In the heart of the village of Appledore
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Waders Cottage

Appledore, Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
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At a glance

  • This former fishermen's cottage is nestled in one of Appledore’s most recognised streets a stone’s throw from the slip-way to the beach 
  • Set in the heart of this famous fishing village with the bustling quayside, quaint shops, galleries, restaurants and gastro pubs on your doorstep
  • The perfect base for exploring all North Devon has to offer, including the South West Coastal Path, or why not take the seasonal ferry to the golden sands of Instow beach, or enjoy a locally made Hockings ice cream after eating your locally caught fish and chips?  
Property code: WADER

Set in the heart of Appledore, this former fisherman's cottage is a stone's throw from the quayside

A quaint home in the seaside village of Appledore, Waders Cottage is a perfect rural retreat where couples can enjoy quality time together by the coast. Fantastically located just seconds from the slipway to the beach, you can step outside and right into the vibrant heart of the village. Once you have discovered Appledore’s fantastic quay, eateries and shops you won’t have far to travel to find yourself on beautiful beaches and exploring the wonderful coastline via the South West Coast Path.


Cosy, warm and inviting, the living space at Waders Cottage is the perfect place to rest after a day spent out and about. Delve deep into the feature bookcase and find a holiday read to unwind with as you sink into the comforting furniture. Cooking is no chore in the beautifully sleek kitchen; you can even throw open the French doors and let the fresh air come flooding in before serving up a feast in the dining room. Upstairs, the bedroom offers a relaxing, tranquil environment to switch off for the night before waking up and warming your toes on the underfloor heating in the bathroom - perfect for chilly mornings.


With its stunning views across the estuary, Appledore is home to an array of shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants serving delicious food, and cafes offering brilliant brunch spots. Visit the North Devon Maritime Museum to lap up the local seafaring history or go fishing after enjoying an ice cream. Sand, sea and surf are just 3 miles away at Westward Ho! where you can also walk the burrows or play a round of golf. Beautiful blooms can be found 12 miles from home at RHS Garden Rosemoor.

  • Bedrooms – 1 double
  • Bathrooms - shower room with WC and under floor heating
  • Gas range oven and hood, integrated microwave
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Stand-alone stainless steel fridge/freezer
  • TV, DVD and hi-fi and a further TV in the bedroom
  • Bed linen included
  • Central heating included
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no babies or children
  • Parking close by
  • Beach, shop and pubs within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by alison 28th September 2019

We had a lovely week away at Waders Cottage. Very quiet but in a convenient location for pubs and restaurants. Nice walks around too. We bought a weekly ticket for Churchfields car park for just 20, well worth it. The cottage is well equipped and ideal for a couple. lovely estuary view from rear bedroom. And a pretty outdoor deck off the kitchen. WRead moree loved our time here and would stay again if planning a visit to Devon. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 21st September 2019

Pleasant cottage in a good location, with views across the estuary from upstairs. Well equipped kitchen with a fabulous cooker and the under floor heating in the bathroom was a bonus. Nice little patio area with some great potted trees. Stairs are very steep and not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

Reviewed by Julia 14th September 2019

Waders cottage is conveniently located to all the amenities in Appledore. A very short walk to the car park which was only 16 for the week. There are estuary views from the first floor of the cottage and a very small but handy patio off the kitchen. An ideal holiday for two.

Reviewed by Sheila 7th September 2019

Lovely cottage for 2. Had everything we needed and situation was ideal. Near the quay and all places to eat. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday there.

Reviewed by Colin 27th July 2019

Lovely, central location. Easy walk to council car park - recommend buying ticket in advance but beware that it gets very busy at weekends. Good quality cafes in Appledore and the estuary is really beautiful. Recommend the organic farm shop, Marshfords, on the outskirts.

Reviewed by Iris 29th June 2019

waders cottage very comfortable and clean. Very well equipped and location was good. Many places to visit e.g. Clovelly and lots of walks. Very pleasant in the evenings to have a meal and a pint at the Seagate Hotel then sit on the front and watch the long boats etc. in the quay.

Reviewed by Stephanie 22nd June 2019

Waders is a lovely and quite spacious cottage. The kitchen is very well equipped and modern,being able to do our washing was great! The views from upstairs rear windows are wonderful looking out onto the water. We had great fish & Chips in The Royal Plaice and visited all the pubs jyst a stroll away. The car park is close by and you only pay 16 forRead more the week. We loved Appledore. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 1st June 2019

Lovely small but perfectly formed cottage. Located within easy walking distance of more than one pub and not too far from reasonably priced car park. (16 for one week) Small yard is perfect for sitting out with a glass of wine! If it rains you won't be short of reading material from the numerous books in the living room. Lovely place, hope to come Read morehere again. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 6th May 2019

A lovely cottage that has been beautifully fitted out. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked with equipment and cleaning products. This is the perfect property for a couple. The only problem is the very steep staircase if, like me, you have some mobility issues.

Reviewed by Michael 25th September 2018

The cottage is well placed on the South coastal Path, and is ideal for visiting North Devon. There are good eating places nearby. The views over the estuary from three upstairs windows are really good.

Reviewed by Christopher 8th September 2018

The cottage is extremely well equipped especially the kitchen. The outside space is lovely but would benefit from small table being added. The pillows on the bed could be replaced as they are not very plump and too soft. Appledore is a beautiful village. Highly recommend the coffee cabin they do the best crab sandwiches and lovely homemade cakes, tRead morehey also do takeaway. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 25th August 2018

Excellent location.

Reviewed by Trevor 11th August 2018

Great spot

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