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Bedroom details

1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Residing in the quintessential fishing village of Appledore in North Devon awaits our adorable 18th century cottage, a romantic escape for couples and solo travel seekers. Step inside this cosy coastal abode to uncover a swoon-worthy interior style, a sleek wood burning stove, a spellbinding courtyard garden with an outdoor shower, and a pretty rolltop bathtub promising serene self-care moments. Seek an escape straight from your daydreams at our delightful Devonshire cottage, where life's most heavenly moments await amongst the soothing melodies of rolling tides.

Living, eating and dining

Through the pretty Dutch front door awaits a tiered, open plan living space, where a beautiful contemporary aesthetic meets the traditional. With rustic original beams and eye-catching interior pieces, such as the stunning abstract ottoman in pastel tones, curated calm awaits in this characterful cottage. At the heart of the living room lies the exposed, white stone inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove, where dreamlike moments are promised cosied up fireside. Underfloor heating also ensures the cottage is toasty throughout the colder months. A brushed linen three-seater sofa by Isaac is a heavenly spot to stretch out in style, whilst the occasional Laguna armchair is the ideal nook to curl up in solitude with a newspaper.

You'll find the lovely addition of a record player, along with an Alexa and Smart TV for entertainment throughout your stay.

A step leads to the dining area, where an oak table with two chairs and a monochrome patterned bench seat are perfect for candlelit dinners and leisurely brunches.

At the back of the retreat with a raised glass roof resides the bright and pretty kitchen space, promising bespoke oak wood units filled with everything required for crafting culinary masterpieces throughout your stay, including an oven with hob, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, a microwave, cafetiere, and a blender for nutritious homemade juices.

As this is a traditional and charming cottage with period features, please bear in mind that there are quirky steps throughout.


Upstairs you'll find the heavenly master bedroom, where otherworldly ocean views and wistful morning lie-ins beckon surrounded by calming neutral tones. Dressed in soft cotton linens and cosy throws lies the stunning king-sized bed, adorned with a gorgeous, curved cane headboard. Alongside this, you'll also find two restored Indian bedside tables, a lovely, distressed mahogany chest of drawers, and a hanging rail for storing your belongings.

Complimentary dressing gowns will be available for use during your stay.


Just across the hall you'll find the romantic bathroom, designed with handmade, terracotta parquet floor tiling, a bespoke marble and wood wash basin, and subtle gold accents. An elegant rolltop bathtub awaits for bubble-topped self-care moments, complete with an antique brass hand-held shower.

Outside space

Uncover the enchanting, enclosed courtyard garden beautifully adorned with festoon lighting and surrounded by herbaceous borders - a hidden haven in all seasons. With striking charcoal tiling, the lower level offers a Moroccan bistro table set for two, along with the unique addition of a stylish heated copper shower. Settled at the top of the garden, you'll also find a gorgeous rattan Tikamoon bench and chair, along with two coffee tables for indulging with a glass in hand at dusk.

Towards the rear of retreat you will find a separate entrance, perfect to allow access for bikes, kayaks, and surfboards.


Up to two small/medium size dogs are most welcome at Meanders. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.

There are dog bowls at the cottage for your use.

Babies and children

Meanders welcomes babes in arms. A highchair is available on request.

In the Area

Nestled in the sweet coastal village of Appledore in North Devon, Meanders is wonderfully positioned for discovering delightful local eateries, such as The Flame Factory, promising delicious wood fired pizza quayside, whilst wine and craft beer enthusiasts will adore the tapas dishes served and laidback atmosphere at The Yard. Settled on the water's edge awaits The Royal George, an award-winning 18th century restaurant offering a modern and seasonal British menu. For daytime coffee spots, Market Street Kitchen offers fabulous breakfasts/lunches and a tempting selection of home-baked cakes to enjoy in their secret garden. On the quay you'll find the Coffee Cabin, offering homemade cakes and light lunches. Individual shops and galleries can also be found in the colourful cobbled streets. For a heavenly fine dining experience, discover Number Eight in nearby Bideford, where you can sample delectable tasting menus built around seasonal, local produce. For dreamy days out, head to the famous, quaint cobbled village of Clovelly, or the beautiful untouched moorland of Exmoor National Park and Lynton's Valley of the Rocks, located on the North Devon coastal path are both under an hour away, whilst bliss beach days await at Barricane Beach at Woolacombe. Across the Estuary you'll find Instow Beach with fine eateries, which can be reached by road or a small local passenger ferry from Appledore which operates throughout the summer months, tides permitting.

Escape the ordinary for a dreamlike staycation in our sweet coastal cottage, a dog-friendly bolthole for two residing in the Devonshire village, Appledore...

At a glance

From £764 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 + cot | | Dogs welcome

Key features

Enclosed, courtyard garden

Ferry to the beach

Foodie breaks


Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway

Sandy beach nearby

Short walk to a café or restaurant

Underfloor heating downstairs

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board



Dog friendly

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Meanders:

Thank you so much! Fabulous place and the Cottage is so beautiful!

For any swimmers - the westward Ho! Blue Tits meet outside the lifeboat station or there is a gorgeous sea pool on Westford Ho! Beach.

Highly recommend The Beaver Inn and The George Inn.

See you soon!

Roisin, Martin

Thank you so much!

We have had such a relaxing week at Meanders.

The cottage has been everything we had hoped for and more. We wanted to come away and escape the hecticness of life at home and we are leaving feeling incredibly relaxed and recharged.

We have thoroughly enjoyed exploring Appledore - what a beautiful coastal town!

We would recommend taking the plunge and using the outdoor shower! It is a must at night for some star gazing!

Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Meanders is so homely and beautifully decorated.

We have really enjoyed our time here, especially the dogs walks and visits to the local pubs.

We have had a very relaxing, peaceful weekend!

Sarah, Nikki and Coco.

Beautiful cottage, very well appointed in stunning Appledore. We had a wonderful long weekend here

Im Lucky enough to live in South Devon but great to explore more of the North Devon Coast This provided me the chance to nibble away at more of the Southwest coast path Heartland and Bude sections and highly recommend and we were lucky the sun was shining Meanders provided the perfect and cosy little bolt hole for this love traveller with a beautiful selection of thoughtfully curated decorations Thanks Meanders for the stay I feel well and truly rested

We had a wonderful stay in your lovely is was very well-equipped cottage. Appledore is amazing, and we will definitely be back.

Lovely Cottage. Appledore is a great place to stay. Enjoyed lovely weather and lots of walk. We though the outdoor shower was great.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful little cottage. We think Appledore is a gem of a place. We enjoyed all the eateries, especially The Yard, it was very tasty. Really liked Lyton and Instowe. The dogs loved socialising in the beach. The Cottage has been designed beautifully. The stable door is a fab touch to leave open and listen to the world going by.

Fabulous weeks at Meanders celebrating Andys 60th birthday. Loved the cottage especially the outside shower and the nice comfortable bed. I ate at the Rajel George it was really good both the food and the service however we recommend your book in advance. Likewise The Boathouse in Instowe. We enjoyed Champs Pub where you can take in your fish and chips from next door. Rumour the black lab also had a great time swimming and eating her way around Appledore.

What a lovely Cottage. The view of the water is wonderful and we really enjoyed strolling along the quay in the morning. Appledore Chamizal events entertained us such as rowing the worlds crabbing championship and the gig racing. The walk around Northam Burrows has so many interesting plants and birds and the views are glorious. Thank you for the lovely place to stay.

We really enjoyed staying at beautiful Meanders. You've created a gorgeous, relaxing, homely retreat from the busy world out there. Thank you for your hospitality.

We have had a really lovely stay at your beautiful little house. Meanders is a perfect retreat from our usually busy life in London. Wonderful days next to Instow beach and Clovelly - despite the weaher being very mixed this week. Our dog Connie had a fantastic time too.

Thank you so much for making Meanders the most magical experience. We could not have asked for anything more. From beautiful long walks on the beach to a glass of wine of two outside The Royal George mid-afternoon, to an array of wonderful restaurants to treat ourselves. A truly unforgettable week!

Thank you for loaning us your beautiful cottage. Appledore is an absolute gem. We had such a lovely time and would love to return one day.

This was a gorgeous cottage. Very well appointed and we loved the record player and outside shower! Thank you so much we had a lovely stay.

It was an amazing, relaxing, gorgeous stay! Such a gorgeous home finished to a stunning standard with every little detail well considered. The outside shower is a must. So refreshing. We visited Instow and Clovelly and both are highly recommended. We also did a great bike ride along the four-legged baby in a doggy carry-along, which we rented through Waterside Bike Hire. Thank you so much for being such welcoming and kind hosts.

Meanders is a beautiful cottage. We felt immediately at home when we arrived. The quality and attention to detail make it an extra special place to stay. Its central location was perfect for lots of stunning walks with our dog (Northam Burrows Country Park is a doggy paradise), and with so many excellent places to dine within walking distance, we were spoilt for choice. We enjoyed the vinyl record and book collection. We slept well in the comfortable beds and bedding. So relaxing and peaceful. Everything we wanted for our week in Appledore. Thank you, Hazel, for being a kind and thoughtful host.

Gorgeous little bolt hole to explore the local area. We have had the loveliest week. The cottage is just perfect for us and our Jack Russells. The light and airy design of the cottage has made it perfect as a relaxing escape for us. We have loved Appledore and the surrounding areas with so much to see and do locally. It has been great to not use the car so much. A lovely stay, very sad to be heading home from this spot.

We were the first guests to stay at Meanders and it has been lovely! The cottage met our needs and has been beautifully appointed, with lots of attention to detail. It felt very homely from the time we arrived. The area is new to us, we very much enjoy exploring Appledore, Instow and Clovelly. Everyone we met along the way has been friendly and helpful. We shall return.

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