Our guide to Appledore holiday cottages & apartments

Charles Kingsley described Appledore as “a little white fishing village”, and it sits right at the mouth of the Torridge and Taw estuary. That means long fish dinners in restaurants with views across the water, a varied maritime history to discover and plenty of long shore-side walks during a visit.

Appledore’s cobbled streets are lined with brightly coloured cottages that reflect the village’s laidback atmosphere, and as it’s just 3 miles from Bideford it’s still close enough to the area’s family attractions to make days out with the kids easy.

The Appledore and Instow Regatta

With their locations right beside the Taw and Torridge estuaries there are few places more suited to a regatta celebrating all things connected to the maritime life than Appledore and its neighbour Instow. The Appledore and Instow Regatta takes place at the beginning of each August and sees a whole host of different events, stalls and activities. There’s always a...


Appledore may be one of the quaintest places imaginable but it still pulls it out of the bag when it comes to fine dining. Bensons is an award winner of a restaurant right on the quay, and – like all good quayside restaurants - it specialises in fresh, locally–caught fish. If you want to sample something extra special (and the...
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