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Kaleidoscopic streets, galleries and bobbing boats

Visit Appledore

Winding narrow streets and rainbow-coloured rows of houses welcome you in Appledore, the charming North Devon village found at the point where the Rivers Taw and Torridge meet. Fast becoming a haven for foodies and art-lovers, expect an array of awe-inspiring galleries, tantalising restaurants, pubs and cafes, and independent shops selling fascinating antiques, trinkets and knick-knacks.

Appledore Cottages

A stay in an Appledore holiday cottage not only means you’ll be immersing yourself in the fishing village’s history, but you’ll remain just steps from the lively quay, the array of eateries and shops.

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North Devon Cottages

Our selection of North Devon holiday cottages are found in fantastic coastal and rural locations, meaning you can stay by sandy beaches, near a historic market town or in a quaint fishing village.

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A local's guide to Appledore

The fishing village of Appledore, perched on the North Devon coast, welcomes visitors to explore its attractive maze of winding cobbled streets lined with the prettiest of pastel-coloured houses. Indulge in simple seaside pleasures such as days at the beach, crabbing, boat trips, cream teas and paper-wrapped fish and chips. Our local's guide explains all about this charming location.

Best places for surfing in Devon

The South West surfing scene is often dominated by Cornwall, with big name surf resorts like Newquay and Bude stealing the limelight. But its modest neighbour, Devon, also boasts some of the best surf spots in the UK. Think glassy hollow barrels, fun beach breaks and long mellow rides.

A vibrant village

For such a small village, Appledore is certainly vibrant! One of the highlights of the year is the Appledore Book Festival, a nationally recognised event where authors and celebrities give talks and sign books.

Throughout the year, arts and crafts shops and galleries brim with life, while riverside pubs and restaurants offer perfect places to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. You’ll often find ice cream vans on the Quay, while the independent coffee shops and cafes also sell tantalising, often homemade, titbits.

Described by Charles Kingsley as the “Little White Fishing Village”, the village is steeped in maritime history. The Appledore Shipyard remains in the village, while fishermen’s cottages, now a range of bright colours, are still visible on the winding streets - well worth a look.

If you want to know more about this great destination, head over to our Local's Guide to Appledore to find out the best things to see and do!

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