Holiday home The Retreat is a lovely cottage near the village of Appledore, just four miles from Bideford. The cottage sleeps four people and has one double bedroom, one twin and a ground floor family bathroom. Also in the cottage is a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting area with an electric fire. Outside is roadside parking and an enclosed courtyard with furniture and a barbecue. Situated next to the River Torridge, The Retreat is a lovely holiday home at any time of the year.
Area Where the Taw and Torridge rivers meet, sits the delightful quayside village of Appledore, next to the River Torridge. Appledore boasts a small but great range of shops, pubs, guesthouses and art galleries. A thriving fishing and trading village since the 14th century, Appledore has been a famous boat-building centre for many years and the shipyard is still active today. Picturesque Appledore provides a peaceful base from which to explore North Devon, and is close to surf beaches.The Quay is very central to life in the village and it is here you will find many activities including fishing trips, crabbing contests on the quay, and sometimes Morris Dancers. This quaint fishing village has a maze of narrow streets leading to the quay.
Region Devon, with its quiet country lanes, patchwork of lush green fields and sleepy villages is not to be missed. Stately home lovers will be spoiled and why not finish with a scrumptious Devonshire cream tea?
Amenities Electric storage heaters with electric fire. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking available nearby on first come, first served basis. Additional parking in nearby Pay and Display car parks. Enclosed courtyard. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk. Note: Property situated down a narrow one way road. Note: when accessing property, the toilet, bathroom and kitchen on level, living area accessed down two small steps.
I felt strongly that you were profiteering from the crisis.. I felt I had been double charged a booking fee but was unable to tell from the info you had provided if this was so. Of ocurse then trying to reach you on the phone just led to an extended period on hold. So then I looked on line to see if I was alone in my thinking. Far from it. there was an avalanche of people who had had bad experience with your service. You then compound those feelings by asking that I vote for you in some competition. It seems to me you are very out of touch with peoples experience of your service or lack thereof. I enjoyed my stay at the retreat hugely but I wont be booking again so long as you are acting as the agents.
Mr Dyson, September 2020
A lovely little cottage with everything you need, great location.. The only thing we wasn't happy with that they allow pets,all we could smell when we came in was dog's.Appledore is lovely.
Mr Harrison, February 2020
Lovely location parking would be tricky in the summer..
Mr Reynolds, September 2020
The holiday cottage did not have a fully enclosed space outside and when I let the owner know all he said was he was in the process of making it right, this did not help us as we only booked this cottage for this reason.. Also the neighbour's were imposing and every time we went out they made a point of coming out and telling us of something we should or should not be doing. We feel we waisted our money and would like to put a complaint in and claim our money back.
Mr Jones, February 2020
Fantastic setting, cottage well equipped set up
for everything you may need..
Mr Cannell, November 2019
Appledore is just a great place to relax and unwind,great pubs / hotel(seagate hotel) all dog friendly.. Frequent bus service to all local and not so local places all just great
Mr Wagstaffe, September 2019
We had a lovely time in the beautiful village of Appledore.. The Retreat is conveniently located on Irsha Street. It is a quaint little cottage and we enjoyed our stay there. The bedrooms are very small and so is the kitchen but apart from that we enjoyed our stay there.
Mrs Moore, July 2019
Cottage basically comfortable with two spacious bedrooms and decent lounge.. Kitchen was very small - luckily there were only two of us staying, had there been four it would have been too small. Lack of a washing machine was an issue - it's the first time we've stayed in a cottage that didn't have one. Had we been a family of four, we'd have struggled to keep on top of washing. Location was good, handy for local facilities.
Mrs Timlin, August 2019
The Retreat is full of character, very comfortable and has plenty of thoughtful touches.. The kitchen is tiny but well equipped. We had a lovely week.
We had a brilliant holiday even though the weather wasn't what we had hoped for! We loved Appledore and would certainly return there. We have never been to a place so dog friendly. We were able to take our miniature schnauzer everywhere with us, all the pubs and cafes as well as the shops. Going over to Instow he had a long beach to go mad on - complete with loads of dogs to play with.
Great small cottage just what we wanted ,super village , what a great place to relax would go again
A very clean and well maintained cottage.. Much thought has gone into using the available space in the kitchen. Appledore is lovely and we really enjoyed our holiday.
The cottage was so small kitchen you could not get two people in and you had to .... The cottage was so small kitchen you could not get two people in and you had to make sure the front door was closed to us loo ,the bathroom so small you could not hardly turn round the stairs only had a rope instead on a rail made it had to get upstairs
Mrs Benfield, July 2018
Appledore ist eine schnuckelige kleine Stadt direkt am Torridge, mit vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten und Pubs.. Guter Ausgangspunkt für viele Aktivitäten. Alles schnell zu erreichen.
Richtig schöner Ort.
Mr & Mrs Hollowell
The cottage was lovely.. Kitchen was a challenge. Hard to get 2 people in, especially when one wants to get to the bathroom after going to the toilet as you have to go through the kitchen to get to the bathroom for handwashing. The size should be mentioned i think. All in all we had a nice time, the only thing they could do with is a parasol. The garden is tranquil and a complete suntrap which was beautiful but a parasol would give you that little bit of shade. As for Appledore, its completely dog friendly. Brilliant.
We had a lovely break even though the weather was poor but the whole country had snow, The Retreat was perfect for us and had all the facilities we required for a very relaxing break..
Nice cottage in a good location and everything provided good value for money
Perfect location lovely cottage with everything you need withenclosed outside garden for the dog he loved it too
Value for money great location near beach, pubs nearby, quirky and neat..
A lovely old and cosy cottage in unspoilt Appledore..
The cottage was quite comfortable and located in a lovely part of the world .... The cottage was quite comfortable and located in a lovely part of the world We very much enjoyed our stay it had I lovely homely atmosphere
Mr Kitching, September 2016
Problem with the electrics following a storm on the first day we got there.. Contacted the owner and an electrician was sent out the next day and sorted out the problem.
The cottage was about the best equiped cottage we have ever stayed at. We needed to buy nothing other than our food;. Excellent.
Mr Wright, November 2016
Great cottage in fabulous location.. Kitchen small but a good pub, Seagrave, very close. Great walks and nice fishing village.
Mr Ralston, September 2016
We have had an absolutely wonderful holiday in Appledore at the beautiful Cottage "The Retreat" so much so we were all sad to be coming home.. The cottage is lovely and very quaint and my children fell in love with the neighbours lovely dog "Remus". Appledore is a beautiful place with friendly and welcoming people and we shall definitely return. Thank you.
We have fallen in love with Appledore and visited many times, twice using this cottage. It is quirky, comfortable with interesting ornaments and decorations. A lovely friendly dog called Remus lives next door and a Robin will take food from your hand in the garden.
My daughter and I have just stayed in this delightful little cottage.(It is very small with low beams and doorways and the kitchen is a tight squeeze so larger/taller folk be warned!) It is well equipped, spotlessly clean and absolutely everything has been thought of, from a salad spinner to children's games and dvds! It is situated in a lovely village with quaint, narrow streets and very welcoming local residents. The cottage is situated on the coastal path from where you can walk to Westward Ho!
Mr Cracknell, April 2016
A lovely olde world cottage, a great relaxing place to stay.. It was cosy with lots of character.
Miss Mundin, August 2016
We have fallen in love with Appledore and visited many times, twice using this cottage.. It is quirky, comfortable with interesting ornaments and decorations. A lovely friendly dog called Remus lives next door and a Robin will take food from your hand in the garden.
A lovely olde world cottage, a great relaxing place to stay. It was cosy with lots of character.
Lovely character cottage ,short walk to the sea nice and cosy .good place to get away to. Nice walks to go on and doggie friendly.Walk or drive to Westwood Ho! There is a really good butcher. Loved the narrow streets of Appledore .
Superb cosy little cottage with bags of character.
Mrs Lewis, February 2016
Superb cosy little cottage with bags of character..
A very comfortable cottage. Devon attractions were easily accessible from the cottage location.
Mr Cracknell, October 2015
A very comfortable cottage.. Devon attractions were easily accessible from the cottage location.
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