Appledore is a pretty fishing village on the banks of the River Torridge – sleepy in the winter, but lively in the summer. Here you can stay in a charming fisherman’s cottage, a holiday home overlooking the water or a variety of other self-catering accommodation with all the village has to offer on your doorstep. With this much choice and so much to discover, Appledore is the perfect location for your next holiday.
Why visit Appledore?
Appledore is a wonderful place for a gentle waterside stroll or to sit and watch the boats and trawlers sail in after a day’s fishing. It offers plenty of places to shop and eat, from cosy pubs to fish and chip shops, with lively local events happening throughout the year.
Things to do in Appledore:
Among its popular events is the Appledore Book Festival, attracting world-renowned authors, and the Visual Arts Festival, a celebration of arts and crafts. Take a boat ride from the quay out to sea to spot local marine wildlife, or simply to admire the coastal scenery from the water.
Why stay in an Appledore cottage?
Appledore’s streets are full of colourful terraced houses and historic fishermen’s cottages, where you will find our Appledore holiday cottages. Staying in the village places you perfectly to visit its art galleries, craft shops, pubs and restaurants, serving freshly caught fish from the quayside.
Three must see things in Appledore:
- Sample a Hocking’s ice cream from the van parked on the quay. Made locally, Hocking’s is one of North Devon’s best-kept secrets.
- Try your hand at crabbing, a popular activity on the quay.
- Take a ride across the water by boat to neighbouring Instow, with its sandy beach and towering dunes.