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Patio/ seating area overlooking the sea
Stunning sea views from the upstairs lounge
Lounge with sea views
TV in the lounge if you can take your eyes away from the view
Upstairs bedroom
En-suite shower room
Uninterrupted sea views
Dining room leading to kitchen
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Upstairs double bedroom with dressing area
Dining space
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bedroom
Patio/ seating area overlooking the sea
Sea views from patio
Bathroom with shower over bath located downstairs
View of the property
1 / 17  Patio/ seating area overlooking the sea
2 / 17  Stunning sea views from the upstairs lounge
3 / 17  Lounge with sea views
4 / 17  TV in the lounge if you can take your eyes away from the view
5 / 17  Upstairs bedroom
6 / 17  En-suite shower room
7 / 17  Uninterrupted sea views
8 / 17  Dining room leading to kitchen
9 / 17  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
10 / 17  Upstairs double bedroom with dressing area
11 / 17  Dining space
12 / 17  Downstairs bedroom
13 / 17  Downstairs bedroom
14 / 17  Patio/ seating area overlooking the sea
15 / 17  Sea views from patio
16 / 17  Bathroom with shower over bath located downstairs
17 / 17  View of the property

Reef Cottage

Appledore, Devon
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovely period cottage sleeping six guests in comfort with enclosed estuary-front sun trap patio for relaxation
  • Waterfront location with views across to Crow Point
  • Located in the traditional fishing village of Appledore, a short walk to village amenities and a few miles from local beach and the South West Coast Path
Property code: REEFC

Delightful cottage situated right on the waterfront overlooking the estuary in the pretty fishing village of Appledore, situated just a short drive from the large beach at Westward Ho!

This property sits right on the water’s edge of the estuary where the rivers Torridge and Taw meet before giving way to Atlantic Ocean. All that the pretty village of Appledore has to offer is just a short walk away, including the shops, eateries, and the pretty village quay, from where visitors are able to choose from a number of fun and interesting boat trips, or take the ferry across to the nearby village of Instow, with its beach and yacht club. Just a few miles down-river is the harbour town of Bideford, where independent boutiques, treasure-trove antiques shops, and restaurants line the narrow, cobbled streets. Two miles from Appledore, is the seaside town of Westward Ho!, where visitors will find a large sandy beach, surf academy, and a well-regarded golf club.

This terraced property is accessed directly from the quiet narrow road on which it is situated. The first room that guests will come to is the spacious kitchen/diner, where there is a dining table seating six, beyond which the well-equipped kitchen offers an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, and dishwasher. French windows from the kitchen area lead out to the property’s waterfront patio, making it easy to take out food and drink to enjoy al fresco meals. One of the property’s bedrooms is located on the ground floor: a family room offering a double bed, as well as a set of bunk beds, which make it ideal for young children to share with parents. The bathroom is also on the ground floor, with its shower-over-bath, and WC. The property’s lounge is located on the first-floor, in order to make the most of the impressive estuary views, there is a coal-effect gas fire, as well as a TV/DVD, DAB radio, Bluetooth and CD player should guests be able to tear their eyes away from the stunning views. The second bedroom, also located on the first floor, is a relaxing king-size room, which benefits from an en-suite shower and WC.

Outside, the property boasts a wonderful waterfront patio, where guests will find garden furniture, a BBQ, and a small stone hut which is perfect for storing outdoors equipment. As is usual for Appledore, there is no parking attached to the cottage, but there is a public pay-and-display car park just a five-minute walk away.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 large bedroom with double and bunk beds
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC, en-suite shower and WC to the king-size room
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Electric and heating included
  • Highchair available (guests are welcome to supply their own travel cot)
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pay-and-display parking available locally
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance, beach 2 miles
  • TV/DVD, DAB radio, Bluetooth and CD player all in the lounge
  • Please note new occupancy / bedroom layout from March 2021 – Sleeps 4 – 1 zip-and-link twin bedroom (downstairs) which can be super-king size on request, 1 king-size upstairs with en-suite

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nigel 4th July 2020

Lovely cottage in a great location. New patio furniture very welcome.

Reviewed by Robert 14th February 2020

Excellent property for bird watchers. Oyster Catchers, Curlew, Egrets and more to be seen from the lounge window. Even better in the summer when you can sit out with a glass of wine watching the gigs and yachts go by.

Reviewed by Louise 29th November 2019

Reef cottage has everything you need for a great holiday in Appledore. Excellent location with great views.?

Reviewed by Robert 11th October 2019

Lovely cottage in a perfect spot. Handy for pubs and great views. Sat watching oyster catchers, cormorants, egrets, curlews, turnstones, herons and more from the lounge window. Lovely.

Reviewed by Christine 27th September 2019

Lovely cottage great views comfortable and relaxing loved it

Reviewed by Barry 2nd August 2019

Reef Cottage is a wonderful, cosy cottage in a superb location with ever changing views over the estuary. It is very well equipped with all the kitchen and utility equipment you need. The beds are comfortable and the panoramic view from the terrace and the lounge are excellent. Parking is a short stroll away and costs GBP16 for 7 days.

Reviewed by Nigel 5th July 2019

New loungers, garden bench and toaster are a massive improvement. Lovely!

Reviewed by Sara 28th June 2019

The cottage was by far the best we have stayed in down irsha street. The master bedroom was roomy and the bed extremely comfortable, the lounge comfortable and with that amazing view across the estuary -fabulous. The kitchen had plenty of worktop space to be able to prepare and dish up food. The cottage ticked all the boxes so we will be returning Read morewhen we can fit a week away in again . We loved it ! Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 21st June 2019

Lovely cottage,well equipped and comfortable. A view which is fabulous and lovely out door seating area. Appledore is a quaint beautiful place,lots of good pubs and restaurants and cafes . I would highly recommend .

Reviewed by Jacqueline 31st May 2019

This was our third visit to Reef cottage and it was equally as good as our previous two. This cottage is ideally situated with easy access to all facilities including a handy little car park just down the street which gives easy access for unloading the car. We bought a weekly ticket and found it really good. The view from the cottage is amazing, tRead morehe patio being by the estuary is idyllic and the whole cottage is dog friendly. Appledore itself is very welcoming. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Barbara 24th May 2019

A lovely cottage with fantastic views in an amazing place. If the weather is kind there is nothing better than sitting outside, eating breakfast, listening to the tide coming in. Absolute bliss!

Reviewed by Anne 10th May 2019

Lovely well equipped cottage very comfortable ,with amazing views ,the cottage is a few minutes walk from excellent pubs and restaurants.

Reviewed by Graham 3rd May 2019

A beautiful cottage in what must be one of Appledore's prime locations, the views from the terrace and lounge are superb, the cottage and the area are so good for a relaxing holiday, we have already booked to return next year.

Reviewed by Robert 12th April 2019

Really comfortable and a fantastic view from garden and lounge. Everything you need for a great relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Alan 14th September 2018

This is a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location and really can't be bettered.We have stayed in many places in Appledore and this is by far the best.So much so that having arrived on Friday we booked up for next year on Saturday.

Reviewed by Nigel 7th September 2018

Probably the best location in Appledore, and so nearly 5 stars!

Reviewed by Catherine 17th August 2018

Well placed for The George and The Beaver pubs Lovely patio to watch the sea and have a barbecue, lounge amazing view, comfy bedrooms, would recommend 100% and will re-book.

Reviewed by Nigel 6th July 2018

Just about the best available in Appledore.

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Patio/ seating area overlooking the sea
Stunning sea views from the upstairs lounge
Lounge with sea views
TV in the lounge if you can take your eyes away from the view
Upstairs bedroom
En-suite shower room
Uninterrupted sea views
Dining room leading to kitchen
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Upstairs double bedroom with dressing area
Dining space
Show 5 moreDownstairs bedroom


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