#{ServerName}
View of the property
Appledore Quay is a short stroll away
Sandy beach of Instow
1 / 21  View of the property
2 / 21  
3 / 21  
4 / 21  
5 / 21  
6 / 21  
7 / 21  
8 / 21  
9 / 21  
10 / 21  
11 / 21  
12 / 21  
13 / 21  
14 / 21  
15 / 21  
16 / 21  
17 / 21  
18 / 21  
19 / 21  
20 / 21  Appledore Quay is a short stroll away
21 / 21  Sandy beach of Instow

Anchor House

Appledore, Devon
holidaycottages.co.uk logo

This property is managed by holidaycottages.co.uk info_outline

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
7 more

At a glance

  • Charming and traditional fisherman’s character cottage with wood burner
  • In the heart of the fishing village of Appledore a short walk to the bustling quayside, quaint shops, restaurants and gastro pubs
  • The perfect base for exploring all North Devon has to offer, why not venture the South West Coastal Path?
Property code: ANHOU

Anchor House is an impressive double fronted former fisherman’s cottage, which has been lovingly furnished and decorated retaining much of its traditional charm. Set in a cobbled courtyard, the house is centrally located and just a short walk from the heart of the village. Appledore is a great spot for an escape away from the rat race, where guests can wander the narrow streets and enjoy the small galleries, cafes, boutique shops and selection of pubs. If you feel the need to leave the village, the whole of the North Devon coast is easily accessible by car and the sandy beaches of Westward Ho! and Instow are just a few miles away. RHS Rosemoor Gardens and the heritage village of Clovelly are also a must to explore.

This cosy cottage offers one double and one twin bedroom, which are both accessed by steep cottage style stairs. The family bathroom has a shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail. There is a further small shower/wet room and WC on the ground floor of the cottage. The lounge has a Victorian fireplace, woodburner, TV/ DVD and a wide selection of books and films perfect for a cosy night in after a day of exploring. If you would prefer to stay in and cook than go out, the well-equipped kitchen has a gas hob, electric double oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and a washer/dryer. A few steps from the kitchen lead up to a small adjoining conservatory with a stable door at one end.

Although there is no enclosed outside space there is an attractive shared courtyard area to the front of the cottage which can be enjoyed.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 family bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 wet room with WC
  • With regret, this property can not accept children under the age of 6
  • Kitchen with gas hob, electric double oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wood burner (1 basket of logs provided)
  • Roadside parking and long stay car park nearby
  • Northam Burrows and beach 2 miles away, shops, pubs, restaurants and quay within walking distance
  • TV, DVD and Freeview in lounge
  • Regret no children under 6 years
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rachel Loosemore

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 stars5
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 stars4.9
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 stars4.8
Overall location
Overall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 stars4.9

Reviewed by Kathleen 16th March 2024

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

What a great property and location! The cottage is small but perfectly formed. Many thoughtful touches and very well equipped and presented. The village beats the surrounding towns and villages hands down for amenities and activities. For an out of season break there was something on most evenings at one of the many pubs in the town. The convenientRead more local bus service meant we could leave the car behind most days. Immediate access to the South West Coastal Path. Hide

Reviewed by Dale 10th March 2024

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Anchor House is a particularly lovely cottage in a particularly special location. The owner is top-notch and has created a very warm and welcoming place to stay. I was able to relax straight away and enjoy Appledore and the surrounding area, whilst at the same actively looking forward to returning to the cottage. 10 out of 10. A gold star for the fRead moreridge! I'll be returning for further stays at Anchor House. Hide

Reviewed by Gordon 5th March 2024

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

A very pleasant house to spend a few days in North Devon

Reviewed by Stephen 29th February 2024

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A real gem for a relaxing break away. Beautifully furnished and very intimate and comfortable. Ideally positioned, to explore Appledore and the surrounding countryside, yet tucked away for that sense of seclusion.

Reviewed by Jo 23rd December 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Lovely cottage in a great location. It is comfortable, cosy (especially when the wood burner is lit) and the kitchen is well equipped. Extra touches like the fresh flowers and mince pies with clotted cream are a nice welcome!

Reviewed by Elizabeth 14th November 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We had a wonderful stay in this cosy cottage in the heart of Appledore. The housekeeper was very friendly and welcoming and the house was spotless and well equipped. We met the owner who was delightful .

Reviewed by Andy 21st October 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Catherine 7th October 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Really lovely cottage, very well equipped, good stock of logs/kindling (sadly didn't need them as it was warm), very welcoming with fresh cream scones and flowers. We have stayed in a lot of cottages and this has been one of the nicest and definitely value for money. One of the few we would happily return to.

Reviewed by Margaret 23rd September 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We loved this cottage ,we couldn't fault it, everything you would need for your hols.The owners left some lovely touches,flowers,scones /cream /jam, milk ,

Reviewed by Sharon 16th September 2023

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Quiet location. Hundreds of books to read. Very steep staircase, which, to be fair, is to be expected in a property of this age. Had a wonderful week.

Reviewed by Lesley 19th August 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Warm welcome of scones, jam, clotted cream, milk, tea and coffee. Perfect after a journey. Fairly central location and a very pleasant cottage.

Reviewed by donna 15th July 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Amazing cottage - everything you could need and a bit more. Comfortable, welcoming, brilliant location in beautiful Appledore. We had a wonderful holiday and felt sad to leave the house and Appledore. We would recommend this house and would like to thank Tracey who was more than helpful.

Reviewed by Patrick 8th July 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Just lovely!

Reviewed by Sarah 1st July 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Lovely cottage, very comfortable and homely. Full of light and obviously loved by it's owners. We look forward to our next visit.

Reviewed by Jonathan 24th June 2023

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

excellent value and care given to make our stay so memorable.

Reviewed by Carolyn 17th June 2023

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Lorraine 10th June 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

lovely cottage well equipped. The scones and cream was a lovely touch. Could not ask for anything more very enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Michael 3rd June 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Beautiful cottage ideally situated for visiting Westwood Ho, Instow and the north Devon area. The cottage has all you need, is warm and comfortable and is located in a quaint road of fishermans cottages. There are good pubs very nearby for drinks and food and Appledore is a lovely little harbour village. Would recommend it and the hosts were lovelyRead more and welcoming. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 13th May 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We had a wonderful week in Appledore staying in this lovely cottage. Everything was perfect, it was clean, comfortable, extremely well equipped and full of interest on the walls! Thoughtful touches were appreciated, like the cream tea left for us on arrival and the flowers. The location was brilliant, a level walk to the quay, and as a bonus the suRead moren shone all week! Hide

Reviewed by Clive 6th May 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Excellent location, beautifully presented cottage, well equiped with very comfy beds. Ideal for two, although the stairs are steep, and vehical access is tricky. Apart from those two minor inconveniences, this is a cottage strongly recommended. We have now been back four times and will surely go again.

Reviewed by Mike 29th April 2023

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Helen 22nd April 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Lovely property, very comfortable for a couple and maybe a couple of children. Very close to pubs and restaurants. The locals are very welcoming. Lovely addition of a downstairs toilet. The fire place was lovely and we will definitely visit again!

Reviewed by David 15th April 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Perfect location Good value for money

Reviewed by Henrietta 8th April 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Andrew 1st April 2023

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

Lovely cozy cottage in heart of Appledore, near all amenities, pubs , takeaways, local deli shop. Quite location with welcoming wood burner.

Reviewed by Toby 25th March 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Most wonderful stay in a comfortable house hidden away in Appledore. Every thing you needed to cook and have a nice week and loverly little extras such as milk and scones when you arrived.

Reviewed by Heather 18th March 2023

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Extremely well equipped cosy comfortable cottage. Its second time we have stayed there, it was also spotlessly clean. Would definitely recommend this property.

Reviewed by Tracey 11th March 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

What a treat to stay in this delightful cottage. Great location, wonderful evenings in by the log burner and a brilliant selection of books. Will definitely be back

Reviewed by Janice 29th December 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Beautiful cottage, had everything you needed, immaculately clean. Fresh flowers, milk, tea etc and mince pies. The bedding was lovely & fresh and the best pillows we have ever slept on. Thank you especially to Tracey who made it homely and to the owners

Reviewed by Tracey 22nd December 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We just spent a lovely Christmas at Anchor House. Clean, cosy and warm with a well-equipped kitchen and comfortable bed. We will definitely try to stay there again when we are down visiting my family. Magical on Christmas Eve when we went to bed and the church bells started ringing for midnight mass.

Reviewed by Michael 3rd December 2022

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Leonie 16th November 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Anchor cottage was a great find it was very well appointed warm and inviting. On arrival there was welcoming plate of mince pies and cream handmade by the owner. Would happily stay there again.

Reviewed by Sarah 29th October 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Beautiful cottage and location. Well equipped. Really enjoyed my stay.

Reviewed by Amanda 22nd October 2022

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by John 15th October 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Anchor House was excellent. Our first time there and surpassed all expectations. Everything was excellent with plenty of thought given by the owners. It also came with plenty of nice touches, for example a good supply of wood for the burner, and we even had freshly baked scones waiting for us! The cottage was very clean, with a high specification pRead morelus all equipment in abundance We look forward to visiting again, and would definitely recommend Anchor House Hide

Reviewed by Sue 5th October 2022

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

A lovely house with so many books and interesting ornaments. We stayed there to attend a wedding so needed plenty of room for clothes which was a bit restricted. However it was a lovely, warm, comfortable house with many little extras that were much appreciated. A beautiful location too.

Reviewed by Edward 17th September 2022

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by John 10th September 2022

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by Neil 27th August 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The cottage is beautiful a real home from home, it has everything you need and lots of extra touches from the lovely owners that go that extra mile.it was our second time staying at Anchor House and will not be our last. 10/10

Reviewed by Ellen 30th July 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Cottage is small but beautiful. It is well- equipped and - in answer to my own personal bugbear about holiday cottages - even had Tupperware for picnics. Cant recommend it highly enough. How many hosts leave you home made scones and the makings of a cream tea?!!

Reviewed by Christopher 23rd April 2022

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

WE have been to Anchor House twice now, and have been well satisfied with it. The location is within a hundred yards of the sea view, in the oldest part of Appledore. We would happily visit again.

Reviewed by Henrietta 10th April 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Perfect house, perfect village, perfect stay!

40 more
View of the property
Show 9 more

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.
The Travel Chapter Limited trading as Stay In Devon is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts as an intermediary.
The Travel Chapter Limited trading as Stay In Devon | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210.