Birds Cottage

Appledore, Coast

  • 3 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £355 per week
  • £51 per night
  • 3 Star


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • On-street parking

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 2pm
  • Check out: 10am


Hidden away down a narrow street just behind the seafront of Appledore is Birds Cottage, a charming dog friendly cottage with cute rear courtyard. Full of character with exposed stone fireplaces and thick wooden mantelpieces, a butler sink in the kitchen and pretty inglenooks, this three bedroom cottage also has some modern touches to make a holiday at any time of year a pleasure. The cosy living room has comfortable settees and a wood burning stove set inside an exposed stone fireplace for cooler evenings and there is a separate dining room – also with a stone fireplace. The kitchen has an interesting mix of old and new which works well in this pretty cottage – the modern units blend in well with the old butler sink set on red bricks. A back door from the kitchen leads out onto a small courtyard with outside table, chairs and barbecue. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms – a double with an iron bedstead and two singles (one with an extra pull-out bed for flexible sleeping arrangements) – and a family bathroom with a shower over the bath. Birds Cottage is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the quayside along the quaint, narrow streets where many of the fishermen’s cottages date back to the Elizabethan era. The quayside has a small but interesting range of pubs, restaurants, shops and galleries. A seasonal ferry takes passengers to the pretty little village of Instow, with its sheltered stretch of sandy beach, cosmopolitan yacht club and further choice of family friendly pubs & restaurants. Historically celebrated for its artists and craftspeople Appledore now boasts an arts festival and the Appledore Crafts Company, an artist’s co-operative showcasing a broad range of arts and crafts from ceramics and photography to jewellery and painting. 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. There are pleasant walks along the south facing quay, whilst the popular surfing beach at Westward Ho! is just a 5 minute drive away.

Ground floor:

Lounge: Wood burner, TV with Freeview and DVD

Kitchen: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine


First floor:

Bedroom 1: Double bed

Bedroom 2: Single bed and a pull-out bed

Bedroom 3: Single bed

Bathroom: Bath, fitted shower over bath, washbasin and toilet


Pets: One dog welcome

Parking: On the roadside by the quay or in the public car parks

Garden/Patio: Rear courtyard

Heating: Gas central heating and woodburner with complimentary basket of logs upon arrival

Short breaks: Available all year round (but for specific dates only bookable within 2-8 weeks of the holiday start date)

Notes: Linen and towels are provided (please bring beach towels). No smoking at this property. Highchair and travel cot are provided. Wi-Fi

Beach: 0.15miles Pub: 0.15miles




The staff at Marsdens are very friendly, helpful and make booking a holiday easy. We have used Marsdens to arrange last minute holidays and have been excellent. A big thank you to Janet who recently arranged out stay in Appledore, she was lovely and very helpful! We had a lovely relaxing holiday.

Mrs Ali L,

All very good.

Mr M M,