Christmas at The Boathouse | The Boathouse, Appledore
Living room/dining room | The Boathouse, Appledore

The Boathouse

  • Sleeps up to 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Up to 1 pet allowed
Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Coast within 1 mile


out of 5

With a roof terrace and views over the Taw/Torridge estuary, this quirky property lies close to the quayside, about 2½ miles from Westward Ho! beach. Complete with games room and parking.
Ground Floor:
Ground Floor (also accessed internally from garage):
Open plan living space.
Living area: With Smart TV and BT Entertainment package.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Lower Ground Floor:
Games room: With 50’’ Smart TV, X-box, pool table and access to integral garage.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Roof terrace (unsuitable for young children). Integral garage/equipment store with parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
The Boathouse is an attached, two-storey, waterside property with an integral double garage, a large roof terrace and ultra-fast W-Fi throughout. Set opposite the historic Grade II listed Richmond Dry Dock, it is believed have have originally been the premises for a prominent sail maker. Enjoying stunning views across the Torridge Estuary to Instow, it is a few minutes’ walk from Appledore’s quayside, shops, tea rooms, and restaurants. The South West Coast Path, which runs past the property, offers 90 miles of walks in North Devon alone and has amazing and dramatic coastal views.
Steps lead down from the front entrance into the main open plan living space, which has stunning views over the estuary; the bedrooms and family bathroom are also on this level. An additional shower room, accessed via the games room or garage, is found on the lower ground floor, perfectly located for use after a day’s surfing. A roof terrace, accessed via a set of internal stairs, offers superb views over Appledore.
The Boathouse lies just minutes from the waterside and an excellent variety of Appledore’s eateries, coffee shops and tea rooms. The quaint village streets are home to a range of cafés, pubs, boutique shops and galleries - great for simply wandering around and taking in the surroundings. Regular events held include the annual literary festival and gig racing. Live music events are held in the local pubs and in the social club next door to The Boathouse with a variety of events for all to enjoy.
Instow, across the water, can be reached by car or ferry and has a sandy, dog-friendly beach and a selection of pubs, restaurants as well as an excellent delicatessen. The historic port town of Bideford, 2 miles, offers a taste of traditional North Devon life with its weekly pannier market, as well as a large supermarket and high street.
The sandy beach at Westward Ho! is a short drive away, popular with surfers, windsurfers and beach lovers alike; a large area of it welcomes dogs all year. The beach is accessed across Northam Burrows, a fantastic nature area, home to the Royal North Devon Golf Club and part of the South West Coastal Path. Other amazing beaches (some of the best in the UK) within easy reach include Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Croyde Bay.
Golf, horse riding, swimming, fishing, sailing and other water sports are also available nearby. Family attractions include the Big Sheep and Milky Way theme parks, Dartington Crystal Factory and Tapeley Park. The traffic-free Tarka Trail, accessed nearby, is popular with walkers, runners and cyclists. Whether you are seeking the perfect base to explore all that North Devon has to offer or the perfect getaway location to relax and unwind in complete comfort, this property is the perfect choice.


    Awarded for achieving an overall rating of 4.75 or higher

    Customers' Choice 2024


Coastal Within 1 Mile
Cot Available
Customers' Choice
Decorated at Christmas
Fishing Nearby
Golf nearby
Highchair Available
Horse Riding nearby
Open Plan
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pets Free of Charge
Shower Cubicle
Washing Machine
Waterside Breaks
Welcome Pack


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please