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

Reef Cottage

Appledore, Devon
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Sleeps 4
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
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovely period cottage sleeping four 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

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 super king size zip and link bedroom, which can be made up as a twin on request. 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, 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.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 super-king-size (can be made up as twin on request) and 1 double
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC, en-suite shower and WC to the king-size room
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Highchair available (guests are welcome to supply their own travel cot)
  • Pay-and-display parking available locally
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance, beach 2 miles
  • TV, DAB radio, Bluetooth and CD player all in the lounge
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Helen Gardner

This property is personally managed by Helen.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Caroline 29th March 2024

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Great cottage, very spacious, well equpped kitchen. Location was perfect, we have stayed in Appledore several times but never on Irsha Street if you can get a space in the car park near the cottage (West Appledore) it makes it easier to unpack the car.

Reviewed by Robert 15th March 2024

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Lovely comfortable cottage that is ideal for a couple. Views are still as magnificent as always. Visited by Oyster Catchers, Egrets, Turnstones, Shell ducks and others this week at bottom of garden. Lovely meals at Beaver again. Great.

Reviewed by Rosemarie 22nd December 2023

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Reviewed by Robert 3rd November 2023

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Fantastic view of hoards of oyster catchers and cormorants. Heron, turnstones and egrets also gave us a good display. Weather much better than forecast. New boiler ensured cottage was lovely and warm. Back again in March.

Reviewed by Christine 27th October 2023

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What a week! It was unfortunately very wet but that didnt spoil our enjoyment. Its been 2 years since our last visit to Reef and we still have a wonderful time. We battened down the hatches for Storm Ciaran and watched it sweep by from the lounge while listening to music on the BBC iplayer via the new TV.

Reviewed by Paul 20th October 2023

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Firstly, I'd like to say a massive thank you to Claire at the property management company that look after the cottage. We travelled by train from Birmingham on the day of the big storm in Scotland and faced lengthy delays and detours, finally arriving at 8pm after an 11 hour journey from Hell. I contacted Claire to ask if somebody could take in a hRead moreome shopping delivery we'd ordered and she couldn't have been more helpful. The cottage is fab and comfy, Appledore is equally fab. Recommend both. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 6th October 2023

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Reef was really great, all you could need clean, comfy, super comfy bed, wonderful views, lovely welcome biscuits for our dogs, great location and near great amenities. Thoroughly enjoyed out stay and have booked again for next year.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 8th September 2023

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This lovely cottage on the river front at Appledore has everything you could need. Great views of the river, exceptionally well equipped, clean and comfortable. The cottage is within easy walking distance of the village centre with shops and several dog friendly pubs serving food. The village has a really friendly atmosphere and we were made to feeRead morel welcome in Appledore. Despite there being no on site parking we had no problem parking for the week in a car park two minutes away. Hide

Reviewed by Trevor 11th August 2023

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The property has stunning estuary views and is located in a magical fishing village

Reviewed by Alfred 31st July 2023

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Lovely cottage and location.

Reviewed by Robert 14th July 2023

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Fantastic week again. New umbrella in garden great and new lamps in bedroom and new toaster demonstrates how well maintained the property is. Seal viewed fishing at bottom of garden and meals at Beaver were as good as ever. Looking forward to returning in September.

Reviewed by Nigel 7th July 2023

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Got to be the best cottage in Appledore. Great new addition was the welcome pack. Nicely redecorated downstairs. Heated towel rails are massive.

Reviewed by Jeffrey 23rd June 2023

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Very comfortable and an excellent position overlooking the estuary. Easy walk to bars & restaurants.

Reviewed by Robert 16th June 2023

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Another lovely holiday in a lovely cottage. Look forward to our return in 3 weeks.

Reviewed by Gary 27th May 2023

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Reviewed by Robert 19th May 2023

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Another fantastic week and what great weather. Only second time we have seen seal fishing in river since we have been coming down.. Sunday dinner at Beaver was as good as ever.

Reviewed by Karen 28th April 2023

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Lovely house. Very homely, well kept, very clean and well equipped. It is on 2 levels, the entrance leads to one bedroom, kitchen/ dining and downstairs bathroom and the garden/patio. The first floor is lounge and off it ,bedroom with en-suite. Everything was in excellent working order. Four doors down from the Royal George pub,(posh) and a little Read morefurther to the Beaver ( normal good pub), about 8 minute walk to the quay and other restaurants etc. Royal Plaice fish and chips is the absolute best. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 21st April 2023

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Great cottage with wonderful views over the estuary. It was perfect for 2 couples and 2 dogs -comfortable and well equipped (far better than a more upmarket property in Appledore that we stayed in last year). Its an easy walk to all Appledore has to offer -particular favourites are the Yard and the Champ We didnt have great weather but were able toRead more sit outside in the sheltered courtyard - Im sure its wonderful in summer. Wed definitely consider coming back for our next visit to Appledore Hide

Reviewed by Robert 14th April 2023

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Excellent week again. Looking forward t returning in 4 weeks.

Reviewed by Deb 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Lesley 24th March 2023

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Fab location very clean and comfortable the view was outstanding good outside space for the dog

Reviewed by Robert 17th March 2023

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Another excellent week. We will never get fed up of the views and look forward to returning in three weeks.

Reviewed by Yvonne 10th February 2023

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Wonderful cottage. Right by the water, terrific ever-changing views of the estuary and meeting of two rivers. Very well equipped kitchen.

Reviewed by Margaret 5th February 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 27th January 2023

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Lovely location and views of estuary. Only wish we could afford to visit in summer.

Reviewed by Robert 22nd December 2022

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We had a fabulous Christmas. The Christmas tree a wreath on front door gave the cottage a lovely atmosphere. Christmas meal at Beaver on the Friday night and at Seagate on Christmas Day were both excellent. Look forward to returning in March.

Reviewed by Robert 11th November 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 14th October 2022

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Lovely weeks holiday yet again. Cant wait to go back again in November.

Reviewed by P 30th September 2022

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Lovely cottage and wonderful location right on the river estuary. Also well placed for local facilities and with the West Appledore car park being so close.

Reviewed by Christine 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 16th September 2022

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Another excellent week in this lovely cottage. Sunday dinner at Beaver was delicious. Loads of wading birds visited us this trip.

Reviewed by Caroline 9th September 2022

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We have visited Appledore many times and deliberately chose this cottage for the view of the estuary and it didn't disappoint. The window seat in the upstairs living room is the perfect spot to watch the ebb and flow of the tide and the beautiful sunsets.

Reviewed by Hayley 12th August 2022

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Fabulous holiday cottage, would definitely recommend. The views from the back overlooking the estuary were amazing!!! We saw seals, otters and all kinds of birds. Appledore is really quaint and all the locals are very welcoming and friendly.

Reviewed by Rachael 29th July 2022

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Family holiday enjoyed by all four to seventy four years old .

Reviewed by Robert 22nd July 2022

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Another fantastic holiday. This is the perfect cottage for us.

Reviewed by Christopher 1st July 2022

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Cottage was in a perfect setting backing onto the river and in the centre of lovely Appledore. Felt very homely and kitchen was well equipped. Lots of nice places to eat within walking distance such as Royal George, Flame Factory, Coffee Cabin and Beaver pub. Enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Julie 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 17th June 2022

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Fantastic holiday yet again and weather was kind too. Look forward to returning in 3 weeks.

Reviewed by Alan 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Jill 3rd June 2022

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We cannot fault how clean Reef cottage was. Absolutely spotless. Well done to your cleaning staff. All we could have asked for. Lovely cottage with amazing view over the estuary. Shame weather wasn't great but still had a lovely time exploring north Devon. Thank you

Reviewed by Robert 29th April 2022

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Lovely cottage, lovely weather and lovely view.

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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
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Location

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