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Views from the snug overlooking the estuary and out to sea
Lounge/dining area with fireplace and exposed beams
Characterful fishermans cottage
Kitchen area off the lounge
Bathroom located just off the double bedroom
Located in under a 5 minute walk from Appledore Quay
Located in a tucked away position in Appledore
1 / 12  Views from the snug overlooking the estuary and out to sea
2 / 12  Lounge/dining area with fireplace and exposed beams
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7 / 12  Characterful fishermans cottage
8 / 12  Kitchen area off the lounge
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10 / 12  Bathroom located just off the double bedroom
11 / 12  Located in under a 5 minute walk from Appledore Quay
12 / 12  Located in a tucked away position in Appledore

Master Mariner

Appledore, Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Ideal couple’s getaway to North Devon coast
  • Views from your own private snug room of the Torridge and Taw estuary, Crow Point and Northam Burrows
  • A few miles from local beaches at Westward Ho!, Northam Burrows and Instow
Property code: MASTR

Traditional terraced cottage situated on a quiet lane in the estuary front village of Appledore in North Devon, and just two miles from the beach in the neighbouring village of Instow.

Situated on the cobbled streets of Appledore, this cottage is in the perfect setting for a couple’s getaway - with coastal walks, locals’ pubs, and seafood restaurants all to choose from. There is an array of pubs and restaurants that welcome your furry friends. The property, with its exposed beams and wood burner, has a charming cottage feel to it which will easily make you feel right at home.

As you walk through the front door you arrive in the lounge/dining area. With an interior made up of wooden floors and light walls, this area is decorated to maximise space and offers plenty of room for Fido to roam. Make yourselves comfortable around the fire, the ideal place to eat treats and make use of the Freeview TV/DVD by putting on a film. Venturing up the steep wooden steps you will come to the first floor where you can find a double bedroom, shower room with WC and a snug with views out to sea. This is the perfect place to enjoy that morning coffee before heading out for the day.

A day out for everyone can be found at Westward Ho! just 2.5 miles away. The beach welcomes people and dogs alike, but ensure you enter the beach over the walkway at the pebble ridge bridge in summer months when restrictions are in place. Before you leave, why not try your luck at the amusement arcades? Spend your evenings down at The Beaver, where four legs are just as welcome as two. Here you will find real ale, views across to Saunton Sands and the town of Barnstaple, and if you’re lucky you may even catch some live music.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • Snug with seating with views over the estuary
  • Shower room with WC
  • Freeview TV/DVD, DAB radio and iPod dock
  • Wood burner  (logs to be purchased locally)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Roadside parking available locally, or in Church Fields car park a short distance from the cottage ( £20 per week) which can be pre booked for your stay. There is also electric vehicle charging points in the car park
  • Beach 2 miles, pub and shops within walking distance
  • Regret no infants, the property has steep cottage-like stairs and not suitable
  • Arrival: 15:30 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

Vicky Johns

This property is personally managed by Vicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jennie 11th June 2022

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Lovely clean cottage in a wonderful location. Would highly recommend and will definitely return.

Reviewed by Jennifer 28th May 2022

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A lovely cottage on the seaside side of the iconic Irsha Street. The cottage was true to the photographs. It was well equipped, clean and comfortable. The snug had lovely views and it was great to open the window in the morning and let in the sea air. The bedding was very soft and confortable. The kitchen is compact but perfectly formed for a holidRead moreay break. The furnishings are modern and smart. A lovely place to stay in the wonderful Appledore. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 14th May 2022

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We have a dog but with no outside private area for her to use it proved difficult on occasions. We are in our 70s and although forewarned about the steep stairs I found them difficult to use. We enjoyed Appledore and would certainly take another holiday but would stay somewhere different.

Reviewed by Jackie 7th May 2022

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We had a lovely week at master mariner. The cottage is comfortable, kitchen well provisioned with everything you need. We used the snug upstairs a lot to relax after a day out. Love Appledore and all the surrounding beaches and villages. Would definitely stay again!

Reviewed by Alison 30th April 2022

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The cottage was in a great location and was comfortable and well equipped. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Helen 23rd April 2022

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Great location-wonderful views from upstairs-very convenient. Comfortable, overall well equipped cottage-a great base to explore Appledore-with all its history and interest!

Reviewed by Angela 26th March 2022

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The Master Mariner is the perfect bolt hole for two plus dog. Its location is ideal for everything that Appledore has to offer.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 12th March 2022

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Reviewed by Mcgill 5th March 2022

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As above lovely little cottage not for elderly and disabled. Dog loved her stay too.

Reviewed by James 16th February 2022

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Reviewed by Anita 5th February 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 22nd January 2022

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We had a lovely few days at this cottage. It is perfectly positioned for everything in Appledore with great views over the estuary from the snug. I would love to return sometime and would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Peter 22nd December 2021

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What a little gem, have stayed here several times over the years lovely and cosy spotlessly clean, had milk tea coffee here, lovely wood burner to keep the whole cottage warm, there was plenty of sanitisation bottles will definitely be booking again, ideal for couples who want to lock the world away lovely snug with the view over the estuary

Reviewed by Shawn 23rd October 2021

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Lovely little cottage in the perfect location in Appledore. We had a fantastic time exploring the area, the beaches and towns near by and then in the evening enjoying a glass of wine in front of the log burner. Loved our stay.

Reviewed by Emma 7th October 2021

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Great location with plenty of shops/restaurants a short walk away. Cosy lounge with log burner or the snug upstairs to watch the tide going in/out.

Reviewed by Angela 1st October 2021

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This property is a real treasure. Beautifully decorated and well thought out especially considering the size. It was a perfect location to explore Appledore and the surrounding areas for the two of us plus Bella our retriever. So cozy and warm especially with the log burner. We loved the view over the estuary from the little upstairs back window.

Reviewed by Christina 18th September 2021

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Snug and comfortable little cottage. Ideally located on the North Devon coastal path. Westward Ho! is only a 45 Minute walk across countryside and the beach. And Bideford only just over an hour's walk in the other direction.Although there is plenty to do for a day or so spent in Appledore. We had a fantastic and relaxing holiday at the Master MarinRead moreer. Hide

Reviewed by Eileen 4th September 2021

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Wouldn't really recommend it for elderly people the stairs are extremely steep, otherwise it was lovely

Reviewed by John 21st August 2021

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Fantastic holiday in a lovely cottage that we would happily return to. Very clean, fantastic facilities and brilliantly comfortable. Pet friendly, and our 6 month old puppy absolutely loved it. Appledore is a fantastic little seaside village with great pubs and scenery. The steps in the cottage are steep, but we didnt have any issues, and were ableRead more to park in the churchfield car park all week using the 25 tourist permit. Also allowed parking in other local villages. Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Judith 24th July 2021

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The stairs are steep and therefore not suitable for anyone less able. Also, shower room is very bijou. It is very central for the quay in Appledore. The street is narrow and one way so loading and unloading luggage can be difficult.

Reviewed by Lindsay 10th July 2021

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The Master Mariner cottage was beautifully clean, well equipped and was very snug and homely. The Churchfield car park was ideally situated for overnight parking and not expensive. The cottage was located near to 2 good pubs and eateries with value for money food. Well located for trips out to all local haunts and beaches. Very enjoyable stay,

Reviewed by Roger 5th June 2021

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Lovely cottage, sadly it lacks an outdoor space in which to sit and relax, otherwise excellent. Worth pointing out the Torridge District visitors parking permit scheme. As a disabled driver I was able to park at the nearest car park, just a few yards from the cottage at the cost of 20 for the week. It also permits other parking at other council carRead more parks in the District. Hide

Reviewed by Al 22nd May 2021

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Great little cottage, suits 2 people perfectly, great character. Stairs are very steep and no parking at the property. Great back room that looks over the sea, faces the sun, great place for that morning coffee. Local restaurants are great. - book in advance Johns (sea front) best coffee ever. Flame factory - just great Royal George - bit pricey, bRead moreut good Beavers inn. - great food, great price. Loved the rattlers cider! Hide

Reviewed by Clare 1st May 2021

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We had a lovely stay here. The cottage was cosy and everything we needed it is situated near some lovely pubs overlooking the harbour and there was beautiful landscape to explore nearby too.

Reviewed by Rachel 24th April 2021

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A lovely cottage in the lovely village of Appledore. The snug is a room you can really relax in with views across the estuary.

Reviewed by Helen 12th April 2021

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Lovely little cottage in the heart of Appledore with wonderful walks all around . Quiet and peaceful at all times . Steep wooden stairs and a tiny bathroom may be difficult for some people . Very comfortable and well equipped .

Reviewed by Alys 17th October 2020

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Lovely stay and enjoyed the estuary views. Comfortable cottage in such a picturesque spot. Very easy instructions and so on. A little more attention to cleaning needed (Covid or no Covid) but otherwise a very happy stay.

Reviewed by Ruth 10th October 2020

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Master Mariner is a compact, comfortable cottage overlooking the estuary in the beautiful village of Appledore. It is well equipped and thoughtfully furnished. The added bonus is the wood burner for chilly evenings. The snug upstairs overlooks the estuary and there is always something interesting to watch. The cottage is well placed in the centre oRead moref the village and thre is a public car park nearby. For a peaceful, stress free holiday, this cottage ticks all the boxes! Hide

Reviewed by Jon 26th September 2020

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Fantastic home, we had a great time. Location was perfect for exploring.

Reviewed by Alison 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Gilli 12th September 2020

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Small but cosy and ideal for us 2 and out small dog(though we had to carry her on the steep stairs till she got the hang of it). Fabulous G&T nook for watching the estuary and right in the heart of Appledore. Spotlessly clean with good Covid provision. Workmen on the neighbours roof (cheek by jowl) prevented lie in on a couple of days but overall wRead moree loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 22nd August 2020

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Reviewed by Matthew 8th August 2020

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Lovely little cottage located in the centre of Appledore. Great location with lots of nice pubs, restaurants and walks in the local area.

Reviewed by Jeremy 1st August 2020

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Lovely holiday, great area, great location, great accommodation. Nice little sitting room with views across the Tawe and Torridge estuary. I wish we could have stayed longer.

Reviewed by Edgar 25th July 2020

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Our cottage was outstanding. It was quite posh yet it felt very homely. The facilities were excellent. It is close to the local shops and an excellent fish and chip shop. Meeting street is a bit steep.

Reviewed by Gary 18th July 2020

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Ideal for two very comfortable and well equipped, would not hesitate to stay again

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