow Arms (½ mile)

Set in the beautiful coastal village of Instow and right on the waterfront with outstanding views across the estuary. You will find a variety of local ales and a menu offering locally sourced produce here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Harris September 2013

Both people and dog friendly with excellent food!

We arrived at 6 on Thursday night and got a table - just! Very busy already, which is always a good sign. A really lovely restaurant/bar setting, many with window seats and views over the beautiful beach area. Dogs are allowed in the bar level (there's up and down stairs seating too) - it was one of the reasons we chose it. The waiting staff were absolutely top notch - really friendly and helpful. The choice of food was great, service was prompt and the food itself was really excellent (I heartily recommend the belly pork and stir fry- wow!). All in all, a great eatery and one that we couldn't find fault with. If you're in Instow (or the surrounding environs) take a trip to the Instow Arms and enjoy the hospitality and food at great value-for-money prices too!

Westward Arms (2 ¼ miles)

With stunning views across the bay, this pub offers a warm welcome and a seasonal menu using locally sourced produce. Children are made especially welcome with their own menu to choose from and regular live music takes place.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Taylor September 2016

country cousins

Fabulous restaurant in Westward ho serving traditional food .... Lots of it and excellent value. Really friendly staff too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby September 2013

Westward Arms restaurant and cafe in Westward Ho!

Superb food, extensive menu including plenty for children. Friendly, fun atmosphere. Regular live music. A spectacular view over Westward Ho! beach.

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